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Third CIC1* Salver for Johnstone
Third CIC1* Salver for Johnstone
Photo by Take the Moment By Diana Dobson Clarke Johnstone claimed a treble today when he won the Wade Equine Coaches CIC1* Ferndale Salver Trophy ...
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Barefoot Beauty takes Tait Trophy
Barefoot Beauty takes Tait Trophy
Photo by Take the Moment By Diana Dobson A barefoot, opinionated mare who loves to be the centre of attention proved her worth today winning the JLT ...
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Stationbred Cross Takes CNC105 Class
Stationbred Cross Takes CNC105 Class
Photo by Take the Moment By Diana Dobson Anna Mesman admitted it was both daunting and scary being on debut at Kihikihi, but she needn’t have worried as ...
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Fat Freddy Dashes to Title
Fat Freddy Dashes to Title
Photo by Diana Dobson/The Black Balloon By Diana Dobson Brooke Campbell wasn’t actually too keen on taking the ride aboard Freddy Dash, but today the ...
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Led From Start to Finish to Take the Win
Led From Start to Finish to Take the Win
Photo by Take the Moment by Diana Dobson Kihikihi may have been just the second start for the autumn for Greensleeves but you wouldn’t know it. With his ...
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‘One in a Million’ Former Racehorse Wins CNC105 Open B
‘One in a Million’ Former Racehorse Wins CNC105 Open B
Photo by Diana Dobson/The Black Balloon By Diana Dobson A $50 former racehorse was the winning ticket for Jeffrey Amon in the Vosper CNC105 Open B class ...
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Felton’s National 3* Crown Completes Full Set
Felton’s National 3* Crown Completes Full Set
Photo by Diana Dobson/The Black Balloon by Diana Dobson Samantha Felton completed a rather unique clutch of titles today with her victory in the Waipa ...
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Escada Scales New Heights for Felton at Kihikihi
Escada Scales New Heights for Felton at Kihikihi
CAPTION: Waipa Home of Champions CIC3* Forest Gate Trophy Championship leaders Samantha Felton and Ricker Ridge Escada. Photo by Diana Dobson/The Black ...
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 Sun Shines on Degas at Kihikihi
Sun Shines on Degas at Kihikihi
It’s tight at the top of the 3* leaderboard, but Sarah Young just has her nose in front of the CIC3* class at the end of the dressage phase at the Kihikihi ...
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KIHIKIHI IS ON
KIHIKIHI IS ON . . . all systems are go at Kihikihi in readiness for the event to get under way on Friday morning with dressage across the grades. This is also ...
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Kihikihi a Picture . . . Without the Rain
It’s all systems go for this weekend’s Kihikihi International Horse Trial, despite torrential rain over much of the North Island. It’s a favourite event on ...
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Swede Keen for Kihikihi
Swede Keen for Kihikihi
Annica Södergren didn’t need to think twice about returning to be part of the Kihikihi International Horse Trial. The Stockholme-based official will be a ...
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EVENT AND WEATHER UPDATE
EVENT AND WEATHER UPDATE
Horse and rider safety is at the heart of every decision made at Kihikihi. We have had a lot of rain and are continuing to monitor the weather. A final ...
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Brit Judge Brings Plenty of Experience to Kihikihi
Brit Judge Brings Plenty of Experience to Kihikihi
UK judge Les Smith has fond memories of working alongside Kihikihi course designer John Nicholson at the Asian Games. “We both wore pink flamingo jackets and ...
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Rep Incentive for Riders at Kihikihi
There's more good news from the Kihikihi International Horse Trial with the announcement the top event will be a key selection and preparation event for ...
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National One Day Champs to be Hosted at Kihikihi
National One Day Champs to be Hosted at Kihikihi
CAPTION Katharine Van-Tuyl and Double J Sunshine on their way to victory in the Waipa Home of Champions CIC3* in 2016. Photo by Libby Law Photography by ...
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EMOTIONAL WIN FOR EON'S CONNECTIONS IN 1*
EMOTIONAL WIN FOR EON'S CONNECTIONS IN 1*
Photo by Eye Witness Images Emotional Win For Eon's Connections in 1* Eon’s victory in the Horselands CIC1* at the Kihikihi International Horse Trial ...
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 Van Tuyl Takes 3* at Kihikihi
Van Tuyl Takes 3* at Kihikihi
CAPTION FEI Ground Jury members Sumiko Suzukis (JPN) and Jan Huizinga (NED) with (from left) runner-up Dannie Lodder, CIC3* title winner Katherine Van-Tuyl ...
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BITTERSWEET WIN FOR LAWRENCE IN CIC1*
BITTERSWEET WIN FOR LAWRENCE IN CIC1*
Photo by Libby Law Photography Bittersweet Win for Lawrence in CIC1* Abby Lawrence was lined up to do the presentations in the Prestige Equestrian CIC1* ...
