Sydney International Horse Trials 2022

2022-06-14T07:32:38+10:00

What a weekend! Feeling blessed to have such a strong team of horses making the trip to Sydney worthwhile! Santoro - 1st CCI2*L, Wimborne Conjuror - 2nd CCI2*L, & Woodmount Lolita - 3rd CCI4*S Things don’t always go to plan in the horse world but overall our Sydney event delivered! All three horses felt great all weekend and really performed in good fashion. I've felt that Wimborne Conjuror and Santoro were ready to step up and do their first long format event and its great to see them have a solid performance with a PB in the dressage for [...]

Sydney International Horse Trials 20222022-06-14T07:32:38+10:00

Wandin Park Horse Trials 2022

2022-06-15T00:21:20+10:00

A successful weekend at Wandin Park Horse Trials! Thanks to everyone who made this huge event happen - a perfect venue topped off with perfect weather and some awesome results. 1st CCI4**** Woodmount Lolita 1st CCI2** Equus Helenik 2nd CCI3*** Long - Koyuna Tactician 2nd CCI2** Santoro 5th CCI3*** Kenlock Cadillac 7th CCI2** Wimborne Conjuror Lily nailing the 4star x-country course at Wandin! Thanks Rider Video! Very happy with Pip Hodson's Heidi (Equus Helenik) at Wandin, pulling it all together and showcasing her progress to take the win! [...]

Wandin Park Horse Trials 20222022-06-15T00:21:20+10:00

New Saddle Alert – It Is Here!!

2022-06-15T00:25:00+10:00

A one of a kind Bates Artiste for our one of a kind mare Woodmount Lolita! If you have not sat in one of these saddles, do it! It is a game changer for me! ✔ Close contact (monoflap) ✔ Stylish and comfortable ✔ Fully adjustable I cannot thank Bates Saddles  enough for being on this journey with me! Video credit to the amazing Click Capture Photography

New Saddle Alert – It Is Here!!2022-06-15T00:25:00+10:00

Zeep Summer Horse Trials

2022-06-13T07:14:35+10:00

Yes it happened! A full event this weekend at Ballarat at last, thanks to the hardworking committee and all the volunteers who got the Zeep Summer Horse Trials off the ground. It was great to get the FEI horses out to test our training and focus on competition skills again! All of the horses were a bit excited and fresh in dressage, the highlight of Saturday was Koyuna Tactician leading the CCI3*** class overnight – it has taken a long time to strengthen his dressage work and it was great to feel it on the day. The highlight of [...]

Zeep Summer Horse Trials2022-06-13T07:14:35+10:00

Pre-Season State Squad Training

2022-06-13T07:07:23+10:00

Gearing up for the season with Victorian Eventing Squads at Tonimbuk on the weekend. Great coaching and a great team environment! Thank you to the coaches and the people who make this program possible – always led so capably and kindly by Janet Houghton. Bring on the Summer Horse Trials at Ballarat in 2 weeks – here’s hoping it is not quite as hot for that! Photo Tilly McDonald Photography

Pre-Season State Squad Training2022-06-13T07:07:23+10:00

Equestrian Victoria’s Horse & Rider of the Year 2021

2022-01-19T08:54:23+11:00

What a way to end 2021, winning Equestrian Victoria's Eventing Rider of the Year and Eventing Horse of the Year! Thank you to everyone involved in getting these awards off the ground in what has been a difficult year. Woodmount Lolita really deserves this award, I am very proud of what she has acheived! I can’t thank Fiona Mitchell enough for her never ending support! Thank you to all of my other horses, owners and supporters too - together you have all made this possible.

Equestrian Victoria’s Horse & Rider of the Year 20212022-01-19T08:54:23+11:00

Ballarat Horse Trials 2021

2021-05-11T08:00:41+10:00

We had a successful weekend at Friends of Ballarat Eventing Association Horse Trials last weekend. Congratulations to the committee who have had to overcome many trying circumstances, at last it all happened and in glorious weather too! Sam had 5 rides and they all performed really well and gave us things to work on too! Woodmount Lolita (Lily) took the win in the 4 star. Koyuna Tactician (Tom) was strong in the 3 star dressage and produced his best showjumping round in a long time. Some miscommunication with his rider in cross country meant he was retired on course but [...]

Ballarat Horse Trials 20212021-05-11T08:00:41+10:00

2021 Australian National Champions!

2021-05-11T09:08:39+10:00

What a brilliant event we had last week at Wandin Park. Many thanks to Jarryd Stanley and the whole team involved in running such a huge event, the OC did a fabulous job and the grounds looked stunning! Sam had 9 rides in total so it was hectic right from the get go. Woodmount Lolita (Lily) stole the show for Fiona Mitchell winning the 4* to give Sam his first win at that level! But the rest of our team produced some amazing performances too! Koyuna Tactician is back at 3 star level and is proving he will be [...]

2021 Australian National Champions!2021-05-11T09:08:39+10:00

XC Day at AI3DE

2019-12-15T21:07:25+11:00

Cross country day in Adelaide has been great! Lily was a super star and flew around the 3* clear and under time to move her into 3rd position going into showjumping! I couldn’t be happier with her and so glad to be able to share it with Fiona Mitchell. Calypso went around the 4* clear picking up just a couple of time penalties but gave me a great feel most of the way! He ate up the course and has moved into 4th position but it is with many mixed emotions that I announce that Calypso has been withdrawn from the [...]

XC Day at AI3DE2019-12-15T21:07:25+11:00

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