Roger Van Doorene was born in South Africa, started riding at 11 yrs old. At the age of twelve he broke his first pony. At 16 yrs Roger captained the South African Invitational Schools Team to The All England Show Jumping Championships at Hickstead, England. Roger evented nationally, produced several Grand Prix horses in South Africa and in 1995 immigrated to the USA from South Africa. In and amongst all, Roger was the Ad Man for one of the biggest beer products in South Africa … Castle Lager. He has owned his own Sportswear Line, was a freelance photo/ sound journalist for the BBC in South Africa’s highly troubled political arena. Roger moved to Nashville in 2002 after having lived in Los Angeles for six years were he trained with fellow Polish Grand Prix Jumper George Tsjarcheck - amongst a hectic schedule in the Entertainment business in Event Production for high end celebrity clients ... since then ... he has been a mentor and trainer, committed to helping individuals reach their dreams in the world of Show Jumping and Equestrian Sports.
Because we love horses so much we decided to take it a step further ...
... for a look at the show log onto : www.scarletspurs.net ... a little about the show ... the plot follows two girls, Ella and Sarah, striving to achieve both personal and competitive success. The ultimate prize is competition at the Grand Prix level and the chance of a career in International Show Jumping. Being a boutique barn in a small “conservative” city, everybody knows everything about everybody. But, this is no sleepy little town. From ruthless lawyers to angelic ponies, “Scarlet Spurs” is Show Jumping like it really is. It offers a real insight into the friendships, love, deceit, hurt, brutal honesty and passion of the sport - intertwined with heaps of southern personality and a positive reinforcement of yesterday’s good family values applicable to today’s modern world.
Horse Country is an E/I show about horses and the kids who love them! It is aimed at educating and entertaining children. It's all about family values ... relationships ... an earthy type of living ... all tied together with the love and enjoyment of horses and the people who support them! Whether it's Show Jumping, Western, Eventing, Mini riding, Dressage, Trotters to Endurance, Para-Equestrian Olympics, going for a horseback ride in the country or discovering a new trick - you’ll find it here on Horse Country. The show is hosted by Roger Van Doorene and a long list of great kids like Molly Thompson, Barrett Overmeyer and Miranda Powell. Watch our show and you will learn how to break in a horse, how to board a horse, how to buy a horse ... anything and everything you ever wanted to know about horses. Best of all, you'll laugh and cry with us along the way as you become a member of our family.http://www.horsecountryusa.org/