Show Jumping

Showjumping Clinic with Franke Sloothaak

April 29th, 2015 at 11:00 am Despite being born and raised in Holland, Franke Sloothaak has ridden with enormous success for Germany, competing in a staggering 127 World Cup qualifiers for 18 wins, in 76 Nations Cups for 20 wins, with appearances at four Olympic Games for two gold medals and two World Championships, with gold each time. Continue reading Read Article

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Billy Raymont: Jumping in the Sun

April 21st, 2015 at 10:35 am Alexandra Bruggisser concludes her series with one of the up-and-coming stars of the showjumping scene, Rod Scott took the photos... Continue reading Read Article

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Keep it Simple!

April 14th, 2015 at 12:40 pm One of the problems about writing about training horses is that the brilliant trainers don’t have any gimmicks or magic tricks – just good clean training. The wizards with the wands make for far more entertaining reading but the problem … Continue reading Read Article

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Franke Sloothaak – Showjumper

April 12th, 2015 at 11:43 am As we swing through the front gate, we see Franke and his horse, way up in the sky! The outdoor arena has been cut into the hillside... Continue reading Read Article

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Rio’s lesson with Jamie Coman

April 7th, 2015 at 11:23 am If you have a favorite horse, it’s a given that you really want your coach to like it. Really like it. If you get the “good horse” seal of approval, life is good. Continue reading Read Article

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Gilbert Bockmann – Showjumping’s next good thing!

April 1st, 2015 at 11:55 am Story by Suzy Jarratt & Photos by Roger Fitzhardinge and Chrissie Johnson In recent times Australian equestrians have seen more coaches than a Greyhound Bus depot. They have come from many lands at the request of equestrian bodies or private … Continue reading Read Article

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George Morris – Jumping Past and Present

at 11:54 am One of the intriguing things about the equestrian tradition, is how much of it is handed on from generation to generation by gifted horsemen, developing and becoming richer in the process. Continue reading Read Article

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Thaisa Erwin – How to Really Enjoy Europe!

March 31st, 2015 at 10:47 am Story by Chris Hector and Photos by Roz Neave Thaisa Erwin is one of those people who get noticed. After she finishes our interview, all the people sitting at our table want to know who she is. ‘What an intelligent, … Continue reading Read Article

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Catching up with Caprilli

at 10:46 am Story and photos by Andrew Lindsey I first met Linda Treur some years ago when I was working at a small Warmblood stud at Wynnum, on Brisbane’s south side. She came to break in a couple of youngsters, and being … Continue reading Read Article

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George Morris – he’s so unfashionable!

March 26th, 2015 at 10:56 am Can you imagine, an instructor who hates every innovation of the past twenty years when it comes to tack, and riding style, and the structure and direction of the sport? Continue reading Read Article

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George Morris on Clashing Aids

March 24th, 2015 at 4:14 pm More and more people concerned with the current ‘rollkur’ debate in the world of dressage, are starting to realise that one of the problems in the warmup methods of the Dutch riders, is the simultaneous application of go-and-whoa – in … Continue reading Read Article

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Learning from a World Champion – Vaughn Jefferis

at 4:08 pm Vaughn Jefferis was an integral part of the Kiwi Dream Team that dominated international eventing for a decade, and was always regarded as one of the most stylish jumping jockeys of his era... Continue reading Read Article

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