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Pico Boo Back in Style
Pico Boo Back in Style
Photo by Libby Law Photography Pico Boo Back in Style Samantha Felton’s “big journey” with Ricker Ridge Pico Boo had a happy ending in the AON Insurance ...
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Drive Home Not So Far For Winner
Drive Home Not So Far For Winner
Photo by Libby Law Photography Drive Home Not So Far for Winner Katharine Van Tuyl has always dreamt of winning the Waipa Home of Champions CIC3* at ...
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Super Star Makes Appearance at Kihikihi
Super Star Makes Appearance at Kihikihi
Caption: Charlie Sellar and Quimbo. Photo by Libby Law Photography Super Star Makes Appearance at Kihikihi Semi retirement seems to be suiting Quimbo ...
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SUN SHINES ON VAN TUYL AT KIHIKIHI
SUN SHINES ON VAN TUYL AT KIHIKIHI
CAPTION: Katharine Van Tuyl and Double J Sunshine. Photo by Diana Dobson/The Black Balloon Sun Shines on Van Tuyl at Kihikihi A ‘typically challenging’ ...
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Injury Forces Sonidor to Early Retirement
Injury Forces Sonidor to Early Retirement
CAPTION: A very special partnership . . . Tayla Mason and Sonidor. Photo by Eye Witness Images Injury Forces Sonidor to Early Retirement It’s a week of ...
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TIGHT TUSSLES AT TOP OF LEADERBOARDS AT END OF DRESSAGE
TIGHT TUSSLES AT TOP OF LEADERBOARDS AT END OF DRESSAGE
CAPTION: Donna Edwards-Smith and Mr Hokey Pokey are at the front of the Waipa Home of Champions CIC3* field at the end of the dressage. Photo by Diana ...
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 From Humble Beginnings to One of the Best
From Humble Beginnings to One of the Best
It is fitting that Heather Nicholson is considered the matriarch of the Kihikihi International Horse Trial. The mother of the former world number one eventer ...
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Best of Best Head to Kihikihi 20th
Best of Best Head to Kihikihi 20th
Winners are grinners . . . 2014 CIC3* victor Clarke Johnstone and Balmoral Sensation, who are now in the UK chasing Rio selection. Photo by Libby Law ...
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Pseudonym Retires
Pseudonym Retires
CAPTION: Bowing out a winner. Photo by Eye Witness Images Lawrence Makes Tough Call to Retire Pseudonym Abby Lawrence has called time on the ...
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Remembering Eleanor
Remembering Eleanor
CAPTION Some familiar Kihikihi faces remember Eleanor Craig at the Taupo Great Lake Relay. Remembering Eleanor The late Eleanor Craig was honoured in ...
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Just Kidding Back at Kihikihi
Just Kidding Back at Kihikihi
Photo by Eye Witness Images. Just Kidding Back at Kihikihi Last week 2015 2* winner Amanda Pottinger was adamant she wouldn’t be starting Just Kidding at ...
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Screening times on Country TV >>
Screening times on Country TV >>
In addition to Live Streaming in association with JX Live, Country TV will be screening Kihikihi at these times.
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Strong Nicholson Link for Polish Visitor
Strong Nicholson Link for Polish Visitor
CAPTION Marcin Konarski competing. Photo supplied Polish designer and technical delegate Marcin Konarski may be heading to New Zealand for his first ...
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Kihikihi All The Way For Abby
Kihikihi All The Way For Abby
Photo by Eye Witness Images. Kihikihi All The Way for Abby Full time rider Abby Lawrence is hoping for a repeat performance by her lovely Pseudonym in ...
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Live Streaming All Go For 2016
There’s no chance of missing a beat at the 2016 Kihikihi International Horse Trial thanks to Country TV. They’ve teamed up with JX Live to bring live ...
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Entry deadline extended >>
Entry deadline extended >>
Entries will now close Monday 28th at 4pm. Entries that are not paid for at this time will incur a $50 late fee as will any entries received after this time.
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Kihikihi’s Globe Trotting Course Designer >>
Kihikihi’s Globe Trotting Course Designer >>
Kihikihi course designer John Nicholson is in hot demand year round. Since the last event, he’s been all over the world, invited to design courses in the ...
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TOP INTERNATIONAL LOOKING FORWARD TO KIHIKIHI
TOP INTERNATIONAL LOOKING FORWARD TO KIHIKIHI
CAPTION Jane Holderness-Roddam CBE and Tiger's Eye ll, who she rode last year at the competition at West Wilts for charity. She is heading to Kihikihi as a ...
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Planner Steps Up for Publicity Role
Planner Steps Up for Publicity Role
Photo credit: Take The Moment Katherine Davies may be filling some big shoes left by former publicity officer Harriet Lamb but this company director brings ...
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Family Comes First For Harriet
Family Comes First For Harriet
A rather important change of guard has quietly happened behind the scenes of the Kihikihi International Horse Trial. Long time volunteer Harriet Lamb has ...
