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QLD Festival of Dressage

November 19th, 2015 at 8:06 am What a lovely task it is to report on people supporting each other in sport. As it was last month with Brett Parbery and The Book Club in the Southern Highlands, so it is this month with the Queensland Festival of Dressage... Continue reading Read Article

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Simply Brilliant – Steffen Peters at Equitana – Part Two

November 13th, 2015 at 4:28 pm The crowd at Equitana presented a unique sort of challenge to any horse’s temperament, in that they are a study in perpetual motion, coming and going at seemingly random intervals... Continue reading Read Article

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IAHP November Rider of the Month

November 12th, 2015 at 9:58 am This month it’s Dave Cameron! When you were in primary school and all the other kids wanted to grow up and be stockbrokers or the captain of the Aussie Cricket team, you always wanted to be a showjumper? “I think … Continue reading Read Article

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Young horse stars or Grand Prix stars? That’s the question…

November 10th, 2015 at 3:29 pm I started going to Warendorf and writing about the Bundeschampionate back in 1999. At the time there was a tendency to suggest that the winners never went on to successfully compete in the ‘big sport’. This just wasn’t true as any examination of the results – particularly in the five and six-year-old Dressage Classes - would show. Continue reading Read Article

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Rodney Martin – Young Horse Maker

November 6th, 2015 at 12:54 pm Rodney Martin is a quiet achiever. You don’t see him spruiking his wares on social media and he also has a life outside of the horse world, that of a hairdresser. But Rodney is always there in the young horse ring, accumulating ribbons, trophies and titles. Add to that the fact that he trained the auction record-breaking sale horse Dante at the famous PSI Auctions earlier this year and you get the idea that Rodney is no one horse wonder. Continue reading Read Article

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Simply Brilliant – Steffen Peters at Equitana

October 30th, 2015 at 3:08 pm I was wondering just how Steffen Peters would go as an Equitana super Masterclass star… when I saw him operate in Sydney a few years back, I was impressed by how quiet the guy was. He was using a mike and head-sets to communicate with his riders, and I had to sit right next to him to catch his words. Continue reading Read Article

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The Family Leredde

October 29th, 2015 at 3:22 pm The Leredde Family is one of the famous horse breeding families of Normandy. Adriana van Tilburg updated their story at the recent European Championships…. Continue reading Read Article

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Catching up with Christopher Burton

at 10:00 am Christopher’s trip to Aachen for the CIC was not a glorious experience, in fact, his horse, Graf Liberty never even got to do a dressage test! Still it was a chance to catch up with Christopher, and ask about his experiences in the UK. Continue reading Read Article

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Another dressage lesson with George Morris

October 28th, 2015 at 10:44 am Lesson number two where, amongst other things, George Morris develops an obsession with the placement of my right foot in the stirrup. Continue reading Read Article

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Shoot out for Rio

October 26th, 2015 at 11:34 am It was our chance to get a showjumping team to the Olympic Games in Rio next year. Riders from Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of the Philippines, the Republic of Korea, Singapore and Thailand all assembled at Hof Kasselmann in Hagen at the Teutoburg Forest to fight for the right to go to Rio. 29 riders from 12 nations of Group G. Continue reading Read Article

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Carl Hester talks about the Euro Champs

at 10:57 am Chris Hector talks to Carl Hester about the Euro Champs... Continue reading Read Article

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Michelle Strapp talks about seeing a distance…

October 14th, 2015 at 12:02 pm Showjumping trainer, Michelle Strapp, talks about what it means to see a stride Continue reading Read Article

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