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Adelaide – Simply Sublime

December 18th, 2015 at 2:55 pm Australia’s International Three Day Event, known to its friends as Adelaide Four-Star, is truly one of the world’s great events. Continue reading Read Article

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WBFSH World Stallion Rankings Analysed…

at 2:52 pm The first thing to note with the release of this year’s Rolex WBFSH rankings, is just how consolidated dressage breeding has become in the past 20 years. Where once all sorts of weird and wonderful stallions - like Rusty’s sire, Rebuss - could make it to the top of the standings on the basis of one exceptional freak of a foal, now the top ten stallions are all clearly dressage sires and their points earners, purpose bred. Continue reading Read Article

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Subjective Showjumping Selection Stupidity

December 11th, 2015 at 4:27 pm In a bizarre return to the bad old days, the new EA showjumping selection policy puts in place a totally subjective selection system. For the last few championships, selection has been based on an objective criteria at a couple of … Continue reading Read Article

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Brett Parbery and a vision for Australian Dressage

December 8th, 2015 at 10:54 am Rebecca Ashton concludes her extraordinary series of articles with Australian dressage star, Brett Parbery. In this episode, Brett outlines his plan to turn around the future of Australian dressage…. Continue reading Read Article

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The BEST Master Class…

December 4th, 2015 at 12:39 pm Really the Greg Best Master Class in the big indoor arena was probably unnecessary, since his comments throughout the jumping classes were master class enough for the many who sat around the arena, hanging on every word. Greg certainly loves a microphone and has a wonderful way with words, which is kind of funny, since his personal jumping guru, Frank Chapot, was the exact opposite… Continue reading Read Article

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IAHP December Rider of the Month

at 9:58 am Our December International Animal Health rider of the month is Chris Chugg who has been dominating the Australian World Cup Showjumping circuit with three wins so far. It is quite a feat since Chris first represented Australia at a World … Continue reading Read Article

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Working with Lisa Wilcox and Ernst Hoyos – Part One

December 3rd, 2015 at 3:09 pm Put simply, Ernst Hoyos is a genius - the most exciting rider/trainer in the world of dressage today. Here is a man who has emerged from the oldest tradition of classical riding, with something new to say about the art of training dressage horses. Continue reading Read Article

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Talking with Tim Boland

at 10:02 am For Tim Boland, 2012 was a bit of a roller coaster ride. Great performances at Sydney and Melbourne with Billy Elliot saw him almost become a member of the Australian Eventing team at the London Games only to miss out at the last moment, but Tim is determined to focus on the good things that happened… Continue reading Read Article

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Saddleworld Australian Dressage Championships

November 30th, 2015 at 10:33 am On-the-spot report from the Saddleworld Australian Dressage Championships Continue reading Read Article

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Causes of Carpal Lameness in Horses

November 20th, 2015 at 6:50 pm In this article we will attempt to give you an overview of the problems that can affect the knee in the horse, by firstly reviewing the anatomy, the role conformation plays, and finally discussing in more detail the more common conditions that affect this joint in the horse. Continue reading Read Article

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Warming up with Colleen Brook…

at 6:50 pm Colleen Brook has represented Australia in showjumping at various corners of the world, and in my opinion, her contribution to the sport as a rider, trainer and teacher is enormous... Continue reading Read Article

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Travelling through Oldenburg

at 6:49 pm Oldenburg has always prided itself on its flexibility and openness to new ideas, and those qualities were well on display at the recent Oldenburg Summer Meeting. The team at the Oldenburg Verband is young and bright, and the Meeting was co-hosted by Dr Andre Hahn, who is in charge of overseas developments, and publicity person, Saskia Albrecht, and the major theoretical address came from assistant breeding director, Katrin Burger. Continue reading Read Article

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