Show Jumping

Warming up with Vicki Roycroft

December 3rd, 2016 at 9:39 am What to do at the show? How do you best use those precious last moments? We asked showjumping star, Vicki Roycroft just what to do. The first essential is to have someone to help you. It is a huge disadvantage … Continue reading Read Article

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George Sanna and his spooky gelding…

November 25th, 2016 at 3:06 pm It is really exciting in the Australian jumping world right now with the arrival of some purpose bred, and talented young horses. Paratus is just one of those. He arrived in November last year, and is six years old by … Continue reading Read Article

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From the Archives: The Americanisation of Champ!

November 18th, 2016 at 12:33 pm Ever since I saw her gallop the Aachen Grand Prix course on Starman, forward and flowing, making mockery of the fearsome natural hedges and awesome water, Anne Kursinski has been one of my favorite showjumping riders. We were lucky to … Continue reading Read Article

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Emily Blinkworth takes a lesson with George Sanna

at 10:14 am Right now in the world of showjumping there are a number of exciting horse / rider combinations coming through the ranks, but there are also a number of very exciting student / teacher combinations out there – which is good news for the future of the sport... Continue reading Read Article

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When a Showcase is just that… A SHOWCASE!

October 27th, 2016 at 3:50 pm When I arrived at The Polo Fields in Richmond, just west of Sydney, I was greeted by Jamie Kermond’s mum, Sue, who was manning the entrance of the VIP tent. The two Jamies (Kermo and fiancée Jamie Winning) were in the arena, moving jumps and organising riders - in between competing their own horses... Continue reading Read Article

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Australian Showjumping Championships survive the deluge!

October 5th, 2016 at 9:42 am On-the-spot report from the Australian Showjumping Championships... Continue reading Read Article

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Schooling the Young Horse with Michelle Strapp

September 27th, 2016 at 12:23 pm Michelle Strapp is just a joy to work with. Why? Because she has that rare ability to express the Eternal Truths of the Equestrian Art, minted new each time! It’s doubly a joy when her pupil is Caroline Price, since Caroline is the ideal student, focussed, intelligent and a very fine rider - even if it is difficult, she will try to do what Michelle asks, and 99 times out of a 100, she gets it right. Triple treat it is when the horse is the magnificent four-year-old Holsteiner, Calavino... Continue reading Read Article

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Tim Clarke takes a lesson with Vicki Roycroft

September 25th, 2016 at 3:19 pm   Story by Chris Hector and photos by Roz Neave Last month, Vicki worked with a very green young horse just coming into the sport of showjumping, this month, she works with a horse that has already made it into … Continue reading Read Article

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Saddleworld October Rising Star: Madeline Sinderberry

September 23rd, 2016 at 9:54 am This year’s Australian Young Rider of the Year, Madeline Sinderberry, is still eligible to compete in the Juniors, and Madeline has to balance working her horses, with the school work: “I am pretty busy. I play a lot of sport … Continue reading Read Article

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THM Exclusive: George Morris at Rio

September 2nd, 2016 at 11:15 am Chris Hector managed to catch up with George Morris in Rio... Continue reading Read Article

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Vicki Roycroft reports from Queensland

August 29th, 2016 at 11:27 am Join Vicki Roycroft on her trip away from the cold of New South Wales… Continue reading Read Article

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Olivia Dawson-Grove takes a lesson with Vicki Roycroft

August 24th, 2016 at 4:01 pm Olivia Dawson-Grove arrived for her lesson with Vicki Roycroft with a real baby, Honky Cat - just five years old, and just starting out... Continue reading Read Article

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