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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

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

The Essential Barefoot Course – 30 September to 2 October

Here is your chance to tap into the formidable knowledge and experience of two of South Africa’s pioneering barefoot endurance riders! Bob and Laura Seegers are hosting another barefoot workshop at Broederstroom which will incorporate all aspects of riding, maintaining and training a barefoot horse, focusing on natural horsemanship principles. Broederstroom is the home of … 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

Barefoot hooves = no slip!

Fauresmith 2011 Perseverance took three of our horses to their first Fauresmith. They were thoroughly prepared and well managed by the team. We were blessed when PSV Jedi & Laura flew round the 201 km in 8 hours 36 to finish 5th in Standardweights, Ashley & PSV Mauser rode a good 9h48 to finish 17 … 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