Eventing

Camden Equestriad – the riders’ event

April 28th, 2016 at 7:53 am “Shane is one of the few people in the world that can make me look lazy. I sit back and watch him and just shake my head,” laughs Sonja Johnson as I talk to her at this year’s enormous Equestriad Event at Camden Bicentennial Park, run by Shane and Nikki Rose and their wonderful committee... Continue reading Read Article

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Basics for Eventers – Straightness over the fence

April 21st, 2016 at 3:10 pm Ingrid Klimke is one of those rarest of creatures – the complete horsewoman. She was part of the German Gold Medal Eventing Team at Beijing. At the 2009 German Young Horse Championships she qualified horses in three disciplines, placing in dressage and eventing and winning the Young Riding Horse class for three year olds. She has also won Grand Prix dressage classes, and World Cup dressage qualifiers. Continue reading Read Article

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Gabby Pither: Our next big star?

April 20th, 2016 at 11:59 am Eventer Gabby Pither smiles... a lot. And she has good cause to. With a win at Melbourne two star this year, second at Sydney International two star and now a member of the Australian eventing squad, what’s not to smile about? Continue reading Read Article

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Who is Sheila Wilcox?

at 11:59 am Over the past couple of months I have interviewed two British Olympians who won medals in London, and both of them, Carl Hester and Mary King, paid tribute to a remarkable pioneer in equestrian sport, Sheila Willcox. Continue reading Read Article

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Andrew Hoy and the extra 10%

April 5th, 2016 at 1:51 pm Andrew Hoy teaches how he rides: cool, calm, professional. And he expects his pupils to concentrate, even if the task is as simple as a single pole on the ground, in fact, particularly if the task is as simple as a pole, because it is doing those little things perfectly that adds up to success, or as Andrew stresses to his students, ‘if I improve ten things by one percent that’s a 10% increase. Continue reading Read Article

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The Classical Principles live on… training with Ingrid Klimke

March 30th, 2016 at 4:52 pm It’s fairly amazing that when the sport of eventing is dominated by riders like Michael Jung, Ingrid Klimke and Sandra Auffarth, that there is still a line of thought, thankfully sinking into the mists of ancient history, that dressage is not good for cross country. Not surprisingly, it is not a theory Ingrid Klimke agrees with… Continue reading Read Article

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Shane Rose: My Horses, My Teachers

March 24th, 2016 at 11:25 am That great horseman and educator, Alois Podhajsky coined the phrase, but it is true of every horseman, the horses they ride, make them. Shane Rose is still a young man, but already the line up of his ‘teachers’ is very impressive, starting with the Clydie cross, Peace Matinee… Continue reading Read Article

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Emma Mason takes a lesson with Paul Tapner

March 8th, 2016 at 3:21 pm When Chris Hector asked me if I would ride Poker Face (aka Harley) in a cross country lesson with Paul Tapner, I’ll admit that my first reaction was a reluctant one: For starters, Harley was having a well-earned break after a busy season... Continue reading Read Article

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Where do you find your first really good horse?

February 26th, 2016 at 7:09 pm We asked some of Australia’s most successful eventers… Continue reading Read Article

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Tim Boland – Eventing has its ups and downs

February 19th, 2016 at 4:19 pm Story by Chris Hector & Roslyn Neave As someone who has been known to straighten picture frames in restaurants, I can relate to Tim Boland’s brand of obsessive compulsive. As he is showing us his new eventing stable block, he … Continue reading Read Article

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Eventing Dressage with Gareth Hughes

February 8th, 2016 at 1:42 pm One interested observer at Adelaide four star was eventing team dressage coach, Gareth Hughes. Aside from working in the Australian squad, Gareth gave a Master Class, and proved once again, that all the serious dressage coaches in the world are … Continue reading Read Article

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Ingrid Klimke – The tradition lives on…

January 19th, 2016 at 2:55 pm The day we visited Ingrid at her stables near Münster, she was showing the visitors to one of her monthly ‘at home’ training days, how she works her dressage horses... Continue reading Read Article

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