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Jess Barton – finding her way…

May 20th, 2016 at 11:22 am There are some people who give off that sense of knowing where they are going, and having a fair idea of how they are going to do it, Jess Barton is one. She is a little like her equestrian set-up, not flashy, cool, efficient, topped off with a bubbly personality and charm. Continue reading Read Article

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Gemma Creighton – Bound for Success

at 11:01 am Showjumping in Australia is one discipline with a seemingly bottomless pool of talent in the young rider and junior ranks, so making a spot on the National Youth Development Squad is truly an honour... Continue reading Read Article

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Showjumping at the World Cup Final in Gothenburg

May 5th, 2016 at 1:49 pm Adriana van Tilburg reports from Gothenburg on the Showjumping at the World Cup Final... Continue reading Read Article

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Sydney Royal with Vicki Roycroft

April 28th, 2016 at 10:25 am Vicki Roycroft reports from the action at the Sydney Royal Easter Show... Continue reading Read Article

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Megan Joyce – Making your own breaks…

April 20th, 2016 at 3:00 pm It's a full day for young showjumping rider, Megan Joyce, and it starts at sunrise, riding work at the racetrack... Continue reading Read Article

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Jumping with the Stars

at 12:00 pm I missed day one when it was searing hot, and ‘enjoyed’ the rain and icy blasts of day two, and finally on the third day, the weather was OK. I’m a little puzzled to find the action back on the cramped and somewhat spooky space that is Bruno’s Lawn, when last year it was so nice on the Oz Championships arena. It’s also a bit of a puzzle as to why Henk Nijhof Jr, from one of the world’s great studs in Holland, was first invited to judge, and then replaced by Canadian, Jody Sloper, who is best known as a coach educator. It’s not puzzling, just downright rude that no one bothered to inform the Nijhofs. I guess it’s the last time I help anyone find a European judge… Continue reading Read Article

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Educating Young Riders with Michelle Strapp: Part Three

at 11:59 am Seventeen-year-old Jess Hurley is one of the amazing group of exciting young riders who Michelle Strapp currently has under her wing – and like many of Michelle’s riders, Jess is in the situation of having to ‘make her own’: horse that is. Continue reading Read Article

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George Morris – Timeless Truths – Part One

March 31st, 2016 at 3:46 pm If the role of the trainer is to re-state simple truths over and over again, there is no trainer in the universe who can do the job anywhere near as well as George Morris. The most amazing thing is that even if you are a serial GM clinic attendee, I’ve been addicted since 1988, each time those timeless truths come packaged in a whole new set of startling sentences, each time with insights that are as fresh as tomorrow’s dawn... Continue reading Read Article

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Chris Chugg and Gabi Kuna…

March 28th, 2016 at 7:13 am They have dominated the Australian Showjumping scene over the past twelve months and now they are off to Europe. First step for Chris Chugg on the road to Rio and his first Olympic Games, another step along the way for Gabi Kuna... Continue reading Read Article

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The Greg Best Masterclass

March 23rd, 2016 at 4:38 pm Sit in on Greg Best's master class session with two of the riders from the DJWTS Young Horse classes, Paul Brent riding McMillan and Juliette Haddow riding Aussie Rules. Continue reading Read Article

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Getting it right with Jamie Coman – Part 3

March 22nd, 2016 at 4:32 pm One of Jamie’s star pupils is Wendy Schaeffer. In the lead up to the World Cup final qualifier at the ISS Classic, Wendy based her mare Koyuna Sunset at Jamie’s and then Jamie flew up to Sydney to work the pair in… Continue reading Read Article

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IAHP – February Rider of the Month

March 21st, 2016 at 4:54 pm IAHP Rider of the Month for February - Gabi Kuna Continue reading Read Article

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