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Day 3 Spangenberg

July 13th, 2014 at 8:12 pm

The second qualifier  was held in the late afternoon and the locals turned out again to enjoy the sun and the jumping. The course was very airy, especially for a course this size, there weren’t a lot of rails!!   James Passey and and Yirrkala Cortina finished in 40th place in the 80 horse field….[More]

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Day 2 Spangenberg

July 12th, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    Day two at Spangenberg and the qualifying class for the Australians was not until 5 in the afternoon, giving us plenty of time to soak up the atmosphere. The show is run by the local riding club at the club grounds, the sand arena is amazing, when we arrived it looked like pea…[More]

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Highlights from Day 1 at Spangenberg

July 11th, 2014 at 10:26 am

THM is in Spangenberg in Germany this weekend to report on the CSI3* event, the second key qualifying event for the Australian showjumpers for the WEG. The Spangenberg event is being held for the 24th time this year, attracting the world’s best riders, from A for Australia to U for USA. Here is what happened…[More]

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Which way for eventing?

July 2nd, 2014 at 10:36 am

Consider these two photos – the top one is the winner of a tough two star contest at the Melbourne International at Werribee. How nice is the picture?  The rider is smiling, the horse looks comfortable (and I was at the finish, the chestnut came off the course looking great), this is – hopefully –…[More]

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An update on the accident of Ben Winter

June 18th, 2014 at 2:21 pm

Photographer Julia Rau, who is very close to the German eventing scene, has kindly provided us with an update from Germany regarding the fatal accident of Ben Winter at Luhmühlen. Here are Julia’s words: Just to give you some information on Luhmühlen and what is going on: The Minister for Sport and Interior affairs of…[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

at 10:52 am

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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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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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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Beautiful Portugal

January 29th, 2014 at 2:26 pm

Have you booked the THM WEG tour to France already? Perhaps you would like to add another little detour to Portugal before you travel back to Australia? Chris Hector and Roz Neave have put together a little add-on package for you. Here’s what Chris has to say about the trip. These are a few of…[More]

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