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Sam Griffith’s Lead Up To London

September 11th, 2012 at 4:35 pm

WORDS – Alexandra Bruggisser PHOTOS – Kit Houghton It’s no surprise that the person Sam Griffiths would most like to meet is Don Bradman, or that his most admired sportsperson is Steve Waugh because Sam was actually touring the world on cricket teams before he turned his hand to eventing! These days, the dream of…[More]

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From The Archives – Christopher Burton – Forging a new combination

July 11th, 2012 at 1:38 pm

Christopher Burton – Forging a new combination Story – Chris Hector Photos – Roz Neave Australian eventing star, Christopher Burton has acquired the ride on an exciting new horse, FIS Under Discussion – by the Hanoverian stallion, Lanthan out of a Thoroughbred mare. Roz and I were lucky enough to see Christopher schooling the two…[More]

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Back To School with Megan Jones

May 31st, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Susan Mackenzie sits in on a lesson, and wishes she was riding not writing…  Roz Neave took the photos. Back when I was a 16-year-old eventer doing interschool competitions I thought we were doing pretty well just to get school saddlecloths and the odd report at assembly for the Equestrian Team. Things appear quite different at…[More]

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Megan Jones – Teaching at Camperdown

April 12th, 2012 at 1:39 am

Megan Jones coaching Abby Lawrence at Camperdown 3DE for Abby’s first Three Star Competition.

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Building Confidence Cross Country with Clayton Fredericks

March 23rd, 2012 at 2:33 am

Clayton Fredericks is what you call a ‘thinking rider’. He’s one of those competitors who is not only successful at the highest levels, but he is also able to communicate how he does it. I caught up with him teaching a group of Victorian riders on ‘Fairhurst’, the beautiful Peninsula property of Sara Madden, whose 13-year-old daughter,…[More]

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Blyth Tait – The Horseman’s Horseman

February 24th, 2012 at 12:50 am

Chris sat in on a lesson with Blyth Tait and caught up with the New Zealand Eventer to chat about his plans for the future…

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The Story of Sparky

January 3rd, 2012 at 11:30 pm

Emma Mason remembers the great little horse that got her going in eventing

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Schooling Cross Country with Shane Rose

October 13th, 2011 at 4:58 am

It is always a pleasure to do a story with Shane Rose for he is one of the most thoughtful rider/trainers I know, and he has the gift of being able to express himself so clearly… For this latest episode in the ongoing series, Training With Shane, he chose a really striking horse as his…[More]

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Roz’s Sydney Scenes

September 14th, 2011 at 1:52 am

Sydney International 3DE served up a challenge from the start, the dressage arena for the 3*** resembled a mud skating rink by the time the tests started. Rod Winchester of course was not deterred and was there to greet each competitor, here Craig Barrett and Brilliaire, with his usual style. Although the surface looked terrible,…[More]

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Christine Bates – Oh What A Team!

September 6th, 2011 at 5:40 am

As published in The Horse Magazine, September 2011 Issue. Story – Chris Hector Photos – Roz Neave & Peter Orr Originally from Western Australia, Christine Bates is the professional’s professional. She is the sort of rider who gets a tune out of every horse she rides. She was very close to a team spot with…[More]

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Cross Country training with Rebel Morrow

August 3rd, 2011 at 3:48 am

Story by Shannan Makauskas Photos by Alex Makauskas Competitive fixture on the Australian eventing circuit, Rebel Morrow, is as Aussie as they come – genuine, hard working, and determined to succeed in a tough sport. Many remember her partnership with Oaklea Groover, the horse that took her to the 2004 Athens Olympics, where they finished…[More]

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Thoroughbreds – how lucky we are!

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Chris Hector looks at the way the Australian Thoroughbred industry provides Australian eventing riders with such wonderful horses…

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