Show Jumping

Showjumping’s Glamour Couple

January 29th, 2016 at 2:55 pm I’d met Eva Bitter last year at Spangenburg Show, and interviewed her about the great stallion that shared so much of her showjumping life, Stakkato... Continue reading Read Article

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Colleen Brook talks with George Morris

January 14th, 2016 at 11:53 am Colleen Brook rides at the first George Morris clinic in Australia - and interviews George Continue reading Read Article

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Subjective Showjumping Selection Stupidity

December 11th, 2015 at 4:27 pm In a bizarre return to the bad old days, the new EA showjumping selection policy puts in place a totally subjective selection system. For the last few championships, selection has been based on an objective criteria at a couple of … Continue reading Read Article

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The BEST Master Class…

December 4th, 2015 at 12:39 pm Really the Greg Best Master Class in the big indoor arena was probably unnecessary, since his comments throughout the jumping classes were master class enough for the many who sat around the arena, hanging on every word. Greg certainly loves a microphone and has a wonderful way with words, which is kind of funny, since his personal jumping guru, Frank Chapot, was the exact opposite… Continue reading Read Article

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Talking with Tim Boland

December 3rd, 2015 at 10:02 am For Tim Boland, 2012 was a bit of a roller coaster ride. Great performances at Sydney and Melbourne with Billy Elliot saw him almost become a member of the Australian Eventing team at the London Games only to miss out at the last moment, but Tim is determined to focus on the good things that happened… Continue reading Read Article

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Warming up with Colleen Brook…

November 20th, 2015 at 6:50 pm Colleen Brook has represented Australia in showjumping at various corners of the world, and in my opinion, her contribution to the sport as a rider, trainer and teacher is enormous... Continue reading Read Article

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IAHP November Rider of the Month

November 12th, 2015 at 9:58 am This month it’s Dave Cameron! When you were in primary school and all the other kids wanted to grow up and be stockbrokers or the captain of the Aussie Cricket team, you always wanted to be a showjumper? “I think … Continue reading Read Article

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Shoot out for Rio

October 26th, 2015 at 11:34 am It was our chance to get a showjumping team to the Olympic Games in Rio next year. Riders from Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of the Philippines, the Republic of Korea, Singapore and Thailand all assembled at Hof Kasselmann in Hagen at the Teutoburg Forest to fight for the right to go to Rio. 29 riders from 12 nations of Group G. Continue reading Read Article

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Michelle Strapp talks about seeing a distance…

October 14th, 2015 at 12:02 pm Showjumping trainer, Michelle Strapp, talks about what it means to see a stride Continue reading Read Article

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Re-Training the Off-The-Track Thoroughbred as a Jumper: Part Two

September 28th, 2015 at 10:18 am In part two of our racetrack to showjump arena feature, with King Usain and Caroline Price, Caroline’s trainer, Michelle Strapp talks about the rôle of the Thoroughbred in today’s showjumping world... and their advantages! Continue reading Read Article

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Greg Best: Masterclass

September 11th, 2015 at 2:03 pm Okay, I know I have said it more than once, but it is worth saying again and again, Greg Best is a genius. If I keep saying it often enough, maybe one of the jumping experts in the EA federal office might even hear, better, they might even realise that one of the world’s greatest jumping coaches is just across ‘the ditch’ in New Zealand… Continue reading Read Article

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Talking showjumping preparation with Alex Rooney

September 8th, 2015 at 1:49 pm As I drive down a beautiful tree-lined road in Garfield North, I am thinking that this is horse heaven; lush green paddocks are stretching to the left and the right, filled with horses grazing contently. At the end of the road I turn into an idyllic little yard with a barn and two cottages, Hylton Park. A kelpie, a heeler and a fluffy Pomeranian run over to greet me followed by a bubbly blonde with a big smile on her face, Alex Rooney. Continue reading Read Article

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