ISSUE 79
JUN 2022
MAT HOLZ
STRIKES
GOLD
TAYLA & MAUS
THRIVE IN GERMANY
OFF & RACING
AT MI3DE

PLUS: MAREE TOMKINSON IN HER ELEMENT, HEATH RYAN ON THE WORLD CHAMPS, ROGER FITZHARDINGE TRAINS THE HALT, KERRY MACK & POSITIVE POWER, TASSIE DRESSAGE HISTORY, GERIATRIC DRESSAGE, VIGGO MORTENSEN, ‘BREAKER MORANT’, A VET’S LOOK AT CELLULITIS, & HYGAIN PARTNERS WITH PONY CLUB.

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ISSUE 79

CONTENTS

JUN 2022
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A Few Words

FROM THE CHAIRMAN

ROBERT MCKAY

Ryan's Rave

THE EVENTERS, THE DRESSAGE RIDERS
& THAT 69%

BY HEATH RYAN

Campdrafting

MAT HOLZ & FRONTIER STRIKE GOLD

BY ADELE SEVERS

Dressage

TAYLA & MAUS NAIL GERMAN SMALL TOUR

BY ROGER FITZHARDINGE

Dressage

MAREE TOMKINSON IN HER ELEMENT

BY ROGER FITZHARDINGE

Eventing

THOROUGHBREDS MAKING THEIR WAY TO MELBOURNE

BY ADELE SEVERS

Dressage

ACTIVE GERIATRICS:
EVERYONE’S A WINNER

BY ADELE SEVERS

Lifestyle

THE BRILLIANCE OF ‘BREAKER MORANT’

BY SUZY JARRATT

Training

TRAINING THE HALT

BY ROGER FITZHARDINGE

Dressage

HOW DRESSAGE TOOK OFF IN TASMANIA

BY MIM COLEMAN

Training

POSITIVE TRAINING REALLY CLICKS WITH HORSES

BY DR KERRY MACK

Lifestyle

VIGGO MORTENSEN,
LORD OF THE REINS

BY BERNARD BALE

Health

PERI-TARSAL CELLULITIS CALLS FOR QUICK ACTION

BY DR MAXINE BRAIN

Pony Club

GIVING BACK TO PONY CLUB

BY ELLIE JOLLEY
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A Few Words
FROM THE CHAIRMAN
Is it really almost four years since the World Equestrian Games in Tryon? Hard to believe, but yes, our combinations are now in the home stretch of qualifying for the 2022 FEI World Championships. read more...
Ryan's Rave
THE EVENTERS, THE DRESSAGE RIDERS & THAT 69%
Will an Australian dressage team qualify in time for the World Championships? Ryan’s Rave reveals what’s at risk as Heath nominates his leading dressage and eventing contenders. read more...
Campdrafting
MAT HOLZ & FRONTIER STRIKE GOLD
For West Gippslander Mat Holz, the magnitude of what it means to claim Willinga Park’s World Championship Gold Buckle and $100,000 prizemoney is still sinking in. read more...
Dressage
TAYLA & MAUS NAIL GERMAN SMALL TOUR
Young Aussie Tayla Desmet and her Zonik mare Zaubermaus are making inroads on the international stage, dominating the Small Tour classes at the Aachen Dressage Days CDI in Hagen. read more...
MAREE TOMKINSON IN HER ELEMENT
Based near Dusseldorf in Germany, Maree Tomkinson is determined to place herself at the heart of the dressage world and produce her team of five horses to the best of their abilities. read more...
ACTIVE GERIATRICS: EVERYONE’S A WINNER
South Burnett Equestrian Group have created a dressage series for older horses and riders, where the focus is on safety, horse welfare, correct training – and having a whole lot of fun! read more...
HOW DRESSAGE TOOK OFF IN TASMANIA
Just over 50 years ago, a dedicated group of visionaries met to establish the Dressage Association of Tasmania and put the state on a level footing with the rest of Australia. read more...
Eventing
THOROUGHBREDS MAKING THEIR WAY TO MELBOURNE
Off-the-track Thoroughbreds always feature strongly at Melbourne International Three-Day Event. We catch up with three promising born-agains entered in this year’s CCI4*L. read more...
Lifestyle
THE BRILLIANCE OF ‘BREAKER MORANT’
Starring Edward Woodward, Jack Thompson and Bryan Brown, Breaker Morant to this day is regarded as one of this country’s finest films that launched multiple careers. read more...
VIGGO MORTENSEN, LORD OF THE REINS
Lord of the Rings star Viggo Mortensen says riding is part of his heritage, which is why he can’t resist appearing in a movie in which his character has to ride. read more...
Training
TRAINING THE HALT
Almost every dressage test in the world starts and ends with a halt, and many also have a halt associated with a rein-back in the mix. Roger Fitzhardinge takes us through the paces. read more...
POSITIVE TRAINING REALLY CLICKS WITH HORSES
Positive Reinforcement Training is now the dominant strategy in training all sorts of animals, where the use of secondary reinforcers such as clickers are a valuable aid, says Kerry Mack. read more...
Health
PERI-TARSAL CELLULITIS CALLS FOR QUICK ACTION
Peri-tarsal cellulitis is a unique syndrome that often presents as an emergency due to its severe painfulness — and it can spread quickly, says veterinarian Maxine Brain. read more...
Pony Club
GIVING BACK TO PONY CLUB
Pony Club Australia has been a great learning place for young riders for over 80 years; Hygain's latest initiative is helping to allocate funds to clubs, so they can continue supporting the next generation of horse lovers. read more...
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