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Committee Driven to Put on the Best Event
Committee Driven to Put on the Best Event
CAPTION The Kihikihi International Horse Trial committee raise their glasses to the 2016 event. It’s all go as a new committee head into the business end ...
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Notice of AGM for Kihikihi Waikato Eventing Inc >>
Notice of AGM for Kihikihi Waikato Eventing Inc >>
Thursday 20 August 2015, 7:30pm, Kihikihi Domain Clubrooms, All welcome.
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Tribute to Eleanor Craig >>
Tribute to Eleanor Craig >>
It is with great sadness that we pass on the news that Eleanor Craig passed away at the weekend. She had been unwell for a few days, and unfortunately lost her ...
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A Certain Kind of Magic for Swedish Judge
A Certain Kind of Magic for Swedish Judge
CAPTION Photo by Eye Witness Images A Certain Kind of Magic for Swedish Judge There’s a certain “feeling” at the Kihikihi International Horse Trial ...
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NICHOLSON - 'A DESIGNER WITH VISION'
NICHOLSON - 'A DESIGNER WITH VISION'
CAPTION: Brit-turned-Aussie Polly Ann Huntington (right) with 3* technical delegate Bing Allen. Photo: Diana Dobson/The Black Balloon Nicholson – 'A ...
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ABBY ACES KIHIKIHI
ABBY ACES KIHIKIHI
CAPTION: Abby Lawrence and Pseudonym. Photo by Eye Witness Images. Abby Lawrence had the win of her eventing career today when she won the Waipa Home of ...
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Kann Do
Kann Do
CAPTION: Sim Kann and Luminous. Photo by Jane Thompson Photography There is nothing in it in the PGG Wrightson CNC105, but Sim Kann has held on to the ...
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Molly Ma Belle
Molly Ma Belle
CAPTION: Chloe Van den Boorn and Mirror Bella Molly. Photo by Jane Thompson Photography Showjumper Chloe Van den Boorn is contemplating switching codes ...
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Woods Flies Through 3* Field to Take Lead
Woods Flies Through 3* Field to Take Lead
CAPTION: Jessica Woods and Defies Logic in full flight. Photo by Jane Thompson Photography Jessica Woods can barely believe that she and her beautiful ...
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A Gem of a Horse
Black Gem may have been too slow as a racehorse, but he's proving to be quite a star as an eventer. With his proud owner Cherie Jaques (Otorohanga), he ...
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 Out of This World For 2* Leader
Out of This World For 2* Leader
CAPTION: Amanda Pottinger and Achilles II coming into the first water hazard. Photo by Diana Dobson/The Black Balloon Amanda Pottinger is buzzing at the ...
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ROSS POWERS TO LEAD IN CIC3*
ROSS POWERS TO LEAD IN CIC3*
CAPTION: Shelley Ross and Coleraine Coaltown, oblivious to the weather on their way to the front of the CIC3*. Photo by Diana Dobson/The Black Balloon Ross ...
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Contenda Prize for CIC3* Winner
Contenda Prize for CIC3* Winner
The winner of the premier Waipa Home of Champions CIC3* class at the 2015 Kihikihi International Horse Trial will walk away with a very special ...
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Plenty to be Impressed by at Kihikihi International
Plenty to be Impressed by at Kihikihi International
CAPTION: It's another packed day at the Kihikihi International Horse Trial. The 2015 Kihikihi International Horse Trial guarantees to be another ripper, ...
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The Spirit of Bounce Lives On
The Spirit of Bounce Lives On
Happy winners . . . Vaughn Jefferis and Bounce’s longtime groom Jo Osbourne with 2014 CIC3* winner Clarke Johnstone who won the inaugural Bounce Trophy in ...
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Rebuild Going Well for Smith
Rebuild Going Well for Smith
CAPTION: The A team . . . 2014 1* winner Donna Smith, Cluny and a very proud owner Gaye McClunie. Photo: Libby Law Photography Nothing is going to ...
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Kihikihi Part of a Big Plan for Felton
Kihikihi Part of a Big Plan for Felton
CAPTION: Samantha Felton and Ricker Ridge Escada en route to victory in 2014. Photo: Libby Law Photography Samantha Felton has more than just one ...
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An Event To Be Proud Of
An Event To Be Proud Of
CAPTION: Kihikihi president Georgie Smith and Mr Clyde competing at Taupo. Photo: www.takethemoment.co.nz An Event To Be Proud Of Georgie Smith has ...
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Two Star Swedish President at Kihikihi
Two Star Swedish President at Kihikihi
Christina Klingspor has travelled the world judging at all sorts of events, but her trip to Kihikihi is her first to New Zealand. The Swedish horsewoman ...
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Sensational Grey Heading to Badminton
Sensational Grey Heading to Badminton
Photo: Libby Law Photography If there’s one event Clarke Johnstone loves to be a part of, it’s the Kihikihi International Horse Trial. And the CIC3* ...
