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Beach holiday with horses? – Rebecca Ashton explores Bali

January 7th, 2014 at 11:57 am

Bali…land of beaches, Bintang singlets and……bespoke equestrian centres! Bali Equestrian Centre is everything I wasn’t expecting of the small Indonesian island. The enterprise of retail guru Melissa Lynton-Lobato and Aravina Estate winery owner Stephen Tobin has been running for just over a year. The two hectare complex consists of a 35m x 65m covered school,…[More]

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The Bundeschampionate 2013

December 11th, 2013 at 11:07 am

The Bundeschampionate – the German National Championships – is simply one of the world’s great equestrian experiences; it is a time to greet old friends, to chat and share a glass of wine… But most of all it is a chance to watch the most wonderful selection of horses that comes together anywhere in the…[More]

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Andrew McLean on Attachment Theory – the new dimension

December 6th, 2013 at 2:59 pm

  This month, Andrew McLean looks at a new way of understanding the way we relate to our horses…   I’m interested in the area of Attachment Theory, as it applies to the horse/human bond in the hope it may shed light on the elusive (objectively speaking) qualities of trust, rapport and bonding. Applying Attachment…[More]

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Helen Langehanenberg headed for OZ

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This year’s guest at the PSI D&JWTS, Helen Langehanenberg comes fresh from her successes at the European Championships in Herning, where she lead the German team to a gold medal. When I caught up with her a week or so later at the Bundeschampionate, she was still glowing… “The European Dressage Championships at Herning were…[More]

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Behind the scenes – Australian Dressage Championships

November 22nd, 2013 at 12:45 pm

THE GROOMS Sally Rizzuto and Celeste Amezdroz had nine horses to prepare for 25 tests over seven levels during the weekend, including their own horses, where they picked up ribbons in the five-year-old and medium classes. How do they keep Team Dierks running so smoothly? “It’s our vegan diet…and the coffee machine that we brought…[More]

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Michel Robert: The Secrets and Method of a Great Champion

October 31st, 2013 at 4:00 pm

A very moving moment that is not to be missed: The goodbyes to showjumping legend Michel Robert on Sunday, 3 November at Equita`Lyon, just before the Longines Grand Prix. At the age of 65, the most frequent French medalist shows an exceptional longevity in show jumping. In 2008, he won the final of the Top…[More]

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Burghley positives – what really happened?

October 25th, 2013 at 11:06 pm

The eventing world was thrown into chaos with the news that two horses at Burghley, the winner Clifton Promise, and his stable-mate Clifton Pinot,  had tested positive to reserpine described somewhat hysterically at first, as a powerful human psychiatric drug. In Australia, it has been marketed for yonks as Racklin, and was much loved by…[More]

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World Young Eventing Horse Championships 2013

October 21st, 2013 at 2:39 am

the world championship for young eventing horses, special report from christopher hector

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Ice Cream on the Beach – WEG in THM Style

October 17th, 2013 at 12:47 pm

I know I have said it before, but my friend Kerrie O’Dea is a genius. We have been working with Kerrie and her incentive travel group Organization Unlimited on WEG trips since we joined forces for the 2002 WEG in Jerez, Spain – that was a pretty good start, but I think she has surpassed…[More]

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The Clifton Double Drama

October 16th, 2013 at 3:44 pm

This story is on everyone’s mind at the moment, not just in eventing circles. What has happened in the mysterious doping scandal that is currently surrounding two horses with the Clifton prefix and two high-profile eventing riders, Australian Kevin McNab and New Zealander Jock Paget? We have compiled a few of the facts and statements…[More]

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Two New Horses for Pius Schwizer

October 15th, 2013 at 12:24 pm

2013 was a rough year for Swiss showjumping rider Pius Schwizer; his Olympic mount Carlina was caught up in the equine shopping spree of Ukrainian millionaire Alexander Onischenko, two other top horses Verdi and Powerplay were sold to Canada (Eric Lamaze and his pupil). Now he has two new stable stars, 10-year-old Holsteiner mare Clever…[More]

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Record Entries for the Pau 4 Star Event

October 14th, 2013 at 1:57 pm

Les Etoiles de Pau – The Stars of Pau is boasting great entry numbers for this year. The 4 Star event has been held in France since 2007 and regularly attracts the big eventing stars. This year is no exception. Among the entries we find William Fox-Pitt and Andrew Nicholson, who have got their work…[More]

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