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.
Autumn rolls into winter, often bringing with it four seasons in one day, and horse owners across the country face the age old dilemma – what cover to use?
Our comprehensive winter rugging guide, in association with WeatherBeeta, will help you navigate the fluctuations in temperature like a pro, ensuring your horses have the perfect rug, whatever the weather.
Winter is a time when things quieten down on the competition front for most, and many horses enjoy a well-earned break. Winter can also be a great time to re-evaluate, set some new goals and train those areas you want to work on before next season.
If your preference is to curl up by the fire and put your feet up with a good read, then look no further than the pages of our latest issue.
Our cover girl is Clevedon eventer Danielle Wheeler, whose family involvement with horses stretches back for generations.
Despite her equestrian pedigree, Danielle admits she was initially terrified of riding – something she has clearly overcome. Currently side-lined after slicing a tendon in her thumb, Danielle is excited about her team of horses and hopes to be back competing in spring.
Sticking with eventing, Waikato eventer Shannon Galloway talks about her pathway to 4* and why she’s determined to give back to the sport she loves, and help others along the way.
South Island eventer Brittany Fowler gave up university to follow her horse dreams when she was offered the opportunity to work for Olympian Clarke Johnstone. In her profile she tells Caitlin Benzie how she set about building her team, and has no regrets about choosing a career with horses.
We also visit Levin Show Hunter rider Antonio Matangi. Injury threatened to derail her season, but this pint-sized rider overcame the odds to bag two series titles this season and runner-up in a third.
Young show jumper Keira Page ended her time on ponies with a bang, taking out the Country TV Pony Grand Prix series in convincing fashion on Redcliffs Colour Me In. The distinctive pony draws many comments when in the ring, as she is ridden in a bitless Western Bosal. At home she’s ridden in a rope halter or with a string around her neck, and Keira talked to us about the unshakable bond the pair share.
Still in the show jumping arena we profile two more young guns, Samantha and Emma Gillies. The Oamaru sisters are fierce competitors, and have a slew of titles between them to show for it. They know only too well the highs and lows of horses, and talk about how they have overcome setbacks to give it their all when in the ring.
As well, we feature up and coming young show jumpers Amelia Munro, Georgia Milner and Pippa Collins.
You’ll want to read our article on what to do in a veterinary emergency. It’s every horse owner’s worst nightmare, but it pays to plan ahead and be prepared.
Finally, check out our event coverage from series finals - Glistening Waters Jumping Championships in Masterton, and Oro Dressage by the Lake at the stunning Takapoto Estate.
Until our next issue, happy riding. ❤️
Sheryll & Rebecca.
📷 © Caitlin Benzie Photography