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 Top Class SA Judge Heading to Kihikihi
Top Class SA Judge Heading to Kihikihi
South Africa’s highest ranked eventing dressage judge may have travelled the globe pursuing her passion, but her trip to New Zealand is a first. Lesley ...
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Kihikihi Going Live All Over the World
Kihikihi Going Live All Over the World
Equestrian Live are bringing live streaming from the 2015 Kihikihi International Horse Trial. In announcing the exciting first, new Kihikihi president Georgie ...
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A Need for Speed >>
A Need for Speed >>
Dave Riddle is mad keen on horsepower . . . but it's not the four-legged variety that spins his wheels. The bull farmer from Te Kauwhata is a regular at many ...
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Clarke Johnstone’s Winning Weekend Becomes Win For Local Riding School >>
Clarke Johnstone’s Winning Weekend Becomes Win For Local Riding School >>
Others are reaping the rewards of Kihikihi Champ, Clarke Johnstone’s success. He not only had a successful weekend at the recent BNZ Kihikihi International ...
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RAFFLE WINNER >>
RAFFLE WINNER >>
Not only did Clarke Johnstone win the BNZ CIC3* at the weekend, but he was also drawn as the winner of the raffle for a $1000 Horselands voucher. ...
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Classy Round Gives Johnstone Sensational Win
Classy Round Gives Johnstone Sensational Win
Clarke Johnstone is riding a high after a convincing win in the CIC3* at the BNZ Kihikihi International Horse Trial this afternoon. Aboard his new horse ...
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 Northland Ladies Too Strong
Northland Ladies Too Strong
Consistency paid off for the Mecca team who won the revamped Garrad's Horse and Hound Teams' Competition today. Spear-headed by captain Megan Finlayson ...
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 Your Attorney All in Hand
Your Attorney All in Hand
Diane Gilder and her Australian thoroughbred Your Attorney have held on to their overnight lead coming home clear and inside time over a challenging John ...
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Cross Country Culls the Field at Kihikihi
Cross Country Culls the Field at Kihikihi
World Champs team bronze medallist Clarke Johnstone has taken the lead in the CIC3* at the BNZ Kihikihi International Horse Trial after an action-packed cross ...
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All Class from BMW Advokaat and Long
All Class from BMW Advokaat and Long
Abigail Long is making quite the debut at the BNZ Kihikihi International Horse Trial. The 17-year-old from Levin is leading the Horselands CIC1* field ...
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GRAYLING LEADS CIC3*
GRAYLING LEADS CIC3*
Grayling Leads CIC3* at Kihikihi There's an old hand at the front of the field at the BNZ Kihikihi International Horse Trial CIC3* after the dressage ...
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One Star Riders Notching Top Scores
Competition is tight in the lower grades after the dressage phase on the opening day of the BNZ Kihikihi International Horse Trial. Zephina Steele (Drury) ...
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FELTON EYES KIHIKIHI >>
FELTON EYES KIHIKIHI >>
By Diana Dobson. Samantha Felton is making up for lost time. The eventer from Matangi spent four-and-a-half months on the sideline last year, after breaking ...
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WALDRON FEELS AT HOME  >>
WALDRON FEELS AT HOME >>
by Diana Dobson Te Awamutu eventer Joe Waldron is hoping he can go one better than his best ever result at the BNZ Kihikihi International Horse Trials this ...
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ANOTHER LODDER EYEING UP KIHIKIHI >>
ANOTHER LODDER EYEING UP KIHIKIHI >>
By Diana Dobson Dannie Lodder is hoping her magnificent Moochi has shaken a recent bug and will come out all guns blazing to defend their title at the 2014 ...
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COUNTDOWN IS ON >>
COUNTDOWN IS ON >>
Record entries, a royal visit and the end of daylight saving are turning the 2014 BNZ Kihikihi International Horse Trial into one to remember. The draw is ...
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BEST SPECTATOR VIEWING TIMES >>
BEST SPECTATOR VIEWING TIMES >>
Friday 11 April – 1pm to 3.30pm for BNZ CIC3* dressage Saturday 12 April – 11am onwards for the cross-country phase for the BNZ CIC3* then Waipa CIC2* ...
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MISS KIHIKIHI >>
The Spit Roast dinner in the marquee will be followed this year by an exciting new challenge - "MISS KIHIKIHI 2014" Entry to this contest will be invitation ...
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TROPHIES, TITLES AND FUN IN STORE AT KIHIKIHI >>
TROPHIES, TITLES AND FUN IN STORE AT KIHIKIHI >>
by Diana Dobson The 2014 BNZ Kihikihi International Horse Trial is gearing up to be one of the largest on record. Entries have closed and several classes ...
