Tag Archives: equestrian

Highlights of Stuart Walker clinic

A Stuart Walker Showjumping Clinic was held over the weekend of 19-21 February, 2016, at two venues in Gaborone, one in the north and one in the south. The clinic was hosted by the Horse Society of Botswana and the lessons were subsidised by the HSB so that the cost to the rider for a one hour group lesson was BWP250.00 ...

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Rider profile: Dominey Alexander

It’s hard not to feel a little star-struck when talking to Dominey Alexander; he has the polished grooming of a celebrity, which extends not only to his horses, but also to his performance in the ring. Anyone who has seen the man in action will admit that he’s a class act. Although he vehemently describes himself as a showjumper, Dominey ...

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Shumbashaba

Founded by Sharon Boyce around 20 years ago, Shumbashaba is dedicated to helping disadvantaged and disabled people through therapeutic riding and outreach programmes. Horses are a big part of the team, along with mental health professionals and equine specialists. Shumbashaba, which means ‘lion of the nation’ in Shona, is all about restoring a sense of purpose and self-worth. Therapeutic riding ...

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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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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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The Connemara

This ancient Irish breed of mountain and moorland pony has been resident in South Africa since the first imports arrived directly from Ireland in 1965. These were Clonkeehan Barna Boy and Bright Lass. Both were imported by Sydney Press of the Bluehills Riding School near Johannesburg. Christine Walwyn of the nationally known Ashgar Connemara Stud in Clarens, Eastern Free State, ...

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Victoria Scott’s journey to Bramham

In the October issue of HQ, we introduced readers to Victoria Scott, a South African rider who moved to France to immerse herself in the eventing scene. This month Vicky shares more of her experiences to give a taste of the world of international equestrianism. Going to Bramham My journey to Bramham started many months before the event itself – ...

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Bye Day Sunday update

Opening Meet Sunday 29th November The hunt will gather in the ICB Bowl. You should be mounted and present at about 7:30 am. The traditional stirrup cup will be served and the Field Master will give a speech and collect cap fee. There will be a number of different riding groups that you can join – the difference in these groups ...

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USPA International Cup

The United States will have one of its strongest lineups to challenge south Africa in the USPA International Cup next week Saturday, 28 November at the Grand Champions Polo Club. Teams Nic Roldan and Julio Arellano are the US’s top-rated players at eight goals. They will join seven-goaler, Jeff Hall, and top amateur, Marc Ganzi, on the US team in the ...

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