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Post Derby 90cm. – Show Jumping at Kyalami Equestrian Park.

If you like this video give it a thumbs up and subscribe please. =) Also Leave a comment. What's the highest you've jumped. =) Unfortunate fail of a pole falling and also got thrown out of the saddle =( but Super duper proud of this boy =) Song: it's different

31st January 2017

Horse riding disciplines – Tentpegging, Showing, Western Mounted Games and Vaulting

South Africa Equestrian Federation

Link to Official South African Equestrian Federation website

The South Africa Equestrian Federation is the governing federation for several equestrian associations within South Africa. Equestrian sports are an integral part of the culture of South Africa. Equestrian sports promote a healthy lifestyle, encourage the development of skills, and plays a vital role in the promotion of upliftment, unity, and equality of South Africa’s society. 

The federation was established so that all members would have assistance with awarding the National Colours and acquiring funding or other financial support from regulatory organisations for the benefit of the group and its members. The federation also helps with securing the needed support for regulatory agencies for the development of the sport and the participants while representing equestrian sports in negotiations between regulatory organisations and bodies. One of the ultimate goals of the federation is to ensure that all associations adhere to the Sport Act, rules, and guidelines as established by the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee.

29th January 2017

Five Popular Disciplines of the South African Equestrian Federation – Dressage, Show Jumping, Endurance Ride, Eventing and Equitation

South African Equestrian Federation

The South African Equestrian Federation (SAEF) is the representative body for all equestrian sports in South Africa. The equestrian federation is registered with the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC), and SAEF is the representative body at the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI). Since SAEF is the officially registered federation for equestrian sports under SASCOC, it must adhere to the rules and statutes of the FEI and the Sports Act. 

The federation must ensure compliance and adherence to the Sports Act, standards and regulations of SASCOC and Discipline Constitution in South Africa by its members. SAEF’s primary goal is to continue supporting disciplines with funding to enable and encourage the development of the sport. The five popular disciplines within the SAEF are dressage, show jumping, eventing, endurance, and equitation. 

SAEF’s equestrian team participated in the Olympic Games at Rio De Janeiro in 2016 in the following disciplines of dressage, show jumping, eventing, and endurance. The team will be attending the World Equestrian Games in Tryon, North Carolina in September 2018. 

Find out more about five popular South African horse disciplines: Dressage, Show Jumping, Endurance Ride, Eventing and Equitation.

29th January 2017

Hopetown Saddlebred Show Champions

Victory Rounds of the Grand Champions Full DVD of the show will be available shortly from Way-Up

29th January 2017

SPURWING HORSE TRIALS 2016 SNIPPETS

BY FAR THE BEST EVENTING VENUE IN SOUTH AFRICA KATIE KELLER AND FRANCOIS VILJOEN

29th January 2017

Horseback Archery – Roshnee, South Africa

Award winning horseback archer, Jehad Shamis, shares his skills with crowds of people in Roshnee,

29th January 2017

3rd Place Fei Prix St George 2014 South Africa

This video is about FEI World Dressage Challenge 2014 3rd-Place-FeiPrixStGeorge-2014 Rider –

29th January 2017

Australia vs. South Africa U21 Polocrosse International 2016 – Day 1 and 2

Hosted by PE Polocrosse Club, Port Elizabeth, South Africa Day 1 – won by South Africa Day 2 – Won

29th January 2017

Equitation Championship – Open, Walk – Trot, Rider 8 Years Old and Under – Mile Olivier

American Saddlebred- Equitation Championship , 8 years old and under – Mile Olivier of South Africa

29th January 2017

Polocrosse World Cup 2015 – Final South Africa vs Zambia Chukka 5

Final World Cup 2015 Polocrosse

29th January 2017

SHOW JUMPING 80 cm SA BOERPERD NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016

Show Jumping 80cm Competition that took place at the Parys Afri-Dome, 27 June 2016.

29th January 2017

Gauteng Compulsory – SA Vaulting Championships 2016

Gauteng Compulsory E Class – SA Vaulting Championships October 2016

29th January 2017

2015 Polocrosse World Cup Final – South Africa vs Zambia

The World Cup Final saw the two African teams clash again. In the group stages Zambia won by just

29th January 2017

Healing Hooves Equine Assisted Learning Programme

What are you going to do this holiday? Put on your country boots and leave the city behind!

