Louzanne Andrea

Louzanne Andrea

Trail- and field guide, Instructor

Louzanne has an Equine and Fieldguide CV as long as my arm with a vast amount of knowledge related to our beautiful Fynbos area. Contact her for your private riding lessons.

Bronwyn Parker

Bronwyn Parker

Trail guide and Instructor

Bronwyn has three energetic kids, yet she still finds the time to help with the trails in her busy schedule. She and her sisters used to run their own stable yard and riding school back in Kwazulu Natal before she got married and moved to Hermanus. She loves being involved with the instruction of new riders. Bronwyn nicknamed 3 of our horses “The Dream Team” for their marvellous work ethic and suitability for any experience level rider.

Karl Gotze

Karl Gotze

Trail guide

Karl is the co-founder of Heaven and Earth Trails and has been the managing- and marketing director for the past five years. Under his leadership and drive most of the trails have been established and the horses were mostly schooled and trained by him. From December 2017 he’s handing over the managing and marketing to his brother-in-law Danie, but will continue to operate as a trail guide.

Danie van Zyl

Danie van Zyl

Horse owner and stand-in guide

Danie has been managing Karweyderskraal Farm since 2005 and his love for horses only developed in 2010 when he and his wife Sonja bought two mares – not knowing they were actually pregnant at that stage. Later that year Sirocco and Allegro was born and they are currently two of “The Dream Team” that numerous riders have come to know.

Jaylin Bantham

Jaylin Bantham

Groom and Stablehand

Jaylin is the man behind the scenes making sure the stables, tack and paddocks are well maintained and the horses are cared for daily. He helps with exercising, lunging, desensitizing, feeding and the list just keeps going. Jaylin loves what he does and you’ll see it when you visit our stables.

Allegro

Allegro

Born and bred on Karweyderskraal this Thoroughbred X mare is a pure delight to ride and has an inquisitive nature. She’s part of “The Dream Team” with impeccable behaviour, yet some days her cheekiness brings delight to her spectators and we love her all the more for it.

Sirocco

Sirocco

Also born on Karweyderskraal this Boerperd X gelding will enter a warzone with you and not flinch at the drop of a bomb. Laid back and mellow – novice riders adore him, but put an experienced rider on Sirocco and he becomes an intercontinental ballistic missile with power steering(If that’s your thing).

Napoleon

Napoleon

Also nicknamed “Houdini” because of his ingenious ways of escaping from any paddock or gated enclosure. "Nappi" is the third member of “The Dream Team” and willing do anything his rider asks him to. He has phenomenal endurance and power but even the tiniest of riders can control him.

Buck

Buck

Meet Buck – the Boerperd X Saddlebred gelding we know very little of, except that he has the softest, kindest eyes of all our horses. We rescued Buck from a drought stricken farm in the beginning of 2017 and since then he has become a very reliable steed with good work ethics.

Juliet

Juliet

This young mare is a pure bred SA Vlaam from Williston. We acquired her to pull our carriage but these days she helps out with the trails (if we can steal her away from Sonja). She’s unique for 3 reasons – her excessive flatulence, she’s our only Afrikaans horse and my wife Sonja adores her – so be very fortunate if you happen to ride Juliet.

Tooings

Tooings

Our latest addition to our team, Tooings is an inquisitive and affectionate Boerperd gelding. Very sensitive to his rider's commands - Tooings handles nimbly and precise. Therefore, a great asset when mustering cattle.

Poker Knight

Poker Knight

An off the track Thoroughbred who won a couple of races at Kenilworth and Durbanville. Our own "Chuck Norris" have the greatest character you’ll ever find in a horse. When mustering cattle, Poker will batter through bushes -rather than around them and whatever you do – don't whisper “Let’s go boy” in his ears, otherwise he will gallop ahead at full speed.

Tibby

Tibby

Another Off the Track Thoroughbred, “A Little Tibsy” competed at Turffontein where she did exceptionally well especially in the longer races, before she ended up on Karweyderskraal. She is the fastest horse of the herd but on an outride she will be far behind – dragging her feet and plodding on like a donkey. Kids and novice riders enjoy her for it.

Lara

Lara

The oldest lady of the herd and the Alpha mare - Lara is a schoolmaster Thoroughbred. She was bitten by a puffadder in 2013 on her left front leg and never recovered fully. These days we only let her carry smaller riders and we use her regularly in the riding school to keep her fit and supple. She might look a bit dull and shaky, but she’s got a heart of gold and is extremely capable.

Amirah

Amirah

Amirah is Lara’s foal – born in 2014 – she’s our youngest team member. Her sire is Amir, an Arabian stallion from McGregor. Although she’s still young and a bit green in the trail business, she has an incredible willingness to learn and work, and if she’s anything like her mom Lara, she is going to be a star.

Lady Gray

Lady Gray

Last but certainly not the least, is our cheeky and affectionate pony Lady Gray. Kids adore her and once warmed up, she is like the Duracel bunny who never stops. Contributing in the riding school, with kiddies parties and trail rides (young kids aged 6-12).