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CAMELOT NEWSLETTER MAY 2017

Welcome back to all our Cameloties. A new year and lots is happening. Let’s get started



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The following riders have joined Camelot since January:

Aiden Kruger, Cuilim Ermann, Amelie de Brandt, Anja Nel, Lisa Mari Nel, Janine der Kinderen, Liam Killian, Shobion Osborne, Imelda Carstens, Amber Polley, Claudia Mohr, Kelsi Lombard, Donne Hearn, Christopher Fourie, Albert Ophoff, , Eljohna du Toit, Chanelle Goshen, Kendra Koyles, Codie Redelinghuys, Cayley Kirsten, Sheila Burland, Ethan Coyles, Birgit Lamm, Chantelle Terblanche



New Horses - Camelot Riding School

King

King
Rhemus

Rhemus

 

George

George
Whiskey

Whiskey

 

Cairo and Tink

Cairo and Tink
Shabir

Shabir

 



show jumping show

On the 26th of March Camelot hosted its first show jumping show for the year. This time we included 2 of our grooms to also show what they can do. Alfred (LA) and Elvis (Savannah) put their horses to the test at the 40cm cross bar. Clear rounds for both of them and their first rosettes. Well done to both. Thanks to our photographers on the day. Photo’s will be posted on our website and facebook page.



Dressage Show

Our dressage show took place on the 28th of May. All the riders and horses looked beautiful. Thank you to all our sponsors: Catering: Elmien Nel, Rosettes: Jenean Gain, Glass medals: Ingrid Owen, Photographer: Karin Huckfeldt. Please view our face book page and website for photos of the event.



Stable News

All our horses are doing very well. Alfonso got injured during the December holidays but has now recovered and are back in work. New half lease bonds have formed in the form of Janine der Kinderen and Frangelica.

Until further news…

Team Camelot

 


 

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CAMELOT NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 2016

And so another year has come to an end at Camelot. We want to thank all our instructors for a job well done and to all our riders for all their support throughout the year. A special thanks to all our horses for all their patients with each and every rider young and old.

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The following riders have joined Camelot since July:

Danel Boltman, Emily Pirie, Nieke Lombard, Zoe van Niekerk, Mieke Heerink-Smit, Emma Heerink-Smit, Barbara Laughton, Shianne Brand, Cynthia Turnball, Nileze Ungerer, Alya Essi, Alyssa Bremmer, Evah Nienaber, Simone Mc Crae, Baudouin & Anna Banza, Daleen Turner, Dominique Jordaan. Kayli Asmus, Chelsea Lee Smith, Ava & Emma Smoothey, Zahra Kokia, Christine & Anria Lintveldt, Samantha Nash, Sonja Klopper

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On the 1st of October Elsa Trigaardt (daughter of Francois Trigaardt) got married to Marius Hollenbach.

Elsa Trigaardt wedding

What a lovely couple.

Congratulations from Team Camelot!!

Gymkhana Riding by: Jessica Strauss

During the July holidays for a week i went to Beaufort west for gymkhana riding and the little pony I rode named Puzzle. I had ridden many horses while I was there but puzzle was the one that stood out to me. For me gymkhana riding is one of my favourite things to do in the holidays and it is an amazing experience.

Puzzle 1 Puzzle 2


show jumping show

On the 23rd of October Camelot held their end of the year in door show jumping show and Awards. We want to say thank you to each and every rider who competed on the day. The annual Awards took place straight after and it was a wonderful occasion where riders got either a certificate of trophee for all their hard work during the year. To view the photo’s taken on the day and results, please go to our face book page or visit our website. We would like to say thank you to our photographer on the day Nicoleen Smit for all the lovely photo’s and Melanie Fivaz for sponsoring the Tack Shack vouchers.

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My Experience at Camelot: by Sam Nash

As a polo cross player visiting from Zimbabwe for the Christmas season, I wanted to have a few lessons to improve my riding technique and gain confidence in jumping. I met Adele one afternoon when I showed up unannounced during busy feed time but she was immediately accommodating and 5 minutes later I was booked in for a series of lessons over the next few weeks.

The first horse I rode at Camelot was the lovely Max who, once you get going, gave me an awesome jumping lesson. Next I rode a fiery little pony named Ameera who was a lot of fun to ride and I thoroughly enjoyed giving her the rein at the end of the lesson to let her stretch her legs a bit. Afterwards we went for a little hack around the streets and through the parks. The third horse I rode was the sweetest boy Piet who likes to test the boundaries a bit because things in the shady corner can be scary but he has such a big soft heart. In my lessons with him we worked on tempo changes and flying changes and I feel he taught me loads.

My overall experience has been awesome, Adele taught me something new with every lesson. She listened when I told her what I would like to work on and I look forward to heading back to Zimbabwe with some new confidence in jumping and flatwork. Thank you so much to Adele, Camelot and all the lovely ponies.

Jessica and Alfonso Michelle and Ruta

My lifelong passion: by Cynthia Vemer-Turnbull

I have finally fulfilled a lifelong passion (I am now 56 years old) and have started weekly riding lessons at Camelot.

They have become the highlight of my week and I so look forward to connecting with the horses, whether riding, bathing, brushing, feeding, etc.

I have recently returned to Cape Town after living in Dubai, where my love for horses was reignited. I volunteered at the Dubai branch of Riding for the Disabled. I loved it so much that when I arrived back in South Africa, I looked for a place where I could reconnect with horses, and was so fortunate to happen to drive past Camelot. I did some research, and was very impressed with the welcome I received from Adele, on my subsequent enquiring visit to Camelot.

The rest, as the saying goes, is history!

I look forward to my weekly sessions at Camelot and on improving my riding ability with every visit!

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Here I am on the left assisting a disabled rider around an obstacle course in Dubai, and on the right riding Silver Ball at Camelot in Cape Town!

To all at Camelot, many thanks for adding a weekly dose of joy to my life!

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HER LIFE LONG DREAM

Meet Elaine Dickie who’s life long dream was to be able to sit on a horse. At age 75 her son Ian decided to give her this experience for her birth day. She did very well and bonded nicely with Silver Ball. After a struggle to get on (nerves getting in the way) she managed to climb on and walk a few times around the lunge ring. Well done Elaine.

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december camp

On the 12th, 13th and 14th of December Camelot had its Christmas camp. With 36 children it was one of the most fantastic camps. Lots of fun activities happened like mucking out stables, grooming, riding, games, arts and crafts, outrides, fancy dress competition and our very own Colour Run on day 3. Please check out our website and face book pages for more photo’s.

SOME PHOTO’S

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Horse shoe decorations Face painting


Sack race Outrides



camelots ponies

Meet Camelots latest new riding school ponies: The filly is almost 4 years old and her name is Jericho Savannah Surprise and the gelding is 5 years old and his name is Jericho Ruwan. Both are Boerperd. We welcome them to our ridingschool

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AND as always to end our newsletter here’s our horsy picture for the month:

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Until further news …… Merry Christmas and a joyful new year.

Team Camelot

 


 

Camelot Riding School
CAMELOT NEWSLETTER JULY 2016

I know, I know it has been 5 months since our last newsletter but I tell you these months fly by so fast. But at last, I have finally sat down and created another bumper newsletter.

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new riders

The following riders have joined Camelot since February:

Ivy Stoffberg, Marzaan and Charles Neser, Juliet Schneider, Melissa Malan, Kayleigh Scholtz, Emma-J Anderson, Keryn Partridge, Werner van Vuuren, Jessica and Andrew Swart, Daniela Bothma, Mia van der Leek, Danika de Koker, Marga Geldenhuys, Zara van der Leek, Mia Jooste, Min Jun Kim, Karen Tothill, Hannah Visser, Christiaan Swart, Devan van Pittius, Amanda Symington, Annaline Bredenham, Emma Visser, Leandrie Van Niekerk

 

instructor news

 

As you all know we said goodbye to Sheri who has decided to concentrate and spend more time at her own yard. We wish her all the best of luck with her new ventures. We now have Melissa Malan who has started teaching our new riders and helping out where needed. Melissa has been riding at Camelot for many years. We also want to say thank you to Chrisna who helpes out on Saturdays when needed.

 

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Saskia de Kok and Spanish Affair

Spanish Affair

We welcome Saskia de Kok and Spanish Affair to our Camelot family. May they be very happy at their new home.

 

LA

LA

Camelot has gained another riding school pony called LA. He used to be an endurance horse but is doing very well in our school.

 

grooming kits

 

We would like to thank all our riders who sponsored a grooming kit to a Camelot horse.  All these kits are hanging in the office with each horses name on it and only to be used for that specific horse.

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Sofie on our office couch under some of the grooming kits

Horse Rider

the hoof

The horse’s hoof may be divided into 4 regions:

  • THE WALL
  • THE SOLE
  • THE FROG
  • THE WHITE LINE

THE WALL: Carries most of the horse’s weight, hard to believe I know. This is the visible part of the horse’s hoof when standing.

THE SOLE: Very important as it protects the pedal of ceffin bone (laminitis). It must be kept hard and thick and requires you to look after it, clean it daily.

THE FROG: This is the heart of the horse’s hoof, it ads as pump, pushing blood back up the log to aid circulations. It also acts as a non-slipping device. It usually sheds twice a year causing slight tenderness in the horse’s feet. It must be kept soft.

THE WHITE LINE:  This occurs where the wall and the inner sensitive part meet, it forms a yellow white band and is very easy to see. It is very sensitive.

