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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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March Issue On Sale Now

February 28th, 2013 at 3:19 pm

  The March issue of The Horse Magazine is on sale now! On the cover are Sheridyn Ashwood and Prestige VDL at Boneo Park. Inside you’ll find these stories and more: Clayton Fredericks: The Next Step George Morris: Everything that is old is new again Who is Sheila Willcox? A Clinic with Marianne Lichtwark Boutique…[More]

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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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Day One of Saumur CCI3* in France – Olympic Selection Looming…

May 18th, 2012 at 10:33 am

Day One of the dressage at Saumur and you could be forgiven for thinking you were at Werribee Park or SIEC. Not only was there a large contingent of Aussie supporters, but the weather was like our autumn: sun, showers, sun. The grounds where the event is held are also similar to Werribee Park and…[More]

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EA Sport Achievement Award Winners

May 3rd, 2012 at 9:15 am

More than 200 guests gathered at ANZ Stadium in Sydney Olympic Park this week to recognise the sport’s highest achievers of the past 12 months. Former Equestrian greats and current heroes were on hand to celebrate Equestrian’s night of nights which also saw some of the sport’s all-time greats inducted into Equestrian Australia’s Hall of…[More]

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Jamie Kermond Heading Home

March 18th, 2012 at 11:19 pm

  Showjumper Jamie Kermond is returning home to Australia from the USA after a disappointing run in Florida at the Winter Equestrian Festival. Jamie headed over to Florida as a lead-up to the selection events in Europe. Sadly, due to health issues with the horse, Colthaga, Jamie has decided to return home with the horse,…[More]

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Bitless Riding… Why not just ride softly?

March 2nd, 2012 at 5:07 am

There’s been a lot of discussion lately in the dressage world about riding without a bit or spurs. Uta Graf, who placed third this week at the Neumünster World Cup meet is a great advocate of it, as seen below in a demonstration at the 2011 Bundeschampionate. Very clever, but is it so different to…[More]

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2011 Matthew Flinders Showjumping Challenge Charity Event

October 27th, 2011 at 5:23 am

The 2011 Matthew Flinders Showjumping Challenge was held this year as a charity event for the Sunshine Coast Children’s Therapy Centre. The Therapy centre aims to maximise the quality of life of children with disabilities and their families by providing specialised services in their local community. With the great support of sponsors the organising committee were able to…[More]

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