Articles tagged as : Showjumping

Aussies in Barcelona

October 1st, 2014 at 2:24 pm

Australia’s WEG team will once again get together to compete in the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final in Barcelona. Amy Graham, Julia Hargreaves, Jamie Kermond, James Paterson-Robinson and Edwina Tops-Alexander are all nominated: Based on the Longines Rankings, eighteen nations, 90 riders and 180 horses are confirmed. The Brazil and Venezuela teams will attend representing South…[More]

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Relaxing the Racehorse

September 29th, 2014 at 4:42 pm

Jumping trainer and all-round horse person, Colleen Brook helps her daughter Lizzie Koob, as she accustoms Illumination to his new life off-the-track… Illumination is by Encosta de Lago, from a mare with Biscay and In the Purple bloodlines. He is six years old and about 16 hands.   Colleen says he has been a delight…[More]

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What Causes Lameness in Showjumpers?

September 23rd, 2014 at 3:12 pm

Our two veterinary experts, Dr Robin J.W. Bell and Professor Leo Jeffcott (University Veterinary Teaching Hospital Camden and University of Sydney) look at the common problems that showjumpers develop – how to identify them – and how to treat them…   Showjumpers – The TEST Showjumping is a serious athletic test for both the horse…[More]

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Who will it be???

September 7th, 2014 at 8:07 pm

Four experienced riders, four top horses, four different nations – who will be crowned the 2014 World Showjumping Champion tonight? Here are some facts to get you in the mood: France has taken the title once before when Eric Navet and Quito de Baussy came out on top at the very first WEG in Stockholm,…[More]

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It’s not over yet – The Jumping Results from Day 2

September 4th, 2014 at 12:17 pm

The Netherlands now head the team standings while French star, Patrice Delaveau, heads the individual leaderboard after the first round of the Team Jumping competition at the WEG last night. On day two of the Jumping Frederic Cottier’s exquisite course design again played a significant role. From a start-list of 144 horse-and-rider combinations only 20…[More]

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Dr Thomas Nissen: The Holstein Future

August 6th, 2014 at 10:51 am

An interview with Christopher Hector Dr Thomas Nissen became the breeding director of the Holsteiner Association in 1989. He joined the Holsteiner Association in 1988  after completing his Agriculture degree at Kiel – the appointment was a logical next step since his thesis topic was The mare performance test and fertility of the Holsteiner horse….[More]

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A Tribute to Contender

January 17th, 2014 at 1:53 pm

With the recent news of the stallion legend Contender passing away at the ripe old age of 30, we found it fitting to report on his great success at stud. Born in 1984, died in 2014. 171cm. Brown Breeder – Niko Detlef, Westfehmarn Contender is proving to be the most influential son of Calypso II….[More]

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Michel Robert: The Secrets and Method of a Great Champion

October 31st, 2013 at 4:00 pm

A very moving moment that is not to be missed: The goodbyes to showjumping legend Michel Robert on Sunday, 3 November at Equita`Lyon, just before the Longines Grand Prix. At the age of 65, the most frequent French medalist shows an exceptional longevity in show jumping. In 2008, he won the final of the Top…[More]

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fancy! it’s FLORIDA

April 5th, 2013 at 7:50 am

Roz Neave is on a photographic tour of the showjumping action in Florida

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Michelle Strapp – Educating Young Riders Part 2

February 20th, 2013 at 10:48 am

When you see good teaching, really good instruction, you realise that it is both very simple and very subtle. Michelle Strapp is an exceptional trainer, with a string of successful students to prove it. In part two of our series with Michelle we join her training Jacob Wells…

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