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News - June 2019


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Stunning Weather and Stunning Jumping!

Vicki Wilson and Daminos TWS Winners of the Defender Gold Tour at Takapoto - Photo by Michelle Clarke   Takapoto Classic was where the majority of the country flocked to this past week. The sun shone, the arena’s glistened and the many spectators oohed and aahed at the competition...

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Top New Zealand Equine Facilities to Come Under Scrutiny

International experts and delegates will review of some of the country’s top equestrian facilities, when the global International Society for Equitation Science (ISES) hosts “A Good Life for Horses” Conference for the first time in New Zealand, at Cambridge 14-16 March. On 15 March, a...

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Big loss to the Equestrian community

It is with great sadness that we learnt of Helen Thomson’s passing at Wellington Hospital on 2 February 2024.  Helen has been a stalwart of the eventing community for a long time.  As a member of the small Eventing Taranaki committee, she was a strong contributor to the running of their...

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Sarah Doesn’t Let an Operation Get in Her Way

Seven months ago, Sarah Milne was lying on the operating table having major surgery to reconstruct her knees.  Last month, she achieved her rehab goal:  she won her dressage class and came a close second in another class, at her first competition since the operation.  “Young people...

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Sun Shines On Taihape For Redemption Show

Bailey Harvey and Haupouri Evandro NZPH on their way to winning the Property Brokers Horse Grand Prix at Taihape - Photo by Michelle Clarke   It's been a few years but finally, Taihape Jumping Show was back on the radar, bringing their redemption show in full force with two days of jam...

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Para Sport Collective Intake 2

Following on from the success of the Para Sport Collective in 2023, Paralympic NZ, supported by ACC have given us the opportunity to put forward one rider and one coach for the next intake. A programme overview can be found here Para collective 2024   Expressions of interest must be...

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Sixty and Ready to ‘Take on the Big Boys’ . . . Again

It’s been a while between drinks for 2004 Olympian Matthew Grayling but currently he’s in the throes of packing up his horse and gear to head offshore and chase some big titles. The 60-year-old Taranaki dairy farmer is one of a number of top Kiwi riders heading Stateside this month. His...

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Livamol NZL FEI Dressage World Challenge Team on Top of the World

NZL Team 2023 World Challenge team on Top of the World The 2023 NZL FEI Dressage World Challenge Team, supported by Livamol, has convincingly cantered their way to the top of the 2023 World Challenge Rankings, heading off challenges from twenty - six countries across the world. Second to fourth...

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Weather fails to dampen hot weekend competition

  Adison Hall (Waimauku) and Crystal Clear, PGP winners at Woodhill Sands. Photo by Shots Photography   A busy weekend of showjumping from all over the country saw a mixture of thunder, lightning, rain and sunshine, but all provided some fantastic competition....

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Crawford Hill Jewellery SI Dressage Championships Day 1 Results

Riders overcame less than ideal weather conditions on the first day of the Crawford Hill Jewellery SI Dressage Championships at the Fiber Fresh Christchurch NEC which looks picture perfect for the event  The event includes the South Island Super League and Zilco Musical Freestyle Finals, Grade...

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