Show Circuit Magazine is packed with informative articles for riders and horse owners. Our magazine is aimed at the dedicated equestrian, providing valuable training and inspiration for all disciplines. We produce an exciting mix of features, photo essays and regular columns, with a stylish and modern design.
All roads led to the Hawke’s Bay showgrounds in March, as the top combinations in our sport, across multiple disciplines, descended on Hastings for the 2020 Land Rover Horse of the Year Show.
For many, it is the culmination of the season, the pinnacle event where dreams can come true. For others, it may simply be a goal to qualify and compete at their first ever HOY, and a ribbon is a bonus.
To all those who competed, we hope you ticked your goals off your list and soaked up the atmosphere. To those who attended as spectators, we hope you enjoyed the exceptional standard of competition – and picked up a bargain or two!
This issue brings you comprehensive coverage from HOY, from showing to show jumping, dressage and Show Hunter, you’ll find stories and photos with all the action on the pages inside the magazine.
Of course, the one everyone wants to win is the prestigious Olympic Cup, the showcase event, held in the premier arena on Sunday afternoon.
This year an elated Brooke Edgecombe held the trophy high, jumping three clear rounds to seal the win with her lovely and ultra-consistent mare, LT Holst Andrea.
Now, both she and husband, Oliver, will have their names etched on the Olympic Cup trophy – no mean feat.
We also bring you features on the Dressage Horse of the Year winner, Melissa Galloway, who has been impressing across the ditch, Norwood Gold Cup Winner Lisa Coupe, Pony of the Year and Junior Rider of the Year winner Samantha Carrington, Lady Rider of the year winner Rachel Malcolm, Gee Whizz Memorial Equestrian Turnout class winner Dani Simpson, and the Show Hunter Horse of the Year, taken out by Walton’s Abby Robinson.
You’ll find our extensive photo essay, along with overviews from the main disciplines, including show jumping, dressage, eventing, showing, Show Hunter, and pleasure.
Aside from our HOY coverage you can read about talented young rider, Jesse Linton, who aspires to buy land and turn it into an equine property, as well as eventually competing at World Cup level, and dressage competitor, coach and mentor, Diane Wallace. Despite decades spent in pursuit of her love of equestrian sports, Diane’s enthusiasm has not dimmed.
In our clinic with Andrea Raves, she explains straightness and lateral work. In the special feature Trainers talk Training, four top trainers, Jock Paget, Vanessa Way, Lucy Olphert and Sheena Ross, share their insights on what it takes to be a top-notch coach, who inspires them and give some inside tips on improving your riding.
Our front cover features Lisa Coupe, who took out the Norwood Gold Cup riding Lotte. Having returned to New Zealand after a successful stint overseas, Lisa talks about how she is starting again and what it means to be back in the country.
As usual, there’s human health, a tasty recipe and horse management articles, including pasture management and retiring horses – when to say when for your four-legged friend?
There’s something for everyone is this month’s issue, so settle in and enjoy the read.
Sheryll Davies - Publisher