We would like to remind all our members once again that the WELFARE of our horses are of utmost importance, in fact, it is THE most important. Mistreatment in or out of the showring, will NOT be tolerated nor inhumane training methods. Spot checks will be done and dealt with.
It should be the objective of each person, in which ever way he be involved with Saddlebred horses, to promote the well being of Saddlebred in general and to do whatever is required to make provision for retired Saddlebred horses.
As an equestrian sport the Saddlebred is unknown mainly due to the fact that equitation is not an Olympic sport. South Africa initiated an international competition known as The World Cup, initially only between South Africa and the United States of America.
This competition has grown in stature to the extent that in 1996 the aforementioned countries were joined by Canada, Namibia and the United Kingdom.
VERY IMPORTANT to familiarise yourself with the latest Rules and Rule Changes. Make sure that you are well informed about these rules, as well as the Drug Rules, Prohibited Substances, and the prescribed Veterinary Treatment Forms. View the Rule Book
The annual South African Saddlebred Championships took place in Bloemfontein during 23-28 April 2018. This event represented the best that the South African bloodstock had to offer and held once again true to the promise of excitement and entertainment unique to the saddlebred breed.2018 Results
Born on Christmas night out of the grey mare, Belle of San Francisco, and sired by Hell of a Nite. Trained by Andre la Conte – his career took him to Europe and the UK. He returned to South Africa with Andre as a seven year old and started competing very successfully locally.
He is a true charmer and to date has always been placed in the top three in a FEI-dressage competition! He has gained a keen fan club – his pleasant disposition, good looks and ease of handling are a tribute to his breed!
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