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Equestrian Life Issue 51 November/December is out now!

 

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008 HOLY SMOKE! WHO’S ROCKING THE RANKS?

Things are really starting to hot up as the Australian three-day event riders start making serious effort for Tokyo 2020 selection. The top 30 riders are now seriously changing and the scores being posted are really attacking the top end of the Top 30 rankings.

 

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014 MAREE POLISHES A NEW DIAMOND

When Maree Tomkinson speaks about her Grand Prix mare DMJ Donna Elena, the admiration and love in her voice is evident. This is a horse she really believes in, and has done so since she first laid eyes on her.
 


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018 THE TINNEYS IN TOP SHAPE

With the 2019 Australian International Three-Day Event just around the corner, what better time to feature one of eventing’s true Equestrian Families - the Tinneys. With four horses in tow this year, Stuart, Karen and Gemma are looking forward to their annual trip to Adelaide.


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024 TOM MCDERMOTT, DEVOTED TO HIS GAME

The most promising young showjumping rider in Australia, Tom McDermott, is also the most successful - and it’s no accident. At just 26, his dedication to the sport it second to none.

 

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028 RIDING TO THE RESCUE

When horses come together with people fuelled by passion and vision, great things happen. Thanks to the innovative Equine Pathways Australia program, great things really are happening for para equestrian riders.


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034 WAGNERS ON A WHIRL

If a power couple is defined as “consisting of two people who are each influential or successful in their own right”, the partnership of Peter and Caroline Wagner truly embodies that - and it has stood the test of time.


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038 INGRID KLIMKE, TWICE THE FLAIR

In the equestrian world, it’s incredibly difficult to reach the top of your chosen discipline. However, current European Champion Ingrid Klimke hasn’t just reached the top ranks of eventing - she’s also making big impressions in the dressage arena.

 

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040 YOGA TAKES HP RIDERS HIGHER

Yoga is not all about standing upside down or contorting one’s limbs into knots - for dressage riders it’s about mindfulness and it’s proving to be effective!

 

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044 ST TROPEZ CHIC

The Global Champions Tour is known for its incredible locations, each one more prestigious than the last. Its new jewel-in-the-crown breathtaking venue is the sophisticated French Riviera location, Ramatuelle at St Tropez.

 

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048 TRUE-BLUE BOYD

Boyd Exell has never forgotten his roots and, despite being the king of carriage driving at the high end of the elite sport in Europe, he loves to play a humble role in fostering driving in Australia.


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052 THE BEAUTY OF TRAVERS

In the previous issue of Equestrian Life, Roger Fitzhardinge looked at riding the shoulder-in as part of his ongoing series on training lateral work. In the latest issue, Roger looks at another movement that’s introduced at Elementary level - travers.


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057 HOT PRODUCTS FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON

As the Festive Season draws closer, we present a selection of premium gift ideas, hot new products, and summer essentials for the horse, the rider, and the home.


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064 THE SHAHZADA TESTS THE BEST

The culmination of stamina, hard work, determination and grit manifest once a year in The Shahzada, an annual event that is the precipice of endurance riding in Australia.


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069 DOMINIC DOES IT HIS WAY

The green fields of Burghley are a far cry from the red plains of outback Queensland, however, Aussie eventer Dominic Schramm looked very at home as he piloted the talented Bolytair B around one of the world’s most prestigious events.


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072 SIMON TAINSH KEEPS ON PUNCHIN’

Victorian event rider Simon Tainsh has had a number of four-star horses in the past, however, that rare five-star competitor has eluded him to date. Now, thanks to a talented off-the-track thoroughbred, he may just see his dreams come true.


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076 PONY CLUB SHAKES UP SYLLABUS

Pony Club Australia is undergoing one of the biggest changes in its 80-year history, with the introduction of a new syllabus that will emphasise equine welfare and equitation science from the ground up.


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078 SCHOLARSHIP HITS THE MARK

From learning with leading eventers in Victoria and immersing himself in thoroughbred stud work in New Zealand, the Marcus Oldham College’s work placement program has really opened doors for this lucky scholarship winner.


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080 THE CORE OF THINGS

Have you ever thought about how similar horses are to humans? Did you know that our skeleton and muscle system is very similar to a horse’s?


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084 THE SCIENCE BEHIND SUPPLEMENTS

Nutritional formulas and supplements are increasingly popular in the equine industry, especially for joint health and digestive function, both of which can improve the overall health and performance of a competitive equine athlete.


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086 UNRAVELLING CUSHING’S DISEASE

Continuing from Dr Maxine Brain’s article in the previous issue of Equestrian Life magazine, Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction (PPID) - formerly known as Cushing’s disease - is the second of the major endocrine diseases that is associated with laminitis in the horse.


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090 THE WILD PONIES OF CHINCOTEAGUE

The iconic Mustang is the USA’s pin-up horse and the first image that comes to mind when you think of wild horses in North America - however, there is another population of wild horses that have a long and colourful history!

 

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096 STUART TINNEY’S MASSAMAN BEEF CURRY

Stuart, Karen and Gemma Tinney spend many a weekend away at events around the country. As such, they have the horse truck cooking down pat. The key? Cook it at home and bring it along to warm it up later!
 

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