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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. ...


McVean Three Times a Lady

Published on 15.03.2012
A big rattle at the last fence didn't stop Katie McVean winning her third Lady Rider of the Year title at the 2012 New Zealand Horse of the Year Show in Hastings today (Thursday). The 25-year-old Olympian had two horses through to the seven-strong jump-off. It was a classy 43 combinations that rode the first round but very few managed to go inside a tight time over the Leopoldo Palacios (Venezuela) designed course....


Finalists announced for the 2011 Equestrian Australia Sport Achievement Awards

Published on 14.03.2012
Congratulations to the finalists for the 2011 EA Sport Achievement Awards. The winners will be announced at a gala celebration at ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park on 2 May. ...


Cameron Reckons It's All OK

Published on 14.03.2012
Catherine Cameron has had the dream start to her 2012 New Zealand Horse of the Year Show with victory in the Norwood Gold Cup. The full time rider from Cambridge and her showy chestnut I Reckon (owned by Stephanie Anderson) headed home a large classy field in the first of the 'big' classes at the prestigious show....


Dr Ulf Moeller Presents Young Horse Clinic at PSI DJWTS

Published on 14.03.2012
Dr Ulf Moeller, trainer and rider of many World Championship Young Dressage Horse and Bundeschampionships winners and placegetters, will be sharing his training principles and insights in a Young Horse Clinic being held on Sunday 25 March, following this year’s PSI Dressage and Jumping with the Stars. ...


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