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Team Price Two And Three At Kentucky 5*

Monday, 26 April 2021, 4:44 pm | The Black Balloon

Tim Price and Xavier Faer in full flight during the cross country at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event. The Kiwi combo this morning finish second in the CCI5*-L event, with wife Jonelle third aboard Grovine de Reve. Photo by Red Bay Group, LLC. ... More >>

NZ’s Best Head To Takapoto For Top Competition

Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 6:39 pm | The Black Balloon

COVID-19 may be putting a halt to fluid offshore travel but that hasn’t stopped an international flavour at Takapoto Estate Show Jumping. New Zealand’s iconic boutique show kicks off on Wednesday morning, running through to Sunday. The first ... More >>

Francis Flies To Victory In World Cup Qualifier

Sunday, 6 December 2020, 6:10 am | The Black Balloon

Taupo teen Annabel Francis and La Quinara flying to victory in the POLi Payments FEI World Cup qualifier at the Feilding Industrial, Agricultural & Pastoral Show at Manfeild this evening. Photo by KAMPIC Taupo teen Annabel Francis has ticked ... More >>

EQUESTRIAN - Fitzsimon World Cup Hat Trick At Hawera

Sunday, 22 November 2020, 6:12 pm | The Black Balloon

It’s three from three for West Melton showjumper Tegan Fitzsimon who with Windermere Cappuccino won the POLi Payments FEI World Cup Qualifier at the Egmont A&P Show in Hawera. It sealed a hat trick of victories at the show for Fitzsimon who ... More >>

Tegan Triumphs In World Cup Opener

Friday, 23 October 2020, 6:29 pm | The Black Balloon

Tegan Fitzsimon and Windermere Cappuccino en route to victory in the POLi Payments FEI World Cup New Zealand series qualifier at the Hawke’s Bay A&P Show in Hastings. Photo by KAMPIC Tegan Fitzsimon has laid the challenge for others to ... More >>

Kentucky Key for Rio Hopefuls

Tuesday, 26 April 2016, 2:39 pm | The Black Balloon

All roads lead to Kentucky this week for the first of the biggies, the Rolex Kentucky CCI4*. More >>

Beatson the Master at Masterton

Monday, 22 February 2016, 9:45 am | The Black Balloon

Beatson the Master at Masterton Maurice Beatson claimed the Equissage Horse Grand Prix as his own at the Masterton A and P Show today. The Olympian started three horses in the 14-strong class, and finished first, third and sixth. The jump-off came down ... More >>

All Arkins Way at Woodhill

Monday, 22 February 2016, 9:43 am | The Black Balloon

All Arkins Way at Woodhill Aussie raider James Arkins is warming up for the Farmlands Horse of the Year Show in the best way possible . . . by winning. Aboard his New Zealand-bred Rosthwaite Vigilante II, he again headed home another Kiwi field, this ... More >>

Breezing Through the World Cup Series

Monday, 21 December 2015, 11:32 am | The Black Balloon

Katie Laurie and Dunstan Breeze are on a roll, taking their second consecutive Ultra•Mox FEI World Cup class, this time at the Fiber Fresh Taupo Christmas Classic. More >>

Tickets Selling for Not-To-Be-Missed Equestrian Spectacular

Wednesday, 16 December 2015, 11:36 am | The Black Balloon

Tickets are marching out the door to February’s Riding With The Stars – the event that promises to revolutionise equestrian entertainment in New Zealand. More >>

Breezing In To Take Honours

Sunday, 6 December 2015, 1:03 pm | The Black Balloon

Katie Laurie and Dunstan Breeze made easy work of the latest Ultra•Mox FEI World Cup New Zealand showjumping class, with a double clear to take the win at the Feilding A and P Show. More >>

Taupo Combo Take Grand Prix at Wellington Horowhenua Champs

Monday, 30 November 2015, 10:35 am | The Black Balloon

Helen McNaught-McFarlane and Carnutelabryere pulled off a handy double today at the Versatile Home and Buildings Wellington Horowhenua Showjumping Championships. More >>

NZ to host 2016/17 Pacific League World Cup Dressage Final

Friday, 18 September 2015, 3:56 pm | The Black Balloon

New Zealand to host 2016/17 Pacific League World Cup Dressage Final Dressage followers are celebrating with the news that New Zealand is hosting the 2016/2017 Pacific League World Cup Final. It was 1998 when the nation last hosted the league final, and the ... More >>

Silver for NZ at Aachen

Saturday, 15 August 2015, 10:14 am | The Black Balloon

New Zealand has finished second behind hosts Germany at the CICO3* FEI Nations Cup in Aachen this morning, with three riders in the top eight. Ingrid Klimke (GER) took the quinella in the individual class with her horses FEH Escada JS and Horseware ... More >>

Equestrian - First Timer to Wairoa Takes the Big Class

Monday, 19 January 2015, 8:04 pm | The Black Balloon

Lisa Cubitt’s decision to head to the Wairoa A and P Show for the first time proved a winner today for both her and her horse Bates Amaretto MVNZ. More >>

Red Ribbon for Blue in World Cup Opener

Saturday, 25 October 2014, 1:04 pm | The Black Balloon

Bridget Hansen and her lovely home-bred grey showjumper Turn it Blue NZPH cruised to a stunning victory in the opening round of New Zealand’s Ultramox FEI World Cup Series at Hawke’s Bay on Show today. More >>

Laurie All the Way at Equidays

Monday, 20 October 2014, 10:20 am | The Black Balloon

Katie Laurie underlined her class this weekend, winning both of the main horse showjumping classes at Equidays in Mystery Creek. More >>

Toulon Too Good in Gisborne

Sunday, 19 October 2014, 9:10 am | The Black Balloon

It may have been Toulon NZPH’s first grand prix, but the big Hawke’s Bay bred chestnut didn’t let that hold him back. More >>

Andrew Nicholson nets $50,000 HSBC rankings bonus

Monday, 24 December 2012, 9:56 am | The Black Balloon

Andrew Nicholson (NZL) has netted the 50,000 USD bonus as the HSBC Rankings leader at the end of the 2012 season, after holding on to the world number one spot since claiming team bronze at the London 2012 Olympic Games. More >>

Final Day A Wash Out

Monday, 1 February 2010, 11:24 am | The Black Balloon

Sunny Gisborne did not live up to its name for the final day of the Larsen Sawmilling Equestrian Championships today (Sunday). Torrential rain forced day three of the popular annual show canceled and with it the final round of the New Zealand World ... More >>