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Save us from the Equestrian ‘Experts’ – Chris Hector’s April Editorial

March 27th, 2012 at 11:23 pm

Below is Christopher Hector’s Editorial from the April issue of The Horse Magazine.   This morning, I read a disturbing report in The Age. It seems that Andrew Duff, a barrier attendant at Warrnambool races, was charged by the RSPCA with animal cruelty arising from an incident in which a jumping horse, Sirrocean Storm broke…[More]

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Jamie Kermond Heading Home

March 18th, 2012 at 11:19 pm

  Showjumper Jamie Kermond is returning home to Australia from the USA after a disappointing run in Florida at the Winter Equestrian Festival. Jamie headed over to Florida as a lead-up to the selection events in Europe. Sadly, due to health issues with the horse, Colthaga, Jamie has decided to return home with the horse,…[More]

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Matt Williams Places 7th in Florida 1.50m Class, while Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum Takes the Win.

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German showjumper Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum won the $32,000 Suncast® 1.50m class in Wellington, Florida on the weekend on her horse Cantano. Her time of 78.26 wasn’t one of the fastest rounds, but as she was the only rider to jump clear no jump-off was held. There remained nine four-fault rounds from which the places were determined. Mixing it up…[More]

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Headley Britannia To Retire

March 15th, 2012 at 11:13 pm

  This morning Team Fredericks announced that Headley Britannia would be retiring instead of aiming for qualification for the London Olympics. Lucinda had been aiming for London but has decided to retire the 19-year-old mare after this year’s Badminton Horse Trials in May. Team Fredericks decided that the preparations required to get to the Games…[More]

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Megan Takes Out Tonimbuk CIC3*

March 13th, 2012 at 11:34 pm

Megan Jones led from start to finish at the 2012 Tonimbuk CIC3* Horse Trials held over the Labour Day long weekend in Victoria. Megan rode Kirby Park Allofasudden to win the three-star event and then backed up the win with a second place on Kirby Park Irish Jester. Not a bad way to spend a weekend!…[More]

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Riders Named for Final Olympic Dressage Nomination Events

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The Australian dressage selectors have named seven combinations that they have endorsed to compete at the nomination shows Mannheim, Germany CDI  3-8 May 2012 and Compèigne, France CDI (FRA) 31 May -3 June 2012. The combinations are: Hayley Beresford, Belissimo Mary Hanna, Sancette Lyndal Oatley, Potifar Brett Parbery, Lord of Loxley Rozzie Ryan, GV Bullwinkle…[More]

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Ilse Schwarz Wins at $50,000 Florida Dressage Classic CDI-W.

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Australian Dressage rider Ilse Schwarz rode her own 12-year-old Oldenburg, Cadenza, to the win in the Intermediaire 2 class at the $50,000 Florida Dressage Classic CDI-W. Ilse, who is married to Wellington’s Ken Braddick, has been a full-time resident of Wellington for 11 years. “His piaffe and pirouettes were a highlight,” a thrilled Ilse said,…[More]

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41 Nations Qualify for London Olympics

March 5th, 2012 at 12:48 am

The final stages of team qualification for the London Olympics have been completed and a total of 41 countries are set to compete across the three disciplines. In Showjumping 26 nations will compete, with 75 riders representing: Argentina, Australia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Egypt, France, Great Britain, Germany, Ireland, Jordan, Japan, Saudi…[More]

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Shane Rose and Taurus – Back on Track!

February 28th, 2012 at 5:42 am

Shane Rose blitzed a classy field of competitors on the weekend to win the Mitavite 3* ODE at SIEC, place second in the same class and win the Richmond 2*. Riding his Olympic hopeful, Taurus, Shane led the 3* from the start with a dressage score of 72.50%. He also rode APH Moritz, scoring 70.39%,…[More]

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Vidauban CDI: a success for Mary Hanna

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In the lead-up to the London Olympics, Mary Hanna headed down to the south of France to compete in the Vidauban CDI – the last series of competitions that will count towards Olympic qualification. Joined by Hayley Beresford and Brett Parbery, Mary led the Aussie contingent on her two horses Sancette and Umbro. Mary rode…[More]

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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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