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Duncan Third at Para Opener in Aussie

Para dressage combo Louise Duncan and Showcase BC have placed third in their opening Grade IV Test A at the Leader Equine Dressage Spectacular at Boneo Park in Melbourne. The Kiwis scored 67.454% and drew plenty of admiration from the commentators. “I am so proud of my wonderful unicorn,”...

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Duncan Chases Late Dash for Paris

Paralympian hopeful Louise Duncan is all about seizing the day. The hairdresser from Levin is chasing down a last minute berth for the Paris Paralympic Games aboard Showcase BC at the Leader Equine Dressage Spectacular at Boneo Park near Melbourne this week. She is competing in the...

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The Sky’s no limit for Sophie

The 2023/24 Show Jumping season drew to a close this weekend with the ESNZ Series Final Show drawing competitors from afar to capitalise on the last series points up for offer. For the first time, the show was held at the Taupo Fiber Fresh National Equestrian Centre in the beautiful indoor...

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World Cup Final Time for Melissa and Joey

It’s countdown time for New Zealand’s top dressage combination Melissa Galloway and Windermere J’obei W who over the next couple of days start their  journey to the FEI World Cup Dressage Final in Saudi Arabia. The Marlborough combo, who powered from 152 to 33rd in the April FEI world...

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South Island Eventing Champs recap

Eventing Southland finished their season off in style, starting with the Kakatea Equestrian Young Event Horse.  This was a great event showcasing some lovely up and coming Event Horses.  Thankyou to the judges, Stuart Bishell, Janene Maxwell and Julianne Baynes-White for giving up their...

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ISES Conference Review

The International Society for Equitation Science (ISES) Conference held in Cambridge was an opportunity for a gathering of equine researchers, veterinarians and practitioners involved in different disciplines including Thoroughbred Racing, Eventing, Show-jumping, Dressage, Pony Club...

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Horse Welfare a Key Factor at the Endurance Nationals

Horse welfare was at the fore at the National Endurance Championships this weekend with five vets including Foreign Vet Delegate Sarah Coombs (GBR) closely monitoring the horses over distances that ranged from 30km to 160km.  The horses – many of which were Arabians or Arabian derivatives...

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Blue Shines at Taupo

  Whilst the season is coming to a close, the competition is still hotting up with all eyes on the Let’s Jump Easter Classic at Taupo NEC this weekend. Building up to the Series Final Show next weekend, Toni McIntosh was thrilled with how the show went:   “It was fantastic and...

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Waikato Equestrian Centre Holds Fast to a Long Term Future

A riding lesson on a War Horse is imminent in Hamilton as ANZAC Day approaches.  The Waikato Equestrian Centre took part in funding the big bronze life-size war horse statue that's in Memorial Park, and holds a ribbon day each April 25th, fundraising directly towards the War Horse Learn to Ride...

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Waitemata Derby Show Huge Success!

Emma Buckingham and Piccadilly Circus - Winners of the Rhonda Goddard Memoria Derby - Photo by Hannah Comrie   The weather Gods looked after the Waitemata crew this weekend.  A terrible forecast and some early morning showers turned into perfect weather for the weekend.  The two...

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