On the Farm and the Horses
It’s been a busy time on the farm over the Christmas break and unfortunately a bit too hot to run an event. We were lulled into a long spell of cooler weather and rain
and it was tempting to run an event but the weather was a scorcher on Australia Day weekend just like we expected. Last week we had a pretty bad storm and many trees on the hill and along the private
road were blown over. Some of the trees were massive and Paul and I are still doing the cleanup. There were only a couple of old wattles on the cross country course blown over but on the
positive side we have some new jumps and firewood forever!
The breeding season has been very busy this year but due to COVID we have not been able to get to too many events so Spartacus
and Artus are still enjoying the holiday. The yearlings are growing very well and we are looking forward to a new crop of foals at the end of the year. We said farewell to a few horses this year
as they have gone to new owners. One of our oldest and best loved mares Rosebrook has gone to a lady rider and has a forever home with some other paddock mates. Our darling Luccia, one of our yearlings
has gone to a lovely family that has already fallen in love with her. Novembersohn a 2 year old gelding has gone to a young rider to train and grow with. We are always sorry to see them go and wished we could keep them
all but it is really not fair to let such lovely horses just stand in the paddock forever.
The Event February 27-28
The great news is that we are hosting an event on February 27-28th. Australia’s own eventer Jess Rae has been ranked in the top 100 in the FEI World Eventing Rankings. We have been fortunate to host Jess at our clinics for
a few years and are thrilled that she will be here for out up and coming clinic. Jess is not only a talented rider, she is also a great coach and horse trainer. Most of the star horses that Jess rides, have been trained by her.
Our showjumping coach Jonathan Angeli is also an excellent rider, coach and a very talented horse trainer. Jonathan has helped us with many of our own horses and coached many riders in the area.
Most of our events have been focused on Cross Country and Showjumping but now we have started to include dressage protocol. Dressage Protocol allows you to ride the dressage test of your choice for the judge and receive
written feedback on your test. If you are not a dressage rider but attend cross country events, dressage protocol is a must for event preparation.
You can enter 1 or 2 days, with rider lunches, camping and yards and bbq dinner on Saturday night. If you have non-rider friends or family, you can order a lunch or dinner for them.
Saturday is almost full and there are still a few slots for both days. On Saturday we have cross country and showjumping and on Sunday, we have cross country and dressage protocol.
Entries are on Nominate now. https://nominate.com.au/EquestDn/Event.aspx?e=E7D07E3291EB4433B67248B337854CFF&eventlist=1
Hope to see you at our event!