THE SAFARI CUP: This cup is awarded each year to the horse/horses that have successfully completed the most number of safaris.
THE VICTOR LUDORUM CUP: This cup is awarded each year to the horse that shows great courage, progress and overall recognition for their extraordinary work.
MARANIA: 16hh ~ 2001 ~ Thoroughbred ~ Chestnut mare. Marania came from Zimbabwe for polo but decided the game was not for her. She is a lovely safari mare, easy in every way and very independent. She loves to jump and on occasion has stepped up as lead horse. She is now retired at home.
Victrix Ludorum ~ 2018.
MSHALE: 15.2hh ~ 2001 ~ South African Boerperd ~ Dark bay gelding. Mshale came from South Africa in 2006 and is the first Boerperd Safaris Unlimited has owned. This breed is the only native horse found in South Africa and has influences of Thoroughbred, Arab, Andalusian and many more. A forward-going lead horse, he is eager and loves to jump. Mshale is Gordie’s lead horse of choice and it is fun to watch them communicate with each other – they share a very strong bond.
Safari Cup ~ 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2020.
Victor Ludorum ~ 2015.
CAPRIVI: 15.2hh ~ 2004 ~ South African Warmblood ~ Grey gelding. Caprivi came to Kenya from Zambia in 2010 and we bought him in 2014. His sire was a well-known eventing stallion in South Africa. He is a flashy grey, well-schooled and jumps with ease. He has flourished with safari life and loves the wide-open spaces of Kenya’s game country.
Safari Cup ~ 2015 & 2017.
BARILOCHE: 16hh ~ 2006 ~ Thoroughbred ~ Dark bay gelding. Bariloche is an ex-racehorse but with a wonderfully laid-back attitude. He has a huge jump on him, has been well-schooled and bravely steps up to be a lead horse if needed.
Safari Cup ~ 2017 & 2020.
RIPTIDE: 16.1hh ~ 2008 ~ Thoroughbred ~ Light bay gelding. Riptide came from the same farm as Rio and they share the same sire. More of a forward going horse than his brother, he has a wonderful extravagant jump. Rio and Riptide were both broken-in using the Parelli natural horsemanship method. He likes to be near the front and has guided with Gordie before.
STARLIGHT: 13.3hh ~ 2008 ~ Ethiopian cross ~ Flea bitten grey mare. Thego (our son) could not be left behind in the pony department and of course needs a bigger pony than his sister, Tyga. Starlight is half-sister to Inka and also bred by the wonderful Rose Dyer. A perfect bush pony, unfazed by all and extremely patient and kind to her little jockey.
WOW: 16.3hh ~ 2009 ~ South African Sports Horse ~ Skewbald gelding. Wow is certainly Wow, he came from South Africa as a young horse to compete in the shows here in Kenya. He is accomplished in dressage, and thus beautifully schooled. His previous owner decided that Wow would prefer a less pressured life on safari with us. We are grateful.
QUICKSILVER: 16.2hh ~ 2009 ~ Appaloosa/Thoroughbred cross ~ Chestnut roan with brown leopard-spotted blanket gelding. Quicksilver came from Zambia, having previously played some polo. He has the same sire as Picasso and Wayan, and is being trained to be the next lead horse with a fabulous walk. He has the sweetest of natures and a very inquisitive character.
EWASO: 14.3hh ~ 2010 ~ French Arab/Somali Thoroughbred cross ~ Light bay gelding. A homebred, Ewaso is a very handsome, cheeky bay with heaps of character. He was bred on the ranch and broken-in using horse whispering techniques. A lovely ride with a good jump.
Safari Cup ~ 2018.
FLASHMAN: 15hh ~ 2010 ~ French Arab/Thoroughbred cross ~ Chestnut gelding. A very smart, homebred chestnut with a striking white flash. His dam, Two Socks, was an outstanding safari horse, as was his sire, Congo. Flashman is a comfortable ride with a fun personality and is fast turning into a safari legend.
Victor Ludorum ~ 2021.
