Fabulous to see the horses we have bred having a stella year, in eventing show jumping and dressage. It is also wonderful to see students grow and develop and achieve long term competitive goals while maintaining very high levels of horsemanship.
The Tamworth wc show saw fabulous results for Wallaroo Horses and their wonderful riders, Wallaroo Carnival wining one and placing second is his YR qualifiers one time fault in the final saw him just miss out on the placings. Wallaroo Cornetta stepped up, qualifying for the final of the Bronze tour jumping clear with 1 time in the final. It was lovely to see JB evolution and James Mooney start in their first WC together pacing 6th,James has done a wonderful job brining on Cornetta and coaching Carnivals and Cornettas owner and young rider Coco Dulhunty.
The riders series and WC show in Sydney series saw the new combination of Milly Fisher and the flash youngster Wallaroo Oaks Cartier( LG Brandy man) placing 4th in the 110 class.
Canberra CIC saw Dunrostan and Katrina Silk zoom around the prenov and clear SJ to come third and then to win the 110 SJ the following week end and step up to 1.20m level.
Congratulations to all the owners of our Wallaroo bred horses and also those we have trained for great performances over winter. Wallaroo Carnival has been a regular in the top 3 in young rider classes around the country with his wonderful rider Coco. Placing 3rd in his qualifier at the national champs in Victoria coming 10th over all in the YR point score. Youngster Wallaroo Oaks Cartier ( LG brandy man) had a brilliant run in Queensland with Nelson Smyth and has now found a new home with talented young rider Milly Fisher. Dunrostan is going great guns eventing with the Silk family and is looking very ready to step up to 1* .Wallaroo Masterpiece ( Sleepy Jackson on SA has just started at that level with Jo and is looking super and Wallaroo Happy hour in Victoria has stepped up into the Amateur series with plenty to spare with Erin!
Our stunning weanling filly,Wallaroo Catwalk by Cassiago out of Wallaroo Poppy will be leaving us for her new home later in the year. Her dam Wallaroo Poppy will be leased for this coming breeding season going back to Cassiago.
Wallaroo Coriolis ( Hugo )Vivant/Cornet Pilatus) and Wallaroo Captivate ( Chloe) Quindoctro/Carpino z)have been started under saddle and are going super. Wallaroo Awesome Audrey ( Visage/Vivant) had a wonderful time with George Johnson learning the ropes of being a confident and happy ridden horse. These youngsters will be produced for sale.
Wallaroo horses continue to delight,we are being sent updates of super results from owners in SA VIC as well as NSW in eventing and show jumping all thrilled with their rides. Dunrostan, Cartier( Brandyman), Carnival, and Cornetta have been busy, as has newcomer Carina,in NSW. Happy hour and Argyle( Archie) in Vic and, Masterpiece( Sleepy Jackson) in SA.
Vittorio has stepped up to become a super schoolmaster for teaching students.
The farm has had a busy time too, welcoming the two lovely dairy girls from Denmark , Reggie and Maria for a few weeks as they travelled around Australia.Reggie and Wallaroo Vittorio and Maria with Wallaroo Mopsey had a lovely time riding together. The girls helped around the farm and Reggie baked amazing things and really enjoyed being with our gorgeous foals Harlequin and Daisy and our wonderful chocolate lab. Ed has joined us from the Uk for a few weeks,hes enjoyed seeing some of the most beautiful venues for NSW horse events, with Wallaby hill and Willinga park on the list. He helped at the Canberra CIC and is heading off to the explore the reef for a few weeks before going back home.
We have added a bit of extra stabling ,thank you to Solution stables for your help.
Wallaroo oaks Cartier now named laurel Glen Brandy man has a new rider with Nelson Smyth and placed equal first at SIEC summer showjumping classic,in the 5yr old class.
Wallaroo Harlequin the 2016 Copabella Visage colt from Wallaroo Fancy Nancy has been sold to the wonderful Dulhunty family.
Wallaroo Carina has a super new jumping home in Sydney we look forward to seeing here out and about.
Dunrostan with Katrina Silk,Wallaroo Carnival and Wallaroo Cornetta with Coco Dulhunty and Jame Mooney continue to produce amazing results.
We have been sent beautiful up dates from our connemara crosses in SA and Vic both doing brilliantly eventing,Wallaroo Argyle by Cool Cat is called Archie, Wallaroo Master piece by Croftlea Artisan is now called Sleepy Jackson.
Wallaroo red Corvette has a wonderful new home,she will be slowly introduced to the competition arena having been a super brood mare.By Contenda out of Wallaroo Poppy our Vivant/TB mare she has a superb powerful jump and the softest of temperaments.We look forward to seeing her progress.
Wallaroo Oaks Cartier has found his forever home having had a great start with Aaron Moyes for breaking in,Gordon Pratt for dressage schooling and Tallara and Dave for his jump training.
Wallaroo Competition Horse news.
Sydney show jump clubs winter championships 2016 were very successful for the Wallaroo stud horse,Wallroo Cornetta won her 5 year old class on the Saturday and then placed second in the 105 on sunday in an enormous class. Wallaroo Carnival won the 7 year old class on Saturday and also placed 4th in the 135class.Thank you to the YH class sponsors Johnson equestrian and Sydney show jump club and rider James Mooney and the Dulhunty family for keeping us up to date with these youngsters progress. Cornettas sire Cornet Pilatus is by Cornet Oblensky out of a Pilatus mare,the same cross at World champion Steve Guerdats winning ride Corbinian.
Dunrostan has been flying in Wallaroo flag eventing, pretty much placing in every event he has attended, congratulations to the Silk family. As has Sleepy Jackson ( Wallaroo masterpiece) our Connemara x Croftlea Artisan in South Australia.
Wallaroo Oaks Cartier has been busy training with Gordon Pratt and Tal and Dave equestrian, exciting times ahead,his dams half brother is the Rio reserve Yandoo Oaks Constellation ridden by Jamie Kermond,his sire Caracas is jumping brilliantly with Jos Verlooy placing in the global champions tour and the nations cup.We look forward to seeing this lovely 4 year old out and about.
Our 4 year old Wallaroo Carino akka Connie has returned to work with Aaron Moyes ,my damaged hand preventing me from working the horses, and will be started over fences in this spring with Alison Rowland in the saddle.Connie is by Yalambi Carpino Z out of our Vivant mare Mopsey and is half sister to Wallaroo Cornetta.
Its was sad to see Vivant retire, what great tributes have been written about this super sire, still at the top of his game.Our mares carry his amazing blood.
Wallaroo Viva our first Vivant/Visage cross, 3 years old, has been started under saddle by Aaron Moyes,she has the most lovely attitude and has an incredible canter.
Wallaroo Carnival and Coco Dulhunty win the prestigious Young rider champs at the WC show Summer championships at SIEC.We are very proud to have bred this wonderful horse by Copabella Visage out of Tianna.Great coaching by James Mooney over the past 3 years has created a wonderful partnership, Carnival is only just 7 and Coco is in her first year of young riders.Almost a year ago they won their first major YR class,the NSW Country young rider championships and the Snowy mountains Jindabyne show and have had a super year since then.
Spring is finally here, we welcomed stable rider Harriet back for a month before she left for the UK.During her stay she started working with our breakers and brood mares returning to sport.Wallaroo Carino ,started by Jier park in the autumn came back into work.Wallaroo Red Corvette returned under saddle after producing a super Cocaine Ego Z filly.Wallaroo oaks Cartier had a super start with Aaron Moyes,went onto Oaks sport horse but was sadly injured there in the paddock and is now recovering back at Oakey creek farm. We are very much looking forward to working this young star. Our gorgeous Dunrostan has found a super new eventing home and is already showing good form placing at Hidden valley and in the top 10 at the NSW state Champs at Lynton. Wallaroo Carnival continues to impress with Coco Dulhunty having had a super winter season. Rising 5 year old Wallaroo Cornetta is starting out with Coco and looking super. We caught up with Freewheeler at the Polo show on winning form for his new amateur rider.Wallaroo Quite A Diamond is growing into a wonderful youngster with the How high eventing team.
Wallaroo equestrian is looking for an exceptional young horse competition rider to introduce the babies to competition and campaign our going youngsters. Contact Fiona Gruen by email for more details. email@example.com
March started off with a bang for Wallaroo equestrian,who supported the National capital horse trials CNC by arranging press and television coverage for the event. It was won by Sam Lyle and WIN TV did a fabulous wrap up.
The Canberra royal show running on the same weekend had a great turn out, fabulous courses by Brad Longhurst and saw some very competitive classes.
February has been a busy month for the team students and horses. Students attended clinics with Lucinda Green, Andrew Hoy and for us Gavin Chester's two day clinic run by our ACTSJC. Competitions around the region saw Wallaroo horses in the line up, the star being Wallaroo Carnival ridden by Coco Dulhunty, placing regularly in YR and height classes in Sydney and Tamworth. We also saw our gorgeous Wallaroo Amelia leave for her new home to join Carnival and become part of Coco up and coming team. Wallaroo Vittorio is spending some time with Kane Chester in Victoria,he was without a going horse and with Harriet travelling overseas until September, we offered him the ride.
A great way to start the years was at the Station resort at Jindabyne with a team of Wallaroo horses,all going super. It was special to see Wallaroo Carnival and his super young rider Coco Dulhunty step up and take out our sponsored NSW Country YR championship class. This combination then followed up by winning the 6 year old class at the Sydney SJ camps and placed behind Chris Chugg and Vicki Roycroft in the 1.20m
What a year it has been for Aussie riders at home and abroad. Dave Cameron the new National Champ and Jess Brown both recent winners on the WC circuit. Overseas Jamie Kermond has had a great year with Quite Cassini at the WEG and Caracas who was later sold onto America, congratulations to owner Des Russell. Nat Blundells ride Algebra remains in Britain to be sold. Amy Graham was super at WEG and Bella Baloubet and continues to be inform recently winning a 4* grand prix. The incredible and inspiring Edwina Alexander and her amazing team of horses set the standard for global jumping and our jumpers here. The Oaks team of Hilary and Todd Hinde as well as the Copabella team of Julia Hargraves and Georgie Harvey have set up permanent bases in Europe along with the Yandoo team of Jamie Kermond and Jamie Winning. Yalambi horses were well represented in Europe over the season ridden by the brilliant Alison Rowland and the up and coming Evie Buller, we wish them well for the new season. World champion Boyd Excell and his 4 in hand team has triumphed again at WEG and in the recent WC classes, such a great horseman.
Wallaroo Equestrian had a great year supporting the sport through media promotions, securing TV coverage for eventing and show jumping. We sponsored our local CIC and Canberra SJ cups. Harriet was kept very busy at the Summer SJ classic writing daily reports and using social media to keep us up to date with the competition results.
Our breeding this year seen pregnancy success for clients, using Glenara Gold Dust and for us using Cornet Pilatus, thank you to Oaks Sport Horses for your help with the frozen semen inseminations. Our Vivant and Contenda/Vivant mares have produced a stunning Caracas colt and an exquisite Cocaine Ego z filly respectively.
Horses that we have produced and bred have been well represented in the competition arena, Megan Jones riding Wallaroo Masterpiece ( now named Sleepy Jackson) at Lakes and Craters, Coco Dulhunty riding Wallaroo Carnival by Visage and having great success in her final year in juniors and Oaks young horse classes. Wallaroo Happy Hour, by Fairbanks Catargo showing form in Victoria and Wallaroo Angelina by Revelwood Smash hit producing a stunning foal in WA. ASB Valentine produced a beautiful Baluga foal for Helen Chugg, the amazing Mr Fats, Freewheeler is placing in Amateurs for Nathan Wood.
Harriet's time and wonderful competition opportunities at Willem Greves stable in Holland has given her great insight into the sport in Europe. Life long friends were made during her stay.
The support from Grant Hughes before going overseas and once back in Australia has been fantastic, he has helped Harriet develop Wallaroo Vittorio over the year to jumping the futurity at SIEC and 1.35 at jump club.
Harriet has started Wallaroo Jeune and Wallaroo Fancy Nancy in sport, Jeune placing in her first dressage comp and Nancy thrilling us with her amazing jump. We were shattered when Jeune hurt her self in the paddock during a storm ,she has had her shoes taken off and is now looking for a home that will give her time to mend, she moves sound and is unblemished. Amelia is now under saddle and will go into sport in the new year. Connie and Walter have just been started bareback and will continue to started in preparation for riding.