 

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Lauren and Seth (Max and Alfonso)

Lauren and Seth (Max and Alfonso) standing in a puddle. Every year our top arena has a HUGE puddle. This makes for lots of adventures riding time. The brave hearts will ride through it and those not so brave goes around it.

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We would like to congratulate Tracey Schaller and Arboretum for making the Boland A Team. Her results are as follows:

Boland Qualifier 3:

Show Jumping 90cm 1st place,

Dressage Test 1: 58,86% (unfortunate elimination): Test 2: 56,25% – 5th place

Boland Qualifier 4:

Show Jumping 90cm 3rd place,

Dressage Test 1: 59,38% – 9th place, Test 2: 57,20% – 13th place

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Tracey and Arboretum

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TIP : Use everyday household helpers.

  1. Rub glue on your seat and boots (may not always work)
  2. Apply Velcro to stirrups and soles (This too has drawbacks)

 

My Swartland SPCA voluntary visit by Madison Hagen

My visit was initiated from a Life Orientation Project that is required for Grade 10’s at Fairmont High School which consists of 10 hours community service. My mom arranged for us to visit the Swartland  SPCA in Darling.

My day started with walking an ADHD Labrador named Nala who was very playful and a mutated “wors hondjie” who was simply lovely. My friends continued with playing with the kittens, cleaning dog and cat cages, packing storage rooms etc. whilst I had the privilege of bathing and grooming two feisty horses. Stripes, the stallion, was named that as his ribs were showing when he first arrived at the SPCA, Mia only recently arrived malnourished, underfed and with an injured leg. Hansie the resident sheep who has been at the SPCA since he was rescued at one day old, played soccer with us and “blaaaaah” the entire time we were busy in his enclosure. Unfortunately our day came to an end very quickly but it was rewarding and comforting seeing how well Louise and the team treat the animals who are beautifully looked after.

I would like to leave you with this thought …..

An Indian legend says: “When a human dies there is a bridge they must cross to enter into Heaven. At the head of the bridge waits every animal that human encountered during their lifetime. The animals based on what they know of this person decide which humans may cross the bridge …. And which are turned away.”

Madison at the SPCA 2 Madison at the SPCA 1

 

camelot camp

Camelot hosted a 2 day camp on the 29th and 30th of June. Attended by 20 kids they all had loads of fun. Please check out our website and face book page for all the photo’s taken on those days. Our website now also have a video section where video’s of our riders will be posted.

Please make a note in you diary that the next camp will be on the 12th, 13th and 14th of December. Make sure you book your slot early. Keep an eye open for our end of the year show jumping show and awards details which will be held in October.

Details about this show and awards will be available soon.

Camelot has a new face book page which is already getting a lot of attention. Videos and photo’s of our riders as well as news about upcoming events will be loaded every month.

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Some of  our riders at the fancy dress. Charlie was nominated the best dress horse followed by Mozart and Alfonso sharing second place.

AMEERA AND HER FOAL JERICHO ALEGRA HAVING A LAY DOWN IN THE SUN

AMEERA AND HER FOAL JERICHO ALEGRA
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Izabella and Hollywood, Madison and Buka Mina, Kristen and Piet

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Alice and Mozart, Layla and Mozart

SILVER MAX, MOZART, HOLLYWOOD

SILVER MAX, MOZART, HOLLYWOOD

AND as always to end our newsletter here’s our horsy funny for the month:

 

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Until further news ……  happy riding!!

Team Camelot

 


 

Camelot Riding School
CAMELOT NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 2016

Another new year at Camelot. Happy New Year to all the Camelot riders. We had a fantastic year last year so let us all make 2016 an even better year.

It’s February already and 2 whole months since our last news letter.

New Riders

The following riders have joined Camelot in the period since December last year:

Chrisna Visagie, Eloise Meyer, Lilan Meyer, Natalya Bothma, Abbegayle Bisschoff, Megan Oschman, Anneke Tucker, Megan Jacobs, Jana Joubert, Kara Nothnagel. Lara van der Velde, Jason Frederichs, Daniel Wilbraham, Karien Gildenhuys, Payton Gericke, Nadine Malan, Zakiyah Parker, Leah-Kara Mars

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By now everyone at Camelot knows that Ameera had her foal on the 22nd of December. His name is Jerricho Allegro. We welcome this cute face to Camelot who has already attracted a lot of attention.

Jerricho Allegro
Jerricho Allegro

Fly Masks

We would like to thank all the following riders for sponsoring a fly mask to a Camelot horse. All our horses are now looking fabulous with their very colourful masks:

Treasure: Layla Junger, Piet: Gail Junger, Max: Sabrina Roberts, Hollywood: Romayne Coetzee,
Mozart: Alia Muller, Forest: Janet Muller, Autumn: Kerry Rademan, Alfonso: Aerin Atkins

 

Treasure: Layla Junger Piet: Gail Junger Max: Sabrina Roberts Hollywood: Romayne Coetzee

Forest: Janet Muller Autumn: Kerry Rademan Alfonso: Aerin Atkins Mozart: Alia Muller

 

Horse Rider

Horsekeeping Truths

  1. The neck of a horse is longest at medicine time
  2. If you are picking out his rear feet, then it’s potty time
  3. The soundest horse will be lame the day you try to sell him
  4. Apples go into a horse well. They come out as drool, all over you
  5. A clean stall will always be dirty in the morning

 

Lexa Triegaardt

Camelot has lost yet another one of its friendly faces around the yard. Lexa aged 10 years old has sadly died on the 10th of February. She was one of Francois and Sandra Triegaardt’s beloved dogs. She will be missed by everyone at Camelot. Rest in peace Lexa.

 

Lexa Triegaardt 1 Lexa Triegaardt 2

Photos of Madison at the SPCA

 

Pictures of Some of Our Riders

Madison & Hollywood, Madison & Naughty boy Alfonso, Gail & Piet, Alia and Mozart, Michelle & Forest Fern

Madison & Hollywood Madison & Naughty boy Alfonso Gail & Piet

Alia and Mozart Michelle & Forest Fern

 

To Ride or not to Outride

It was a beautiful winter morning when my sister and I had our first outride and our excitement had us dancing on the spot! Kitted out in our riding gear, we made our way to Alpha Equestrian in Simondium and after a few disagreements with our Garmin, we finally made it to a very picturesque part of the Cape. Our horses, who were admittedly smaller than expected, were tacked and ready to go and we waited patiently for the rest of the group to arrive. Our outride leader was a fabulously exuberant woman who had wonderful stories to tell and it only served to increase our enthusiasm for our adventure ahead. Before too long our group of 5 departed insearch of a relaxing winelands outride and that’s when things started to go awry…our horses seemed nernvous and could not stop eating leaving us scattered all over the vineyard. When I did finally get my horse’s face out of the grass, he refused to go any faster than a brisk walk leaving me trailing behind the group which in retrospect was safest because when one of the other horses did come near him, he would rear up with fright and give me a full sprint before calming down! Our dreams of outride awesomeness really came crashing down when my sister’s horse set off in a gallop in the opposite direction leaving her an unwilling passenger on a spooked little blur! Thankfully my training at Camelot allowed me to catch up with her runaway horse and pull them sharply to a halt (thank you Adele). After that our outride was quickly over leaving us very disappointed and hesitant to repeat the experience… So, it must have been a mixture of bravery and   foolish optimism that made us attempt an outride again! It was at the Buckingham Riding School in KwaZulu?Natal that we decided to hedge our bets and with great trepidation we set off in search of an outride adventure. When we arrived, there were no winelands but green undulating fields dotted with little dams and peppered with trees and it seemed like a promising new beginning. Our outride leader was a young redhead who marshalled the riding staff like a seasoned army commander. After fastidiously checking our tack on our very impressive thoroughbred horses, we set off – my sister and I with our fingers and toes

crossed of course! And what an adventure it was, our horses did not dare look down, let alone eat the inviting grass and were eager to run up hills and through the shallow dams! We could have happily ridden around all day and after 2 hours, both we and the horses were deliciously tired – to the point where I may have, for the first time, fallen asleep in the saddle – like those cowboys in the Wild West. And so, a good outride not only has beautiful surrounds but also a connection with a horse outside of the arena as well as a feeling of incredible joy after.

By Horacia Naidoo

AND as always to end our newsletter here’s our horsy quote for the month:

“after a long ride, the best rubbing post is the rider”

Until further news …… happy riding!!

Team Camelot

 


 

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CAMELOT NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2015

And so another year has come to and end. With all its ups and downs Camelot ended it on a high note with many new riders joining.

Once again we want to thank all our fantastic horses because without them, this riding school would not be possible so please show them your appreciation by bringing them a treat (carrots, apples) from time to time.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE RIDING SCHOOL WILL BE CLOSED FROM THE 9TH OF DECEMBER AND RE-OPEN ON THE 18TH OF JANUARY 2016

All enquiries can be done by email which we will attend to in the new year.
Madison and Silver Ball Having Some Fun

Madison and Silver Ball
Show Jumper
Show Updates

Our end of the year Show Jumping Show took place on the 8th of November and as always it was a huge success. This year we decided to bring colour into it and all of our horses got a make over from their riders. From blue and pink manes to orange and feathery tales. Everyone had loads of fun on the day and had just as much fun washing out all the colours the next week. We want to say thank you to all our riders that competed even our little league riders on Angus. Photo’s taken on the day can be viewed under “Galary” on our website.

