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It’s in the blood! – 13 & 14 April 2012

It was a super successful weekend at the OVK Endurance Challenge for the team from Perseverance Arabian & Endurance Horses. Seven horses were entered, with five riders and four grooms, and six finished, with two 3rd places, one 2nd place and one 1st place! This year, the ride – hosted by the Lormar stud and … Continue reading

Senior Endurance Horses – PSV Mauser

Size does matter. There are more endurance horses disadvantaged by being too big, than those that are too small. 14.3 is our favourite size. Perseverance Mauser is a purebred, 14.3 Arabian gelding. His grandsire was the Polish Arabian stallion Khyberie. Khyberie has produced many top endurance horses. The rest of Mauser’s pedigree is predominantly Crabbet/ … Continue reading

Amir’s Story | El-Jahrousse Amir

Once upon a time, a farrier called Freddie Taljaard, as he went from farm to farm plying his trade, came across an old Arabian stallion. The owner had crossed him with his Boerperd mares, but did not have any pure Arabian mares. This stallion was small and very old and was aptly called Prince Valiant, … 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

Team PSV starts the year at a gallop! – Feb 2011

In January Team PSV went en masse to take part in Lormar’s Karoo Challenge endurance ride at Fairview in the Sneeuberge. Despite the most horrendous riding conditions – torrential rain and oceans of mud – we swept the board in the 120km distance.  Francois Seegers on PSV Mauser won the Heavyweights, our new work rider … Continue reading

The Naming Game: T – Oct 2010

Here is the list of names our fantastic supporters have sent in.  Thank you all!  As we name the foals that are born, I’ll mark off the chosen ones in bold. T’foal Yorkshire dialect, the foal Tabia Talented – Swahili Tabita Tabitha Tadeo Taesha Happy – Latin American Taeya beautiful and intelligent in Japanese, and … Continue reading

Team PSV dominates at Hofmeyr – Spring 2010

This past weeked was South Africa’s second oldest endurance ride at HOFMEYR, which has been going for 32 years.   It’s also one of the hardest courses, which takes the riders to the top of Aasvoëlkop and down the other side, over 2188 m above sea-level.  And Team PSV dominated the rest of the field, … Continue reading

Now we’re cooking! – Summer 2010

Welcome to the first Perseverance newsletter of 2010! February has been a great month for South African endurance horses internationally. Not only did Charlandre El Sharif break his own world record in the President’s Cup in the UAE, running 160 km in 6 hours 21 minutes; but Liquorice*, a part-bred son of our Crabbet stallion … Continue reading

‘He’s got diamonds on the soles of his hooves…’ – Nov 2009

Hi there Welcome to a bit of history –  the first of our regular newsletters sent out in November 2009 – from the Perseverance stud just outside the gem of the Karoo, otherwise known as Graaff-Reinet. Perseverance Jedi and Laura Seegers at the Beaufort West International Challenge We achieved our main goal of the 2009 … Continue reading