ISSUE 68
JULY 2021
TOKYO,
HERE WE COME!

ANDREW HOY & VASSILY
SIMONE PEARCE’S
DESTINY WITH DESTANO
HEATH RYAN'S
OLYMPIC RAVE

PLUS: WHAT MAKES A GP HORSE, JAKE HUNTER, SALLY SIMMONDS, ELISA WALLACE, LYNDA DE GRUCHY, KERRY MACK & BITLESS BRIDLES, JOUSTING, HORSES & THE ENVIRONMENT, FURY THE WILD STALLION, EQUINE SHIVERS, & SHINY WINTER COATS

AUSTRALIA`S BEST EQUINE MAGAZINE
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ISSUE 68

CONTENTS

JULY 2021
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A few Words

FROM THE CHAIRMAN

ROBERT MCKAY

Ryan's Rave

HOW THE AUSSIES STACK UP FOR TOKYO

BY HEATH RYAN

Eventing

RECORD 8th OLYMPICS FOR HOY THE ‘COUNTRY BOY’

BY ADELE SEVERS

Dressage

DESTINATION TOKYO FOR SIMONE & DESTANO

BY ADELE SEVERS

Dressage

YOU ASK, WHO IS LYNDA DE GRUCHY?

BY ROGER FITZHARDINGE

Showjumping

JAKE HUNTER’S EUROPEAN VOCATION

BY ADELE SEVERS

Special feature

A KNIGHT’S TALE
DOWN UNDER

BY ELLIE JOLLEY

Health

THE MYSTERY OF EQUINE SHIVERS

BY DR MAXINE BRAIN

Training

THE INS & OUTS OF BITLESS BRIDLES

BY DR KERRY MACK

Health

WINTER COAT SHEDDING MADE SIMPLE

BY EQUILUME

Lifestyle

FURY, A STALLION WITH STANDARDS

BY SUZY JARRATT

Showjumping

SALLY SIMMONDS KEEPS A LEVEL HEAD

BY AMANDA YOUNG

Eventing

MUSTANG MYSTIQUE MEETS ELISA WALLACE

BY ADELE SEVERS

Lifestyle

GET DOWN & DIRTY FOR A BETTER ENVIRONMENT

BY AMANDA YOUNG

Dressage

WILL MY HORSE MAKE IT TO GRAND PRIX?

BY ROGER FITZHARDINGE
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FROM THE CHAIRMAN
Before the Tokyo Games have even begun, two Australian equestrians have already set records. Andrew Hoy and Mary Hanna are both record-holders for the number of Games they have competed at. We’re off to a good start. read more...
Ryan's Rave
HOW THE AUSSIES STACK UP FOR TOKYO
A former Olympian himself, Heath Ryan assesses the prospects of Australians making the podium versus the powerhouses of Germany and Britain in Dressage and Eventing at the Tokyo Olympic Games. read more...
Eventing
RECORD 8th OLYMPICS FOR HOY THE ‘COUNTRY BOY’
Australian eventing great Andrew Hoy is heading to a record eighth Olympic Games, this time riding Vassily de Lassos, one of the most talented horses he’s ever had. read more...
MUSTANG MYSTIQUE MEETS ELISA WALLACE
Five-star American eventer Elisa Wallace has tackled the biggest courses in the sport with off-the-track Thoroughbreds. Now she has also discovered the Mustang. read more...
Dressage
DESTINATION TOKYO FOR SIMONE & DESTANO
Victorian-born Simone Pearce will make her Olympic debut with 14-year-old stallion Destano as part of the Australian dressage team for the Tokyo Games. read more...
YOU ASK, WHO IS LYNDA DE GRUCHY?
NSW dressage rider Lynda De Gruchy has always relished a challenge, and after a 20-year hiatus from riding, she is back in the game, proving it’s never too late to live your dream. read more...
WILL MY HORSE MAKE IT TO GRAND PRIX?
Roger Fitzhardinge tries to answer the million-dollar question by listing 10 factors essential to determining whether a horse can go all the way – including good luck and management. read more...
Showjumping
JAKE HUNTER’S EUROPEAN VOCATION
Jake Hunter, our highest ranked under-25 rider, is ticking off goals in Europe — including a recent debut on the Longines Global Champions Tour circuit. read more...
SALLY SIMMONDS KEEPS A LEVEL HEAD
Covid restrictions might have stalled Sally Simmonds’ plans to compete in Europe, but the young showjumping star is making the most of local competitions as she chases her World Cup dream. read more...
Special feature
A KNIGHT’S TALE DOWN UNDER
To the average commoner, the ancient sport of jousting is not for the faint of heart. However, the medieval art is just a normal weekend for Queensland couple Tony and Elizabeth Hodges. read more...
Health
THE MYSTERY OF EQUINE SHIVERS
Dr Maxine Brain explores equine shivers, a chronic neuromuscular disease that can appear in generally larger horses and has nothing to do with cold weather. read more...
WINTER COAT SHEDDING MADE SIMPLE
Equilume shines a light on how to achieve a healthy, shiny winter coat by using blue light technology to mimic a long summer’s day and give top competition horses that radiant sheen. read more...
Training
THE INS & OUTS OF BITLESS BRIDLES
Kerry Mack explores the pros and cons of bitless bridles from a scientific and horse welfare perspective, given that the traditional bridle has been subject to some contention in regards to noseband pressure. read more...
Lifestyle
FURY, A STALLION WITH STANDARDS
This wild black stallion not only taught morality to a whole generation, recalls Suzy Jarratt in her Horses & Movies series, Fury went on to be the highest grossing animal star after Lassie! read more...
GET DOWN & DIRTY FOR A BETTER ENVIRONMENT
Regardless of where your horse lives and the size of the paddocks it grazes, there are positive actions you can take to limit environmental degradation. read more...
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