Our July Horse Of the Month winner is Tom, who was nominated by his owner, Rebecca. They are now the lucky new owners of a pair of exercise boots from Pique Equestrian.

Pique Equestrian is located in Queenstown, Central Otago and are stockists of bridles, browbands and boots.

Rebecca and Tom

Rebecca and Tom

“Tom is a clydesdale and thoroughbred cross who I started riding when I was 13. I am now 15, although when I was younger I used to climb on him off the ground bareback and he wouldn’t move a muscle.

He was breed in Gisborne and became a pig hunters and games horse before we bought him. We are now doing level 4 dressage and jumping 1.20m.

Tom was not bred to specialise in any sport, but he gives me great pleasure and tries hard at every thing I throw at him.

So far we have jumped 1.35m bareback, ridden side saddle, played games, competed in dressage and hacked around. Tom will hoover any food we give to him and is always looking for a scratch.

Tom proves that any horse can do a wide range of disciplines and doesn’t have to specialise in anything. We would love some new dressage boots to show off as Tom continues to add to his resume.”


Tell us and be in to WIN a pair of XL dressage boots valued at $45 from Pique Equestrian NZ! Nominate a horse you think deserves to be Equine Online’s ‘Horse/Pony of the Month’ and tell us their story- it can be funny, inspirational, sad or plain strange! Entries should be under 300 words and emailed to with ‘Horse of the Month’ in the subject line.

*Entries are accepted from those living in New Zealand only. For full T’s and C’s email


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