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From Pony Club to Olympic Glory

From Pony Club to Olympic Glory

From their regional Pony Club to the world stage: Australia’s oldest and largest equine organisation helped shape the lives of our Olympic Equestrian Team. Australia’s most elite athletes are in Tokyo, Japan, not just bringing home medals but testing their skills...

Confidence Boost

Confidence Boost

On the cover of the July-August 2021 Horses and People Magazine, we feature Chloe Durkin and Halo, who were photographed by Louise Sedgman for The Sweet Teen Project, an initiative that is raising funds for Headspace Australia, the organisation that is supporting the...

Equestrians in Lockdown

Equestrians in Lockdown

At the beginning of January 2020, Chinese authorities made the first public announcement that a new type of virus was circulating in the city of Wuhan. Little did we know at the time that this novel coronavirus would devastate global economies, shutter small...

A Small Change Can Make a Big Difference

A Small Change Can Make a Big Difference

Change is in the air in the equestrian world. It’s not a storm, yet, but there’s definitely enough breeze to fly a kite.  Traditionalism, creaking and complaining, is starting to rustle in the wind as science begins to nudge it persistently. It’s an exciting time, we...

A Wild Horse Fantasy

A Wild Horse Fantasy

My obsession with horses apparently began at a very early age. There was absolutely no family background for this obsession to occur. My mother and father had never even been close to a horse, other than those which featured in their lives as working animals. They...

My Friend Floss

My Friend Floss

“High up on the long hill they called the Saddle Back, behind the ranch and the country road, the boy sat his horse, facing east, his eyes dazzled by the rising sun.” So begins My Friend Flicka by Mary O’Hara, the story of a boy and his desire to have a horse of his...

Memories Made on Horseback

Memories Made on Horseback

Horses and People cover story The July-August edition of Horses and People magazine's front cover features up-and-coming youth Sara Leitch riding her mother’s Paint horse Duke (a.k.a. BPS I’m Obsessed), by the Quarter Horse An Obsession, and out of Ransoms First...

Will You Watch the Melbourne Cup?

Will You Watch the Melbourne Cup?

I loved the Melbourne Cup until I hated it, and then, later, became ambivalent. My ambivalence was hard-earned. As a child I found there was much to love about the cup. I was a horse-mad girl and for one day the rest of the nation got my passion. The whole country...

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