20 Questions with Dr

Dr Andrew McLean, PhD (Equine Cognition & Learning), BSc (Zoology), Dip Ed, is Co-Director of Equitation Science International, and conducts demonstrations

A saddler’s tale

Have you ever wondered what goes into the creation of a custom-built saddle? Master saddler IAN LANCASTER has been making

How to pack a

There are several different methods used to package saddles. The Saddle Hub’s manager Shae, shows you the fastest and safest

New kids on the

A warm HorseVibes welcome to Valley & Rivers Showjumping (VRSJC) who have just held their very first event.Based in the

It’s a busy life

Having horses in your blood doesn’t necessarily make equestrian success a foregone conclusion. Without single-minded focus and sheer hard work

White knuckle ride

Dressage superstar Brett Parbery has ridden life’s roller coaster with remarkable aplomb. But that’s really not such a surprise, because

A jump ahead

With a stellar year behind her, showjumper Amelia Douglass has no intention of slowing the pace. She spoke to AMANDA

A heads up on

Value your head! You only have one and damage to it can result in life changing consequences. KRISTEN FLEET takes

Competition Time

Terms and Conditions: “Feed XL Premium Membership” giveaway 1. The promoter is Equestrian Hub whose registered office is at Fernleigh

Life is better in

For a number of very good reasons, good quality riding boots are essential items in every equestrian wardrobe. But there

This burning summer

As a qualified equine nutritionist, LEISA HOFSETTER from Hof Equine sees a lot of confusion surrounding horses’ and their need

The Birth of an

One of the most versatile breeds in the world, the Australian Stock Horse has earned a truly remarkable place both

The real deal horse

CHARLIE BRISTER attends a clinic with Buck Brannaman and finds that timing is everything. There are not many horse trainers running

Bates Isabell

Sometimes we don’t go looking for our equestrian discipline, it comes looking for us.  If you haven’t ridden for 20

Albion Fabrento

What do you do when you haven’t ridden for years, you’re out of touch with modern saddle design, and you

Mind your melon

  Melon protectors – what’s the difference? We all know that helmets keep our heads safe and there are plenty on the

Kieffer Saddles, quality and affordable pre-loved second hand saddles for Australian Equestrians

Kieffer Sydney

Shara Menzies recently purchased a Kieffer Sydney dressage saddle  and both she and her lovely Thoroughbred are delighted with her

Ideal FWB

Carlyn Brennan recently purchased an Ideal FWB dressage saddle for her lovely Arabian Riding Pony and couldn’t be happier.  “I

Equipe Saddles, quality and affordable pre-loved second hand saddles for Australian Equestrians

Equipe Viktoria

Skye Stenning finds the Equipe Viktoria perfect for horse and rider.  Skye Stenning recently purchased an Equipe Viktoria for her

Our Hero – Mary

The indefatigable Australian dressage legend has already competed at five Olympic Games.  With a move to new stables, a new trainer

MUM! We have to

The weekend of the Bunyip bushfire in Victoria  was one of the longest weekends of horse photographer and breeder Nicole Emanuel’s

Kieffer Saddles, quality and affordable pre-loved second hand saddles for Australian Equestrians

Kieffer Innsbruck

Angela Arkadieff put the saddle before the horse – and loves both of them.  Angela Arkadieff recently purchased her Kieffer

Our Hero Vicki Wilson

The Wilson sisters are famous around the world for their equestrian achievements.  Candida Baker spoke to Vicki Wilson just as she

Mackenzie Boundy

Mackenzie Boundy has been riding since she was seven, trying everything from pony club to eventing to showing until she

Jamie Priestley

Jamie Priestley is a talented 20-year-old Young Rider from New South Wales. Originally from a hacking background, Jamie started show

Hero of the Month

Edwina Tops-Alexander is the highest ranked  female show jumper in the world.  HorseVibes looks at the life and times of an inspirational

Shane Rose

Dual Olympic medallist, and current Australian eventing champion Shane Rose, is our Hub Hero this month. “What a lot of

