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William Shatner to show his reining skills for Make-A-Wish Foundation

William Shatner to show his reining skills

November 12, 2009

Actor William Shatner has had his share of adventures as Star Trek's Captain James T. Kirk and Boston Legal's Denny Crane. Now he's climbing aboard a reining horse to put it through its paces, and help raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Oklahoma.

It shouldn't pose too great a challenge to the well known Hollywood actor and philanthropist.

Shatner is a longtime, dedicated breeder… Continue

Added by Laura on November 12, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

Show jumping rabbits competing to win "Britain's Most Talented Pet"

By Chris Brooke The Mail Online

Last updated at 12:54 AM on 01st May 2009

For the average pet rabbit, the daily routine involves nothing more strenuous than chomping on a carrot.

But life is very different for the Haslam household's six showjumping bunnies.

Under the guidance of twins Mathew and Thomas, they have learned to leap over miniature fences in the back garden.



Added by Laura on May 1, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Eric Lamaze and Hickstead Win the World Cup Qualifier at the Royal

News for yesterday's results:

Toronto, ON – Olympic Champion Eric Lamaze brought his Gold-medal horse Hickstead across the ocean to compete in just one class at The Royal Horse Show this week, and it couldn’t have gone any better than it did tonight. Hickstead once again demonstrated he is in a class all to himself, exploding over the jumps with power and stamina unmatched in the arena this evening, if at all.

Of the 23 competitors to begin the $100,000 CN FEITM World…


Added by Laura on November 13, 2008 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Top Dutch Olympic hope breaks leg

News for all following Olympic jumping

July 9, 2008

Just days after winning the prestigious Grand Prix of Aachen, Dutch showjumper Albert Zoer has broken his leg and put his Olympic chances in jeopardy.

Zoer, 32, was schooling a young horse on Tuesday when he fell and broke his left leg. He was operated on later that day. His sister, Gina Zoer, said the operation went well with no complications. She said he was in pain and would be for a few days. He was…


Added by Laura on July 9, 2008 at 8:00am — No Comments

World No.2 showjumper pulls out of Olympics

Irish showjumper and world ranked number two rider Jessica Kurten has announced that she is not available for Olympic selection.

She told media yesterday that her horse, Quibell, was a bad flyer and conditions in Hong Kong might not suit the horse, who was currently out for possibly six weeks with an injury. Another of Kurten's top horses and a top Olympic hope, Castle Forbes Maike, has recently been sold. And she said that Castle Forbes Libertina had had a busy indoor season and…


Added by Laura on May 27, 2008 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

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