MEDITERRANEAN EQUESTRIAN TOUR – Spring Met CSI3* 11 – 31 March 2019

Bibisi in 1.50m GP 3*

3 full weeks of showing and excellent building blocks for our young team in Oliva, Spain.

Bibisi in her first 3* 1.50m GP, 23rd and made it look easy


BUTTERFLY ENAMMEL just gets better and better. 7th, double clear in the 1.40m out of 50 starters, and dc in 1.30m Final. Then 2nd, double clear in the 1.30m earlier in the tour.

La le Loup clear in 6 year olds

LA LE LOUP improving all the time – clear in his 6 year old classes and placed twice, 11th and 14th respectively out of 66 starters.


Georgie and QUE SERA had a wonderful show and a very fast round in 1.40m to take a 6th place.

Enjoying the beach at Oliva

On their way

Butterfly & Bibisi checking out their new stables

Winston, just kicking back

La le Loup loving the beach

OPGLABBEEK, Belgium CSI2* 30.01 – 03.02.2019

Super start to 2019 with all horses in strong form at the first show of the year.

BIBISI – 17th, clear in 1.40m out of 80 starters. Then fab round in 1.45m GRAND PRIX, just catching the final pole to finish 20th out of 73 starters.

BUTTERFLY ENNEMMEL – double clear throughout show in all her 3 classes, 21st in 1.40m out of 86 starters.

Our youngster, LA LE LOUP, 16th in 6 year olds with just 1 time penalty.

And the Grand old man, LENNOX double clear in the 1.30m

Start of the season 2019 and all horses back into work. Welcome to Janine Tieck & Valentin.

OPGLABBEEK, Belgium CSI2* 5.12 – 9.12.2018

Fabulous way to finish the year of showing – BIBISI, double clear, 18th out of 68 starters in 1.35m and then just one silly time penalty in the 1.40m CSI2* Lamicel Prix out of 98 starters finished 20th.

BUTTERFLY ENNEMMEL really coming into her own, 9th and clear in 1.35m out of 51 starters on Saturday 8th December and then on Sunday in the Youngster GP – double clear and 4th – she literally just grows in stature with each outing.

ANIMO CUP 2*, Sentower Park, Belgium 29.11 – 2.12.2018

First time out for DIABLESSE (our new 8 year old mare/Diarado x Mienheer) and placed 7th, clear in 140m out of 146 starters.

Both BIBISI and BUTTERFLY ENNEMMEL super rounds, though 2 and 1 time penalties respectively.

ROME, Italy CSI2* LONGINES Global Champions Tour 6 – 9 September 2018

Everything about this venue is just great – including our results:


BUTTERFLY ENNEMMEL – growing from strength to strength.  Double clears order of the weekend, placed 6th and 8th respectively in the 1.30’s and 8th in her 1.45 class – a machine.


First time for Bronwyn Dos Santos, BIBISI in the 1.45 GRAND PRIX and we nearly won, amazing fast time in the  jump off but penultimate jump cost a four penalty to finish 5th place,  Georgie and CHILLIPEPPER did an awesome round and finished 8th in the GP.

tribute to our dearest NORTHLANDS WILLOW who passed away on 7 July 2018


Our wonderful, very special and most quirky 27 year old warmblood, NORTHLANDS WILLOW sadly passed away on Saturday 7 August 2018.  He was on wonderful form after going through a lot with a keratoma in his wounded foot from when he was a foal and was in high spirits but it was sadly time for him to leave us – he brought a lot of success for Oliver in SA and we miss him desperately – old friend and part of our family.



Well there has been no stopping our team this weekend in Valkenswaard.  First day Georgie and Que Sera won the 1.35m & 7th with Chillipepper and Bronwyn Short dos Santos’s young mare, Bibisi, 3rd with Oliver, first time out and the future star, Butterfly clear and 11th in her class.  Then exciting times for Ryan Watkinson whom Oliver is mentoring – first show and clear on Quattro to take 5th place in his 1.15m event.

Day 2 and more great results – Georgie and Chillipepper 6th in 1.35m.  Oli did the smoothest clear with Butterfly to bag an 8th place in 1.25m and Ryan and Quattro did it again – 6th this time.

And this show just kept getting better and better culminating with Oliver winning the CSI1* GRAND PRIX on Bronwyn Meredith Dos Santos’s, BIBISI with two sizzling clear rounds.  Georgie and Que Sera gave a nail biting  jump off to secure 6th place in the 1.35m.

Qinhuangdao, China 26 – 29 July 2018


Great results for Oliver in the BIG TOUR (1.50m+) – 3rd and 5th on a borrowed horse he had never ridden before.


Meanwhile back in Cape Town our stablers both won their dressage – Sarita du Toit with her own De Gaulle and Ella van den Bogaert with her special Geronimo at SDRC

BONHEIDEN CSI3*, Belgium 20 – 24 June 2018

BUTTERFLY ENAMEL really coming into her own, placed in her classes 5th and 11th in 1.30’s – all clear.  CAMPINO clear and placed 16th in 1.40m and little CHILLIPEPPER clear and placed 13th in 1.45m.