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010 AUSTRALIAN EVENTERS SHINE BRIGHT

Since my last column, we have had Australian riders in the CCI5* event at Pau (France, 24-27 October), at the Australian International 3-Day Event CCI5* (Adelaide, 15-17 November), and at Wallaby Hill CCI4*L (NSW, 29 November-1 December). All of these were Olympic qualifiers and all have produced results that have impacted on my Top 30.

 

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014 LONE JOERGENSEN GETS FAIR DINKUM

Former Danish Olympian Lone Joergensen has proudly become an Australian citizen, just in time to claim the 2019 Australian Grand Prix Championship title and become eligible for Australian national team selection.

 

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018 A GIANT LEAP FOR JUMPING

The champagne was flowing and the grins were as big as the cheques being handed out at the culmination of the inaugural Australian Jumping Teams League Series, as Australian Jumping entered a bold new era.

 

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022 LISA FORD’S IDYLLIC HIDEOUT

Lisa Ford had always dreamt of having a wonderful working equestrian barn and facility of her own, and with good luck, fair winds, patience and good management, her life long dream has come to fruition.

 

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027 HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR TEST RIDING

Judging dressage is a pleasure for me at all times, no matter the level - Preliminary to Grand Prix! As each new combination enters the arena, I look forward positively to what they will present. This issue, I will be looking at common areas where riders can improve their marks in preliminary to Elementary tests.

 

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030 LUCINDA GREEN TELLS IT LIKE IT IS

Eventing has changed immensely since its 1912 Olympic birth - and no doubt will continue to evolve. Eventing star Lucinda Green has been involved at the top level for more than four decades, and today’s sport is a different game to the one she grew up with.

 

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034 LATERAL WORK: THE HALF-PASS

With the shoulder-in and travers established, it’s time to move on to the final of the lateral exercises and the culmination of this work for the FEI classes - the half-pass.

 

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036 NORMANDY’S RICH EQUINE SPLENDOUR

Normandy is known for its stunning coastline of white-chalk cliffs, ancient cities and rich cultural heritage, but this beautiful region also offers a swath of attractions for the horse enthusiast.

 

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042 THEAULT RAISES THE BAR

France is renowned for its sense of style elegance and sophistication, setting global standards across industries from architecture and design, to fashion and cuisine. The French influence on the global equine industry is undeniable, and Australia has now welcomed one of France’s most revered brands to its shores - THEAULT.

 

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044 EV & HOY SHARE POSITIVE VISIONS

With Tokyo 2020 on the horizon, Australian eventer Andrew Hoy has his sights on an eighth Olympic Games. As the sun set on 2019, he travelled Down Under to spend time with the Australian equestrian community before knuckling down in his bid to gain ream selection.

 

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048 A BALANCED PARTNERSHIP

The equestrian game isn’t always easy, but having the right person by your side and a good team around helps immensely. For Hamish Cargill and Annabel Armstrong it’s about striking the right balance.

 

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054 WHY GARY LUNG LOVES HIS WORK

When Gary Lung first saw horses as a child in Port Moresby, he never dreamt of where this love would take him. The Queensland-based Grand Prix dressage rider has now built a life around the animals he adores.

 

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058 STRONG TO THE CORE

The core muscles of the body are the deep postural muscles that form our trunk. These strong muscles are active most of the time in keeping us upright, but are generally under involuntary or unconscious control.

 

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062 POLICING WITH STYLE

The Italians like doing everything in style, and the highly skilled mounted carabinieri are no exception. With roots going back to the royal carabinieri of last century, the 4th Carabinieri Mounted Regiment also fulfills a modern role.

 

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068 FIRST NATIONAL SAFETY SUMMIT

Pony Club Australia has assembled a formidable panel of experts in rider safety and risk management to headline its inaugural National Safety Conference for Horse Sports in 2020.

 

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070 KEEP YOUR COOL

With summer in full swing for most parts of Australia there’s still a while to go until the days start to cool down. In the latest issue, Emily Hughes has kindly shared some hot tips (pardon the pun) on how different grooms around Australia and New Zealand keep their horses cool, hydrated and happy.

 

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072 HEATH & BATES SADDLES…A LOYAL ALLIANCE

The Boxing Day Test and the MCG…Peter Brock and Holden…a pie and sauce…toast and Vegemite - some Australian icons naturally belong together and become inseparable. So it is with Heath Ryan and Bates Saddles.

 

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074 GREG MICKAN’S EYE FOR DEATIL

When attending major show horse events such as the Australasian Show Horse & Rider Championships, immaculately presented competitions grace the arena in effortless style. Behind the scenes, a lot goes into creating that perfect picture - just ask renowned show rider Greg Mickan.

 

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076 TRANS TASMAN SHOWDOWN

An aspiration to represent your country is held by many equestrians throughout Australia. Four Australian riders were selected to fulfil this ambition for the 2019 Trans-Tasman Endurance Competition.

 

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080 GET TO KNOW YOUR OTT THOROUGHBRED

Many retired racehorses make ideal riding companions and go on to successful equestrian careers. Jade Willis shares some special training insights she has gained in her own career retraining these wonderful thoroughbreds.

 

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082 WHAT TO DO IF THE FIRE COMES

The hot weather brings the threat of bushfires, and with it the risk of horses being burnt, or worse, killed. Having seen the devastation fire causes on humans and livestock, I would never want to deal with them again. Here’s what we can do.

 

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086 NATHAN CHASES HIS DREAM

Nathan Harvey began riding at six years old with Riding for the Disabled. Today, the 32-year-old is a World Games dual gold medalist and Brisbane Logan City Sportsperson of the year.

 

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090 MAD ABOUT MADI

Made Sinderberry is a name amongst the showjumping fraternity that pricks ears as the one to watch out for, as she seems to have been branded with that winner’s “W” on her forehead from a young age.

 

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096 VIETNAMESE ICE LEMON TEA

Growing up in the tropics of Papua New Guinea, training in Southern California and now living in Queensland, Mitavite ambassador Gary Lung has learned what it takes to quench a thirst!

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