Thank you to the behind the scene team of farriers Tom Smith, Gary Dowling, Brett Hudson, Nathan Caswell and vets Bungendore, Canberra Vet and Agnes Banks who have helped us through the year . Thanks also to the feed suppliers Bungendore Rural, The hayshed, and hay carters Evan Fryer and Neale Gruber who keep the horses looking so well. Thank you to Stephen from Cavalier performance horses for organising David Dobson lessons and giving us a hand floating youngsters. Thank you to the incredible Cathy Murphy for lending a hand during Harriet's time abroad. We welcomed the wonderful Elsa from France to help in the yard, she is starting her intro horse management certificate and is in great demand as a driving groom.
Coaching highlights include watching George Morris at the Diamond B stud, Uwe Spenlen at Jenny Campbell's wonderful facility Pine Ridge, and Andrew Hoy at Equestrian park. Our greatest pleasure is seeing all our wonderful students improving and enjoying their horses throughout the year. Congratulations to all those who have stepped up a level, started a new partnerships and those who have stuck with it and made genuine progress how ever small those steps may be.
Happy Christmas and very best wishes for a happy and healthy and safe 2015 from Harriet and Fiona at Wallaroo.
The Oaks sport horses young horse final was held at Alice Cameron's beautiful Oaks property on June 1st. Congratulations to the team at Oaks for the series that saw over 200 of the best youngsters have the opportunity to compete in their sponsored classes over the year. Alice Cameron was thrilled by the turnout and despite the weather being very unkind, everyone had a great day. Superb hospitality and great courses. Congratulations to the breeders, riders and owners who placed on the day and the overall winners of the series. Diamond B breeder Helen Chugg was very well represented in the winners circle with progeny from Vivant and Conquistador. For full results please visit www.oakssporthorses.com
Edwina Tops-Alexander retires Itot the most wonderful little horse. Cevo Itot du Chateau, one of the true legends of modern show jumping, is to retire after a stunning career at the top of the sport, her world-famous chestnut gelding, a “once-in-a-lifetime horse”, will go into official retirement in July .Edwina has a place on the showjumping WEG team from early selection.
Overseas in Germany Lumuhlem CCI4* where our local Aussie Nat Blundel will start Algebra .
Murrumbateman PC 2 day show jumping festival is on over the long weekend attracting PC riders from interstate.
Melbourne CCI3* at Werribee starts on Wednesday with the trot ups for the star classes.
Coming up a huge long weekend of show jumping at Camden thanks to Jane Frankham and John Vallance with the FEI and amateur champs.
Congratulations to our WEG short listed showjumpers and to Edwina Tops -Alexander for her early selection. David Goodwin and Warrego Jericho, Amy Graham and Bella Baloubet
Julia Hargreaves and Vedor ,Jamie Kermond* and Quite Cassini/Killeter Park Caracas , Ben Meredith and Bernadien van Westuur
James Passy and Yirrkala Cortina , James Paterson-Robinson* and Vincente/Boris , Alison Rowland and Bickley Brook Bella
1. Scott Keach and Fedor
2. Thaisa Erwin and Matilda
Harriet's TB, Freewheeler has found a super new home with Nathan Wood jumping amateurs, he was trialled at some shows placing in a few for Nathan before purchase.
National capital horse trials is running a 3 day Sam Lyle eventing clinic at equestrian park this weekend.
Harriet our stable rider is riding at Willem Greves show jumping stable in Holland for some months and enjoying sitting on a range of fabulous jumping horses and getting an opportunity to learn from one of Holland's best show jumping riders. She has spent the last month riding with Grant Hughes and competing some of his horses at their local Emmaville jumping show in Canberra. Grants youngsters are super and riding the more experienced horse Junior( by June Bug) Harriet placed third in the 1.30 behind Clint on Jitterbug and her mentor Grant on Yakity Yak. Her own horses also jumped super Ralph placing in the 1.05 and Eddie doing great rounds in the 1.25m
Yves Houtackers ran a brilliant clinic at the Winnings property Yandoo near Sydney. Harriet and Wallaroo Vittorio had a fantastic time. Thank you to Jumping NSW and particularly Edwina Mitchell for organising this opportunity.
Wallaroo Equestrian will be sponsoring a class at the Canberra horse trials, Harriet will take Dunrostan .
Boyd Excell wins the indoor WC driving final for the fifth time in Bordeaux, a superb horseman and sportsman, and a great ambassador for Australian equestrians.
Exciting news from local rider Nat Blundell and owners of Algebra ,they will travel to the UK to have a crack at Badminton 4* in May this year, we wish them the best of luck in the preparation and the trip .
The sires of our young stock continue to perform well over seas and at home. Vivant, Caracus, and Carpino in Europe and Visage and Quindoctro in Australia, all delivering great results. Cornet Obolenskey progeny shine in Europe we are very excited by the Cornet Pilatus filly and colt we have in the paddock.
Mirrabooka was a cooler place and many students enjoyed the weekend for adults and week for young riders culminating with the end of week ODE. The coaching was super thank you for continuing to enthuse and encourage all our students. Congratulations to all the riders and students . Inga, Kylie and Hannah won blue ribbons and to the adults Gina and Anne for having a go, simply brilliant ladies!
The extreme hot weather can be life threatening to the young and old, please keep well hydrated and bring plenty of water to clinics for your selves and your horses. When day time temperatures exceed 35 degrees we try to arrange very early training sessions (6am onwards ) to finish before 12 . Stay safe.
Harriet and BP Matilda will be attending the George Morris clinic at Vicki Roycrofts Mt White property, this is a fantastic opportunity to learn from an amazing horseman. Fiona will be attending the two day coaches clinic the following week.
Grant Hughes of Emmaville performance horses has generously offered to sponsor our stable rider Harriet and has been keeping a watchful eye on her progress at shows. Grant's depth of knowledge and generosity have been fantastic, it is an exciting opportunity to learn from the master himself.
The Snowy mountain show jump festival at the Station resort Jindabyne 7/11 Jan was a fantastic success, thank you to the Dreverman family and their committee for a massive effort over the 5days of jumping. A super new initiative saw a sellers class on Local horse live streamed. A great venue and wonderful course building and fantastic sponsors. Harriet and Blackall Park Matilda jumping well on the Tues and Wed and then returning to the venue early Saturday morning to place 5th in the NSW amateur champions ship Grand prix sponsored by Harris Entertainment. Freewheeler posted some confident clear rounds in ring 2 and looks happy with his job almost too quiet on the last day!. It was thrilling to watch our home bred youngster Wallaroo Carnival and his young rider Coco Dulhunty move up and place in the 1.15 D grade in ring 2.
George Morris is back Mt White 10/12 Jan. 18/19 Jan and judges clinic 21/22 Jan at Glossodia. Harriet will ride at the 18/19 clinic and I will attend the coaches clinic. George is an amazing horseman and we are so lucky that he is able to spend time in Australia helping our riders, coaches and the sport keep up the standard.
Bega show jumping festival. Thank you to the tireless committee for running a friendly and fun 4 day show. Congratulations to Emma Smith and her big chestnut stallion Ego Casablanca for winning the Bega cup. Wallaroo took two horses down the mountain , Ralph coming back into work in ring two posting clear rounds, and Eddie jumping in the D grade and 1.20 in ring 1 with a super clear and 1 time in the 1.20 on the second day. A major slip in the futurity on the final day and on the rather shaky surface after fence 2 saw rider Harriet Gruen sensibly retire. Luckily no serious injury caused. Thank you to Grant Hughes from Emmaville Performance horses for supporting the team through out the meet and to the wonderful organisers who made us feel so welcome.
ACT SJC awards night and Christmas party
Congratulations to student Felicity Moran and her super horse Titan for winning the Melissa McPherson trophy, a great night and a sad farewell to the clubs main behind the scenes organiser Peter Core.
Melbourne royal, Jamie Kermond riding Caracus wins the mini prix, local Clint second on the June bug sensation, Jitterbug, Merrick Ubank riding the pocket rocket Aladino wins the world cup.
Yass PC camp ran over the same weekend and was terrific to coach the next generation of up and coming jumping riders, thank you for giving me such a great day.
The FEI Youth showjumping festival is currently running at Camden organised by ESP,good luck to all.
Camden equestriade saw CP Qualifed win the 3*, local Nat Blundell coming 3rd on Algebra, nat placing 4th on the wonderful Girl with a Curl at 2*.Judith Clarke winning the class on Diablito,Robert Palm and Koko balck winning the section B at 2*.Shane Rose won both 1* sections, Contenda and APH Rusalka.Local Ellie Miller on KD stepped up to this level and did a great job. Maddie and Archie placed at their first intro run, and Inga placed at her first prelim run on Miracle
Murrumbateman PC ODE saw a great win for Tori and Brego at B grade and our local club Hall take out the teams event with Tilly riding Patrick also a winner in the teams and a place getter at B grade. Franni and Bri taking out the A grade .
Melbourne Royal the Aus YR team that included local Clint Beresford won the teams challenge from NZ, Ally Lamb winning the big class on Penrose
National show jumping titles Werribee. Jamie Kermond and Caracus owned by Des Russell are the senior national champions, Tim Clarke and Caltango win the grand Prix, Tom McDermott is the young rider champion, Jess Tripp is the junior champion, congratulations to them all , their support crews and most of all their amazing horses. Locally Clint Beresford and the Hughes bred Emmaville Jitterbug placed in the young rider and were reserves for the Aus team.
Show case of show jumping , run by the Winning family and their team saw 3 brilliant days of jumping at the Polo fields, congratulations to the Bronze winner Andrew Inglis and Twins Quantum. Silver winner, Jess Brown on home bred Equus Echo and Gold winner Tom McDermott on Blackall park bred SL Limerick. The NZ team took out the teams challenge.
ACTDA A great show again at the beautiful equestrian park, the standard of horse and riding gets better and better in the Capital, well done to the small hard working committee . Kelsey and Patchy won the Prelim from a strong field, lots of happy riders enjoyed a super sunny Sunday. Jenny and her new mare Georgie had their first comp together.
Zone 16 ODE A great weekend at equestrian park, thank you to the volunteers who made it possible. Congratulations to all the riders and families involved. Tori Doak and the wonderful old timer Brego won the B grade and Tilly Watson and Patrick came 4th in the same class. A great result for Franny and super pony Bri for winning the A grade. Aulikki and Rusty placing in the E grade, Kelsey and patchy continue their great form placing in the associates B grade.
Jumping in the Hawkesbury starts well for Wallaroo youngsters. Wallaroo Carnival owned by Coco Dulhunty and ridden by James Mooney wins the first 5 year old class and places 3rd in the championship class on day 1. Congratulations to Clint Beresford for winning the championship class on the super Daley K SL Donato.The 6year old class was won by Nicollete ridden by Dave Cameron who also rode the 7year old winner Yalambi Cavalier.
European Champs have seen UK rider Charlotte DuJardin and Valegro set a world record in the teams dressage test and UK Ben Maher wins the SJ first round. Britain won the team gold in both SJ and dressage
Aussie team wins WEG team test event.
Australia wins the inter pacific PC nations cup.
Zone 16 PC ODE at Equestrian park .Well done to all the PC volunteers for setting up this great PC event. Wishing all our younger students go luck, they are participating across the grades.
Wagga ODE good luck to all who will be competing this weekend, lots of our senior students will be there competing from intro to 1*.
Jumping NSW show Hawkesbury
Wallaroo equestrian are proud to support this show and have a sponsor for the event. Wallaroo Vittorio ridden by Harriet Gruen and Wallaroo Carnival ridden by James Mooney will both be competing and representing our stud. Wallaroo Carnival will be in the 5 year old classes.
