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Bye Day Sunday update

Opening Meet Sunday 29th November The hunt will gather in the ICB Bowl. You should be mounted and present at about 7:30 am. The traditional stirrup cup will be served and the Field Master will give a speech and collect cap fee. There will be a number of different riding groups that you can join – the difference in these groups ...

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Jacaranda Children’s Home need your help

Jakaranda Children’s Home, is registered as a nonprofit organisation, caring for traumatized children placed in their care by the children’s court. Reasons for these placements include: sexual molestation, physical and mental abuse or abandonment. The Children’s home provides these traumatized children with therapy, medical care and most of all a loving home where they can feel wanted and loved. It ...

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Pony camp at Penndragon Equestrian Centre

A Pony Camp was held at Penndragon Equestrian Centre over the weekend of 20-22 November 2015, by kind permission of Sean and Belinda Irish. They were helped by Joan Ryan, Angela Tilney and Tammy Bradford throughout the weekend. It was extremely well supported. In total there were forty-two excited children at the pony camp with thirty-six sleeping over the whole weekend. ...

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USPA International Cup

The United States will have one of its strongest lineups to challenge south Africa in the USPA International Cup next week Saturday, 28 November at the Grand Champions Polo Club. Teams Nic Roldan and Julio Arellano are the US’s top-rated players at eight goals. They will join seven-goaler, Jeff Hall, and top amateur, Marc Ganzi, on the US team in the ...

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Bye Day Sunday

The little bit of rain and the cooler conditions will help for this Sunday’s Bye Day. We will leave from the kennels on ICB at 8.00am for a line or two and then head towards Inanda Fields. The purpose of a Bye Day is to focus the hounds on hunting again after the winter rest and to introduce the young ...

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Cape-Winelands lunch and polo – all for a good cause

The Laureus Polo Cup fundraiser promises an entertaining afternoon with a relaxed gourmet lunch. Mingle with some of South Africa’s top sporting celebrities, while enjoying the excitement of a polo match at Val de Vie Estate in the beautiful Paarl-Franschhoek Valley. Spend a relaxed day out and contribute to a greater cause. Details Date: Saturday, 30 January 2016 Venue: Val de Vie ...

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Proactive driving for safe boxing

Safe driving for you and your horse

Most of us are competitive or at the very least have to transport our horses on the road at some point in their lives. As horse owners and lovers we are well aware of the dangers that we face when towing a horsebox and recent road reports of horse-related incidents have highlighted this issue. HQ spoke to several industry experts ...

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Date set for L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate (LQP) 2016

The date of the 155th running of the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate (LQP) – South Africa’s premier horseracing day – has been confirmed for Saturday, January 9, 2016, at Kenilworth Racecourse, guaranteeing a magnificent start to the year’s social calendar. LQP is once more set to be an exhilarating day of horse racing – the day’s 12-race card will set South ...

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Facts about forage

The link between concentrates and behavioural issues – interesting recent research on equine nutrition from Shelhi Horne. Foals weaned onto concentrates have a four times higher chance of crib-biting than those weaned onto forage diets. Horses fed moderate starch levels (22% of the diet) had increased heart rates compared with those on high-forage diets, which could indicate more reactivity and ...

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Roux horsemanship clinic in Botswana

A Natural Horsemanship Clinic was hosted by HSB and held at Lentswe Farm, Mmamashia, on Saturday 7th November, 2015, by kind permission of Ludi and Elmarie Scheffer. The clinic ran from 9.00am until 6.30pm. The visiting horsemen were father and son, Bertie and Marco Roux from Bloemfontein where they have their own yard called Roux Horsemanship. They are skilled horsemen who ...

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