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Jessica Manson & Christine Bates – A teacher and student case study, Part 2

November 17th, 2014 at 1:48 pm

In the first part of the series Jess and Christine told us how they worked on Legal Star’s dressage and the tricks they used to create event atmosphere at home to prepare for next competition. Now the time has come; it is the weekend of the Melbourne International Horse Trials and THM catches up again…[More]

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Jessica Manson & Christine Bates – A teacher and student case study

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Meet Jessica Manson – the young eventer who has been steadily moving up the ranks: first a spot on the 2010 Young Rider Trans Tasman team, only two years later a fourth place in the 2012 CCI 4 Star in Adelaide, then really making herself known with second place at this year’s Sydney CCI 3…[More]

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Mary King – the Ultimate Eventer

November 10th, 2014 at 2:40 pm

Mary King is a phenomenon, seemingly ageless, she produces horse after horse and just keeps on winning the world’s biggest, toughest three day events. Mary rode in her first Badminton in 1985 at the age of 24, and finished seventh on Divers Rock. Seven years later, she won Badminton on the great King William, and…[More]

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Thomas Carlile – Making History

October 13th, 2014 at 3:14 pm

Thomas Carlile and Sirocco du Gers took the individual honours in the CCIO3* at the final leg of the FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing at in Boekelo in the Netherlands. It was only last year when this combination won the FEI World Breeding Eventing Championship for Young Horses at Le Lion D’Angers. Thomas was quick to…[More]

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Eventing at the WEG, the good news and the bad news

October 10th, 2014 at 3:41 pm

If our spectators had difficulties getting down the steps in the main grandstand, that’s nothing compared to the effort involved in making it down to the dressage arena at Haras du Pin. This is normally one of the most beautiful spots in the world, but with unseasonably heavy rain, it’s really a bit of a…[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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Shane Rose and CP Qualified – Training for the WEG

August 8th, 2014 at 2:17 pm

It was a great opportunity to catch up with Shane Rose a couple of weeks after his 2014 Sydney CCI*** Star triumph, and talk about what it takes to train a four-star star…     Qualified came to you as a failed showjumper from a pretty professional showjumping stable, how do you manage to leave…[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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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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Shane and Niki Rose – What next?

October 3rd, 2013 at 2:36 pm

It has been a wonderful process to see Shane and Niki Rose’s Bimbadeen Park evolving into a flourishing equestrian centre – with plans for more improvements on the go. Since we were there last, a new stable block has been added, the Manchurian Pears that line the now beautifully groomed gravel drive, are a good…[More]

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Tinney the Teacher

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Story by Suzy Jarratt and Photos by Cameron Grant. “Stuart Tinney is such an amazing influence as he shows ever so much positivity and respect to upcoming junior riders.” Written by 13-year-old Emily Stirling from Victoria this was the winning entry in a competition conducted by EA and ‘Be the Influence: Tackling Binge Drinking’. In…[More]

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Sam Griffiths Part Two: Training not Testing on Cross Country

May 30th, 2013 at 9:47 am

“Horses do things without understanding what they’ve done, so it’s better to take it easy and really let him switch his brain on to where his feet are. They don’t need to learn to jump out here on the course, that’s for the arena.”

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