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Working Equitation Training Show – Sunday 10 November 2019

Date: Sunday 10 November 2019 Venue: EquiVest – 133 Scorpion Road, off Eaton Road, Henley-on-Klip, Midvaal, Gauteng Classes: Levels 1, 2 & 3 (including in-hand)(Participants

29th Oct 2019

Working Equitation Training Show, Sunday 8 December 2019

Working Equitation Training Show, Sunday 8 December 2019

Working Equitation Training Show Sunday 8 December 2019 – Last show of the year! Equestrians of all ages and training levels are invited to

30th Oct 2019

Working Equitation in South Africa – A Sport for All!

Working Equitation originated in Europe around thirty years ago and is a relatively new discipline in South Africa. This exciting sport was created to

30th Oct 2019

AskHQ: Riding a circle

Q: How can you keep a horse straight and balanced on a circle? A: Oddly enough a circle is actually a very good tool

2nd Oct 2019

AskHQ: The spooky horse

Q: My horse is really spooky about anything we encounter on around the outside of the arena, but he’s absolutely fine jumping pretty much

3rd Aug 2019

AskHQ: Forehand frustration

[Q] What is the best way to get a horse who is very on the forehand onto his hind end? He sometimes snatches the

28th May 2019

Nissan Easter Festival: 10 years of equestrian excellence!

Calling all horse lovers from far and wide! Kyalami Equestrian Park will proudly host the country’s premier horse show with world class competition on

5th Apr 2019

Tickets on sale now for 2019 Polocrosse World Cup

April 22-28 Adina Polocrosse World Cup at Morgan Park. Find out about being a horse volunteer.

1st Nov 2018

What is a good way to teach a horse the flying change?

Asked by Ben du Toit Before you start with teaching the flying changes, it’s important that you teach your horse the basics, namely relaxation,

9th Oct 2018

Dressage Diva does disciplines

By Georgina Roberts FEI definition: eventing “A formidable combination of cross-country, jumping and dressage. Eventing is often known as the triathlon of the equestrian

26th Sep 2018

NICHOLA SETS HER SIGHTS ON THE OLYMPICS

South African born and raised dressage rider, Nichola Mohr, has set the wheels in motion to fulfil her dream of riding and competing her

18th Sep 2018

Derby Show Director: Heather Mpofu

1. What will your roles and responsibilities be as show director of the SA Derby? I have to make the schedules, and ensure that

27th Aug 2018

A report on Andrea Harrison’s dressage clinic in Botswana

By Sarah Ward A Dressage Clinic was held on 20th/21st/22nd/23rd July, 2018, at four different venues in Gaborone. The venues chosen were Herbie’s Haven

24th Jul 2018

Penbritte Show – 90cm Show Jumping. South Africa.

If you liked the video (although it is short) please give it a like, comment and for more of this content and MORE

1st Feb 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

29th Jan 2017

Hopetown Saddlebred Show Champions

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

29th Jan 2017

SPURWING HORSE TRIALS 2016 SNIPPETS

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

29th Jan 2017

Horseback Archery – Roshnee, South Africa

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

29th Jan 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 Jan 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 Jan 2017

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

Final World Cup 2015 Polocrosse

29th Jan 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 Jan 2017

Gauteng Compulsory – SA Vaulting Championships 2016

Gauteng Compulsory E Class – SA Vaulting Championships October 2016

29th Jan 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 Jan 2017

16 Year Old Kirsten Wing At Jnr SA Dressage Champs

All rights reserved to Super Sport South Africa. Horse: Hakahana Angus Og Test: FEI Jnr Individual

15th Jan 2017

Kirsten Wing Dressage Training 2015

19YO Kirsten Wing second week away in Holland “Can’t thank the owners and trainers enough. A lot to learn. Home soon for homework”

15th Jan 2017

2016 Kawena SA Derby Jump-Off

To watch the entire 2016 Kawena SA Derby television coverage logon to http://tv.sashowjumping.co.za

14th Oct 2016

SA 2016 Spring Dressage Championships

Matavia Furst Lady – 6 year old Warmblood mare by Furst Nymphenburg. This was only her 4th competition. 3rd in the 1.3 with

10th Oct 2016

SOS Compulsory Last Competitor – SA Vaulting Championships Oct 2016

2nd Oct 2016

Art

Art

andrew barlow fine art

Born 1970, Harare, Zimbabwe. Studied Fine Art at University of Stellenbosch, graduating in 1992 with a degree in Fine Arts (Painting). website: andrew barlow fine art

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Art

Caryn Bowie

I know horses intimately as an art subject, the musculoskeletal system, the way the coat shines over the muscles and the facial expressions. Pastel drawings of African animals and Racehorses. Digital Photographic Art of African Animals printed on canvas. Mosaic rocks and frames. I live on a wildlife estate in

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Horse Training Beginners

Horse Training - A Beginners Guide

5 Mistakes Horse Owners Often Make When Loading Their Horse

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

Unless the new horse owner has been educated, they may think their horse is like a cat or dog.  The new horse owner may pat his thigh and say, “C’mon” a few times and the horse will just leap into the trailer like a happy dog.

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Horse Training - A Beginners Guide

Another Method of Loading a Horse in a Trailer

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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Horse Training - A Beginners Guide

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.  

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Horse Training - A Beginners Guide

Horse Training – A Beginners Guide

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 - A Beginners Guide

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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