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Michelle and Amy Strapp – A showjumping clinic…

January 11th, 2017 at 4:24 pm Victoria can count itself twice lucky that the incredibly talented coach and trainer, Michelle Strapp, has now been joined by daughter, Amy – fresh from six years of working with some of the best in Europe… Story by Chris Hector … Continue reading Read Article

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Laura and Winsome take their first steps (and jumps) together: Part Two

January 4th, 2017 at 3:21 pm In part one, we met four year old Winsome and her new owner, fourteen year old Laura Rowe. After passing her vet check, Winsome moved straight to Michelle Strapp’s training barn for some initial schooling. It was a wonderful opportunity … Continue reading Read Article

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Julia Hargreaves takes a lesson with Vicki Roycroft

December 16th, 2016 at 2:23 pm  with guest star, Copabella Visage It was not so much a lesson, as every young rider’s fabulous dream. One day their parents go out and buy a new horse. A European bred jumping horse, selected by one of the world’s … Continue reading Read Article

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Summer Classic: Vicki Roycroft reports…

December 12th, 2016 at 4:38 pm Photos: Marcel Berens Four hectic days at SIEC for the Summer Classic Showjumping – we’ve come to expect that at this time of the year – but this year the weather was unusually extreme for the first two days, which … Continue reading Read Article

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Winnie finds a home… and a rider: Part One

at 4:09 pm When Laura Rowe and her mother, Anita came round to check out a four year old mare we had for sale - Winsome (conceived with frozen semen from the Weltmeyer son, Wenckstern and out of a lovely Thoroughbred mare, Cava Lass). Winnie is exquisite, but there is no denying that she is also petite - just like Laura. And the minute the fourteen-year-old got on her, it was obvious that they had clicked. Continue reading Read Article

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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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Emily Blinkworth takes a lesson with George Sanna

November 18th, 2016 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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