Louzanne Andreae

Trail- and field guide, Instructor

Louzanne has an Equine and Fieldguide CV as long as my arm with a vast amount of knowledge related to our beautiful Fynbos area. She has an extensive knowledge on Equines and is always willing to help beginners get aqainted and settled with these gentle giants. Experienced riders will benefit from a tailormade trail to meet their expectations. Friendly and very capable – she will make your horseriding experience a memorable one.

Janine Gibbings

Trailguide

Janine has recently joined our team but has been riding with us for many years – having a thorough knowledge of our horses and trails. She grew up in Oranjemund -in a family with 3 sisters and a mother who rode horses from the time they could walk. She owned her own Arabs and Boerperds and regularly competed in horse shows. Easy-going and competent – Janine will strife to make your trail with us a wonderful event.

Danie van Zyl

Horse owner and stand-in guide

Danie has been managing Karweyderskraal Farm since 2005 and his love for horses only developed in 2010 when he and his wife Sonja bought two mares – not knowing they were actually pregnant at that stage. Later that year Sirocco and Allegro was born and they are currently two of “The Dream Team” that numerous riders have come to know.

Jaylin Bantham

Groom and Stablehand

Jaylin is the man behind the scenes making sure the stables, tack and paddocks are well maintained and the horses are cared for daily. He helps with exercising, lunging, desensitizing, feeding and the list just keeps going. Jaylin loves what he does and you’ll see it when you visit our stables.

Allegro

Born and bred on Karweyderskraal this Thoroughbred X mare is a pure delight to ride and has an inquisitive nature. She’s part of “The Dream Team” with impeccable behaviour, yet some days her cheekiness brings delight to her spectators and we love her all the more for it.

Sirocco

Also born on Karweyderskraal this Boerperd X gelding will enter a warzone with you and not flinch at the drop of a bomb. Laid back and mellow – novice riders adore him, but put an experienced rider on Sirocco and he becomes an intercontinental ballistic missile with power steering(If that’s your thing).

Napoleon

Also nicknamed “Houdini” because of his ingenious ways of escaping from any paddock or gated enclosure. “Nappi” is the third member of “The Dream Team” and willing do anything his rider asks him to. He has phenomenal endurance and power but even the tiniest of riders can control him.

Buck

Meet Buck – the Boerperd X Saddlebred gelding we know very little of, except that he has the softest, kindest eyes of all our horses. We rescued Buck from a drought stricken farm in the beginning of 2017 and since then he has become a very reliable steed with good work ethics.

Juliet

This young mare is a pure bred SA Vlaam from Williston. We acquired her to pull our carriage but these days she helps out with the trails (if we can steal her away from Sonja). She’s unique for 3 reasons – her excessive flatulence, she’s our only Afrikaans horse and my wife Sonja adores her – so be very fortunate if you happen to ride Juliet.

Tooings “Mr T”

Tooings is an inquisitive and affectionate Boerperd gelding. His nickname  “Mr T” was given by Bronwyn since his Dutch name “Tooings” is difficult to pronounce in English. Very sensitive to his rider’s commands – Tooings handles nimbly and precise. Therefore, a great asset when mustering cattle.

Poker Knight

An off the track Thoroughbred who won a couple of races at Kenilworth and Durbanville. Our own “Chuck Norris” have the greatest character you’ll ever find in a horse. When mustering cattle, Poker will batter through bushes -rather than around them and whatever you do – don’t whisper “Let’s go boy” in his ears, otherwise he will gallop ahead at full

Tibby “A Little Tibsy”

Another Off the Track Thoroughbred, “A Little Tibsy” competed at Turffontein where she did exceptionally well especially in the longer races, before she ended up on Karweyderskraal. She is the fastest horse of the herd but on an outride she will be far behind – dragging her feet and plodding on like a donkey. Kids and novice riders enjoy her for it.

Amirah

Amirah – born in 2014 – she’s our youngest team member. Her sire is Amir, an Arabian stallion from McGregor. Although she’s still young and a bit green in the trail business, she has an incredible willingness to learn and work, and if she’s anything like her mom Lara, she is going to be a star.

Coda

Strong built horse with good conformation and inquisitive nature. He was trained as a Western Riding horse so he works great with riders that give the minimal instruction and loves one hand rein riding. Ideal for beginners – he’ll plod along on just voice commands and subtle aids.

Don’t Worry

Don’t Worry joined us from a neighbouring Thoroughbred studfarm in 2018. Her sire is Silvano – three times SA Champions sire, Sire of Champions, the 2018 Sire of Sires and the 2018 Equus International Horse of the Year. But don’t worry – Don’t Worry is a horse in her own right and she loves to please her rider.

Lady Gray

Meet our cheeky and affectionate pony Lady Gray. Kids adore her and once warmed up, she is like the Duracel bunny who never stops. Contributing in the riding school, with kiddies parties and trail rides (young kids aged 6-12).

Emma

Last but not the least is Emma our Shetland Pony. She adores attention and grooming from kids. Ideal for young riders that is nervous or anxious, since she is not forward going at all. Ages 5-9 years are well suited for Emma.