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Welcome to the October edition of Impulsion

We are counting down to the 2015 Equestrian Grand Final (#EGF) which is happening for the first time in Adelaide, South Australia and as part of the Australian International Three Day Event (#Aus3DE). With entry to the ‪#‎EGF‬ included as part of admission to the ‪#‎Aus3DE‬, spectators will be treated to double the action and excitement this November 19-22.

A unique Equestrian Grand Final competition is offering one lucky individual the chance to be an honorary show jump designer. Send us your most creative show jump design using the template and in accordance with the criteria and you could see your design brought to life as part of the Grand Final as well as $500 towards travel to Adelaide. Everything you need to know about the #EGF15 and competition is available on our website http://www.equestrian.org.au/EGF

Until next month,

Grant Baldock

CEO, Equestrian Australia

Exclusive: Chris Chugg to ride in Equestrian Grand Final for Jumping

Current leader of the Australian League of the FEI World Cup Jumping Series and five time Australian senior show jumping champion Chris Chugg will be among the riders competing in the Equestrian Grand Final for Jumping in Adelaide, South Australia. Chugg plans to compete with his two top horses Cera Cassiago and Cristalline. READ HIS INTERVIEW Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Australia shares podium in Longines Challenge Cup

Australia has finished equal second in the consolation final of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final, sharing the podium with Brazil and France after all three teams finished on 12 penalties. MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Say cheese: Team photo shoot at Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping Final in Barcelona

All 19 nations competing at the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping Final 2015 in Barcelona took part in a special photo shoot as part of the #SupportYourNation campaign, which centres on supporting the athletes at the Final across all news and social media platforms. Our Australian team of Edwina Tops-Alexander (captain), Jamie Kermond, Scott Keach and Jessica Brown joined by Jamie Winning (competing as an individual) took some time out for the fun photoshoot. MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Burton is second at Blenheim CCI3*

Olympian Chris Burton’s recent run of success has continued with a podium finish at the Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials CCI3*. MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Ariat Rider of the Month

Ariat Rider of the Month is David Cameron. The NSW rider and his mare RR Dyranta are the Australian Show Jumping Champions for the second consecutive year after edging out an all class field at the 54th staging of the Australian Show Jumping Championships (ASJC) at the Werribee Equestrian Centre. The Belgium Warmblood mare, owned by Linda Martin was also awarded EA Domestic Horse of the Year at the Sport Achievement Awards. MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

New Zealand to host 2016/17 Pacific League World Cup Final

Australia and New Zealand have agreed that New Zealand will be the host nation of the 2016/17 Pacific League World Cup Final. New Zealand has not hosted the League Final since 1998. The FEI Pacific League World Cup Rules have provisions for the staging of the final to be held in New Zealand once every three years. MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

One week left for riders to submit their entry nomination for the 2015 Equestrian Grand Final

Equestrian Australia is inviting riders to submit their entry nominations for the 2015 Equestrian Grand Final to be held in Adelaide from 19-22 November. Entry nominations must be submitted by 5:00pm Friday 16 October 2015. MORE  Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Interview with Danielle French, Team Barastoc

Danielle French is one of latest sponsored riders to join Team Barastoc. Read her interview MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

Will a hindgut balancer nutritionally support horses that eat a high fructan or high-grain diet?

Horses in training frequently require large grain meals to provide energy for performance. Results of this study indicate that feeding a protected sodium bicarbonate product (KERx EquiShure™) to horses on high-grain diets can attenuate the pH shifts that lead to hindgut acidosis. MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

UK horse and rider attempt world first at Aus3de

UK rider, Alice Dundson will be attempting a world first at the 2015 Australian International Three Day Event (Aus3de) this November. She will be the first rider to bring her own horse to the event from the Northern Hemisphere, and the first rider in the world to compete in all six of the ‘pro tour’ FEI Classic Series CCI4* competitions on the same horse. MORE Facebook Like Button Tweet Button

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