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Hail to Awesome Amy

July 14th, 2014 at 2:05 am

Amy Graham didn’t just claim one of the two automatic selection spots for the WEG, she and Bella Baloubet jumped clear to make it into the jump off, where they had the third fastest clear – what a day for the Aussies, and Amy joins Jamie Kermond in the five to go to Normandy!

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Go Kermo Go

July 13th, 2014 at 10:59 pm

  Jamie Kermond was a star in the mini-prix at Spangenberg, finishing in second place on his young stallion, Caracas, just behind Brazilian Ribas Carlos Eduardo Motta and Ronaldo, who rode like a lunatic (he certainly drives like one, backing his Ferrari at about 60 kph the full length of the hotel patio) on ….[More]

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Day 3 Spangenberg

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The second qualifier  was held in the late afternoon and the locals turned out again to enjoy the sun and the jumping. The course was very airy, especially for a course this size, there weren’t a lot of rails!!   James Passey and and Yirrkala Cortina finished in 40th place in the 80 horse field….[More]

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Day 2 Spangenberg

July 12th, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    Day two at Spangenberg and the qualifying class for the Australians was not until 5 in the afternoon, giving us plenty of time to soak up the atmosphere. The show is run by the local riding club at the club grounds, the sand arena is amazing, when we arrived it looked like pea…[More]

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Highlights from Day 1 at Spangenberg

July 11th, 2014 at 10:26 am

THM is in Spangenberg in Germany this weekend to report on the CSI3* event, the second key qualifying event for the Australian showjumpers for the WEG. The Spangenberg event is being held for the 24th time this year, attracting the world’s best riders, from A for Australia to U for USA. Here is what happened…[More]

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The rollercoaster continues – Mary Hanna reports from Austria

July 7th, 2014 at 5:05 pm

Mary Hanna was one of five Australian riders competing last weekend for selection onto the Australian WEG Team. Here is part of her blog from the event, the full version will follow in our August magazine, on sale 30 July. The Fritzens CDI, our first selection event for the WEG, could not have been set…[More]

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Which way for eventing?

July 2nd, 2014 at 10:36 am

Consider these two photos – the top one is the winner of a tough two star contest at the Melbourne International at Werribee. How nice is the picture?  The rider is smiling, the horse looks comfortable (and I was at the finish, the chestnut came off the course looking great), this is – hopefully –…[More]

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An update on the accident of Ben Winter

June 18th, 2014 at 2:21 pm

Photographer Julia Rau, who is very close to the German eventing scene, has kindly provided us with an update from Germany regarding the fatal accident of Ben Winter at Luhmühlen. Here are Julia’s words: Just to give you some information on Luhmühlen and what is going on: The Minister for Sport and Interior affairs of…[More]

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Mary Hanna in Compiegne – Vive la France

June 5th, 2014 at 9:27 pm

Mary Hanna took her two horses, WEG hopeful Sancette and newcomer Boogie Woogie to Compiegne in France. The trip paid off, read Mary’s account here: After the disappointment of not making it to the Windsor CDI I felt a little nervous about something coming out of left field and stopping us getting to Compiegne ….[More]

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Rohdiamant’s breeder dead…

May 27th, 2014 at 10:35 am

Hans Francksen, the breeder of Rohdiamant has died at the age of 89. I was lucky enough to interview Mr Francksen and find out something about the mare line, especially since the pedigrees provided for Rohdiamant are conspicuously silent when it comes to his dam side, the pedigree tends to stop with his grand-dam Elektia….[More]

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The Comeback

May 23rd, 2014 at 12:09 pm

Is it the comeback of the year, Totilas and Matthias Alexander Rath? THM Editor Chris Hector has his own opinion…   Kapellen, May 2014. The warm up is not so pretty, rough halts, the curb parallel to the ground, the horse is a classic leg mover – front legs flicking, hind legs trailing along behind….[More]

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Horse Carousels

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Eventing has become a bit of a roundabout at the moment, Shane Rose is telling us who will be taking which horse. Stuart Tinney takes the ride on Taurus, you take the ride on Kevin McNab’s Pinot and Emma Dougall’s Fernhill Quality Street… sad to lose Taurus? “Not sad to lose Taurus, I don’t feel…[More]

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