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10 Unforgettable Olympians: Big Red

Rider: Joe Yorke MONTREAL 1976 Big Red was a rangy 11-year-old chestnut by Final Court. Originally part of a full New Zealand show jumping team for...

10 Unforgettable Olympians: Ready Teddy

  Rider: Blyth Tait ATLANTA, 1996 SYDNEY, 2000 ATHENS, 2004 The flamboyant ‘Ted’ represented New Zealand at more Olympics than any other horse in history. He was also the...

Jock Paget’s near-miss

Jock Paget once competed in rodeos and we think he may have learned some skills in that arena which have been useful in his eventing career....

The near-miss to beat all other near misses!

We found these photos in our archives and just had to bring them back to the light of day.  We think this is the...

10 Unforgettable Olympians: Waikare

Rider: Kallista Field SYDNEY, 2000 Kallista Field and the 14-year-old mare Waikare were our first Olympic dressage representatives, but not our first qualifiers. That honour went...

10 Unforgettable Olympians: Chief

Rider: Vicky Latta BARCELONA, 1992 Chief was a New Zealand-bred bay thoroughbred gelding of 16.2hh, 13 years old at the time of the Barcelona Games. His...

10 Unforgettable Olympians: Telebrae

Rider: Adrian White ROME, 1960 Our first equestrian Olympians, Adrian White and Mrs H.D. MacDonald’s Telebrae, were brought together by jumping coach Coloman Bolgar – a man...

The 1980s – the establishment years

New Zealand has its first taste of success on the world stage during the 1980s, mainly down to Mark Todd. He wins Badminton on...

Waikato War Horse March Group

On Anzac Day this year, the Waikato War Horse March Group joined the Civic Service Parade down the main street of Hamilton. It's the...

New Zealand’s own Warhorse

The plot of the hit movie Warhorse, where a horse is reunited with his much loved owner on a WWI French battlefield, has been...

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