Dressage Waitemata Waitangi Day

  The horses performed well during the day, despite the unsettled conditions. They completed 4 tests in a whirlwind of dust, sand and rain showers. Most horses were unsettled over the day because of the weather, but that’s competing.     6-Feb Dressage Waitemata @ Woodhill Manuka Magni Level 3 3C 60.90% 3rd Dressage Waitemata […]

Waitemata Dressage Group Results

A big thanks to Waitemata Dressage group for another well organised competition. It always amazes me how well prepared you all are with your coffee machine and fab food so early in the morning. We were first to arrive and unfortunately parked in the wrong area, our apologies there. Thankfully it had not rained the […]

Bill Noble Clinic Feb 18th

3pm or 8pm only times left !!! Please call on 0274 625 974 or email rosemary@swedishwarmblood.co.nz for more details. All levels welcome.

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For the Bill Noble coaching day Nov 12th ALL LEVELS OF RIDER WELCOME  !! Starting at 8am and finishing at 8pm.


  BILL NOBLE DRESSAGE COACHING KARAKA NOV 12TH Excellent facilities 55 min lessons allowing extra time for review and discussion Bookings essential 027 462 5974 or 09 292 7109 Manuka Sport Horses 37E William Potter Lane, Karaka.  


Evaluating Athletic Potential in Dressage, Jumping and Event Prospect. This is an excellent book written by Christian Schacht, that should guide us all, who aspire to breeding sport horses. Christian Scharcht himself was inspired by Alfred Knopfhart who, in his book Beurteilung und Auswahl von Reitpferden reminds us to be humble and scolds the “fault […]

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Bill Noble Dressage Clinic Sept 2013

A big thanks to Bill Noble for inspiring us all on this first day of our monthly dressage clinic. Each lesson through the day was 55 mins long which gave everyone a good chance to warm-up, ride and sort out any problems, leaving enough time to discuss any issues at the end of the lesson. […]

Manuka Meilekke

Jumping 1m plus this morning with Dani Maurer. Meilekkes’s Dam Miranda SWB    

Mares vs Geldings for Ability

There is an age old fallacy amongst equestrians that geldings are better than mares, that they are eaier to manage and train and could perform better. When actual differences in performance measured by penalty score within phases and over all as well as final rank they found very little difference and nothing of scientific significance. […]