PPH Zeppelin, DP Weltmiesser, Larenso, Good As Gold, Longvue Florencio, Daytona, Che De Jeu, Aber Hallo 29, Furstin Friendship
How did you come to get your horse(s):
DP Weltmieser (Rabbit) is owned by Susie and Richard Duddy, Brian and Barbara Marheine. Bred by Susie, he is by Weltmeyer out of an imported mare.
PPH Zeppelin (Led) was bought in Holland as an unbroken 4 yr old. I broke him in and brought him home, then sold a half share to our great friend Helen Batson.
Good As Gold (Will) was found when Carolyn Lieutenant asked for us to find her an Australian bred horse that could fit in behind Victory Salute and carry on his legacy of promoting Australian bred horses. He was acquired from Glen Pearce and is owned in half share between us and Carolyn.
Che De Jeu was purchased from Holland from the stables of Edward Gal and Nicole Werner. Previously owned by Emmy de Jeu and represented Holland in the 2013 young horse world championships in Verden. He is owned by Howard, Sally and Steph McDonald.
Daytona Joy (DJ) is an imported mare owned by Susie Clapton of Wyandah Sport Horses. She is by Johnson out of a Dormello/Feinerstern mare.
Longvue Florencio (Ben) is imported from Germany by Glenn Fryer of Melbourne. Glenn has been an Australian Representative and is a very respected Australian rider internationally. Ben is by Florestan and has a big talent for Grand Prix.
Larenso, Aber Hallo 29 and Furstin Friendship are all owned by Greg, Julie and Jane Farrell of Mulawa Arabian Stud. These three horses have been imported from Europe and are based in Sydney at Mulawa.
Special care and management considerations of your horse(s):
Our horses care and management is our highest priority, we have a very detailed management system that caters for all our horses on an individual basis. We ice their legs after each work session, we feed Prydes range of feeds, we feed all our additives in a specifically formulated pellet, all horses get turned out to a grass paddock daily, their legs are stable wrapped each night, they have a weekly hack out, we do night hay and check at 9pm each night, our grooms work consistently with their allocated horses so they know them inside and out and can pick up anything unusual straight away, temperatures are taken daily, they receive regular time with our Equilibrium massage pad, the list goes on…
Name the most influential person in your riding career:
Special highlight(s) in your riding career:
World Equestrian Games in Kentucky,15th in the Grand Prix and 9th in both the Grand Prix Kur and Grand Prix Special.
Describe your first pony:
Tiny Tim……he was a shocker
Describe your riding history:
Showing until age 13, polocrosse until age 16, rodeo until age 28, dressage until now
Did you belong to a Pony Club?
Do you have any hobbies/other interests?
Property development, snow skiing, love to support the Wallabies in Rugby
Describe your most embarrassing moment:
Falling off in the cut out yard at the Copmanhurst Campdraft day
Do you have any superstitions?
Yes…..not being prepared enough
Do you have any 'other' animals?
Bella my dog
What are your ambitions?
To try and produce all the quality horses I have to Grand Prix. To do this in the best way possible so that when they get to Grand Prix they are ready for International competition.
What do you require from your horse feed?
Cool, responsive energy, High energy, Balanced minerals and vitamins, Energy for work without excess calories, Coat and muscle condition.
Which Pryde's feeds do you use and why do you like them?
EasiFibre is our main feed, we also include EasiResult, EasiResponse, Energy Pak, Prydes Oil and Polished depending on each horses’ needs. They are easy to feed and the horses really like them. Now that we have worked out the diet, my horses offer even energy levels for longer periods, which is essential for training dressage horses
Have you tried any other Pryde's Feed?
We have also fed EasiSport and EasiPerformance in the past for certain horses needs.
Do you have any other businesses:
Property consultancy business
Have you trained or coached any riders who have had success?
Katherine Farrell, Dave McKinnon, Robbie Soster, Shane Rose, Tor Van Den Berge, Penny Castles, Anjanette Harten. I train many riders in all states that have won their respective State Championships.
How will Pryde's Sponsorship make a difference to you?
It enables me to feed the absolute best of the Prydes range.