ACTSJC Canberra Classic show jumping comp saw many of our students and home bred horses competing, thank you to the ACTSJC for organising such a great two day show. The quality of jumping in all the rings was only surpassed by the sportsmanship throughout the event. Our team jumped well, both horses stepping up a level, junior rider Tilly and her Jus de Pom gelding Patrick had a fabulous show in the junior ring winning the 1m and having a really good go in the 1.10.Felicity,Wayne and Kylie taking home ribbons too. Wallaroo Circus and Alyssa Hughes placed in the junior classes, Belhaven Caslan sire of Wallaroo Jeune and ridden by Stephen Dingwall jumped super after his return from the Queensland trip . Linda Meyer From the Summersea Ego stud visited the comp and was able to see a very high percentage of the riders sitting on Ego bred horses in ring 1.A terrific result for her breeding program. Emmaville, Oaks, Diamond B ,AEA and Blackall park studs all had top horses jumping over the weekend. The evergreen Bob Leach returned to the competition arena to welcome cheers in the 1m class. The horses breed by Bob and their off spring were represented in all the rings, Silver Chiefton with Jodie Hughes, Titan with Felicity and Tiannas oldest progeny Wallaroo circus were fantastic in ring 2.
NCEC dressage day saw Ashley have her first start at Prep, such a good team.
Kylie and Jet stepped up to pre nov and to Kylies delight won the class. Lots of locals had a fabulous time at the event, the committee are so welcoming and enthusiastic.
Forest park riding school jump competition finally managed to get a fine day .Thank you to the Hughes family for running the show. Our students and stud horses went well, Dunrostan starting in ring 1 and placing in ring 2,Vittoriojumped well in ring 1 over challenging Brad Longhurst tracks to 1.20m not many clears at the bigger heights. Congratulations to Felicity and Titan for their win in ring 2.
ACTSJC Eric Haltner round 2 was held at Equestrian Park. Thank you to the huge effort of the volunteers for a great day. Congratulations to Felicity and her boy Titan for wins and placings in ring 2. Stable rider, Harriet had fun with ponies Flynn and Jennifer in ring 3 even winning a class for Jennifers owner Jules. It was fantastic to see so many students having a go especially in ring 3. Dunrostan stepped out to do his first 90cm looking happy in ring 2 and Wallaroo Vittorio jumped super in the 1.10 and 1.20 in ring 1.
SIEC weekend event saw CP Qualified take out the 3*, with Shane Rose, Qualified is the sire of Wallaroo Agatha and has a spot on the RIO squad. Girl with a Curl and Nat Blundell get better and better coming 4th in the 2*other locals also did well, Ellie Miller stepping up to 1* on Koloona Kaydee. Students Kelsie and Maddie having a super time in the junior classes. Great to see Kate MacKenzie, the NCHTA super mum cruise around the pre nov.
SIEC midweek saw Sam Lyle and the lovely Koloona Grace step up to 2* for a 4th pace and local student Anna Stevens go week for 10th in the prenov.
David Dobson gave the regions SJ riders a wonderful day at Murrumbateman coaching .Thankyou to Stephen Dingwall of Cavalier PH for organising and the Smith family for the use of their fabulous facilities. Vittorio and Dunrostan jumped super.
Andrew Hoy is back in the region , thank you to Nat Blundell for organising the clinics.
Zone 16 SJ riders travelled to Bathurst for the State champs, great results for the small team that included young gun student Loren Slater and her brilliant pony Aspenview Firestorm.
Congratulations to Shane Rose and CP Qualified ( Wallaroo Agathas sire) to be selected for the RIO squad, Shane also has Virgil on the eventing Rio squad
Aachen sensational results for Aussie combinations Chris Burton and HP Leilani and to Boyd Excell for his sixth win at the Aachen WC qualifier driving world champs
Congratulations to student Felicity Moran and Titan for winning the overall point score for the ACT Melissa McPherson trophy
The Christoph Hess workshop was inspiring, a real horseman, thank you to the brilliant guinea pigs for demonstrating the essence of balance.
June long weekend sees Camden winter SJ festival, Melbourne international 3DE and Murrumbateman SJ festival kick off in beautiful weather, congratulations to all the competitors .
Bramham International 3DE event in the UK is under way
Global champions tour LONDON at the Olympic park venue looks fantastic.
Tattersalls horse trials in Ireland sees a win to Aussie Bill Levett in the CIC 3* following his sensational win at Saumur in the CCI 3*
CP Qualified ridden by Olympian Shane Rose ,sire of Wallaroo Agatha comes second in his first 3* at Camden
Alison Rowland and Bickley brook Bella won the 3* show jump grand prix in France at the Boissiere championships. The combination will be part of the nations cup team to start in Portugal
Houghton Hall in the UK CCI ran the FEI nations cup and the Australian team came 3rd a great effort but the SJ became our undoing, sadly Hoy and Rutherglen having 3 rails.
Saumur CCI3* in France saw Aussie Bill Levett win the 3*, that event really suits the Australian ride its been won by an Australian for the past 3 years.
Local PC ODEs are in full swing with CLPC and Bungendore having great days, these riders will go onto the open events in the future.
Camden CNC saw over 550 combinations start, a big screen to watch XC form the spectator area and fantastic weather. Shane Rose taking out the 3* class. Congratulations to the most amazing organising committee. Lots of our students enjoyed the comp, all winners from either just getting there, to the getting a ribbon.
Badminton 4* NZL Jonathan Paget and Clifton Promise win Badminton, jumping clear and finishing on their dressage score. Highest placed Aussie Chris Burton finished 10th
Itot and Edwina Alexandra come second in the GCT in Weisbarden.
Vivant wins the big class at Mannheim, the sire whose blood runs through of our
herd of brood mares.
Sydney CDI winner Prestige VDL and Sheriden Ashwood win all three grand prix classes with terrific scores.
CDI SIEC including YH dressage and jumping classes, this weekend. Another great win for Emily Longhurst and her young mare Rhapsody in Blue in the 6yr old class. Thank you to Jane Robinson for putting the jumping show into the dressage weekend. After the CDI a fantastic master class with Ernst Wim was held on the sunday, there were some super demo riders.
LINZ nations cup, the Aussie team did us proud coming second, Phil Lever riding Cathy Grahams, Australian bred Da Vincis pride continued on good form throughout the show. Alison Rowland, EA coach of the year had great results on horse of the year Bickly Brook Bella.
Zone 16 SJ champs this weekend at Equestrian Park good luck to all the riders.
Badminton 4* UK the big one is on this weekend.
SIEC weekend of WC showjumping grand prix goes to Tom McDermott and Romantic Dream from Jamie Kermond on Colthalga . Great result also for Quindoctro sire of Wallaroo Fancy Nancy coming 2nd in the 1.45 with Colleen Brooke.
Contenda sire of Wallaroo Vivienne, won the CIC1* and sire of Wallaroo Agatha , CP Qualified won the 2*CCI both ridden by Shane Rose.
WC showjumping Gotenburg. Amazingly cool US rider Beezie Madden and Simon win the world cup final from Olympic champion, Switzerland’s Steve Guerdat, first woman ever to do this, yay.
WC dressage final Gotenburg Sweden .Damon Hill and his rider german Helen Langehanenberg take out the championship
Rolex 4*USA kentucky Andrew Nicolson WINS on Quimbo and 3rd Calico Joe a remarkable feat,William Fox Pitt 2nd.Andrew made the tough XC look so easy on Quimbo, an amazing horseman.
NCEC dressage well done to students Jenny, Maylin, and Anna all having a go at something new.
SIEC showjumping. Congratulations to local Emily Longhurst wins the Amateur national champs riding the Blackall Park mare Rhasody in Blue by Mr Blue.
ACTSJC Melissa McPherson second round jumping comp was a super day.Thankyou to ACTSJC and all the volunteers for the day Super jobs done by Leeson who oversaw course building in all the rings.Dunrostan stepped out in ring 2 doing super rounds and Wallaroo Vittorio looked very comfortable in the 1.10 jumping clear rounds.Great to see Kylie doing a great job in ring 1 and Paung, Gee, Roz , Wayne and Felicity in ring 2. Congratulations to all the place getters, great riding by the Wallaroo students.
Aussie team wins Trans tasmin at the weekend of world cup.Congratulations to Nat Blundell nd Algebra coming 4th individual. Great win for Stuart Tinney on Pluto Mio, second to Criag Barrett and third to Shane Rose on the lovely Vivant gelding .Virgil
Leeson Searett Clinic run by the ACTSJC for riders and course builders was run just before the second round of the club Melissa McPherson, very good to hear how to jump his courses and the principles of his design.
SIEC Weekend of world cups Congratualtions to Algebra and Nat Blundell for their selection as part of the Aussie Trans Tasmin team, Craig Barrett and Emma Scott join her.The Aussie team lead after the dressage and XC.
ACTSJC had a great turnout and beautiful weather,well done to the course designers,Greg Ring, Tim Dreverman ,and mentor Grant Hughes.Super job done by students Felicity,Roz, Kylie, Wayne, Anna,Paung and Gee the pony club campers and our own rider Harriet .Dunrostan had his first start in ring two such a careful boy,Wallaroo Vittorio stepped up to 1.20 with ease and Ralph returned to the jumping arena after a break.Unluckily Vittorio was stung on the rump by a wasp and has had to be scratched from the SIEC event.
Black Caviar retires 25 wins out of 25
Hawksbury show is running currently and lots of locals are riding.
Congratulations to James Money riding Wallaroo Carnival in the adult 90cm coming 3rd on the first day of the show.This youngster is going super for his new owners and we are excited with his progress.
Young dressage champs had a great weekend, what a super club nurturing all levels.Congratulations to all the locals who enjoyed the comp and the students who had some super results.
Showjump course design update with Brad Longhurst in Canberra was a great day, thank you for your presentation.Hoping our designs this weekend at ACT jump club are more flowing as a result.
Zone 16 PC camp at Bungendore saw over 200 young riders enjoy a week of fun.So many varied activities from Tent pegging and polo to dressage and sporting, all types of jumping .Thank you to Di Cullen and Tony Cuthbertson and all the volunteers who feed, set up and coach the huge mob of children and their ponies. i had a great week coaching and catching up with friends.
Pegasus endurance ride raises over $12000 , thank you to all the riders who found sponsors and a special thank you to the ACT endurance club for running the event. It was a super day riding across from equestrian park to the new arboretum, thank you to the new managers of the arboretum for giving the riders access.
Show case of show jumping , a fabulous , well organised event, thank you to the Winning family and their organising committee for providing riders with the first 3* event in Australia.Huge congratulations to Vicki Roycroft for winning the incredibly challenging Gold tour on her beautiful import Cache.Wallaroo Vittorio stepped up to fill in for Ralph in a technical Amateur class.He just managed handled the venue with flags and marquees and spectators and showed good form on the second day jumping clear in the first phase in the 2 phase to then run out of puff over a tall track with loads of curved lines, a Brad Longhurst special. We were lucky to have an extra pair of hands join the team, Martial from France came to watch and enjoyed the competition.Chuggy did a super job also riding his Vivant youngster winning the Bronze tour with Vegas.Tom Mc Dermott won the Silver final on his import Laguna beach.There were lots of locals having a great time, such a beautiful venue.
Albury ODE had massive entries and super weather, the lower levels doing the whole event in one day.Congratulations to Stuart Tinney for winning the 3* and first timer TB Alfie ridden well by Maddie for bringing home a ribbon. Loren did a super job with Aurora also in the placings and Wayne on Spud did a great job in thnewcomers for a ribbon too.
STARC comp at Equestrian park run by MEA volunteers was a well run and fun day congratulationsto the riiders and organisers
Sydney show and the PC SJ teams event will be this wed.Good luck to Loren from Zone 16 who is part of the area 6 team
Silver hills ODE provided a challenging easter weekends comp for many but a very successful time for our students.
Sydney easter show WC win for CP Ulysess and Sharon Slater,Tom Mc Dermott was winner of nearly all the purple ribbons for leading horse part 1 and 3 , leading rider part 1 and 3 and many other memorial trophies, this young man is a legend!
ACTSJclub training day saw a lovely day for youngsters,great courses and good footing thanks to the recent rain. A big thank you to the volunteers who helped run the day especiallythe course builders and canteen ladies.
State Of Origin curently happening at Warwick in Queensland. YAY a win for NSW congratualtions to Nat Blundell who was team captain for taking out the 3 * on Algebra and 1* on Girl with a Curl( Molly)
Berrima Horse trials, hugh classes and great going and wonderful weather all our students had a really successful weekend.Congratulations to Shane Rose in the 2* winning on CP Qualified sire of Wallaroo Agatha.
