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Our Hero – May 2019

Mary Hanna – Pursuing her Passion: The indefatigable Australian dressage legend has already competed at five Olympic Games. With a move to new stables, a new trainer and new horses, she has Tokyo in her sights, writes CANDIDA BAKER. Mary

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Training Tips – May 2019

Training for Endurance: DANNII CUNNANE collects some tips from The Australian Endurance Riders Association to help prepare a rider and an inexperienced horse for its first training ride. The purpose of the Intermediate ride is to introduce newcomers to the

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Breed – April 2019

Cleveland Bay: The Cleveland Bay is one of England’s most versatile, oldest and most rare breeds, writes DANNII CUNNANE. The Cleveland Bay originated in North Yorkshire sometime during the 1600’s – although it’s not known accurately how old the breed

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Young Rider – April 2019

Riding High: DANNII CUNNANE catches up with Jessie Rice-Ward, the 2018 NSW Junior Athlete of the year. At the tender age of 17 Jessie Rice-Ward is taking the show jumping world by storm. “I’ve been show jumping my whole career

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Brister’s Brief – April 2019

Brister’s Brief: What’s the difference between riding with your Mind-full vs Mindful? A lot, writes CHARLIE BRISTER.  ‘Live every day as if it were your last’, is a powerful motivational quote. Maybe sometimes even a tad too powerful, urging us

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Our Hero – April 2019

‘Chuggy’ – keeping it real: Showjumper Chris Chugg talks to CANDIDA BAKER about the serious side of building a horse business. If I’ve heard one constant refrain over the years from my vet and my chiropractor it’s been about the

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Training Tips – April 2019

Training tips with David Finch: From mustering in his father’s old stock saddle to becoming one of the few Level 3 accredited jumping specialist coaches in Australia, David Finch sets the bar high when it comes to training tips, writes

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Breed – March 2019

Clydesdales – the Gentle Giants: Originally bred to be a work horse, these days the Clydesdale is as much admired for its temperament as for its work ethic, writes DANNII CUNNANE.  The Clydesdale, the Scottish gentle giant known for its

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Young Rider – March 2019

Best hoof forward: DANNII CUNNANE catches up with Sophia Redenbach, a Young Show Rider from Orange in New South Wales.   Although she is young, Sophia has been in the show horse scene for quite a while and is successful

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Brister’s Brief – March 2019

Brister’s Brief: Repeat after him: Dressage is essential. Our new HorseVibes columnist, eventer CHARLIE BRISTER gives us the low-down on why we should stop complaining and just DO IT. Dressage is important.  Dressage is essential. Dressage is crucial. Every eventer on

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Our Hero – March 2019

Vicki victorious: The Wilson sisters are famous around the world for their equestrian achievements. CANDIDA BAKER spoke to Vicki Wilson just as she was about to leave the North Island for the U.S to defend her Road to the Horse

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Training Tips – March 2019

Dressage training tips with Nicole Tough: As the old saying goes: ‘She may be small but she is mighty’, and this saying definitely applies to dressage coach Nicole Tough, writes DANNII CUNNANE, who interviewed Nicole to get her training tips.

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Breed – February 2019

The Marwari: The Marwari (also occasionally known as the Malani) is extremely rare. The horse was originally bred in India, in the Marwar (Jodpur) region, and is most famous for its ears, which have a distinctive inward turn.  India is

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Our Hero – February 2019

Riding High: Edwina Tops-Alexander is the highest ranked female show jumper in the world. In 2017 she gave birth to a baby girl, Chloe, and in 2018, after clocking up numerous victories, she became the inaugural winner of the $1.4m

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Training Tips – February 2019

The outside rein: Why the outside rein is the guiding hand to secure balance and poise, by BERNI SAUNDERS. The concept of correct balance and posture sounds simple, however for some riders the benefits afforded by the influence of the

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Nutrition – February 2019

Every horse needs minerals: Horse nutritionist LARISSA BILSTON gives HorseVibers the top ten reason why it’s so important that your horse has a balanced diet – including mineral supplementation. Nutrition is an important aspect of caring for our horses, but

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