Our awards took place on the same day and we would like to congratulate each and everyone who got certificates and trophies. Thank you for spending the day with us and making it a day to remember.
Horse Rider

Horsy Funnies

The trot
The rising trot should NOT be confused with the falling trot

Diagonals
When the horse’s left front A, and right hind legs go forward B, you rise 3 and are on the left C, or outside B diagonal, tracking right D…… GOT IT??

The Canter
Squeeze a little harder and do another zillion things right and suddenly you will canter.

The Gallop
The gallop is a gait so fast, your worries can’t keep up.
Horse Talk
As you all know we have a “mamma bear” who is ready to give birth in December. Yes Ameera will be a proud mommy soon. We at Camelot can’t wait for the new arrival.
Holiday Camp
Our holiday camp took place on the 10th, 11th and 12th of December and was again a huge success with 47 kids enjoying in the fun activities. Swimming in the dam on horseback was again the high light for most of the riders. We hope to see you all at our future camps in 2016.
Yard News
An important issue regards the security of the livery tack room. We would like to ask all our livery clients (who wont be at the yard during the holidays) to please ensure that their tack is locked away. Also in the evening when you use the tack room and are the last to leave, please lock the door as well as the security gate behind you. Remember it is also your expensive equipment that lies exposed if you neglect this simple request!

 

My Time at Camelot: by Kaylin Botha

“Dear Camelot

Thanks for everything you have done and meant to me over the last 2 years. I have learned so much from everybody and all the horses. Since day one I knew that Camelot is going to be like home to me. I have always loved horses and always knew that I wanted to grow up with them. Camelot made that dream come true. I have made so many new friends – horses and people.

I want to thank Adele for being the most up building person and instructor to me. Thank you for teaching me the skills I have today. Thanks for not just being my instructor but also my friend. I love you so much and I am going to miss you a lot.

I want to thank Charlie for being the best ride, and friend. Thanks for always being patient and kind to me. You are truly my little angel. I love you so much and I’m going to miss you everyday. You are the best horse in the world.

Overall I just want to thank Camelot and everyone that has made these 2 years the best. I love all of you and I’m going to miss everybody.”

Kaylin and Her Brother Xian Dressed Up Charlie for Christmas This Year

Kaylin and her brother Xian who dressed up Charlie 1 Kaylin and her brother Xian who dressed up Charlie 5

Kaylin and her brother Xian who dressed up Charlie 2 Kaylin and her brother Xian who dressed up Charlie 3 Kaylin and her brother Xian who dressed up Charlie 4

 

One of our riders Adele Duvenhage had these lovely photo’s taken for her port folio. The lucky horse is Vic.

Adele Duvenhage 1 Adele Duvenhage 2

“Thank you so much for allowing us to make use of the beautiful scenery on your farm and thanks to the stunning horses whom were more than willing to pose with me for photo’s ….. I enjoy my training with you and it has a big positive impact on my life. The horses are spiritually stimulating and has a true effect on me …..”

AND as always to end our newsletter here’s our horsy quote for the month:
“Some horses do “whoa” well, others whoa only when they want to whoa”

Christmas Horse

Until we see you again in 2016 – we wish you all happy holidays!

Team Camelot

 


 

Camelot Riding School

CAMELOT NEWSLETTER AUGUST 2015

Winter is almost over and we welcomed all the rain we had over the last few months. There is a few new faces at Camelot so lets start with this jam packed newsletter:

New Riders

We welcome all the following new riders :

Chinay Ferreira, Ivanka van Dyk, Hannah Mory, Jemma Schlechter, Estelle van der Merwe, Brittany Clifton, Georgette Hagen, Martilize Kreuiter, Maja Blomerus, Marlene Carstens, Niel Volschenk, Bartlo Volschenk, Phillip Naude, Kristian Naude, Aiden Snell, Catelyn Levey, Sasha Cerqueira, Michelle Smit, Shybon George, Wiekie Ferreira, Willem Ferreira, George Ferreira

Instructor News

We want to welcome Sheri Horn and Michelle Texeira to our team of instructors. Sheri has taken over from Echolette and Michelle has taken over from Chrisna on Saturdays. Please make them feel welcome.

Yard News

As you all know Armagh who use to be one of our riding school horses, has now found a new owner Emma Anderson. Emma leased him for almost a year but have now decided to make him hers. Congratulations!!

 

Camelot’s Youngest Riders (On Angus)

Left: Eva 2yrs 3months old, Right: Mickayla 2yrs 3months old

Eva 2yrs 3months old Mickayla 2yrs 3months old

 

Courtney Cox and Charlie Having Fun

Courtney Cox and Charlie having fun

 

Kings World owned by Estelle van der Merwe

Kings World owned by  Estelle van der Merwe

news-rules

Please remember to cancel lessons at least one day in advance in order to be made up at another time. If your lesson is not cancelled in time it will be forfeited.

Also bear in mind that the riding school is closed on Sundays and Public holidays and no lessons will be given on those days.

If you decide to discontinue lessons, one month’s notice is required.

Lessons do continue no matter what the weather is like.

Baby News

Melanie and her husband Edrich Fivaz who has been with Camelot for many years welcomed a baby girl into their lives on 11/5/2015 named Eleanore. Camelot would like to congratulate them on the new arrival to their family.

Melanie and her baby 1 Melanie and her baby 2 Melanie and her baby 3

 

Upcoming Events

Camelot will be hosting our last show jumping show for 2015 on the 1st of November. Please book you horse to avoid disappointment.

After the show we will have our annual Awards to show our riders how well they did through out the year. Please mark these 2 events on your calendars.

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Show updates

SANESSA 2015

 

Tracey and Vic came 2nd in their 70cm Equitation class

SANESSA Tracey and Vic

 

Michelle on Manhatten Moment came 1st in both the 1.10m Competition class & 1.10m A2 Accumulator class

SANESSA Michelle on Manhatten Moment

 

Other Show updates

5 July Mistico
Sasha and Ping came 1st in the 1m show jumping class

12 July Europa
Sasha and Ping came 4th in 1.10m championship show jumping class

26 July Europa Dressage
Sasha and Ping came 3rd and 5th in the novice classes

9 August Europa
Sasha and Ping came 3rd in the 1.10m Western Cape SASJ National show jumping competition

30 August Mistico Dressage
Sasha and Ping took park in their first Novice musical freestyle dressage championship and scored 61.13%

6 September Legends
Sasha and Lord Fonteroy went clear in 40cm and 50cm classes and came 4th in the 60cm and 70cm classes

 

My time at Camelot: by Lara Meyer

My time at Camelot started off a little bumpy, but I’m glad I stayed. During my year and half riding I have learnt so much and have definitely become a better rider. It is with a heavy heart that I am leaving to go study in London. With each horse I rode I learnt new ways to ride and increased my confidence. Autumn was a great horse to start off with, he has so much spunk and is willing to do almost anything. Charlie was crazy the first time in rode him, hence half the arena sand in my clothes each time, but he taught me how to keep my seat. Max was very special, although very lazy, we had fund jumping high. He was always happy to see me and greeted me every time I came to ride. And then came Alfonso (love at first ride), together we could conquer the world. He was never used much in the school but had so much potential. We worked well together. We jumped to new heights and came far in our training together. This brings me to Adele, she was the greatest instructor I have ever had, she has this knack of pushing you to try new things and become a better rider without even raising her voice. Lessons were always eventful with new techniques. Flying changes and formation riding was fun. Adele really cares about each horse in the school and all her riders. I am really going to miss her, and every horse at Camelot. Thanks Adele for the great time I have had and for helping me grow as a rider.

Lara and Alfonso

LARA AND ALFONSO 1 LARA AND ALFONSO 2

 

Silver Max thought he would practise to be a Reindeer
Let’s give him a HAND for trying

Silver Max

 

My Journey With Franki – My Adopted Rescue Horse: by Miriaam Sinclair

Franki’s journey as a rescue horse started 15 ½ years ago, when he was rescued by a kind lady who found him thin and neglected in a field is Somerset- West. As he was a purebred American Saddler (apparently a progeny of Mr. America), she wanted to register him as such, and appointed a trainer to help with the process. This turned out to be a nightmare for Franki, who was confined to his semi-dark indoor stable for the most part of the day, and only allowed out for an hour a day, apparently in an effort to ensure the “wide-eyed” look that is so desirable. His ears were manipulated to make sure they stayed up right. This failed, and another trainer was found to attempt registration as a “Boerperd”. This also failed and Franki landed up with Mayanna Muter (owner and founder of Dassenberg Horse Rescue Center), as a 2 yr old. He sired a mare, Ranchine, who is also still at DHRC. In all this time, Franki was only adopted once before. Unfortunately his owner had to return him. My first meeting with Franki was in March 2015, when he accidently bit my finger as I fed him carrots. My fault, not his …. We immediately connected and I knew he was the horse I wanted. He has a wonderful, very lovable personality and the deepest, softest brown eyes I have ever seen. He is very communicative and has blossomed with all the attention he gets. What I like, is that he still has his own personality and is certainly not a broken horse. He’s a quick learner and we practise “natural horsemanship” techniques. I adopted Franki in April. I started riding lessons in February and together we are learning and building trust and love together. He is 18 and I am 57 and I hope we can spend the rest of our days together so he will never have to wait for someone to love him. I keep him at DHRC. I help (and learn) from working with the other abused/neglected horses. My fees makes his and the other horses live better. I hope I mean as much to him as he to me ……

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As always to end our newsletter here’s our horsy quote for the month:

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Until further news … happy riding!!

