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A Princess Nathalie Clinic…

January 30th, 2017 at 4:17 pm When young Showjumping rider, Megan Joyce lined up for her lesson with dressage trainer, and international top ten competitor, Princess Nathalie zu Wittgenstein, who better to send to record the interaction, than top showjumping coach, Michelle Strapp... Continue reading Read Article

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Breeding Values – something old but something is VERY NEW

at 9:08 am Christopher Hector tries to make sense of the new breeding values... Continue reading Read Article

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Working with a new combination – Winnie takes another step

January 25th, 2017 at 3:29 pm Our favourite young horse, Winsome has just come back into work after some time off. She is back with 14-year-old Laura Rowe in the saddle, and coach Michelle Strapp on the ground… Words by Chris Hector and photos by Roz … Continue reading Read Article

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Anne Kursinski talks about showjumping for eventers…

at 9:32 am Anne Kursinski is one of the incredibly successful, effective, and stylish American Showjumping riders. Here she talks about the development of the style that has seen the US dominate the world… Over the past twenty-five years, under the guidance of … Continue reading Read Article

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Jessie Fleming takes a lesson with Matt Ryan

January 24th, 2017 at 10:46 am The year 2000 was when Matt Ryan collected his second Olympic team gold medal, to go with the individual and team medals he had won at Barcelona in 1994. When Matt visited the THM office in Pakenham Upper, it seemed … Continue reading Read Article

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Herman de Brabander – Vale

at 9:59 am Vale Herman de Brabander. The Belgian breeder has died, we pay tribute... Continue reading Read Article

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Top of the Bates World Cup leaderboard!

January 23rd, 2017 at 2:02 pm Clint Beresford has now officially taken out the World Cup Qualifier Series for 2016/17, and finishes the year on the top of the Bates World Cup Leaderboard. His ride, Emmaville Jitterbug is also the Bates Golden Grand leading horse for … Continue reading Read Article

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Paul Belasik: Why are fundamental problems persisting in elite dressage? Part Two

at 10:41 am ‘The hind legs stayed out behind, the hollow back seemingly locked down in all the work.’ In an effort to understand and explain the persistence of certain fundamental problems in elite dressage, I have written a short series of articles. … Continue reading Read Article

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French Eventing – Part Three: The Riders and the Trainers

January 20th, 2017 at 10:28 am Christopher Hector set out to find the reasons for the French Eventing success at the Rio Games… I was assisted in my travels by the French international horse marketing body, UNIC, but an added bonus was to meet up with Babette … Continue reading Read Article

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Ride with your mind over obstacles with Mary Wanless

January 18th, 2017 at 4:13 pm THE POWER OF CONCENTRATION Sports in which speed and danger are major ingredients present very different challenges from those which require calmness during periods of inactivity (snooker and golf, for instance), or within activities that are slow, precise, and which … Continue reading Read Article

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