Plett Eco Fun Hike and Ride 

Event Date: 30 June, 2018

Inviting all families, nature lovers, horse lovers, dog owners, hikers, bird watchers and environment friendly corporates to the Africa Hoofprint Foundation NPC’s “Beauty From Ashes” Plett Eco Hike & Ride Fundraiser.

Date: Sat 30 June 2018
Time: 7am for 9am
Tickets: Buy Online R50 pp, Kids under 12 Free
Venue: Cairbrogie Farm

 

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Overview

Join the African Hoofprint Foundation during their Celebrating Beauty through Ashes fundraiser on the 30th of June at Cairnbrogie Farm in Plettenberg Bay to commemorate the Garden Route fires of 2017 and to celebrate the community of Plett.

The African Hoofprint Foundation hopes to heal Africa one town at a time, starting with their first event in Plett. 

The main event for the day is the Plett Eco Fun Hike and Ride, a unique experience as there are different distances for different participants. Individuals participating on horseback will ride an 11km trail at 9am or a 5km trail at 10am; individuals walking dogs will start a 2.5km trail walk at 9:30am or a 5km trail walk at 10am (horses will go first). And if you don’t have your pet with you, feel free to walk the distance and trail of your choice with one of the special invited guests – sweet and spunky pooches from both the Sunshine Sanctuary and PAWS. Support the Sunshine Sanctuary and PAWS with a financial donation and take one for a walk – you may even want to adopt one!

Other happenings on the day

  • Hero Parade – participants include; Plett Security’ FMU, Bitou Fire Department; Horse Welfare and Dogs from PAWS and Sunshine Sanctuary needing adoption
  • Dog Demo
  • Horse Display
  • Pony Rides

 

Food for everyone

  • Real Durban Curries, Breyani, Samosas & Roti
  • Asian Cuisine from “The Golden Palm”
  • Biltong & Wors Rolls
  • Prego Rolls
  • Tea & Cakes

Proceeds from the day will go towards building a Riding Centre as well as starting a division of Muddy Pooches in Kranshoek.

 

Special Guest

Enos Mosoth (now in his 80’s), the first black show jumper in South Africa and a proud director of Afica Hoofprint foundation, is making the trip from Johannesburg to join us on the 30th and share his invaluable knowledge with us for our centre.

He would be available for an interview on either the 27th, 28th or 29th of June.

THE FIRST BLACK SHOW JUMPER MR ENOS MOSOTHO MAFOKATE

  • Wynburg Stables show (1961) Went as a groom with the junior team.
  • Good wood show ground (1963, 1968 and 1976) Went together with tony Lewis as his groom.
  • Constantia show ground (1977, 1978 and 1979) First time blacks were allowed to compete in a championship. (grooms championship) Won it three times in a row.
  • 1979 A world known British rider (David Broom), after seeing Enos ride, suggested to Anneli Wucherphenning that Enos must showcase his talent to the World and that the world must see that blacks can also ride.
  • In 1980 participated in the United Kingdom for the first time after South Africa was banned because of apartheid.
  • Wales (Showing show and Show jumping). Came first and reserve champion.
  • Wembley (showing show). Came fifth out of 31 champions.
  • Jody Stakeman stables (1993). Accompanied 3 kids to compete in show jumping.
  • In 1998 took 4 kids for the show jumping competition and Jody donated a horse for the kids to use for training and competing.
  • In 2004 and 2005, attended a Ferrier course facilitated by the World Horse Welfare.
  • Stellenbosch (2016), Manager of 14 kids as a vaulting team to compete for the Africa Cup and the team came out first (champions).

 

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