Tag Archives: Breeding

Breeding Values – something old but something is VERY NEW

January 30th, 2017 at 9:08 am Christopher Hector tries to make sense of the new breeding values... Continue reading Read Article

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French Eventing: Part Two – The Anglo-Arab

January 7th, 2017 at 10:20 am It is something of a tragedy, that right at the time eventing riders are discovering that a good dollop of French Anglo blood is just the thing to produce an international eventer - the breed is in danger of disappearing! Continue reading Read Article

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Kalman de Jurenak and the horses of Hannover

January 3rd, 2017 at 4:00 pm Kalman de Jurenak was one of a number of very talented instructors who came to Australia from Europe at the end of WW2, for a while he was assistant national coach, before he returned to Germany to take charge of … Continue reading Read Article

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French Eventing – What made France great? Part One: The Breeders

December 6th, 2016 at 4:34 pm The French Eventing Team won the Gold Medal in Rio in spectacular style. A tough, coordinated team effort that kept pushing right to the line, right to the showjumping where they snatched a gold medal, and their number one rider, Astier Nicolas took home silver on Piaf de B’Neville. How has the French team ridden to the top? Our horses, is usually, the reply, our French horses are so good... and there are also so many of them. Continue reading Read Article

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Conformation and the Sport Horse

November 7th, 2016 at 4:18 pm Most people who have been around horses for any period of time tend to share a vision of what ‘good’ conformation should be. My question is - given that so many jumping and dressage horses, even eventers, can be hugely successful even with ‘bad’ conformation, how useful is conformation as a guide to later success? Continue reading Read Article

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Who’s who in the dressage classes at the Bundeschampionate?

October 5th, 2016 at 9:42 am Christopher Hector analyses the breeding at the Bundeschampionate... Continue reading Read Article

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Breeding insights with Arnaud Evain

September 28th, 2016 at 3:06 pm It is a stimulating experience every time I catch up with the French breeding expert, Arnaud Evain. Each time he seems to have a new project and a head full of new insights into the business of breeding jumping horses. I’m lucky, Arnaud’s daughter and grand-children live in my home city of Melbourne, and that makes him a regular visit.. Continue reading Read Article

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Breeding at Rio: Updated

September 23rd, 2016 at 10:13 am Christopher Hector analyses the breeding at Rio... Continue reading Read Article

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Who’s going to Rio? The Breeders: Margareta Algotsson

July 27th, 2016 at 10:14 am There can be little doubt that Margareta Algotsson has been the most successful breeder of Olympic Eventing horses, EVER! Continue reading Read Article

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Has dressage breeding ‘gone wrong’?

June 20th, 2016 at 9:34 am Chris Hector discusses in which the way of dressage breeding may be heading... Continue reading Read Article

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