ICENI: 15.1hh ~ 2010 ~ Percheron/Boerperd cross ~ Dark bay mare. Iceni originally came from South Africa and was brought to Kenya by Sirai Stud. She was found running wild in the Free State and selected for her composure and kind eye. This mare was broken-in and used as a recipient broodmare for the first embryo transfer ever to be done on a horse in Kenya. She had three foals before returning to work after it was felt that she was wasted as a recipient mare. Forward going with a lovely jump, Iceni is also our resident supermodel having styled for the Italian GQ magazine in 2014!
Safari Cup ~ 2019, 2020 & 2021.
INKA: 12hh ~ 2011 ~ Ethiopian cross ~ Light bay mare. Bred by the famous Rose Dyer, Inka was our daughter Tyga’s first birthday present. A loveable, plucky pony who has grown up in the bush. Inka and Tyga completed their first pony club camp in 2018.
BLONDIE: 15.1hh ~ 2011 ~ Quarter Horse ~ Palomino gelding. Safaris Unlimited’s first ever Quarter horse. Blondie was imported from South Africa as a two year old. He has a wonderful temperament and a fabulous and striking addition to our team.
NYOTA: 15hh ~ 2012 ~ French Arab/Arabian cross ~ Light bay mare. Nyota was homebred by Shaula, a long-standing safari legend. Just like her mother, Nyota is brave, forward going and already proving to be a pro.
REGO: 15.3hh ~ 2012 ~ Friesian/Boerperd cross ~ Light bay gelding. An exciting and very elegant horse to have at our stables, Rego was bred by Sirai Stud and is beautifully schooled.
GERONIMO: 15.1hh ~ 2012 ~ Thoroughbred/Warmblood cross ~ Chestnut gelding. Geronimo’s dam was purchased during the Zimbabwean Land Crisis for 80 litres of diesel! His sire, Crazy Horse, is a well-known stallion in the Kenyan Highlands. He is a fantastically brave safari horse with an athletic jump and looks wonderfully flashy with his four white socks.
DALI: 15hh ~ 2014 ~ Friesian/Boerperd cross ~ Black mare. Dali is a striking horse, half-sister to Rego out of the same dam. She loves lots of attention and is particularly partial to the carrot bucket. She is a smooth ride having been wonderfully schooled at Sirai Stud.
PICASSO: 15.3hh ~ 2014 ~ Appaloosa ~ Leopard-spot gelding. Picasso and Wayan’s sire originally came from Texas (USA), arriving in Zambia in 2008. The brothers are the first Appaloosa horses to be seen on safari in Kenya. Imported from Zambia by truck, they have come a long way north. Picasso has an inquisitive and yet laid-back attitude. He stands out from the crowd with his striking spots.
Safari Cup ~ 2021.
WAYAN: 16hh ~ 2014 ~ Appaloosa ~ Snow-capped gelding. Wayan is a big gentle giant, who loves attention. Like his brother, he has a relaxed personable attitude to work. He loves safari life and is turning out to be a fabulous back-up lead horse.
Safari Cup ~ 2021.
ASTRO: 15hh ~ 2015 ~ Percheron/Boerperd cross ~ Grey gelding. Astro has come a long way from the wine-lands of Cape Town in South Africa. He is a stunning chap full of presence and a good little jumper. Tyga has ear marked him as her future horse.
VESPA: 13.3hh ~ 2015 ~ Ethiopian Cross ~ Grey gelding. Vespa is a kind and flashy-looking pony. Loves to jump and is a fabulous addition for young riders on safari.
GOYA: 15hh ~ 2016 ~ Friesian/Boerperd cross ~ Light bay mare. Goya is full sister to Dali and half-sister to Rego. All from Sirai Stud. We love this line and are thrilled to have her in our string. She is compact and has a lovely attitude. She has very interesting markings on her back, known as lacing.
DRAKENSBERG: 15.2hh ~ 2017 ~ Percheron/Boerperd cross ~ Grey gelding. Drakensberg came from near Port Elizabeth in the foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains in South Africa, where they run a herd of 300 wild horses. We already have huge respect for this gentle handsome boy having travelled so far he didn’t put a foot wrong the whole journey. Led all the horses onto the plane pallets and onto the horsebox in the dark of the night. Brave and courageous comes to mind. We can’t wait to see what this horse will become.
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