ISSUE 56
JULY 2020
WHERE TO
NOW FOR EQUESTRIAN AUSTRALIA?
George Sanna
The legend continues
10 TIPS FOR RIDING
THE PRELIM TEST

PLUS: SUE-ELLEN LOVETT TELLS ALL, SOPHIE ADAMS IN THE UK, GOOD DRESSAGE PRESENTATION, EQUINE REHAB EXERCISES, RELAX WITH THE SHOULDER-IN, THE ONE-EYED JUMPER & MORE

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ISSUE 56

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JULY 2020
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A few Words

FROM THE
CHAIRMAN

Opinion

EA’S VOLUNTARY ADMINISTRATION

BY HEATH RYAN

Showjumping

GEORGE SANNA, THE LEGEND CONTINUES

BY ROGER FITZHARDINGE

Special feature

JOHNO & THE BLIND CHICK TELL ALL

BY ADELE SEVERS

Eventing

SOPHIE ADAMS BOILS THE BILLY IN THE UK

BY ADELE SEVERS

Showjumping

GLADIATORS OF SHOWJUMPING

WORDS & IMAGES BY MICHELLE TERLATO

Showjumping

STILL FOCUSED

WORDS & IMAGES BY MICHELLE TERLATO

Dressage

10 TIPS FOR RIDING THE PRELIMINARY TEST

BY EQ LIFE / ROGER FITZHARDINGE

Dressage

MAKING THE MOST OF GOOD PRESENTATION

BY ROGER FITZHARDINGE

Health

CORE STRENGTHENING & BALANCE EXERCISES

BY DR MAXINE BRAIN

Health

SECRETS BEHIND THE EQUESTRIAN ATHLETE

BY DR IAN NORTHEAST

Special feature

CAN HORSES RECOGNISE YOUR PHOTO?

BY ADELE SEVERS

My Favourite Dish

BEAN SOUP

WITH GEORGE SANNA
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Marcus Ehning on Cornado NRW in the CSI5* at LCGT Rome, 2019. © Michelle Terlato Photography
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How does an elite level showjumping horse adjust to losing an eye yet still face a 1.60m jump at high speed? Easily, apparently, if you are the super cool stallion Cornado NRW.

“Cornado adjusted
quickly, it didn’t seem to
bother him at all.”

This 17-year-old experienced superstar of Germany’s skilful Marcus Ehning injured his right eye just prior to Christmas in 2018.  It didn’t heal, so the choice was made to remove it. This was a huge decision in a prosperous partnership that had won the Sauté Hermes in Paris in 2014, taken out fourth place at the FEI World Cup in Sweden in 2016 and placed tenth individually at the 2014 World Equestrian Games in Caen, to mention just a few of their successes.

“Cornado adjusted quickly, it didn’t seem to bother him at all,” said Ehning in March 2019. “It’s like nothing changed for him.” The amazing team made a triumphant return to competition at the Dutch Masters in Sweden in s’Hertogenbosch in March 2019 and jumped as well as ever. Obviously there is so much trust in their relationship to adjust so quickly to the injury and return to top-level competition in such a short time. Amazing!

The pair competed at the Longines Global Champions Tour of Rome, with equine photographer Michelle Terlato there to capture the moment.

FAMOUS & SUCCESSFUL ONE-EYED HORSES

  • Adventure de Kannan was a gelding that won the Hickstead Derby in 2014.
  • Stallion Tornesch from Sweden was a top-level showjumper who took out third place in the FEI World Cup at Olympia in 2014.
  • Racehorse Material World won five times despite losing an eye before her career even began.
  • Dressage stallion Santana lost an eye in 2009 but competed in the London 2012 Olympics representing Sweden where the team placed fifth.
  • Eventer Briarlands Blackberry still competed at Blenheim, Burghley, Bramham and Barbury horse trials between 2008-2011 ridden by Izzy Taylor, who said: “Sitting on top you wouldn’t know he only had one eye”. EQ

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