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.

Happy New Year! We’re galloping towards the business end of the season, and the pinnacle event on the calendar, the Land Rover Horse of the Year Show.

We hope you enjoyed a relaxing time with friends and family over the holiday season and managed to overindulge on some summer adventures with your four-legged friends.

In this jam-packed issue we feature many talented riders, bring you educational training clinics, and have photo essays from the National Young Horse Jumping Championships and the Bates National Dressage Championships.

Eagle-eyed readers may notice a name change of our editor. We haven’t got a new editor, Rebecca Harper has now decided to write under her married name, Rebecca Greaves.

On the cover is Jess Land, who most know through her ability to train youngstock off the track and take them through the show jumping levels in preparation to sell to them to the perfect home.

Rider profiles include Ashburton show jumper, Lucinda Askin, who is jumping in the World Cups with her special horse, Portofino. She tells us about why she’s having a crack at riding full-time and her plans to grow an equine business.

We also feature Wellington show jumper Heloise Tolo and discover her affinity for hot, fiery mares, young dressage star, Becki Williamson, who is keen to follow in her mum Wendi’s footsteps, as well as accomplished rider, dressage trainer and Dressage Performance & Development representative; Christine Weal.

Lisa Kennedy runs a racing stable for Kevin Myers in Rangitikei and was recognised for her talent and hard work with the Stablehand of the Year award at the New Zealand Thoroughbred Horse of the Year Awards. She’s also making a name for herself on the showing circuit with her two off-the-track Thoroughbreds.

Eventers Lauren Enright and Charlotte Treneary talk about their passion for eventing, and we get the low-down on Puhinui CC1 4* Three-Day-Event winner Monica Oakley.

It was a delight to interview Wairarapa show jumper, Mandy Illston. Juggling life as a veterinarian and mum and competing, Mandy finds time to give back to the sport, chairing ESNZ Jumping.

Our first clinic features Grand Prix dressage rider and trainer, Cooper Oborn, who takes us through a lateral masterclass. This clinic is possibly one of the most comprehensive clinics we have undertaken. Cooper coaches us through the lateral movements and how they help develop collection and the paces through the training.

In our second training clinic, discover the secret to perfect posture. How aware are you of your position in the saddle? This clinic addresses common issues with riders’ posture and how to correct them.

We hope you find some time to sit back, relax and enjoy the read and all the best for the remainder of the season. Whether you aspire to jump World Cups or make it to your local Pony Club ribbon day, we hope there is something within our pages to inspire and motivate you.

Until our next issue, happy riding.

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