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See us at Equitana 2014!

October 28th, 2014 at 2:01 pm

Specials, new products or simply the best quality – Here’s your shopping guide to Equitana and some exhibitors you should definitely visit!   Albion Albion’s iconic SLK range now contains the innovative Adjusta-Tree and optional Short back Panel for the shorter backed horse. Riders worldwide trust that Albion can make their horses more comfortable, achieving…[More]

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The THM & OU WEG Tour

October 22nd, 2014 at 10:34 am

It has become a tradition on the THM Tours that one of our favourite travelers, Darrell Simpson composes a special poem to be read at the farewell party. Once again Darrell produced a very witty ballad that was enjoyed by all the guests. The photos were taken by Roz Neave and the OU team.  …[More]

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Dressage at the WEG

October 14th, 2014 at 4:49 pm

So after the fun and gaiety of the THM & OU welcome party, our little press contingent set out super early in the OU car to get to the stadium in time for the first test at eight (the rest of our crew were coming in the buses at a slightly more civilized time, but…[More]

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Concorde dead…

September 25th, 2014 at 12:06 pm

Concorde 1984 – 2014 1.69 Bay/Brown Breeder: L van Diest, Holland The legendary Concorde has died at the age of 30. The stallion was solidly bred to jump on both sides. Aside from his sire, Voltaire, his dam, Flyer, is by the legendary Marco Polo. Marco Polo – a Trakehner who shaped the modern Dutch show…[More]

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Sancette is back on track for Lyon

April 2nd, 2014 at 4:08 pm

After an extremely stressful start things seem to be back on track for the World Cup final. Sancette’s foot has recovered nicely and he is back in work and feeling very energetic. He has been such a good patient but was so happy for me to be back in the saddle again, testing me out…[More]

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Beautiful Portugal

January 29th, 2014 at 2:26 pm

Have you booked the THM WEG tour to France already? Perhaps you would like to add another little detour to Portugal before you travel back to Australia? Chris Hector and Roz Neave have put together a little add-on package for you. Here’s what Chris has to say about the trip. These are a few of…[More]

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Beach holiday with horses? – Rebecca Ashton explores Bali

January 7th, 2014 at 11:57 am

Bali…land of beaches, Bintang singlets and……bespoke equestrian centres! Bali Equestrian Centre is everything I wasn’t expecting of the small Indonesian island. The enterprise of retail guru Melissa Lynton-Lobato and Aravina Estate winery owner Stephen Tobin has been running for just over a year. The two hectare complex consists of a 35m x 65m covered school,…[More]

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The Bundeschampionate 2013

December 11th, 2013 at 11:07 am

The Bundeschampionate – the German National Championships – is simply one of the world’s great equestrian experiences; it is a time to greet old friends, to chat and share a glass of wine… But most of all it is a chance to watch the most wonderful selection of horses that comes together anywhere in the…[More]

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Garrards Equine Veterinary Practice

August 13th, 2012 at 2:32 pm
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Roz’s pics from Day One of the Dressage…

August 3rd, 2012 at 10:48 am

Well Day One of the Dressage was a special day with some very impressive horses. At the end of the day Carl Hester finished first after half the field has competed scoring 77.720 on Uthopia ahead of fellow Brit, Laura Bechtolsheimer riding Mistral Hojris with Dorothee Schneider and Diva Royale in provisional third with some…[More]

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Sydney University questions Monty Roberts’ Technique as pony “Joins Up” with remote control car

July 12th, 2012 at 11:28 am

Sydney University has questioned the Monty Roberts’ Join Up technique, which relies on the trainer using movement and noise to drive the horse around the perimeter of the pen. The trainer gradually reduces their aggressive movements, after which the horse will eventually slow down and approach them. The researchers used remote control cars to mimic the…[More]

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Eventing Team Selected

July 4th, 2012 at 9:56 am

Australia’s Olympic Eventing Team has been finalised with the team announced as: Clayton Fredericks, Lucinda Fredericks, Andrew Hoy, Shane Rose and Christopher Burton. This same team was nominated last month but there were appeals against the selection that have since been dismissed. This will be the second Olympic team for husband and wife duo, Clayton…[More]

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