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RIO: Game on, let the battle begin

August 9th, 2016 at 10:36 pm The moment of Truth – we are in the lead but the margin is scary – 126.4 to the Kiwis, 137.5, with the French on 122 – but unlike Australian and NZ, the French still have four horses in their team … Continue reading Read Article

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RIO: Eventing – What a difference a day makes…

at 5:45 am The first rider out, Canada’s Jessica Phoenix with A Fine Romance proved that you could get home but she ended up with 76 cross country penalties, and the horse took a decent whack on its stifles, tomorrow morning might be … Continue reading Read Article

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RIO: Day Two of Eventing Dressage Highs and Lows

August 8th, 2016 at 5:39 am It would seem our morning chanting soldiers take the Sabbath off and we were left to our own devices for waking up this morning. So far, no more bullets have dropped through the media tent roof so we’re all good … Continue reading Read Article

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RIO: Shane Rose after his test

at 4:20 am ….in which the American judge at C, Marilyn Payne consistently scored Qualified and Shane about 2 points below the other two judges…. and no, you can’t see me in the press scrum, I don’t like getting the same answers as … Continue reading Read Article

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RIO: Christopher Burton after the dressage…

August 7th, 2016 at 9:49 pm Where did you first see Santano? “It’s a great story. Rebecca, my wife, sat down one night in the winter time, with the Ipad and she said, I’m going to find you a horse. He was in England, Sarah Gallop … Continue reading Read Article

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RIO: Day Two – Eventing Dressage

at 5:39 am I even beat the soldiers up this morning. The jet lag has finally kicked in (or could it be just the excitement that it all begins today) and I was up at 03:00am. The whole media village was buzzing with … Continue reading Read Article

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RIO: Day One Trials and Tribulations

August 6th, 2016 at 9:43 am Rebecca reports: “First days” can often be a little trying while you sort the system and work out where everything is and so it was today. Because our accommodation is a military base, our wake up call is the 6am … Continue reading Read Article

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Hanoverian of the Month – Comte

August 1st, 2016 at 9:42 am Comte descends from the dam line of Gaeta and was born in East Frisia in 2003. His pedigree features the well-known Contendro, one of the most influential jumper sires in Hanover, combined with the blood of foundation stallion Grannus, via his dam’s sire Granulit... Continue reading Read Article

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How to pick a good trainer?

July 27th, 2016 at 10:18 am Over the 30 years we have been making The Horse Magazine we have tried very hard to keep the fakes and phonies out of our pages. Sure, there have been one or two who have slipped past our guard, but on the whole, we have succeeded... Continue reading Read Article

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IAHP August Rider of the Month

at 10:17 am James Paterson Robinson is perhaps not the easiest guy in the world to interview. He’s got a very Dutch dry style and when I ask him to tell me a little about his horse, Amarillo, that’s just what I get, a little: Continue reading Read Article

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Aachen – The inside story with Shane Rose

July 19th, 2016 at 11:05 am What went wrong some punk kid from Germany beat you? “Yeah, one second too slow and also they were five marks short in the dressage, anyway…” So you are saving him up for Rio? “Hopefully we can take Michi over … Continue reading Read Article

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WEG finished?

July 15th, 2016 at 3:28 pm There have  been rumours of trouble with the Bromont WEG bid right from the start. Initially the Bromont bid was rejected by the FEI, but when there were no other takers to host the 2018 event, it was awarded to … Continue reading Read Article

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