Team Camelot

 


 

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CAMELOT NEWSLETTER MAY 2015

Welcome back everybody!! Our last news letter was 3 months ago and boy time flies. A few things has changed at Camelot so lets start by telling you all about it.

New Riders

We welcome all the following new riders who joined since March:

Hannah Petersen, Marian de Ndorega, Rachel Pereira, Arin Sithole, Frida Nel, Robyn Vorster, Darren Calitz, Tamryne Bimray, Micayla Barley, Eva van der Berg, Pieter van der Merwe, Nika du Toit, Karen Muller, Isabella Colatruglio, Megan Cousins, Zoryn Saporta-Rothuysen, Erin Beverley, Leah Beverley, Romayne Coetzee.

YARD NEWS

As most of you already know Martinique has decided to leave Camelot. Echolette van Wyk has now replaced her and are doing very well as our new instructor. We also have a new temp Celeste who will be helping out whenever one of our full time instructors are not able to teach. We welcome them both at our friendly yard.

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A new horse Ameera has joined the riding school since our last news letter. She settled in very quick and is already a favourite to some of our riders. We also want to welcome a new livery named Kingsworld and his owner Estelle van der Merwe. As you all know Penny Whistle’s owner Leander Lubbe has decided to study further and therefore Penny also now have a new owner Tammy Bates-Mustoe. We welcome them all to our yard.

If you would like to half lease any of our horses please speak to you instructor. Horses for lease are: Treasure Chest, Silver Max, Autumn, Forest Fern.

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Please diarise the following date of our next camp:

1 & 2nd of July

Please keep an eye on our notice boards around the yard and office door for further news about this camp.

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Camelot hosted a show jumping show on the 23rd of May and it was another huge success. The weather played along and the horses loved the coolness … some horses maybe liked it a little to much and “performed” very well like our little Forest Fern showed us. Please check out our website for all your show results of the day.

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Please remember to cancel lessons at least one day in advance in order to be made up at another time. If your lesson is not cancelled in time it will be forfeited.

Also bear in mind that the riding school is closed on Sundays and Public holidays and no lessons will be given on those days.

If you decide to discontinue lessons, one month’s notice is required.

Lessons do continue no matter what the weather is like.

“I adore animals, especially horses.
Horses are the most amazing animals there can ever be.
A horse is not a thing to get you from A to B.
It’s more like a partnership.
You would learn to trust each other.
When you do, you will have a friend that would never let you down.”By: Anneke Liebenberg

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Mozart showing us his lovely smile.

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Autumn trying to unlock his stable door AGAIN!!!

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Show updates

A few shows were held over the last 2 months and some of our riders competed in them. Here are their results:

9 & 10 May

Megan and Arboretum came 6th and 3rd in her 90cm Show jumping classes, 3rd in Dressage, 2nd in Working Hunter class.

Tracey and Vic came 4th in her Dressage class.

Michelle and Manhatten Moment came 2nd and 1st in her 1.10m Show jumping classes.

Carla and Lord Fonteroy came 1st in both her 60cm and 70cm classes.

Three of our riders made the Western Province Team : Megan made the B Team for Show jumping and Dressage and the A Team for Equitation and Working Hunter, Tracey made the A Team for Equitation and Michelle made the A Team for Show Jumping.

Well done to all these riders.

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If anybody has anything to put into the newsletter, hand it in. Write a story about your horsey experiences, a poem, a joke or draw a picture. We would like some input from our riders to make your newsletter as interesting as possible.

As always to end our newsletter here’s our horsy quote for the month:

”It is not enough for a man to know how to ride; he must know how to fall”

Until further news … happy riding!!

Team Camelot

 


 

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CAMELOT NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 2015

The Christmas holidays have come and gone and we are already into the New Year. We hope that everybody can stick to their new year’s resolutions. A lot of things happened at Camelot so enjoy this bumper edition.

New Riders
We welcome all the following new riders who joined since January:

Emma Gain, Keira Anlann, Alice Kotze, Anieka Louw, Grace Benzimra, Angelique van Rhyn, Megan Smith, Lumare Dollie, Daniel Wilbraham, Sophia de Juger, Yumnah Richards, Heidi Westraadt, Angela Norman, Careen Muller, Lee-Ann Levey, Jana Traut, Tyla Hedges, Miriam Sinclair.

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We start off this section by bidding farewell to Ascot Close, who passed away during the holidays.

(1988 – 2014)

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Ascot arrived at Camelot in 1996 and it wasn’t long before she had become a favourite of many riders young and old. She taught all levels of riders as well as compete at shows. She was the perfect school horse, easy to manage, easy to ride, and a perfect lady. One thing that I think many would agree on is that she spooked and looked at the same stuff in the arenas after being there for so many years. That’s what made her special in her own way.

Farewell sweet girl you will be missed by many riders and will always be with us in our hearts.

Tribute to Ascot by Layla Junker:

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news-layla-ascot2 “My name is Layla, I am 6 years old. I started horse-riding when I was 5. Ascot Close, my favourite horse, passed away over the Christmas holidays and I am very sad. She was the first horse I cantered and jumped with. She gave me confidence and I was not afraid to ride her. I love and really miss you, I will never forget you Ascot Close.”

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Two new horses have joined the riding school since our last news letter. Piet is a boer perd of +/_ 8 years old and has settled in very quick. The fact that he has a VERY short tail has not stopped him from becoming a favourite in die school.

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Another new face is that of Lord Fonteroy who now belongs to Carla Engelbrecht. I’m sure these two will develop into a good combination. Carla’s previous horse Badger is now living in Springbok and enjoying every minute of his new life.

Carla and Lord Fonteroy
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Our Saturday instructor Chrisna van den Heever is now half leasing Lancelin. Congratulations!!!

Chrisna and Lancelin
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If you would like to half lease any of our horses please speak to you instructor. Horses for lease are: Treasure Chest, Silver Max, Autumn, Silver Ball, Forest Fern.

We are also happy to mention that Alfonso is now back in the riding school after having a rest for a few months and are doing very well.

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Please diarise the following dates of our shows and camps for this year:

Show Jumping Shows: 1 March, 24 May, 6 September and 1st November

Holiday Camps: 8/9 April, 5/6 October and 10/11/12 December

Please keep an eye on our notice boards around the yard and office door for further news about these events.

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Please remember to cancel lessons at least one day in advance in order to be made up at another time. If your lesson is not cancelled in time it will be forfeited.

Also bear in mind that the riding school is closed on Sundays and Public holidays and no lessons will be given on those days.

If you decide to discontinue lessons, one month’s notice is required.

Lessons do continue no matter what the weather is like.

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Feed: Expensive substance utilized in the manufacture of large quantities
of manure.
Flies: The excuse of choice a horse uses so he can kick you, buck you off or knock you over – he cannot be punished
Gallop: The customary gait a horse chooses when returning to the barn
Grooming: The fine art of brushing the dirt from one’s horse and applying it to your own body
Hay: A green itchy material that collects between layers of clothing, especially in unmentionable places
Hoof Pick: Useful, curbed metal tool utilized to remove hardened dog doo from the treads of your tennis shoes.
Jumping: The characteristic movement that an equine makes when given a vaccine or has his hooves trimmed.

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As you all know every year in Cape Town, we have the J&B Met where horses perform and the crowds show off their fashion. This year one of our lovely riders Horacia Naidoo (who made it on a photographer’s blog) joined the fashion and how glamorous did she and her friend Karl Volsum look:

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The J&B Met

“Made for the Mix” was the theme for the 2015 J&B Met – a sentiment echoed in both the eclectic couture and cheekily named J&B cocktails. Even though the glitterati all came out to play, the real focus had to be the fine equestrian specimens vying for top honours and the stakes of R 2.5 million in the main race! It was hardly surprising when Futura, trained by Brett Crawford, won with lengths to spare. He had just come off his win in the 2015 L’Ormarins Queens Plate – another highly prestigious hatted affair! Futura is undeniably racing royalty – his father “Dynasty” was horse of the year and also a brother to the champion racehorse “Horse Chestnut”. The J&B Met, established in 1883 and the Cape’s most famous raceday, is much like the set of Hollywood movie – gloriously coloured jockey silks, beautiful people in hats and the constant sound of horses thundering down the track – and is an event that is not to be missed!

By Horacia Naidoo

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Show updates

A few shows were held over the last 2 months and some of our riders competed in them. Here are their results:

10 January – Mistico
Sasha and Printing Press came 1st in the 90cm show jumping

24 January – Somerset West
Sasha and Printing Press came 1st in the 1m show jumping show

25 January – Ledgends
Marguerite and Megaman came 4th in the 50 cm show jumping show
Carla and Lord Fonteroy had a clear round in the pole on the ground (this was Fonty’s first show)

8 February – Milnerton Riding Club
Sasha and Penny Whistle came 2nd in the best walk, 3rd in the best trot and 2nd in the Dressage preliminary 1 where they got 69.09%

14 February – Europa
Sasha and Printing Press came 2nd in the 1.10m class

21 February – Sanessa SDRC
Megan and Arboretum came 1st in equitation, 4th in Working Hunter class
Tracey and Vic came 2nd & 4th in show jumping, 3rd in Equitation

22 February – Sanessa SDRC
Tracey came 3rd in her dressage class
Megan came 5th & 9th in show jumping, 7th in Dressage

Well done to all these riders.

