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Endurance

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The Prodigal Goose

Some creatures are Survivors. It can be due to perseverance and their own intrinsic qualities, physical strengths and character. Grey Goose is one like that. She’s survived four major incidents in her life. The first came when she was young: a farmer had been advised to cut down his horse numbers. An expert came and … Continue reading

Endurance Training

A Simple Method of Conditioning the Endurance Horse Francois & Laura Seegers, Perseverance Arabian and Endurance Horses We are frequently asked by people who are interested in taking up endurance, or who have bought a horse from us, how they should prepare their horses for an endurance ride. There are many different ways to condition … Continue reading

Oefening van die Uithouritperd

‘n Eenvoudige Metode om die Uithourit Perd te Kondisioneer Francois en Laura Seegers, Perseverance Arabian and Endurance Horses Ons word dikwels gevra deur mense wat in die uithourit sport belangstel, of wat perde by ons koop, hoe om hulle perde voor te berei vir ‘n uithourit. Daar is baie verskillende metodes om perde te kondisioneer. … Continue reading

How to ride FAURESMITH…

How to Ride Fauresmith… for the First-timer Next week a horde of horse and riders will be setting off on a three-day ride totalling 201km… This is the notorious Fauresmith National ride – the highlight of the South African endurance calendar! Not too onerous as endurance rides go, and yet, so difficult to complete for … Continue reading

When the news of Laura and Mauser’s selection was announced…

When the news of Laura and Mauser’s selection was announced… we discovered that we had a mammoth task ahead of us!  In order to get our rider and our barefoot champion horse over to the United Kingdom to compete for South Africa in the FEI World Endurance Championships, we have to raise funds close to … Continue reading

The Tarka Ten Thousand – 17 September 2011

One of the year’s most anticipated Eastern Cape endurance rides took place last weekend – the Tarka Ride, hosted by the Hofmeyr Club on Gys & Mariska Botha’s farm in Golden Valley near Tarkastad. For the first time, the 120km distance also included a team competition, with a huge prize of R10,000 for the team … Continue reading

Barefoot is Best at Blakeridge

It was an unusually chilly start to the Blakeridge Ride this year, in it’s new slot in August. But the conditions were fantastic for the horses and riders, and led to some exceptionally fast times being achieved. Nearly a dozen horses completed the 80km ERASA cloverleaf in under 4 hours. The ride is hosted by … Continue reading

The Eastern Cape triumphs in the Western Cape…

Fresh from the SA National Championships at Fauresmith in the Free State, the Eastern Cape endurance riders have been winning again, this time in the Western Cape. In fact, they practically swept the board at the Albertinia Endurance Ride – a 2 star FEI ride, featuring both an 80km and 120km distance – hosted by … Continue reading

Fleet barefoot feet at Fauresmith 2011

Last week saw the biggest event on the South African endurance calendar take place: the SA National Championships at Fauresmith in the Free State.  It’s a 3 day race over 201km, in freezing, sub-zero conditions, which attracts riders from all over the country as well as overseas. This year a record number of horses were … Continue reading

Team PSV produces the goods at the SAIC – Apr 2011

Team PSV has just returned from an epic adventure up to the Waterberg District in Limpopo last week for the South African International Challenge. We went up early and spent a week there to give our horses time to recover from the 15 hour trip, and so that PSV Jedi could have his blood tests … Continue reading