Horse Pro

A brief history of Brendan:

Brendan grew up in Durban and started riding horses at the age 9 at NewMarket stables. After many years of riding and slowly promoting from ponies to horses, he was lucky enough to breed himself a very talented horse names Crystallise. And so the partnership and road to success began!  Brendan and Crystallise moved to Johannesburg to make their mark on the Professional Horseriding scene. Brendan turned pro 8 years ago and has moved up through the ranks from work rider, to stable jockey, Stable Manager and Professional Showjumper.  Horses are Brendan's passion and has chosen to dedicate his life to always being around horses.  His own personal mantra "Horses are not a sport, it's a lifestyle!"

Brendan views himself to have been lucky to have been involved in developing many talented horses and stud farms, and the top echelon of these are Alchemy Stud and Branic Stud who are reknowned for producing young horses and developing them up the grades.

As Stable Manager at Blair Atholl, he has set his sights on taking the experience of stabling horses to a new level, developing young talent and reaching new heights as as a teaching Pro. At Blair Atholl, he has fantastic individual horses, namely Crystallise, Lobo and Pikur Cabachon who all jump in the Open A Grade classes and really exciting young horses like Cayenne and Syndikus. 

Personal Achievements:

  • 2nd Mini Prix Tour 2006 on Crystallise
  • Winner Six Year Old Performance Series on Branic Belmondo
  • 10th Overall SA Rider Rankings 2009
  • 2nd Pretoria World Cup 2010
  • 2nd Polokwani World Cup 2010
  • Crystallise won Best South African Warmblood 2010
  • 3rd South African OutdoorGrand Prix 2011
  • 5th Kyalami World Cup 2011
  • 3rd Natal Grand Prix 2011

Fees 

Lessons:
30 - 45 min lesson                                      R250
1 hour Outride                                            R250

Packages:
On a monthly basis, R3000 per month which includes two private lessons and a series of group lessons.  Ourides are also included in this.

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February 2017