News Updates

Tossy Raynor showjumping clinic in Botswana

A Pole Work and Show-Jumping Clinic was held at Herbie’s Haven Stables, Ruretse, over the weekend of 23rd, 24th, 25thJanuary, 2016 and was kindly hosted by Mrs Bridget O’Neill. The visiting instructor was Tossy Raynor who was accommodated at Bridget’s home. Bridget also collected her and returned her to the airport. There was no sponsorship from the Horse Society of ...

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Nissan Easter Festival 2016

Now in its seventh year, Nissan is proud to sponsor the 2016 Nissan Easter Festival, a celebration of equestrian events, entertainment and fun for the whole family at Kyalami Equestrian Park from 19 to 28 March 2016. South Africa’s top show jumpers are preparing themselves for what is set to be a fiercely competitive Nissan Easter Festival. What you can expect Nissan South Africa has once again partnered with Kyalami Park Club to bring ...

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SARDA: riding for the disabled

SARDA is non-profit and public-benefit organisation that has riding centres all over South Africa. They offer therapeutic horse riding to physically and mentally disabled children and adults. Many of the people who come to ride at SARDA have conditions like cerebral palsy, spina bifida, Down syndrome, autism, foetal alcohol syndrome, mental retardation, visual or hearing impairment, and genetic disorders. Starting ...

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Laureus Polo Cup

The Laureus Polo Cup fundraiser promises an entertaining early evening dinner. The event will host South African celebrity sports ambassadors, Shaun Pollock, Butch James, Elana Meyer, Morne du Plessis and Ernst van Dyk, amongst others, and aims to raise funds to bring about change to the youth in some of the most challenged South African societies. Mingle with some of ...

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Spotted Thoroughbred nabs three wins

An unusually marked white Thoroughbred mare named Buchiko has been making waves in the Japanese racing industry. The four-year-old has won three races and been second twice from 11 starts. Roughly translated from Japanese, Buchiko’s name means dappled girl. On racedays, her handlers wear spotted accessories to complete the picture. Colouring Registered as white, she has dark chestnut “medicine hat” markings on ...

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Boxing Day hunt

The hunt saw a huge turnout of 55 riders on Boxing Day many of whom are not regular hunters. This kept the various field masters – Penny, Andrie and Graham – very busy and on their toes as the novice hunters came to terms with what a hunt is all about. Some riders were even seen swapping bits at the checks. ...

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Olympia: Statement on Bertram Allen

Following the Olympia Grand Prix CSI5* at Olympia, The London International Horse Show on 21 December, 2015, Bertram Allen (IRL) was disqualified by the Ground Jury under Article 242.3.1 of the FEI Jumping Rules when the FEI Steward tasked with the mandatory post-competition boot and bandage control reported to the Ground Jury that Allen’s horse, Quiet Easy, had presented with ...

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Rand Hunt: Palmietfontein

This hunt is a popular favourite as the open countryside is so beautiful and peaceful and out hosts so welcoming. The farm at Nigel is about 1 hour and 45 minutes  towing time from Inanda Country Base which makes it a very easy day’s outing with the horses.  There was some rain during the previous week making the ground and weather very ...

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Mpumalanga Dressage Champs 2015

The Lowveld Equestrian Club introduced Costumed freestyle to music and Pas de Deux classes last year in an effort to lighten up the mood at these shows. What a success it has been! The fever ran high again at this year’s championships held at Mataffin Riding Club in Nelspruit during the last week-end of October, and riders had enormous fun ...

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Rand Hunt: Children’s Meet

Sunday 6 December was a beautiful sunny day and everyone gathered in the now very green bowl below the ICB Clubhouse for the traditional speeches and stirrup cup. A large field of 72 riders turned out for the annual Children’s Meet. There were some exceptionally beautiful ponies present. Although anyone can attend this hunt, it is understood by all that ...

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