News Updates

Get to know: Barry Taylor

Barry Taylor has been making waves in the equestrian scene for more years than we can count. We catch up with him with these 15 fun questions! Don’t miss Barry’s take on the South African equestrian industry in comparison to the rest of the world in the August issue of HQ! What’s your nickname and why?  B or BJ. Just ...

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Get to know: Liam Stevens

Are you curious to know more about Nissan rider Liam Stevens? Check out these 15 fun questions, proudly brought to you by the PR Machine and HQ! What’s your nickname and why?  Lee, I’m sure it just comes from my name. Do you own any pets? Yes, Loki and Tinkabell are my two Pitbulls. Loki is my partner in crime. ...

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Nissan Winter Classic off to a great start

The Nissan Winter Classic 2016 is in full swing with two days of KwaZulu-Natal’s biggest showjumping competition already successfully completed. However, visitors to the Durban Shongweni Club can look forward to a full programme of captivating equestrian, canine and vehicular events over the next three days. “Overall the conditions for the various competitions have been perfect,” said co-organiser, Jodi Wolhuter. ...

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Land Rover teams take top spots at Land Rover Durban HIGHGOAL tournament

Superb weather, top quality polocrosse action and a beautiful setting ensured a highly successful inaugural Land Rover Durban HIGHGOAL tournament at the Durban Shongweni Club last weekend (27 to 29 May). Both Land Rover men’s and ladies’ teams came out in first position after neck-and-neck games that saw all teams pushing themselves to the limit. Taking the prize in the ...

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Bright future for horse rescued from manhole

There is so much more to the breaking news of a horse, named Silver Lining, rescued from a disused man-hole in Tembisa. Silver Lining is truly an amazing horse that has cheated death once more and irrevocably changed the lives of four other horses. After being entrapped in the disused man-hole she has gone on to survive a case of life-threatening colic ...

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Be seen at the spectacular Gatsby Polo event this winter

The Gatsby Polo event is just around the corner and we would like you to join us on Sunday the 5th of June at the Shongweni Polo Club. Socialites and horse lovers can use this opportunity to dress up in a “Great Gatsby” fashion and enjoy a fun day out in true polo style. The 1920’s in America were known as “The ...

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Filly rescued after falling into manhole

On Tuesday the 10th of May 2016, The Society for Animals in Distress (SAID) attended to an emergency rescue callout in Tembisa. An 18-month-old filly, Silver, who was born on the SAID premises, had fallen into an open unused electrical cable manhole.  Goodman, the filly’s owner, is part of The Society for Animals in Distress’s highly acclaimed ‘Coal Yard Project’. ...

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Restricted access to Inanda Country Base this weekend

Access to Inanda Country Base will be restricted this weekend. On Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th May an event called the GeekFest is being held on the Polo Crosse and the main arena showground. They are expecting 6,000 people per day. The area below the water jump will be used for parking. There will be no access through the West ...

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Andrea Harrison dressage clinic

A dressage Clinic was held on 29-30 April, 1-2 May, 2016, at two venues in Gaborone. It was kindly hosted by Tim and Pearl Naylor-Race at Serenity Equestrian Centre, Ruretse, where Andrea was accommodated and by Sean and Belinda Irish at Penndragon Equestrian Centre, Ruretse. The visiting instructor was Andrea Harrison and the clinic was subsidised by the Horse Society of Botswana. ...

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Jumping and dressage show at Serenity Equestrian Centre

Serenity Equestrian Centre, Ruretse, held the second tournament, of a series of four, in Graded Dressage and Graded Show-Jumping over the weekend of 23rd/24th April, 2016 and it was kindly hosted by Tim and Pearl Naylor-Race. Points for places are allocated to nominated horse/rider combinations and these points are accumulated over the Tournament. There will be a third show on 18th/19th June ...

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