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NEW TEAMS COMPETITION AT KIHIKIHI >>
NEW TEAMS COMPETITION AT KIHIKIHI >>
The BNZ Kihikihi International Horse Trial in 2014 is to feature a Teams Competition kindly sponsored by Garrard’s Horse and Hound in Cambridge. The winning ...
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HIGHLY-RATED & RANKED JUDGE HEADING DOWN UNDER >>
HIGHLY-RATED & RANKED JUDGE HEADING DOWN UNDER >>
PollyAnn Huntington needs very little encouragement to jump on a plane to New Zealand, so when she needed to update her TD status she turned to the BNZ ...
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PRIDE AND PASSION DRIVES KIHIKIHI >>
PRIDE AND PASSION DRIVES KIHIKIHI >>
By Diana Dobson Cathy and Murray Houlbrooke have earnt a little time on the sideline. The couple have spent 20-plus years helping run and organise horse ...
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BOUNCE LIVES ON THROUGH PERPETUAL TROPHY >>
BOUNCE LIVES ON THROUGH PERPETUAL TROPHY >>
Olympian and world champ Vaughn Jefferis didn’t have to think twice about where he would like his superstar horse Bounce honoured with a special trophy. The ...
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HEADING DOWN UNDER >>
HEADING DOWN UNDER >>
Hungarian FEI steward Zsófia Pintér is making sure her first trip out of Europe is a big one. The economics student is heading to New Zealand as part of the ...
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"SERIAL ORGANISER" AT THE HELM >>
"SERIAL ORGANISER" AT THE HELM >>
Robyn North may be the ‘new’ president and event director of the BNZ Kihikihi International Horse Trial committee, but that could be seen as stretching the ...
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PLENTY OF AIR MILES FOR NICHOLSON >>
PLENTY OF AIR MILES FOR NICHOLSON >>
By Diana Dobson BNZ Kihikihi International Horse Trial designer John Nicholson has been round the world and back again since the 2013 event. He’s dropped in ...
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NEW SPONSOR SIGNALS HEALTHY START TO 2014  >>
NEW SPONSOR SIGNALS HEALTHY START TO 2014 >>
It is with great excitement that we introduce the BNZ Kihikihi International Horse Trial. It’s been a while since Kihikihi has had a naming-rights sponsor, ...
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MAGNIFICENT MOOCHI TAKES KIHIKIHI >>
MAGNIFICENT MOOCHI TAKES KIHIKIHI >>
Mum of two Dannie Lodder was right when she counted on today bringing a little luck for her at the Kihikihi International Horse Trial. Aboard Moochi (owned ...
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FLETCH.COM LIKE MONEY IN THE BANK >>
FLETCH.COM LIKE MONEY IN THE BANK >>
Auckland financier Simon Gordon is poised to win his first-ever Kihikihi International Horse Trial crown after snatching the lead in a brilliantly ridden ...
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RIDER AIRLIFTED FROM KIHIKIHI >>
The Westpac Rescue Helicopter was used to evacuate a rider with a suspected fractured hip after a fall in the cross country phase of the CIC* at the Kihikihi ...
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 SUPER TIGHT BATTLES IN PRE-NOVICE CLASSES >>
SUPER TIGHT BATTLES IN PRE-NOVICE CLASSES >>
The top three placings in the Hygain Pre-Novice A class could hardly have been closer, with just .4 of a point between them. Abby Lawrence (Te Puke) and ...
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VERY PC IN BAYLEYS CIC** AT KIHIKIHI >>
VERY PC IN BAYLEYS CIC** AT KIHIKIHI >>
Virginia Thompson is bubbling with excitement after victory in the Bayleys CIC** at the Kihikihi International Horse Trial this afternoon (Sunday. The ...
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BEST FOOT FORWARD
BEST FOOT FORWARD
Full time rider Sarah Broughton and her lovely home-bred grey gelding Rockhill Rocket were winners of the Matamata Saddlery Best Presented Award. The ...
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OAKLEY LEADS CIC*** AFTER DRESSAGE
OAKLEY LEADS CIC*** AFTER DRESSAGE
Central Hawke's Bay wool-classer Monica Oakley and her 11-year-old thoroughbred Fontain are leading the field after the opening day dressage at the Kihikihi ...
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More action from the dressage on day one.
More action from the dressage on day one.
Donna Smith (Te Kauwhata) and Balmoral Tangolooma (owned by Sim Kann, Gaye McClunie and Graham Smith, who are sitting in second place after the dressage. ...
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The master builder...
The master builder...
John Nicholson out and about on the Kihikihi course.
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CIC** leader...
CIC** leader...
CIC** overnight leader Georgia Dufty (Rotorua) aboard Charlton Tabloid. Photograph by Libby Law Photography
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KIHIKIHI BRINGS EXTRA CHALLENGE FOR SOME >>
KIHIKIHI BRINGS EXTRA CHALLENGE FOR SOME >>
There is plenty on the line for a clutch of top riders competing at the Kihikihi International Horse Trial this weekend, with national selectors set to name a ...
