Show Circuit Magazine is a digital offering 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.
We have an action-packed October/November issue, and we have gone all international!
We have been glued to our screens supporting our World Champs teams. How proud are we of the Kiwi eventers, achieving a team Bronze medal, with Tim Price also taking an individual Bronze on the ever-stunning Falco. It is brilliant to see such cohesive teams within our sport. Well done.
We have also been visiting some of our New Zealand riders and grooms based in Europe, with Nicola Franks heading out with her camera to photograph them.
We feature Sarah Wilkinson on our cover - she is a familiar face on the dressage scene to many and has begun to stamp her place on the international circuit with some promising wins. Make sure you check out the article.
Brea Walker is someone we admire; her upbeat positivity is just contagious! She is presently grooming for Laura Collett, and the learnings are vast. Packing up here in New Zealand and having to sell her horses to learn her craft from one of the best in the industry is a credit to her determination.
Tayla Mason is cutting it with the best in the UK, starting off being with Tim and Jonelle Price and moving on to her own yard. We learned what it has taken to hone her craft, build her team, and step out independently.
That brings us to Vicky Brown-Cole, whom I have admired for years. You could not meet a more down-to-earth lovely person if you tried. She is placed in Clarke Johnstone's yard in the UK at stunning Aston Farm, owned by Zara Tindall. Vicky recounts a typical 24 hours in her life.
Melody Matheson also allowed us a sneak peek into her day. While Christine Cornege was on her way to Herning, she spent a day with Melody. It's no surprise that Melody left New Zealand after the devastating loss of Graffiti and has since focused on new journeys.
Back home on NZ soil, we caught up with Jasmine Robertson, and this is a must-read. Jasmine has carved out a niche market in videography and marketing in the racing world.
We all know that Cam Robertson loves a challenge with mini-trampolining - if not with horses! The parallel between the two sports interests me, with the mental and physical attributes they have in common. While Jock Paget identified Cam's raw talent while riding for him, Cam's decision to move home to Rangiora was just the recipe for life.
Other features in this issue include busy mum of two, Tanya Hansen, whose passion is keeping a team of showjumpers in action and giving back to the community. She was recently named the ESNZ Jumping Volunteer of the Year 21/22, so check this article out to be inspired.
Now and then, we are told about young up-and-coming riders. Samantha Megchelse piqued our interest because she is an all-around rider, heading to the Pony Club Eventing Champs an impressive six times! She is now focusing on show jumping. Sam lost her beloved pony Utu at Foxton, but she is not one to be kept down, and she is now focused on her new mount Rata Mill Eclipse. Denise Flay again captured these two with beautiful images.
We have put together our favourite World Champs images from Christine Cornege and Tomas Holcbecher covering dressage, show jumping and eventing. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did.
We cover Tetanus in our health feature. Remember, it is easy to avoid this horrendous killer by vaccination. Elise Cacace spoke to two leading vets to get the low-down.
Don't forget to check out our lovely line-up of stallions in this issue!
We hope you enjoy this issue. Until next time, happy riding, everyone! ❤️
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