Sydney Royal congratulations to Des Russell who owns the two fantastically successful stallions Caracus and Valhalla ridden by Jamie Kermond.Currently in super form at the royal.
Jumping with the stars and Greg Best,what a brilliant critique he gave for each ride and horse. His master classes were superb, simple and to the point. Straightness of the horse, consistancy in the pace and ridabilty and balance were emphasied. Congratulations to the champion of champions Airlie Robinson and her grey mare QitanaZ, by Quidam Du Revel. Shane Davidson from Fairbanks was the ride judge doing a super job.Congratulations to the organising committee for developing the jumping section of this show.
Dressage with the stars and Emile Faurie had the same message as Greg in his masterclass too.Congratulations to Rodney Martin and SS Dante for overall champion.
Werner Deeg presented a fabulous clinic at SIEC about showjump course building, the history of the sport and the direction that he hopes it will take in the future. A riding course builder,with his depth of experience and passion made for a brilliant and informative presentation.He is building at Sydney royal over the next two weeks.
Yass Show has watered grounds with jumping over the weekend too.
Craig Barret will be coaching XC at Bungendore over the weekend ,students Sara, Inga, Anne, Kirsty , Kelsie and Maddie will all be taking advantage of his fantastic coaching.
The Canberra Classic dressage champs are on at Equestrian park the ACTDA running the show have a great committee.Good luck to students riding students Anna and Tonto and behind the scenes pencillers,Maylin and Jenny
Camden show coming up
Goulburn show had great course thanks to Greg Vella and good footing, well done to the organising committee.Lots of locals winning and placing.Freewheeler and Harriet having their first start since January jumping clear in the D grade and the D/C but rusty in the jump off and just out of the ribbons for 6th.
Spoilt for shows at the moment too which is a great situation.
Scone horse trials, several intrepid competitors and students made a worth while trip to Scone and were impressed by the organisation and the courses.They will go again next time too, testiment to a well run event.
Billy Raymont wins again in NZ riding his TB Stardom.Rory Hovell came 3rd on Val D' isere, the big show just around the corner.
NCEC Dressage day held at Canberra RC saw some super results especially in the unofficial classes.ongrates to all and thank you to the organising committee who ran a very friendly event.
Interschools at SIEC weathered some horrible wet conditions to produce a super competition for its young competitors.
Pegasus RDA center update.We have had a great response from the community after the ABC stateline coverage of our dire financial position.Thanks to every one who has donated both their time and funds to support our great centre.The radio station 106.3 has also been fantastic in their support and fund raising, thank you specially to presenter Biggzy who is also one of our voluteers. All the staff, students, volunteers and management committee are working hard to convince government that the ACT should not loose its only RDA centre through lack of govn.financial support.
Congratulations to local jump rider Clint Beresford for coming 4th individual inThailand
Andrew Hoy attracted a full clinic at EP in Canberra,kindly organised by Nat Blundell.It was fantastic to watch and listen, a wise and humble man, a real horseman and mentor.
Canberra royal show, a very classy line up of jumping riders is all sections is resulting in some really exciting competition.Good luck to the locals,Harriet and I have been in the warm up area as volunteers with no horses competing, what better way to see our show.Congartulations to Tom McDermott for winning senior rider and Jamie Priestly for taking out the junior.Leeson Searatt built super courses, the final part 1 track was enormous.
Bungendore Adult riding club dressage comp is a friendly way to warm up for the ACTDA classis in March.Good luck to all the riders and organisers.
Billy Raymont and Alison Rowland blitz the big classes in NZ.
Fantastic win by the legend mare Black Caviar,the reach of her hind leg at full stretch is incredible.
Congratulations to local Clint Beresford for being selected to ride for Australia in Thailand in Feb on borrowed horses.
Wallaby Hill saw the debut of two dressage riders win at their first eventing attempts, Brett Parbury and David Shoobridge doing a great job in the dressage phase and their horses doing an even better job of looking after them on the jumping phases.Welcome to the best sport in the world.
The Upcoming Canberra Show see a big contingent of jumper arrive next week.
RDA Pegasus centre is in dire straits with gov funding changes, the equestrian communtiy have stepped up to help, thank you to all the clubs who have pledged to run an activity to help raise funds.thank you to TB park Canberra who have donated $3000 and will continue to do a major fundrasiser at the Balck Opel meet in March
Andrew Hoy will be in the Capital coaching at equestrian Park on the 20.21 Feb Contact Nat Blundell for details.
Good to see a change in the selection process for future Aussie team members for WEG and the Games
Terrific performances by our Aussie team in NZ well done to Jamie kermond and Colthalga for winning the Grand Prix back to back.
MARC day attracted big entries congratualtions to the organising committees
Cooma cup Congratulations to Tom Mcdermot and the former Ces Staples rider Statford delight for winning the Bega Cup
The legend George Morris will be at Mt White coaching from Jan 11
Great news re Mark Todds knighthood in the new years honours list , such an out standing man.
Happy new year and onward to Cooma with Our young Vivant and the old timer Ralph.It will be a huge 5 days of jumping
Edwina and Itot finish a great year with her team winning the a WC qualifier and second in another at Olympia
Bega Cup Congratulations to Stephen Dingwall and Bryne for taking the cup honours at Bega and to Niki who won the amateur
ACT SJC ran a fabulous last club day, a really good turn out after the xmas party the night before well done to all the volunteers and riders.
Summer show jump classic at SIEC has drawn a striong field for the WC congratulations to Sharon Slater an CP Ulysees for winning the class, special congrates to Alison Rowland for winning the overall series. On BB Bella.Congratualtions to Chris Chugg and baluga for winning the champions of champions Oaks young horse.
Sydney SSJ Summer Dec 1/2event forcast sizzling temps on sat and beautifully cool on sunday.Wonderful news that Nic and Paul won the grandprix, awesome return to comps after their overseas trips.
Monaro shield pc showjumping trophy was won by Gearys gap PC a great bunch of riders well done.
Berrima CNC ran a great weekend, well done to the organising committee and competitors. Good to see Heath in form on Aspire R who won he 1*.Great results from our students too,Anna second in the prenov and Inga 3rd in the Intro.
Tominbuk WC show ,another great WC win for Tom and Pinky, he also ran second on Rolex, what a dream team he has.
ACTSJC traing day, three rings and 3 fantastic course builders who set up on sat and worked all sun for all of us.Thank you very much, and to Sue Stone who did the yummy canteen.
Molly Lord and Kim Hammond memorial gymkhana at Hall was a wonderful day and very well supported, Molly and Andy were so proud to present the wonderful ribbons and trophies.
Adelaide 4* A terrific win for Craig Barret and Sandhills Brilliare,just as exciting to see Nat and Algebra come in second, all that extra schooling over the equestrian park skinnies paid off.
World cup SJ at Equitana and Sale wins for Alison Rowland and BB Bella super job and made them look easy and now has the lead in the rankings. Billy Raymont and Stardom won the Wodonga WC.
Zone 16 dressage champs, congratulations to Hall for winning the team trophy.
Shepparton World cup. Tim Clarke and the wonderful mare Caltango take out the WC from Sharon Slater and Ulysees
Thank you to Uwe Spenlen for a great clinic in Canberra, hosted by Jenny Cambell at her indoor at Pine ridge .
Congratulations to Tom McDermott the FEI rising star for 2012 .
We welcome a stunning tall new bay filly by Visage out of Wallaroo Poppy by Vivant, Wallaroo Viva.
State Show jump champs Tamworth
Congratulations to Sharon Slater for taking out the senior title,YR champion Sarah McMillan and Jnr state champ Kate Hinschen and amateur Melissa Blair
National dressage Champs SIEC
Congratulations to the combination, Diamontina and Maree Tomkins for taking the title.Exciting that she has had ET foal by Totalis, wow it should move well.
Congratulations to John Twomey for winning the 3*, Emma Mason the 2* Sandy Lucas the 1*.It was a sunny weekend,the presenation of the park looked spectacular. The scores after dressage day didnt influence the final standings in the FEI classes. A bit of a monster XC phase rewarded the bold and experienced, choices at the water in the 3* played a pivotal role in the final placings, John the only rider to succesfully ride the direct route .The ditch and brush and the water complex playing a dominant role in the placings in the 2* and 1*. Congratulations to the Committee, the officials, the sponsors and the wonderful volunteers who made the weekend possible. For full results and further pics and videos visit the website An eventful life .Congratulations to Josie Lever and her Blackall Park mare Clementine for winning our sponsored class JNr Prelim.Many local students were riding and helping at the event and came home with a ribbon, super jobs done by both horse and rider.
Jumping with the Wallabies
Thank you to Alex Townsend,Geoff Spears and their team for putting on a great show, wonderful footing in the grass arena, and a well organised show.Freewheeler and Harriet jumped super in the 1.30 just a rail over an A2 Mark Atkins track, the class was won by Tom McDermot on Limerick.The lovely Baluga won the indoor 1.10.More results to follow.Its a dream venue and a great way to introduce our sport to new spectators, combining the two different sports of Rugby and jumping at the same venue with VIP catering.
Canberra CIC Oct 27/28
Only a week away, the small dedicated committee will ensure a superb event right in the middle of the Nations Capital.Stuart and Shane will go head to head again over the 3* course.With over 250 entries and local Nat Blundell also contesting the 3* on the wonderful Algebra it will be a great weekend.We have huge entries for the 2* many of these riders going to Adelaide in November.Good luck to the Event Directors little mare Molly (Girl with a curl)in the 2* with Nat.
Lynton CIC, snow on Friday,cool on saturday and beautiful sun on Sunday wow what an event.Congratulations to Stuart Tinney and Pluto Mio for winning the state champs at 3*, it was a very close and exciting finish with less than a rail between the second place getter Shane Rose .These two are stand out X country riders we were priviliged to see them in action. It was brilliant to watch students having a ball and really super to se the Girl with a Curl and Nat Blundell cruise around the 2* for 7th place. Well done to the committee for preparing the state champs at the best venue in Australia, at Alan Cardys' Lynton. Thank you to all the volunteers that made it all possible.
ACT showjumping cup
Run over 3 days at equestrian park it was a sensational competition culminating in a very exciting Canberra cup class over fences starting at 1.40 in the first round.The 4 clears into the jump off were by seasoned competitive riders,all gunning to win, leading to a very exciting finish with the only double clear going to Neville Cuzner on SS Turbo Mack.The 4 faulters were really quick with Des Gleeson on the Daley K mare Wild honey 2nd, the stylish Aaron Hadlow on the gorgeous black mare BP Cadbury 3rd and the keen Brett Clarke on his quick young grasshopper mare GH Tiger Lilly 4th .The fifth ribbon went to newly wed Jess Wood on Sweet Revenge .It was a massive effort from the ACTSJC, many thanks to all the sponsors and volunteers, special thanks to the two Peters for incredible organisation and their committees and to Sue Stone for catering for all.A great touch was the presentation on the Melissa McPherson and Eric Haltner club trophies to super students Kylie and Gee and wonderful commentary by Kaye. It was a great show for the family of horses Tianna, Titan Jnr and Silver Chiefton all bred by the evergreen Bob Leech. Stunning Visage siblings Wallaroo Circus placed with Alyssa Hughes and his younger full brother Wallaroo Carnival stepped out for his debut , jumping clears in all his rounds.Tianna the dam of these youngsters is full sister to brothers Silver Chiefton and Titan Jnr placing with Jody Hughes and student Felicity Moran respectively.
NSW State eventing champs Albury.
Congratulations to the Zone 16 riders who won the team championship,top student Loren Slater ,Oakey creek rd reserve champ Ellie Millar ,Tori Doak also from Wallaroo on the wonderful old timer Brego and Kathleen McGrath, great stuff girls.
National show jump titles Werribee.Huge congratulations to Tom McDermot and CP Romantic dream for taking out the senior titile and Tom also won the YR title on Statford Delight.Jake hunter won the JNR title on Midnight Rock. Sharon Slater won the worldcup and Rory Hovell came second on his beautiful stallion Val D'Isere.
Global Champions tour Vienna stage winner is Mylord Carthago*HN ridden by Pénélope Leprevost, my favourite stallion London came 3rd.Edwina Alexander still leads the rankings by the smallest margin with one more round to go.
