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10 Cool things about Friesians

  Painted black To be registered, the Friesian must be black with no white markings. Minimal white hairs may be present on the forehand but are considered undesirable. Rarely, chestnuts are born. This only ever happens where both the parents are carriers of the recessive chestnut gene. A knight’s tale The Friesian’s ancestors were called destriers and carried medieval knights into battle. ...

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Showjumping etiquette

Once you’ve made the decision to start competing, it’s comforting to know that when you arrive at the show you’ll be ready for anything. Last month top SA showjumper Anne-Marie Esslinger gave advice on being correctly dressed. This month we cover the topic of show etiquette. Rules and regulations Reading the showjumping rules is worthwhile (you’ll find them at sashowjumping.co.za). Some ...

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Whips and spurs…Are they for you?

  Whips and spurs fall into the category of artificial aids; they are simply there to refine the aids you give your pony and the responses that he gives to you. They should never inflict pain or cause open wounds, and a dressage whip and spurs should only be used on the advice of your instructor.   In the case ...

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Polo training tips

Polo demands a lot from your horse. To ensure that you’re giving him the best opportunity to manage the challenge, try these training tips from polo players Johan du Plooy and Janna Strehlau. Firstly, remember that a pony with well-balanced conformation and a good temperament will always do better. When choosing your pony, keep that in mind! Because polo is ...

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Top riders set for Nissan World Cup Qualifiers

With an invitation to compete in the FEI World Cup in Las Vegas, USA, in 2015 at stake, South Africa’s top showjumping competitors have entered for the event for a last chance to secure or boost their place in the rankings table. Capacity field Show director and organizer Tanja Radke said a capacity field of 180 horses and their riders ...

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Prince Harry plays at Sentebale Polo Cup

Prince Harry recently visited the Ghantoot Polo & Racing Club when he took part in the Sentebale Polo Cup presented by Royal Salute World Polo in Abu Dhabi on 20 November 2014. Royal Salute Polo Ambassador and former England Captain Malcolm Borwick played for the 3rd time alongside Prince Harry, who was awarded as the Most Valuable Player. The Sentebale Huntsman team took ...

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