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Soweto Riding Academy
 By Winniefield Park   •   5th Dec 2020   •   178 views   •   0 comments


Not everyone has access to riding lessons and learning about equestrianism. Enos Mafokate, the first successful black showjumper in South Africa, opened a riding school so disadvantaged children can experience the world of horses. Many of the children attend for free. Many of the horses are taken from coal mines or retired from other stables. Mafokate demonstrates his affinity with both children and horses and making equestrian sports a bit more accessible to all.
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