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Equestrian Life Issue 47 March/April is out now!

 

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008 RYAN’S RAVE

At the forthcoming Sydney CDI 1- 4 May 2019, 10 of the top 20 Australian combinations from last year are no longer, and the horses have either since been sold or the partnership between the owner and the rider have parted company.

 

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012 50 YEARS OF BRILLIANCE AT BARASTOC

 Barastoc Horse Of The Year has celebrated its 50th anniversary at Werribee Park Equestrian Centre. ‘The Greatest Show on Turf’ featured not only the state’s top show horse and riders - but the same sponsor since its inception in 1970!

 

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018 LONGINES MASTERS ROCKS HONG KONG

The Longines Masters Series rolled into Hong Kong in February, and with it came Asia Horse Week. Dubbed “the Asian Equestrian rendezvous”, it featured not only elite showjumping, but also spectacular shows, food, music, art and fashion.

 

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024 SYLVIA MCLACHLAN LEADS THE CLAN

For Sylvia McLachlan and her four sons - Gillion, Hamish, Banjo and will - horses have always been in their lives. From mustering cattle and pony club camps, to eventing, showing, dressage and polo, the McLachlans have done it all.

 

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028 LANDMARK SETS THE BENCHMARK

More than a campdraft or a horse sale, Tamworth’s annual Landmark Classic brings Australia’s burgeoning campdrafting community together to celebrate their unique skills and the horses they breed.

 

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032 CLASSIC SALE TOPS $7M

The 12th Landmark Classic Sale held from 7-10 February broke the record for a working horse sale, with lot 262, Yaven Smooth Spin, a two-year-old filly, selling for $230,000. Against all odds, the 2019 Landmark Classic Sale averaged $14,775.32 per head, grossed $7,033,000 and saw 474 lots sell for an 81.87% clearance.

 

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034 HATS OFF TO TAMWORTH

The Australian Equine and Livestock Events Centre has marked 10 years since it opened. To celebrate, we take you on a tour of the world-class facility, reflect on the past 10 years and look at Tamworth Regional Council’s future plans for the equine hub.

 

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038 ROZZIE RYAN'S BOOMERANG TRICK

Half a dozen times Heath and Rozzie Ryan sold Jarrah R, and half a dozen times he was returned to sender for temperamental reasons. With an innate belief in his abilities and Rozzie’s nous, Jarrah R is now fulfilling his potential.

 

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042 AARON HADLOW & VAHLINVADER

If you’re in need of inspiration, look no further than showjumper Aaron Hadlow. Our 2018-19 World Cup series winner did it with a horse he’s taken from cross rails to elite level, all while working a full-time job.

 

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046 GREEN, GOLD & BLUES

After losing two people close to her, Jodie Morton quit her job and went on an epic solo ride up the Bicentennial National Trail to raise awareness of mental health - and it’s working.

 

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052 BRETT & ANDREA, THE FULL PACKAGE

Brett Davey and Andrea Bank first met at a competition as teenagers from opposing sides of the Tasman. Today, this ambitious couple manage a boutique stud, ride and compete, and also run their equestrian retail business, Flaneur Equine.

 

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056 ADINA POLOCROSSE WORLD CUP

The world’s best polocrosse players will descend on Queensland for the Adina Polocrosse World Cup this year. Held every four years, the 2019 edition is expected to be the largest international sporting event ever held in rural Australia.

 

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060 BRETT'S 2-MINUTE POSITION CHECK

Rider position is one of the most important things in dressage because it allows you to balance your horse properly, and deliver the aids needed to give the right instructions to your horse. Here is my “two-minute top-to-toe position check”.

 

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062 GO-GETTER DARCY WADE

Pony Club is where it all begins for many of Australia’s top riders. For Gippsland teenager Darcy Wade, it’s the vehicle that’s driven his leap not only to EA showjumping, but also into the multi-skilled events of Pentathlon and Tetrathlon.

 

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066 YOUNG RIDERS STEP UP

Across the country, youth dressage events are alive and well, giving young riders great experience at EA and FEI level while also building camaraderie with others of their own age and level of experience.

 

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070 BORN-AGAIN 'HILLY' A HERO

Olympic bronze medallist Denis Pigott has seen many good horses over the course of his equestrian career, however, none have had the same impact on his life as his Montreal Olympic Games partner, the great Hillstead.

 

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072 BONEO BRINGS OUT THE BEST

Now in its fifth year, the Boneo Classic sees some of Australia's top horse and rider combinations compete over three days on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula. This year's event didn't disappoint, with two familiar faces triumphing in both the World Cup Jumping and Dressage.

 

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074 DEVELOPING COLLECTION

With any dressage horse there is a never-ending search to create collection. This search begins from the day they are broken in and will continue throughout their career.

 

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078 TRUE TO MY DREAM

I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t thinking or talking horses. Ever since I could speak and stand on my own two feet, I was hell-bent on the idea of owning a pony.

 

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080 HOW TO FOCUS A HORSE ON YOU

Horses are by nature very observant creatures. As prey animals, they are vigilant and alert to possible danger. They notice small changes around them. They can be sensitive to what they see and sensitive to sounds.

 

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084 GASTRIC ULCERS: THE INSIDE STORY

Gastric ulcers in horses are a common problem, particularly with performance horses that are exercised frequently and housed indoors. Let’s take an in-depth look into their causes, and the remedies and preventions that can be effective.

 

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088 BACK PAIN IN HORSES

Identifying the source of back pain in horses and treating it can be just as elusive and mysterious as it is with humans. Science, however, is on the case and starting to provide the answers.

 

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090 HOW OFTEN TO FEED?

Why is feeding frequency important in horse management? The evolution of a horse’s workload has changed, and with it, feeding requirements have become more tailored.

 

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092 TEAM PENNING ROPES THEM IN

Team penning, or ranch sorting, is a competitive, fast-paced sport that's sweeping the country! The two-teamed competition sport has quickly made big impressions throughout Australia, with many new clubs forming as a result.

 

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096 EASY AS TUNA PIE!

“It’s so simple and has been a favourite with my boys and grandchildren forever!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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