MEDITERRANEAN EQUESTRIAN TOUR – Oliva, Spain 12 March – 1 April 2018

The whole team is in Oliva, Spain for 3 weeks showing.  Great start for Georgie with her rides – BAGHEERA BLUE, CHILLIPEPPER and QUE SERA – placed in all her classes first weekend.  Very excited with our new prospect, BUTTERFLY ENNEMMEL, my French 7 year old mare who arrived last week (see above in our first warm up together here in Oliva).  This is a serious future competitor.

The very special ANGEL FIRE placed 5th, 6th and 9th respectively, all with double clear rounds in her three events so far – what a very talented and willing mare.  CAMPINO double clear and placed  in the GOLD 1.45m class and will slowly build him up over the coming weeks.


Meanwhile back in South Africa – Aviwe Molose, (Jackson) and our wonderful AFRICAN LILLIE attended Sandringham 3 phase eventing in CT  on 17 March 2018- they have already competed fully in another event in Noordhoek a few weeks ago and were clear in the country and show jumping again – this is a remarkable achievement for both newcomers to the sport.


SENTOWER CSI2*, Opglabbeek, Belgium 1 – 4 February 2018

Campino 344 – double clear, 3rd in 1.50m GRAND PRIX


Fab show at SENTOWER – first show of the year and what a great start.


ANGEL FIRE, double clear entire time, 18th in the 1.30m class out of 120 starters and double clear, 5th in the 1.35m out of 55 starters – loving her work


BLUE BARON, 1 time in the 1.30m but 19th, clear in the 135m – definitely finding his feet.

Also super to have our new truck attending the first show of the year



Heading home after great show



La le Loup happily settled in Valkenswaard

La le Loup, our 4 year old bay stallion

ROOSENDAAL, Netherlands CSI2* 14 – 17 December 2017


Roosendaal, last show of the year for us- festive atmosphere and some solid rounds to end the year off for both myself and Georgie.


BAGHEERA BLUE, 5th clear in 1.35m out of 76 starters.

Our youngsters enjoyed the event, ANGEL FIRE clear in all her classes and placed 10th and 13th in the 1.35m, BLUE BARON, clear, 17th in same event.


CAMPINO 344, 7th double clear in 1.35m FINAL.


Horses now happily settled in Valkenswaard….  ROLL ON 2018 ………………


PEELBERGEN, Netherlands CSI2* 15 – 19 November 2017

Difficult being in two places at same time – so took first time ride, CAMPINO 344 into the 1.40m classes and got placed in all.   Double clear, 11th & 16th respectively out of a field of 88 starters.


Then quick dash to airport to fly to SA for the  SA CHAMPS held in Gauteng – thank you to Bronwyn Dos Santos for letting me ride, QUIDCHIN and qualifying for the SA side for WEG 2018.  Also always delighted to see my regulars at the training clinics I ran while there – great progress guys.  Once again thanks to Clem and Bron for their kind hospitality and arena



Also always fun training our SA eventers at Inanda Country Base – you guys rock

OPGLABBEEK, Belgium CSI1* 9 – 12 November 2017

young ANGEL FIRE experienced her first International event after her arrival from Sweden and did herself proud.  Being clear the entire weekend and even been placed 13th in the 1.30m with double clear out of 89 starters.  VERY EXCITED about this mare.


Also delighted to welcome from South Africa, RYAN WATKINSON to our team who joined us on 1 November and our very special lady, KATI PAAKKOLANVAARA who has been close to us for many years and now thrilled to have her on board.


And our youngsters performing well in Sweden & welcome to our new team member

Meanwhile in Sweden Hilda having some super results with our youngsters there.


Rose and Hilda on good form at Kalmar Show 22 – 24 September 2017, 3rd in 1.10m and 6th in 1.20m with double clears after a long break.  Jens Hilgers’, baby TOP GUN attended first show and was clear in the small class – great start.

latest news – ROSE super clear at local show in 1.30m on 13 October 2017.


We would like to extend a warm welcome to Kira Jussila from Finland who has joined the team and working with us at Jan Tops with our special horses.


Meanwhile in South Africa, Aviwe Molose, JACKSON and our horse, AFRICAN LILLIE entered his first 3 phase eventing and had a super clear in the country – exciting times ahead.  Also had a wonderful grooms course in Somerset West with some very enthusiastic young people keen to learn and love their horses.

And more training as Oliver had a very successful day training youngsters at Luciana Diniz’ wonderful training clinic at her place in Germany on Sunday 17 September 2017.

Valkenswaard, Holland – WELCOME to La le Loup & Opglabbeek CSI2* 5 – 8 October 2017

Had a great show at OPGLABBEEK, Belgium CSI2*  from 5 – 8 October with BAGHEERA BLUE 1st, winning with a double clear in the 1.30m and CHILLIPEPPER placed 23rd also with a  double clear out of 89 starters.

Delighted to welcome LA LE LOUP, my 4 year old stallion from Sweden – very exciting prospect

Opglabbeek, Belgium CSI2* – BIGGIE WINS AGAIN 11 – 13 October 2017


BAGHEERA BLUE, Biggie, super win in the CSI2* with Oliver and Georgie on QUATTRO showing form with a double clear.

September 2017 – finally our permanent base in Holland

September 2017 been a very busy month with our final move to our permanent home in Valkenswaard, Holland.  It has been a crazy time packing up two homes, one in Belgium, the other in Germany and combining them.   As well as moving our horses from Germany to Jan Tops International Stables in Valkenswaard.  Luckily we had the two Gogos (old and older) to get stuck in with all the packing and grooming!