STRAIGHT FROM THE HORSE’S MOUTH
Hello Neigh-Bours! Well, it seems Winter has come early, so we hope you're all wrapping up warm.
Neigh-Bours has some amazing events and competitions coming up in May, so make sure you keep your eyes firmly on the site:
We are SO EXCITED that Barry and Joe from The Ride are coming to Jhb to celebrate our third birthday with us in June - and we have lots of fun planned for that day, as well as helping to support The Ride's 3 charities: The Highveld Horse Care Unit, The Coastal Horse Care Unit and The Cart Horse Protection Association!
Click here to find out more about that!
Loot.co.za kindly sponsored us the hilarious "Women are from Venus, and so are their Horses" by Menno Kalman last month. Congrats to Amanda Staples (Manda01) who wins herself a copy of this brilliant read!
This month, Loot.co.za is giving away a copy of the timeless classic movie, Hildago.
Don't forget to register on Loot.co.za (it's free to register) to be eligible for these prizes!
We have a whole LOAD of new and really cool products in our Neigh-Bours shop! We listened to what you asked for, so go and have a look and get buying! There is something for everyone!
There are over 5600 horse-lovers logging into Neigh-Bours on a daily basis. The site is for anyone who has ever ridden a horse, touched a horse, looked at a horse or dreamt about a horse and our community if growing daily with an average of 15 people chatting at any time of the day in our online chat, so boredom at the office is no longer an excuse! We get such wonderful feedback from our users all the time, about how CONVENIENT our site is, so we wonder where all the riders and horse-owners who don't know where we are are getting their information? Be sure to let your horsey-friends know about us so they can also share in the fun!
We have over R4800.00 in our Helping Hooves kitty, and its growing rapidly. Please make your contribution if you have not done it yet? This initiative is designed to help all our Neigh-Bours as well as horse charities country-wide, so it is for a great cause!
(Contributions are R10 a month or R120 a year! You can 'purchase' a donation in our online shop.)
Click http://www.neigh-bours.co.za/page.php?141 to find out more about this fantastic initiative.
We could all use a little help from our friends every now and then.
As we head towards our third birthday, Neigh-Bours is proud to be able to continue to bring you the website for free. We would not be able to do this without our advertisers who use our site as a platform to reach as many South African horse people as possible. Please be sure to show your support for them by clicking on their banners and learning about what they offer. The click costs you nothing.
Every month, the Neigh-Bours team will be choosing one of their favourite bloggers to share with you.
This month, our featured blogger is Brian Edworthy (wolfworx). Brian is one of most interesting (and consistent bloggers), constantly entertaining us with his visually beautiful blogs.
Click here to see Brian's latest blog post.
IN THE WINNER’S CIRCLE
Congrats to TRACY DE FONSECA for winning R1200.00 worth of embroidered gold shirts sponsored by Embroyderzel.
Click here to see Tracy's entry.
WIN a personalised Neigh-Bours key-ring sponsored by Charisma Photography, by posting your photographs on our Facebook Page. If your photograph is chosen to be our Pic of the Month, Charisma Photography will put your picture on a Neigh-Bours key-ring for you to make sure you never lose your keys again!
WIN a fun Neigh-Bours slogan T with Fancy That every month. Participate on our online challenges and you could be soon be sporting one of the fun, equine themed t-shorts that say it like it is!
Click here to see the available t-shirts
Well done to Brian Edworthy who wins April's shirt! Brian, you seem to be taking our competitions by storm! We hope you enjoy your prizes
Click here to see when the next competition is.
WIN a box of Horse-Dervs horse treats every month! Participate on our online challenges and you could be treating your special equine this month!
Well done Brian Edworthy for winning this challenge in April!
Click here to see when the next competition is.
WIN a Neigh-Bours cap with Pretty Awesome. Make sure you keep your eyes on your events calendar so you know when these challenges will be held, and hustle your hooves into the online chatroom!
Congrats to Juanita Roussouw for winning the cap in April!
Remember that owning Neigh-Bours stuff gives you entries into lots of our competitions; as well as discounts and freebies at many local events, so get entering!
BRAND NEW COMPETITION:
ENTER WITH EQUI-FEEDS! WIN 30 BAGS OF EQUI-FEED FOOD EVERY MONTH!
MAY MONDAYS WITH NEIGH-BOURS AND VALLEY GEMS' HORSEY T-SHIRTS!
Come join your Neigh-Bours in our online chatroom between 10am and 12pm every Monday in May and stand a chance to win a beautiful horse t-shirt, sponsored by Valley Gems.
Valley Gems through its affiliate program with Aquarian Spirit South Africa has a huge range of stunning "The Mountain T-Shirt Store " T-Shirts and Products. These beautiful top quality 100% pure cotton shirts come in a huge range of themes.