29th January 2017

Riding Safari Holiday South Africa – Ant’s Hill – In The Saddle

Random video clips from our holiday at the Ant Collection, South Africa in April 2016. It was

29th January 2017

Madi Madi horse riding in Oudtshoorn in South Africa.

One of the best places in South Africa to do horse riding with the wild African animals. Contact us

29th January 2017

Unicorn Trails Horse Riding Holiday- Gold Fever Wilderness Horse Trail, South Africa

29th January 2017

Horse Riding Holidays in South Africa The Ant Collection

29th January 2017

Horse riding South Africa Horizons Safari Ranch & African Explorer Big 5 Safari

Laura and Shane Dowinton’s stunning Waterberg ranch offers a great horse riding holiday in South

29th January 2017

Horizon | South Africa

In The Saddle | Riding holiday at Horizon in the Waterberg of South Africa

29th January 2017

Childrens Pony Camps Durban South Africa

Blue Horizons Stables Durban South Africa – Children’s Pony Camps run for children aged 5 to 15

29th January 2017

Horse vs Duck

Yes, we do know.

29th January 2017

Top 10 Funny Horse Videos Compilation 2016 || NEW HD

If you want to see some cute and funny horses check out this top 10 funny videos of funny horses.

29th January 2017

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Nicole Phillips Commercial Photographer

The Perfect Horse Gift

29th January 2017

Horse And Baboon Are Great Mates

On the garden route in South Africa is the biggest aviary in the world. They also have three horses

28th January 2017

How to engage your horse’s Hindquarter

If you liked this video give it a like and please subscribe. This video is on how to engage your horse's hindquarters/ hind end. This engagement can help your confidence and help you and your horse when Jumping. There are pictures of fails in this video. Song: it's different –

28th January 2017

Bit vs Bitless

BIT VS. BITLESS TRAINING

When it comes to the welfare of the horse, riders and trainers do their best to ensure that the horse is not subject to pain under saddle. One of the most common debates is about training horses to be ridden with a bit and training them to be ridden without a bit. There are many advantages to both methods. For certain situations, a bit may be more efficient than not using one. In other situations, riding without a bit may be more comfortable to the horse than using a bit. It depends on the situation, the training level of the horse, the rider’s abilities, and the goals that you are trying to achieve with your horse as to which method will work best.  

26th January 2017

Horizon Horseback

A fabulous video of riding in South Africa's Waterberg Region. Book Now Here: https://africanhorsesafaris.com/tour/horse-riding-holiday-in-south-africa/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQDLFqz_Ua4

20th January 2017

Amos, the clever SARDA pony

Amos is a hard working SARDA-pony. (South African Riding for the Disabled Association. Sadly, Amos

16th January 2017

St Anne’s Sports Awards: Michele Wing’s Documentary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7Fw4kGvTb4 Film and Media Editor Michele Wing airs documentary at St Anne's Sports Awards 2014 presented here by daughter Kirsten. **presented as an interactive piece for the purpose of the awards **all riders featured were a part of the college team **those shown consented to the content chosen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7Fw4kGvTb4

16th January 2017

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    Mistake #1 – Thinking your horse is like a dog or a cat.

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    Since there is no one right way or one wrong way to train a horse, you may want to change the method you are using to train your horse.  You have several different ways to choose from.  If you are not having any luck with one method you can always try another.

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    When it comes to the welfare of the horse, riders and trainers do their best to ensure that the horse is not subject to pain under saddle. One of the most common debates is about training horses to be ridden with a bit and training them to be ridden without a bit. There are many advantages to both methods. For certain situations, a bit may be more efficient than not using one. In other situations, riding without a bit may be more comfortable to the horse than using a bit. It depends on the situation, the training level of the horse, the rider’s abilities, and the goals that you are trying to achieve with your horse as to which method will work best.  

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    If you are either looking to buy a horse or maybe you have already acquired a horse.  Either way the will need to be trained.  Whether you do it yourself or hire a trainer to train the horse for you.

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    Horse training, food for thought for beginners

    You should practice things your horse already knows before introducing something new. New skills should be introduced on something your horse already knows. Building on previously learnt skills is the key to being successful in horse training.

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