- To prepare my two top horses for FEI starts in 2011 and hopefully have them at Advanced by the end of this year
- To compete Galanthus at National Dressage Champs, and all three horses at Qld State Champs
Is your area a noted horse district?
Samsonvale/Dayboro and the Samford Valley is fast becoming a horse district… a few warmblood studs are opening up, and a large amount of small acreage homesites are being developed for equestrian pursuits.
Breed(s)/Breeding (pedigree)/Breeder of horses:
Galanthus - by Gynastik Star, Hannovarian WB bred by Kinnordy
GL Latin Coda - is an Aust WB X bred by me, by Lontano
Special care and management considerations of your horse(s):
Galanthus is now a full grown performance stallion and now that he is training the advanced dressage movements his energy requirements have gone up, hence the addition of Energy Pak to his feed. 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!
Special highlight(s) in your riding career:
Gaining Pryde's sponorship and winning State Prelim Champs in '06 and Newcomer of the Year '06 with Dressage Qld.
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?
4WDing, anything outdoors
Describe your most embarrassing moment (horsey):
Do you have any 'other' animals?
Dog: Hobo (who thinks he's human)
Cat: Billy (who thinks he's a dog)
and school ponies
What are your ambitions?
To be the best rider and trainer I can possibly be, and to be a successful international competitor.
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
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, Energy Pak and Gro Pak - for my competition horses
- BioMare Cubes - for my oldies, growing horses and broodmares
- 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 - First Place in Interschool Comp at Qld Young Rider Champs.
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:
198 Kobble Creek Road, Samsonvale, Queensland (45 mins NW Brisbane CBD)
P: (07) 3289 9393
How will Pryde's Sponsorship make a difference to you?
Continued support of a FANTASTIC feed, and being part of a highly motivated team of fellow dressage riders is great!