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Talking Up a Storm for Spinal Cord Injury Network

Published on 20.03.2012
“I’m lucky to be alive,” was the immediate reaction of Bondi Rescue star Kobi Graham when he suffered his own traumatic Spinal Cord Injury, and now he’s lending a helping hand to others. ...


Polly Stockton's Westwood Poser Killed on Road

Published on 20.03.2012
Horse and Hound has reported that British event rider Polly Stockton is mourning the loss of her top ride, Westwood Poser, who has died in a freak accident. The Master Imp gelding, who was runner-up at Burghley in 2009, got out of the horse-walker at his co-owner’s yard in Ireland on 14 February and galloped on to the road, where he was hit by a lorry. “Mossie” died instantly. ...


Burpengary Western Performance Club Kicks Off its 2012 Shows

Published on 20.03.2012
Burpengary Western Performance Club (BWPC) held their Quarter Horse approved “A” Show on 11 March 2012. It was the first show for 2012 due to the unfortunate weather conditions this year. The show was well attended and rivalry was fierce but it appeared everyone left the Show with a smile on their faces. A varied programme was provided with something for everyone and the Committee did a great job with running the show. ...


Australian Jumping Team Wins at HOY to Tie the Trans-Tansman Series

Published on 19.03.2012
Australia clinched the second Trans-Tasman Jumping competition by just one point at the New Zealand Horse of the Year Show in Hastings (NZL). The Australian Team (Brett Warren, Brook Dobbin, Evie Buller and Tim Clarke) took a narrow one-point advantage in the first round and maintained the lead to finish on 20 points ahead on New Zealand’s 21 points. ...


McVean and Daffodil Pull off the Three-peat

Published on 18.03.2012
The year is turning into a hat-trick special for Olympian Katie McVean. Aboard her stunning bay mare Dunstan Daffodil, McVean won her fourth Olympic Cup at the 2012 New Zealand Horse of the Year Show in Hastings today (Sunday) – the third consecutive showjumper of the year title for the 25-year-old from Mystery Creek. ...


Kaimanawa Pony has the Luck of the Irish

Published on 18.03.2012
A Kaimanawa pony from the Bay of Islands brought on the tears at the 2012 New Zealand Horse of the Year Show in Hastings tonight (Saturday). Tegan Newman and her seven-year-old bay Watch Me Move won a heart-stopping jump-off to take the Pony of the Year crown. Tears flowed when the 16-year-old from Kerikeri realised she'd won the much sought-after crown. ...


Just the Ticket from Ludo

Published on 16.03.2012
Logan Massie pulled off a pearler of a day at the 2012 New Zealand Horse of the Year Show in Hastings today. The 18-year-old from Dannevirke won the Young Rider of the Year aboard Kiwi Ludo (owned by Annette Scott and Massie) and was fourth in the Junior Rider of the Year aboard Double J Cloud Nine, after pulling a rail in the jump-off....


Phar Lap to Stand Tall in Wellington

Published on 16.03.2012
The skeleton of racehorse Phar Lap has shrugged off its poor posture and is again standing proud in New Zealand's national museum, Te Papa. After months of work restructuring the bones, the mighty race horse skeleton will be on display again from Saturday in Wellington. The skeleton was loaned to the Melbourne Museum in 2010, and displayed alongside the hide for the first time. ...


'Luck' Cancelled After Only One Season Due to Horse Deaths

Published on 16.03.2012
HBO has opted to end production on its racing drama 'Luck' after a single season, due to three equine deaths on the set, which must be one of the strangest and saddest endings ever for a TV show. Producers HBO announced on Wednesday the show, which is set at Santa Anita and stars Dustin Hoffman, would be cancelled immediately after a horse was put down following an accident on Tuesday. ...


Buy Iconic Australian Sports History and Help Young Riders!

Published on 16.03.2012
Would you like the chance to buy iconic Australian sports history and help change dedicated young riders' lives? Now you can, with three amazing Phar Lap pictures, which would be a major asset to any racing lover's collection. ...


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