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L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate Racing Festival – Gallery of celebrities, the fashion and the atmosphere of LQP Racing Festival 2018

Photo gallery of L’ORMARINS QUEEN’S PLATE Racing Festival 2018

9th Jan 2018


Cape Town’s most fashionable and glamourous streamed into Kenilworth Racecourse yesterday in their elegant blue and white to be part of the 157th running of the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate Racing Festival.The  two day event saw over 5000 attendees, including international celebrities, racing fans and socialites from around the world, once again raising the bar against which other racing and social events will be measured. It is rare to find an event that consistently delivers a tone of poise, grace and beauty as does the LQP Racing Festival.

9th Jan 2018

L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate Racing Festival 2018 – CARTIER TO SPONSOR PRESTIGIOUS RACE

In an exciting development for South African racing it was recently announced that international luxury brand Cartier will take over the sponsorship of the prestigious Grade 1 Paddock Stakes in 2018, set to be run on Saturday, January 6th during the  L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate Racing Festival. Cartier came on board as a co-sponsor of the L’Ormarins

23rd Nov 2017

L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate horse race begins at Kenilworth Racecourse.

The prestigious L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate horse race sees the elite of the equestrian and fashion

24th Dec 2016

L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate 2016 Highlights & Interviews.

The L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate is one of the luxury events on the South African social & horse racing

24th Dec 2016

L’ormarins Queen’s Plate 2015 South Africa Audreyworldnews interviews for Style Corriere della Sera


24th Dec 2016

L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate 2016 at Kenilworth Racecourse

48hOURSTV catches up with the who’s who of SA glamour at the Cape’s most prestigious horse racing

24th Dec 2016

L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate (LQP), at Kenilworth Racecourse in Cape Town, January 2017

Just as the world begins to recover from ringing in 2017, South Africa is holding its largest horse racing festival, the 156th L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate (LQP), at Kenilworth Racecourse in Cape Town, on January 6th and 7th (Friday and Saturday). Due to the festival’s development and increasing popularity with both the local and international guests and personalities in recent years, this race will span across two days with an unmatched card of 18 races. L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate will be the first racing event to become a multi-day event in South Africa. It is also poised to be the largest edition of this race to date. LQP is the highlight of Cape Town’s social calendar and is South Africa’s finest event to enjoy exquisite food, wine, and entertainment.

1st Nov 2016

L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate (LQP) 2016 Gallery

Photo gallery of L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate (LQP) 2016

31st Oct 2016

  • Art


    andrew barlow fine art

    Born 1970, Harare, Zimbabwe. Studied Fine Art at University of Stellenbosch, graduating in 1992 with a degree in Fine Arts (Painting). website: andrew barlow fine art

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    Caryn Bowie

    I know horses intimately as an art subject, the musculoskeletal system, the way the coat shines over the muscles and the facial expressions. Pastel drawings of African animals and Racehorses. Digital Photographic Art of African Animals printed on canvas. Mosaic rocks and frames. I live on a wildlife estate in

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    Horse Training Beginners

    Horse Training - A Beginners Guide

    5 Mistakes Horse Owners Often Make When Loading Their Horse

    Mistake #1 – Thinking your horse is like a dog or a cat.

    Unless the new horse owner has been educated, they may think their horse is like a cat or dog.  The new horse owner may pat his thigh and say, “C’mon” a few times and the horse will just leap into the trailer like a happy dog.

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    Horse Training - A Beginners Guide

    Another Method of Loading a Horse in a Trailer

    Since there is no one right way or one wrong way to train a horse, you may want to change the method you are using to train your horse.  You have several different ways to choose from.  If you are not having any luck with one method you can always try another.

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    Horse Training - A Beginners Guide

    Bit vs Bitless


    When it comes to the welfare of the horse, riders and trainers do their best to ensure that the horse is not subject to pain under saddle. One of the most common debates is about training horses to be ridden with a bit and training them to be ridden without a bit. There are many advantages to both methods. For certain situations, a bit may be more efficient than not using one. In other situations, riding without a bit may be more comfortable to the horse than using a bit. It depends on the situation, the training level of the horse, the rider’s abilities, and the goals that you are trying to achieve with your horse as to which method will work best.  

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    Horse Training - A Beginners Guide

    Horse Training – A Beginners Guide

    If you are either looking to buy a horse or maybe you have already acquired a horse.  Either way the will need to be trained.  Whether you do it yourself or hire a trainer to train the horse for you.

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    Horse Training - A Beginners Guide

    Horse training, food for thought for beginners

    You should practice things your horse already knows before introducing something new. New skills should be introduced on something your horse already knows. Building on previously learnt skills is the key to being successful in horse training.

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