The Dansawil Arabian Endurance team competed over the weekend of the 22nd March at the first ever 80km ride held in Maun.
The team consisted of two locals Willie Herbst who is the owner, manager and groom and Tebogo Mosorwa on FTB Magnifico.
The other two team members were Louise Herbst on Fa’Nardi Zara and Felicity Cooper on Dansawil Gorbasjof. Another Dansawil horse, Wilshane Shakespeare was lent to a Maun rider.
The track consisted of three 27km legs and the riders had to negotiate water, tight turns, mud and extreme humidity due to the heavy down pours Maun is experiencing.
Wilshane Shakespeare won the race in a time of 3.59.34 hrs, Louise Herbst on Fa’Nardi Zara came second in a time of 3.59.34 hrs and Felicity Cooper on Dansawil Gorbasjof came third in a time of 4.20.01 hrs.
All of the Dansawil Arabian riders and horses have been short listed to ride for the Horse Society of Botswana teams at the most prestigious race in Southern Africa, the South African International Challenge,to be held on the 1st May 2014, in Parys.
The riders and horses will be competing in distances of 80km, 120km and 160km. Each distance is ridden on different days with Tebogo Mosorwa competing in all three distances.
This event is mainly between Botswana, South Africa and Namibia but riders come from all over the world to compete.
Dansawil Arabian horses are sponsored by Nutri Feeds Botswana.