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Feb 2018

Picnic at Melrose House

11/02/2018 @ 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Melrose House, 280 Scheiding Street
Pretoria, Gauteng 0002 South Africa
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R30
Melrose House

We take pleasure in inviting you to our first event for 2018, a garden picnic on the romantic and lavish grounds of the historical Melrose House in Pretoria. Built in 1886 by the prosperous Pretoria businessman George Jesse Heys. It was named after the famous Melrose Abbey in Scotland. Melrose House gained fame during the Second Boer War (1899–1902) when Lord Roberts requisitioned it as the headquarters for the British forces after Pretoria was invaded in June 1900. For more than 18 months, instructions for the British forces in…

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Mar 2018

Lipizzaners (provisional)

18/03/2018 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Lipizzaners, 1 Dahlia Road, Kyalami
Midrand, Gauteng 1684 South Africa
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The oldest human bred horse in the world, ancestors of the Lipizzaners, have been traced to Carthaginian and Roman horses at the time Julius Caesar was Emperor of Rome. The Lipizzaner breed itself dates back to around 1562 when Archduke Maximilian started to breed Spanish horses in Lipica, a village in the modern day Slovenia. It was the need for military horses of unusual strength, loyalty and courage that inspired him to import Spanish, Italian and Arab-Oriental horses for his breeding programme.…

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