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Steiny Stars in New York

Julie Brougham is ecstatic after Vom Feinsten produced possibly the best two tests of his life at the CDI at Saugerties at the weekend. The Kiwi combo scored 70.277% for their Grand Prix Special and 69.609% for their Grand Prix, in front of a top quality line of international judges. “He...

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Endurance Horses En Route to WEG

New Zealand’s endurance horses are in the air and riders Jenny Champion and Philip Graham about to follow shortly. Jenny accompanied Barack Obama on his trip from the Wairarapa to Auckland, with a stopover in Cambridge. The flight departed Auckland in the wee hours of Friday morning before...

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Olympians Named in NZ Jumping Team for WEG

It’s Olympians all the way in the New Zealand Jumping team for the FEI World Equestrian Games announced by Equestrian Sports New Zealand today. Samantha McIntosh, Bruce Goodin, Daniel Meech and Sharn Wordley will represent the nation at the Games which are being held in the United States...

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Passion for Job Drives Honorary Kiwi

Mention the name Jacky Green in eventing circles and everyone has a story – it’s always a good story and generally about how the pint-sized sassy blonde has helped them. She’s a Brit but may as well be a Kiwi, and admits she’d probably switch passports in a flash if push came to...

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Enduro Vet Thrives on the Thrill of the Race

Endurance vet Nick Page lives in hope that the sport he loves so much will one day be part of the Olympic Games . . . but in the meantime, he’s looking forward to his third WEG. “When one compares the popularity of endurance throughout the world to other disciplines, you would have to...

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Consistency Key in WEG Build-Up

At a time when many are opting to take a slower road, New Zealand dressage representative Julie Brougham is pushing more boundaries. The inspirational 64-year-old from Palmerston North was the oldest athlete across the entirety of the Rio Olympic Games and she’ll likely be the matriarch of...

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France and UK Competition for Kiwi Eventers

Kiwi eventers are competing on both sides of the channel this weekend, with events in France and the UK. Sir Mark Todd is competing at Le Grand Complet at Haras du Pin in France with his team of Leonidas II, McClaren and Dusk til Dawn. Fourteen-year-old Leonidas II, who will compete in the...

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Casino Royale for WEG Showjumpers

Auction items are live and tickets are selling for this Saturday’s Casino Royale Ball, being held to help raise funds for New Zealand’s WEG-bound showjumpers. Organisers are encouraging people to get their tickets smartly if they plan on attending the black tie event. Around 36 items will...

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NZ Eventing Stars Named for Worlds

New Zealand’s eventing team for the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games is stacked with both Olympic and WEG experience. Equestrian Sports New Zealand has announced Sir Mark Todd, Tim and Jonelle Price, Blyth Tait and Dan Jocelyn as the eventing representatives at the fast-approaching Games...

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Fast and Furious Fun at Full Noise

Most people who follow the world of equestrian will know photographer Libby Law. She’s the little bundle of black Lycra-clad energy flashing between jumps and arenas creating images that have won international awards and acclaim. Her excitement is palpable as she gears up for her second WEG...

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