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Mary Hanna in Compiegne – Vive la France

June 5th, 2014 at 9:27 pm

Mary Hanna took her two horses, WEG hopeful Sancette and newcomer Boogie Woogie to Compiegne in France. The trip paid off, read Mary’s account here: After the disappointment of not making it to the Windsor CDI I felt a little nervous about something coming out of left field and stopping us getting to Compiegne ….[More]

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Rohdiamant’s breeder dead…

May 27th, 2014 at 10:35 am

Hans Francksen, the breeder of Rohdiamant has died at the age of 89. I was lucky enough to interview Mr Francksen and find out something about the mare line, especially since the pedigrees provided for Rohdiamant are conspicuously silent when it comes to his dam side, the pedigree tends to stop with his grand-dam Elektia….[More]

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The Comeback

May 23rd, 2014 at 12:09 pm

Is it the comeback of the year, Totilas and Matthias Alexander Rath? THM Editor Chris Hector has his own opinion…   Kapellen, May 2014. The warm up is not so pretty, rough halts, the curb parallel to the ground, the horse is a classic leg mover – front legs flicking, hind legs trailing along behind….[More]

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Horse Carousels

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Eventing has become a bit of a roundabout at the moment, Shane Rose is telling us who will be taking which horse. Stuart Tinney takes the ride on Taurus, you take the ride on Kevin McNab’s Pinot and Emma Dougall’s Fernhill Quality Street… sad to lose Taurus? “Not sad to lose Taurus, I don’t feel…[More]

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Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Young Riders

May 8th, 2014 at 3:57 pm

The Remi Stud Young Rider Scholarship is an annual scholarship and is awarded to a very deserving Young Rider every year that has the talent and dedication in either dressage or eventing, but not the financial means to purchase a horse of their dreams. Cheryl O’Brien from Remi Stud has put together a great team…[More]

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Vale Kibah Tic Toc

May 2nd, 2014 at 11:22 am

Australia’s Olympic Gold medal winning horse has died at the age of 36. We had a look through the archives and found what Matt Ryan had to say about his horse after the successful 1992 Games in Barcelona. “The cross country phase went really well. I was pleased and glad that it was a tough…[More]

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Princess Haya returns to a standing ovation

April 30th, 2014 at 4:52 pm

In January we published a ‘Great Debate’ story on the Princess Haya’s FEI presidency, titled ‘Should she stay, or should she go?’ Back then Haya firmly said ‘No’ to a third term. Suddenly the little debate has become important again. The FEI just had their extraordinary general meeting on April 29 to vote on the…[More]

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Super win for Mary Hanna

April 27th, 2014 at 9:16 pm

Exciting news for Australia from the Horses & Dreams show in Hagen in Germany. Mary Hanna and her new stable star Boogie Woogie won the Inter I. Here’s what Mary had to say: “Sooooo Excited!!! Boogie Woogie won the Intermediate1 at Hagen today. A first in many ways. My highest international score ever. Australia’s highest…[More]

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Sancette is back on track for Lyon

April 2nd, 2014 at 4:08 pm

After an extremely stressful start things seem to be back on track for the World Cup final. Sancette’s foot has recovered nicely and he is back in work and feeling very energetic. He has been such a good patient but was so happy for me to be back in the saddle again, testing me out…[More]

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Mary Hanna reports from Europe

March 24th, 2014 at 1:59 pm

Australian Dressage rider Mary Hanna has recently left Australia with the aim to ride Sancette at the World Cup Final in Lyon. For THM she keeps an exclusive blog, updating us on her progress overseas: We arrived to a beautiful crisp but sunny day. Unusual for this time of year, but nevertheless a welcome start….[More]

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Dressage Stallions at the KWPN stallion show

February 9th, 2014 at 4:11 am

The decision in the dressage section of the KWPN stallion show went right down to the wire. Even the chairman of the dressage panel, Wim Ermes admitted that right until the final third round, he expected the son of Totilas out of the full-sister to Parzival would win but he looked a bit flat on…[More]

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Jumping Stallions at the KWPN stallion show

February 8th, 2014 at 8:23 pm

It is as usual a feast of fine horse flesh, and the Dutch breeders prove again that they are the masters of getting the ‘mix’ right, of picking where the action is and taking the best-of-the-best into their breeding ranks. On the first day of viewing the jumping colts, there are four stallions each with…[More]

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