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New section at Kihikihi this year >>
New section at Kihikihi this year >>
There’s an exciting new addition to the 2013 Kihikihi International Horse Trial. Vice president Peter Jenkins has announced this year will see a new CIC* ...
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Support Continues for Kihikihi International >>
Support Continues for Kihikihi International >>
Waipa District Council has again stepped up to support the Kihikihi International Horse Trial with a $10,000 grant. In announcing the grant – the largest ...
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AUSTRALIA RULE ON FINAL DAY OF KIHIKIHI >>
AUSTRALIA RULE ON FINAL DAY OF KIHIKIHI >>
By Diana Dobson It was Aussie all the way on the final day of the Waipa Home of Champions CIC*** at the Kihikihi International Horse Trial today ...
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PHOTO >>
PHOTO >>
Victorious Aussies... (from left) Shane Rose on Taurus, Natalie Blundell on Algebra and Katja Weimann on BP Gallantry do a lap of honour. Photograph by Libby ...
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PHOTO >>
PHOTO >>
One to watch for the future...the best performed of the New Zealand team, Australia based Joseph Waldron aboard Springvale All Black. Photograph by Libby Law ...
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RACEHORSE TURNED EVENTER WINS TWO STAR>>
RACEHORSE TURNED EVENTER WINS TWO STAR>>
by Diana Dobson Juliet Wood (right)and Bold Trader have had the perfect preparation for their upcoming trip to the UK with a classy win in the Bayleys CIC** ...
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AUSSIES TAKE EARLY LEAD>>
AUSSIES TAKE EARLY LEAD>>
Australia have dominated day one (Friday) of the Kihikihi International Horse Trial, leading both the Senior Trans Tasman Competition and the Waipa Home of ...
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ROSE A THORN AT KIHIKIHI>>
ROSE A THORN AT KIHIKIHI>>
CAPTION Joseph Waldron aboard Springvale All Black in full flight during the cross country. Photograph by Libby Law Photography by Diana ...
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Kiwi eventing team named for Trans Tasman Clash  >>
Kiwi eventing team named for Trans Tasman Clash >>
Amberley eventer Annabel Wigley spearheads a young but talented team to take on the Australians in the Senior Trans Tasman Competition at the Kihikihi ...
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Respect Key at Kihikihi >>
Respect Key at Kihikihi >>
New Zealand eventing selectors know the team they name on Thursday will need to be at its very best to beat a strong Australian side in the Senior Trans ...
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Best spectator viewing times >>
Best spectator viewing times >>
FRIDAY 6 APRIL 2012 1pm to 3:30pm for the dressage phase for CIC*** SATURDAY 7 APRIL 2012 11am to 3pm for the cross country phase for CIC** followed by ...
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Kihikihi after dark >>
Kihikihi after dark >>
There will be lots of equestrian action at Kihikihi during the day, but the action continues at night. Make sure you get along to the SkyCity Marquee – the hub ...
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NZ selectors add new riders to Senior Trans Tasman Squad >>
NZ selectors add new riders to Senior Trans Tasman Squad >>
New Zealand selectors have added two riders to the Senior Trans Tasman Squad from which the final team will be selected to contest the Senior Trans Tasman ...
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Aussies ready for raid >>
Aussies ready for raid >>
If you ask the Aussies they’ll tell you there’s a raid about to happen... an Aussie raid of the senior Trans Tasman competition at next month’s Kihikihi ...
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Kihikihi to host FEI Open Forum >>
Kihikihi to host FEI Open Forum >>
The Kihikihi International Horse Trial is very proud to host Giuseppe Della Chiesa (ITA), chairman of the FEI Eventing Committee, and Catrin Norinder (SWE), ...
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Australian team announcement >>
Australian team announcement >>
The Australian Team has been selected to compete against New Zealand in the Senior Trans Tasman competition at the CIC3* Kihikihi 6-8 April. The team will ...
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Kihikihi pays tribute to Peter Cox >>
Kihikihi pays tribute to Peter Cox >>
It is with great sadness that we learned of the death of Peter Cox on Friday 10th February 2012 at Auckland Hospital after a short illness. Peter had a ...
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InterIslander cuts path for South Island riders >>
InterIslander cuts path for South Island riders >>
InterIslander has confirmed that they will again be sponsoring the Kihikihi International Horse Trial in 2012 and will assist South Island riders wanting to ...
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Johnstone clinches victory in 2011 season of FEI World Cup Eventing  >>
Johnstone clinches victory in 2011 season of FEI World Cup Eventing >>
Clarke Johnstone (NZL) was celebrating with a large bottle of champagne, part of his spoils from Haras du Pin (FRA), where he finally sealed victory in the ...
