World class horses and riders will shortly be settling into the Sydney International Equestrian Centre in preparation for the start of the 2017 Sydney International Horse Trials 11-14 May.
This year will mark the 60th anniversary of the iconic event. This milestone will be celebrated party on theSaturday evening (13 May). Everyone is invited to join the fun and enjoy the premiere of “Riding High, The Early Years”, part 1 in a series of films following the journey of Australia’s extraordinary eventing history. Continue reading “THE COUNTDOWN IS ON FOR THE SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL HORSE TRIALS 2017”
In 1957, Neale Lavis made history by taking out Australia’s first three-day event at Centennial Park, in Sydney – the birth place of the Sydney International Horse Trials. This moment was the genesis of a proud Australian sporting tradition.
Since then, the members of the of the Australian eventing community have had much to be proud of. Our eventers have triumphed on the international stage, winning a total of 6 gold, 3 silver and 3 bronze Olympic medals. Continue reading “IT’S TIME TO CELEBRATE”
The 70’s were turbulent times for the Australian eventers. They narrowly missed out on
a medal in Munich in 1972 and were successful at Montreal in 1976 – where they secured the bronze.
The three horses nominated for this poll were all a part of the bronze medal winning team at Montreal including: Continue reading “THE STARS OF THE 70’S”
As the Sydney International Horse Trials celebrates it’s 60th Anniversary we wanted to do our bit to support the next generation of eventing champions with out Facebook video competition.
If you’re 21 or under we want to know “why you love eventing” ?
WATCH this video to find out more about the competition.
LISTEN to these video entries as these NEXT GENERATION EVENTERS – tell us why they love the sport. Continue reading “NEXT GENERATION EVENTERS”
The 60’s were a golden era for eventing in Australia.
In Rome in 1960, Australia secured their first Olympic equestrian medals, including both the individual and team gold, and the individual silver medals. To add to the medal tally even further, the Australian team also secured the bronze medal at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City.
It’s going to be a tough ask to decide on the standout horse of the 1960’s – so here’s a little background on each of the nominated horses to help sway your decision. Continue reading “THE GOLDEN YEARS”