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This is a must-see show for all equine enthusiasts Cavalia is your one-stop-shop equestrian theatrical show that will blow your mind! I have been lucky enough to witness the horsemanship in the show myself and my jaw just dropped at the first act. But how did this amazing idea first come to light? The Cavalia […]

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Name of breed: Appaloosa Country of origin: North America Breed origin: There have been several theories as to where the Appaloosa originated from as many thought that the Spanish Conquistadors brought the horse to the Americas in the late 15th or early 16th centuries. However, one theory suggests that they had already been there. The […]

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Name of breed: Westphalian Country of origin: Germany Breed origin: The Westphalian horse breed was bred at Warendorf Stud in 1826 and their mission was to produce a useful riding horse for all disciplines. Even though this breed is very similar to the Hanoverian, they have differences in their structure and temperament. The horses from […]

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When it comes to inspirational young women taking control of their destinies and setting out to achieve their dreams, I think Clemmie Wotherspoon takes the title. Just last week, Clemmie set out to ride the length of the Bicentennial National Trail (BNT) from Healesville in Victoria right up to Cooktown in Queensland, a total of […]

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Name of breed: American Saddlebred Country of origin: Kentucky, America Breed origin: Initially known as the Kentucky Saddler, the American Saddlebred’s primary ancestry breed was the Narragansett Pacer from Rhode Island and was used as the traditional mount for the plantation owners who worked and owned the land. In the 19th Century, breeders crossed this […]

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Bonjour Madame and Monsieur and welcome to the Route du Poisson (say that in your best French accent)! Also known as Fish Road, this 300-kilometre horse race through the French countryside is a popular carriage event that occurs every two years along the road of Mareyeuses de Boulogne to Compiègne. It is not a trek […]

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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: New Forest Pony Country of origin: New Forest, England Breed origin: The New Forest Pony is what we call a seriously old pony breed (ok well maybe that’s just what I call them but trust me when I say, this breed has quite the history and have been around for a long […]

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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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