Horse info & SA blogs

With a generally interesting international / local section under Lifestyle which may not have anything to do with equestrian at all.

AskHQ: Show jacket fit

Q: How do I know if a show jacket fits correctly? A: Show jackets are important (and often expensive) pieces of kit and really

Working Equitation Training Show, Sunday 8 December 2019

Working Equitation Training Show, Sunday 8 December 2019

Unfortunately the show at Ole Stables has been rained out.They have had around 100ml rain since Tuesday.The show is being rescheduled, pop around soon
Equivest Show and More – Riding on Water - Photo by CanterPix

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

Working Equitation in South Africa – A Sport for All!

This exciting sport was created to test the equestrian skills of both horse and rider in a working environment for farming and cattle herding.

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

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
five popular equestrian disciplines dressage

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

Dressage is a method of competitive horse training with competitions held at all levels including amateur to the Olympics. Show jumping is a part of

Hopetown Saddlebred Show Champions

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



Horseback Archery – Roshnee, South Africa

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

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

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

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

Final World Cup 2015 Polocrosse


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

Gauteng Compulsory – SA Vaulting Championships 2016

Gauteng Compulsory E Class – SA Vaulting Championships October 2016

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

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

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”

2016 Kawena SA Derby Jump-Off

To watch the entire 2016 Kawena SA Derby television coverage logon to

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

Gauteng Compulsory – SA Vaulting Championships 2016

Gauteng Compulsory E Class – SA Vaulting Championships October 2016

Showcasing jumping skills from horses & riders across Africa

51st Annual South African Derby got under way in Johannesburg showcasing a range of show jumping

SOS Freestyle Vaulting SA Champs 2016

Souled Out Stables 2nd freestyle performance at SA Vaulting Championships 2016

Show Jumping – The National Champion

Maarten Slabber the National champion in his division in show jumping shows us just what it takes to

Ingrid Malan – From Stellies to the European Young Horse Tour

Ingrid Malan (23 years old), is originally from Stellenbosch, South Africa. As a pony rider she represented the Western Province Dressage, Showing and Equitation

Landrover Derby Championship

Rider: Demi Fenton Horse: Davenport Gladstone Show: Landrover Derby Location: Shongweni, Durban, South Africa Date: April 2016 Landrover Derby 90cm Championship Jump Off.

SA Young Dressage Horse Series

In an effort to bring young dressage horse classes in South Africa up to the level of the FEI Young Dressage Horse classes, Howarth


Mounted games was introduced to SA in 2000 by the Canadian National Mounted Games team. They ran clinics over the country and chose



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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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


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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