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Posted by on Jul 2, 2019 in Newsflashes |

Important memo from the FEI Veterinary Department – Optimising performance in a challenging climate

Important memo from the FEI Veterinary Department – Optimising performance in a challenging climate

In view of the high temperatures that are currently impacting many countries in Europe and the upcoming test event in Tokyo (12-14 August), the FEI would like to remind all our stakeholders to take the right measures to protect horses and humans from the risk of heat stress. Our top five tips for staying cool in a challenging climate are: 1, Learn and practice cooling techniques – Large volumes of cold water applied all over the horse’s body will cool it down. There is no need to use a scraper to remove the water. 2, Water – Never restrict water. Allow your horse to drink at will during breaks, after exercise etc.  Humans should also ensure they keep themselves hydrated with cold drinks. Both human and equine athletes will benefit from air conditioning, shade and cold air or misting fans. 3, Monitor – Excessive sweating, high temperature, hot skin, deep and laboured breathing are signs of overheating in horses 4, Call your vet immediately if your horse shows signs...

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Posted by on Jun 20, 2019 in Newsflashes |

Temporary Licence

Temporary Licence

Dressage SA are delighted to announce a Temporary Licence to participate in any DSA Dressage Show anywhere in South Africa. This Licence will be issued by the DSA office and entitles you to complete in classes up to and including the grade of Novice. Each competitor is allowed to buy two temporary licences from DSA, up to the end of December 2019 and each licence extends over a complete show. The Temporary Licence fee will be R 155 including VAT and includes the SAEF day membership fee....

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Posted by on Jun 6, 2019 in Newsflashes |

CDI & SA Lipizzaner Fundraiser

CDI & SA Lipizzaner Fundraiser

Come and witness Dressage at the very highest level in a performance of the South African Lipizzaners with an elite crew of special guest performers encompassing some of the very best, most talented dressage riders in the country. Performance Cast: The South African Lipizzaners Adriaan Van Wyk Amory Smith Andrea Harrison Buchmann Anthea Michaletos Candice Hobday John Smith Johan Roodt Suzanne Horne AND Tamara Hasselberg **All proceeds will go to the SA Lipizzaners and the hosting of the upcoming 2019 Dressage CDI Stokkiesdraai ** Come along and help the continuation of competitive dressage at the highest level Date: 12th June Venue: SA Lipizzaner Centre, 1 Dahlia Road, Kyalami Time: 18:00 for 19:00 Price: R200.00 per person Tickets are available on Quicket South Africa on https://qkt.io/lipizzanerscdi or through the SA Lipizzaners office. Contact us on 079 716 4792 or email us on...

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Posted by on May 10, 2019 in Newsflashes |

We would like to congratulate the following riders for being selected to take part in the upcoming 2019 Inter Africa Cup. Margarita Theodorou & Compton House Flyinga Janina Rexrodt & Rosalie Sue Horne & Absolutely Fabulous SC Danielle Kleynhans & TI Hannah Montana Chef D’Equipe: Martjie Kuipers This exciting competition will be taking place at Penbritte Equestrian Centre from 15 to 19 May...

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Posted by on Apr 8, 2019 in Newsflashes |

Council Members Elected at the AGM on 6 April 2019

Council Members Elected at the AGM on 6 April 2019

  We would like to congratulate the following members who were elected onto Council at the AGM held on 6 April:   Pierre Hefer –  President Dianne Smith – Vice President Carol Pickering – Treasurer Cobus Engelbrecht – Finance and Administration Eino Vuorinen – Technical Suzanne Horne – Judges and Officials Ingeborg Sanne – International Affairs Janeese Silen – Venue & Schedules Montanique Wilson – Development and...

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