Archive for April, 2013

Show Nerves or adrenalin rush?

Show nerves or adrenaline rush?

In the past I have had friends and pupils talk to me about show nerves, but having not really experienced them in a very long time, I had forgotten just […]

Sheri with her ster KWPN mare, Rilinaire, and Czarina R (His Highness x Don Primaire)

River Stud: Breeding for success

DressageAfrica has a very strong belief that top Dressage horses don’t simply fall out of the sky, they are a product of focused breeding programmes, scientific research, and years of […]

Talented Youngsters in 2013 President’s Cup Loose Movement Competition

During the past five years, the team at Maple Ridge has shaped the President’s Cup competition into a calendar favourite not only for the show jumpers but also for the […]

Lippizaner fundraiser Mongolian Derby

SA Rider to follow her dream and Rhino Orphanage benefits

A South African Equestrienne has decided to fulfill her dream of riding the Mongolian Derby, the longest, toughest horse race in the world, and has coupled it with supporting the […]


Goodbye to a Friend

As South Africans we often take for granted the beauty and wildness of Africa.  We have all learnt to live with a certain degree of caution and awareness regarding crime […]


West region training clinic and fundraiser

A dressage clinic aimed at West region riders of all grades is being hosted at Riverleigh International Equestrian Centre on Sunday the 5th of May 2013. The clinic has been […]

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Dates and venues announced for Jorge Pereira clinic in June and July 2013

Jorge Pereira is flying out at the end of June 2013 for another of his popular clinics. Lessons will take place from the 28th of June to the 13th of […]

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Candice Hobday reaching for the skies

Candice Hobday, South African Grand Prix dressage star, instructor and shipping agent, is equally at home in the saddle as she is in the skies. With her shipping and logistics […]

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People vs Stallions: Who is more dangerous?

Undeniably South Africa is a country that loves its stallions, the glamour and romance of the beauty and spirit that a stallion engenders.  Possibly it is being  brought up on […]

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Armed Robbery at KEP Easter Show

DressageAfrica has just received a report of an armed robbery that took place at KEP this morning.  We are attempting to contact the relevant officials to confirm all the details.  […]