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Please visit our website for the results of our indoor show jumping show held on Sunday 1 March.

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RIP JASON
On 1 March 2015 Camelot lost another animal friend. Jason (11 year old Jack Russell) and owned by Francois Trigaardt, died unexpectedly. Jason was always seen walking around the yard and sometimes even “playing” with the horses. He was a very good companion to all the grooms over the years, especially David whom he followed every day. He will be missed by many.

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Emma Anderson who leased Silver Max is now leasing a new horse named Armagh, +/- 8 year old Thoroughbred gelding. We hope they will teach each other a lot of new things.

Armagh will also be used in some of our lessons for more experienced riders. We welcome this new face to our riding school horsy family.

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As always to end our newsletter here’s our horsy quote for the month:

”The wind of heaven is that which blows between a horses ears”

Until further news … happy riding!!

Team Camelot

 


 

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CAMELOT NEWSLETTER December 2014

Welcome to our last news letter for 2014. This was also the year that Camelot celebrated its 20th birthday. This has been a very good year for Camelot and we want to thank all are riders for making this a year to remember and to all our instructors for all their hard work.

A huge thank you must go to all our fantastic horses because without them, this riding school would not be possible so please show them your appreciation by bringing them a treat (carrots, apples) from time to time.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE RIDING SCHOOL WILL BE CLOSED FROM THE 10TH OF DECEMBER AND RE-OPEN ON THE 19TH OF JANUARY 2015.

All enquiries can be done by email which we will attend to in the new year.

New Riders
We welcome all the following new riders who joined since August:

Julienka Pretorius, Anya Botev, Mia Botev, Amy Novella, Jennifer McKinell, Grace McKinell, Mia Thuynsma, Abdelmoheimen Mohammed, Mikaela Hedges, Mariette Lourens, Louis Africa, Kyla Joubert, Karla Venter, Horacia Naidoo, Layla Wallace, Zarah Moses, Chloe Herringer.

You will all be sure of having a good riding experience with us!!

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Congratulations goes to Sasha Habib and fiancé Kevin Lotz who will be tying the not on the 20th of December 2014. May their big day be filled with joy and happiness.

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Show updates

Our indoor Dressage and Show Jumping Show took place on the 23rd of November and as always it was a huge success. We want to say thank you to all our riders that competed even our little league riders on Angus.

Our awards took place on the same day and we would like to thank everyone who attended. Congratulations to each and everyone who got certificates and trophies. Thank you for spending the day with us and making it a day to remember.

A big CONGRATULATIONS goes to Leander Lubbe for winning the Dressage Championship on the 28th of September in Constantia.

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Leander (Penny Whistle), Sasha and Andrea

Horse Talk

I am sure most of you have noticed a new horsy face at the yard. After searching for a very long time, we welcome 16yr old Thoroughbred mare Polarmink who now belongs to proud owner Natisha Van Der Sandt. We wish her all the best with her new best friend.

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Holiday Camp

Our holiday camp took place on the 11th, 12th and 13th of December and was again a huge success with 43 kids enjoying in the fun activities. Swimming in the dam on a horse was probably the high light for most of the riders. We hope to see you all at our future camps in 2015. Photos taken of the camp are posted in the gallery.

Yard News

An important issue regards the security of the livery tack room. We would like to ask all our livery clients (who wont be at the yard during the holidays) to please ensure that their tack is locked away. Also in the evening when you use the tack room and are the last to leave, please lock the door as well as the security gate behind you. Remember it is also your expensive equipment that lies exposed if you neglect this simple request!

Other news

As you all know at Camelot its all about horses and riders BUT this year 3 new faces has joined our school in the form of Mr and Mrs Owl and their “cute baby “Wollie aka Fluffy”. This little guy is getting so much attention from all the riders. (Having been blown out of its nest twice and being saved by our riders), he watches all the lessons every day from his nest up in the tree. I’m sure by now he knows how to ride a horse and know all their names. Wollie has recently left the nest and is currently keeping an eye on who enters and leaves Camelot’s driveway.

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Mozart and Kayleigh da Silva getting into the Christmas spirit.

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AND as always to end our newsletter here’s our horsy quote for the month:

“Its a lot like nuts and bolts – if the riders nuts, the horse bolts”

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Until we see you again in 2015 – we wish you all happy holidays!

Team Camelot

 


Camelot Riding School

CAMELOT NEWSLETTER JULY 2014

Our winter holiday camp took place on the 10th success. We could not have asked for better weather and for all the riders who enjoyed it with us. Please visit our gallery to view some pictures taken on those days.

Please mark your calendars for the following upcoming events taking place over the next few months:
21st of September our Dressage show;
23rd of November our Showjumping show followed by our Awards;
11th, 12th, 13th December our summer holiday camp. Book your slot now. More info closer to the time

Please visit our “upcoming events” section on our website for more details about the shows.

New Riders
We welcome all the following new riders who joined since June:

Wander Louw, Daniel Roux, Hannah Richens, Mignon Roux, Isabel Roux, Lusikhanya Ziqu, Alia Muller, Priyal Tulsi, Seth Taylor, Lauren Taylor, Isabella Fouche, Gabriella Cornelissen, Ethan Visagie, Kathrine Cecelia, Kaylin Botha,

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As you all know our tack room had a “face lift” and are now looking very smart. We want to thank Francois Trigaardt who helped make this possible and for Sasha making sure the tack room looks pretty.

Our stables are also being painted and looking very nice.

Here are photo’s of our new and improved tack room and stables.

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Show updates

Congratulations to all the SANESSA riders who made it to the Regionals on the 7th – 10th of August.
Here are their results:

Leander Lubbe – Equitation 80cm – 2nd, Dressage 1st and 6th

Michelle Jordaan – 1.10m Showjumping Competition class – 2nd, 1.10m Showjumping Accumulator class – 1st, 1m Open Equitation – 1st, 90cm Working Hunter – 1st

Nadia Roos – Equitation 80cm – 3rd and 4th, 80cm Showjumping – 5th, 80cm Showjumping Competition class – 1st

Danelle van Straten – Dressage novice – 4th, Equitation 90cm – 3rd

Marisa du Preez – Equitation 80cm – 6th, Showjumping 90cm – 10th, Showjumping 90cm – 12th, Working Hunter 80cm – 5th

Michaela Fair – Equitation 90cm – 1st, Showjumping Competition 90cm – 3rd

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Camelot’s proud Team Sanessa 2014
Please remember that lessons must be cancelled 24hrs in advance in order to have a make up lesson.

We have a few horses still available for half lease, namely: Mozart, Autumn, Hollywood, Charlie, Treasure and Forrest Fern. If you should be interested in leasing any of these horses, please speak to your instructor or enquire in the office.

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AND as always to end our newsletter here´s our horsy quote for the month:

“You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him participate in synchronized diving”

Until further news… happy riding!!

Team Camelot

 


 

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CAMELOT NEWSLETTER MAY 2014

Welcome to our May newsletter. We want to remind all our riders of our winter holiday camp which will take place on the 10th and 11th of July. Please speak to your instructor or enquire in the office about bookings for this camp.

New Riders

We welcome all the following new riders who joined since May:
Cassidy Puley, Jacqueline Roux, Joreta Parsons, Tia Westraadt, Mishka Westraadt, Dalene Moneron & Kayla Blignaut.

Horse news

Riding school horse Silver Max has found himself a rider, in the form of Emma Anderson. Emma has been riding at Camelot for some time now and has now started to half lease Max. We wish them all the best of luck and may they have many happy rides together.

We also want to welcome back Tommy and owner Shobian Osborne, who left Camelot for a short while but has now returned.

Instructor news

We welcome to our team a new part-time instructure Marguerite du Plessis. She teach on a Saturday and Wednesday and also helps out when one of our instructors are not available.

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Show updates

A big congratulations to our SANESSA riders who competed at SDRC on 10 & 11 May. Here are their results.

Leander Lubbe – 1st and 7th in Dressage, 9th in Show Jumping

Michelle Jordaan – 2nd in Dressage, 1st in Equitation, 1st in Working Hunter class, 2nd in both her Show Jumping classes

Nadia Roos – 7th in Dressage, 3rd in Equitation, 2nd and 4th in her Show Jumping classes

Megan Grobler – 9th in Dressage, 8th in Equitation, 10th and 6th in her Show Jumping classes

Danelle van Straten – 3rd and 4th in her Dressage classes, 1st in Working Hunter class, 6th in Equitation, 2nd and 8th in her Show Jumping classes

Carla Engelbrecht – 5th in Dressage, 3rd in Show Jumping, 8th in Equitation

Marisa du Preez – 2nd in Working Hunter class, 1st in Equitation, 1st and 6th in her Show Jumping classes

Michaela Fair – 5th in Working Hunter class, 2nd in Equitation, 4th and 2nd in her Show Jumping classes

Tracy – 1st in Dressage class, 1st in both her Show Jumping classes

We are very proud of all our Sanessa riders.

 

Camelot clothing!!!

We want to remind all our riders and parents about our super warm rain jackets for sale. You can have a look on the Camelot website to see the variety of clothing available, or talk to one of the instructors.

Lessons will continue during winter, if it is to cold, wet and rainy, we will carry on with theory lessons. These lessons will include riding equipment, tack up and un-tack and more about the horse.

We have a few horses still available for half lease, namely: Mozart, Autumn, Hollywood, Charlie and Treasure. If you should be interested in leasing any of these horses, please speak to your instructor or enquire in the office.

