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The THM & OU WEG Tour

October 22nd, 2014 at 10:34 am

It has become a tradition on the THM Tours that one of our favourite travelers, Darrell Simpson composes a special poem to be read at the farewell party. Once again Darrell produced a very witty ballad that was enjoyed by all the guests. The photos were taken by Roz Neave and the OU team.  …[More]

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Rumours Run Rife

October 20th, 2014 at 2:59 pm

THM has heard very interesting rumours from a German-based rider about Damon Hill’s future. Wait for it, he is coming to Australia!! Is there really any Australian prepared to fork out the kind of money his owner, brewery owner Christian Becks would want for the horse?? Here’s another gallery of images of the Donnerhall son…[More]

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The Dutch winning streak continues

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Dutch WEG team rider Jur Vrieling won the first leg of the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping 2014/2015 Western European League series at Oslo in Norway on the weekend. Jur was in the saddle of another VDL stallion, this time the handsome grey VDL Zirocco Blue by the legendary Mr Blue. Course designer, Italy’s Uliano…[More]

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Jasmine on a high

October 17th, 2014 at 4:51 pm

Junior showjumper Jasmine Dennison is literally flying at the moment. After winning the title of Junior Champion at the Australian Showjumping Champions the young Victorian was named the Australian Representative in the FEI Children’s Challenge. Aus Champs Director Annie White has been selected for the role of Chef d’Equipe. The FEI Children’s Challenge will be…[More]

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World Young Eventing Horse Championships starting today!

October 16th, 2014 at 8:21 am

We found this lovely little interview with the course designer at Le Lion D’Angers in France. Meet Jacques Bouguier, the man responsible for the beautiful cross country obstacles used at the World Championships for young eventing horses. The 2014 event is being held from 16-19 October.     Jacques Bouguier, the sculptor of the cross-country…[More]

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Vale – Marianne Lichtwark

October 15th, 2014 at 4:10 pm

The Horse Magazine, the world of the horse and the lovers of civilized classical education, have lost a dear dear friend. Marianne was not a self-promoter, and you had to listen hard to catch her wisdom, but those who took the trouble, reaped the benefit. We re-publish this tribute to her as we mourn her…[More]

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VDL Bubalu – a jumping career for the Team

October 14th, 2014 at 2:06 pm

It was a perfect time to call for an early retirement. In September the stallion had helped the Dutch team to win Gold at the WEG in Caen, in October he added another team Gold medal to his tally, with a win in the Nations Cup Final in Barcelona. Barcelona was Bubalu’s last team competition,…[More]

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Damon Hill and Helen

October 9th, 2014 at 2:22 pm

A picture gallery from the last two appearances of Damon Hill and Helen Langehanenberg, at Aachen and the Normandy WEG. Let’s hope that the owners of the stallion decide to leave him with Helen to compete. It would be a loss to the world of dressage if we don’t see them together again.     This…[More]

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Across the Nullarbor and back again – all for the Australian Dressage Champs

October 8th, 2014 at 11:16 am

Throw the racquets in a suitcase, toss the clubs in the boot, tie the surfboard to the roof rack and shove the boots in a bag.  For most sportspeople to go from one competition to another it is a simple exercise. But not for an equestrian – taking a horse to an event can be…[More]

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Olympic meet and greet at Canberra Horse Trials

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The Canberra Horse Trials have developed into one of the go-to events of the year, 300 competitors came to the Equestrian park in Canberra last weekend. Teegan Ashby and Rockingham No Reason had their first start at CIC3* level and won the class. The pair clocked the fastest cross country ride around the Grant Johnson…[More]

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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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