Shaping the future of animal health

Meet Chris Chugg

Name: Chris Chugg
Occupation: Level 3 Showjumping coach and Showjumping rider
Town & State: Freemans Reach NSW
Equestrain Discipline: Showjumping

Chris Chugg

What is the name of your horse(s) at the moment?
I currently have Cassiago, Black Currency, Cera Carlina and Jaybee Voltaire.

Name of your first horse?
The name of my first horse was Charlie he was a Welsh B

What have been the highlights in your riding career so far?
Highlights of my career so far have been representing Australia in 3 World Cup finals, being in the winning nations cup team in Helsinki in 1996 and representing Australia at the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky 2010 and being 5 times Australian Showjumping champion.

What other interest besides horses do you have?
Other than horses my interests include watching all sports

What is the one item in your tack room you just can’t live without?
I can't live without is my Butet saddle!

What is the best advice anyone has ever given you? George Morris told me "Don't win the battle and lose the war"

What advice would you give to young riders?
Advice I would give to young riders is that practice doesn't make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect. George Morris also told me this!

What is the most important aspect of your horse’s health for your sport?
Great nutrition, fitness and shoeing is definitely the most important aspect of my horses health for my sport.

What is your favourite Virbac product and why?
Humidimix and White-E with Selenium are my favourite Virbac products as they enable my horses to perform and recover properly after work and competition.

Future goals?
To represent Australia again. My aim is for Rio 2016 and the next world championships after that.