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Aachen – The inside story with Shane Rose

July 19th, 2016 at 11:05 am What went wrong some punk kid from Germany beat you? “Yeah, one second too slow and also they were five marks short in the dressage, anyway…” So you are saving him up for Rio? “Hopefully we can take Michi over … Continue reading Read Article

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WEG finished?

July 15th, 2016 at 3:28 pm There have  been rumours of trouble with the Bromont WEG bid right from the start. Initially the Bromont bid was rejected by the FEI, but when there were no other takers to host the 2018 event, it was awarded to … Continue reading Read Article

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Christoph Hess: Helping out in Australia

July 13th, 2016 at 3:08 pm Christoph Hess recently retired from his position with the German Equestrian Federation, which left him free to help with the Australian Squad. When Rebecca Ashton met up with Christoph at Camden, he had just come from working with the British based Aussies... Continue reading Read Article

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My Road to Rio

at 10:00 am July 8th 2016 After our first selection trial at Odense, our position did not look particularly secure. Although we were in fourth place on scores I really felt I had to work very hard with both horses to firmly secure a … Continue reading Read Article

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Kelly Layne Withdraws from Aachen!?

July 8th, 2016 at 4:32 pm Very reliable sources indicate that Kelly Layne has withdrawn her horse, Udon P from the Australian DressageTeam to go to Aachen, but she remains a member of the team for Rio. There was a feeling that it didn’t matter so … Continue reading Read Article

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Aussie Eventing Team not named! Has Paul Tapner launched an Appeal?

July 7th, 2016 at 10:35 am The other two teams – showjumping and dressage have been named (although I will be very very surprised if the four dressage horses that actually go to Rio are the ones currently named in the team) but the EA release … Continue reading Read Article

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Who’s going to the GAMES?

July 4th, 2016 at 4:47 pm Christopher Hector analyses the breeding of the horses entered for the Rio Olympic Games... Continue reading Read Article

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Hanoverian of the Month – Breanna

July 1st, 2016 at 9:00 am Breanna and her American rider and owner, Kathleen Raine charmed the expert audience at one of the toughest shows of them all, Aachen. The pair have been serious competitors in the top league of dressage since 2012. The duo won … Continue reading Read Article

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Another dressage selection farce!

June 27th, 2016 at 3:07 pm If you don’t know where you are going, any road will take you there. The quote is from Lewis Carroll, but it might well be from the Australian Dressage selectors’ manual – or perhaps the line about believing half a … Continue reading Read Article

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Vale Frank Chapot

June 22nd, 2016 at 11:52 am It is with great sorrow that the Show Jumping Hall of Fame announces the passing of one of the sport's all-time greatest legends, Frank D. Chapot. Chapot passed away at the age of 84 at approximately 12:30 a.m. on June 20 at the CareOne at Somerset Valley Assisted Living Center in Bound Brook, NJ, where he was under care for Alzheimers. Continue reading Read Article

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Luhmühlen – Just what did it prove?

at 11:45 am Well for a start, the Germans seem to be quite unbeatable. Even with their superstar Michi Jung sitting this one out, and with the leading Germans following their established policy of competing CIC rather than CCI in the run up to a championship, they finishing first, second, fourth, fifth and seventh with their top two, Sandra Auffarth on Opgun Louvo on a final score of 32.7 and Ingrid Klimke and Horseware Hale Bob on 36.6. Continue reading Read Article

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Kelly Layne out of Rotterdam

at 11:35 am Photo: Kim C Lundin Kelly Layne has withdrawn Udon P from the deciding Dressage selection event for the Australian Team for Rio, at Rotterdam. Kelly, who rode at the 2006 WEG  for Australia, is now based in Wellington, Florida. She was ranked third in … Continue reading Read Article

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