Mare anatomy? Exceptions to the rules…

An analysis of the top mares competing in jumping and dressage. Does the 'wrong' pelvis or temperament impact a mare's ability to progress to the highest levels of competition, or does temperament outweigh any anatomical deficiencies. The 'de Muze' family is proving the exception to what used to be the rule. Photo: WEG 2018 individual […]

Thoroughbreds in Warmblood breeding…

Who are the most influential Thoroughbred sires in Warmblood breeding and why? WEG 2018 saw a surge in showjumping bloodlines with a high Thoroughbred percentage in eventing, specifically Selle Français.... Is this an indicator for the future? What should breeders be looking for in Thoroughbred qualities and conformation? Photo: Tresor Mail (Jaguar Mail [SF] - […]

Oldenburg Fall Elite Auction: October 6

This coming Saturday, October 6, is the opportunity discover the stars of tomorrow at the Fall Elite Auction, taking place at the Oldenburg Horse Center Vechta. From four-year-old youngsters to schooled showjumpers, the collection offers something for everyone – including a beautiful trio of 'must-have' grey mares. Photo: Atlanta (Arko)

New chairman announced for Horse Sport Ireland

By Susan Finnerty Photography: Courtesy HSI Horse Sport Ireland, the national body for the Irish Sport Horse industry, has a new chairman with the appointment of Kildare businessman Joe Reynolds. The announcement by the Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed and Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross was made earlier this month. And in a further […]

SF stallion championships

The 2018 Selle Français championship for two- and three-year-old stallions will take place in Saint-Lô from October 24-27 (see advertisement on facing page). In 2017, the judges awarded Eldorado d’Elle and Falcone Rouge with the French championship titles... Who will wear the crowns this year, selected out of 130 males on the occasion of the […]