Horse Powers Help War Veterans

Saratoga WarHorse is a non-profit organisation in New York state, which helps military veterans heal from the devastating emotional effects of Post Traumatic Stress. The emotional healing that begins with the nonverbal, nonjudgmental acceptance of a horse enables veterans to feel safe enough to be themselves, and this is essentially the first step in their […]

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Sinterklaas: like Santa, but better

Jolly old Santa Claus isn’t the only version of Saint Nicholas to have survived into the 21st century. Nor, one might very well argue, is he the best version! What could be better than Santa Claus, I hear you ask? The answer is simple: Santa Claus with a horse. I have nothing against a team […]

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Golegã Horse Fair, Portugal

Golegã Horse Fair happens every November in the town of Golegã, known as the horse capital of Portugal. Overnight, the normally sleepy town is transformed into a buzzing hub of Portuguese horse enthusiasts converging to celebrate their much-loved native breed, the Lusitano. Guests on our ride in Portugal are blessed with absolutely perfect timing for […]

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Shetland Pony Racing

Shetland pony racing may just be the cutest equestrian sport in existence. In just a few years, it has grown from a few charity races here and there to a fully-fledged competitive sport. Check out this race in Bath, England to see just how serious (and freakin’ adorable!!) it can get! The US has taken […]

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Megan Jones, Event Rider

Megan Jones is a champion event rider who has represented Australia in the Olympics and achieved great success on her home-bred horses. From her equestrian centre in the beautiful Adelaide Hills, South Australia, Megan and her team run a plethora of programmes and events for everyone from professional riders to horse-loving kids. Megan very kindly […]

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FEI World Equestrian Games

The FEI World Equestrian Games are held every four years, in the middle of the Olympic cycle. It is one of the biggest events on the global equestrian calendar, with eight disciplines included in the programme and over 700 riders set to compete this year. The 2018 Games will be held from the 11th to […]

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Fiona Hughes – Sit Tight Radio

Fiona Hughes has been riding horses her whole life, and enriching the Aussie eventing scene for much of that time. Her latest project, Sit Tight Radio, brings listeners top quality equestrian info-tainment in the form of commentaries from Australia’s major 3 day events. We caught up with Fi to learn more about Sit Tight Radio […]

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Equestria Festival, France

I was recently fortunate enough to attend an incredible festival in the French city of Tarbes, which is nestled into the foothills of the stunning Pyrenees mountains. Equestria Festival is a celebration of all things equus. It’s like a breed show, but with added llamas. It’s like a gymkhama, but with world class performances every […]

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Wallace the Dressage Mule

Meet Wallace, a mule who has triumphed against the odds to beat horses at their own game – dressage! Wallace’s origins are a mystery, but as a six year old, he was found wandering a village in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, eating the locals’ flower displays. The locals and Wallace reached a compromise, converting a […]

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Real-life HERO: Tanya McDermott

Tanya McDermott is spearheading a new project by Harness Racing Victoria that aims to help Standardbreds transition to new lives and careers after retiring from the racetrack. Tanya very kindly took the time to answer some questions for us about her life by the track, the HERO project and some favourite memories. What is your […]

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The Huasos of Chile

A Chilean huaso is ‘an excellent horseman with gentlemanly ways who identifies with the hacienda’ (‘hacienda’ is a South American term for a large estate – think an estancia, but bigger). Heard of gauchos? Huasos are the Chilean equivalent. Until the 20th century, huasos were far from gentlemen. They started off as bandits in Chile’s […]

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Kaimanawa Horse Muster

The Kaimanawa Horse Muster is a biennial muster that takes place in the Kaimanawa Ranges on New Zealand’s North Island. The purpose of the muster is to maintain a population of around 300 wild Kaimanawa horses, which are not native to the Ranges but are allowed to remain because of their cultural significance. Kaimanawa horses […]

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Man From Snowy River Bush Festival – Corryong

Nothing speaks of Aussie bush heritage more than Banjo Patterson’s famous poem, ‘The Man From Snowy River’. Musicians have sung it, there’s been a movie made about it, and the town of Corryong, at the base of the Australian Alps, has created an entire festival around it. The sleepy little alpine hamlet swells in April […]

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Australian International 3 Day Event – Adelaide’s Best Kept Secret!

Hey Globetrotters, did you know that an FEI Classics Series three-day event happens right in our backyard every year? Right in Adelaide’s backyard, to be precise! Every November, the parklands that circle Adelaide’s CBD are taken over by this internationally significant equestrian competition. Three-day eventing, commonly called eventing, originated as a way to test military […]

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Philip Barnard-Brown: Aussie Coachman of the Royals

A little over a week ago, the world witnessed the spectacle of His Royal Highness Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle’s wedding. And while the wedding was just beautiful, to myself and no doubt all the other horse-mad people out there, the carriage procession through Windsor afterwards with the stunning horses and their shiny […]

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Badminton Horse Trials 2018 Winner- Jonelle Price

The Badminton Horse Trials is held annually in the first week of May and showcases the elite eventers of the equestrian world! It is one of the toughest events in the eventing calendar and sees plenty of thrills, spills and amazing horse feats and displays of horsemanship. This year the winner was Jonelle Price riding ‘Classic […]

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The Philippaerts Family

The Philippaerts are a Belgium family who has horse riding and show jumping in their blood! Ludo Philippaerts was a showjumping wizard and his wife Veronique was a master in the dressage arena before they had their four sons (Olivier, Nicola, Thibault and Anthony) to carry on their name in the equestrian world. Their passion […]

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Dalecarlian Horse

The Dalecarlian horse is a traditionally carved wooden horse from the Swedish province of Dalarna. These cute little horses have become not only a symbol of the area they were originally made in but of Sweden itself. Although there are several different styles and colours that are painted onto these horses, there is one that […]

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Ride For A Cure – Australian Polo Players take on the Mongol Derby

The Mongol Derby is a 1,000 kilometre race across Mongolia’s Steppe and is known for its gruelling days of hard riding to meet each checkpoint. This year, four Australian polo players are taking on the trek in the name of MS research and for an influential man in their lives. The polo players are none […]

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World Polo Championships

Welcome to the world of polo and the World Polo Championships! While Princes William and Harry might enjoy a chukka or two, there are many other famous polo players from all over the world and when they come together to play with or against one another at the World Polo Championships it’s a sight to […]

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Uffington White Horse

The Uffington White Horse is a HUGE stylised prehistoric horse trenched into the English countryside and filled with white chalk. How big you ask? The horse has been measured to be over 110 METRES long! You can find this gigantic horse while strolling past White Horse hill, which is eight kilometres from the local village […]

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