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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

Nursing a horse through AHS | African Horse Sickness

African Horse Sickness is a disease endemic to certain parts of Africa. It is thought to be a Zebra virus carried by midges. It can be a a serious disease with high mortality, but many horses do recover. There is a vaccine but its effectiveness is hotly debated. Standard veterinary treatment, which is aimed at … 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

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