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Tseliapushkina in the driving seat, but Faminou moves to third in the FEI World Cup™ rankings >&g
Tseliapushkina in the driving seat, but Faminou moves to third in the FEI World Cup™ rankings >&g
Alena Tseliapushkina (BLR) led from the start to put her stamp on the fifth leg of the FEI World Cup™ Eventing held on her home ground at Minsk ...
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Kihikihi to host Senior Trans-Tasman in 2012 >>
Kihikihi to host Senior Trans-Tasman in 2012 >>
ESNZ Eventing is pleased to announce that the senior Trans Tasman competition will take place at Kihikihi, 6-8 April 2012. Australia has confirmed they ...
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Jung rockets to third place in FEI World Cup Eventing Rankings
Jung rockets to third place in FEI World Cup Eventing Rankings
Reigning World Champion Michael Jung (GER) has established his position on the 2011 FEI World Cup™ Eventing rankings after scoring an emphatic one-two at ...
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Country 99TV screening times >>
Country 99TV screening times >>
Country 99TV will feature extensive coverage from the Kihikihi International Horse Trial during June and July inlcuding special exclusive extended coverage of ...
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Baldwin claims Chatsworth >>
Baldwin claims Chatsworth >>
British riders got their chance to make an impression on the FEI World Cup Eventing™ 2011 leaderboard when, at the third leg, Emily Baldwin (GBR) spearheaded ...
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Two from two for Clarke >>
Two from two for Clarke >>
Kiwi World Games team bronze medalist Clarke Johnstone has stormed home to a fabulous win in the Australian round of the FEI World Cup Eventing series in ...
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Television Coverage >>
Television Coverage >>
Television coverage from the 2011 edition of the Kihikihi International Horse Trial will screen on the following times on SKY Sport: 17:30 | 5 May 2011 | ...
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New Zealander claims FEI World Cup Eventing title at Kihikihi >>
New Zealander claims FEI World Cup Eventing title at Kihikihi >>
Clarke Johnstone delivered a clear show-jumping round under intense pressure to win the first FEI World Cup Event at Kihikihi (New Zealand) today. ...
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Johnstone holds on to lead at Kihikihi World Cup >>
Johnstone holds on to lead at Kihikihi World Cup >>
Clarke Johnstone and Orient Express retained the narrowest of leads after today’s cross-country phase at the FEI World CupTM Event at Kihikihi today. A ...
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Johnstone takes narrow early lead at Kihikihi >>
Johnstone takes narrow early lead at Kihikihi >>
Clarke Johnstone and Orient Express produced a consistent and polished dressage test on day 1 of the FEI World CupTM Event at the Kihikihi International Horse ...
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TransTasman Clash Anticipated at World Cup Equestrian Event >>
TransTasman Clash Anticipated at World Cup Equestrian Event >>
Two top-ranking Australian riders are making the trip to New Zealand to compete in the FEI World CupTM Event at Kihikihi this weekend (8-10th April 2011). ...
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Kihikihi announces new sponsors >>
Kihikihi announces new sponsors >>
The Kihikihi International Horse Trial is happy to announce several new partnership arrangements for 2011. Alltech will be the new sponsor of the CIC Two ...
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Call goes out for Fun Run Fools >>
Call goes out for Fun Run Fools >>
Athletes of all ages and abilities will have an opportunity to run around the world class equestrian cross country course at the Kihikihi Domain. ...
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Australian riders confirmed for Kihikihi >>
Australian riders confirmed for Kihikihi >>
Three Australian-based riders have confirmed their intention to compete in the opening round of the 2011 FEI World Cup EventingTM Series at the Kihikihi ...
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FEI World Cup Eventing Series gets under way at Kihikihi, New Zealand  >>
FEI World Cup Eventing Series gets under way at Kihikihi, New Zealand >>
The 2011 FEI World Cup Eventing series kicks off in April at the Kihikihi International Horse Trial, in New Zealand. Kihikihi (8-10 April) is the first in the ...
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Kihikihi participates in new FEI initiative >>
Kihikihi participates in new FEI initiative >>
The Kihikihi International Horse Trial will host FEI Eventing Judge Michel Van Gerwen from Belgium as part of their team of officials in 2011. Van Gerwen has ...
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Happy Flying. Happy Riding >>
Happy Flying. Happy Riding >>
Pacific Blue Airlines is proud to be the international airline bringing famously friendly service and low fares to the Hamilton & Waikato and Bay of Plenty ...
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2011 Rider Resources >>
2011 Rider Resources >>
The DRAFT Rider Schedule, Entry Form, Medical Form and Dressage Tests are now available for download in the Competitor Page.
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Kihikihi scoops awards >>
Kihikihi scoops awards >>
The Mitavite International Horse Trial has been named the North Island's Best Event for the third year in a row. Broadcaster Monica Johns who assists ...
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TATV video >>
TATV video >>
Our good friends at TATV have done an amazing job putting together a short video of our 2010 edition of the Mitavite International Horse Trial. They really ...
