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Another dressage selection farce!

June 27th, 2016 at 3:07 pm If you don’t know where you are going, any road will take you there. The quote is from Lewis Carroll, but it might well be from the Australian Dressage selectors’ manual – or perhaps the line about believing half a … Continue reading Read Article

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Vale Frank Chapot

June 22nd, 2016 at 11:52 am It is with great sorrow that the Show Jumping Hall of Fame announces the passing of one of the sport's all-time greatest legends, Frank D. Chapot. Chapot passed away at the age of 84 at approximately 12:30 a.m. on June 20 at the CareOne at Somerset Valley Assisted Living Center in Bound Brook, NJ, where he was under care for Alzheimers. Continue reading Read Article

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Luhmühlen – Just what did it prove?

at 11:45 am Well for a start, the Germans seem to be quite unbeatable. Even with their superstar Michi Jung sitting this one out, and with the leading Germans following their established policy of competing CIC rather than CCI in the run up to a championship, they finishing first, second, fourth, fifth and seventh with their top two, Sandra Auffarth on Opgun Louvo on a final score of 32.7 and Ingrid Klimke and Horseware Hale Bob on 36.6. Continue reading Read Article

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Kelly Layne out of Rotterdam

at 11:35 am Photo: Kim C Lundin Kelly Layne has withdrawn Udon P from the deciding Dressage selection event for the Australian Team for Rio, at Rotterdam. Kelly, who rode at the 2006 WEG  for Australia, is now based in Wellington, Florida. She was ranked third in … Continue reading Read Article

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Shock Horror! Showjumping Stuff-up (cont.)

June 14th, 2016 at 10:46 am Matt Williams is one of Australia’s most successful jumping riders. He has competed in two Olympic Games and one WEG. He has found another top horse in Valinski S. Last year, Matt placed third in a Grand Prix in Las … Continue reading Read Article

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Shock Horror! Playing field just got leveler!

June 9th, 2016 at 3:33 pm   Maybe EA has been reading the THM facebook page, because after we pointed out that having half the dressage squad in the three-star, and half in the four-star at the first selection event in Odense, was hardly the promised … Continue reading Read Article

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Scandic Retired

at 3:32 pm Patrik Kittel’s stallion, Watermill Scandic has been retired, after winning the Swedish championships at the age of 17. “The moment was right,” said Patrik. “I wanted Scandic to go out as the champion he truly is.” Together they claimed bronze … Continue reading Read Article

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Ludger Again

at 3:30 pm In a career that has included 19 medals at Olympics, European and World championships, including four gold at the Olympics, Ludger Beerbaum has added Chantilly to his victories for the first time in his career riding his wonderful grey mare, … Continue reading Read Article

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Crank bridles or Crank ‘experts’???

May 11th, 2016 at 3:53 pm Right now the wide world of the web is aflame with a scientific report that PROVES that double bridles and nosebands have horrendous consequences for the poor horses subjected to them. The ABC news headline gives a fair taste: Olympic … Continue reading Read Article

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Shock Horror – Dressage Selection Stuff Up!

May 2nd, 2016 at 3:24 pm When the competitions that would be the selection events were being discussed, the question was always, where can we find a competition that will let eight Australian riders compete in the Grand Prix class. Please note, that is Grand Prix … Continue reading Read Article

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Headlong on the road to destruction…

April 15th, 2016 at 4:01 pm It seems to me that right now the FEI is following a policy that will lead to the destruction of equestrian sport. Previously the argument for keeping equestrian in the Olympic movement was that equestrian attracted the most royals of … Continue reading Read Article

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