Click here to read more about these events.
WIN A PERSONALISED NEIGH-BOURS NUMNAH FROM THE "CLASSIC" RANGE, WITH RED DAPPLE!
Calling all amateur photographers! Neigh-Bours and Red Dapple are looking for a great photo of a Neigh-Bours Classic Numnah to be used in our new marketing material - if your photo is picked, it will grace our new banners and posters, as well as winning you a numnah!
If you are not FEATURING your events on Neigh-Bours, you're snoozing. You know that if you snooze you lose right? It is PROVEN that events featured on Neigh-Bours are better advertised than anywhere else! It is PROVEN that featured event on Neigh-bours are better populated than ANY other events! So why are you snoozing again?
Our featured events from April did exceedly well and the Neigh-Bours outride was very well attended and decidedly eventful!
Tuesday 01 May 2012
FEATURED EVENT: Tour de Walkerville (Jhb S)
FEATURED EVENT: WIN Horse Dervs horse treats in the Horse Dervs Caption Challenge - May (online)
Saturday 05 May 2012
FEATURED EVENT: 7th Annual Bergtrails Adventure Trail (KZN) * FREEBIES FOR NEIGH-BOURS AT THIS EVENT *
FEATURED EVENT: Andrew Portch Equine Dental Clinic & Demo (Mp)
Monday 07 May 2012
FEATURED EVENT: WIN a "Moonlit" T-SHIRT with VALLEY GEMS and NEIGH-BOURS (online)
Friday 11 May 2012
FEATURED EVENT: The Arrival of The Ride of Harry Whackalong Smite (E Cape)
Sunday 13 May 2012
FEATURED EVENT: Canterbrooke Dressage Ride and Go (Jhb N)
Monday 14 May 2012
FEATURED EVENT: WIN a "Unicorn Stallion" T-SHIRT with VALLEY GEMS and NEIGH-BOURS (online)
Thursday 17 May 2012
FEATURED EVENT: WIN a Neigh-Bours slogan T in the Fancy That Chat Challenge: May (online)
Sunday 20 May 2012
Training Show (Jhb N) * FREEBIES FOR NEIGH-BOURS AT THIS EVENT *
FEATURED EVENT: Farnham Mini Clinic II: Lungeing & Join Up (Jhb N)
Monday 21 May 2012
FEATURED EVENT: WIN a "Moon Shadow" T-SHIRT with VALLEY GEMS and NEIGH-BOURS (online)
Sunday 27 May 2012
FEATURED EVENT: Farnham Brunch Ride (Jhb N)
Monday 28 May 2012
FEATURED EVENT: WIN a "Gentle Touch" T-SHIRT with VALLEY GEMS and NEIGH-BOURS (online)
Tuesday 29 May 2012
FEATURED EVENT: PRO SERIES - Live online chat with an Equine Physiotherapist (online)
Sunday 17 Jun 2012
FEATURED EVENT: The Ride goes to Neigh-Bours: For Charity (Jhb N)
Thursday 21 Jun 2012
FEATURED EVENT: In Rhythm with your Authentic Self workshop with Vanessa Malvicini (Pta)
Friday 29 Jun 2012
Mattafin Winter Champs (Mp)* FREEBIES FOR NEIGH-BOURS AT THIS EVENT *
Don't see your event here? That's because its not featured or you are not offering Neigh-Bours members specials! For a MINIMAL sum, you can ensure that YOUR event gets the BEST possible marketing money can buy. Ensure the success of your events, click here TODAY to find out how.
We are now also offering space in the newsletter to ANY events, free or featured, that offer discounts or giveaways to Neigh-Bours wearing branded Neigh-Bours clothing.
Click http://www.neigh-bours.co.za/page.php?24 to see how to list YOUR event!
All other event listings and our daily TV listings can still be found on our events calendar.
Click http://www.neigh-bours.co.za/agenda/agenda.php?view.3 for details.
Feature YOUR product on Neigh-Bours and be advertised to thousands of horse people all over the country!
Click http://www.neigh-bours.co.za/page.php?59 to find out how to get your product featured.
Pixelmagic – Featured service
Design by a horse lover for horse lovers.
Our clients sell stuff online, and we built the tools that help them do it.We've built our clients blogs, and banner advert systems, and viral emailers, and customised affordable solutions for a truly staggering array of needs.
Whether you are a one person show with a small budget needing to start out with a single page brochureware site, or a huge corporation, we've had experience with a similar project.
Feature YOUR service on Neigh-Bours and be advertised to thousands of horse people all over the country!
Click http://www.neigh-bours.co.za/page.php?60 to find out how to get your service featured.
Entwood - Featured yard
Entwood is a non competitive yard where the care of our own and our clients horses is of utmost importance. We have 34 stables, 2 menages, a 20m and 15m training ring, an 850m perimeter ride, clubhouse and childrens play area. Entwood holds dressage training shows, gymkanas and other fun activities.
