Category Archives: A Sydney Boy (Sydney)

Far North Coast and NADEC Dressage Championships, and Rodrigo Matos Clinic, Sep 2014

Portrait of A Spider Bite with name plate

A Spider Bite 2014

We are off to a three day clinic with Rodrigo this weekend at Grafton, with the two girls. Looking forward to working on the piaffe and passage and the flying changes with both of them!!!!!

The Far North Coast NSW Dressage Championships held at lovely Bangalow was on three weeks ago and we took all 3 of our A’seduction progeny. We came home with two Championships and a Reserve.

A Sydney Boy won both Preliminary classes with over 70% tests. He even got a “9” from a Grand Prix judge from Sydney!!! She loved him!!!

A Heaven Sent came second in both the Elementary classes. It seems she is always the bridesmaid!!!!

A Spider Bite came second in the Prix St Georges. Yes she was a bit cheeky and had a few breaks of pace, ooppps!!, and then she won the Intermediate 1 and got the Champion.

The weekend after that, we took Spider Bite up to the NADEC Gold Coast Championships. We did the two Advanced to prepare her for the Nationals at the end of October. CC did two nice tests and won both with 70% and 71%. She brought another beautiful woolen championship rug home.

Sue and I are very happy with her and in fact, all three of them, they are supa horses.

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Grafton Dressage day March 2014

CC by A'Seduction, Grafton Dressage day 2.3.2014

CC, Grafton Dressage day 2.3.2014

We took all 3 of the Basil Babies to the Grafton Dressage day today.

CC competed in her second Prix St Georges and got a 65%, and she won the Advanced too. So happy with her.

Penny did the Elementary and got second with a big hiccup in there, she thought she had to do some flying changes… ooops, but it was another Basil Babe who won it. Penny is just such a dream to ride, such a lovely trot, the GP judge had her in first place, even with her moment where she was about to prepare for a flying change in the Elementary.)))))

And Sydney also came second in the novice with a 70%, he too was beaten by a Basil Babe.

CC by A'Seduction, Grafton Dressage day 2.3.2014

CC, Grafton Dressage day 2.3.2014

CC by A'Seduction, Grafton Dressage day 2.3.2014

CC, Grafton Dressage day 2.3.2014

CC by A'Seduction, Grafton Dressage day 2.3.2014

CC in canter pirouette, Grafton Dressage day 2.3.2014

Penny by A'Seduction, Grafton Dressage day 2.3.2014

Penny, Elementary test, Grafton Dressage day 2.3.2014

Sydney, 70% Novice test, Grafton Dressage day 2014

Sydney, 70% Novice test, Grafton Dressage day 2.3.2014

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Beachrider wanted

Sally Evans on Villa and Michaela on Sydney

I on Villa and Michaela on Sydney

This is Sydney and Michaela and I riding Villa on the beach on Saturday. We had a ball! It is so funny cause I think Sydney needs to learn how to GO!!!!!!!, so he can keep up with Vila, Peter’s racehorse (who has won a race and who is pretty fast), bred by Bart Cummings …

At the moment I am riding him on the beach every second day, but I have to have a mate with him, as he is not confident to go by himself. So anyone out there who rides on the beach, please let me know. We go with Dawn on her dressage pony Tim, and we have Sydney to teach how to GO. But I soon run out of dressage horses, and so I need a running supply of horses to ride with. (Maybe I should get Pete to don the breeches!!!!)

SO THIS SUMMER, we are going to put our concentrated efforts into Villa, and get him up and racing.

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With CC and Sydney on the beach

Sally Evans on A Spider Bite and Michaela on A Sydney Boy (Sydney) on Patches Beach, South Ballina

I on CC and Michaela on Sydney, Patches Beach

We took CC and Sydney to the beach yesterday. Sue came as well and took the shot. We rode for about half an hour, mostly in a good canter. They both luved it, and like their father does, CC does too – MEDITATE: When we stopped for a little break, CC started to close her eyes, stood very still and was meditating…..mmmmmm :))))))

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Tweed Dressage Associate Championships Sep 2013

We had another fantastic day at the Tweed Dressage Associate Championships. We took A Spider Bite and A Sydney Boy, and the both came home with a Championship rug each. Spider won the Advanced and Syd won the Preliminary. They both went really nice, especially Sydney. I really felt like we were a team and worked in harmony in his second test, it was good fun, he is on his way now.

