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Edward Gal and Blue Hors Romanov – First public outing!

February 13th, 2012 at 2:11 am
 
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The Copabella Classic Rescheduled to 2013

February 7th, 2012 at 3:31 am

The next Copabella Classic is now scheduled to be held in 2013. After consultation with sponsors and interested parties, the organizing committee has decided to take the opportunity to rest the event in 2012. This year many of the nation’s top riders and horses will be training overseas ahead of the London Olympics. This will…[More]

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The Winner of the Bates Saddles Subscription Prize is…

February 2nd, 2012 at 4:43 am

Alexandra Rousset from Seville East, Victoria is the winner of a brand new Bates Saddle!! Congratulations to Alex, happy riding, and thanks again to Bates Australia for their ongoing support!

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Oldenburg – Exciting study tour

January 19th, 2012 at 11:17 pm

We have just received this press release from the Oldenburg Verband, and we are sorely tempted: Visit the cradle of Oldenburg breeding and get to know Sandro Hit & Co personally Welcome to the Oldenburg Summer Meeting! Treat yourself to a trip through the Oldenburg breed. We are offering breeders and all friends of the…[More]

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Australia’s Matt Williams Wins 1.45m Class in America…

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Matt Williams has won the $8,000 G&C Farm 1.45m Jumpers Class in the second week of the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival. Matt won the class on his 11-year-old Belgian Warmblood, Bolero van’t Heike. The 2012 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival is a 12 week competition that concludes on April 1, 2012, with more $6 million in…[More]

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Steffen Peters’ new ride scores over 80% on debut!

January 17th, 2012 at 12:33 am

With a score of 80.213% Steffen Peters rode his new horse, Legolas (Laomedon x Florestan II x Profi) to second place in his very first competition. They competed at the Thermal CDN Grand Prix in California, USA, where they were only beaten by Steffen’s other Grand Prix ride, Ravel, on a score of 80.426%. Steffen…[More]

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Beezie has first win on Simon at Surpass Grand Prix

January 16th, 2012 at 2:09 am

American star, Beezie Madden lost no time hitting the winner’s circle with her new ride, Simon. The pair won the $30,000 Surpass Grand Prix. Nick Skelton (GBR) and Unique finished second, while Cian O’Connor (IRL) rode Blue Loyd, to third place. In the first round of the Grand Prix, Olympic gold medalist McLain Ward fell…[More]

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Eric Lamaze buys half of Wang Chung m2s

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Eric Lamaze has purchased 50% of Morningside Stud’s international showjumper Wang Chung m2s. The chestnut is a 2003 KWPN stallion bred by Morningside Stud. The stallion was previously ridden by Felix Hassmann and together they won five Grand Prix. Wang Chung m2s was sired by the world’s third best showjumper in 1997 – 1998, Royal…[More]

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Equestrian Journalism – Endangered or extinct?

January 1st, 2012 at 2:31 am

Recently American equestrian journalist, Molly Sorge has raised a number of issues relating to the future of equestrian journalism on her blog at Chronicle of the Horse: http://www.chronofhorse.com/article/responsible-journalism-takes-time-and-effort in response I have written the following: I wish I’d read Molly Sorge’s op/ed outlining her fact checking process after the death of Hickstead, a month earlier,…[More]

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Northern Hector Dies

December 7th, 2011 at 2:25 am

Tragedy struck at Werribee, where Blas Lago’s Northern Hector, collapsed and died during a training session for the Saddleworld Dressage Festival. There was a vet at the scene of the mishap, but nothing could be done for the horse. Our sympathy goes out to Blas who with Hector was always a crowd favorite.

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Mystery Whisper sold!

November 29th, 2011 at 11:28 pm

Heath Ryan’s four star eventer, Mystery Whisper,  has been sold to clients of Phillip Dutton – and as part of the deal, Phillip will have the ride on the horse in the trials for the US eventing team to go to the London Games next year. Mystery Whisper is very much Heath’s creation – he…[More]

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Help the USA qualify for the Paralympics at the Saddleworld Dressage Festival – Horses Needed!

November 27th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

The American Paralympic Horse Riding team needs help to qualify for London and are coming to Australia in an effort to do this. Only one slight hitch in the plan – horses! They are in need of two 4th level and above horses for two American riders in Grade II and Grade III. Both riders ride…[More]

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