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Griqua Riders Make South African History in Plettenberg Bay

Published: 15 November 2017

Griqua Riders

Photo courtesy of Leigh Dunn: (left) Manager Lee Naude, then riders Jayden Johnson, Nicole Jacobs, Criszane Windvogel and Myron Moodie on Alf, owned by Adel Stander.

Since our devastating fire crises here on the Garden Route in June 2017, we had the privilege to help to temporary relocate some of the horses affected until some of the fencing and grazing could be restored.

We started working with the Kranshoek horse Owners in Plettenberg Bay on a program to help care for their horses, and exploring the vast number of opportunities that come from the benefits that lie in their being horse Owners.

The horse Owners and their next generation of avid horse lovers, have a proud horse heritage passed on in Griqua culture, and welcomed an opportunity to learn more about the opportunities available within the amazing world of equestrian, sport and career opportunities, previously perceived as elitist.

Africa Hoofprint Foundation’s vision is to grow our industry by inviting fresh interest into our wonderful horse world and opening doors - this is only the beginning of embarking on a journey with so many possibilities, promoting the advantages horses hold for humans, with the spinoff of empowerment and leadership development, which naturally comes with being around horses.

We would like to thank, FOOTSTEPS FOUNDATION, JUMPSTARTER and EQUINE SA for helping us to make these children’s dreams come true and although we have a long way to go, we trust that this is only the beginning of great things for these youngsters – so watch this space!

Special thanks to all the role players for their part in making South African history when they invited 4 of our youngsters to participate in their 1st Training Show ever, on Sunday 12 November 2017.

We need lots of support and will appreciate any support offered, so if you would like to get involved or want to make a contribution, then please follow the links to see what the greatest needs are to further these developments in Kranshoek.

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