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Extended coverage on Country 99TV >>
Extended coverage on Country 99TV >>
An extended 90 minute highlights programme of the 2010 Mitavite International Horse Trial will go to air on Country 99TV on Saturday 5 June at 8:30am and will ...
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DVD orders >>
DVD orders >>
A DVD of the 2010 Mitavite International Horse Trial is now available for order. The DVD features 1.5 hours of highlights taken from the HSBC FEI World Cup ...
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Free to Air TV coverage >>
Free to Air TV coverage >>
Highlights from the 2010 Mitavite International Horse Trial will screen free to air on Trackside this week: Mon 17 May - 16:00 Tue 18 May - 00:00 & ...
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TV screening times on Sky Sport >>
TV screening times on Sky Sport >>
Action from the HSBC FEI World Cup Eventing at Kihikihi will be televised on SKY Sport during May. Make sure you tune in for the 1 hour highlights ...
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Jones and Kirby Park Irish Jester Victorious at Kihikihi HSBC FEI World Cup Eventing >>
Jones and Kirby Park Irish Jester Victorious at Kihikihi HSBC FEI World Cup Eventing >>
Megan Jones and Kirby Park Irish Jester completed the HSBC-FEI World CupTM Event at Kihikihi in New Zealand with the same conviction with which they started ...
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Jones Retains Lead at Kihikihi HSBC-FEI World Cup Event >>
Jones Retains Lead at Kihikihi HSBC-FEI World Cup Event >>
In a spectacular day of action at the HSBC-FEI World Cup Event at Kihikihi in New Zealand, Australian rider Megan Jones and Kirby Park Irish Jester continued ...
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Jones Takes Early Lead in Kihikihi HSBC-FEI World Cup Event  >>
Jones Takes Early Lead in Kihikihi HSBC-FEI World Cup Event >>
Australian rider Megan Jones took a firm lead in the dressage phase of the HSBC-FEI World Cup Event held at Kihikihi in New Zealand. Megan crossed the Tasman ...
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2010 Event Timetable >>
2010 Event Timetable >>
The timetable is now available for download. See 'related download' on right hand side of this page.
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Australian rider returns to defend title >>
Australian rider returns to defend title >>
Australian Olympian Megan Jones will be defending her title at the New Zealand round of the HSBC FEI World CupTM Eventing series (2-4 April, Kihikihi, near Te ...
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Savvy Touch and Fertco join Kihikihi >>
Savvy Touch and Fertco join Kihikihi >>
The Mitavite International Horse Trial are pleased to announce two more quality sponsors to the 2010 event - SAVVY TOUCH and FERTCO. SAVVY TOUCH will ...
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Changes to HSBC FEI World Cup Eventing a boost to NZ and Australian riders >>
Changes to HSBC FEI World Cup Eventing a boost to NZ and Australian riders >>
New Zealand and Australian eventers now have chance to compete for a share of US$180,000 in the HSBC FEI World Cup. The FEI announced yesterday a new and ...
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HSBC FEI World Cup™ Eventing kicks off with new and improved formula >>
HSBC FEI World Cup™ Eventing kicks off with new and improved formula >>
The HSBC FEI World Cup™ Eventing, which kicks off at Tallahassee in Florida (USA) this weekend (5-7 March), is to adopt an improved and exciting new format for ...
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Carpet Court Te Awamutu promotes better Dressage >>
Carpet Court Te Awamutu promotes better Dressage >>
Carpet Court Te Awamutu is providing an inovative sponsorship package to promote better dressage performance at the Mitavite International Horse Trial at ...
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Interislander sponsors travel for South Island riders >>
Interislander sponsors travel for South Island riders >>
Interislander has kindly donated 10 travel vouchers to be awarded to South Island based riders who travel their horses from the South Island and compete in the ...
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From Country Domain to International Sporting Venue - the Kihikihi Story >>
From Country Domain to International Sporting Venue - the Kihikihi Story >>
In a small town in Waipa district a completely volunteer driven group is attracting international sporting events right to their doorstep. To read their ...
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Interislander joins the family of sponsors >>
Interislander joins the family of sponsors >>
Interislander looks forward to becoming involved in the Mitavite International Horse Trial. The Interislander sponsorship will sponsor travel vouchers which ...
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$60,000 Prize Pool >>
$60,000 Prize Pool >>
Organisers of the Mitavite International Horse Trail have announced a $60,000 prize pool will be on offer for the events flagship class, the HSBC FEI World Cup ...
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New website launched >>
New website launched >>
The Mitavite International Horse Trial has a new look website www.thehorseevent.co.nz. The website is packed with information for competitors and visitors and ...
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2010 Qualifiers Announced >>
2010 Qualifiers Announced >>
13 qualifying venues have been announced for the 2010 edition of the HSBC FEI World Cup Eventing. Kihikihi will be the second qualifier in the series and is ...
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