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008 THE TOP 30 3DE RIDERS

The Tokyo Olympics start on 25 July 2020. In the latest issue, Heath Ryan combines a list of 30 Australian eventers that he believes are in the front-running for selection in the Three-Day Event discipline heading towards Tokyo 2020. Things will change, but maybe not by much.

 

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012 TOR VAN DEN BERGE, DRIVEN TO SUCCEED

Tor Van Den Berge is quite an extraordinary horseman and equestrian "divo"! He absolutely has horses and equestrian endeavours running through his veins - from his genetics, upbringing and life's journey that has been fortunate, inspired and orchestrated. 
 


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016 RAJAH'S RETURN

When Abbie O'Brien and Rajah's Rave rode down that final centreline of their Inter I Freestyle test at the Sydney CDI, spectators and judges alike locked in scores that many could only dream of. For Abbie, having a sound and happy horse was the biggest reward of all.


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020 STUART TINNEY DOMINATES MI3DE

The 2019 Furphy Media Melbourne International Three-Day Event was exciting for many reasons - in particular because a number of relatively new combinations consolidated themselves at the top level, setting the scene for some exciting competition later in the year as we head towards Tokyo.

 

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024 FAMILY SKILLS COME WITH THE TERRITORY

Boasting three generations of international Pony Club competitors, the Davidges in the Northern Territory are an example of how involvement with Pony Club can spur a successful life with horses.


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028 GEORGE PULLS NO PUNCHES

Legendary American show jumper George Morris is as famous for his tell-it-like-it-is observations as he is for his lifetime of equestrian achievements, as participants quickly discovered at his Victorian teaching clinic.


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030 TO CUT TO THE CHASE

When working with cattle, particular horses show an instinctual interest and caution toward each beast: these are the traits of a cutting horse. Intelligent animals with an ability to anticipate a cow's movement, cutting horses on the open range became the cowboy's most sought-after tool when moving and separating cattle.

 

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034 UNIVSERSITY OF YOUR DREAMS

If you've ever dreamed of taking your horse to school, Charles Sturt University's Wagga Wagga campus provides equine enthusiasts with the opportunity to not only study equine science - but to also bring your four-legged friend along!

 

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038 CASSIE & ROB PALM

Cassie and Rob Palm are both elite eventers who also run Regulator Thoroughbred and Performance Horses, where they break in, pre-train and re-educate horses...as well as raise two young children.

 

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042 THE ROAD TO THE FUTURITY

The NCHA Cutting Futurity is the largest and richest indoor sporting horse event in the southern hemisphere. As we take a closer look, it's easy to see what all the fuss is about.


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046 OUTBACK MAGIC

The Outback is as special for its characters - be they human, equine or canine - as it is for its bewitching landscapes. Katherine is in the heart of the attractions, and Tom Curtain is at the heart of the action.


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052 CHARLOTTE FLOOD'S COLLUSION COURSE

Twelve-year-old bay gelding Collude might not have excelled during his 17 starts on the racetrack, but he is now flourishing as an eventer with his young rider Charlotte Flood.


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054 LESSON FROM A TIME CAPSULE

Tony Uytendaal takes us back in time again, revisiting the second part of his original translation of the works of the legendary commander of the Royal Hungarian Spanish Riding School.


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060 BILLY RAYMONT'S WORLD CUP PLOT

The peaceful surrounds of the Sunshine Coast hinterland are a far cry from the bright lights of Las Vegas, however, after a taste of international competition last year, Billy Raymont is determined to fulfil a 15-year dream.


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062 THINKING LATERALLY

Whatever the discipline - from campdrafting to dressage to polo or pleasure riding - having your horse obedient to moving away from your leg is of the utmost importance in improving control. Here is Roger Fitzhardinge's approach to riding lateral work and where to begin (part 1).


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066 A SAFER WAY TO RESCUE HORSES

If you have been around horses for a long time, you will have seen some awful accidents. Fortunately, the worldwide trend to develop Large Animal Rescue teams has produced impressive results, and is now spreading to Australia. 


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070 MEET EMMA'S NEW CHARGE

A handsome grey with a cheeky personality and phenomenal walk has entered Emma Booth’s life. We find out a little more about the horse that will have big shoes to fill after Zidane retires.


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072 FRIESIANS IN THE FRAME

Brian Musson’s work with horses began by chance when his love of photography drew his camera to a herd of stunning black horses across a fence near his hometown of Brantford, Ontario.


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078 PETE COMISKEY, BUCKLE MASTER

When Pete Comiskey won the inaugural Willinga Park World Championship Gold Buckle Campdraft last year, it was an outstanding achievement…more so considering his two winning rides are the same dam!


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080 OUT OF THE COMFORT ZONE

While Europe has always been a popular choice for Australians looking to pursue international dressage careers, the USA is fast becoming a popular alternative.


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082 KEEVAH WINS SCHOLARSHIP

Shortly after the announcement of the Groom’s Scholarship Program in the March-April issue of Equestrian Life, we had an influx of applications from all over the country and a positive response overall from the equestrian community.


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084 STIFLE LOCKING

Stifle lock or upward fixation of the patella is a commonly occurring condition that has been diagnosed and dealt with in the equine population for hundreds of years. Here, we take a more detailed look into the locking stifle.


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088 7 TIPS FOR WINTER FEEDING

Feeding your horse during the winter months can be tricky - not only are we often stuck in the dark at the end of the day mixing feeds, but the cold weather and depleted pastures can give rise to a whole host of issues. Here are some basic tips to keep in mind when feeding horses over winter.



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090 YOUNG DRESSAGE ASSOCIATION

The Donges Supa IGA Young Dressage Association Championships were again held at the picturesque grounds at Bendick Murrell, over the Blue Mountains 350km west of Sydney



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092 WHY IS MY HORSE HYPERACTIVE?

As horse riders, we have all experienced unwanted hyperactive behaviour from our horses at some stage in our riding careers. Identifying the cause is the first step to calming your horse down.



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096 MY FAVOURITE DISH WITH BILLY RAYMONT

Australian show jumper, Billy Raymont shares his top secrets for the perfect pork loin roast!


 

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