Berrima CIC Congratulations to Shane Rose for winning the 3* Moritz and 1* CP Qualified (sire of Wallaroo Aggi) at Berrima
Grand national Showjumping, congratulations to Jamie Kermond for winning both the Gold on Valhalla and Silver on Caracus.Well done Des Russell the owner of these fabulous stallions, the sire to our Oaks Cartier is ASB Caracus. Great to see Copabella Visage back in action with Brook Campbell coming second in the Bronze. Richmond pologrounds have attracted a big interstate field, super grounds and attractive prize money combined with brilliant organisation and course builders, it was a lovely weekend for the riders and exposed the sport well.
William Fox pitt riding Seacookie wins the CCI amazing Mark Todd second riding Conair a catch ride from the injured Rodney Powell.Aussie a bit down the order.
The Show jumping phase at Burghley horsetrials 4* re arranged the leader board with only 4 clears posted. Winner NZ Andrew Nicholson riding Avebury, 1 rail showjumping snatching the lead from Sinead Halpin(USA) who saw 3 rails fall.William Fox Pitt and Park lane Hawk 3rd with 2 rails .Aussie Sam Griffiths had 4 rail dropping to 9th from 5th. Megan Jones had one of the 4 clears finishing 39.The legend mark Todd climbed from 64th after dressage to 12th after a blistering XC round and only 1 rail showjumping.
Jo Formosa and Worldwide PB win individual gold at London 2012, congratulations , a great result to lift the aussie team.
Wallaroo Happy Hour has a great new partner from Victoria, we look forward to
hearing from new owner Erin about their times together.
Aussie world cup news, Evie Buller and Yalambis Landor win the Brisbane leg of the WC,and leads the WC rankings,Billy raymont on Stardom win at Caboolture
Overseas news. Driving genius Boyd Excell wins 4th world cup at Riesenbeck, this incredible horseman has become a driving legend.
GCT Valkenswaard Beerbaum wins the GP, Edwina still top of the table.
Sunday Aug 12
Harden horse trials 1* winner Girl with a Curl thrilled owner Ben Smith and rider Nat Blundell
Lynton event training with Sam Lyle, a great weekend of training with wonderful coach Sam at the Goulburn horsetrials xc course
ACT jump club, at the park for the final comp for the Mellisa McPherson trophy,thank you to the volunteers who ran the day.Lots of students having a go, super rounds for some and great wins for others .Our two youngsters jumped clears in the 90cm, 1m and 1.10 and the old boy Ralph flew round the 1.20.Thank you to Rowville trailers who custom made the team a great 3 horse float,the new rig attracted lots of attention.
The 2012 London Olympics
What a brilliant Olympics, congratulations to all the equestrian athletes and their fabulous horses,the journey to get there and their performances that have inspired us all.The individual medallists in all the disciplines were absolutely the best. Seeing the action in real life at Greenwich and spending time time in London during the games has been incredibly inspiring.Team GB did a super job and the volunteers all through the city made every day fun..
The athletics moments with Bolt, Farrow, Ennis were incredible as was Murrays win over Federer.
All Aussie Olympic Equestrian teams now locked it, they remain the same as the initial selectors choice, all appeals lost.
Two ex Aussie jumpers to compete at the Olympics under the Ukranian flag, Vivant and Niack.
Aussie world champion driver Boyd Excel wins at Aachen, Boyd is a fabulous horseman and the worlds best 4 in hand driver.
Chris Burton in form wins on the amazing Under discussion and 10th on the gorgeous Harazuc,Jung 2nd for germany and Laura Collett 3rd for GB
Haley Beresford while unsuccessful in her appeal for the Olympics leads the Aussies in the first GP with 69.4%.and the special with 69.06% ahead of Lyndal Oatley and Sandro Boy on 68.9%
Nick Skelton and the amazing Big Star wins the first big jumping class,the ex Aussie Vivant came 4th ,Michel Whitaker takes out the Aachen grandprix riding GIG Amai from Carjino ridden by T Volz,only these two jumped clean in all 3 rounds,Vivant had 4 in the second round jumping clear in the first round still coming 11th.
ACTDA attracts strong interstate field, locals hold their own across the levels, WEG rider Brett Parbury riding DP WELTMIESER wins small tour.Import 007 and Revelwood rider David Shoobridge takes out big tour.Congratulations to Anne Riley and Flowervale Houlana for winning both Advanced classes, great to see this combination back on track.
Black caviar wins 22 from 22.This mare is absolutely amazing . The very close race, has Moody questioning her future because of how she finished.Her Jockey was sternly reminded of his responsibility to ride to the line by the stewards after the race.
Aussie event team announced info from the EA web today 20 June
On Monday 18 June 2012, Equestrian Australia’s selection committee
for the Eventing discipline identified the five athletes to be nominated to the
Australian Olympic Committee for selection to the 2012 Australian Olympic
Team.The five athletes and their horses are:
Andrew Hoy Rutherglen Andrew is a six-time Olympian (1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004),
triple Olympic Games gold medallist (Team Eventing - Barcelona 1992, Atlanta
1996, Sydney 2000) and Olympic Games silver medallist
(Individual Eventing - Sydney 2000).
Chris Burton Holstein Park Leilani Chris represented Australia at the World Equestrian Games in 2010.
This is his first nomination to the Australian Olympic Team.
Clayton Fredericks Bendigo Clayton is an Olympic Games silver medallist (Team Eventing -
Beijing 2008). Lucinda Fredericks Flying Finish Lucinda is an Olympic Games silver medallist (Team Eventing -
Shane Rose Taurus Shane is an Olympic Games silver medallist (Team Eventing - Beijing
2008).Members of Equestrian Australia’s Shadow Squad – Eventing, were
informed of the decision on Tuesday evening 19 June 2012. The selection process
allows athletes a 48 hour period to lodge an appeal against the nominated
team.The final team selections will be advised by the Australian Olympic
Equestrian Australia, identified athletes and the Australian
Olympic Committee will not be in a position to make any further comment at this
ACT jump club, Eric Haltner speed championship. It may not be the GCT but it was a great jumping day.The take your on line and Top score format was challenging, lots of discussions from the side lines and studying each riders prefered tracks, thanks you to the two Gregs for building the tracks.Three rings from 45cm cross rails to 1.30m.Thank you to all the volunteers who made the day, lots of happy riders, our students doing really well in ring 2 and 3, and youngsters Wallaroo Vittorio and Wallaroo Happy Hour stepping up well to 1.10 and 1m respectively.
German Michael Jung and Leopin FST wins the 4* , he jumps clear under timewith 36.8, Lucinda Fredericks and Flying Finish- a clear showjumping round with 1 time and 2nd place overall 42.00 at the Luhmuhlen Four Star in Germany.3Rd to Andreas Dibowski (GER)
FRH Butts Avedon
Four Australians in the top 10.Lucinda Fredericks 2nd ,Andrew Hoy drops to 6th with 14 sj penalties ,Wendy 9th jumps Australias only clear round under time ,Paul Tapner 10th clear SJ with 2 time
Day 2 XC Hoy into 2nd, Lucinda 4th, Wendy 9th, Tappas 11th, after xc yesterday.Great leap up for Wendy. Lucinda Fredericks and Flying finish in the led after dressage 31.80,Andrew Hoy 4th 34.80 and Paul Tapner 12th 45.30 Kevin Mcnab 15th 48.20Catherine Burrell 16th 48.30Wendy Schaffeur 19th 49.50
Global champs tour Cannes.Edwina still on top of the GCT leader board after her third place at Cannes.
Day 3 Global champions 1.60 Schoeder and Eurocommerce London take out the Canne GTC.Edwina with Itot 3rd, so close for the three double clears, the gallop to the last fence being the decider. Cassal 2nd .Second day Edwina second behind Rodrego Pessoa in the 1.45 speed.day 2 .Penelope Provost wins both big classes on day 1.The live cover and exciting commentary is fabulous.
Olympic selection for show jumping Julia Hargeaves and Vedor and James PR and Lanosso join Edwina,we are looking forward to finding out who will join them after the appeal against Matt Williams selection.So many brilliant eventers, its going to be really hard for the selectors, we just hope our local girl Nat will be there.
Murrumbateman SJ festival, a huge turnout from around the zone and regional NSW enjoying the sunny winter weather. Great win for Hall PC rider Tori Doak on the amazing Brego in B grade.
Camden Winter SJ festival including the FEI challenge
Congratulations to Sarah Dreverman on her overall win in Cat B. Congratulations to Emma Hughes 3rd overall in Cat A .Wallaroo Vittorio in the Amateur cat c and Wallaroo Happy hour in the heights are having fun with Harriet in the small rings.
Bramham 3DE 3* UK
Willaim Fox Pitt wins Bramham CCI 3*and CIC 3*, Australia’s Sam Griffiths, who was third and fourth after
cross-country with Paulank Brockagh and Happy Times respectively, had three
rails down on each horse to end in fifth and seventh in the CCI3*.
Melbourne 3DE Werribee
Tim wins CCI 3*.Tim Boland was over night leader of the CCI3* after dressage and XC, show jumped clear to take out the main class.Local Nat Blundell 3rd in the special class for London. Stuart wins first spot on Pluto Mio, Megan Jones second.
Heath Ryan wins CD-W Grand prix with Regardez Moi
ACTSJ club Melissa McPherson round 2 on sunday
Bourge Le Bresse4* GOOD LUCK TO OUR AUSSIE JUMPERS TRYING FOR THE LONDON TEAM
Berrima HT good luck to all, hope the rain stays away!
Panamera and Jaybee Alabaster out of contention for London because of injury,heartbreaking for Rachel Sanna and Stuart Tinney and their respective support teams.
Camden equestriad , amazing over 600 horses and all done before dark on Sunday! Well done to the organising committee. Congratulations to Megan Jones and Allofasudden for taking out the 3*.
Paralympic selection, congratulations to local Rob Oakley and the Mendez wonderful stallion who will wear the green and gold in London
3* Saumur Chris Burton wins on Haruzac and 2nd on Leilani awesome stuff despite the horrible weather.Good to hear Clayton is on the mend
SJ Nations cup team in Copenhagen out due to injury.Matt Willaims posting a great 4 fault round
MARC Combined training weekend, thank you to the volunteers congrates to studensts who did so well
NSW PC State Equitation. Congratulations to Hall rider Kelsie and her super young horse Patchy
LOCAL CHAMPIONS fund raising is going strong for Nat Blundell (OLYMPIC EVENTING BID)and Nikki Van Buuren(PARA WORLD GAMES DRIVER) Super news that Riverview agistment center ran a fundraiser fun day for Nikki last week and raised over 1K ,well done to all especially the driving dream team Princess and Tamara who were busy all day with the sulky.Nat has a Cabaret night and Nikki and dinner coming up.Look at the Nalgebra facebook and Nikki Van Buuren facebook notice for details.
Lintz GP James Patterson Robinson 4th in the 1.60 gains MES for the Olympics in the Nations cup and another in the GP, looking very good!
Lintz Nations cup 13th over all Jame PR clear, Wend S 4 faults,Danny and awesome Big Higgs 14, Matt 16.
Chatsworth cancelled rain and more rain.
Zone 16 SJ champs Bungendore Thank you to the volunteers who have helped create a great day, good luck to all the riders.Special good wishes for the Gearys Gap riders who I had the pleasure of coaching last weekend
Super job done by our Aussie riders overseas, spearheaded by Edwina, still holding the lead in the GCT. Great result from Paul and Nicholas during the selection trials at Lummen,despite the horrible weather!
Forest park training day was a great place to rake out our youngsters and see students starting out.Thank you to the Hughes family and their volunteers for organising the day
Badminton cancelled WOW RAIN AND FLOODS
Sydney WC SJ
WA Alison Rowland riding her mare by Premier des Hayettes won by the smallest of margins from another WA super rider David Dobson riding Akton.Tom Mc D came 3rd with the fastest round on Romantic dream.So close! Thanks to Ben Blay for the twitter commentary
A huge turn out despite SIECs big show too. Local Grant Hughes took a team, as did Vicki Roycroft and they dominated the classes. Vicki won the grand prix.
