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Nations Cup Final is shaping up to be a WEG sequel

October 2nd, 2014 at 4:12 pm

The medal winning teams from Caen and all those who came oh-so close to victory are all bound for a re-match at the FEI Nations Cup Final in Barcelona next week. Hot favourites will be the Dutch, who claimed both team and individual Gold in Normandy. Chef d’Equipe Rob Ehrens said at the time that…[More]

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Aussies in Barcelona

October 1st, 2014 at 2:24 pm

Australia’s WEG team will once again get together to compete in the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final in Barcelona. Amy Graham, Julia Hargreaves, Jamie Kermond, James Paterson-Robinson and Edwina Tops-Alexander are all nominated: Based on the Longines Rankings, eighteen nations, 90 riders and 180 horses are confirmed. The Brazil and Venezuela teams will attend representing South…[More]

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And the winner is…

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Carol Hill from Sunday Creek in Victoria is the very lucky, and excited, winner of the saddle of her dreams from the Saddle-up range. Carol is a long-term subscriber to The Horse Magazine and is a dressage enthusiast. When THM contacted Carol to tell her of her win, she was helping riders at a local…[More]

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Concorde dead…

September 25th, 2014 at 12:06 pm

Concorde 1984 – 2014 1.69 Bay/Brown Breeder: L van Diest, Holland The legendary Concorde has died at the age of 30. The stallion was solidly bred to jump on both sides. Aside from his sire, Voltaire, his dam, Flyer, is by the legendary Marco Polo. Marco Polo – a Trakehner who shaped the modern Dutch show…[More]

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Cross country at the WEG – thrills and spills

September 24th, 2014 at 3:23 pm

Cross country day at the WEG started out dramatically with the first horses out on the course all having problems at the final water complex. First out, Buck Davidson retired. Second out, Belgian rider Joris Van Springel and Lully Des Aulnes had a fall and the pair were eliminated. The fish also claimed Mark Todd…[More]

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Bundeschampionate 2014 – Looking at the Bloodlines…

September 18th, 2014 at 5:19 pm

Alas, this year as the Bundeschampionate clashed with the WEG, I was not there to see the action, but I hope this little analysis of the breeding of the finalists is of use to the serious breeder and all the other pedigree freaks out there… The winner of the Six-year-old Jumping Championship, Coco Berlini, is…[More]

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Arlando and Diederik van Silfhout – the young stars of the Dutch WEG Team

September 17th, 2014 at 3:52 pm

Diederik and Arlando NH made their Grand Prix debut only at the beginning of 2014. Their results were good enough for the pair to be included in the Dutch B-team in March and soon after in the Dutch Olympic team. In May 2014 Arlando was contracted by the NOP, the Dutch Olympiad Horse Foundation and…[More]

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State of Origin and QLD 3DE

September 12th, 2014 at 12:57 pm

Brilliant sunshine blessed the 2014 Pryde’s EasiFeed Qld International 3 Day Event held at Warwick 28-31 August. The lead up to the event was perfect with approx. 70 mls. of welcome rain soaking the course in the fortnight leading to the event providing perfect surfaces on the arenas and cross country courses, a reward for…[More]

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Take a lesson with a Champion

September 11th, 2014 at 12:40 pm

The German eventing riders seem to be the measure of all things eventing at the moment, Gold medals at the 2010 and 2014 WEG, 2011 and 2013 European Champs, and 2012 Olympic Games – need we say any more…? How about the opportunity to train with a Champion German eventer without flying across the globe?…[More]

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September spotlight Neustadt-Dosse Stud, Home of Belantis

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Promising young stallion DSP Belantis by Benetton Dream just won the five-year-old class at the 2014 Bundeschampionate in Warendorf. He received top scores of 9.5 for trot, 9.5 for walk, 9.0 for canter, 8.5 for rideability and 9.5 for overall impression. Total of 9.2. Belantis is now ridden by Beatrice Buchwald, a student and rider…[More]

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Who will it be???

September 7th, 2014 at 8:07 pm

Four experienced riders, four top horses, four different nations – who will be crowned the 2014 World Showjumping Champion tonight? Here are some facts to get you in the mood: France has taken the title once before when Eric Navet and Quito de Baussy came out on top at the very first WEG in Stockholm,…[More]

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All Eventing Eyes on Burghley

September 6th, 2014 at 10:23 am

Jock Paget is on top of a closely bunched group of riders after the Dressage phase at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials. Jock and Clifton Promise earned the excellent score of 38.8 for a fluent, well-executed performance. The pair were third after Dressage at last week’s WEG in Normandy, but after they had an…[More]

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