Entries in Eventing (3)

Tuesday
Jul242012

A SAD DAY FOR SA OLYMPIC HOPES

Paul Hart and Heartbreak Hill

Paul Hart and Heartbreak Hill
(Photo : Vuma Feed)

"Paul Hart and Harry will not compete at the Olympics."

It is with very heavy hearts and a sense of overwhelming absurdity that we heard that our Vuma Champion eventers Paul Hart and Heartbreak Hill will now not compete in the three phase eventing, starting on Saturday, at the 2012 London Olympics.

An attempt by Alex Peternell to reverse the decision to have the established team of Paul and Harry represent South Africa, in favour of himself and a newer horse has resulted in SASCOC withdrawing the single entry for a South African rider.

This is particularly disappointing when one looks at the ethics of the Olympics and the fact that, not only do we lose out on showcasing a South African Thoroughbred and SA based rider to the world... we now have no representation at all!

A very sorry state of affairs and the Vuma team's thoughts and best wishes are with Paul and Harry!

Monday
Jun112012

LONDON OLYMPICS BECKONS FOR PAUL HART AND HARRY

Paul Hart and Heartbreak Hill - South African Eventing

Paul Heart and Heartbreak Hill
(Photo : Vuma Feed)

"London 2012 Eventing"

Paul and Harry are the South African representatives for Eventing at the London 2012 Olympic Games!

Never having doubted our champions, it was wonderful to hear the confirmation on Wednesday that Paul Hart and Heartbreak Hill, the South African-bred, Rocky Marriage eventing stalwart, have been selected as the individual representatives for South Africa.

Having had a disappointing Cross Country round and being eliminated at WEG in Kentucky in September 2010, Paul chose to leave Harry at their UK base with a view to qualifying for the 2012 Olympics. Sheer determination and tenacity, together with some very strong support from South Africa has helped Paul achieve this life-long dream and we will all be watching on the 28th of July!

The Vuma team salutes you both - we are so proud to have been a part of this incredible journey!

Wishing you a fantastic Olympic competition - Hambani Kahle!

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Saturday
Dec102011

LEGENDARY EVENTER MARK TODD VISITS SOUTH AFRICA

Mark Todd

Mark Todd
(Photo : The Telegraph)

MARK TODD CBE

Vuma has always been green; from our branding and packaging to our approach to feeding horses, but this week we had a completely different reason.

Envy!

The (very lucky) Summerhill team had the great honour of hosting legendary eventer Mark Todd at the stud farm. Having won Badminton again this year, on his grey horse Land Vision, he really is an inspiration to any rider and proof that age should not be a limiting factor in competitive riding.

Apart from his many Gold medals and being inducted into the New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame, he was voted 'Rider of the 20thCentury' by the FEI! He is a true legend!

If you have not already read it, his autobiography, 'So Far So Good', is well worth the read. He has also published a number of instructional books as well as a book on his famous and much-loved horse Charisma!

As we write, we are compiling our 'Recommended Reading' list to post onto the Vuma Website and these books are most definitely on the list. If you have any titles that you would like to share, please do email us at info@vumafeed.co.za.

Click here to read the article on Mark Todd posted on the Summerhill Stud Blog.

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