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IAHP June 2015 Rider of the Month

May 28th, 2015 at 10:09 am In eventing it is never over until it really is over, and Libby proved that when she took out the Sydney Three Star title in the last round, the showjumping. Libby is another who has been quietly building her partnership … Continue reading Read Article

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Contact, and how to get it…

at 9:33 am Why are we so obsessed with contact when it is just one of the many qualities we are looking for in a ‘well dressed’ riding horse? Continue reading Read Article

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Jean Bemelmans & a road well traveled… Part One

May 26th, 2015 at 2:53 pm Jean Bemelmans is a one of the world's most respected dressage coaches - coach of the Spanish team, now the French team, Jean is also an original thinker... Continue reading Read Article

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Jean Bemelmans and a road well traveled… Part Two

at 2:27 pm It is always a special privilege to watch Jean Bemelmans teach and ride, even if this time it did mean freezing in the arctic temperature of the riding hall at Ratingen just outside Dusseldorf. Continue reading Read Article

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Hendra Q&A: Spacesuits, Cash Cows & Russian Roulette

at 2:22 pm Coming up on tonight’s show... Is the Hendra vaccine a cash cow for manufacturer, Zoetis? Are the vets pushing Zoetis’ barrow? Continue reading Read Article

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Line breeding – a crucial tool for the breeder??

May 25th, 2015 at 3:51 pm What is line breeding - and how can the breeder use it to advantage? Continue reading Read Article

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George Morris – Part Three

May 18th, 2015 at 4:14 pm Each year at the George Morris Clinics, a new theme emerges, a new angle at looking at the art of riding jumping horses, and this year, that theme seemed to be backs – how horses with stiff backs, jumped badly with stiff legs… Continue reading Read Article

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George Morris – Part Two

at 4:08 pm We were lucky enough to see George Morris working with two groups, the second group featured some exciting up and coming combinations. Continue reading Read Article

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Sitting in the hall, watching great training – Part One

at 2:17 pm Christopher Hector is the observer on the wall as Johan Hamminga and Jennifer Sekreve work their beautiful dressage horses - made more beautiful by beautiful training... Continue reading Read Article

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Van Olst Horses – Breeding, Riding, Training, Selling

May 15th, 2015 at 3:38 pm Gert Jan and Anne van Olst have a stable of dressage stallions that are right now dominating Dutch Breeding... Continue reading Read Article

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Germany Lockdown: En Guard against Glanders

at 3:06 pm Crater-like ulcers, purulent nasal discharge, swollen lymph nodes and abscesses in the skin, lungs, spleen and liver: sounds nice, doesn’t it? These are not symptoms you want to find in your equine friend, or indeed yourself. Continue reading Read Article

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Perfect Posture with Lisa Champion

at 2:43 pm By Lisa Champion MSc (exercise science) Many thanks to supermodel Brett Parbery! Let’s make the assumption that riders, when performing flat work, want to sit up straight on their horses, be balanced, use both sides of their bodies with equal … Continue reading Read Article

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