Charlotte Pederson, Jamie Comen
Wenlock Aquifer, Paihai Wilhelm, Bellhaven Sanskrit, Bee Bee Deeva, Equissage Dynamic Night, Stormport, Lecante, Mouse Trap.
Bellhaven Stud, Thoroughbreds and Warmblood X Thoroughbred
Is your area a noted horse district? If so give details:
Yes, there are more arenas in Macclesfield than people!
How did you come to get your horse(s):
Through owners and Breeders and organising Syndication.
Special care and management considerations of your horse(s):
KISS, always think logically, and be paranoid. All horses are checked all over twice daily. Good Quality feed (Pryde's EasiFeed) and cleanliness. All equipment is washed regularly including cotton rugs (with disinfectant).
Name the most influential person in your riding career:
Describe your first pony:
Black, little, naughty. Loved to buck my brother and I off regularly (we were double dinking) and then take off home. It was always a long walk.
Describe your riding history:
I started riding when I was around 7 years old. My brother and I were enrolled in a weeks holiday programme every holidays. I basically trail rode until I was 16 years old when somebody asked me if I would like to do a One Day Event. I had no idea what it was and said “yes,” of course. From there I joined pony club and moved up to Lochinvar (New South Wales), where I trained with Heath and Rozzie Ryan for three years. I really had no idea what I was doing when I first moved up there. I really owe my whole career to Heath and Rozzie, had I never trained at Lochinvar I guarantee I would not be where I am today. I learnt so much there, it was an amazing experience.
Did you belong to a Pony Club? Give details:
Yes Monbulk Pony Club, I joined when I was 16 years old. I now occasionally go back and teach when I'm available.
Do you have any hobbies/other interests?
Singing. I love it. I had lessons for a couple of years but not too recently, though I'm always happy to belt out a tune.
Describe your most embarrassing moment (horsey):
I was riding TS Jamaimo 2012 in the CCI*** class at Lakes and Craters where I was leading going into the Show Jumping phase (I was the only one left in the class). All I had to do was jump all the jumps and go through the flags for a CCI*** win, but noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!! I proceeded to go in and jump the wrong track and Eliminating myself. That was a long truck drive home and one of the hardest Phone Calls I’ve had to make when calling the owners!
Do you have any superstitions?
I will not wear brand new breaches Cross Country. They have to of been worn at least once in the dressage phase. Though not at the same competition. If the pair are new to that competition then I can't wear them Cross Country until the next competition.
Do you have any 'other' animals?
Emily and I have 1 dog, though it looks more like a rat in a dog suit, tough I have to say I’m pretty pathetic with him!
What are your ambitions?
I want to represent Australia in eventing at the Olympic Games. That is my dream.
Which Pryde's feeds do you use and why do you like them?
EasiResult – it is an allround feed that has a little extra in it for horses that are in work and need a little extra energy without the fizz.
Easi Response - this feed is used for nearly all of our horses and used in conjunction with Easi Result. It gives the he horses a full balanced feed which is not heating and it definitely adds weight. There is not one horse that I have feed it to that has not been neighing for more. They LOVE it!
EasiPerformance- This is added with EasiResult to give my eventers a lot more energy when they are heading for their final 6 weeks in preparation for major events like Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney three day events.
EasiBreed- All my brood mares and young stock live on this with Lucerne chaff and they look a million bucks.
EasiOil- The breeding side and competition side are all on the omega 3,6 and 9 oil.
EasiFeed 300 Pellets - I'm using the 300 pellet to give my horses the added supplements they would lack from the pasture.
Rebuild – This has been so valuable to us over the past couple of years. This has helped those horses struggling to bloom, these horses needing just a little more help to produce good solid muscle and topline. It does take a little while to see the results, but when you see it it’s incredible.
Easi Sport – We have 2 horses on this feed and they have previously tied – up, since swapping to this feed we have never looked back!
Do you have any other businesses:
Emily and I own and Run Wilky Park Performance Horses. This facility is a competition training facility where we coach riders, take horses in for training, Offer Working Pupil Positions, we also travel for clinics Australia wide and also overseas. We have had a relationship with coaching in Japan for over 6 years now.
Special highlights in your riding career
Competing for Australia on the Australian team on the Trans Tasmin in Taupo (New Zealand) 2003. Competing at Adelaide CCI**** three years in a row finishing in the top ten each year.