Entering a World Unknown

In our latest issue... The world of competitive riding can be a complex one, with many rules, rituals, do’s and don’ts. If you’re a newcomer, getting up to speed when your child takes up riding is full of learning, particularly if their casual interest in horses turns into a busy competitive sport! The great news is that you’re not alone. In this special feature, parents of competitive riders in showing, show jumping and eventing share the journey they’ve been on, supporting their children’s dreams while learning the ropes themselves.

'In the Driver's Seat' with Blyth Tait features in our latest issue.

Blyth is undoubtedly one of our very best. So it was no surprise that many riders jumped at the chance to secure a lesson with him at one of his recent clinics around New Zealand. Show Circuit Magazine was there, along with four lucky riders, at Abderry Equine Centre.

Kelly Wilson - Passion & Perseverance

On our cover Horsewoman, wild horse trainer, adventurer, motivational speaker, writer, designer and photographer; 28-year-old Kelly Wilson leads a diverse and busy life. To date she has published six best selling books, with three more in her Showtym Adventures series coming out in 2018, yet she still finds time to travel the world and pursue her love of horses.

Woodhill Delivers for WC Festival

Head to heads were the order of the day in the premier arena at the Continental Cars Audi World Cup Festival at Woodhill Sands. Gerrit Beker’s courses brought out the best in many a combination, with some exciting classes producing heart-stopping jump-offs. It was the showdown of the appies in the MaxLife Batteries Country TV Pony Grand Prix today with childhood friends Ciel Butler and Parys Marshall battling it out for top honours. Rails fell freely in the opening round of the class until Butler (Katikati) aboard Showtym Boss came out and notched a lovely clear, followed four combinations later by Marshall (Taranaki) aboard Spot You Later. Butler was out first in the jump-off and while she

South Island Championships

Ashburton A&P Showgrounds Pictured: FEI World Jumping challenge 1.20-1.30m R2 winner Kauren Buckley & Icy Strom. Photo: Elise Ford South Island Show Jumping Titles FMG Young Rider Series sponsored by Mainland Coachwork: 1st Luci Askin, Portofino 2nd Kimberley Bird, Cera Cassina, 3rd Grace Percy, Kiwi Spirit, 4th Mackenzie Causer Elleway, 5th Steffi Whittaker Eros K 6th Jaimee Bird Double J Wilma Junior Rider Series with Equitation: 1st Grace Manera, Victoria Pro-Am Rider Series: 1st Louise Marriott, Concur, 2nd Angus Taylor, Oak As, 3rd Abby Hore Belmont Geldolf, 4th Mary Wakeman, 5th Arabella Jarman 6th Devon van Til Amateur Rider sponsored by Orari Estate: 1st Kate Perry Casahragi Sou

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