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Fun & learning at Canterbury eventing camp

Over 80 riders and horses have been camped out at the National Equestrian Centre at McLeans Island for three days, learning from a range...

Blyth Tait Masterclass: cross-country connection

The NZ Horse & Pony Training Masterclass is in association with Equitak Excell 1. Let the jump pass easily beneath It’s a horribly wet day at the...

Masterclass: balance and body position

The NZ Horse & Pony Training Masterclass is in association with Equitak Excell 1. Ride it like a car: developing different gears In the warm-up, Amanda...

Masterclass: on the right track

The NZ Horse & Pony Training Masterclass is in association with Equitak Excell 1. Keep it simple: forwardness is the key After Stephanie and Daku have had...

Sam Felton: retraining racehorses

Samantha Felton is one of New Zealand's top eventing talents; she recently won the Forest Gate Trophy for the CIC3* at the Kihikihi International Horse...

What do showing judges REALLY want?

If you stand ringside at any showing class, whether it’s a local A&P show or a major title at Horse of the Year, you’ll...

Work it out: Vanessa Way’s warm-up tips

  1. Plan, plan, plan The first step is to work out when you need to get on your horse to warm up, based on your test...

Softly, slowly: producing youngsters with Donna Edwards-Smith

Donna Edwards-Smith, of Te Kauwhata, is one of New Zealand's most consistent eventing riders and trainers, and has produced a number of top horses to...

The perfect warm-up

An effective warm-up can mean the difference between a good dressage test and double clear, or a poor mark and rails down. We asked...

Cross-country: walk this way

Walking the course should be much more than a stroll around chatting with your mates and admiring the scenery – it’s a time for...

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