Equestrian Sports in South Africa

Equestrian Sports in South Africa.

There is a range of events held all over South Africa during the year, including an international polo tournament. For keen or aspiring polo players, there is the polo clinic - the best ones are in Plettenberg Bay on the Garden Route.

The local hunts are very social affairs and visitors on their South African holiday are welcome - remember that you will need to hire horses and get the correct attire. Unlike some more traditional parts of the world - South Africa only does drag hunts.

That means nothing is killed but everything else is absolutely authentic with great emphasis on the correct dress and strict adherence to tradition. There is a hunt every Sunday in season, which runs from about May to September near Cape Town and from October to April in Gauteng.

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