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“Little Legend” visits Varsfontein

Today (12 December) the Varsfontein team welcomed little legend, Emannuel Teunissen, to the farm for a special visit. The main goal of his visit was to see his favorite horse Bela-Bela. Emannuel followed Bela’s racing career with great interest and since then she has been his firm favorite, even after her retirement from racing. His dad, Bjorn, told us how Emannuel races everything at home…from pencils to sugar sticks. And if an imaginary horse wins…it’s usually Bela-Bela. Sporting custom made white and reds silks with a picture of Bela on the front, Emannuel arrived ready and excited to finally meet his equine heroine. It was probably an over whelming moment of surprise when Jaco hoisted him onto her back, but a memory that we are sure will stick forever. Susan very kindly donated Bela’s Paddock Stakes saddle cloth which will be a prized possession amongst his extensive collection.

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At last, the moment to meet Bela-Bela

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Up top- Emannuel Teunissen

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Carl handing over the saddle cloth

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