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Charlotte Dujardin – Dressage at Jerez

May 6th, 2016 at 1:58 pm THM caught up with Charlotte at Jerez... Continue reading Read Article

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Sydney CDI – Australia’s Premier Dressage Event…

May 5th, 2016 at 1:50 pm There were plenty of bells, but fewer whistles, at this year’s Sydney CDI. I had not seen so many horses eliminated due to unevenness which strangely corresponded to Friday night in Deauville at the Para International where four Australian riders, amongst others, experienced a similar phenomenon. The Sydney event kicked off with the final Australian para Rio qualifier and I never stop being amazed at the drive and determination of these riders. Continue reading Read Article

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Showjumping at the World Cup Final in Gothenburg

at 1:49 pm Adriana van Tilburg reports from Gothenburg on the Showjumping at the World Cup Final... Continue reading Read Article

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Shock Horror – Dressage Selection Stuff Up!

May 2nd, 2016 at 3:24 pm When the competitions that would be the selection events were being discussed, the question was always, where can we find a competition that will let eight Australian riders compete in the Grand Prix class. Please note, that is Grand Prix … Continue reading Read Article

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Grace Kay looks for inspiration in Europe

April 28th, 2016 at 10:27 am Young Australian dressage rider, Grace Kay put her Marcus Oldham Scholarship to good use, not only enjoying the greatest show on earth - Aachen - but also visiting two of Europe’s great trainers. The first was the German master trainer (and breeder) Wolfram Wittig... Continue reading Read Article

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Sydney Royal with Vicki Roycroft

at 10:25 am Vicki Roycroft reports from the action at the Sydney Royal Easter Show... Continue reading Read Article

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Camden Equestriad – the riders’ event

at 7:53 am “Shane is one of the few people in the world that can make me look lazy. I sit back and watch him and just shake my head,” laughs Sonja Johnson as I talk to her at this year’s enormous Equestriad Event at Camden Bicentennial Park, run by Shane and Nikki Rose and their wonderful committee... Continue reading Read Article

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IAHP May Rider of the Month

April 27th, 2016 at 6:14 pm This month's IAHP Rider of the Month is Chris Chugg who had a sensational ride at the World Cup Final in Gothenburg... Continue reading Read Article

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Meet Maree’s new star – working with Princess Nathalie

April 26th, 2016 at 5:06 pm It’s nice to see that at least one of Australia’s elite dressage riders, Maree Tomkinson, has found time to train with one of the world’s most talented instructors, Princess Nathalie zu Sayn Wittgenstein. Continue reading Read Article

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Basics for Eventers – Straightness over the fence

April 21st, 2016 at 3:10 pm Ingrid Klimke is one of those rarest of creatures – the complete horsewoman. She was part of the German Gold Medal Eventing Team at Beijing. At the 2009 German Young Horse Championships she qualified horses in three disciplines, placing in dressage and eventing and winning the Young Riding Horse class for three year olds. She has also won Grand Prix dressage classes, and World Cup dressage qualifiers. Continue reading Read Article

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The Misunderstood Half Halt: The Alphabet of Riding

at 2:17 pm Perhaps there is no single term in riding so used, so abused, and so confused as the expression: Half Halt! We asked German trained, New Zealand based, dressage expert CHRISTIAN THIESS to shed some light on this most important, and most puzzling, of the equestrian skills… Continue reading Read Article

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Breeding Values – are they valuable?

April 20th, 2016 at 2:59 pm It’s time for my annual rant about breeding values… are they worth the paper they are written on? Continue reading Read Article

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