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What I look for in an eventing horse

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Michael Jung riding La Biosthetique - Sam FBW, a Baden-Wu¨rttemberger warmblood, at the 2010 WEG. © Kit Houghton / FEI

Michael Jung riding La Biosthetique - Sam FBW, a Baden-Wu¨rttemberger warmblood, at the 2010 WEG. Image: Kit Houghton / FEI

 

 

What I look for in an eventing horse

By Heath Ryan

There are plenty of good eventing prospects in Australia that can be purchased for a reasonable price when they are younger. The challenge is knowing what to look for.

"What to look for?" is deliberated on by Olympians who need to keep upgrading, so as to stay in contention for the next Olympics in four years’ time. "What to look for?" is deliberated on by professional event riders who have been very successful but are yet to perform well in a 4* or 5* three-day event. "What to look for?" is deliberated on by young superstars between 18 and 30 years of age who have done well as young riders but now need to step up in the senior classes. "What to look for?" is deliberated on by parents with a 14-year-old child who is so enthusiastic and showing super talent.

Here is my hit list of considerations...

Read the full article in the June 2020 issue of Equestrian Life magazine here.

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