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 …

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.

Fetse 349 arrives at Quantum Stud

Fetse has been released from quarantine and is now in his new home. Breeder and previous owners, Frits De Jong and Jan Bosma have travelled across to make sure all goes well. And all is truly well! Fetse is looking fantastic and his latest semen analysis is absolutely perfect.  

Fetse 349 is coming to South Africa!

Michelle and Wayne have just had confirmation that they are now the proud owners of Fetse 349! He will be coming to SA for the November intake into quarantine. As I am sure you all know, he is one of the all time best breeding stallions within the FPS Studbook. He has 4 approved sons, 6 model mare daughters and a …