Sydney CCI3* Shane Rose and Taurus dominate taking the title, local Nat and Algrebra 9th
Rolex kentucky CCI 4* William Fox Pitt wins
Black Caviar amazing 20 wins straight, the best galloper in the world.
SYDNEYS WEEKEND OF EQUESTRIAN ACTION wow. So much action,eventing selection trials, Showjump WC and equitations champs. Wallaroo Vittorio scored the highest in the classic jumper for scope and backend in the 1m class, a green rail while shying at the judges podium cost him the win, he still came fourth. An exciting Vivant youngster.Shanes looking strong in the eventing 3* and good wins for young Tom in the showjumping.More to come
WC SJ final Rich Fellers and Flexible take out top honours,the World Cup Final saw the Cup return the the USA after 25 years, with Rich Fellers, in his fifth consecutive final on the super Irish bred Flexible.Great news for recovering Chef George Morris . His win on the first day in
the Table C, one down in the jump off class, then double clear in the Grand Prix, but then had to jump off against Swiss Steve Guerdat for the ultimate
prize. Both were clear, but Rich and Flexible nearly a second quicker.
International mounted games 21/22 April, Bungendore.We welcome,US ,Canadian and UK riders to join the Aussie team.
Canberra Horse trials 21/22 April
Wallaroo Happy hour places 2nd in his first event finishing on his dressage score
A huge effort to get this well subscribed event rolling, wait lists for each class and Olympians taking part, our wonderful secretary Kate (10th in the pre nov) and President Ben have ensured the success of the event,by seriously hard yakka and a great support team of volunteers.Congrates to Chrisitne Bates for her win in the 1* Thanks to ABC and WIN and the Canberra times for covering our sport and local champ Nat Blundell,Heath Ryan and Hunter for their great interviews.
ACTSJC Melissa McPherson trophy.
A great day of showjumping at the park, thankyou to all the volunteers who made the day possible, great to see lots of students taking advantage of the three rings.Well done to Wallaroo Vitorrio for clears in the 1m in ring 1 and Freewheeler double clear in the 1.20 and a rail in the 1.30 riding and winning ribbons.Congratulations to the winners
Fantastic wins for Tom McDermott on amazing Pinky(Romantic Dream) and Evie Buller on the young star Yalambis Landor at Sydney royal in the WC, these young guns blitzing the field. Congrates to Vicki Roycroft on Casino Royale winning the 6 bar at 1.75, thanks to Ben Blays twitter commentary for the results as they happen.
Shane Rose took out the eventing grand prize at the Royal following his wins at the trans Tasmin NZ, the man is on fire!
Trans tasmin champions huge congratulations to the aussie team winning the championship in NZ Shane Rose 1st on Taurus, Nat Blundell 3rd on Algebra ,Shane led the Aussie team to victory in the Senior Trans Tasman Eventing title'Katja Weimann and BP Gallantry were 6th. Christine Bates was in 2nd place after dressage but had a fall from Delago on the tough Cross Country course resulting in elimination.
ACTSJ training day on the 1st saw Freewheeler looking happy popping tracks 1.30m.Great to see lots of youngsters out getting some practice.
A super win in the 3* for Shane Rose and APH Moritz and great placings in the lower classes for students, Kelsie, Inga, Felicity and Di
Goulburn show is coming up as is Sydney royal hoping these run!
HOY NZ congrates to the Aussie team who won the latest trans Tassi nations cup comp. There are also a team of eventers ready to go at the begining of April to challenge the trans Tasmin, including our local star Nat Blundell and Algebra
It all started a bit wet and most comps and clinics have been cancelled or re scheduled.We all went to a brilliant Oaks open day, Hilary Todd, Alice and Nat and a huge support team made a great day of horse viewing.The foals were super, and Baluga , Chuggs new ride was simply stunning.
Yass show saw a bigger than expected turnout after moss Vale was cancelled from day 2 congrates to student Felicity and Titan on their 2nd place in the 90cm
Canberra Royal Great wins for young guns Tom Mc dermott and Sam Buchanan, thanky ou to jump club for organising the jumping section of the show.
Lucinda Green eventing clinic at Camden 12/13 Feb.My favourite XC coach,a brilliant competitor and a lovely person, how lucky we are to have her visit Australia,students, Maddie, Kelsie, Anna, Roz are all taking advantage of this brilliant eventing master.
WA SJ rider and Coach David Dobson will be in Canberra at Equestrian park onTue/wed 14Feb running a clinic.
Oaks sport horses open day coming up 11 March. Harriet and I travelled to the stud to view the young stock.They are sensational,and the new indoor complex is stunning.
New indoor goes up at Holt. Congratulations to Pine ridge owner Jenny Cambell. This fantastic new facility in the ACT will soon be available for use.
Pony Clubs first rally on this weekend , sunday Feb 12
ACT SJ club training day,thank you to a super club, many students back into the swing of things, even if the second ring was a bit jampacked.Ralph jumped some super rounds in the big ring with Harriet, getting ready for Gundagi and Canberra Royal shows
Natalie Blundell and Algebra make the shadow Olympic team YEY for a hard worker and very generous rider and a super cute pony!Congratulations to owner Julia Maclean
Boyd Exell breaks world title record 4th consecutive win with the indoor driving world title at Bordeaux a week after leaving Australia.
Boyd Exell at Goulburn, an amazing clinic relevant to all equestrians.Great to see students Tamara, Kelsie, Niki and Georgia enjoy this wonderful opprotunity to learn from a true horseman
George Sanna at the beautiful Sutton Overture property gave a clinic to local young riders and will be regularly returning to the region.Next clinic is in march, contact Lisa Jurkiewicz
Huge congrates to Vicki Roycroft on her 1st and second place in the GP and special well done to Emma Smith and Chesty
Murrumbateman ARC ran a lovely welcoming combined event,Wallaroo Happy Hour had his first dressage outing, winning both his prep and prelim test in style. Super to see Linda and Mac,Paung and Ruby join us for a bit of Xc with Happy Hour between tests.Tonto and Anna,Gemma and her new ride all having a go.Both Gee and Paung posted clears in the showjumping.Thank you to the committee for running a super day. The grounds and facilities and XC are really sensational.
Mirrabooka eventing summer camp, good luck to Maddie, Roz, and Kelsie, Katie and Tilly and Sian.Super venue and a great xc course to practice on.
PC State camp
Zone 16 riders,Ellie,Kathleen Fran went to SIEC for a weeks instruction with the best coaches in NSW.
Snowy Mountains SJ festival
Cooma derby won by local Stephen Dingwall on Good Golly Miss Molly,Tom took out the grand prix.Wow, the Dreverman family and their amazing committee did a fantastic job over the week. Hundreds of rounds jumped in 3 rings, Leeson Sirett building super courses all week.Lots of local sponsors. It was great to see Wallaroo Circus out with Alyssa this year
Bega cup won by local,Jamie Grant on Kool K by the legendary sire Daley K who sadly died recently.
Tom McDermott does it again at the Canberra Cup this time on the Tripps Romantic dream, with the very scopy Casablanca with Emma Smith runner up, a great two days of jumping.Local rider Grant Hughs third. Another local Stephen Dingwall and Cavalier Bryne won the Altech cup. Thank you to the two Peters, Core and Dingwall and Grant Hughs who headed and great committee from ACT SJC to run the event.Special thanks to course builder Brad Longhurst ring 1, Greg Vella ring 2 and Greg Ring ring3 who built great tracks all weekend. Thank you to sponsors Actew AGl ,Altech group, Horseland , EA, Farmline,Michel Lees,Jamie Grant,Emmaville PH, Forest park, Cavalier performance horses for supporting this great event.Full results are posted on the EA website.
Ex Aussie jumper Ashleigh Drossal Dan wins Geneva WC qualifier, with Brazilian rider Miranda.
Vale Northern Hector and Victory Salute such noble and generous horses so loved by Blas and Brett and Carolyn . Such a sad time.
Summer classic WC win for Billy Raymont and NZPH Ocean Beach.Tom Mc Dermott wins Junior, YR and 2nd in WC wow! Futurity won by Casper and Andrew Inglis, mini prix win to James passey Yirrkala Elliot.
Oaks YH gala day
4 year old winner - Jess Stalling & Oaks Altador (by Conquistador out of Oaks Altes)
5 year old winner - Robert Moffat and Finch Farm Style (by Stakkato out of Finch Farm Audrey)
6 Year old winner - Robert Moffatt and Finch Farm Chill (by Converter out of Boera)
7 year old winner - Brooke Campbell and Yandoo Park Land Gold (by Warlord II Out of Taffy)
The Overall Oaks Medallion Young Horse Champion was awarded to Finch Farm Chill
Harriet from Wallaroo equestrian helped the ESP team with media, writing press releases for the Summer classis show run by ESP. Oaks sport horses ran the YH finals at the classic on the thursday, a must for breeders and competitors a like. Wallaroo Equestrian is proud to support and promote the sport in any way we can. Here is her wrap up .
Queenslander Billy Raymont riding Ocean Beach NZPH took out the prestigious world cup qualifier at the Sydney International Equestrian Centre on Sunday.
Picture Gallery courtesy of Franz Venhaus at http://gallery.me.com/crassus#101524
24 competitors faced up to Venezuelan International course builder Leopoldo Palacios challenging track. Raymont secured the win by posting a clear in the second round - the only clear round of the competition.
Tom McDermott was second riding SL Limerick. After posting the best first round score with only one rail down, McDermott was in the pole position coming into the second round. Unfortunately, two rails hit the floor and he finished the two rounds on 13 penalties to Raymont’s 9 faults. McDermott just missed out on taking the hat-trick after showing his talent by winning the junior and young rider finals earlier in the day. Third place in the Grand Prix was taken by Queenslander Cathy Graham riding the careful Da Vinci's Pride also finishing on 13 penalties but with a slower time, 4th went to Victorian Tim Clarke on Caltango with 16 faults, 5th was last years winner Brook Dobbin riding Advisor. Palacios set a very tough course, to challenge the new crop of Australian World Cup riders, with half the riders being 26-years-of-age or or younger.
The 2011 World Cup - Australian League winner was Jamie Kermond - who was so far ahead on points he did not need to compete in the final competition on the weekend. Jamie will head overseas in January, firstly to the USA and then Europe, in his bid for the London Olympic Games.
The prestigious futurity class was won by Andrew Inglis on I Casper, and the tough Mini Prix was won by James Passey on Yirrkala Elliot.
Hilary Scott and Oaks Miss Scarlet win the Tonimbuk World Cup Qualifier 3rd December. Such a great combination.It was so close, Chris Chugg and Hilary had one time penalty each, but Hilary's round was faster. ASB Caracus wins Tomibuk futurity, well done to owner Des Russell and rider Jamie Kermond
Edwina Tops Alexanda wins the overall global champions tour.WOW
She is also the top ranked female rider in the world.
A great win for Chuggy on Alondra great to have you back!
Winners Tinney and Panamera clear SJ to win, from Sonja Johnson and Emma Mason our own Nat Blundell and Algebra 4th. The SJ was nail biting, no room for error, a costly rail fell reorganising the final placings. Shane on Taurus didnt have a great SJ round in the 4* held onto 5th with 4 rails! but won the 2* on the Vivant gelding Virgil.
Wodonga WC SJ
Congratulations to Sheriden Manuel for taking out the WC class, the amazing Tom Mc dermott 2nd, he also won the Betty McVean memorial GP.The Futurtiy went to WA Oaks Zena and David dobson, well done to breeder Alice Cameron.
Well done to the committee of the Bungendore adult riding club for running a friendly and busy event on sunday.TD Simon Kale was kept busy keeping a watchful eye over up and coming combinations starting at 45cm .Our students did us proud, Felicity taking out the intro on Valhalla, also placing 3rd on Titan and Di coming second inthe 65cm.
Uwe Spenlen Clinic.
Thank you to Jenny Campbell and Amanda Doolan for organising another sensational clinic in Canberra. Finding self carriage and a supple stretching horse made a beautiful picture, students Jenny, Maddie, Di and Harriet and myself enjoyed tha 3 days enormously
Zone 16 Dressage champs, congratulations and thank you to CRC PC for hosting the dressage comp.Thank you to the volunteeres who ran a really friendly event, some very young riders and others very accomplished had a great day. Congratulations to Bungedore team for winning the Bicknell trophy. Students Loren and kelsie had great wins and placings. Good luck to those nominating for state.
