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Paul Hart and Heartbreak Hill representing South AFrican Eventing

Paul Hart and Heartbreak Hill
(Photo : Vuma Horsefeed)

Barroca D'alva

Vuma Champions Heartbreak Hill and Paul Hart, achieved their goal of qualifying for the 2012 Olympics, this past weekend! Competing in the three star event at Barroca D'alva in Portugal.

The daunting Cross country course was 3626 metres long with a total of 24 jumps. Paul was very positive, Harry went superbly and they were clear in their jumping. Unfortunately, a small error incurred them a few time faults.

Only 30 of the original 48 entries made it through to the show-jumping on Sunday. Unfortunately, Paul and Harry had two poles down but have qualified for the Olympics and earned valuable points for their international ranking.

The Vuma Team wish Paul and Harry every success in their European quest and we will be watching every step as they fly the South African flag!

You can follow their progress on Facebook :




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JJ The Jet Plane
(Photo : Gold Circle)

...the all thrive on Africa's Finest Horsefeeds.

We may be Africa's Finest Horsefeeds but our effects are far reaching and some of our best ambassadors travel the world to conquer and excel abroad, and many do return for a taste of the good stuff back on home soil.

One of these travellers is Sue Cullen's warmblood stallion, Wenzel R, who is due home in December after his time in quarantine. Sue is adamant that Wenzel will eat nothing but Vuma and we would have to agree that apart from being a magnificent horse he does have great taste. Wenzel will be continuing his dressage career here in South Africa, after a year competing in Europe.

Among our racing champions whose foundations were built on Vuma are Desert Links, Paris Perfect and Imbongi, all whom started life at Summerhill Stud and all who went on to fly the South African flag high in Dubai. While we may tell you that nutrition is key to the foundation of a successful racing career, it is the stats that will tell you that graduates of the Summerhill pastures are hardy and run more often for more stakes. This key differentiator is what has kept Summerhill at the head of the pack on the breeder's log for the past 6 consecutive seasons.

Currently still in the UK is Paul Hart's, Heartbreak Hill, who was prepared in South Africa for his International campaign on Vuma Vitality and who we look forward to feeding again on his return sometime next year. Paul tells us that since the horses had to return from the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky, via the UK, they are planning on competing at Badminton which falls over the Easter weekend in 2011.

Vuma Champion, JJ The Jet Plane won both the Golden Horse Casino Sprint and the Mercury Sprint earlier this year and is currently in quarantine near Newmarket, in the UK before he jets off to Hong Kong, where he will run in the in the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint on December 12th. In his case he is taking his supply of Vuma Feed with him to ensure a seamless move across the globe and to ensure his best chance of success.

Wherever in the world they may go, our Vuma Champions have one thing in common; they all thrive on Africa's Finest Horsefeeds.

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For more information contact :
Catherine Hartley : 083 640 1155
Email: catherine@vumafeed.co.za




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Paul Hart and Heartbreak Hill
(Photo : Vuma Horefeeds)

WEG 2010 : It's Nearly here!

There are a mere 57 days until the start of the Altech FEI World Equestrian Games 2010, in Lexington, Kentucky.

For Vuma Champions Paul Hart and Heartbreak Hill, what seemed like a far off dream has suddenly become an immediate reality, writes Suzanne Boswell of SCB PR & Communications.

Harry is doing well and is fit and ready to compete in their last preparation event which is Martinvast (Normandy) from the 19th to the 22nd of August.

Paul is busy with all his preparations as he leaves for France next week Thursday to train and prepare and will only be returning to South Africa post WEG. He is feeling very optimistic about the event. All preparations are going well.

"It all seems to have come so fast - it seems like the horses were in quarantine the other day and now there are only 57 days left.  In some ways I don't want this to end as it has been such an amazing experience and I have been overwhelmed by everybody's kindness and generosity. I am sure that Harry and I will do you all proud"

I would also like to say a big thank you to all my sponsors big and small as it is through your commitment that this dream has become a reality." concludes Paul.

Suzanne will keep us abreast of things as they happen and from the Vuma team we wish all the South African riders and supporters a superb Kentucky experience – Hambani Kahle!

You can also follow Paul's progress on Facebook.

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Paul Hart WEG2010



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Compiegne Equestre


Suzanne Boswell writes about our SA riders event in Compiegne :

What a successful weekend for our South African eventers at the CCI** at Compiegne, France. There were 101 starters with 80 riders and 12 countries being represented at this show, including the legendary Mark Todd!

After a very successful dressage phase our South African riders Paul Hart, Martyn Swanepoel, Graham Winn and Hayley Parker were well placed in the middle of the field. The best dressage score was a 33.2 from Jung from the Netherlands!

The entire team was wearing their SA flag hat covers and it was a very proud and poignant moment for SA eventing!! Paul and Heartbreak Hill were first to go into the country. They went clear for jumping but had some time faults as their team coach, Jean Philippe wanted a steady clear round.  Paul said Harry could have gone much faster but he was ecstatic about his round. Next to go was Martyn who had an unfortunate stop at No.4 and finished about a minute over the time. Graham was next in, Zorba went off at a cracking rate but had an unfortunate fall at number 3, both horse and rider are fine thankfully. Hayley had a run out at the skinny at 17 and also incurred time penalties.

On Sunday was the showjumping. The jumps were big and the oxers were very square which is something our course builders should take note of here. The course was quite spooky and there were hundreds and hundreds of spectators. Each of our riders took 3 poles. Jean Philippe was extremely pleased with our team performance. visit www.psvphoto.com to see pictures of all 3 phases.

The next event will be Saumur from the 20 to the 23rd of May.



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Heartbreak Hill (Harry) in Quarantine in Cape Town
(Photo : Vumafeed)

Heartbreak Hill prepares for France

World Equestrian Games qualifier and Vuma hero, Heartbreak Hill (Harry) is almost half-way through his quarantine at the station in Kenilworth. Being kept fit and well with daily exercise, he is certainly looking very well.

camera iconClick the icon above to see more pictures of Harry in quarantine, in Cape Town.

Harry will leave for France on 20th March, where the real preparations will begin for the WEG. The rest of the SA team will also be going to Fontainebleau where the riders will prepare themselves and their horses during their various European events.

We will keep you updated on the progress of Paul Hart, Harry and the rest of Team SA.

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