14. Distanzritt auf Osonjiva

SONY DSC20. – 21. Juni auf der Jagdfarm Osonjiva

Die Gastgeber Sylvia Janbey und Thinus van Rensburg hatten ihre Farm für diesen CEI ** Ritt von Donnerstag bis Sonntag zur Verfügung gestellt. Das bedeutet neben den üblichen Vorbereitungen,

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Meanwhile in Namibia – Derweil in Namibia



Hier ein paar Tips für alle, die gerade erst nach Namibia, bzw. Windhoek gezogen sind und ein wenig bleiben werden. Dinge, die ich längst wissen  sollte, aber gerade erst wieder falsch gemacht habe.

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San Düne ride on May 17, 2014


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San Düne ride on May 17, 2014

This was my 13th ride and it went really well,

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Wettkampf um Schnelligkeit und Ausdauer – Distanzritt auf Osonjiva


SONY DSCDer Okanjande-Reitklub hatte Anfang Juni auf die Jagd Farm Osonjiva zu einem zweitägigen Distanzritt eingeladen. Von Walvis Bay, Tsumeb, Grootfontein und Outjo bis Oshakati sind die begeisterten Reiter angereist. Insgesamt starteten 86 Reiter mit ihren Pferden im Wettkampf um Schnelligkeit und Ausdauer.

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Katjapia Ride 1 October 2011

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Katjapia Ride was the second endurance ride in my life and the last ride of the year. After this ride most of the endurance horses will begin their well deserved holidays. Before the rainy season starts they will be vaccinated against African Horse Sickness and other nasties and cannot be ridden for up to six weeks.

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Review: Blood Moon

Blood Moon

A highly commendable book both as a suspense novel and an investigative account and analyses of the destruction of Africa’s elephants and rhinoceros.

Blood Moon Front CoverKara Benson has succeeded in combining her talent as a fiction writer with her experience in journalism to create a book which flows seamlessly between fictional suspense and the reality of the multitude of horrors that accompany the illicit trade in elephant tusks and rhinoceros horn.

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Meanwhile in Namibia

… these posts will be alternated with endurance riding post, so nobody gets bored 😎


Two mornings after my first endurance ride …

By Monday my thigh muscles were sore beyond anything I could remember.

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Independence spelt wrong: a symbol for the many things wrong in Namibia

Namibian Independence

… 24 years after independence. One incident among many bringing shame to the government and all it stands for or rather the lack of it. Are they able to feel shame at all or are they too full of themselves?

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One important name has been overlooked …

Fidel Castro Street

…  as name changes in Namibia continue

Recently many names in Namibia have been changed by the government. Streets, places even towns were up for a name change. The idea behind all this is to get rid of names from colonial times.

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Last week somewhere in Namibia


We were travelling around the country. On this morning we were sitting in the lapa of a nice B&B having breakfast. The waitress was busy cooking our eggs. Frequently, she picked up her cell phone and started texting. Over the past weeks I had been amazed how closely people all over Namibia were attached to their cell phones.

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