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Marion Coakes came from a family of fanatic showjumpers (her two brothers were already in the Junior British Show Jumping team!!) and when she met ‘Stroller’ in 1960, they had to prove their worth! At the time Marion was just 13 and was moving on from her previous pony ‘Magic’. Stroller was 10. The Thoroughbred […]

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The Marche-Concours national de Chevaux is the equivalent to the Royal Easter Show for horses with many breeds flocking to the Swiss alpine town.  This annual event occurs every August in the autumn when the temperatures are beginning to sink but that doesn’t stop the crowds flocking to the show! This historical show promotes the […]

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Name of breed: Selle Français Country of origin: France Breed origin: Like most warmblooded horse breeds, the Selle Français is a mixture of different breeds from around the world. The origins of the Selle Français can be traced back to the 19th century where horse breeders from Normandy crossed Thoroughbred stallions and Norfolk Trotters with […]

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This 2-day celebration, known as the Baroque Horse festival, occurs every year in December in the small town of Leigh Creek in Victoria Australia at Kryal Castle. As it is based in a castle, this medieval festival is definitely one to behold! The festival celebrates the noble breeds from the Baroque period. Which horse breeds […]

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I am a horse mad person; it doesn’t matter what I am doing, it always has something to do with horses, ponies and everything in between. When I was little (and still to this day) I LOVED to watch horsey movies. We all have our favourites that we know every single word to and these […]

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Hey Globetrotters, I wanted to introduce you to the wonderful Jess Chapman who runs Chapman Valley Horse Riding just north of Sydney in the Hunter Valley. We met Jess at Equitana Auckland late last year and were blown away with her enthusiasm and excitement about her horse riding business. I will let you in on […]

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The Irish Sports Horse ‘Wilton Fair’ (also known as Wilbur) was born in Ireland in 1977. He was brought through the eventing ranks by Sir Mark Todd who would go on to win the Burghley CC14* in 1987. After this victory, Todd sold Wilbur over to Matt Firestone who unfortunately found him too big (and […]

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Skijordue combines some of the things that I love the most; horse riding, going really fast and CHEESE! Yes, that’s right – this is a cheesy charity event that combines skijoring and fondue into this super brilliant fundraiser! So let’s roll into it! This event is set in the first weeks of February and is […]

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Name of breed: Garrano Country of origin: Portugal Breed origin: This breed is so ancient that Northern Iberian Paleolithic cave paintings depict horses with similar profiles! That era spans from 2.6 BILLION years old up to around 10 000 years ago (that’s seriously old!) and it was when the first humans were roaming the earth! […]

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Once again we find ourselves looking at an Italian event on the picturesque island of Sardinia. This horse race is called L’Ardia di San Constantino and is a huge event near Sedilo where every year in summery July, thousands of people descend on this island to watch the race. Now, why are they racing you […]

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