On Equine Trader this week - read about a homegrown success story - NZ Performance Horses - in Rebecca Harper's interesting article. Find out how your horse feed is made, with Iran Forsdyke from Takanini Feeds. Check out Harrison Lane's range of rural buildings, designed specifically for the equestrian market.And don't forget the great Country99 TV offer available only to members until the end of this month.
In equestrian news, the New Zealand Young Rider show jumping team suffered a narrow defeat at the hands of the Queenslanders, who had the home advantage for the trans-Tasman test in Toowoomba, earlier this month. Both teams were tied on eight faults after round one, but team captain Matthew Dickey said the Aussies were the better team on the day. Most of the Kiwi team hadn't competed since the Horse of the Year Show back in March and a lack of recent time in the ring showed.
There has been more success for the offshore Kiwi eventers, particularly the evergreen Andrew Nicholson, who seems to be on a roll. Nicholson took out the CIC*** at Hartpury aboard Mr Cruise Control at the weekend. Fellow New Zealander Caroline Powell was ninth in the same class on Boston Two Tips.
Nicholson also bagged the top two spots in the open championship at the Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe with Nereo and Avebury recently. Nicholson last won the class back in 2002 with Mallards Treat. It was a Kiwi whitewash on the leader board as Jonathan Paget on Clifton Lush were third and Mark Todd aboard Major Milestone took out fourth place. To cap off a successful weekend Nicholson also won both advanced sections with Calico Joe and Quimbo.
The next big event for the Kiwi eventers is the prestigious Burghley Horse Trials, which starts on September 1.
Fiber Fresh Feeds Equine TV
Welcome back to Fiber Fresh Feeds Equine TV with Jody Hartstone - Grand Prix dressage rider and Equitation Science specialist. This comprehensive series demonstrates top techniques to improve your dressage training. In Episode Twenty of Fiber Fresh Feeds Equine TV Jody talks to us about use of the whip in dressage training.Watch Episode»
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Vetpro Photo of the Week
Each week we choose a winning photo for our home page and the lucky winner takes home a voucher worth $50 from Vetpro, equine therapeutics and nutraceuticals specialists. We have a hunting theme for this week's Vetpro Photo of the Week. Send in your hunting photos and you could win this week's great Vetpro prize. Check out this week's entries»
Econobuilt announces new equestrian division - Harrison Lane
Harrison Lane is the new equestrian division of rural and lifestyle building specialists, Econobuilt. Born out of a growing demand for purpose built, custom designed equestrian facilities, Harrison Lane specialises in the design and construction of stables, equestrian facilities, arenas, barns, lofts and function venues. Read more»
Annual All-Breeds Stallion Parade
Your unique opportunity to view a wide selection of stallions representing diverse bloodlines will be held at Cambridge Thoroughbred Lodge, Sunday 29th August.Find out more»
Breeding ground for future stars - NZ Performance Horses
The name Hansen is synonymous with equestrian sports in New Zealand and Warwick Hansen continues the success, producing world class, purpose-bred showjumpers.
Read more and watch interview»
Ever wondered how your horse feed is made?
Iran Forsdyke from Takanini Feeds Ltd explains the different types of manufactured equine feed available in New Zealand. Watch the video for lots of interesting information.
Stud Book - Addicting
Addicting's manners and personality are great. He still gets ridden, and loves every minute of the attention. His get are easy to train, and he passes on his great mind, and kindness. He is very sound, and passes this to his offspring, and grand offspring. Read more»