Also on this day, two other Basil Babies did very well. Amelia and her Arabian cross warmblood Always A Star (he lived up to his name!!!) won the Elementary Championship with 66%. And Anne McDiarmid on her Cleveland cross warmblood Glenview Audacious Lad won a Novice class with 71.7% and won the Highpoint Trophy on the day.

So the A’Seduction Babies won the preliminary, novice, elementary and advanced.

We only have 3 of his Babies left to sell to good competitive homes.

We will now be training towards the Qld State Championships…!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Summerland Dressage Group Championships Aug/Sep 2013

A'Seduction at Summerland Dressage Group Championships, 31.08.2013

Basil, pensive, at Summerland Dressage Group Championships, 31.08.2013

Last weekend we had the 2-day champs on for the Summerland Dressage Group. We had a great day.

  • Cc won the advanced tests and the champion too, she got 66 and a 68%.
  • And Sydney did his Preliminary classes and got Reserve Champion, with a 68 and a 72%.
  • Basil got 4th in the Inter2 with 61%.

Found out Basil was a bit sore, think a muscle, probably doing his acrobatics in the paddock, and we had to scratch from the GP on the Sunday… gruu. But maybe that is why he did not win the Inter2, although we did still score a 63% from one of the judges!! Poor Basil, he is just such an honest boy, always tries for you.

My Darling, Penny girl (A Heaven Sent) did the Novice tests, and well… in the first test, the jockey, mmm, who is she some crazy girl thinking she can memorise 10 tests for the weekend, and YEP, made 2 errors of test and still got a 65%. But wised up and asked Skye to call the next one and she came a very very close 3rd… So yep, Penny probably would have come home with a better championship result, but oh well, you do learn from your mistakes eh…

Still, it was a supa day. There were four competing in the Big Tour, which is great for our Regional Champs. And all up, there were five Basil Babes in the Novice!!!

A Spider Bite at Summerland Dressage Group Championships, 31.08.2013

CC in the Advanced, Summerland Dressage Group Championships, 31.08.2013

A Spider Bite at Summerland Dressage Group Championships, 31.08.2013

CC in the Advanced, Summerland Dressage Group Championships, 31.08.2013

A Spider Bite in the Advanced, Summerland Dressage Group Championships, 31.08.2013

CC in the Advanced, Summerland Dressage Group Championships, 31.08.2013

A Sydney Boy at Summerland Dressage Group Championships, 31.08.2013

Sydney at Summerland Dressage Group Championships, 31.08.2013

A Sydney Boy at Summerland Dressage Group Championships, 31.08.2013

Sydney at Summerland Dressage Group Championships, 31.08.2013

A Sydney Boy at Summerland Dressage Group Championships, 31.08.2013

Sydney at Summerland Dressage Group Championships, 31.08.2013

A Sydney Boy at Summerland Dressage Group Championships, 31.08.2013

Sydney at Summerland Dressage Group Championships, 31.08.2013

A'Seduction in the Inter2 at Summerland Dressage Group Championships, 31.08.2013

Basil in the Inter2, Summerland Dressage Group Championships, 31.08.2013

A'Seduction in the Inter2 at Summerland Dressage Group Championships, 31.08.2013

Basil in the Inter2, Summerland Dressage Group Championships, 31.08.2013

A'Seduction in the Inter2 at Summerland Dressage Group Championships, 31.08.2013

Basil in the Inter2 at Summerland Dressage Group Championships, 31.08.2013

A'Seduction at Summerland Dressage Group Championships, 31.08.2013

Basil at Summerland Dressage Group Championships, 31.08.2013

A'Seduction in the Inter2 at Summerland Dressage Group Championships, 31.08.2013

Basil in the Inter2, Summerland Dressage Group Championships, 31.08.2013

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Competition in Bangalow June 2013

Here is Michaela with Michaela with her boy Sydney and his sashes in Bangalow, 02.06.2013

Here is Michaela with her boy Sydney and his sashes in Bangalow, 02.06.2013

We went to the local dressage clubs Associate Championships on the weekend. And Basil Babes, they cleaned up.

