Category Archives: Students

Preparing for Orange CDI 2015, on the beach…

CC meditating on the beach, 13 February 2015

CC meditating on the beach, 13 February 2015

We took Spider Bite to the beach this morning for her to have her meditation time before we head off next week to compete at the Orange CDI.

Micha rode Penny and the girls had some fun (no sharks !!).

Michaela on Penny, 13 February 2015

Michaela on Penny, 13 February 2015

Michaela on Penny and I on CC, 13 February 2015

Michaela on Penny and I on CC, 13 February 2015

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Poppy winning at the Australian Young Rider Championships 2014

Poppy Ellis-Southwell and B'Seduced  (aka Mr Tickles), winner of the Elementary Freestyle, Australian Young Rider Championship 2014

Poppy Ellis-Southwell and B’Seduced (aka Mr Tickles), winner Elementary Freestyle, Australian Young Rider Championship 2014, QLD State Equestrian Centre, Caboolture 9-10 July

Poppy and her little boy Mr Tickles shined with a winning time at the 2014 Australian Young Rider Championships.

They won the Elementary Freestyle and placed 3rd in one class and 6th in the other, absolutely fantastic result.

I am soo very proud of Poppy and Mr T, I am lucky to have the pleasure to train these two.

Poppy_2014 Australian Young Rider Championships_2014-07

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Caboolture 2Star event 13-15 June 2014

Sally Evans and A Spider Bite in Caboolture, QLD State Equestrian Centre

CC and Sally entering the indoor arena, QLD State Equestrian Centre 15.6.2014

We took CC who went in the PSG and came 3rd, such a good girl, she was amazing to ride.

She also won the Advanced Freestyle and came 5th in both Advanced classes.

Originally we had the three horses going to this event (CC, Sydney and Penny), but some little mishaps and and we were down to one. We had already organised the van to sleep and many good friends to come and join us in this fun. So then we had almost a party at Caboolture because of many people and not much to do with just CC. We also had Lynne join us with her pony Karleah. She did the Elementary and came 2nd and 3rd and just missed out on a reserve championship.

We had a great time with many visitors: we had Lizzie, Felicia, my cousins Jemela, Alison and Sam, and we had my Dad visit. Dad even took Charlie up to see my Mum (who is in a home now). We had Jean visit, and Michaela and her two puppies, and we had our top chef/connoisseur of healthy food, Iris (who makes this amazing site for me and many of the photographs). Iris cooked us the most delicious 5 plate vegen meal, which we all gobbled up. It was lovely.

Good times!!!!!

My Fav legend.......Lynne. With Karleah, and I and CC in the background.

My Fav legend…….Lynne. With Karleah, and I and CC in the background. Photo: IB

CC's float

CC’s float. Photo: IB

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Training Day at Bangalow with Legs and A Sydney Boy

Sally Evans on A Sydney Boy and Patti Brewer on Lovely Legs at Bangalow, 16/02/2013

Sally Evans on A Sydney Boy and Patti Brewer on Lovely Legs at Bangalow, 16.02.2013

We had a training day on 16 February. Legs was competed by Patti Brewer who is here with us from the US until March. Patti and Legs came second in the Preparatory test with 67%!

I competed with A Sydney Boy but he was overexcited and so we came 5th with 63% in the Preparatory test. He needs to have some more exposure to events.

A Sydney Boy competing at a training day in Bangalow, 16/02/2013

A Sydney Boy competing at a training day in Bangalow, 16.02.2013

Patti Brewer competing with Lovely Legs at a training day in Bangalow, 16/02/2013

Patti Brewer competing with Lovely Legs at a training day in Bangalow, 16.02.2013

A Sydney Boy competing at a training day in Bangalow, 16/02/2013

A Sydney Boy competing at a training day in Bangalow, 16.02.2013

Patti Brewer competing with Lovely Legs at a training day in Bangalow, 16/02/2013

Patti Brewer competing with Lovely Legs at a training day in Bangalow, 16.02.2013

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Training with Poppy on the beach and bitless at SDS

CC ridden by Poppy

CC ridden by Poppy

One of my students, Poppy, is currently staying with us for a while. Yesterday, we have been on the beach, with Poppy riding CC and I on Kevin the racehorse. It was a super day, great weather. Both our horses were keen to show off their talents at speed training… cross-training for dressage… Poppy also tried out the bitless bridle that Iris has introduced us to, one of the latest models from Germany we have been riding Basil (aka A’Seduction) in too. Further below is Poppy on her Basil boy Mr Tickles.

Poppy aboard CC and I on the racehorse Kevin

Poppy aboard CC and I on racehorse Kevin

Poppy on her Mr Tickles for the first time bitless - he really likes it

Poppy on her Mr Tickles for the first time bitless – he really likes it

Mr Tickles with the bitless bridle from Germany

Mr Tickles with the bitless bridle from Germany

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CC with Milly and Raquel on the Beach

CC, bay mare by A'Seduction, born 2006, part-owned by Sue MacDonald, here at Patches Beach.

Sally on CC, bay mare by A’Seduction, born 2006, part-owned by Sue MacDonald, here at Patches Beach.

We took CC and Milly to the beach a couple of weeks ago. It was CC’s first time ever. She follows in her Dad’s hoofsteps; she walks down to the water and starts to meditate. Milly is here on a working holiday with Raquel and she enjoys the relaxation of it too. Milly is a horse we had bred as a racehorse for Peter. She has moved on to a career as an eventer with Raquel who now owns her.

CC on the beach

CC

CC and Milly

CC and I, and Raquel on Milly

CC and Milly

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