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Cross country is why we go eventing – Your chance to train with six-times Badminton winner Lucinda Green

November 26th, 2014 at 4:14 pm

Lucinda’s Cross Country Masterclasses are held all over the world. The universal feedback is the confidence they instill into the riders. Now the British rider is coming back to Australia for a series of select clinics in February 2015 and THM is offering one lucky rider the opportunity to participate.   What can you expect?…[More]

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Meet Dale Flynn – the winner of our Equitana competition

November 12th, 2014 at 4:39 pm

Dale won the competition for the Jumping Clinic with Dirk Schrade at Equitana. “That was really unexpected! I am still half-expecting a call from Equitana saying ‘We are really sorry, we miscalculated the votes…’ It was definitely a huge surprise. I was genuinely gobsmacked at the support I received from family and friends and everybody…[More]

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Edwina Hutton-Potts will be riding in the Equipe Dressage Clinic

November 11th, 2014 at 4:31 pm

The THM and Equitana Masterclass competition received an avalanche of entries. The winner, twenty-year-old Edwina Hutton-Potts was also shortlisted by Charlotte Dujardin and Judy Harvey after viewing her video. Edwina went on to win the public vote on Facebook and will now be riding in the Equipe Dressage clinic at Equitana.   The young rider…[More]

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Don Auriello – now and then

November 5th, 2014 at 4:33 pm

Don Auriello – back in 2007 at the Bundeschamps as a five-year-old, and then at the 2014 WEG. Not so different? But has his training improved him? The gelding is by Don Davidoff and out of a White Star mare. Here’s Don Davidoff competing at the World Young Horse Championships with Ulf Möller. The beautiful…[More]

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Wolfram Wittig – Rider, breeder, trainer

October 29th, 2014 at 3:17 pm

Breitling W has just been awarded Hanoverian Stallion of the year, time to re-visit this interview with his breeder, owner and rider, Wolfram Wittig. I guess it’s hard for Australians to understand just how specialised the German Horse scene is. While in Australia lots of our top riders have bred their own horses, in Germany…[More]

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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 a very interesting rumour 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…[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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