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Silver Lining Initiative


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“Silver Lining Initiative” has been started to give back to the Thoroughbred.
Highveld Horse Care Unit started the initiative in July 2014 to help give back to the thoroughbred after its racing career is over. Giving more riders the opportunity to adopt a TB after it has been schooled. .

The horses have no schooling other than racing, thus only experienced riders are able to ride them. Our new initiative with fostering out a TB to be schooled with an experienced rider/trainer for the amount of time needed will hopefully give more riders the chance to be able to adopt a horse from HHCU.
HHCU selects horses donated that will be most likely to be successful candidates for rehoming.   The horses are assessed for soundness and conformation and then we match it with a trainer.  Each horse will receive stars as they achieve certain milestones in their training.  This will give HHCU a good indication to how the horse is progressing.  Once the horse has received its 5th star it will be ready for donation.
Once the horse is ready for adoption an appointment can be made to go and ride the horse under the supervision of the trainer.
If interested in a horse the normal adoption process will be followed.  Please have a look at the HHCU Adoption policy if you are interested. (www.horsecare.org.za/download-documents/)
Barry Taylor and Lorette Knowles-Taylor from Team Nissan Show Jumping at Farnham Stables. With their team members Vincent Moemise, Oscar Ncube, Lexi Stais &
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Shannon Smith winner of the SA Junior Champs last year and is currently top of the log again this year.


Liam Stevens from Disa Stables who is every well known in the jumping arena and came 3rd at the Derby in 2013.

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Wayne Dale – Dentist

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Wayne Dale – Dentist

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Shaun Allnut – Farrier

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1 Comment

  1. To whom it may concern. Im looking at adopting a horse from the silver lining initiative. Im from margate ane can send photos of my livery yard where ive got a warmblood for my daughter. I am 45 years old and am looking at getting myself a horse. I would like to practice dressage and maybe do some shows later on. I can walk trot and canter. Weve got a very knowledgeable trainer living at our yard. I would like to safe a horse and give it a good forever home. As im a beginner rider….well a bit more advanced than that, id be looking at a calm level heaed gelding with a five star rating. I might even like to jump a little. Im very exited to hear back from horse care unit. Thank you
    Amanda pacheco

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