Entries in Heartbreak Hill (12)

Monday
Dec212009

TEAM SA'S LONG, WINDING ROAD TO KENTUCKY, WEG 2010

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Paul Hart
(Photo : Vuma Feeds)

WORLD EQUESTRIAN GAMES 2010

South Africa can be extremely proud of their riders. Team selection has taken place and the preparations have started to get the various teams and their horses overseas.

Vuma eventing Champions, Paul Hart and Heartbreak Hill have been selected for the South African eventing team, and together with fellow eventers Graham Winn, Douglas Welsh and Heidi Wood will make their way to France to prepare for the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky which start on 25 September 2010.

Together with the rest of the team’s horses, Heartbreak Hill will go into quarantine in Cape Town in the first week of January and will leave in March for France. The team will be based in Fontainebleau with Jean-Philippe Camboulives, their coach and advisor. There they will be under his guidance and they will compete in various events in Europe to prepare them for the rigours of the WEG.

They will then head to Kentucky in September for the start of the World Equestrian Games to be held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. The Eventing dressage is scheduled to begin on 30 September, followed by the Cross Country on Saturday 2 October and the final show jumping phase on 3 October. 

The road ahead is exciting but it will be challenging, from ensuring that horses and riders are well prepared to ensuring that they have sufficient funding to fulfil this incredible opportunity.

The Vuma team salutes all the selected participants and wishes Team SA a very successful 2010 – the start of greater things to come.

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Wednesday
Oct282009

PAUL HART AND HEARTBREAK HILL DO US PROUD

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Paul Hart and Heartbreak Hill in fine form
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 PAUL HART AND HEARTBREAK HILL

The formidable team of Paul Hart and his outstanding horse Heartbreak Hill were only very narrowly beaten into second place by Graham Winn at the Karkloof CIC*** event this past weekend. 

An exciting event by all accounts, with the contestants very closely placed after some fantastic clear rounds in the country, it all finally came down to the wire in the show-jumping phase.

This accomplishment, despite a number of setbacks in their run-up to the event, confirms Paul’s position as South Africa’s top Eventer and an exceptional horseman. 

Paul and “Harry” clinched the SA Champs CIC** title in 2008 and followed that by winning the Gauteng Horse Society (GHS) Championships FEI CIC** earlier this year.

Unfortunately, Harry was not able to compete in the first South African FEI CIC***, held at Northern Farms, which Paul won on Font Air Holidays Wiseguy

This is a superb set of results for one year – Well done Paul! Vuma is proud to feed your Champion!

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