Thoroughbreds in the Media

AGAINST THE ODDS: Lucy Fell (nee Akers) and Tinapai won the first round of the World Cup series at the Hawke's Bay Royal A and P Show in Hastings yesterday. PHOTO/WARREN BUCKLAND

AGAINST THE ODDS: Lucy Fell (nee Akers) and Tinapai won the first round of the World Cup series at the Hawke's Bay Royal A and P Show in Hastings yesterday. PHOTO/WARREN BUCKLAND

Ex-racehorse upstages large class

Hawkes Bay Today - Diana Dobson
22 October 2016

LUCY FELL caused a bit of an upset when she won the opening round of the Country TV World Cup (NZ) at the Hawke's Bay A and P Show in Hastings yesterday. She and her former racehorse Tinapai headed off 16 other combinations, one of the largest fields seen in the series class for some years.

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Show Circuit's summary of Dunstan Ex-Factor

16 October 2016

After a fiercely fought competition, it was ultimately the eventers who triumphed in the Beyond the Barriers competition at Equidays 2016.

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Showcircuit reports on Dunstan Ex-Factor 2016 at Equidays

14 October 2016

The Beyond the Barriers competition at Equidays 2016 got underway today and despite the changeable weather, the enthusiastic spectators were wowed!

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Thoroughbreds will show skills at elite equine event

10 Unforgettable Olympians: Ready Teddy

By Sally Reid – New Zealand Horse & Pony
June 10, 2016
The flamboyant 'Ted' represented New Zealand at more Olympics than any other horse in history. He was also the first horse in the world to win both Olympic and WEG eventing gold.

Hamilton Riding for the Disabled horse Dart hits the bullseye at national awards

Kelley Tantau – Waikato Times
June 7 2016

A Hamilton horse has shot to the top spot as the New Zealand Riding for the Disabled Horse of the Year. At 16.1 hands high, retired racehorse Dart is a whole lot of love.

Thoroughbreds can take down any breed

Susan Salk - Off Track Thoroughbreds
May 24, 2016

Olympic three-day Eventer Boyd Martin says there was no "mystery" to his decision to compete an off-track Thoroughbred against the very best sport horses at Rolex last month.

Pottinger Makes History

Wairarapa Times Age
18 May 2016

FORMER St Matthew's Collegiate student Amanda Pottinger won the NRM national three-day eventing championship at Taupo during the weekend, and grabbed third place in the Equestrian New Zealand super league in the process.
Amanda produced a top performance in all three phases to win the national title on the 9-year-old thoroughbred gelding Just Kidding.
Pottinger's mother, former Olympian Tinks Pottinger, who lives at Tinui, won the national title in 1985 on another thoroughbred, the former steeplechaser Graphic, raced by her parents Eric and Tiny White. Tinks Pottinger now grooms for her daughter, while a proud Tiny White was there to see her granddaughter make history, no other family having two generations of winners on the Wills Trophy.

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Quirky Showcause Prevails in New Career

Kirsty Lawrence
17 May 2016

Quirky, princess, difficult, diva, the ginga, not easy, all words used by all the people that have been associated with the enigma that is Showcause.

Showcause added $750 into his eventing career earnings today with a popular win in the Wairakei Resort CCN105 Eventing Championship trophy at Taupo , but that's a long way to go to match the $526,000 he won as a racehorse. He's certainly used to being in the limelight, but as a racehorse and an eventer he couldn't be described as easy.

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Wilsons' Winning Ways

NZTB Owner's Bulletin
May 2016

South Taranaki couple Harvey and Ann Wilson sit very easily between the worlds of racing and equestrian, and just as easily between the northern and southern hemispheres.
But you'd be wrong. Despite being the first husband and wife to win the Olympic Cup for NZ Showjumper of the Year, for years this down to earth and totally approachable couple have been just as likely to be leading out the Egmont – Wanganui Hunt pack, helping fundraise for Wanganui RDA, running the Waverley point to point, or working their team at the track each morning. Between them they've also spent years picking up showjumping rails at horse events around the North Island, they've mentored young riders and covered thousands of kilometres in their distinctive yellow and black liveried horse truck.

2015-16 TiES Series Winners

NZTB Owner's Bulletin
May 2016

As the curtain comes down on the 2015-2016 equestrian season, New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing (NZTR) and Equestrian Sports New Zealand (ESNZ) are pleased to announce the Thoroughbred In Equestrian Sports (TiES) winners in show jumping, show hunter and dressage.

Xalted Training for Dunstan Ex-Factor 2015

Dunstan Ex-Factor 2015 contestant and retired Jockey, Chad Ormsby demonstrates the progress of his Pentire gelding Xalted over several months of training.

Just Horsing Around

Emma James - Cambridge Edition
21 October 2015

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Jesse Campbell and Kaapachino Qualify for 2016 Olympics

Emma James - Cambridge Edition
14 October 2015

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Dispelling Myths about Ex-Racehorses

Emma James - Cambridge Edition
7 October 2015

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Seed of an idea now Beyond the Barriers

4 June 2015
Dennis Ryan - The Informant

A seed of an idea sown by Cambridge duo Gina Schick and Nicky Wallace has grown into a reality as their initiative for education in the rehoming of thoroughbred racehorses begins to take shape.

Their Beyond the Barriers concept to promote the development of retired racetrack performers into sporthorses has its official launch next month with a fund-raising cabaret function in Cambridge. That will be followed by further awareness development in the shape of a unique competition at October's Equidays 2015.

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Showcasing the Potential of Thoroughbreds as Sporthorses

Annie Studholme - NZTR Racing Monthly
17 March 2015

Two Cambridge women with a passion for Thoroughbreds are behind a new not-for-profit organisation aimed at educating people about the potential of retired racehorses as sporthorses.Gina Schick, wife of Windsor Park Stud co-owner and stud manager Rodney Schick, and Nicky Wallace, wife of bloodstock agent Michael Wallace, jointly launched Beyond The Barriers NZ late last year after years in the pipeline.

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