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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 Benefit of Perseverance | Barry Armitage

We had a surprise visit to the stud last week from Barry Armitage, soon to be a South African television star with his new series, Ride of the Peacemaker. Last year, he and his friend Joe Dawson took on the mind-boggling task of following the 600 mile route that Dick King rode 168 years ago … 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

The Essential Barefoot Course – 17 to 19 June 2011

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

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