Dream Big Lord Troy Elsenburg Mostert Mossie competed in the ridden classes, where he placed 7th in the Adult Large Show Hunters and 2nd in the Adult Working Riding horse class. Another successful exhibition of Percherons in Gauteng, Thank you to everyone who assisted us! 12 The owner of this Welsh Mountain Pony Stud saw Mossie being ridden at Pretoria Show and invited us to attend the Open-Day Stallion exhibition on her farm near Vereniging.
She arranged the day to raise funds for the Highveldt Horse Care unit.
She invited one stallion of each breed, mostly stallions that were able to partake in the ridden and in-hand stallion parades.
We took Elsenburg Mostert and the Anglo-Arab stallion Medunsa Jason.
The day was well attended by various breeds and many spectators.
The only pity is that it was so far from Medunsa, it took us nearly 3 hours to get there.
Mossie was turned out in the traditional way.
According to Oom Gerrie this was how Percherons were shown during the 1940’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. (Trust me, plaiting a horse like this takes forever, I plaited for over 3 hours!) Mossie with his plaits were definitely the star of the exhibition! 13 On Saturday afternoon 25 October we arranged a get-together for everyone who is involved with the Percherons or would like to get involved with the breed at Medunsa.
The main reason for the meeting was to discuss the invitation of draught horses to “the Horse of the Year Show” in February 2009.
The familiar faces were all present, Anton & Louisa Botes, Johan Henning & Jannie Engelbrecht, Bennie Swart & Mande Siderfin.
It was great to meet Surita Meiring from Petrus Steyn.
Charmaine, & Leon Oosthuizen who are now the proud owners of the two stallions Ceaser and Silver Blade who they bought from Onderstepoort, Veterinary faculty.
Frances Prince owns the mare called Yasha.
Unfortunately two new families could not make the get together.
Marjorie Hartzenberg had prior arrangements and was unable to attend while Louis & Elsa van der Walt, who own Pamela could also not make it as their groom’s mother passed away.
Better luck next time.
Hope to see you at our next get together. (Johan vd Merwe & Oom Gerrie we have lots of horses to inspect!) HORSES: Pamela Morti Lady Morene Leon Mandé Danika Anton Frances Louisa Wickus, Marcelle Charmaine Daleen
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