Q: What is a grackle noseband? A: The grackle noseband is also known as the figure-of-eight noseband. The grackle is designed with a main pressure…

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This year’s Derby was a community supported affair, that despite the reduced number of entries compared to previous years, proved to be a great and sold-out spectacle for us all to enjoy. Throughout the week the atmosphere was fun and friendly, with top show-jumpers sitting in the stands to support […]
Q: What’s the point of a placing pole? A: Placing poles help to control a horse who speeds and are also excellent for creating ‘jump’ in the canter leading up to the fence. They can also help correct your striding if you don’t have a good eye for a stride. […]
A neatly plaited horse looks professional when he enters the ring, and in many disciplines plaiting is compulsory. But is it always necessary and what constitutes the perfect plait?
A bowed tendon is strictly speaking in fact a strain of the tendon. Bowed tendons commonly occur in racehorses, but can occur in any breed… The post Leg low-down: bowed tendons appeared first on HQ Magazine. https://horse.co.za/leg-low-down-bowed-tendons/...
Asked by Tracy Lee A: Showjumpers often favour a stirrup iron with a wide base and strong tread. Wide-based stirrups are more secure and are… The post AskHQ: What is the best stirrup iron for jumping? appeared first on HQ Magazine.
How did your horses go at Reonet? Which horse impressed you the most? All of my horses jumped superbly. Nissan Coester was clear in the… The post 5 minutes with Barry Taylor appeared first on HQ Magazine. https://horse.co.za/5-minutes-with-barry-taylor/...
Text: Caroline Malan Image: TB Images Tell us how your Reonet show went overall? The show was super. My horses jumped beautifully. Which of your… The post 5 minutes with Marlene Sinclair appeared first on HQ Magazine. https://horse.co.za/5-minutes-with-marlene-sinclair/...

By Claus Koch In 1998, Sitta Voigts of Zonjati Stud asked Cord Wassmann, the chief judge of Hanoverian breeding, to find her a colt out of the Holstein Contender line. As requested, he bought her a Concerto 2 colt from Doris Hafemeister, the mother of the Olympic rider Dirk Hafemeister. Thus, Consuelo arrived in Namibia, ...

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Ronnie Healy at Revil I’ll be competing in The SA Derby presented by black, on my horse Blueturtle Atmore. I’ll also have Blueturtle Catweasle in the 1.35m classes. Will you dress up in line with the theme “Spring in the Hamptons”?  I will if I don’t qualify, but hopefully I’ll be in […]
Lorette Taylor at Revil Interview by Caroline Malan An update from Team Nissan rider Lorette Knowles-Taylor as we head towards The SA DERBY. Tell us your thoughts about your show in Polokwane at Revil Stables and the performance of your horses? I was very happy with my show overall. My […]
Interview by Caroline Malan You’re currently ranked number 1 in SA. Tell us about your 2018 – what has gone so right? Ranking at number 1 position is normally about consistency. We have won a couple of big classes and been placed in many. Don Cumarco is feeling very fit […]
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 […]
The SA Derby presented by black Look out for the “SOLD OUT” sign: Tickets selling fast on www.thederby.co.za! The 2018 SA Derby presented by SA’s newest entertainment platform – black, is set to sell out soon, with Grandstands A & B officially sold out. Commencing on 26 September 2018, Kyalami […]
Liam Stevens riding Nissan Wanda. Photography by Jacqueline S Woods Will you be competing in the main Derby 2018? What horse/s will you be competing on? Yes I’m hoping to have two horses for this year’s Derby. Nissan Wanda who has been placed twice in previous years and Linda Ellerine’s […]
Interview with Caroline Malan You’re currently ranked number 3 in SA in 2018. Tell us about your year to date and why it’s all gone so well? I moved to Natal two years ago and this year I’ve felt much more at home and I’ve started to go to more […]
By Caroline Malan Team Nissan Team Captain and Show Jumper Barry Taylor is pleased with his year to date as all bodes well for a solid SA Derby performance come September 2018. You’re currently ranked number 4 in SA in 2018. Tell us about your year to date and why […]
Warning – ALWAYS wear a helmet when mounted By Ryan Sander The SA Derby course was originally designed by Pam Carruthers in 1965. She was at that time a world renowned course designer. The Derby first took place at the Inanda show grounds in Sandton, and remained there until the […]
With over 40 years of experience under his belt, professional showjumper Barry Taylor is not only proud of his year to date, but also excited at what’s still to come. His string of 5 consists of Counter Attack, Cody Island, Companeiro’s Son, Callaho Victory Forever and a new GP horse […]
It was a high stakes contest with some of the country’s best riding talent competing over an international-level course at Shongweni Club from 12 to 17 June. Anne-Marie Esslinger put on a spectacular show in the main title class riding Alzu Oregon to win the 1.5m Nissan FEI World Cup […]

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