Endurance Rides

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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

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 Jedi

Perseverance Jedi is half brother to Basic Instinct, the grey gelding from our stud who is ridden by HH Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al-Khalifa. Instinct was 10th in the World Endurance Championship in Malaysia 2008, and 15th in the European Championships in Florac this year. Jedi has been bred and raised on the same principles … 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

7 Characteristics of a Great Endurance Horse – September 2011

Endurance riding is a team sport. The team is the horse and rider and their support crew at the vet checks. The challenges they face are distance, variations in altitude and terrain, difficult going such as rocks, mud or sand, extreme weather fluctuations, time limits and passing the vet checks every 30 km or so. … Continue reading

Going barefoot – October 2006

This was an article that Laura Seegers wrote for the SA Horseman in October 2006, the year that that ERASA changed the rules to allow barefoot horses to compete in endurance. ~~~ Why do you want to ride your horses b­arefoot in endurance rides? is the ­question often asked by riders interested in our reasons … 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