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...

Invitation to Compete at 2019 Australian Interschool Championships

Invitation to Compete at 2019 Australian Interschool Championships

Expressions of Interest are now open for the jumping team, details below: Event: Marcus Oldham Australian National Interschool ChampionshipsDates: Saturday 28th September – Wednesday 2nd October 2019 Riders/Team: 4 x secondary school aged riders Class: Two consecutive...

Kiwis Fly at Olympic Qualifier

Kiwis Fly at Olympic Qualifier

New Zealand showjumpers have qualified a team for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games after a hard-fought victory at the FEI Group G Qualifier in Valkenswaard, The Netherlands. The only clear rounds inside the time allowed over the two rounds came from Kiwi riders Tom Tarver...

Good Grooming Tips from the Pros

Good Grooming Tips from the Pros

Tips from four champion trainers to make your horse's coat glow in the show ring. From Horse & Rider magazine. Go to a top-level show anywhere, and you'll be struck by the way the horses' haircoats gleam. How do they get that horse-show glow? Here, four champion...

5 Top Show Jumping Tips with Kevin McNab

5 Top Show Jumping Tips with Kevin McNab

International event rider Kevin McNab provides five top tips to improve your show jumping performance this season. 1.    Position Your position and weight distribution are very influential when jumping. Especially if you are riding a more sensitive horse with a...

Kate Dodd on getting selected for the European’s

Kate Dodd on getting selected for the European’s

With European Team GBR selection announcements happening this week we wanted to catch up with some of the #supergrooms ahead of the FEI European Championships, which take place in Rotterdam from 19 – 25 August 2019.The Team GBR showjumping grooms are David Honnet...

How Your Horse Jumps

How Your Horse Jumps

Understanding your horse's jumping mechanics can make you a better rider and trainer--and help him stay sounder. Credit: © Bob Langrish John Whitaker’stwo-time FEI World Cup winner Milton, whose scapula was much more sloping than most top jumpers, did not push off as...

Farewell, Sir Mark

Farewell, Sir Mark

Sir Mark Todd has paid tribute to those who have helped him throughout his career as he announced his retirement on Sunday... Two-time Olympic gold medallist Sir Mark Todd announced his retirement from Eventing effective immediately on Sunday. Competing at the FEI...

John Cottle // Creating that special bond

John Cottle // Creating that special bond

What’s the secret to creating that special bond between you and your horse? We asked Olympian John Cottle to give us a little insight into how best to make that happen and to tell us about some of his favourite horses… John should know how to create the perfect...

Driven to Help Others Succeed // A groom’s story with Lydia Beales

Driven to Help Others Succeed // A groom’s story with Lydia Beales

It’s probably no surprise that groom Lydia Beales is inspired by a horse first and foremost . . . Balmoral Sensation no less. The lass from West Yorkshire has been right beside Clarke Johnstone’s magnificent grey for many of their fantastic wins and milestones as his...

Sometimes You Have To Be Flexible

Sometimes You Have To Be Flexible

Breaking up is hard to do, be it with a husband or a horse. Trust me on this; I’ve done both. The former took 18 long, difficult years for both of us to realize the situation wasn’t good for anyone. It was a painful transition, but the end resulted in six happier...

Good Grooms Vs. Great Grooms

Good Grooms Vs. Great Grooms

We all know what an important part grooms play in the running and sustainability of a yard. I won’t get too bogged down with just how important they are, as I think I might be here a while… But, as with every job, there are the good, and then there are the great. Not...

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