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Germany in the provisional lead

August 25th, 2014 at 9:59 pm

Team Germany has started their quest for a medal with the strongest possible start. After the first 25 riders have completed their test, Fabienne Lütkemeier and D’Agostino and Kristina Sprehe with Desperados are in fourth and first place respectively. Fabienne was a last addition to the team following the scratching of Totilas. Both Fabienne and…[More]

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Great start for Team Australia

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Maree Tomkinson and Diamantina are the first Australian combination on Day 1 of the Grand Prix team competition. It is their first Championship competition and the pair does not have an easy start. Sensitive Diamantina does not like the tunnel leading into the huge stadium and shies away. Time is ticking, so Maree quickly switches…[More]

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THM has arrived in France

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The THM Group was officially welcomed to the town of Corseulles-sur-Mer by the Mayor and local dignitaries at Sunday night’s welcome party . Alice Dawkins was a group representative, and translator, and both she and Chris were inducted as something, we are not entirely sure what. The order they were given had something to do…[More]

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Nicholson Biography released…

August 22nd, 2014 at 2:24 pm

Focused, My Life in Pictures is the new book by Andrew Nicholson and will be launched at the Burghley Horse Trials in September. The book will be available from www.horsebooks.com.au, but THM has a sneak peek for you now. From the first chapter, ‘Growing up in New Zealand’, here’s Andrew:   I was born in…[More]

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Chris Hector on Selection Strategies

August 4th, 2014 at 10:43 am

I have never felt that sitting on the fence was a very admirable place to be, but I find myself in that uncomfortable position following the naming of the dressage team for the WEG. I really don’t know where I stand on the omission of Briana Burgess and La Scala, and her subsequent appeal. I…[More]

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What movement is this?

August 1st, 2014 at 2:01 pm

One hoof on the ground and three in the air, not it’s not a canter, or a tolt – it’s Totilas in ‘passage’ at Aachen, as you will see from the very next second. So if you thought there was something very odd about the rhythm of the movement, you were right…    

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DEAUVILLE… Way to go Australia!

July 31st, 2014 at 10:45 am

Mary Hanna’s latest blog after the final WEG selection event in France:   Wow! What a weekend! Aussie records being broken everywhere! Australia first and second in the all important Grand Prix final selection event, then a clean sweep in the Kür for us, placing one, two and three. A few tears were shed when…[More]

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The trot up at Deauville

July 25th, 2014 at 2:49 am

Turns out the only person who wasn’t aware that she had been left off the list for Deauville was Mary Hanna, but by the time she learnt about it, it was all fixed. When she scratched Boogie Woogie, they also took out Sancette, who is now back on the list of starters – as someone…[More]

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Eventing Action at Aachen

July 20th, 2014 at 12:36 am

The Germans looked awesome – they rode the combination of narrow brushes that followed the rail on a drop just so well. Ingrid Klimke and Escada, Michael Jung and Sam, and Sandra Auffarth and Louvo all came in under time. Kevin McNab and Clifton Pinot through the fast route at 22. Lots of riders knocked the…[More]

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Impressions from the Eventing Dressage in Aachen

July 19th, 2014 at 9:55 am

After Dressage and Jumping we have the same leader, German team member Sandra Auffarth and her Selle Francais gelding Opgun Louvo. In second, Tim Price with Luhmühlen Four-Star winner Wesko. Ingrid Klimke and her Championship proven mare FRH Escada JS have pushed to third, with a clear jumping round. Full results can be found here,…[More]

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Day One of the Big Tour at Aachen…

July 18th, 2014 at 6:31 pm

… And what drama!!! It started out well for the big names with Isabell Werth’s new star showing us that at last she has a ride that is worthy of her talent. Bella Rose was tense in some of her trot work, but the Belissimo daughter is talented in the difficult areas. The pair finished…[More]

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Hail to Awesome Amy

July 14th, 2014 at 2:05 am

Amy Graham didn’t just claim one of the two automatic selection spots for the WEG, she and Bella Baloubet jumped clear to make it into the jump off, where they had the third fastest clear – what a day for the Aussies, and Amy joins Jamie Kermond in the five to go to Normandy!

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