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31
Jul-2016

Monday musing: You’ll be able to live like someone left the gate open on this enchanted estancia that stretches over 5000 acres, nestled in the Andean valley, surrounded by dramatic, snow capped mountains. Globetrotting through Chile, Estancia Adelaida, Patagonia.

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Alright globetrotters, it’s time to meet the Australian Show Jumping team for Rio. We have never won a medal at the Olympics in show jumping, but I think this might just be the year we change that as we have a very strong team at the ready. So without further ado, let me introduce Edwina […]

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It’s time to introduce the riders who will be representing Australia in the Eventing competition of the Rio Olympic Games. And just between you and me globetrotters, I think we have a VERY strong chance of making the medal podium this year, so let’s keep our fingers crossed and cheer these boys on! Chris Burton […]

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In a discipline dominated by Germany, Great Britain, and The Netherlands, the Aussies have nevertheless always put on a strong front in the dressage competition of the Olympic Games, and this year the all-women team is seeking Australia’s first medals in this field. With Australia’s oldest Olympic equestrian athlete among the team, and also an […]

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Australia’s Eventing team in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics have recently been inducted into the Equestrian Australia Hall of Fame. The gold medal winning team was notable not only for its riding ability but also for its exemplary standards of raw courage and perseverance. Wendy Schaeffer, the youngest equestrian gold medalist in history (she was only […]

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24
Jul-2016

Monday Musing: This eye-catching oasis in Botswana, The Okavango is perhaps Africa’s last unspoilt wilderness. Your heart will be captured by this Holy Grail of horse riding safaris.

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Angie Leckey and John Wall are a wonderful team who together, offer three sensational rides through the achingly beautiful landscapes of New Zealand’s South Island – Twin Lakes Pack Trail, Lake Hawea & Hunter River Ride, and Muster’s Mountain Trail. John has been trailing across this country with his team of packhorses for decades, and it’s […]

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There are many remarkable stories of horses who survived the Great War against insurmountable odds, carrying wounded soldiers from the bloody battlefields to the hospital tents day in and day out. Yet no two stories are ever the same and the story of The Sikh can attest to that. The Sikh was a British war […]

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Name of breed: Australian Stock Horse Country of origin: Australia Breed origin: The roots of the Australian Stock Horse date back to the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788 when nine horses came off the ships. Some of the original horse breeds in these imports included the Thoroughbred, Arabian, Welsh Mountain pony, Timor pony […]

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Roy Rogers was an American singer and cowboy actor who was one of the most popular Western stars of his era. He appeared in over 100 films and numerous radio and television episodes of The Roy Rogers Show (his show ran on radio for nine years before moving to television from 1951 through to 1957). […]

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