Jorge Pereira Clinic May 2015

JORGE MARTINS PEREIRA   PROTEGEE OF NUNA OLIVIERA FOR 8 YEARS.   Jorge is a Grand Prix speciale rider and Portuguese Horse Master who regularly conducts clinics in England, Germany, Holland, USA and SA. Jorge also prepares both horses and riders to achieve Grand Prix level. Jorge is part of the official Portuguese national dressage team of 4 and is …

Results of the Southern Cones International Obstacle Driving Competition South Africa

Course Designer: Jakes Jacobs (Western Cape) Course Builder: Graham Haddow (Western Cape) Judge: Trevor Bern (Gauteng) Technical Director: Joy Shackleton (Gauteng) Single Horse 1st: Delfim QS driven by Wayne van Niekerk        2nd: Highlander QS driven by Ronald Makudo    Single Pony   1st: Thistledowns Hunter driven by Sue Eatwell 2nd: Lollipop driven by Enos Mafokate Horse Pairs 1st: …

Jasmine of Quantum

Winner of Star Mares Class  3-5 years at Horse and Wine Show, Parys, April 2015 Congratulations to her owners Elaine and Jaco Pfister on the wonderful results!

Southern Cones International Obstacle Driving Competition

Quantum Stud will be hosting the 2015 Southern Cones International Obstacle Driving Competition on Sunday the 10th of May, 2015. Drivers from South Africa, New Zealand, and Australia drive the identical course designed by an international panel in their own countries. The placings are determined once the results have been collected from all countries and compared. This allows the southern …

Pat Parelli Clinic at Quantum

Freda gave a very informative and valuable clinic.  The Quantum girls enjoyed the course tremendously and are continuing the work with our horses.

Combined Carriage Driving

Combined Carriage Driving Combined driving (also known as horse driving trials) is an exciting and one of the fastest growing equestrian sports. In this discipline, the driver sits on a vehicle drawn by a single horse, a pair or a team of four. The sport has three phases: dressage, cross-country marathon and obstacle cone driving, and is most similar to the …

Understanding a Friesian Horse’s paper

When buying a Friesian horse, the official KFPS paper can be of much value. Although a Friesian is usually bought as a riding animal and life-long companion, it is still interesting to know something about him/her. When buying a Friesian for breeding purposes, this becomes even more crucial. Let us start with the different books that are found with reference …

A win at Southern Cones 2014

Wayne and Delfim QS, driving for Team South Africa, won the South African leg of the Southern Cones and finished 2nd overall after being edged out by New Zealand. Delfim QS was in superb form in only his first outing at the advanced level.  

Carriage driving in the UK

Rodney Forster successfully competed with Quantum Stud’s pair of geldings at the Ashfields National Show in June 2013 where he finished 4th.  

Sandrigham National Carriage Driving competition in the UK

Rodney Forster, again driving Quantum Stud’s Friesian geldings Clarke and Kent finished second at the competition in August 2013. Wayne driving his new pair of Holstein geldings, Clinton and Carimbo, finished fourth in his first outing in the Open Pairs class. Rodney then competed again at the Catton National show and went on to win there with the pair of …

Wayne and Capitao win awards at the annual GHS Awards Evening

Capitao D’Figueiras, our Lusitano stallion, won the GHS award for the best novice carriage horse after winning many events in the 2012 season. This was his first season out, so it was a great achievement. He will be starting his dressage life shortly. We were also recognised by the APSL in Portugal, see the link: www.cavalo-lusitano.com

A Clean Sweep in Competitions!

The last week has gone great for Quantum horses and their riders/drivers. Last Sunday Wayne, driving our amazing Friesian gelding Willem won all 3 classes at the National Cones Obstacle driving competition at KEP. Willem won the fault class, time and precision class and the speed class. Today at Equestrian International, Michelle riding our Lusitano stallion Angolano won both Elementary …

Quantum horses and riders in the winning dressage team at GHS regionals!

Eastern Gauteng today won the Gauteng regional dressage competition for the first time. The team consisted of Lauren Burrage, Gerbie Lombaard, Claire Steele and Michelle van Niekerk. Claire rode Quantum’s Friesian Star mare, Miranka C vd Wijdewormer and Michelle rode Quantum’s exceptional Lusitano breeding stallion, Angolano. Both ride for Quantum Stud and are trained by the superb trainer, Elizabeth Hickman. Well done Eastern …

Marathon Show at Northern Farm 15 July 2012

Bertus van Kreterenhof made his debut in the marathon at Northern farm and finished second in the novice class! He went superbly and we are now waiting for him to team up with Fetse 349 at the Spring Show. Capitao D’Figieuras went very well and finished the marathon in the fastest time as well as going clear. This was a great warm-up …

FPSSA Annual Friesian Show – April 2012

Below are Quantum Stud’s results from the recent FPSSA Annual Friesian Show, held at GHS: 1st place – Willem Vb H – Veulenboek Stallions 3 years but under 5 years 1st place – Zegen van de Zonschate Stb Ster – Studbook Star Mare 3 years but under 5 years Champion Mare in Hand – Zegen van de Zonschate Stb Ster Reserve Supreme Champion in Hand – …

Easter Indoor Driving Festival

The Indoor Carriage Driving took place on 6 April 2012. Capitao D’ Figueiras, driven by Wayne van Niekerk, came 8th overall. Willem and Nelson also competed in the competition, but unfortunately were not placed.