Changing Codes

In this lesson, Grand Prix showjumper Dani Maurer helps our amateur rider Kimi Knight to prepare for her upcoming competitions. Kimi recently decided to refocus her goals and make a move into the showjumping arena and away from her eventing background. Dani is here to help her make the transition.

APR/ MAY 2016

Creating swing

Peter Storr works with a young pony rider on getting her pony, Ted working over his back and swinging from behind, as well as being more supple and accepting of the contact.

APR/ MAY 2016

Train like the professionals

Join top eventing riders Clarke Johnstone and Samantha Felton as they school Samantha’s two horses Ricker Ridge Rui and Ricker Ridge Skywalker through gymnastic exercises to prepare them for their upcoming competitions. Read on for inspiring tips and tricks that will help you on your way to the autumn eventing circuit and beyond. 

APR/ MAY 2016

Baby Steps with Anna Stephens

Anna Stephens guides Karina Valster and Blade; a four-year-old Thoroughbred who has recently retired from the racetrack through his first formal jumping session.

JUN/ JUL 2016

Create a thinking horse

Andrew Nicholson is legendary for his smooth, elegant cross-country rounds. But how does he train his horses to achieve them? Here he shares some of his favourite exercises with us.

JUN/ JUL 2016

Putting flatwork first

This lesson had a big focus on perfecting position, technique and the primary way of going on the flat before looking at jumping anything. Charelle values her time spent on the flat and feels it makes a huge difference when she comes to jump.

JUN/ JULY 2016

One jump ahead

In this article Catherine Cameron rides the very promising then four-year-old prospect Lamaze. Lamaze is by the Holsteiner stallion La Lair, out of Jazz (by Lio Caylon). 

AUG/ SEP 2016

Focus on engagement

A simple exercise to help improve your horses' engagement 

AUG/ SEP 2016

Focus on turning

Focus on turning

OCT/ NOV 2016

Get him going forward

Dressage training with Christine Weal.

If you want your horse to be more forward and off your leg, there’s plenty you can do to get him thinking and moving positively. Even if your time in the saddle is limited, you’ll soon have a more forward-going and responsive ride.

FEB/ MAR 2017

Fit to event

We catch up with popular eventing rider Katharine van Tuyl and Double J Sunshine, and she explains to us the importance of fitness training.

DEC/ JAN 2017

Little tweaks – big improvements

It’s all about simple adjustments and fine-tuning in this jumping lesson for Auckland-based Grand Prix rider Glen Beal and his stunning grey gelding Sacramento. In this high-intensity lesson, top Australian show jumping rider and coach Clem Smith works on small changes with Glen that make a real impact. 

DEC/ JAN 2017

Training with correctness

Jen Hamilton is one of the most widely respected coaches in North America and has been a regular visitor to New Zealand over many years. Her compelling, no-nonsense teaching delivers a range of strategies that riders can take away and apply to their ongoing training at home.

DEC/ JAN 2017

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