Thank You to our Stable Heroes!

Thank You to our Stable Heroes!

Nadia Aslam pays tribute to those behind-the-scenes stars who help to make our riding experiences so enjoyable... Many of us have a favourite rider, one we admire, and can’t help but watch with bated breath as they set foot into the competition arena. One we cheer on,...

3 Companies That Excel at Outfitting Equestrians of All Sizes

3 Companies That Excel at Outfitting Equestrians of All Sizes

Some things will always be consistent on the hunter/jumper circuit: fashion trends grab attention with innovative designs and intricate details, and life will throw a curveball to your plans.  Right now, a lot of trendy attire comes from Europe. Technical fabrics and...

The Madden Method – Grooming

The Madden Method – Grooming

Follow this link below to get some expert "Super Groom" tips on grooming! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MA4jVkIETKw&fbclid=IwAR1av3o3JDIkhWkpCkEaV8p3-lro-Vq0emKqgHrmwi2kMqueEuy4wBiS1pU

Walk: The Queen of Gaits

Walk: The Queen of Gaits

Colonel Christian Carde shares this classical approach to training the horse Within France’s rich equestrian tradition, the walk has always deserved to be called the “queen of gaits” because of the benefits that both horse and rider can derive from this gait. The...

6 Over 60

6 Over 60

As a birthday milestone looms on the horizon like a noose from a gnarled tree, I look around our world for inspiration. Is there life after 60 or should I waddle off to a world of sedentary observation? For most, the arc of riding skill descends as we begin to age,...

30 Tack Rooms That May Be Nicer Than Your House

30 Tack Rooms That May Be Nicer Than Your House

Tack rooms. It’s where we throw our piles of tack and stacked up saddle pads that need washing. There’s usually a barn cat or a corgi curled up by the window, and at least one pair of muddy boots by the door and a half-used tube of GastroGard sitting on a windowsill....

A Thrill Of A Big Class

A Thrill Of A Big Class

Caring for a horse in a big class at a horse show is an adrenaline rush. I live for it. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a class like the Platinum Performance USHJA International Hunter Derby Championships (Kentucky) or indoors or the $500,000 grand prix in...

Decoding trainer-speak

Decoding trainer-speak

Anyone who has learned a second language knows that it can be difficult to master. Analyzing and committing to memory all of the nuances, subtext and origins of some phrases and idioms can be mind-boggling. And it’s no different when learning to speak “Trainer”....

Nations Cup

Nations Cup

New Zealand’s jumping team has finished sixth in the hotly-contested CSIO5* 1.6m Nations’ Cup at Gijon in Spain. Chef d’equipe Bruce Goodin got the team off to a perfect start aboard Backatorps Danny V notching a stunning clear as the first rider out for the Kiwis and...

Northern Hawke’s Bay Area Star Spotters Scholarship Recipient

Northern Hawke’s Bay Area Star Spotters Scholarship Recipient

Show Jumping New Zealand and the Northern Hawke’s Bay (NHB) Area are thrilled to announce the NHB recipient of the ESNZ and NZPH Star Spotters Scholarship, Charlotte Halpin.  Charlotte has big dreams and a keen attitude. She recently attended the Mana Lodge Equestrian...

Women Mentoring Women

Women Mentoring Women

November passes and with it the flip of another calendar year for riders. Some move up in age groups, some move out of the junior ranks (the oft- dreaded “aging out” process), some are off to college and some to other adventures. For all of us in the horse show world,...

How to Stop Chasing Perfection to Become a More Successful Rider

How to Stop Chasing Perfection to Become a More Successful Rider

In this series, I’ve been digging deeper into the best ways to strategize our rides. When should we chase the clear - but maybe not so pretty - round, and when should we be aiming for a technically perfect trip? In the previous installment of this series, I explored...

The Lengths That Ginny Thompson Has Gone for Her 5* Dream

The Lengths That Ginny Thompson Has Gone for Her 5* Dream

How do you make the biggest decision of your life? When do you know that the moment is exactly right? What happens if you fail? New Zealand event rider Virginia “Ginny” Thompson has been through that agonizing thought process many times before. At the end of 2017, the...

Announcing our first Star Spotters Scholarship winner

Announcing our first Star Spotters Scholarship winner

Show Jumping New Zealand is thrilled to announce the South Canterbury North Otago Area recipient of the newly formed ESNZ and NZPH Star Spotters Scholarship. This is first of twenty Star Spotters scholarships to be awarded this season. Every area throughout New...

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