Leasa Stephen

Riding Disciplines

Dressage

Coach(es)

Clinics mainly

Horses

Galanthus (13yo Hannovarian stallion by Gymnastik Star) – competing PSG

GL Morriarty (11 yo Friesian Warmblood stallion by Dirk) – competing Elementary,

Aluka Sonata (5 yr old WB Gelding by Galanthus)- Prelim/Novice

Breed(s)

Galanthus - by Gymnastik Star, Hannovarian WB bred by Kinnordy

Is your area a noted horse district?                                          

Kobble Creek and the Samford Valley is small acerage and semi rural horse district… a few boutique warmblood studs, and a large amount of small acreage homesites for equestrian pursuits.

Special care and management considerations of your horse(s):

Galanthus is now a full grown performance stallion and now that he is training the FEI Small and Big tour dressage movements his energy requirements have gone up, hence his diet of EasiResult and Energy Pak.  I find this gives him that bit extra needed for the extra effort required, particularly in the lead up to, and also during, a major competition or clinic.

Name the most influential person(s) in your riding career:       

Klaus Balkenhaul - the harmony between him and his horses is amazing!

Steffen Peters and his team. Beautiful kind training methods

Special highlight(s) in your riding career:                               

Attaining 2011 QLD State Squad membership with my horse Galanthus

Gaining Pryde's sponorship and winning State Prelim Champs in '06 and Newcomer of the Year '06 with Dressage Qld.

Qualifying and competing at State and National level for many years

Describe your first pony:

Off the track, undersized (14.2hh) TB Mare

Describe your riding history:

Started when 17 when I was accepted into UQ to study horse husbandry. Never looked back!

Do you have any hobbies/other interests?

Event management, travel, reading, music

Describe your most embarrassing moment (horsey):

No way!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Do you have any 'other' animals?

Dog: Barney

Cat: Felix

and several cute school ponies

What are your ambitions?

To be the best rider and trainer I can possibly be, and to be a successful international competitor.

2014/2015 Aims:

Galanthus to Big Tour in 2015, Morriarty to Medium Advanced, and young horses out and about!!!

What do you require from your horse feed?

Cool, responsive energy - with certain horses

High energy - love Energy Pak for controlled feeding

Balanced minerals and vitamins - important with all, eliminating need for additives

Energy for work, without excess calories

Coat condition

No fuss breeding feeds

Specific young horse feeds - warmbloods in particular

Which Pryde's feeds do you use and why do you like them?

Use and recommend Pryde's:

EasiResponse, Easy Result, Energy Pak - for my competition horses

BioMare Cubes and gro pak – for my growing horses and broodmares

EasiRide – for my most amazing school horses of various breeds and sizes!

EasiFeed 150 Pellets - for spelling horses, fat ponies, and those hot heads easing back into work...

Have you trained or coached any riders that have had any success?

Stuartholme Equestrian Team – Champion School in Queensland for 2014

Do you have any other businesses:

Gypsie Lodge Equestrian Centre - “Professional Training for Horses and Riders”

Agistment (full, short and long term, medical), performance horse training, riding lessons beginner to advanced, school horses available. Camps, clinics, Master class clinics. Facilities include: ELD 20x60 floodlit dressage arena, covered roundyard. Showjumping arena, training X-country jumps, 500m grass gallop track. Tack and Feed shed, stables, washbays, undercover saddle up area.Set on 40 acres on Kobble Creek, situated at:

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