Hub Hero – Heather

Multiple Sclerosis has not stopped Heather Roberts from achieving her horse dreams, writes Jane Camens. And Heather has no intention

Albion SLK Adjusta

KERRY BARTON recently purchased an Albion SLK Adjusta dressage saddle and she loves it. I chose this saddle because that

Brisbane Racing Club

As well as running numerous race meetings, Brisbane Racing Club has an ongoing commitment to rehoming ex-racehorses. As the leading

Spirit Horse Festival

It was a horse with ‘attitude’ that set the founder of  New Zealand’s International Spirit Horse Festival, Rosemary Wyndham-Jones, on her

A Maestro Gives a

Pedro Torres is a multiple World and European Champion in Working Equitation, an FEI-ranked Dressage Rider, and at Equitana recently.

Brisbane Racing Club

As well as running numerous race meetings, Brisbane Racing Club has an ongoing commitment to rehoming ex-racehorses. As the leading

More than just a

Equitana’s turning 20! Ute Raabe takes a peak behind Australia’s favourite horse festival to find out who is responsible for

Jose Mendez – ASK

Respect for, and partnership with your horse are key to Jose’s approach to training horses and riders around Australia, the

There be dragons –

Adrienne Bowden has been breeding, training and competing stock horses most of her life. She also ‘Scary Obstacles’ clinics, for

Hub Hero – Carl

Carl Hester. The very name has become synonymous with the best of British dressage, including, of course, Charlotte Dujardin, who

Riding to their own

When Shae Herwig recently won Champion ridden Spanish Andalusian mare, and National Champion ridden Spanish Andalusian on her beautiful mare

All You Need Is

Jane Camens put her best riding foot forward and recently spent a week in Portugal at the Valença Equestrian Academy

To Rug or Not

Penny Newbold sheds some light on the various theories behind the great rugging debate. The when, what, how and why

Shane Rose – Hub

Shane Rose on heart and heat and rising to the top Dual Olympic medallist, and current Australian eventing champion Shane

Home is where the

When journalist and writer Jane Camens returned to live in Australia after many years overseas and horseless, she found that

Your Club in Profile

Summerland Dressage Club (SDC) is a not-for-profit organisation which promotes dressage in the scenic town of Bangalow in the Northern

Horse Archery

Bull’s Eye! Horse Archery Horse archery, also known as mounted archery, is fast becoming a popular sport in Australia. The

Page of Pix –

Photo Credit to Michelle Tierlato Airlie Robinson on Finch Farm Tarantino 5yo class, Alexis Hellyer on Bluefields Floreno, Amanda Ross on Koko

Hub Hero : Gillian

Gillian Rolton: Australia’s Olympic Heroine Gillian Rolton became one of Australia's best known equestrian heroes after her gutsy performance in

Boyd Exell

The Boy from Bega - excelling at everything he does His achievements are the stuff of legends, and his commitment

Emma Bishop

This month’s Young Rider is Emma Bishop, a super talented eventing rider who has made a big impression on the

Daisy Fielding

“I’m thrilled to have received the scholarship through Bond for my riding and I plan to do everything possible to raise awareness about

The Accidental Trainer

  The Accidental Trainer - Carlos Tabernaberri Carlos Tabernaberri is renowned the world over for his gentle teaching methods, writes Candida

Club of the Month:

Spring Plains Equestrian Club is a small club near Baringhup, Central Victoria. Associated with the Horse Riding Clubs Association of

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Thea Horsley

Gun eventer, Thea Horsley, from the Southern Highlands in NSW is our September Young Rider of the Month. Thea starting

Breeding tips

With Spring just around the corner, it’s an exciting time for horse breeders – they are either waiting on a

We have a Winner!!

The lucky winner of the Horseware Sportz-Vibe Massage Rug is, Melinda Downs from NSW. Pictured: Melinda on SS Safari at

Young Dressage Association Championships

Images by Amy-Sue Alston Photography Post sponsored by: Equestrian Events Australia

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