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Back to Basics: From Novice to Grand Prix

Siobhan Records on Rathmor Caprice

The emphasis on “Back to Basics” was the common thread throughout a captivating seminar given by the renowned German FEI 5* Judge and Trainer, Peter Holler, on Friday 4 October […]

Why Breed a Dressage Horse?

Why breed

So many people ask, “Why on earth would you try and breed a dressage horse, when you can more easily buy one?” The answers, gleaned from a multitude of people […]

The Pros and Cons of the German Training System – A seminar with Rien van der Schaft

Rien explaining his philosophies with a rider at one of the bootcamps

Whilst this seminar took place a while ago, DressageAfrica feels that the information shared was so valuable, that it still warrants being posted now. Grow Grand Prix’s dedicated trainer Rien […]

The Leasing of Breeding Stock

Broodmare article

It is fair to say that leasing broodmares is a very common event in the South African breeding world.  Leasing of stallions out to other studs is far less common […]

A Glass of Champagne and a Victor’s smile – a toast to SA’s Calet de Vos

An ecstatic Calet wearing the winner's sash

DressageAfrica met with dressage rider Calet de Vos over the FEI CDI 3* show held here in Kyalami in May 2013.  We chatted to her briefly just after her win […]

Reflections on STABLEBOY’s Editorial on the Allocating of 2014 SA Dressage Championships

Judges Boxes

We have received an overwhelming response to STABLEBOY’s article “Allocating of 2014 SA Dressage Championships”. A group of dressage enthusiasts from the Western Cape feel so strongly about their response […]

The Passionate Pursuit Of Perfection

Chere Arjen 3

Dressage: the passionate pursuit of perfection by the obsessively imperfect. This classic but anonymous quote says it all but, more importantly, says a lot about us as dressage riders. We […]

From the Horse’s Mouth October 2013

Georgina Roberts and the Arab Stallion FC Mulligan

As you can imagine with the Derby having just taken place our news is filled with all sorts of snippets from the show. Best wishes to Genevieve Andrews for a […]

Strictly Come Prancing

Winner of the Grand Prix Freestyle, Chere Burger and Adelprag Arjen

The 2013 SA Dressage Championships incorporating the second FEI CDI 3* show presented a mammoth task for the organisers, the newly formed KEP club and the hard working DressageSA committee.  […]

Results: Galencia Property South African Derby 2013

The 2013 Mini Derby Judges: C – P. Holler, H – S. Human, B – L. Mawhinney   The 2013 South African Derby Judges: C – P. Holler, H – […]