New arrival Filly 1/11/11 by Carpino Z /Vivant. Super type, legs galore, massive walk and canter.
The following artical is taken From the NSW EA Generations of the showjumping and wider equestrian community will be saddened to hear of the death on Monday 31st of October of one the most loved gentlemen in the sport, Bob Brook.
Bob was rushed to Windsor hospital Monday morning with severe chest pains and then transferred to Westmead, but died soon after. Always hard working and especially supportive of young riders Bob had beeen doing what he enjoyed, judging at a Pony Club Showjumping competition on Sunday and was still regularly assisting with course designing and officiating.
Bob and Joyce have been awarded ‘Services To The Equestrian Sport’ from Jumping NSW and Eventing NSW, and they were life members of Jumping NSW and the Sydney Jump Club. His roles in the sport were too many to mention and we are thankful that we have had such a legend to help shape our sport in Australia. He was also immensely proud of the equestrian achievements of his daughter, Colleen, who has been one of our elite level competitors for so many years and now his grand daughter Elizabeth (Liz) who is following in Colleen's footsteps
National dressage champs SIEC
Congratulations to rider Rachel Sanna and breeder Bev Edwards on the stunning performance by Jaybee Alabaster in the GP freestyle, this combination made a clean sweep of all the GP classes.
Gow Gates Intermediate I Champion - Alexandra Berns, Kings Legend
Needs for Steeds FEI Prix St Georges Champion - Matthew Dowsley and PSI De Caprio Mulawa Advanced Champion - Brett Parbery, QEB Good as Gold Hanoverian Horse Society Medium Champion - Nicole Tough, Flavio
Wagners Elementary Champion - David McKinnon, Bradgate Park Jatzz
Ranvet Novice Champion - Matthew Dowsley, Don de Sandro
Canberra International horse trials
Don Invgall riding Kitara Diamond Edition, takes out the hard fought Hewatts CIC3* at 2011 Canberra Horse Trials.
A gutsy and determined XC ride put Dom just 0.2 penalties behind Shane Rose on Taurus going into the final showjumping leg. Shane and Dom recorded the fastest rounds of the in the XC phase both just over the optimum time. The 3* course looking stunning in the sun ,was designed by Dan Olson. It had some tough new fences and a more open feel from previous years, but time was still the most influential factor rearranging the top spots.. Tim Boland saw his over night lead slip after a super XC clear but just too slow, the Italian Fabio Magni had a fantastic XC round on the former Tinney ride Watermark Grayson and climbed from 6th to 3rd. Stuart chased him all the way, also climbed from 7th to 4th after a big effort from Panamera. Local rider Nat Blundell riding the diminutive Algebra put a nightmare first phase of dressage behind her and pulled out all stops on the final day.. She blitzed clear around cross country track and to climb a massive 12 spots from 17th to 5th to the delight of the local crowd. Edith Kane on ESB Irish Justice lying second after dressage didn’t have the best of rides xc and was eliminated . Showjumping designer from Farmline, Brad Longhurst built a technical and challenging track in the Vibe FM arena, the riders having to concentrate every step of the way. Jumping in reverse order riders rose to the challenge. Placings changed the final 6 positions. Fabio Magnis’2 rails dropped him from 3rd to 8th place, Shanes ride APH Mortiz had 1 rail, dropping to7th .Pressure mounted as Emma Scott, Nat Blundell ,Stuart Tinney and Tim Boland all posted fantastic clears. With 2 riders remaining and less than 0.2 penalties between them, not even a time fault was afforded. Dom Ingvall mounted enormous pressure on Rose by jumping a foot perfect round on Kitara Diamond Edition.. Rose, riding Taurus was all clear until the final combination of fences only to take out the second element that cost him the 3* crown. This element in the treble caught him on each of his 3 rides in 3*, and was the most influential fence on course. The Saddle world 2* was taken out by the in form Christine Bate on the wonderful Thoroughbred Delago despite a rail in the showjumping. Rose moved up to 2nd after a super clear showjumping round riding the lovely Virgil by Vivant. 3rd went to Emma Armstrong on Cassilis park Pendragon.The 2*XC track was very tough to get time, and strongly impacted the interim standings .The showjumping produced 7 clears and was influential in the final placings. Christine was the only competitor to keep her placing from start to finish. The WOW 1* was won by popular local Claudia Graham riding Park Street Vision,from Amanda Ross riding Willaim Wordsworth and Tim Boland on Umunga all finishing on their dressage scores. Pine Ridge Prenovice A Winner Tallara Barwick riding A horse called Wanda on her dressage score Over the top JNR prenov went to Taylor Robertson riding PP Rouse about, winning on her dressage score Farmline prelim A winner Sophia Adams riding Nadal finished on her dressage score Farmline B winner Jessica Green and Inspire me, finished on her dressage score Wallaroo Equestrian JNR prelim winner Amy Dean on Kitara Ice cool, finished on her dressage score Full results at http://nchta.com.au/uploads/results.pdf
Gilbert Boeckman Clinic at SIEC. A privilige to watch our national coach help the best squad riders and horses both the showjumpers and eventers. Helping the horses to really develope the shape of the jump and the riders positions, to planning the track through lines and a course on the last day.
This was also followed by the YH talent squad SJ day .
Show jump news
Congratulations to Paul Athanasoff and 'Wirragulla Nicklaus', the National senior showjump champions,bred and trained by Paul. YR champ Evie buller and Yalambi Landor S bred by Rory Hovell at Yalambi stud WA and the amazing Tom McDermot and Capone, Jnr champ, bred by Fairbanks stud Queensland also runner up in the YR.Thank you to the all the volunteers and Edwina for organising the championships in Dubbo.
Harriet and Freeweeler place 4th in the D grade Grand prix.
Chris Chugg wins the class on Diamond B Vegas , Jamie Coman and Nobelwood Beretta win the overall D grade point score
Futurity goes to local star Stephen Dingwall and his own Cavalier Bryn
WA win the YR teams event, Queenland win the JNR teams
Mini Prix winner Hilary Scott from Oaks sport horses and Oaks Miss Scarlet
Amateur Champ Samantha Richardson with Play it with paint
Overseas Eventing news France Pau 4*
Fox-Pitt left the overnight leader Christopher Burton (AUS) on Holstein Park Leilani no room for error, and three fences down dropped the pair to eighth place. Fox -Pitt taking out the 4* on Oslo and Lionheart finishing first and third at Les Etoiles des Pau (FRA), the final leg of the HSBC FEI Classics. Sadly Wendy Schaeffer, suffered a far worse fate than rails and was eliminated when unseated from Koyuna Sun Dancer.
Mary King and Imperial Cavalier won the overall WC series Mary King (GBR) who took home the 150,000 USD prize,won the HSBC FEI Classics™ champion for 2011. A super clear jumping round on Imperial Cavalier, took her six places up to fourth and clinched the title.
Australian State champs
Lynton the beautiful property just outside Goulburn hosted the state NSW eventing champs . Congratulations to Emma Mason for winning the title for a second time in a row.This is the last time that Lynton will be run under the NCHTA banner, it will now form a stand alone club. Congratulations to Geordie and Neil Kennedy and their tireless volunteers for running such a super event. We were very happy to see that CP Qualified was fantastic in his first 2* well done to Christine Bates his jockey. His daughter Wallaroo Agatha is a sensational mover and has a super jump
Lucky riders will be able to access top international dressage and showjump and evening support in the coming months.
Dressage judge and YH specialist Uwe Spenlen will be coming to Canberra for a 3 day clinic in November,
Aussie eventers Chris Burton and Sam griffiths at wallaby hill in Nov Clayton Fredricks will be at Wallaby Hill in Dec
Awesome Show Jump George Morris is returning to Australia in January at Vickies Mt White and Adam Wootens place in Victoria.
Mirrabooka HT Congratulations to Shane Rose and IL Vici for winning the 3*, this lovely TB has stepped up brilliantly for his first run at this level. Sandy Lucas and Arrissa won the 2* and CP Qualified sire of Wallaroo Agatha won the 1* with Christine Bates,Aggi is now green broken and will be put in foal.
NSW State SJ Champions so wet and so muddy! Congratulations to Senior, Jono Berry and Quincy Z, YR Evie Buller and Yalambi Landor, and Junior Jess Knox and Amateur Martin Gostelow
.The ground conditions were appauling following very wet conditions, however the committee headed by Edwina Mitchell were fantastic. The courses on the main arena were technical and needed thoughtful riding and a very scopy horse .Both Brad and John did a brilliant job. Thank you for all the amazing volunteers who kept the show running.
NSW Junior Champion Jessica Knox & Night Wish Junior Runner Up Evie Buller and Yallambi's Corlandia NSW Young Rider Champion Evie Buller & Yalambi's Landor Young Rider Runner Up Toni Scattergood & Dee Jay West
NSW Amateur Champion Martin Gostelow & Carrasino Amateur Runner Up Clare Watkinson & Yandoo Mistique NSW D Grade Champion Daniel Egbers & Millpark Tuesday D Grade Runner Up Sarah Jasper & Chiltern's Coat
NSW Senior Champion Jono Berry & Yandoo Quincey Z Senior Runner Up Jamie Winning & Yandoo Laughton's Legacy Results
Melbourne royal WC winner Jamie Kermond and Valhalla 111, Des Russell is having great success with his young stallions. Congrats to local Stephen Dingwall and Cavalier Bryn coming 2nd in Part 2 earlier in the week and to Steph Davies for making the trip.
A wet week! National PC Champs at Werribee. Congratulations to the NSW PC team for a great result at the PC Nationals, local Ellie Miller and her TB Grace placing 4th individual in the eventing , and Megan Bryan from Young doing an incredible job winning the dressage and coming second in the eventing, ah if only that rail hadnt come down!
Local EA coaches represent our region on the national board .Murrumbateman coach Anna Marsden and Sutton coach, Chris Hardwick now sit on the national NCAS committee. Fantastic representation for our region congratulations
Brad Longhurst our own local showjump course designer from Murrumbateman is now a level 3 international course designer yey ! We are very lucky to have such a great designer and a top bloke to design at our local events.
Pony Club Zone 16 2 day Jamboree at Bungendore thankyou to Di Cullen and the many vounteers who set up this fantastic weekend results top follow
Jump In the Park .Des Russells Caracus and Jamie Kermond have a great win . This young stallion by Cassal out of Colthaga is super.
Sam Lyle Clinic at Lynton. Locals are taking advantage of Sams wisdom and coaching skill over the best NSW XC course at Alan Cardys property Lynton, Goulburn. Lynton Horse trials are now a stand alone club, the long time NCHTA run event is to run it under the Goulburn banner.The new club is in the capable hands of the Kennedys who have run the event from its inception.
Christine Bates and Adelaide Hill win the 3* , Tim Boland and GV Billy Elliot second, time faults being costly.
Kootamootoo out of our lovely TB mare Banjos Word won the 2*with Lauren Balcombe .
Local rider Nat Blundell 4th in the 2* having led after XC on Just a Blonde with two SJ fences down . She moved up a place to 7th on Girl with a Curl finishing on her dressage score in the 1*.
Contenda was second in the Prenovice with Shane Rose so close behind the winner Sandy Lucas on Diamond Affair.
Will Enzinger and Wenlock Aquifer won the 1*
NSW state Dressage at Tamworth
Rozzie Ryan took out the Grandprix on GV Bullwinkle, Rozzie and Heath 1st and second in the GP freestyle
Adelaide Royal WC Tim Clarke and the spunky Caltango win the WC, amazing junior rider Tom McDermott is 3rd on SL Limerick by Daley K and 7th on Statford Delight
Locals riders had a very successful show run at Condoblin, Parks and Forbes.
Up north the legend Vicki Roycroft and her team had great wins in the Hunter, taking out the Grand prix on Kenny . Noblewood Casino Royal stepped up a grade too, the Horse Mag star pupil Ben Blay lived up to his name placing on both Vickis youngsters.
