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Obituary – Anthony (Tony) Parr Webb

It is with great sadness that we advise the passing of Anthony (Tony) Webb.  The great Taihape man who rode at the Word Equestrian Games in Stockholm in 1990, passed away on June 2, 2020, after a long battle with cancer. Tony’s achievements included winning the NZ Showjumping World Cup...

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A ‘Simple’ Thank You Goes a Long Way

Cheleken Equestrian, co-sponsors of the Cheleken Equestrian and UltraMox Six-Year-Old Series It’s fair to say Ana and Tors Rattray are all about horses. The sisters from Mangatangi live and breathe breeding, raising and producing young horses at Cheleken Equestrian. It’s been a...

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So if I want year round structured training, how should I structure training around my events?

  So if I want year round structured training, how should I structure training around my events? How do I ensure my pre-season training gets me ready for event season on time? Show jumping is a comprehensive sport requiring multi-dimensional levels of physical and mental capability. To...

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National Performance Selector Position Now Open

Calling for Expressions of Interest for National Jumping Performance Selectors.  Two of our existing selectors are retiring by rotation and we seek two selectors to join our team.  The appointment will be for a two-year term. Ideally, you will: have a passion for the sport have a good...

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During winter, my training seems more of a chore

During winter, my training seems more of a chore than a workout. And I can lose my motivation, yet every spring I wish I’d prepared more pre-season.   Exercise: Chore or Treat? Doing the same training all year doesn’t always mean you will continue to improve at the same rate. If...

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2020-2021 National Jumping Squads Announced!

Jumping Squad Announcement The new National Jumping Squads lists have been updated and can be viewed below or through our performance page here.   National Talent Development Squad Kimberley Bird & Cera Cassina Melody Matheson & Graffiti MH Robert Steele & LT Holst...

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Tokyo 2020 Olympic & Paralympic Qualification systems

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and International Paralympic Committee (IPC) have approved the revised qualification systems for the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Games in 2021. Olympic Games Taking the postponement of the Games into consideration and the impossibility for athletes to...

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Specificity – training specific to your sport and specific to you

When I first started riding, I noticed a lot of improvements with my body in the beginning. Now there’s not so much, it’s like my body has plateaued. And I get stiff from riding more easily than I used to, taking me longer to recover; is there anything I can do about that? If I’m not...

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Bayer Buoyed by Equestrian Passion

  UltraMox Co-sponsors of the UltraMox and Cheleken Equestrian Six-Year-Old Series The team at Bayer – the company behind UltraMox™ – get a real kick out of providing equine owners with what they say are the very best products and advice on worming their horses, according to...

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McIntosh Homeward-Bound

Top Kiwi showjumper Samantha McIntosh never thought 2020 would be the year of massive change for her. With the Tokyo Olympic Games postponed and the whole world caught up in the COVID-19 turmoil, she has decided it is time to leave Europe and head to her Cambridge base. “I am totally...

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