Author Archives: Editor

Travelling to Iceland

Ancient and modern, adrenaline-fuelled and sublimely relaxing, Iceland is an island of contrasts and holds serendipitous surprises in every mountain, glacier and grassy valley. Iceland boasts the title of greenest country in Europe thanks to its innovative use of geothermal power. While freezing cold highlands of sand and lava fields are completely uninhabitable, the mild coastal region seldom dips below zero and ...

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Stuart Walker show jumping clinic: a big success

The Horse Society of Botswana hosted a Stuart Walker showjumping clinic over the weekend of 22 to 24 May 2015. The clinic was organised by Mrs Belinda Irish who had the difficult task of organizing group lessons according to the individual needs and experience of the rider. Stuart was accommodated at Belinda’s house and driven to the different venues to ...

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Victory for American Pharoah

American Pharoah has made world racing history with his recent win in the Belmont Stakes, run over 2,25km, to claim the desired Triple Crown title. Before the Triple Crown, American Pharoah was already collecting wins in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes. The big-striding Thoroughbred is owned by Ahmed Zayat and trained by Bob Baffert. The run started out relatively ...

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SA to host the Polocrosse World Cup 2015

The Protea Polocrosse team, currently ranked number one in the world and reigning world champions, will compete against seven international teams in a bid to defend their world title at the Polocrosse World Cup 2015. The event will be hosted at the idyllic Durban Shongweni Club in Kwazulu-Natal from 27 June to 13 July. The semi-finals and finals will take place over ...

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The Cleveland Bay

The Cleveland Bay was developed in Yorkshire, England by crossing native horses with some additions of Galloway, Andalusian and possibly Arabian blood. Horses were selected for strength, speed, soundness and stamina, the qualities needed for performance in long distance transport, farm work, and riding over rough terrain. The Cleveland Bay existed in his modern form by 1800, with the breed ...

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Breeding top-class showjumpers

As a breeder one has to keep up with what is happening in the world, look at what the latest trends are and what type of horse is required to jump the current and future tracks. It is then possible to plan your progeny to suit these trends, bearing in mind that a generation in horses is approximately 10 years. ...

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Pretty Prinzuet

Charming film clip by Krizelda Carelse of Krizelda Carelse Photography featuring the lovely mare, Ebisu Prinzuet

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