Tag Archives: Showjumping

Working on Winnie’s Jump: Part Three

February 16th, 2017 at 4:50 pm In part two, we concentrated on a ‘getting to know you’ session for Winsome and her young rider, Laura Rowe. This time it’s Winnie’s turn in the spotlight, as a trainer, Michelle Strapp refines her showjumping technique. As explained in the … Continue reading Read Article

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Bates Showjumping Leaderboard: Final Standings

February 7th, 2017 at 4:23 pm Top of the Bates World Cup Leaderboard for 2016/17, Clint Beresford, and Emmaville Jitterbug, leading horse take out the David Asimus Golden Grand Award... Continue reading Read Article

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At home with Nick Skelton

February 3rd, 2017 at 12:28 pm There have been lots of interviews with Nick Skelton since the Games - none so revealing and in tune as this interview with equestrian journalist, and old friend, Bernadette Hewitt... Continue reading Read Article

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A Princess Nathalie Clinic…

January 30th, 2017 at 4:17 pm When young Showjumping rider, Megan Joyce lined up for her lesson with dressage trainer, and international top ten competitor, Princess Nathalie zu Wittgenstein, who better to send to record the interaction, than top showjumping coach, Michelle Strapp... Continue reading Read Article

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Working with a new combination – Winnie takes another step

January 25th, 2017 at 3:29 pm Our favourite young horse, Winsome has just come back into work after some time off. She is back with 14-year-old Laura Rowe in the saddle, and coach Michelle Strapp on the ground… Words by Chris Hector and photos by Roz … Continue reading Read Article

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Anne Kursinski talks about showjumping for eventers…

at 9:32 am Anne Kursinski is one of the incredibly successful, effective, and stylish American Showjumping riders. Here she talks about the development of the style that has seen the US dominate the world… Over the past twenty-five years, under the guidance of … Continue reading Read Article

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Jessie Fleming takes a lesson with Matt Ryan

January 24th, 2017 at 10:46 am The year 2000 was when Matt Ryan collected his second Olympic team gold medal, to go with the individual and team medals he had won at Barcelona in 1994. When Matt visited the THM office in Pakenham Upper, it seemed … Continue reading Read Article

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Top of the Bates World Cup leaderboard!

January 23rd, 2017 at 2:02 pm Clint Beresford has now officially taken out the World Cup Qualifier Series for 2016/17, and finishes the year on the top of the Bates World Cup Leaderboard. His ride, Emmaville Jitterbug is also the Bates Golden Grand leading horse for … Continue reading Read Article

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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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