We won the medium championship with CC (A Spider Bite).
We got two Reserve Championships with A Sydney Boy, he is only 4yo, his fourth event.
And the Darling Penny, named A Heaven Sent, won the Novice Reserve Championship. (She is amazing, she has only had one week’s work.)

Always A Star with Amelia Gilmore came second in the Elementary.
Glenview Audacious Lad with Anne McDiarmid won the Novice Championship, and Anne’s other younger Basil Babe won the Twilight Overall Champion.
Yondella Arlen under Carol Maxwell also scored well.

When we came home, we told Basil, but it seemed all he wanted was his dinner…..oh well, the tummy often comes first eh!!!:)

CC, Sue and Sally in Bangalow, 02.06.2013

CC, Sue and Sally in Bangalow, 02.06.2013

Sue and Sally in Bangalow, 02.06.2013

Sue and I have a laugh

Sydney in Bangalow, 02.06.2013

Sydney showing off his stylish competition head wear of a beautiful silver/grey hood!!

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Competition at Tweed May 2013

CC in competition at Tweed, 19.05.2013, Photo Claire Wright

This is CC when she won the Advanced at 69% at Tweed, 19.05.2013, Photo Claire Wright

We went to an event on the weekend run by the Tweed Equestrian Group, with CC and Sydney.

CC won the Medium with 67% and the Advanced with 69%. She went really good.

A Sydney Boy came 3rd in the Preliminary with 70%. This has now qualified him for the Qld State Young Horse Championships in July run with the Brisbane CDI at Caboolture.

Sydney is really starting to grow up now. This week he has been working so well, I am soo impressed with him.

This weekend are supposed to be the local associate championships, and we have all three in: CC, Sydney, and Penny too. But we have had soo much rain, I am unsure if it will go ahead. Gruu.

A Sydney Boy in Competition at Tweed, 19.05.2013, Photo Claire Wright

A Sydney Boy in Tweed, 19.05.2013, Photo Claire Wright

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Competition in Grafton 7 April 2013

Basil

Basil

Basil

Basil

Basil

Basil

CC won the medium again with a 67%. Some fantastic comments from the two judges, they both really liked her. I luv riding her she is soo exciting… soo smart a big thinker!!

A Sydney Boy won the Grafton Preliminary Jackpot – a 1C with 71%!

Basil had a run thru his GP getting ready for the CDI. It had been a while since we had a competition and he went pretty good, very settled and better in his piaffe and passage especially down the final centre line due to some practice with Rodrigo. So happy with him. He would have finished higher but he lost the flow and concentration a bit so he came home with a 60%.

There were two other Basil babes there and they won too. So A’Seduction winners all round for Grafton event!!

Sydney

Sydney

CC

CC

CC

CC

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Kevin and Sydney on the beach again

Kevin and Sally on Patches Beach 28.02.2013

Racehorse Kevin and Sally on Patches Beach, 28.02.2013

Boy!!! Maybe we should change the name of our place to Sally’s Seaside Dressage Riding…!!! Last Thursday, we had a gap in the rainy weather and took Sydney and Kevin down, and I gave Kev his first taste of going a bit faster than in the dressage arena!!

Sydney and Michaela

Sydney and Michaela on Patches Beach, 28.02.2013

Sally on racehorse Kevin and Michaela on A Sydney Boy

Sally on racehorse Kevin and Michaela on A Sydney Boy on Patches Beach, 28.02.2013

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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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