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When Horse Riders and Cyclists Collide!

Written by Thursday, 28 June 2018 09:05
Many of us in the British equestrian community have been left appalled by footage caught on a helmet cam of a group of cyclists whizzing past a horse and rider, showing so little regard for their safety that one cyclist even undercuts them, hitting the horse, and catching the riders stirrup on their handlebar. This caused the normally bombproof horse…

'Time's up' for tight nosebands!

Written by Tuesday, 19 June 2018 14:12
As a result of research the Danish Riding Federation have set a limit for noseband tightness in competition which is a start but why is change taking so long and is it enough?  The study conducted in 2014/15 examined over three thousand Danish horses after they had performed in dressage, show jumping, eventing and endurance competition and found that almost…
"Without the horse, I'm nothing in my job," English based New Zealand eventer, Andrew Nicholson was named an Officer of the NZ Order of Merit on Monday. Representing New Zealand for more than 30 years, Nicholson at 56, has fashioned a body of work that any of his peers would die for, including seven Olympics Games over 28 years, three Olympic…
It's amazing how many saddles your bottom may have to kiss before you find the perfect match for you and your horse. Which is why it still surprises me that there are still riders who set their heart on a particular saddle as 'the one' they must have because it's either fashionable or because their favourite rider has one .…

Overheard at Competitions

Written by Wednesday, 23 May 2018 11:31
On the very wettest of days "This place is a shit-ing shithole" - Overheard from a frustrated and rather wet trainer who proceeded to stamp through knee deep puddles, in a manner similar to a pissed off toddler! On the long days "The only thing I like about this place is that this is second time I've pressed E3 and it's…
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