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AND as always to end our newsletter here´s our horsy quote for the month:

“The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit and fire.”

Until further news… happy riding!!

Team Camelot

 


 

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CAMELOT NEWSLETTER APRIL 2014

Welcome to our April newsletter. We want to start by saying thank you to all our riders that competed in our first in house show for the year on 6 April. We hope all our beginner riders enjoyed the show and will continue to compete in the upcoming shows in the year. We would also like to thank our sponsor Lairds Leatherware for the vouchers they provided and Theresa for providing the food, cold drinks, hotdogs, coffee and snacks. Please check out our website for photos taken at the show.

New Riders

We welcome all the following new riders who joined since March:

Lare Meyer, Whitney Baartman, Luke Molenaar, Kayla Molenaar, Leteia de Sousa, Morgan Mantal, Michael Smit, Luka Crous, Melissa Eloff, Kayleigh da Silva, Alex Pestana, Emily van Wyk, Lerissa Hootsen, Mathew van Wyk, Lara van Rooyen, Stefanie le Roux, Beatri Turner, Anke Dippenaar, Nicola McCreech, Olivia Stynes, Megan Bruwer, Biara Doyle, Joshua Wright, Gari Geyer

New livery horses

We have a new arrival to our livery stables. Welcome to Martinique and her horse Lancelot we hope you enjoy your stay with us. Also welcome back to Oscar Magic who has been away for a few months.

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Show updates

A big congratulations to our SANESSA riders who competed at SDRC. Here are some results.

Leander Lubbe – 1st place in the 80cm competition and 1st place in the 90cm competition.
Michelle Jordaan – 1st place in the 1.1m accumulator and 1st place in the 1.1m competition.

We are very proud of all our Sanessa riders

Camelot clothing!!!

As the cold and rainy months starts to approach us please don’t forget that we have fantastic new Camelot clothing for sale in the office. This includes golf shirts, Camelot caps, bodywarmers and rain jackets which are perfect for those cold days to keep you warm. Please speak to your instructor if you would like to try one on.

Lessons will continue during winter, if it is to cold, wet and rainy, we will carry on with theory lessons. These lessons will include riding equipment, tack up and un-tack and more about the horse.

We have a few horses still available for half lease, namely: Mozart, Lady Gaga, Autumn, Hollywood, Charlie and Treasure. If you should be interested in leasing any of these horses, please speak to your instructor or enquire in the office.

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AND as always to end our newsletter here´s our horsy quote for the month:

A good rider can hear his horse speak to him. A great rider can hear his horse wisper.

Until further news… happy riding!!

Team Camelot


 

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CAMELOT NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 2014

A very WARM welcome to all our riders, young and old. The year is already in full swing and lessons have already started with some very warm days to compete with. We hope that everybody is looking forward to a happy and exciting fun filled riding year. We have plenty of news so let’s start by telling you all about it:

New Riders

A BIG welcome to all our new riders who joined since January, we hope that you will have loads of fun and happy riding for many years to come. Here are their names: Tiaan de Beer, Kaylee de Beer, Jacques Redelinghuys, Maya Blomerus, Marlene Carstens, Nozuko Fasi, Lydia Fourie, Shyla Kurien, Gina Barkema, Isabel Swart, Katelin de Beer, Remi Gouws, Sara Stanley, Dalien Steyn, Lara Seaward, Sarah Gray, Chistina Mauer, Katherine Spek, Michelle Wessels, Yeoung-Ju Jung, Nikki Richens, Kyne Lottering, Lecia Barnard, Leonie Cloete, Sasha Cerqueira, Remi Gouws, Jessica Strauss

Instructors news

A lot has happened in the last few months at Camelot. Sadly we had to say goodbye to two of our instructors Kim Williams-Meaker “aka” Kim (UK). Kim wants to resume her competitive riding career and offer freelance instruction to competitive riders in Cape Town. Kim will continue being our temporary instructor. Kim Steinmann “aka” Kim (SA) will be flying of to Thailand together with her husband to teach English. We wish them both all the best of luck and may their journeys be successful.

But fear not as we welcome two very friendly new instructors to our team, namely: Martinique Keeler and Adele Blignaut. Martinique who is originally from Kyalami, moved to Paternoster at the age of 10 together with her horse Moonshadow. She has schooled up many youngsters and competed in showing and dressage. She also studied advanced Stud Management at the Equestrian Academy of Cape Town which she completed last year. She will also be handling the accounts from now so please feel free to email her regarding any accounting queries.

Adele Blignaut who was born in Bellville and is already a familiar face around the yard, has been with Camelot since 1997 riding and teaching part time. She has her own horse called Oscar Magic on whom she competed over the years in Show Jumping and Sprint Eventing.

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Show updates

Our SANESSA riders competed at SDRC on 1 & 2 February: – Here are their results for the First Qualifier:

Danelle van Straten  –   9th and 4th in her two Dressage classes / 3rd in Equitation / 6th  in Show Jumping Class
Nadia Roos  –  6th in Dressage / 2nd in Equitation / 2nd in Show Jumping Class
Marisa du Preez  –  2nd in Equitation / 3rd in Working Hunter Class / 1st and 3rd in both her Show Jumping classes
Michelle Jordaan  –  6th in Dressage / 1st in Equitation / 1st in Working Hunter Class / 2nd and 4th in her Show Jumping Classes
Carla Engelbrecht  –  11th in Dressage / 2nd in Equitation / 7th in Working Hunter Class / 4th and 6th in Show Jumping
Leander Lubbe  –  12th in Dressage / 8th in Equitation / 3rd in Show Jumping Class
Michaela Fair  –  15th in Dressage / 2nd in Equitation / 1st  and 2nd in both her Show Jumping Class

Results for the Second Qualifier which took place on 1 & 2 March:

Danelle van Straten  –   1st and 3rd in in her two novice Dressage classes
Nadia Roos  –  19th in Dressage / 7th in Show Jumping Class / 1st in Equitation
Marisa du Preez  –  3rd in Equitation / 6th in Working Hunter class / 3rd and 3rd in both Show Jumping classes
Michelle Jordaan  –  1st in Equitation class / 1st in Working Hunter class / 5th in Dressage / 2nd in Show Jumping class
Carla Engelbrecht  –  11th in Equitation class / 6th in Dressage / 5th in Working Hunter class
Leander Lubbe  –  1st in Equitation class / 2nd and 5th in both Dressage classes
Megan Grobler – 7th in Equitation / 1st and 13th in both her Show Jumping classes

Congratulations to Michelle Jordaan riding Manhattan Moment, on their 2nd place at the MRC Valentine’s show on 23 February 2014 clearing 1.1m.

Well done to all our riders who competed and good luck with the next up coming shows.

Camelot Show!!!

Camelot is hosting its first show for the year on the 6th of April 2014. The show information will be posted on our notice board so make sure you book your horse early. A fancy dress will also be included in this show and we hope to see lots off dolled up horses and riders.

We have a few horses still available for half lease, namely: Mozart, Lady Gaga, Autumn, Hollywood, Charlie and Treasure. If you should be interested in leasing any of these horses, please talk to your instructor or enquire in the office.  We want to ask all our parents who watch their children ride during the week to PLEASE email us any photos they take in order for us to load them on our website. This also includes any photos taken at shows in which our riders compete.

Camelot Riding School

AND to end our newsletter here’s our horsy quote for the month:

A Horse is like a best friend. They’re always there to nuzzle you and make your life a better place.”

Until further news … happy riding!!

Team Camelot


 

Camelot Riding School

November Newsletter 2013

It seems that the weather has finally turned the corner and spring is suddenly upon us.

Welcome to all our new clients starting with us this October.

We have some activities for all ages to get involved in coming up soon, so mark your calendars;

24/11/13: Show Jumping training show. Pole on the ground – 80cm

FOLLOWED BY;
Our annual prize giving. For our new clients, this is an occasion that all our pupils and their families are invited to attend. We have trophies and certificates to present. No one leaves empty handed!

11, 12 & 13 /12/2013: Summer Camp. Three days of summer fun at Camelot. Lessons, lectures, competitions, outrides and possibly a trip with the horses to the dam! Book at the office to insure your slot.

News

SANESA Johannesburg

It was a hot week in Johannesburg. Congratulations to Danelle van Staden riding Prompt on their 4th placing in the A2 80cm showjumping class.

A huge well done to our other girls Michelle Jordaan (Manhattan Moment), Chandini Moneron (Duneside Messenger) and Micheala Fair (Typhoon Trace) for their fantastic rounds, unfortunately just missing the ribbons.

All four girls are the most stunning ambassadors for the WP schools they represent and are a huge credit to Camelot Riding School and its instructors. We are very proud of you all.

SPRING CAMP

Our pilot Spring Camp was a great success. I’m sure that we will be permanently including it in our annual schedule. Thank you to everyone who supported it and also to everyone who lent a helping hand to make it possible.

OTHER NEWS

Riding school (ex SJ pony), Forest Fern has found herself a rider, in the form of young Nadia Roos. Nadia has been riding at Camelot for some time and has now started to half lease the feisty Forest, who has already rewarded Nadia with a win at White House Stables (50cm showjumping), and another at Cape Hunt’s Hunter Trial (50cm Cross Country). Well done to them both!

Well done to instructors Kim (UK) and Sasha. Kim having a win on Arbour Property’s Harley at Cape Hunt’s Hunter Trial in the 50cm (with Nadia Roos) and then a fourth in the 70cm with Sasha on her own Printing Press.

