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Sophie sky rockets to another win!

    Foxton hosted the Euro Trailers Ltd Wellington Horowhenua Jumping & Show Hunter Championships this weekend which saw good entries and some fierce competition.  Sophie Scott kept up her good form with yet another Property Brokers Horse Grand Prix (kindly supported by Euro...

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World Class Outcomes at ORO Dressage by the Lake

When Marlborough rider Melissa Galloway won the FEI Dressage World Cup Freestyle competition at the ORO Dressage by the Lake in Takapoto, she earned the Pacific League place for Australian and New Zealand riders in an elite 18-strong field mainly from Europe and America who will travel to...

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Pacific League FEI Dressage World Cup Final Won by Melissa Galloway & Windermere J’Obei W

The 2023 Pacific League Dressage World Cup Final was a resounding victory for Melissa Galloway & Windermere J'Obei W (Marlborough)rounding up an incredible 2023 year for the pair, booking a ticket to the World Cup Final in Riyadh and with their sights firmly set on the Paris Olympics....

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Melissa Galloway Goes One Better

Melissa Galloway and Windermere J'Obei W scored yet another personal best at Takapoto today at Oro Dressage by the Lake with a milestone 74.128%. The bitterly cold wind and rain that proved a challenge all of its own later in the afternoon eased for the two competitors in the FEI Dressage...

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Trampolining and Eventing – a Juggle that’s Paying Off

Campbell Robertson has just returned from the World Champs.  But he wasn’t there to compete in equestrian sports.  Instead, it was the heady heights of the double-mini trampolining for this 4* Eventing rider from Christchurch.  The “multi-tasker” was part of a squad of eight...

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The FEI Pacific League World Cup Final in conjunction with Oro Dressage by the Lake got underway in ideal conditions at Takapoto Estate near Cambridge today All horses were accepted for the three FEI competitions, the CDIW, CDI 3* and CDIY.  Winners of the Equestic Horse Inspection Best...

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Putting her Brave Pants on a Rosey Future   A Phys Ed teacher who wanted to start a fitness apparel business is how Rose Cruden describes the way she started the Brave Pants Company.  Now, she is about to celebrate two years in business on November 28th and her range is a runaway...

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Wairarapa gearing up for a galloping good weekend: Wairarapa Mid Week Times

Clareville will thrum to the sound of galloping hooves next weekend, with the Fagan Motors Eventing Wairarapa Horse Trials spread over two days. Around 120 horse and rider combinations are expected to start in the first of the three phases. Assuming a live score following the dressage, riders...

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Weather Dampens Weekend but Not Competition

Julie Davey and Just D - Winners of The Brave Pants Company Premier League at the Site Land Development North Island Championships held in Pukekohe - Photo by Cornege Photography.   The Site Land Development North Island Championships held at the Pukekohe Showgrounds were the pinnacle...

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There’s much at stake at NZ’s Best-ever Dressage Spectacle

Two of our top dressage combinations will be using ORO Dressage by the Lake to earn New Zealand a start at the Paris Olympics when they compete at the world class Takapoto Estate near Cambridge next weekend.  NZL must finish either first or second on the Asia-Pacific Olympic Rankings at 31st...

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