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The modern Arabian

The South African Arab National Championships is the highlight of the Arabian showing calendar, and 2014 was no exception. Last year made its mark in history by offering a number of new classes never seen at Nationals before, embracing other disciplines in which the Arab horse excels.

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Showing shine


When you set foot into the showring, you want your pony to be so gorgeous that the judge can’t stop looking at him. This takes hard work and a horse who is in peak condition. We help you with a few tips so that you sparkle and shine to perfection.

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Vodacom Durban July 2015

Racing fans at the 2015 Vodacom Durban July at Greyville Racecourse on Saturday 4 July can expect a visual voyage of sartorial elegance as the 119th edition of the iconic raceday is staged to a nautical theme of “The Captains Table”.

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Schooling the young event horse

Introducing a horse to the cross country phase of eventing should be a process that is unrushed and kept fun in order to create a solid foundation of trust between the horse and rider. It is often in the very first few outings to a cross country venue with a young or inexperienced horse that they learn the best and ...

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Racing’s Mike de Kock secures 150th win

South African racing trainer, Mike de Kock, celebrated his 150th win in Dubai last week. New Year’s Victory The Irish-bred racehorse, Mubtaahij, secured this victorious achievement when he won the opening 1600m maiden at Meydan on New Years Eve. The two-year-old colt, ridden by Dane O’Neill, cruised to the lead during the last 100m of the race to obtain a win ...

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Spain tops 10th leg of Longines Jumping

Spain’s Sergio Alvarez Moya and Carlo returned to top form to win the tenth leg of the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping 2014/2015 Western European League series at Zurich in Switzerland. The grey gelding had not been showing his usual sparkle over the winter months, but with his 30-year-old rider in determined mood, he out-galloped the Irish partnership of Bertram ...

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