Good Luck to everyone competing at Klein Hazendal.

There will be a flatwork session at 1.00pm on 5/10/13 with Kim and Sasha. Please call the office for details.

You may have noticed some changes around Camelot lately. Sasha has been appointed Stable Manager, so we are attending to the feedback from the questionnaire you filled in bit by bit.

PLEASE RETURN YOUR TROPHIES

Hope to see you at our next event, and enjoy the sun.

The Camelot Team

 


Winter Newsletter 2013

Camelot News

Another wet and cold winter is hopefully coming to an end. Thank you to all our loyal clients who have tirelessly supported us during this period and welcome to all the new clients who have joined us. We hope you enjoy riding with us in the future.

Also please note that as of September the Saturday morning times all move one hour earlier.

We will be rescheduling our combined training show for later this year, as soon as the weather improves, and we hope to see you all competing.

Sadly we have had to say goodbye to our beloved riding school horse, Helmet. He was suddenly taken ill with a virus and had to be put to sleep. We know he was a huge favourite with many of you and will be greatly missed. On a happier note, Vanilla has found a lovely retirement home where he will spend the rest of his days.

We are now offering 15min lead rein lessons for the younger than 5 year old age group. Please contact the office for details on availability and pricing.

We would like to say a huge thank you to Mr and Mrs. M Lubbe for sponsoring our new show jumps. They are a fantastic addition to our equipment.

Hoogenoed News
We have some new arrivals to our livery stables. Welcome to Taryn and Huntingdon, Carla and Ronnie, and Johan and Bashira.

We wish the best of luck for the future to Jana and Bounty who have recently moved stables.

Well done to Michelle and Marisa for their recent results on the Western Province Show Jumping circuit.

Instructor News
Our Saturday instructor Chandini will be leaving us at the end of August; she will be greatly missed by the team and her pupils alike. Taking her place will be Adele Blignaut who is also the owner of Oscar Magic; we welcome her to our team.

Congratulations to instructors Sasha Habib and Kim Williams-Meaker on their recent wins in dressage and eventing, and to Kim Steinmann on the completion of her Pastel Accounting course.

SANESA George Trip
Then big congratulations to our SANESA riders who competed in George! These are their results;

Michelle Jordaan – 2nd and 3rd in 1m Show Jumping Class / 3rd in 90cm Equitation Class
Marisa du Preez – Competed in 90cm Show Jumping and 80cm Equitation
Chandini Moneran – Competed in 90cm Show Jumping and 90cm Equitation
Michaela Fair – 4th in 70cm Show Jumping / 2nd in 70cm Equitation / Carla Engelbrecht– 6th in 70cm Show Jumping
Danelle van Straten – 3rd in Dressage / 6th in 80cm Show Jumping / Competed in 80cm Equitation

All the Camelot riders made the team to go compete in Johannesburg in September.

Well done everybody!

Yours Sincerely,
Camelot Team.

 


Summer and New Year Newsletter 2013

 

It is the start of another year here at Camelot. We hope all our clients had a Merry Christmas and everybody is well rested from the holidays and ready for action.

We have plenty of news;

  • Our junior competitive riders have an exciting year to come. For many of them, 2013 is going to be a whole new experience, as they will be competing in Western Province graded showjumping competitions for the first time. After the fantastic achievements in the SANESA program last year, we are positive they will be bringing the ribbons home soon under Sasha’s expert guidance. Good Luck girls.

 

  • We have some riders who are going to be competing seriously for the first time this year. Michaela Fair and her horse Typhoon Trace will be taking the plunge into the SANESA showjumping program and we are expecting a great effort for this horse and rider team. Leander Lubbe and his recent acquisition Pennywhistle will also be building their new relationship over the months to come, and we are sure that they are champing at the bit to start shows. Leander will be our only competitive boy this year as we will be saying a sad farewell to Corné Mocke and Chocci at the end of January. We wish both young men the best of luck for 2013. Danelle van Straten and Prom Queen have been showing some serious dedication lately and are looking good. We think 2013 will be full of success for the pair.

 

  • We have one competitive pony rider this year. Jana Nothnagel has traded in her lease of lovable school pony Treasure, for feisty competition pony Bounty. Jana has some great goals that she is determined to achieve this year on Bounty and we know she can achieve them. Good luck Jana.

 

  • Many of you know Chandini Moneron as Battleline’s rider. Lucky Chandini now has a superb jumper called Duneside Messenger. They will be competing in the adult graded classes this year alongside our own instructor Sasha Habib on Printing Press. Chandini will also be teaching at Camelot on a Saturday mornings. Welcome to the team Chandini.

 

  • We will be welcoming a new livery in February. Shyboy, will be coming to join us. He is the first horse of Camelot pupil Mieke du Toit.

 

  • Kim Steyn, our instructor, is going to be tying the knot with Fiancé Cassie Steinmann on the 2nd of March. We hope you have a beautiful day Kim. Congratulations and enjoy your honeymoon.

 

  • Unfortunately we will be saying goodbye to our lovely instructor, Lize Hofmeyr  :’( . Lize is going to pursue her academic studies by way of a Post Graduate Certificate in Education at Stellenbosch University. We wish Lize well, and may her journey be successful, fulfilling and, of course, with regular visits to Camelot.

 

  • We have some news that many of you will find extremely saddening. On the 30th of January, we said a final goodbye to our legendary school horse, and Sasha’s “Gogga”, our beloved Monty. Monty had reached a ripe age of 26 and had been Sasha’s best friend for the last 17 years. He is irreplaceable, and there will always be a special place in our hearts for him, and in many of yours.

 

  • On a brighter note, we will be releasing our 2013 show schedule soon and we have all outside shows posted on a schedule on the office door.
  • As always, livery and lesson slots are available and we have a selection of quality horses and ponies available for half lease.

 

  • Our Christmas Camp and Adult Workshops we a great success and well supported. Thank you for all the help and feedback you give us. Without our clients none of this would be possible. We look forward to you spending the year riding with us.

 

The Camelot Team

 


 NEWSLETTER APRIL 2012

Friendly greetings to all new and old Camelot riders and parents!


WINTER WONDERS

It’s almost time for gumboots, rain jackets, hoodies and hot chocolate. First things first! Lessons will continue during winter, if it is too cold, wet and rainy, we will carry on with theory lessons. The theory lessons will be about learning more about the horse, the riding equipment and even practicing how to tack up and un-tack.

As the chilly season starts to poke it’s nose around the corner, don’t forget that Camelot has super warm rain jackets for sale. You can have a look on the Camelot website to see the variety of clothing we sell, or talk to one of the instructors. We also encourage all riders to invest in a Camelot shirt as this creates a good team atmosphere.

Speaking of clothing, please note that if you have been with us for more than 2 months you need to start thinking about correct riding gear. A pair of proper riding boots and a safe helmet are a must for your safety and comfort. It really is safer and easier to ride with the correct equipment. Wellies and takkies, etc. are fine for your first few lessons, but as you progress, it is a good idea to have the right gear. Proper riding gear can be bought in Durbanville at Tack shack, you can even ask if they perhaps have 2nd hand equipment for the little ones who grow up so quickly.

MORE ABOUT OUR INSTRUCTORS

A lot has changed in the last few months at Camelot. We had to say goodbye to two amazing and beloved instructors, Tanya and Claire, and welcomed two new instructors, Kim and Lize to our Camelot team. Don’t be afraid of these two new faces, they have a lot of knowledge and experience, which they would love to share with a big smile. Just to prove that there is more than what meets the eye, here is a bit more information about our lovely new instructors.

Kim Steyn was born in Caledon and lived in Kleinmond since she was a baby. She attended to the Stellenbosch Institute for Photography and Multi-media (Sips) where she studied photography. After she had finished her course, she returned to Kleinmond where she opened a photography studio and gallery. While enjoying the love of photography she endured her love for horses and worked as an instructor in Botrivier. This year she followed her heart and moved to Cape Town to start a new chapter in her life with her fiancé. Congratulations Kim with the recent engagement!

Lize Hofmeyr was born in Bellville and has lived in Kuils River ever since. She studied BA Fine Arts at Stellenbosch University and received her Bachelors of Arts degree in 2009.  After 4 years of studies she took a gap year to work at a stud farm in Germany, named Haupt-und Landegestüt Schwaiganger. Here she gained a lot of experience working with young horses and riding. When she returned she did her Honors degree in illustration and currently works as a freelance artist and scientific illustrator, besides being an instructor at Camelot. Lize competed for various years in Open jumping, Equitation and Showing with her beautiful horse, Hold the Honours (Gem).

You might have noticed another instructor who has been helping out at Camelot, with the name of Kim, or also known as Kim temp (not to be confused with our Kim). Kim Williams Meaker, will be our temporary instructor for whenever one of us is feeling a bit under the weather.

Enough about our new instructors, I hope you have all congratulated Mrs. Waller, who was previously known as Leanne Butcher. She got married at the beginning of March and is definitely still in her honeymoon phase; happy and smiling all the way.

MORE ABOUT OUR RIDERS

We would like to give a big warm congratulations to Dr. Triegaardt’s daughter, Elsa who is a former rider of Camelot. She has been chosen for the under 25’s South African National polo team. We are so proud and can’t wait to hear more about her achievements.

