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.

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We did it!! Despite the odds of replacing 57 pages from LRHOY, our April/May edition has landed in stores today.


Our cover features Taupo pocket rocket Annabel Francis, who took the World Cup Series by storm with her classy imports La Quinara and Carado GHP. She may be tiny, but she has nerves of steel and fiercely competitive nature to rival any. Diana Dobson found out what makes her tick.

Other talented teens to feature in this issue are Sophia Blackbourn, who initially rose through the young rider dressage ranks, and Olivia Newsom, who has her career with horses all mapped out.

Newly appointed ESNZ High Performance General Manager, Jock Paget, talks about his rapid ascent through the eventing ranks, from the highs of winning Badminton to the lows of his horse failing a drug test after winning Burghley, and why he’s content with where he is in life right now.

We also visited Ohaupo show jumper Emma Gaze. This busy woman packs a lot into her day and enjoys great success on her team of home-bred, self-produced horses.

Other profiles include dressage stars Wendi Williamson and Haydee Wells-Parmenter, and Show Hunter rider Stephie Joustra-Smith, who shows us how she and husband Jono have transformed their Kinloch property.

We bring you event coverage from Takapoto Estate Show Jumping. Christchurch show jumper and trainer Rose Alfeld talks us through beneficial training exercises to sharpen your show jumping skills in the ring in our training clinics. Dressage coach Tracy Wright offers six exercises to help execute counter-canter successfully.

Our regular contributor, Ashleigh Kendall’s article on goal setting, is a must-read. Setting goals gives you long-term vision and short-term motivation, and her article steps you through the process.

Finally, we would like to acknowledge our hard-working Show Circuit team, who worked long days (and nights) to bring you this issue. We are truly grateful and proud of the finished result.


Happy reading everyone ❤️

Sheryll & Rebecca.


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