ENDURANCE

Okapuka Horse Safaris is pleased to offer you the chance to participate in some of the endurance rides in Namibia. For 2019 we have selected 7 rides within a radius of a 4 hours drive. All rides will follow the rules and regulations of the International Endurance Federation (FEI).

 

You don't have to be an endurance rider to be able to join us, but you do need to be an experienced rider and you need to be fit! You will receive instructions during your stay and will be accompanied by Ingeborg giving you the do's and don’ts and the why and why-nots during your training. She will also set the pace and give you further instructions during the actual competition itself.

 

Your stay will be a combination of game viewing from horseback, the training for and the actual endurance competition. This means you will have the luxury of having 2 horses; one you will train for the endurance and the actual competition itself and the other horse is for your safari rides.

 

What you need for the endurance competition:

  • Hard hat (mandatory)

  • Tight fitting riding trousers

  • Half chaps

  • Comfortable riding shoes with profiled soles with a 1 inch heel (full boots and shoes with leather soles are definitely not recommended)

  • Camel bag (advised for longer distances)

  • Gloves (for cold weather)

Please make sure your clothing is comfortable to wear. The rest of your equipment will be provided by Okapuka Horse Safaris.

 

Each year at the end of November we will have the dates for the endurance rides for the next year.

 

Dates 2019:

  • January 18 & 19 - Tsumeb = fully booked

  • March 8 & 9 - Otjiwarongo = fully booked

  • March 22 & 23 - SanDune = fully booked

  • April 6 - Okahandja (NERA distances)

  • June 7 & 8 - Okahandja (NERA distances and CEI 1*  & 2*) = fully booked

  • July 20 - SanDune (NERA distances)

  • October 5 - Okahandja (NERA distances)

 

For obvious reasons we will have fixed arrival dates. Please contact us for availability.

 

For the results of our rides please have a look at News.

 

© 2013 - 2019 by Okapuka Horse Safaris. No animals were hurt in the making of this website. Pictures courtesy of Eric Malherbe, Cheval Pratique, Lutz Wahlers, Dusty Pictures, Ingrid Owen Sportography, many, many guests and Okapuka Horse Safaris.

 

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