There has been a few shows the last few months and our riders have done extremely well. All the Show results are on the Camelot website. Photos will also be uploaded to give you the full picture of  all the excitement.  We would like to congratulate Corné Mocke, who has done very well on his horse, Chocci, at the last two SANESA Qualifier shows. He received a 2nd place at the 1 Qualifier and a 1st and 2nd place for the 50cm classes at the 2nd SANESA Qualifier.

Michelle Jordaan received a 1st place for the 70cm Competition class and a 4th place for the Equitation at the 2nd SANESA  Qualifier.

Marisa du Preez, who has also been competing Corné’s horse, Chocci, received a 2nd and 4th place in the 70cm jumping class and 3rd in the equitation.

Romi Agostinelli won the 70cm competition and came 3rd in the Speed class. We are still waiting for her equitation results.

A last big congratulations to Taryn Booysen who won the 70cm Equitation on Sasha’s horse, Printing Press, also known as Ping.

At the last show at Milnerton, our own instructor, Sasha, jumped Ping in the 80cm class and got a third place. Chandini Moneran and Carla Engelbrecht had clear rounds  in their 60 and 70cm classes. Chandini rode Helmet and Carla rode Silverball. Carla came 5th in the 70 cm class.  Jana Notnagel also got two clear rounds in the 50cm classes on Treasure.

Congratulations to all our riders who competed and goodluck with the next shows coming up. Make us proud!

NEW HORSES

We do need to welcome some new horses to the livery family, Buka Mina, Prom Queen and Thyphoon Trace. Congrats to Marisa, Danelle, and Mikaela and to your wonderful new friends.

We also have two new boys we want to welcome to the school, Shahill and Sportsman. Both these horses have adjusted very well to the school and will be used for more experienced riders.

Left: Sportsman Right: Shahill

You may have noticed that there are two new faces as well, looking at you from the paddock next to the jumping arena. This is Elsa’s mare and foal, who is staying at Camelot for a while. So go and say “hi” to make the mother and foal feel welcome to their new home.

Look who is staring over the stable door

 

FUTURE EVENTS and NEWS

Keep your eyes and ears open for when we announce our next show. We are still deciding on a date, but we will keep you updated. Lize has taken over the website and all the updating and maintenance, so have a look every now and then for new photos, show results and newsletters. Any exciting news and feedback will be much appreciated. Any photos of Camelot events, riders, horses, and shows are also welcome and appreciated.

Keep Well, Warm and Safe!

HAPPY RIDING!

Love from CAMELOT RIDING SCHOOL 😀

 


Newsletter May 2011

Greetings all Riders and Supporters!

We do hope that everyone is keeping well!

We have had some extremely hot weather at Camelot this summer and are really enjoying the first cool days for the new season! The hot weather takes a huge toll on the horses (and instructors!) so we took it easy on them with regards to cantering and jumping, and saved these for cooler days. A nice cool hose down is always a good idea before and after you ride your horse on a very hot day. So Camelot has played host to plenty of bathing indeed this summer!

However! Winter is officially here!

As the chilly season starts to poke its nose around the corner don’t forget that Camelot have super bodywarmers for sale. These are perfect for riding on those nippy days as they leave the arms unencumbered and ready for action! Chat to a member of staff if you would like to try one on!

On the clothing side, please note that if you have been with us for more than 2 months you need to start thinking about correct riding gear. A pair of proper riding boots and a safe helmet are a must for your safety and comfort. It really is safer and easier to ride with the correct equipment. Wellies and takkies etc are fine for your first few lessons but as you progress it is a good idea to have the right gear. We also encourage all riders to invest in a Camelot shirt as this creates a good team atmosphere.

We do need to welcome some new horses into the family! We have recently acquired the beautiful “Lady Gaga” a forward going ride for the more experienced rider. She is easy to recognize by her beautiful blond mane!  “Love Affair” aka “L.A”, another beautiful chestnut guy has also started his training and makes the odd appearance on the school list! Shani is also new to the school, she is black and beautiful and I am sure will soon be a firm favourite.

On the livery side we welcome Printing Press, Arboretum, Frangelico, Speedy Tibbs, Chocolate Latte, Sweet Roxanne, Amber’s Magic and Henry. Congrats to Sasha, Romi, Gabriella, Melanie, Gina, The Mocke Family, Tanya, Skye and Julie.  So glad to meet your new friends!

We have hosted two events in the last while, an in-house jumping show and an away show at Cape Hunt and Polo Club in March. Our indoor show was a roaring success, despite the chilly weather Camelot supporters were out in full force to cheer and encourage the riders and horses. Theresa kept us well supplied with delicious Hotdogs, muffins and coffee and is even promising extra delicious lunch treats at our next show!

We are very fortunate to have fantastic sponsors on board for our away shows, SUPAQUICK, Durbanville have been absolutely AMAZING with their support over the last two shows. I think that we can all agree that the arena looked stunning at our last event! Sponsorship of this kind is what enables us to run these away shows, without this support they would not happen and the only people who would suffer would be our riders. So I beg you, support Barry and his team at Supaquick Durbanville please!

As Supaquick have more than done their part we are on the look-out for a new partner in advertising to assist us at shows. If you have or know of a company that would like exposure in the local Durbanville area please chat to us!

For those who attended our in-house show, you might have noticed that our jumping poles are looking a little scruffy. Our latest in-house show and our next Cape Hunt show are fund-raisers to upgrade this equipment. So please support us! If you would like to ride in a show please speak to your instructor about your eligibility!

For those who do not know our fantastic instructor Sasha is pregnant with her first child. We wish her the best with her new little girl. Sasha’s pupils need not panic; we have the lovely and able Lize-Mari who will be taking over Sasha’s lessons while she is on Maternity leave.  Liza-Mari is already a familiar face around the yard and has put in many hours getting to know the pupils and horses.

School holidays are coming up and we will be running a camp as usual. Please contact us for information closer to the time.

HAPPY RIDING!!

Love from CAMELOT RIDING SCHOOL.


Newsletter November 2010

Welcome to our newsletter for November 2010! Such a lot has happened I don’t even know where to start. Perhaps the best way is to welcome our new staff member Sasha Habib. Sasha joined us in July and has since become very much part of “Team Camelot”. She has been riding and competing for ages and over the years has gathered a huge amount of horse knowledge to which we are now benefiting! Sasha currently competes in showjumping  at a high level on a few different horses. We love her enthusiasm and “can-do” attitude!

We also need to introduce a few horsie faces to the team. Sasha has brought her retired competitive horse Mantaray (aka Monty!) We are honoured to have this very experienced campaigner in the school. He has much to teach our more experienced budding show jumpers.  Another experienced pony is “Forest Fern”. This beautiful little gray has been out of the competitive scene for some years but used to clean up all the prizes at the local shows! She is assisting our smaller riders with their first foray into jumping. Dr Triegaardt’s lovely grey mare “Hillbrow” is also working in the school and proving to be a fantastic jumper and all round great ride.  Cloudwalker has also joined the team, for those of you that have not met him, he is the one who loves to stand in his feed bowl and peer over his stable wall. He is currently still in training and not in the school as yet. We have a stable open for a new pony and are currently on the hunt for the perfect equine addition to the team!

We have fantastic new Camelot clothing for sale in the office. Super new golf shirts are replacing the old T-Shirts and we have snugly warm bodywarmers for those slightly chilly summer days. You can also support us in your very own Camelot visor cap. Chat to a member of staff if you are keen to dress the part! Please note that we would like all riders competing at the Camelot show to please wear branded clothing as this makes us feel like a proud team!

We have some events coming up, some dates to diarise! Our regular Camelot show at the cape hunt and polo club will be taking part on the 28th November 2010, if you have not booked your horse for this event yet I’m afraid you will have to set your sights on the next event. The horses are always booked up quick sticks so get your requests in very early! We will be starting with the regular pole on the ground class and end with the thrilling “Chase-me-Charlie”. This is a class where the jump gets higher and higher until competitors knock or refuse, very exciting and well worth a look. We are also going to include a “derby” style class, for those of you unfamiliar with a derby event it includes a few obstacles such as banks and hay bales as well as the usual pole fences. As usual delicious catering is available inside the clubhouse, so do bring the whole family along to watch.

After our show on the 28th we will be having our annual Prize giving event at the same venue.  For those of you competing at the show don’t worry! The prize giving will only commence once the horses are safely home and the riders have returned! We ask all riders to try their best to attend the prize giving event, every single rider that attends is rewarded in some way and it is our chance to say thank-you and give something back to all of our clients young and old!! We will be serving a delicious plate of Lasagne and salad during the afternoon/evening and there will be some light entertainment supplied by the instructors, not to be missed!! Anyone and everyone is welcome just RSVP and get your tickets well in advance.

We will be running our holiday workshop on the 13th, 14th, and 15th of December. Our theme for this camp is “All about owning your own horse”. Kids (or adults!) will learn all about the details that make a successful horse and rider partnership, from simple things like good grooming habits to lunging and choice of correct tack. This camp is for all ages and experience levels as we will be dividing into teams based on these factors. Lunch and snacks are included, but be sure to pack a bit of tuck shop money, sun cream, riding gear and a cap. If it is very hot we will be learning how to bath a horse so bring a change of clothes!

We have a few horses on the premises for half and full lease, please speak to your instructor in you feel ready to take this step and we will match  you up to a suitable horse or pony!

Camelot will be closing for our annual holiday on the 16th, the day after the camp. After the horses have had their much deserved break we will l re-open on Tuesday the 11th of Jan.