ISSUE 71
OCT 2021


THE JIVE CONTINUES
FOR ROZZIE RYAN
SABINE & SANCEO
TWO OF A KIND
ON THE MOVE:
HAZEL SHANNON

PLUS: STORIES FROM THE BRISBANE CDN, SUE-ELLEN LOVETT RIDES ON, SAM WOODS & CAGE FIGHTER, KERRY MACK’S REWARD PHILOSOPHY, DIAGNOSTIC SUPPORT FOR RACEHORSES, SPRING HEALTH, FEEDING, MARE CARE… & A ZEBRA EARNS ITS ‘RACING STRIPES’!

AUSTRALIA`S BEST EQUINE MAGAZINE
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ISSUE 71

CONTENTS

OCT 2021
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A few Words

FROM THE CHAIRMAN

ROBERT MCKAY

Opinion

WATCH OUT FOR THE BRITS, GERMANS & SWEDES

BY HEATH RYAN

Dressage

SABINE & SANCEO, A PAIR OF MIND READERS

WRITTEN BY ADELE SEVERS / INTERVIEW BY ROGER FITZHARDINGE

Special feature

THE ‘BLIND CHICK’ RIDES AGAIN

BY ADELE SEVERS

Dressage

STARLITE SHINES AT BRISBANE CDN

BY ADELE SEVERS

Health

CLEAR VISION FOR A BETTER FUTURE

BY AMANDA YOUNG

Dressage

ALL IN THE GENES FOR ALISTAIR & SWEENEY

BY GEOFF MCLEAN

Health

SPRING INTO ACTION

BY EQ LIFE

Lifestyle

A ZEBRA EARNS ITS ‘RACING STRIPES’

BY SUZY JARRATT

Health

IN A BIND: THE ROLE OF TOXIN BINDERS

BY ELLIE JOLLEY

Dressage

JARRAH DEPARTS BUT THE MUSIC CONTINUES

BY ROGER FITZHARDINGE

Training

ASK LESS, REWARD MORE

BY DR KERRY MACK

Eventing

CAGE FIGHTER PUNCHES ABOVE HIS WEIGHT

BY ADELE SEVERS

Eventing

HAZEL SHANNON, ON THE MOVE

BY ADELE SEVERS

Health

CARING FOR MAMMARY GLANDS

BY DR MAXINE BRAIN
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A few Words
FROM THE CHAIRMAN
Motivation is the theme to our stories in this month’s magazine. As if by serendipity, they all have a streak of aspiration and doggedness as well as luck and circumstance. read more...
Opinion
WATCH OUT FOR THE BRITS, GERMANS & SWEDES
Heath Ryan continues his post-Tokyo Olympics analysis and identifies the new names to watch in elite competition and the breeding lines that are carrying them to stardom across the disciplines. read more...
Dressage
SABINE & SANCEO, A PAIR OF MIND READERS
There were many beautiful horse and rider combinations at the Tokyo Olympics, but one that stood out was the American partnership of Sabine Schut-Kery and the 15-year-old stallion Sanceo. read more...
STARLITE SHINES AT BRISBANE CDN
Queensland dressage rider Elizabeth Owens was delighted with her success on Revelwood Starlite at the Brisbane CDN – now, someone else has the chance to take on the Australian-bred GP mare. read more...
ALL IN THE GENES FOR ALISTAIR & SWEENEY
Alistair Schramm and his 18-year-old thoroughbred Zero Degrees, aka Sweeney, were both destined to do well – it’s in their blood. They just had to find their calling. read more...
JARRAH DEPARTS BUT THE MUSIC CONTINUES
It feels like the end of an of era with Rozzie Ryan’s Grand Prix mainstay Jarrah R about to set sail for England, however with sire Jive Magic’s lineage going strong here in Australia, the journey continues. read more...
Special feature
THE ‘BLIND CHICK’ RIDES AGAIN
Multi-talented Sue-Ellen Lovett has found another horse to continue her dressage career with after the passing of her beloved Johno, who’s now the subject of a second book. read more...
Health
CLEAR VISION FOR A BETTER FUTURE
Racing Victoria’s Diagnostic Imaging Subsidy Program has been described as ‘Medicare for horses’ for good reason. It’s all part of the ongoing support for thoroughbreds, both on the track and looking further ahead to their life after racing. read more...
SPRING INTO ACTION
Spring is the time to prepare horses for the warmer months ahead, and animal health specialists Virbac offer six ways you can ensure your horse will be happy and healthy for summer. read more...
IN A BIND: THE ROLE OF TOXIN BINDERS
Pasture, hay and hard feed are all susceptible to the growth of minute fungi in humid seasons, producing potentially dangerous mycotoxins. The equine nutritionists at Hygain have the safeguard. read more...
CARING FOR MAMMARY GLANDS
With the foaling season well underway, Dr Maxine Brain reminds us to keep an eye out for signs of mastitis and other issues with a mare’s mammary glands at this crucial time. read more...
Lifestyle
A ZEBRA EARNS ITS ‘RACING STRIPES’
A battling outsider overcomes diversity to triumph in a race – not the most original of movie plots, but Racing Stripes is different... its hero is a talking zebra. read more...
Training
ASK LESS, REWARD MORE
There are some wise sayings underlying training that every now and again Kerry Mack likes to remember. One of her favourites is “Ask less, reward more”. She tells us why. read more...
Eventing
CAGE FIGHTER PUNCHES ABOVE HIS WEIGHT
After a modest career on the track, Cage Fighter has shown his true mettle under the stewardship of Sam Woods, proving you don’t need the flashiest horse in the field to make the history books. read more...
HAZEL SHANNON, ON THE MOVE
Hazel Shannon has moved to Willinga Park where she and Clifford are establishing an exciting eventing base as well as spring-boarding to Pau for more 5* competition. read more...
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