Eventing

Straightness for Eventers with Ingrid Klimke

December 3rd, 2014 at 10:28 am 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... Continue reading Read Article

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Emily Anker takes a lesson with Matt Ryan

at 9:53 am It was an exciting combination to put together, triple gold medallist, Matt Ryan and Emily and her lovely seven year old mare, Blind Love, alias Betty, for a special lesson over some of the schooling fences at Wandin. We all know what a great competitor Matt Ryan is, but he is also a natural teacher... Continue reading Read Article

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Establishing the Eventing Basics with Andrew Hoy

at 9:46 am Riding cross country is against the clock, now this doesn't mean that you have to go fast. It means that you have to take good lines... Continue reading Read Article

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Andrew Hoy and the Eventing Formula – Part 1

at 9:45 am We all know Andrew Hoy, the ruthless competitor and gold medal winner. We cheered him on our home soil when he won not only gold but silver, he was our hero. Fewer of us know Andrew the enthusiastic and sympathetic instructor. Continue reading Read Article

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Andrew Hoy and the Eventing Formula – Part 2

at 9:44 am All these event riders were dying to get out on the cross country training course at Marcus Oldham College, but Andrew Hoy had other ideas. After lunch the second group was off to the indoor arena for a session on polishing up rider position and more pearls of wisdom on how to train an event horse. Continue reading Read Article

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Eventing Safety with Andrew Hoy

at 9:43 am We have to teach them - go forward, stop, turn left, turn right. If I don't have the control of one of these, cross country becomes a frightening experience... Continue reading Read Article

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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; … Continue reading Read Article

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Jessica Manson & Christine Bates – A teacher and student case study, Part 1

at 12:29 pm 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 … Continue reading Read Article

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Mary King – the Ultimate Eventer

November 10th, 2014 at 2:40 pm Story – Chris Hector & Photos – Roz Neave and Kit Houghton Mary King is a phenomenon, seemingly ageless, she produces horse after horse and keeps on winning the world’s biggest, toughest three-day events. Mary rode in her first Badminton … Continue reading Read Article

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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 CC103* at the final leg of the Fei Nations Cup™ Eventing at the Boekelo in the Netherlands. It was only last year when this combination won the FEI … Continue reading Read Article

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The ‘10,000 hours of practice’ rule with Christopher Burton

September 25th, 2014 at 3:28 pm All sessions began with Chris checking that the flat work was under control and the horses were responsive to the stop/go aids. For all those eventers who find the dressage training a drag (which is probably most!), Chris was adamant of its importance... Continue reading Read Article

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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 4-star star… Shane and “Darcy”, showing collected work Qualified … Continue reading Read Article

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