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Sancette is back on track for Lyon

April 2nd, 2014 at 4:08 pm

After an extremely stressful start things seem to be back on track for the World Cup final. Sancette’s foot has recovered nicely and he is back in work and feeling very energetic. He has been such a good patient but was so happy for me to be back in the saddle again, testing me out…[More]

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Mary Hanna reports from Europe

March 24th, 2014 at 1:59 pm

Australian Dressage rider Mary Hanna has recently left Australia with the aim to ride Sancette at the World Cup Final in Lyon. For THM she keeps an exclusive blog, updating us on her progress overseas: We arrived to a beautiful crisp but sunny day. Unusual for this time of year, but nevertheless a welcome start….[More]

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Dressage Stallions at the KWPN stallion show

February 9th, 2014 at 4:11 am

The decision in the dressage section of the KWPN stallion show went right down to the wire. Even the chairman of the dressage panel, Wim Ermes admitted that right until the final third round, he expected the son of Totilas out of the full-sister to Parzival would win but he looked a bit flat on…[More]

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Jumping Stallions at the KWPN stallion show

February 8th, 2014 at 8:23 pm

It is as usual a feast of fine horse flesh, and the Dutch breeders prove again that they are the masters of getting the ‘mix’ right, of picking where the action is and taking the best-of-the-best into their breeding ranks. On the first day of viewing the jumping colts, there are four stallions each with…[More]

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Beautiful Portugal

January 29th, 2014 at 2:26 pm

Have you booked the THM WEG tour to France already? Perhaps you would like to add another little detour to Portugal before you travel back to Australia? Chris Hector and Roz Neave have put together a little add-on package for you. Here’s what Chris has to say about the trip. These are a few of…[More]

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Ride and Travel in Germany

January 21st, 2014 at 12:41 pm

Are you between 13 and 25 years old and a keen dressage, showjumping or eventing rider? Would you like to improve your riding skills and equestrian knowledge, meet some of the world’s best riders, get up close and personal with equine royalty and travel around Germany in summer? And learn a few German words (horsey…[More]

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A Tribute to Contender

January 17th, 2014 at 1:53 pm

With the recent news of the stallion legend Contender passing away at the ripe old age of 30, we found it fitting to report on his great success at stud. Born in 1984, died in 2014. 171cm. Brown Breeder – Niko Detlef, Westfehmarn Contender is proving to be the most influential son of Calypso II….[More]

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Beach holiday with horses? – Rebecca Ashton explores Bali

January 7th, 2014 at 11:57 am

Bali…land of beaches, Bintang singlets and……bespoke equestrian centres! Bali Equestrian Centre is everything I wasn’t expecting of the small Indonesian island. The enterprise of retail guru Melissa Lynton-Lobato and Aravina Estate winery owner Stephen Tobin has been running for just over a year. The two hectare complex consists of a 35m x 65m covered school,…[More]

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The Bundeschampionate 2013

December 11th, 2013 at 11:07 am

The Bundeschampionate – the German National Championships – is simply one of the world’s great equestrian experiences; it is a time to greet old friends, to chat and share a glass of wine… But most of all it is a chance to watch the most wonderful selection of horses that comes together anywhere in the…[More]

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Andrew McLean on Attachment Theory – the new dimension

December 6th, 2013 at 2:59 pm

  This month, Andrew McLean looks at a new way of understanding the way we relate to our horses…   I’m interested in the area of Attachment Theory, as it applies to the horse/human bond in the hope it may shed light on the elusive (objectively speaking) qualities of trust, rapport and bonding. Applying Attachment…[More]

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Behind the scenes – Australian Dressage Championships

November 22nd, 2013 at 12:45 pm

THE GROOMS Sally Rizzuto and Celeste Amezdroz had nine horses to prepare for 25 tests over seven levels during the weekend, including their own horses, where they picked up ribbons in the five-year-old and medium classes. How do they keep Team Dierks running so smoothly? “It’s our vegan diet…and the coffee machine that we brought…[More]

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Michel Robert: The Secrets and Method of a Great Champion

October 31st, 2013 at 4:00 pm

A very moving moment that is not to be missed: The goodbyes to showjumping legend Michel Robert on Sunday, 3 November at Equita`Lyon, just before the Longines Grand Prix. At the age of 65, the most frequent French medalist shows an exceptional longevity in show jumping. In 2008, he won the final of the Top…[More]

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