Horse Channel

Galencia Derby 2015: Jeanne Engela

Investors in show jumping play a huge role in the success of not only the sport, but also the rider. Jeanne Engela is sponsored by Investec Bank Ltd and says she is very privileged to be representing such a powerful brand. She has two horses – Investec Chanel van de Zeshoek and Investec Inferno D’Emma. Chanel is her 12 year ...

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The queens take on the kings’ sport

Polo might be the sport of kings but it will be played by queens on ponies decked out with tendon booties and plaited tails – and that’s just the horses. Six women (and two brave men) will take to the field early in October, hurtling across the Inanda green, whacking wooden Polo balls with their long-handled mallets at high speed ...

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Get rid of that winter fuzz

Winter is a time that most fussy horse owners and riders hate, especially on the Highveld where our once sleek and shiny horses turn into raggedy, fluffy dust monsters. It sometimes seems as though we’ll never see them sleek and shiny again. Has your horse emerged from winter looking like a woolly mammoth? Here are a few tips to get ...

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Dressing for the Hilton vs Michaelhouse polo

When you hear the words– Polo Cup – you automatically think sophistication, fashion-forward and couture. Some may say fashion and style is directly linked to this very prestigious sport and with the Hilton vs. Michaelhouse Polo Cup on 27 September 2015 – you don’t have any excuse to pull out your favourite attire. We’ve asked Pringle of Scotland’s Group Marketing ...

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Rare breed: Suffolk Punch

The Suffolk Punch is viewed by enthusiasts as the horse which shaped Britain’s social history. These gentle giants pulled ploughs, cut corn and drew wheat to the mills to feed residents. They have also been used for transport, forestry, in the artillery and more recently in commercials – no doubt a testament to their beauty. The oldest breed of heavy ...

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Andrea Harrison dressage clinic

A Dressage Clinic was held on 12th,13th,14th,15th September, 2015 at Penndragon Equestrian Centre, Ruretse and was kindly hosted by Sean and Belinda Irish. The visiting instructor was Andrea Harrison and the clinic was subsidised by the Horse Society of Botswana. Thank you HSB. The cost of a forty minute lesson to the rider was BWP350.00. Andrea was accommodated at Penndragon and ...

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Making the decision to euthanise

No matter what our views on euthanasia are, at some point in our lives we will probably have to face making this terrible decision. For most riders, our horses are our friends and companions. Having to make the decision to put our best friend down is the single biggest responsibility that we have for them. The loss of your horse can ...

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Finance for horses

Horse lovers are an unusual bunch – ask anyone who has never been involved in the game. Like many other sporting enthusiasts, we won’t hesitate to invest small fortunes in our passion, and given half the chance, we’ll spend the price of a small car to own a top quality horse. With competitive prospects ranging from anywhere between R50,000 to R500,000, ...

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Training the croup-high horse

A horse is croup high when his hindquarters are higher than his wither. Some breeds are built that way because of the work that they do, such as some Quarter Horse strains for some of the Western classes and many Thoroughbreds now stand croup high because of the way that they have been bred. A very croup high horse will find it ...

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Make your own horsey muffins

Do you love baking and love your horse? Now you can combine the two because this month we’re bringing you awesome horse treat recipes to try! The ingredients for these homemade treats are easy to find at grocery stores. These treats are totally safe for horses to eat (in moderation!). If you think your horse deserves a spoil, then you’ve ...

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