Archive for February, 2013


GHS in the hot seat

Social media sites in Gauteng have been inundated with outrage over the GHS (Gauteng Horse Society) Special Arena Levy. It has come at a time when households are already financially […]

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Berghof’s Sonnentänzer licensed by SA Warmblood Society

  On the afternoon of the 14th of February, we took a lovely scenic drive out to Alma Mentz’s beautiful “Rock Solid Stables” situated in the Hennops River Valley, for […]

Horse of the Year 2013 Results

Class 1201A – SA Warmblood Colts & Fillies under 1 year – Dressage Type 1st – Adela Sacre Coeur (SAW) by Sandreo (KWPN) out of a Thaddaeus (HANN), owned by […]


Straight from the horse’s mouth – February 2013

Condolences to the friends and family of well-known Dressage Judge, Trainer and Rider Susan Bass, who passed away on the 17th of February 2013. She will be greatly missed. All […]

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Rathmor Caprice and Berghof’s Sonnentänzer win at Horse of the Year 2013

Dressage horses were well represented on the second day of the warmblood classes at Horse of the Year show on Saturday the 16th of February. Katrin Burger, the Deputy Director […]

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Grow Grand Prix: Inspired to grow

South Africa is years behind our European counterparts on the international Dressage circuit, in terms of knowledge and accessibility to top level competitions.  The GGP movement was started in Gauteng […]

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Hexagon’s Truppa to come to South Africa

Exciting news for SA dressage: After two trips overseas in search of a new horse for Tim, Trudy and Tim Marsland have bought a phenomenal gelding Hexagon’s Truppa. The first […]

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SA Warmbloods excel at Horse of the Year 2013

This year saw Kyalami Equestrian Park, holding the 2013 Horse of the Year Show under glorious blue African skies, with not a rain cloud in sight. International Grand Prix rider […]

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Welcome to DressageAfrica!

After months of brainstorming, discussing and planning, DressageAfrica is finally up-and-running. For the DressageAfrica team, this moment is filled with excitement about sharing our dream of recording the growth of dressage […]