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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...

Australian wonder horse Double Image at Equidays

Hold onto your horses and your cowboy hat! Australian horseman Dan Steers and his talented horse, Double Image, are flying in from New South...

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...

Dannie’s eventing insights

Eventer Dannie Lodder has produced several horses to three-star level and always has a big team on the go, which she mostly rides for owners.  The...

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