Author Archive for Neil Clarkson

Bill Gates. Photo: Simon Davis/DFID
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Bill Gates buys California equestrian estate for $US18m

Gates purchases 228-acre property off weight loss guru Jenny Craig.

Scoring system developed to assess survival chances of seriously ill foals
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Scoring system developed to assess survival chances of seriously ill foals

Scientists identify six key factors, the main one being cold extremities.

Preparing a foaling kit - are you ready?
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Preparing a foaling kit – are you ready?

Foaling is usually an explosive process. Here’s what you need on hand to be ready.

Lots of tow: is Toyota's VX Limited Landcruiser the best towing vehicle out there?
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What’s the best second-hand vehicle for towing a horse trailer?

There are plenty of options, but which is the ultimate towing vehicle?

The FEI presidency: Let the race begin
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The FEI presidency: Let the race begin

How is this six-horse race likely to unfold?

An adult free-roaming horse during collar deployment. "A" shows a breakaway device constructed of rubber tubing. "B" is a breakaway device which operates on a pre-programmed time-release.
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Tracking collars safe for monitoring wild horses – researchers

Collars cited as useful tool for monitoring horses without health risk.

Danny, his skin glistening in the sun after an iodine wash and having the manure scrubbed off his legs, enjoys a little grass on his second day in foster care.
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The stallion who came in from the cold

A tale of neglect and two lives drawn together.

British lawyer Jeremy Dickerson, who successfully defended Kiwi eventer Jock Paget against a doping charge, believes the FEI needs to take a more flexible approach in such cases.
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Bar set too high in FEI doping cases, lawyer believes

British lawyer Jeremy Dickerson, who successfully defended Jock Paget, argues for change.

WEG Endurance: A tough day at the office
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WEG Endurance: A tough day at the office

What are we to make of only 38 finishers?

John McEwen
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Fourth European enters race for FEI presidency

Britain’s John McEwen talks of ongoing evolution in horse sport, but promises steady course.

Pierre Durand and Jappeluop at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.
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FEI presidency: Three Europeans chase role

Former Olympic gold medalist among those seeking the role.

Does your horse really want to be rugged?
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Does your horse really want to be rugged?

Novel Norwegian experiment puts the question to 23 horses.

Wanted: Someone to keep shop at the FEI
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Wanted: Someone to keep shop at the FEI

Who has what it takes to be the next FEI president?

Revamped rules are now in force for endurance. © FEI
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The hi-tech, high-stakes race for endurance gold

Prepare for the most scrutinised endurance race in history.

Princess Haya: Her departure in December has set up an intriguing contest for the presidency.
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What does Princess Haya’s departure mean for horse sport?

December departure a blow to FEI’s stature on global sporting stage.

Subchondral fatigue crack dimensions were measured in transverse (A) and reconstructed frontal plane (B) computed tomography (CT) images. In addition, the area of the crack array was measured in the parasagittal plane (C).
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CT scans could be used to gauge leg fracture risk in racehorses, say researchers

US scientists investigate crack micromotion in mechanical testing.

Jonathan Paget is heading to Australia for his birthday - and the Australian Three Day-Event.
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Legal puissance: Jock Paget clears the highest of hurdles

Paget and his legal team had no easy ride in clearing his name. 

Jock Paget and Clifton Promise.
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Paget cleared of wrongdoing over doping charge

FEI Tribunal accepts Jock Paget bears no fault or negligence in Burghley doping case.

Equine airway narrows with head and neck flexed, study shows
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Equine airway narrows with head and neck flexed, study shows

German researchers use x-ray imaging in research.

Lest we forget: Remembering New Zealand's war horses
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Lest we forget: Remembering New Zealand’s war horses

As nations mark 100 years since World War 1 began, we remember NZ’s war horses.

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