DELMANGA HAHZAN, Grey Gelding, *2000 (Shaheer Ahsan / Southwind The Queen).
Breeder: Mr. Danie Delport. Owner: Mr. Rudolf Oosthuizen.
Strain: Kehailan Rodan (Rodania, 1869).
The Namibian Arab Horse Breeder’s Society is proud to announce their 2010 WAHO Trophy winner, Delmanga Hahzan, a 10 year old gelding from the Delmanga Stud of Danie Delport. His owner Rudolf Oosthuizen explains how Delmanga Hahzan earned this prestigious award.
Danie Delport (breeder), Delmanga Hahzan and
Rudolf Oosthuizen (owner) with the WAHO Trophy
President of Namibian Arab Horse breeder’s society, Wikus Esterhuizen,
handing over the trophy to Rudolf Oosthuizen
“When we started our endurance career as a team during 2008, someone asked me what I was doing with this donkey, and I only proceded in silence, just to be told by the same person after winning the heavy weight category during the 2008 African Championship at Walvisbay, that I have an excellent performer and that I can be proud of him.”
2009 Beaufort Wes
“Hahzan has completed 2,472km successfully since 2005, of which 2,010km was with a heavyweight rider. Of 28 starts, he only once failed to proceed after 80km due to metabolic failure. What makes him such a wonderful horse is his willingness to still go at an average of 24km/h on the last 20km loop after he has finished 100km, finishing with an average speed of 19,3km/h during the 2010 tri-nations championship at Schweizer Reneke, RSA. Hahzan has completed five 80km rides, four 100km rides, six 120km rides, two 130km and one 160km at 15,4km/h with a heavyweight rider. He finished 7 of these events in the first place, with two of the events as best condition horse in the heavyweight category. One of his best achievements was winning consecutively two years in a row, during 2008 and 2009, the horse-rider combination, in the 14year history of Walvisbay. For the past 3 years he has finished in the top 2 horses on the NERA rankings, and in 2009 he was awarded Horse of the Year by NAMEF.”