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: 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 reins… The post AskHQ: Forehand frustration appeared first on HQ Magazine.…

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 offer… The post Nissan Easter Festival: 10 years of equestrian excellence! appeared first on HQ Magazine.…

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, rhythm, contact, impulsion, straightness and collection. Before teaching the flying change, ask yourself the following: Is the quality of the canter good (always maintaining the three-beat

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 world. A truly complete sport that tests both the horse and rider in all aspects of horsemanship, and one of the three Olympic disciplines.” Unofficial definition: eventing “Eventing is for people …

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26th Sep 2018


South African born and raised dressage rider, Nichola Mohr, has set the wheels in motion to fulfil her dream of riding and competing her own horse overseas with the eventual goal of riding for South Africa at the Olympic Games. Earlier this year she loaded her best friend, Callaho Winston,

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 the rules indicated are up-to-date and apply to each and every competition. In conjunction with the disciplines we address all possible scenarios positive or negative and

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 Stables and Havenspride Stud, Penndragon Equestrian Centre, Stone Ridge Stables  and Notwane Equestrian Centre. All the arenas were raked and watered and were in excellent condition

24th Jul 2018

Penbritte Show – 90cm Show Jumping. South Africa.

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1st Feb 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 Jan 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 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



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 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” Song: Maroon 5 (all rights reserved) (don’t own the song)

15th Jan 2017

2016 Kawena SA Derby Jump-Off

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

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 67% and 6th in the 1.2 with a PB of 70.96%!! Out of a field of 20 talented combinations.

10th Oct 2016

SOS Compulsory Last Competitor – SA Vaulting Championships Oct 2016

2nd Oct 2016

Gauteng Compulsory – SA Vaulting Championships 2016

Gauteng Compulsory E Class – SA Vaulting Championships October 2016

2nd Oct 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

2nd Oct 2016

SOS Freestyle Vaulting SA Champs 2016

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

1st Oct 2016

Show Jumping – The National Champion

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

5th Jul 2016


3rd Jul 2016

  • 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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    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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