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2021-10-24
Gentle Intro to Drag Hunting

Blue Bird Outride Hekpoort 2021-09-25

Nestled in the Hekpoort valley alongside the Magalies River, Inanda Blue Bird is only 60kms from Inanda Country Base. The farm boasts spectacular scenery and interesting riding country. The Magaliesberg mountains make a breathtaking backdrop to Blue Bird's mix of grasslands and indigenous bush.

The route will include some of our inviting optional hunt jumps, as well as tracks through indigenous bush. Upper Blue Bird is a well-stocked conservancy. We are likely to see various species of buck, warthog, zebra and even giraffe.

A gentle route for 4x4 vehicles will also be arranged, with everyone meeting up at a halfway point.
The ride will be followed by a picnic on pavilion patio next to the pool. Please bring your own food and refreshments.

Getting to Blue Bird
There are detailed directions to Blue Bird lower down on this page.
You can 'box' your own horse there if you wish or book a place on the truck loading at 7.00am to leave Inanda Country Base at 7.30am on Sunday. The cost on the truck is R650.00.

Time of the Outride
The ride is planned to start at 9.00am and return at about 12.00 midday.

Cost
If you are not a Rand Hunt member, Inanda Club member or baiter, the cap fee for the outride is R250 per rider or R250 per vehicle following.

To Book
Please book as soon as possible by email to Margie Marshall

with the following information:

  1. Number of horses?
  2. If you will be requiring trucking or will you be towing yourself?
  3. Will you have family or friends planning to join the vehicles?

Directions to Blue Bird Farm, Hekpoort

Google Earth Co-ords: 25°[SEM]50'07.00"S 27°[SEM]40'06.00"E
Tom Tom: 25.83528 27.668333
Garmin: 25.50.11666667 27.40.1

From Hartebeestpoort Dam, Broederstroom
Travel west past Pecanwood and Le Godimo to the T Junction at Van Gaalen's. (zero your odometer in order to measure 13.6 km from this point)
Turn left onto the R560 to Magaliesburg
Travel through Scheerpoort and continue on this road towards Krugersdorp.
13.6 kms from the Van Gaalen T Junction, turn right  [SEM](sign to Inanda Blue Bird and Rand Hunt) [SEM]
This road is called the T4
Travel for 2.5km on this dirt road to a T Junction [SEM]
Turn right to Skeerpoort [SEM](sign to Inanda Blue Bird and Rand Hunt) [SEM]
The Blue Bird farm entrance is 500m from T junction (HF4)

Alternative route on the Krugersdorp Highway N14 [SEM](similar distance from Fourways as above)
Travel west towards Krugersdorp on the N14
At the end of the highway at the new CradleStone Centre on left and a Sasol garage in front of you on the  [SEM]right, turn right to Ventersburg (also the N14 incidentally)
After 10km you reach a T Junction
Turn right to Ventersdorp, Hekpoort and Maropeng onto the R563
Continue on this road for 22km to the T Junction at the end
Turn right to Hartebeespoort and Hekpoort onto the R560
Travel on the R560 for 7.2km and turn left [SEM](sign to Inanda Blue Bird and Rand Hunt) [SEM]
This road is called the T4
Travel for 2.5km on this dirt road to a T Junction
Turn right to Skeerpoort [SEM](sign to Inanda Blue Bird and Rand Hunt) [SEM]
The Blue Bird farm entrance is 500m from T junction (HF4)

Hunt Calendar

24 Oct 2021 Gentle Intro to Drag Hunting  Inanda Country Base 
07 Nov 2021 Bye Day, Kennels ICB  Inanda Country Base 
21 Nov 2021 Blue Bird, Hekpoort  Cap Fee: Adults R300, Juniors R150, Cars R300 
28 Nov 2021 Opening Meet  Meet at the Bowl arena on Inanda Country Base. 
05 Dec 2021 8 Rose Road  Cap R350 adults, R150 juniors, 
12 Dec 2021 Children's Meet  Inanda Country Base 
19 Dec 2021 Blue Bird, Hekpoort  Cap Fee: Adults R300, Juniors R150, Cars R300 
26 Dec 2021 Boxing Day Inanda CountryBase  Cap Fee: R400 adults, R200 juniors 
02 Jan 2022 Ruffel's Drift  Meet at 7.30am -. . . . . . Adults R350, Juniors R150 
09 Jan 2022 Kennels, ICB  Cap Fee: R350 Adults, R150 Juniors, 
15 Jan 2022 Blue Bird Outride   
16 Jan 2022 Ruffel's Drift  Cap Fee: Adults R350, juniors R150  
23 Jan 2022 Blue Bird, Hekpoort   
30 Jan 2022 8 Rose Road  Adults R350, juniors R150 
06 Feb 2022 Astley Manor  R300 adults, R150 juniors 
13 Feb 2022 Jazz Breakfast Meet, ICB  R400 adults, R 200 Inanda Club members, R200 juniors 
20 Feb 2022 Fortress, Frankfort  Cap Fee R300 adults, R150 juniors, R300 per car 
27 Feb 2022 Kennels, ICB  Cap Fee: R350 Adults, R150 Juniors, 
06 Mar 2022 Blue Bird, Hekpoort  Cap Fee: Adults R300, Juniors R150 
13 Mar 2022 Ruffel's Drift  Cap Fee R350 adults, R150 Juniors 
20 Mar 2022 Fairview Vrede  Weekend Away 
27 Mar 2022 Closing Meet ICB  R350 adults, R200 juniors, R350 per car  
09 Apr 2022 Rand Hunt Annual Dinner  Inanda Club, Sandton