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Is naughty Nicholson on a time out? 2016 Olympics,Events

Last week we learned that the outspoken Kiwi, Andrew Nicholson, one of the world’s Eventing legends was left off of the Equestrian Sports New Zealand’s high performance squad for 2015. Earlier this month, Andrew seemed pleased with with how his meeting went with Equestrian Sport New Zealand. He had apparently met with them to discuss the incident at the World Equestrian Games when he was unsatisfied with the veterinarian care provided to Nereo. In a statement to The Press he said, “I’ve done the debriefing of the year with the HP people and now it’s just a case of letting…

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Andrew Nicholson is offering to head back into the ring for New Zealand 2014 WEG,Riders

It looks like Andrew Nicholson is content with how his recent meeting went with Equestrian Sport New Zealand. He met with them to discuss the incident at the World Equestrian Games when he was unsatisfied with the veterinarian care provided to Nereo. In a statement to The Press he said, “I’ve done the debriefing of the year with the HP people and now it’s just a case of letting them digest the whole thing,  I’m sure they have taken on board everything that has been said. I just gave my side of it, it’s up to them to do their…

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Top Price – Right now that is Jonelle Missed it?

With a brilliant ride at the Stuttgart German Masters Indoor Eventing Derby on Wednesday night, Jonelle Price (NZL) took the third place ribbon and was the highest placed female in the highly competitive field. In this year’s 2014 FEI World Eventing Athlete Rankings, she placed second. She is the first woman to break into the top three since Mary King topped the leader board in 2011. Jonelle and Karin Donckers (BEL) are the only women in this year’s top ten, with Karin in 9th. Riding trumps law Riding for Eventing powerhouse New Zealand, Jonelle has not only risen to the…

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Marketer by day, rider by night – Samantha Felton – 30 Under 30 2014's 30 Under 30,Riders

Like a double agent, Samantha Felton (NZL) leads two distinct lives. Utilizing her university degree, her mornings begin in the office with a budding career in marketing. However, every afternoon when the clock strikes 1:30 she sheds her civilian clothes, dons her jodhpurs and pursues her passion of Eventing. With a day career and an after hours career Sam puts in long days. She rides six horses, coaches and is in the process of setting up a new farm. At only 23, she is a member of the New Zealand Talent Development squad and is consistently in the ribbons at…

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Check out the impressive alumni from Le Lion d’Angers 2014 events,Events,Good to know,Horses

As the 2014 Eventing season winds down during the month of October, we have been researching the length of relationships of top riders and their top horses. A trend of long-term relationships beginning at the one-star level has come to the forefront. As our third and final article on the topic this month, we wanted to see where the horses from one of the most prestigious young horse events, The FEI World Breeding Eventing Championships for Young Horses at Le Lion d’Angers, are now. Le Lion d’Angers stringent qualifications: This event is where the top young horses in Europe face…

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Medal winners – produced not bought Good to know,Horses,Missed it?,Riders

Since the 2014 WEG, there is no shortage of discussion and blogs as to why North American Eventers cannot beat their European counterparts. Some obvious advantages include: availability of more competitions, an existing owner culture that is part of the social fabric, access to top training, and plenty of horse breeders. However, it is worth studying the methods and circumstances of the medal winning combinations to determine what separates them from the rest of us. Long-term partnerships It took six years of FEI competitions for Sandra Auffarth (GER) and Opgun Luovo to conquer the Eventing world and win individual Gold…

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