Australia/NZ News

The New Zealand South Island Eventing Championships at McLeans Island this weekend has valuable points up for grabs and provides a great pre-Taupo run

The excitement is building with just one week until the start of the 2018 Sydney International Horse Trials where a strong field will contest the Bates CCI3* class

Australian Eventing Chef d’Equipe Stuart Tinney was at Belton International to check in with UK based riders following the Test Event at Tryon where the Americans are (literally) moving mountains for this year's World Equestrian Games

Australian eventing rider and coach has been appointed to Equestrian Australia’s High Performance Panel, filling the position formerly held by the late Gillian Rolton (AM).

We talk to Shane Rose and Emma Mason about their wins at Equestriad and Christine Bates explains why she rode 'like a muppet!' but likes the new scoring system

Megan Jones and James Deacon tell us about their new property near Adelaide at Hallmark Farm, the facilities that everyone can use and some special coaching days for 'Geriatric Jumpers' or 'Dressage Divas'

Shane Rose quinellaed the CCI3* with Virgil and Swiper and earned the title of 2018 Australian Eventing Champion at Equestriad at Camden

Clarke Johnstone and Balmoral Sensation finished the Waipa Home of Champions CIC3* with a stylish clear round, to win the Forest Gate Trophy at their last start in New Zealand before heading offshore to prepare for the World Equestrian Games

Watch out Clarke! “I’m hunting your warmblood down, I’m on a thoroughbred!” says Donna Edwards-Smith with less than a rail between them after the cross country phase at Kihikihi

Clarke Johnstone leads the 3*, Donna does the job on a horse won in a magazine competition, Dannie's connections are celebrating and Angela is being Raucous at Kihikihi