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.
The 2020-21 show season may have been disrupted, and some shows cancelled, but on the whole horses and riders have been able to get out and enjoy attending shows as normal.
In this latest jam-packed issue we bring you the best of event coverage, training clinics, advice and rider profiles.
Our cover features the lovely Briar Burnett-Grant. At 18, Briar became the youngest ever rider to lift the prestigious Olympic Cup, and she’s a force to be reckoned with every time she steps in the ring.
Read about her path to the top, her goals and aspirations for the future, and the special relationship she shares with the ‘crazy but talented’ roan gelding, Fiber Fresh Veroana.
Inside these pages you can also read about talented horseman Mark Weedon, who has established a reputation for himself through his ability to start young horses.
We profile show jumping young gun, Rylee Sheehan, who won his first ever start at Horse Grand Prix level with Bandito NZPH, as well as West Coast eventers Eve Hawes and Rebecca Wardle, and rising star on the dressage scene, Reece Downham-Smith.
Our Q&A with equine reproduction specialist Dr Lee Morris is a must-read. Lee has worked on game-changing research and is in demand around the world as a guest speaker at conferences. Now working as a specialist equine reproduction veterinarian for EquiBreed NZ, she talks about how it all started.
Dr Kristi Salonius talks about better bodies for better riders, discover how she is helping a diverse range of clients return to optimum performance and live pain-free.
In our training clinics we feature Dan Greenwood who shares three exercises to take your training to another level, inspiring you and improving your horse’s way of going to reveal a more expressive, engaged and supple horse.
Health features this issue include an insightful piece on ligaments – how they work and what can go wrong – and caring for the older equine, ensuring they continue to perform and maximising their quality of life before the need to consider reducing their workload.
We hope you find inspiration and useful advice in this issue, and enjoy the tail end of the season as we build to the pinnacle event on the horsey calendar, Horse of the Year Show in March.
I hope that you all get the chance to take a break over the Christmas period as we close the year and begin the second part of the season.
I would also take this opporunity to thank our loyal readers and advertisers for their continued support.
Merry Christmas to you, your four-legged friends and your families.