ISSUE 65
APRIL 2021
A BRIGHT
FUTURE

YOUNG STARS SHINE
HELL OR HIGH WATER
IN THE HUNTER
LYNDAL OATLEY’S
NEW SOULMATE

PLUS: HEATH’S ROAD TO DRESSAGE GOLD, ROHAN LUXMOORE LOOKS TO THE FUTURE, KERRY MACK’S 23 SHOULDER-IN EXERCISES, WAYNE COPPING & NARACOORTE HORSE TRIALS, LIFE-SIZE HORSE ART, JAPPELOUP ON THE SILVER SCREEN, AMY STOVOLD AIMS HIGH, GENETIC TESTING, DIGESTIVE HEALTH & MORE

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ISSUE 65

CONTENTS

APRIL 2021
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A few Words

FROM THE CHAIRMAN

ROBERT MCKAY

Ryan's Rave

TAKE #2: BRISBANE OLYMPICS 2032 DRESSAGE

BY HEATH RYAN

Special feature

THROUGH HELL OR HIGH WATER

BY ELLIE JOLLEY

Showjumping

BILLY RAYMONT GETS THE CHOCOLATES

BY ADELE SEVERS

Dressage

VIVA ELVIVE! LYNDAL’S NEW SOULMATE

BY ELLIE JOLLEY

Training

23 SHOULDER-IN EXERCISES TO IMPROVE YOUR HORSE

BY DR KERRY MACK

Lifestyle

THE LITTLE HORSE THAT COULD

BY SUZY JARRATT

Lifestyle

THE ART OF HORSES IS UNFINISHED BUSINESS

BY ADELE SEVERS

Health

EQUINE DIGESTIVE HEALTH: OMEPRAZOLE & THE MICROBIOME

BY KENTUCKY EQUINE RESEARCH

Health

THE BENEFITS OF GENETIC TESTING

BY DR MAXINE BRAIN

Eventing

ROHAN LUXMOORE LOOKS TO THE FUTURE

BY AMANDA YOUNG

Eventing

THE GOING IS ALWAYS GOOD AT NARACOORTE

BY ADELE SEVERS

Dressage

THE STARS SHINE AT DJWTS

BY DANA KRAUSE

Dressage

A YOUNG RIDER SEIZES THE MOMENT

BY ROGER FITZHARDINGE

Dressage

AMY STOVOLD IS AIMING HIGH AGAIN

BY PHOEBE OLIVER
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FROM THE CHAIRMAN
There’s nothing like red-hot competition to get the juices flowing and see where our sports are heading. It's as if the genie is out of the covid bottle. read more...
Ryan's Rave
TAKE #2: BRISBANE OLYMPICS 2032 DRESSAGE
To ride for your country at the Olympics on home turf is probably the biggest dream you could aspire to, says Heath Ryan, and now is the time to start planning for Brisbane 2032. read more...
Special feature
THROUGH HELL OR HIGH WATER
How the horses at Hunter Horse Haven were saved when the ferocious floods swamped Australia’s east coast is but one example of how horse communities responded when the call went out. read more...
Showjumping
BILLY RAYMONT GETS THE CHOCOLATES
Queensland showjumper Billy Raymont had major wins in the young jumping horse arena and took out the overall Champion of Champions class at the 2021 Dressage & Jumping with the Stars. read more...
Dressage
VIVA ELVIVE! LYNDAL’S NEW SOULMATE
Lyndal Oatley and her exciting new 12-year-old mare Elvive scored a stunning 76.2% in the Grand Prix at a national dressage show in Germany, giving us a glimpse of a potential Olympic combination. read more...
THE STARS SHINE AT DJWTS
Up-and-coming young horses and riders excelled alongside Olympic hopefuls at Dressage & Jumping with the Stars after a forced year off, with scores as high as 89.90% thrilling all in attendance. read more...
A YOUNG RIDER SEIZES THE MOMENT
Not only were Charlotte Phillips' performances at Willinga Park aboard CP Dresden inspiring, they were a sparkling window into the depth of young rider talent at this year’s Dressage by the Sea. read more...
AMY STOVOLD IS AIMING HIGH AGAIN
British dressage rider Amy Stovold likes working young horses slowly, and is happy to take her time bringing on Kenjiro Reactive, with whom she hopes to return to Grand Prix competition. read more...
Training
23 SHOULDER-IN EXERCISES TO IMPROVE YOUR HORSE
From relaxation to balance and suppleness, straightness and understanding the inside leg to outside rein, Dr Kerry Mack says there are endless ways to use the shoulder-in to better train your horse. read more...
Lifestyle
THE LITTLE HORSE THAT COULD
Suzy Jarratt continues her entertaining series on Horses in the Movies with a behind-the scenes look at the making Jappeloup, the true story of an undersized upstart that won Olympic gold. read more...
THE ART OF HORSES IS UNFINISHED BUSINESS
Terri Trivett has combined the two driving passions in her life – art and eventing – to create a life-size oil painting of her 17-hand warmblood mare, and now she’s looking for new subjects. read more...
Health
EQUINE DIGESTIVE HEALTH: OMEPRAZOLE & THE MICROBIOME
Horses have exceedingly sensitive gastrointestinal tracts and owners should always be vigilant and act quickly when issues arise, advise the experts at Kentucky Equine Research. read more...
THE BENEFITS OF GENETIC TESTING
Dr Maxine Brain explains how a simple hair test on your horse can not only confirm its bloodlines, but can also identify desirable traits or disease-casing genotypes in potential offspring. read more...
Eventing
ROHAN LUXMOORE LOOKS TO THE FUTURE
When a CCI5* level eventing horse such as Bells N Whistles retires, it can leave a gaping hole in a rider’s team. However, Rohan Luxmoore is excited to have two new young horses to produce. read more...
THE GOING IS ALWAYS GOOD AT NARACOORTE
Acclaimed course designer Wayne Copping has added some surprises at this year’s Naracoorte Horse Trials, an event that has been staged in the same classic rural setting for almost half a century. read more...
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