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Olympic Equestrian TRIVIA!

Equestrian events have been a historic part of the Olympics since they first began. Following is some interesting trivia and info! • Equestrian made


Rider Profile–SHANE ROSE

Australia boasts many talented and successful event riders…and Shane Rose is right up there among the best of them. Shane has had his share of wins


Tophorse catches up with Judy Dierks

When you look back at the results of the major dressage competitions in Australia for the past 30 years there are only a handful of riders who have m


Hannah Dodd–Triumph Over Adversity

A current Pony Club member and elite athlete, Pony Club NSW chats to Hannah about her life, passion, and what it takes to overcome a crippling disease


Para-Equestrian Explained

Para-Equestrian (often called PE) is the eighth discipline of the FEI. It has been included in the Paralympic Games since 1996, and is the second-lar


Reining...Ride ‘n SLIDE!

Reining is one of the most popular Western events enjoyed by young and old alike. Dutch dressage rider Anky Van Grunsven, with three Olympic gold me


Horse Theft!

Horse theft has been taking place here ever since horses first set hoof on Australian soil….even bushrangers like Ned Kelly regularly helped themselve


Rider Profile–ANDREW HOY

Andrew Hoy is one of Australia’s most experienced elite eventing riders. When he competes as part of Australia’s Three Day Event team at the London O


The Ups and Downs of Three Day Eventing

Have you ever wondered what those letters and stars mean in eventing? And just how will the team and individual results be decided at the London Olym


Priority Tail

We’d all love our horses to have a full, flowing tail. A thick, flowing mass of hair is the epitome of beauty. But looking at a lovely long tail and c


Tips on finding the most suitable horse float

If you’re looking for a horse float for sale, it pays to do your homework first. Buying a used horse float can be tricky, especially from someone you


Caring for the Older Horse

The care and management of old horses has been the focus of much scrutiny of late. The reason is obvious: horses are living much longer than they on


Mutual Grooming

When horses indulge in mutual grooming, it’s a case of “you scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours”! Horses living in the wild have a natural pecking


The Nitty Gritty on Salt

The medical community remains deadlocked on whether humans crave salt to satisfy physiological needs or to fulfill acquired taste preferences. Equine


Feeding...the Inside Story

Your horse is a grass-eating machine! He has evolved over millions of years to survive on a diet of nothing but grass and although he is adaptable and


Microchipping

Microchips are implanted intramuscularly and have been used to identify animals since the 1970’s. They are considered an excellent form of animal ide


Rock & Roll!

What is it with horses? Give them a wash or an extra good grooming and the first thing they’ll do when they get the chance is have a good roll, it’s


Royal Melbourne Show Horses in Action Competition

Entries open for the 2018 Royal Melbourne Show Horses in Action Competition Entries are open for the 2018 Royal Melbourne Show Horses in Action Com


Colic Can be a Real Pain!

Too much grass...too much grain...moldy feed or grain...rapid change from one feeding program to another. Twists, blockage, gas, dehydration, ulcers,


Should You Be Present for the Horse Pre Purchase Exam?

When looking at horses for sale and buying a horse, you may request a pre-purchase exam be performed on a horse that you would like to buy. The pre-pu