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012 OLYMPIC SELECTORS FACE TOUGH CALLS

Heath Ryan revisits his current top 30 Aussie eventers in the hunt for Tokyo selection, and also casts his eye over the dressage hopefuls.

 

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016 DANIELLA’S SKILLS PUT ON THE BLOCK

Headhunted to ride some of the world’s most valuable young dressage horses in front of the most discerning buyers at the PSI auction in Germany, Daniella Dierks rose to the occasion.

 

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020 TEAM MULAWA LEADS THE WAY

In the equestrian world, “teamwork makes the dream work” is a phrase that rings true. For the team at Mulawa Performance, that dream is certainly coming to fruition. Their story revolves around an unequivocal love of horses; it’s about passion, dedication and embracing opportunities to learn and grow.

 

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027 WILLIAM FOX-PITT & THE CLEVER HORSE

The decision to fence-sit at a William Fox-Pitt's clinic was an easy one for Katherine Jamison: six-time Burghley winner, four-time world No. 1 eventer — and did she mention he’s tall, handsome and well-educated?

 

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030 INSIDE LYNDAL & PATRIK’S ‘EULENHOF’

When two Olympians from different continents merge their talents and ambitions, you would expect nothing less than a fabulous property to match their passions.

 

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038 LYNDAL OATLEY’S FUTURE STARS

After some time away from the competition arena, Aussie Lyndal Oatley has plans to return this year — with a very exciting stable of horses.

 

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040 LANGBECKERS LOVE A BET EACH WAY
 
A love of horses often runs in the family – and it’s no different for the Langbeckers. With half the family dedicated to racing and the other half enamoured by the thrill of elite-level showjumping, horses are truly the centre of their world.

 

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046 VICTORIA DAVIES’ DUAL LOVE AFFAIR

Victoria Davies always had a passion for Lusitano and PRE horses. The NSW-based FEI Para Dressage rider won her first ribbon as a toddler on a 16-hand PRE partbred. Three decades later, she’s in contention for the Tokyo Paralympics aboard a Lusitano and a PRE horse.

 

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052 GROUNDWORK FOR THOROUGHBREDS

Retraining racehorses is a fairly specialised skill set. It requires great horse knowledge, patience, dedication and an understanding of many diverse horse personalities. Racing Victoria Acknowledged Off The Track Retrainer Lyn Shand talks about the importance of groundwork.

 

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056 KINGSLEY VISITS A COWBOY

No matter your discipline, it’s always helpful to be open-minded. Dressage rider Kerry Mack and her young KWPN stallion Kingsley put this into practice at a recent clinic with reining expert Warwick Schiller.

 

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058 FLYING CHANGES WITH BRETT PARBERY

Flying changes are usually the most significant hurdle for riders wanting to progress through the levels, but with the right preparation, an open mind and patience, it’s easier than you think.

 

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061 LUCINDA LAYS DOWN THE LORE

Lucinda Green is in high demand as a clinician the world over, and it’s easy to see why. Her annual trip to Australia attracts new and repeat students who feel honoured to learn from arguably the most successful rider the sport has ever produced.

 

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065 WHO’S WHO IN THE TOKYO STAKES

Given that 22 top para riders have just completed the final Australian Team qualifying event for Tokyo at the Boneo Classic, it’s time to see where they sit in the lead up to the 2020 Paralympics. Emma Booth reports.

 

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069 AN EXPAT MAKES INROADS ABROAD

Living and riding in Europe for more than nine years hasn’t stopped Aussie dressage rider Simone Pearce from inspiring those back home with her success on the international stage.

 

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072 STANDARDBREDS GET SHOWY

Level-headed and robust, retrained harness racing horses are turning heads as they turn a hoof to a huge range of equestrian pursuits with growing success.

 

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078 TRAIN YOUR HORSE FOR LONGEVITY

Every horse is individual and needs individual training and management programs, but as Roger Fitzhardinge explains, it is of the utmost importance to start with a sound horse that has good conformation and an ability to do the job you require.

 

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082 REHAB FOR THE SEVERELY UNDERWEIGHT HORSE
 
The sight of an emaciated horse is distressing for horse lovers and the general public alike. Despite Australia being a First World country of relative wealth, malnourished and emaciated horses can still be found, with events such as droughts, fires and floods exacerbating the issue.

 

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084 THERE’S A NEW MARE IN TOWN

There were many standout performances at the Barastoc Horse of the Year show, but one horse in particular really caught the eye: Georgie Kellock’s mare Total Fashionista.

 

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086 SUBCUTANEOUS EMPHYSEMA

Subcutaneous emphysema, or SE, is an unusual condition that many readers will not have come across — however, once seen or felt it is seldom forgotten. Dr Maxine Brain reports.

 

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088 NO PONY? NO PROBLEM!

Historically, one needed a horse to experience Pony Club. Pony Club Australia is now moving with the times through a new national program to open up the experience to more people through accredited riding centres.

 

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091 EQ LIFE WELCOMES CLIPMYHORSE.TV
 
ClipMyHorse.TV is fast becoming the leading platform for online equestrian sports TV worldwide. This year, ClipMyHorse.TV will broadcast over 850 competitions and breeding events, producing more than 25,000 hours of live coverage for millions of viewers worldwide – not least you at home.

 

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092 THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME

We had heard the stories, watched the videos and studied international events closely over the years here at Equestrian Life. Mid-last year, the legendary European equestrian scene came to life; no longer behind a screen or in the pages of a magazine, but right before our very eyes!

 

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094 STAYING BALANCED

For many of us living a busy and bustling life, it can be challenging juggling both a working and private life while also having commitments to a horse or two. Groom Em Hughes provides her tips on how to balance it all.

 

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096 MY FAVOURITE DISH WITH DAVID CAMERON

Showjumping star David Cameron is a crowd favourite at competitions — however when the time came to cook a meal for the Readleaf Lodge team, he wasn’t quite sure this popularity would last. Fortunately, a friend came to the rescue.

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