Burghley 4* William Fox Pitt Winner
Amazingly his 6th win , the big and tough Mark Phillips XC track needing committed forward riding and a very fit horse. A show jumping clear in wet and sticky conditions nailed the title. The legend and fit NZ rider Andrew Nicholson was second. The NZ preparation for London is looking very strong.SAM GRIFFITHS did a great job and was the best placed Aussie in 16th on Happy times, Prada and Lucinda Fredricks the only other Aussie to finish, both Chris Burton and Hamish Cargill didnt finish the XC. Sandhills Tiger retired because of a tendon injury on course and Chris and fell.
PARKLANE HAWK William Fox-Pitt 39.7 2 - - 39.7 1 1 40.7 1 113
NEREO Andrew Nicholson 42.3 4 2.8 - 45.1 5 - 45.1 2 123
KINGS TEMPTRESS Mary King 42.2 3 1.2 - 43.4 4 4 47.4 3 121
LENAMORE Caroline Powell 42.8 5 - - 42.8 3 8 50.8 4 120
CLIFTON LUSH Jonathan Paget 52.7 35 - - 52.7 14 - 52.7 5 99
LEAD THE WAY Clea Phillipps 50.8 29 2.8 - 53.6 18 - 53.6 6 46
NEVILLE BARDOS Boyd Martin 49.7 24 - - 49.7 11 4 53.7 7 10
AVEBURY Andrew Nicholson 42.8 5 - - 42.8 2 12 54.8 8 22
ZERO FLIGHT Lauren Shannon 52.7 35 2.8 - 55.5 20 - 55.5 9 102 HIGH KINGDOM
Gawler WC showjumping a win for the amazing Tom McDermott on the wonderful Statford Delight.
Camden CNC . Congratulations to Tim Boland for winning the 3*again . Well done to a committee largely made up of current riders, who put back into the sport. Super to see our locals step up to the next level and complete, Ellie to 2* and Brianna to 1* on horses they have produced themselves. Well done to student Maddie and Obie for a great result in the JNR Prelim coming third finishing on her dressage score. Contenda sire of Wallaroo Convivial also stepped up to win the 1* under Shane Rose. Girl with a Curl won anothe ribbon in the 1*. Lauren and HPH Limerick clear and under time in the Prenov super job.
FEI Eventing world cup France, two Aussies take top 4 places
Clayton Fredericks 1st and 4th and Chris Burton 2nd and 3rd. Awesome work guys
1è AUS Clayton FREDERICKS 305 DUNGES LAURENT ROSE 71.48% 67.41% 74.07% 70.99% 43.5 3è 3.2 07' 24'' 46.7 4è 4 80.5 50.7 -
2è AUS Christopher BURTON 302 NEWSPRINT 71.85% 70.37% 70.74% 70.99% 43.5 3è - 07' 05'' 43.5 2è 8 77.8 51.5 (0.8)
3è AUS Christopher BURTON 301 HOLSTEIN PARK LEILANI 66.30% 64.44% 68.15% 66.30% 50.6 15è - 07' 12'' 50.6 6è 8 82.6 58.6 (7.9)
4è AUS Clayton FREDERICKS 303 BE MY GUEST 74.81% 69.26% 69.26% 71.11% 43.3 2è -07' 16'' 43.3 1è 16 81.0 59.3 (8.6)
Farmline and ACTSJC Showjumping comp.Great gear and fabulous going, many thanks to the Farmline sponsors and the jump club volunteers to run a great day. Ribbons for Wallaroo Circus with Alyssa Hughes a standout .Wallaroo Vittorio had his first start in the official class for under 4 pts for a clear round. Young Loren Slater had a fabulous ride in the 1.10 on her awesome eventing pony. Nat Blundell also showed the showjumpers why Aussie eventers are the best , placing 2nd and 3rd in the 1.20 on Molly and Algebra. kate Mackenzie is a legend jumping the 90 and 1m and feeding the baby in between rounds.Wonderful to see Sue Purtell and Angel back in the jump arena winning a ribbon too.
NCEC winter woolies.
Great organisation and a friendly committee ensured a fun day for all, special congratulations to Anna, Di and Lorraine and their young horses.
Hall PC jumping clinic
Thank you to all the PC riders who participated in the clinic on Sunday, Hall members are talented, polite and really fun to teach. The new jumping gear made by John Vallance looks fantastic, thanks Bindy for organising the clinic and to the parents that assisted.
ACTSJC 2011 Melissa Mcpherson trophy awarded to Kylie Higginbotham and Jet this awesome combination also placing in the 1* at Harden this weekend.
Toowoomba WC .Super to see Colthalga and Jamie Kermond win the qualifier and her stallion son Caracus win the 1.25. Caracus is by Casall recent winner of the GCT. Oaks Miss Universe is currently PTIF to Caracus, due in October. Local riders and support crew travelled north to jump in Queensland and escape the winter weather .
Harden ODE wet on sat, lovely for the xc on sun ,thanks to a hard working committee for such a friendly event. Lots of exciting changes happening at the ground too.Great to see all the training paid off for Kylie and Jet who stepped up to 1* placing 5th in her first start at this level and Anna for winning the Prelim. Another highlight was watching Inga who has a new partner and treasure in Milo placing in their first ode together and Di and her baby horse complete and place in its first ODE. It was a place to catch up with friends who had come from far and wide, give Molly (Girl with a Curl)a pat. She is a fav of ours jumping with us over January and Feb this year. Nat is doing a fantastic job with this pocket rocket and is excited about the future with her.
Well done to the Hall PC riders who competed at the Zone 16 mounted games at Bungendore this weekend ,thank you to Kelsie who trained and supported them at this event.Thank you for all the volunteers who make such massive gatherings possible.
David Green eventing clinic in Canberra at Equestrian park, 3/4 sept, NCHTA www.nchta.com.au for bookings, absolutely top coach for those that really want to get up and go.
Good luck to riders going to Harden ODE this weekend,to those pony clubbers from Hall attending the games (Kelsie, you're doing a great job with the Hall team). The inaugurial EA education conference in Sydney runs over this weekend too, a great line up of speakers.
Weaning the foals
Stud weaning is always a traumatic time for both the mares and foals,Juene and Amelia are managing with nanny Oaks Miss Universe , the mares found a bit of green pick after their initial gallops and calling. It is a balmy 21 degrees today and mid winter so all got a bit warm!
Aug 1st is Happy Birthday to all our horses, just like the Queen 2 birthdays in 1 year.
Kootamootoo ridden by Lauren Balcomb by Banjos Word ,3rd in Sydney 3*. Koots is half brother to W. Cest la Vie,W. Invictus W. Poppy and W Agatha. A great family of Athletes, W Invictus is for sale.
Stallions that we have used are continuing to perform well overseas and at home.
Vivant has qualified for the olympics again under his new Ukraine flag
CP Qualified, Wallaroo Agathas sire won both Prenovice classes, midweek and weekend event at SIEC
Contenda Wallaroo Convivials sire was bringing home swags of ribbons eventing and SJ,now ridden by Shane rose
Cadiz is looking super placing at the sydney winter champs and at Tamworth with Jamie Kermond
Caracus also ridden by Jamie Kermond is looking spectacular great ride at tamworth
Fairbanks Catargo ridden by Shane Davidson looks super at the WC level
Vivant has qualified for the olympics again under his new Ukraine flag
CP Qualified, Wallaroo Agathas sire won both Prenovice classes, midweek and weekend event at SIEC
Contenda Wallaroo Convivials sire was bringing home swags of ribbons eventing and SJ,now ridden by Shane rose
Cadiz is looking super placing at the sydney winter champs and at Tamworth with Jamie Kermond
Caracus also ridden by Jamie Kermond is looking spectacular great ride at tamworth
Fairbanks Catargo ridden by Shane Davidson looks super at the WC level
RIP Wallaroo ConVivant
Such sad news, a feak paddock accident
Missed by all. Thank you to Susie from Canberra Vet Hospital for her professional and kind handling of this tragidy.
Such sad news, a feak paddock accident
Missed by all. Thank you to Susie from Canberra Vet Hospital for her professional and kind handling of this tragidy.
July 20 2011 Revelwood Kaluha has gone to a super new home. She will be put in foal to French Kiss.
ACT Eric Haltner comp
July 17th 2011 the comp coincided with the course design clinic. It was hectic for me ,but Harriet had a great day. She rode all the courses in ring 1 on three different horses and constructively commented on the flow and lines.Each height being designed by different course designers, she was complimentary about all the courses. The highlight was watching the 4yr old pop a flowing 90cm track with good rhythm at the beginning of the day and Ralph jump his first 1.30 track in great style at the end of the day.All the budding Leopaldos did a great job. Thank you to John and Brad for over seeing the day.
Course design with John Vallance and Brad Longhurst in Canberra
July 16/17 2011 A wonderful weekend of learning organised by ACTSJC with two of the most generous and knowledgable showjump course designers.There were 25 participants, from locals, to regional and coastal NSW and across the border from Vic. Some were very experienced, some were riders and coaches and some new to the subject. It was really fun.
ESP and Oaks YH show at Camden
July 2/3 2011. Another great show from ESP with super sponsor support from the Oaks stud and Global entries. Eddie jumping round his first 5 yr old YH 1.05 track, Clearing every thing by miles until a giant spook at the scary trailer and a rail at the next fence. This young horse has still to develope concentration, but the jump is mind blowing especially the air he gave the fence after the rail!.
Christoph Hess at SIEC
June 2011 A rare privilige to watch a great coach and top horseman, the riders were fantastic . Christoph is an absolute master to create the correct way of going, with immense tact shown and allowing each rider to demonstrate their talent. The horses loved the extra space to move and the zero conflict of aids. In side leg to outside rein and use the seat not the hand. Much more opera at the end of each training session. Great to see a local rider selected for the clinic, Rebecca Walsh. Just super.
ESP Camden FEI Amateur and YH show
June 2011 Harriet took Freewheeler (Ralph) and youngster Eddie to the ESP organised three day jumping show at Camden. Ralph had a great show placing in the 1.10 and having an unlucky rail in the 1.20 jump off. Eddie managed to over come the dislike of puddles(it poured) and cope with the bridge to ring three. Jumping consistantly well all weekend. Even in the rain on Monday
Pegasus RDA open day
May 2011 Talented wood sculptor Adam Humphreys from Britain but based at the Crisp gallery Yass, carved with a chainsaw and donated a wooden Pegasus for the center on the open day. Stalls, music and food combined with the artist working on site made for a great day of fundraising and fun.
The CDI Sydney
April 2011 superbly run showcase event. Our region was well represented at the comp.The small tour horses looked super in the indoor and the young horses had some great combinations. The friday Grand Prix had too few highlights which was a shame.
Ingrid Klimke at DJWTS Werribee
March 2011 A truely beautiful rider, the perfect seat and a wonderful horsewoman. Ingrid coached and rode superbly, with empathy and prescision.Watching the tact and patience to develope the horses confidence and swing over poles was tops. The master classes were out standing.The Grand Prix was really lovely to watch.
Jumping with the stars and Greg Best
March 2011 Greg judged the young jumping horse classes with such a depth of understanding and was so eloquent in his explaination, onlookers were educated and entertained. His masterclasses without exception continued the developement of the horse and rider, his exercises carefully chosen to bring the best out of the participants.Tulura Balouche looked fantastic, well done Alex, but it was Ally Lambs 4yr old by Conquistador that really caught my eye.
Boyd Excell, the world champion driver and horseman at Bungendore
Feb 2011 What a horseman, Boyd was joined by Brett Parbury at the property Wittwood for a combined driving and dressage demo to compare the similarities of the two disciplines. Boyd drove a team of 4 in hand despite a broken leg, demonstrating that rhythm, suppleness and contact are also the foundation of the training scale for driving horses as well as riding horses.
George Morris SIEC and MT White and Victoria
January 2011 Hanging out for George to return and he didnt disappoint. I watched the SIEC clinic, Harriet watched and pole picked (brave) at the Mount White Clinic. Then Harriet got the opportunity to ride at the Victorian Clinic at Adams Woottens center. Despite a hellish drive, flat tyre and some how going by Kingslake (mine and google maps fault) she got down in time to have a fabulous two days riding with George.The standard was less elite than in NSW and this suited well. George didnt lower his expectation or his energy, the exercises were simpler but the expected application of all students was still 110%. With his love of Throughbreds, Ralph caught his eye this time for the right reasons. He is our inspiration for excellence and is a truely remarkable and generous man. Cant wait for his return in 2012.