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WEG Countdown: 1998 Rome

Golden Kiwis It was little short of a miracle that the third edition of WEG was such a great success. It should have been in...

WEG countdown: 1994 The Hague

Bouncing to stardom WEG number two was held in the heart of Holland, at The Hague. Paris was initially selected as the event location, but...

WEG countdown: 1990 Stockholm

Brilliant Beginnings The world’s first World Equestrian Games was held in Stockholm in 1990, and was hugely memorable when legendary show jumpers and long-time rivals,...

RIP Hans Günter Winkler

Legendary German Olympic Jumping athlete, Hans Günter Winkler, has died after a long illness. He was 91. Born on 24 July 1926 in Barmen, Germany,...

Like mother, like daughter: three generations of success

It was only a matter of time, it seemed, before Amanda Pottinger etched her name on to one of New Zealand’s most coveted equestrian...

My first pony

Bill Noble, dressage rider Growing up in Herefordshire, England, Bill Noble can’t recall a time when he didn’t ride. His mother, Pobbles Noble, was a...

10 Unforgettable Olympians: Charisma

Rider: Mark Todd Los Angeles, 1984 Seoul, 1988 Members of our first Olympic eventing team, winners of our first-ever Olympic equestrian medal – gold! – and repeat...

10 Unforgettable Olympians: Saba Sam

Rider: Graeme Hansen Tokyo, 1964 Graeme and Saba Sam were one of four pairs in our first Olympic show jumping team: the others were Bruce Hansen...

10 Unforgettable Olympians: Spinning Rhombus

Rider: Andrew Nicholson Barcelona 1992 Andrew Nicholson was number-one event rider in Britain in 1992 and in splendid form; Spinning Rhombus was one of 14 horses...

10 Unforgettable Olympians: Glengarrick

Rider: Heelan Tompkins Athens, 2004 The oldest and smallest horse in the field, ridden by the youngest rider – 26-year-old Heelan Tompkins - Glengarrick didn’t win...

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