Show Jumping

Eva Bitter and Marco Kutscher work at home…

February 19th, 2017 at 5:45 pm Chris Hector and Roz Neave visited Eva Bitter and Marco Kutscher at home... Continue reading Read Article

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Working on Winnie’s Jump: Part Three

February 16th, 2017 at 4:50 pm In part two, we concentrated on a ‘getting to know you’ session for Winsome and her young rider, Laura Rowe. This time it’s Winnie’s turn in the spotlight, as a trainer, Michelle Strapp refines her showjumping technique. As explained in the … Continue reading Read Article

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Bates Showjumping Leaderboard: Final Standings

February 7th, 2017 at 4:23 pm Top of the Bates World Cup Leaderboard for 2016/17, Clint Beresford, and Emmaville Jitterbug, leading horse take out the David Asimus Golden Grand Award... Continue reading Read Article

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At home with Nick Skelton

February 3rd, 2017 at 12:28 pm There have been lots of interviews with Nick Skelton since the Games - none so revealing and in tune as this interview with equestrian journalist, and old friend, Bernadette Hewitt... Continue reading Read Article

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A Princess Nathalie Clinic…

January 30th, 2017 at 4:17 pm When young Showjumping rider, Megan Joyce lined up for her lesson with dressage trainer, and international top ten competitor, Princess Nathalie zu Wittgenstein, who better to send to record the interaction, than top showjumping coach, Michelle Strapp... Continue reading Read Article

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Working with a new combination – Winnie takes another step

January 25th, 2017 at 3:29 pm Our favourite young horse, Winsome has just come back into work after some time off. She is back with 14-year-old Laura Rowe in the saddle, and coach Michelle Strapp on the ground… Words by Chris Hector and photos by Roz … Continue reading Read Article

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Anne Kursinski talks about showjumping for eventers…

at 9:32 am Anne Kursinski is one of the incredibly successful, effective, and stylish American Showjumping riders. Here she talks about the development of the style that has seen the US dominate the world… Over the past twenty-five years, under the guidance of … Continue reading Read Article

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Ride with your mind over obstacles with Mary Wanless

January 18th, 2017 at 4:13 pm THE POWER OF CONCENTRATION Sports in which speed and danger are major ingredients present very different challenges from those which require calmness during periods of inactivity (snooker and golf, for instance), or within activities that are slow, precise, and which … Continue reading Read Article

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Michelle and Amy Strapp – A showjumping clinic…

January 11th, 2017 at 4:24 pm Victoria can count itself twice lucky that the incredibly talented coach and trainer, Michelle Strapp, has now been joined by daughter, Amy – fresh from six years of working with some of the best in Europe… Story by Chris Hector … Continue reading Read Article

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Laura and Winsome take their first steps (and jumps) together: Part Two

January 4th, 2017 at 3:21 pm In part one, we met four year old Winsome and her new owner, fourteen year old Laura Rowe. After passing her vet check, Winsome moved straight to Michelle Strapp’s training barn for some initial schooling. It was a wonderful opportunity … Continue reading Read Article

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A Jumping Lesson with Kathy Kusner

December 19th, 2016 at 12:02 pm Kathy Kusner is no stranger in the high powered world of international showjumping. She represented the US at the 1964, 1968, and 1972 Olympics, held the US Ladies High Jump record and won the Ladies European Showjumping Championships in 1967. … Continue reading Read Article

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Julia Hargreaves takes a lesson with Vicki Roycroft

December 16th, 2016 at 2:23 pm  with guest star, Copabella Visage It was not so much a lesson, as every young rider’s fabulous dream. One day their parents go out and buy a new horse. A European bred jumping horse, selected by one of the world’s … Continue reading Read Article

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