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Andrew Nicholson to Headline EQUITANA Auckland

04. May. 2017. British Eventing, Badminton Estate.
......Photo..PHIL J PHOTOGRAPHY The biggest name in the world of eventing will be the superstar at EQUITANA Auckland. Andrew Nicholson is heading home, with his wife Wiggy and children Zach and Lily, for the first time in years to be part of the inaugural event. His recent win at the Badminton Horse Trials has captured the attention of the world, with many calling it one of the greatest comebacks ever. Nicholson suffered what could have been a career-ending injury in 2015 when he broke his neck, making his victory at Badminton even more remarkable. The former world number ... Read More


Mark Todd Land Rover has announced seven-time Olympic event rider Sir Mark Todd as its latest equestrian ambassador signing.  Todd is one of the most successful riders of all time and joins Land Rover’s illustrious stable of equestrian ambassadors which includes Zara Tindall MBE, Nick Skelton CBE, Ben Maher MBE, Sir Lee Pearson, Harry Meade and England polo player Max Charlton.  The five-times Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials winner has one of the most celebrated careers in the history of equestrian sport. He burst onto the international scene in the eighties by winning back-to-back gold ... Read More

Australia names teams for 2017 Oceania Championships

StuartTinney_GemmaTinney Equestrian Australia has announced its teams for the 2017 Oceania Championships.  The event is being held in conjunction with the Melbourne International 3 Day Event (June 8 -12) and the teams include several new faces giving riders invaluable major competition experience. The teams also include a father daughter combination with Stuart and Gemma Tinney representing the Senior and Young Rider teams respectively.  Gemma who recently won the CIC3* and Australian Eventing Championship at Equestriad said she was rapt about making the team. “It is a massive honour to be named,” said Gemma. “I am excited to be on an Australian team for ... Read More

ISH Eventing Series Announced

Eventing Ireland The Irish Sport Horse Studbook and Eventing Ireland have announced the dates and venues of the 2017 Irish Sport Horse Studbook Eventing Series. 

This year the four-year-old series will consist of four legs with scores from all legs to count in the league. The five and six-year-old series will consist of six legs with all legs to count in the league.  In addition, the five & six-year-old pony classes will be run over all six legs with all scores to count.

Alison Corbally, HSI, Director of Breeding and Programmes in Horse Sport Ireland stated: “We are delighted to re-introduce an Eventing league ... Read More

Eventing Riders Association North America launches

USEA   The Professional Riders Organization has announced the implementation of the restructure and rebranding of the organisation.  The organisation will now be known as the Eventing Riders Association North America (ERA of NA), and as part of an overall strategic plan it has adopted this new identity to align with the  Eventing Riders Association Great Britain (ERA GB) and Eventing Riders Association International.  Under the leadership of President Allison Springer and the board of directors, ERA of NA has adopted a new logo, membership levels and focus on its mission of assimilating and leveraging the collective voice of North America’s amateur and professional event ... Read More

The George Mernagh Memorial Fund Bursary 2017

Tatts Tattersalls Ireland is inviting applicants involved in all equestrian disciplines to apply for the 2017 George Mernagh Memorial Fund (GMMF) bursary.  The annual GMMF bursary was set up in memory of the late George Mernagh who had a lifelong interest in equestrian sports and was devoted to developing these at Tattersalls Ireland. The €5,000 bursary is intended to support an applicant, from course designer/builder to competitor to instructor, to develop or further establish their career in the eventing industry. This payment is intended to assist with associated costs, over a defined period, of pursuing an equestrian career. Former winning recipient of the ... Read More

Australian National Championships to put Eventing riders through their paces

wide-KatjaWeimann-BPCosmopolitan-Equitana2014 More than 650 horses from across Australia will converge on Camden’s Bicentennial Park for the 2017 Paul Pace Country National Eventing Championships this weekend.  Attracting athletes at all levels of the sport, this year’s staging of the Nationals is expected to be one of Australia’s largest equestrian events, with everyone from Olympians to emerging riders gearing up for the competition.  The 2017 Nationals is being hosted by the popular Equestriad event, an annual competition run by the riders for the riders. The event boasts dual Olympic medallist Shane Rose as its director.   With riders venturing ... Read More

Oceania Long Lists Confirmed

Team NZ   ESNZ Eventing has announced the Senior and Young Rider Oceania Long Lists for 2017. The 2017 Oceania Team Championships is being hosted by Equestrian Australia and is taking place at the Melbourne International Three Day Event at Werribee, 8-12 June. Senior Rider Long List; Andrew Daines – Spring Panorama owned by Andrew Daines, Leanne & David Jensen Clarke Johnstone – Balmoral Sensation owned by the Johnstone Family Donna Edwards-Smith – DSE Mr Hokey Pokey owned by Donna & Elise Edwards-Smith, DSE Tangolooma owned by Graeme Smith & Gaye McClunie Emily Cammock – Shaw Lee owned by Emily & Matt Cammock and Fiona Quinn ... Read More

World-Class Designer Heading Down Under

Team NZ New Zealand’s aspiring course designers have another chance to spend time with one of the best in the world.  Mike Etherington-Smith is heading Down Under for his second trip in as many years, and again, thanks to a High Performance Sport New Zealand Prime Minister’s Scholarship.  ESNZ high performance director Sarah Dalziell-Clout says the visit is part of a push for further development of Kiwi officials. “We want to ensure we have a high performance competition environment here in New Zealand that enables both our top riders and programme to develop and perform here,” said Dalziell-Clout.  With that in mind, Etherington-Smith will be ... Read More

Hunt on for ESNZ High Performance Eventing Manager

Team NZ The hunt is on for the next High Performance Eventing Manager within Equestrian Sports New Zealand (ESNZ) following the shock resignation of Graeme Thom.  Thom resigned from the position following the flare up of an old back injury and following doctors’ advice that extensive travel would be the worst thing he could do, he decided to step down. He was appointed to the position in January and came with extensive experience.  At the time of his resignation he said: “It is a huge disappointment to me. I don’t wish to put the New Zealand team at risk through me being unable to ... Read More