Feature YOUR yard on Neigh-Bours and be advertised to thousands of horse people all over the country!
Click http://www.neigh-bours.co.za/page.php?50 to find out how to get your yard featured.
Yene Warlander Stud - Featured stud
Yene Stud is also home to the First FULL Friesian – Imhoff Vermaak – ridden in SA by a child. They have since moved on to Junior’s and are the SANEF Nationals in 2009, Champions of Dressage Novice. They are currently competeing in Elementary level for Junior’s.
Feature your STUD facility!
Feature YOUR stud on Neigh-Bours and be advertised to thousands of horse people all over the country!
Click http://www.neigh-bours.co.za/page.php?54 to find out how to get your stud featured.
Feature your Trail Ride Facility!
Feature YOUR trails on Neigh-Bours and be advertised to thousands of horse people all over the country!
Click http://www.neigh-bours.co.za/page.php?56 to see how.
The Lady (Anne McCaffery) (fiction) **NOW R75.00 ON LOOT.CO.ZA**
McCaffrey gently and believably smooths out the harsh confrontations, letting her characters and animals return to their rural pastimes. Written to showcase the animals she so dearly loves, THE LADY will make readers recall such classics as BLACK BEAUTY and NATIONAL VELVET. Though far from the fantasy fiction that is her forte, this newest novel shares the strong points of McCaffrey’s finest work.
Chosen Forever (Susan Richards) **NOW UNDER R125.00 ON LOOT.CO.ZA**(non-fiction)
Chosen Forever is the story of what happens the day after all of your dreams come true-- how you learn to accept that you deserve to be happy, and how those we love continue to offer us gifts long after they are gone.
Hildago (Movie) ** NOW UNDER R60.00 NOW ON LOOT.CO.ZA**
Held yearly for centuries, the Ocean of Fire--a 3,000 mile survival race across the Arabian desert--was a challenge restricted to the finest Arabian horses ever bred, the purest and noblest lines, owned by the greatest royal families. In 1890, a wealthy sheik invited an American, Frank T. Hopkins, and his horse to enter the race for the first time. During the course of his career, Hopkins was a cowboy and dispatch rider for the U.S. cavalry--and had once been billed as the greatest rider the West had ever known. The Sheik puts his claim to the test, pitting the American cowboy and his mustang, Hidalgo, against the world's greatest Arabian horses and Bedouin riders--some of whom are determined to prevent a foreigner from finishing the race. For Frank, the Ocean of Fire becomes not only a matter of pride and honor, but a race for his very survival as he and his horse attempt the impossible.
Click here to buy it!
Click here to win it!
Schooling horses in hand - a means of suppleness and collection. (DVD) ** NOW R340.00 ON LOOT.CO.ZA **
There is something here for trainers of all levels:
Aids and their application, work on the longe, fundamentals for work in hand, suppling and collection, shoulder-in and half-pass, sreparations for piaffe and passage, the Spanish walk, long-reining, and airs above ground.
Our ONLINE CHAT room has become a really popular hangout for all horse people stuck in an office during the day (and oftentimes in the evening too!) As well as just being cool to talk horses ALL day, you can also win awesome prizes in it nearly EVERY week!
Click http://www.neigh-bours.co.za/page.php?51 to get chatting now or just to test it out - you MUST be logged into the site FIRST in order to access this page!
Our Facebook page is almost as much fun as our website, but only almost We update you on all the latest forums postings and discussions and much more! We will even feature YOUR Facebook page for all our members to see!
Please remember (and tell your friends) that liking our Facebook page does NOT make you a member of Neigh-Bours. If you like the page, you SHOULD be on the website! So be sure to tell your slightly slower friends how to sign up on the Neigh-Bours website!
Here are our featured Facebook Neigh-Bours for the month:Highveld Horsecare Unit, Farnham Riding School, Dee's Saddlery, Horse-Dervs, Mpumalanga Horse People, SMIC Equestrian, Kasaba Bay Equestrian Farm & Stud and Realtor Rolo - click the links to check them out!
Do you want YOUR Facebook page featured? It's FREE, but please remember we only have space for ten. So don't get caught running at the back of the herd! Jump quickly and send us your Facebook Page link! Click http://www.neigh-bours.co.za/page.php?62 to see how.
With any kind of video, there are bound to be bloopers. Neigh-Bours might have won the ESMA award, but our acceptance speech was not without entertaining language and re-takes. Thanks to our camera lady Shannon, who caught the hilarity on tape and made us this blooper reel. We hope it makes you laugh as much as we did!
Click http://www.neigh-bours.co.za/news.php#vid to watch!
Wishing you all a magnificent May!
Dayle & Meryl