About

About

Aged wisdom records the power of adversity…
Yet few of us ever embrace this power and emerge stronger,
wiser and successful in ways we never would have imagined!

Acknowledged for a highly successful career as a South African champion show jumper and multi disciplinary equestrienne would have been a fitting end to success for many. Not so for Dawn…

At the peak of her career, an accident while competing in the Dunhill Derby ended Dawn’s competitive career. Her life passed quickly before her and the questions of what lay in her future were many. Yet Dawn quickly came to realize that whatever adversity, her passion and love of horses and Africa were an integeral part of her life.

The creative talent that fed her style and prowess as a horsewoman and clothing designer had found new expression in the fine art of painting and jewellery design.

In a moving tribute to the two great loves of her life: Africa and Horses, Dawn has created four ranges: Jeweled, Asfara, Equestrienne & Soft Furnishings.

Deservedly, Dawns work is receiving growing acclaim, both internationally and in South Africa where she lives with her family and her beloved horses in the beautiful Constantia Valley, on the southern slopes of Table Mountain.

She has had exhibitions all over SA and was a sell out in England. Her works of art are shipped all over the world and proud owners of Adawnment pieces include Terry Hatcher and Elton John.

In 2009 Dawns daughter twenty four year old Lauren Smorenburg, after completeing her Bachelor of Technology in Jewellery Design and Manufacture at The Cape Peninsula University Technology in Cape Town has joined the company. They share a passion for all things African and horsey. Lauren is an accomplished horse woman, competeing at the top level of show jumping in South Africa. She brings to the company her own style and love of carving and casting using the lost wax process.

  • Asfara
  • Equestrienne
  • Jeweled
  • Lifestyle