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January 2018

The name Joseph Samuel may ring a few bells for eventers from earlier this century but before Joseph become well known on the eventing circuit he was a racehorse. Bred by Mrs BA Smith in the South Island he was sold to Vicki Morgan (nee Craig) and took up residency in Waverley, Taranaki. Vicki broke him in and had her boss at the time Kevin Gray train the gelding. He had 25 race day starts for 2 wins and a handful of placings. In total he won $11,225 on the track for Vicki and her associates. After he retired from racing Vicki asked the local vet, Jim Robins if he knew of any nice homes for the horse, one thing lead to another and Julia become the proud owner of Joseph.Joseph is Julia’s ‘once in a lifetime horse’ and together the combination achieved a long list of notable successes on the eventing circuit including a trip to the UK. Highlights for Julia include 3rd in the NZ One Day Champs 3* in 2006, 4th place at Richfields 3* 2007, 2nd Hawkes Bay Advanced 2008, 8th Taupo CIC 3* 2009 and Top 30 placing at Chatsworth (UK) CIC 3*. “Joseph always gave it his all and tried so hard in everything he did” Julia says of her beloved horse. Impressively, Joseph never had a cross country fault (except for when Julia fell off or crossed her tracks) and rarely had a show jumping rail. Julia also competed him at 1.20m show jumping and open medium dressage.Now, at 25 years of age, Joseph is his well-deserved retirement and spends his days eating carrots and apples and chasing his 27-year-old paddock mate Popeye around. Julia is able to wander out and see her old mate enjoy his retirement and shower him in plenty of cuddles.

The name Joseph Samuel may ring a few bells for eventers from earlier this century but before Joseph become well known on the eventing circuit he was a racehorse. Bred by Mrs BA Smith in the South Island he was sold to Vicki Morgan (nee Craig) and took up residency in Waverley, Taranaki. Vicki broke him in and had her boss at the time Kevin Gray train the gelding. He had 25 race day starts for 2 wins and a handful of placings. In total he won $11,225 on the track for Vicki and her associates. After he retired from racing Vicki asked the local vet, Jim Robins if he knew of any nice homes for the horse, one thing lead to another and Julia become the proud owner of Joseph.

Joseph is Julia’s ‘once in a lifetime horse’ and together the combination achieved a long list of notable successes on the eventing circuit including a trip to the UK. Highlights for Julia include 3rd in the NZ One Day Champs 3* in 2006, 4th place at Richfields 3* 2007, 2nd Hawkes Bay Advanced 2008, 8th Taupo CIC 3* 2009 and Top 30 placing at Chatsworth (UK) CIC 3*. “Joseph always gave it his all and tried so hard in everything he did” Julia says of her beloved horse. Impressively, Joseph never had a cross country fault (except for when Julia fell off or crossed her tracks) and rarely had a show jumping rail. Julia also competed him at 1.20m show jumping and open medium dressage.

Now, at 25 years of age, Joseph is his well-deserved retirement and spends his days eating carrots and apples and chasing his 27-year-old paddock mate Popeye around. Julia is able to wander out and see her old mate enjoy his retirement and shower him in plenty of cuddles.

December 2017

Ice was raced in the South Island under the name ‘It’s on Ice’ between 2000 and 2004. He had 19 race day starts over the 4 year period and won a grand total of $325 with no wins or significant placings. Since his retirement, Ice has found his calling in life with his current owner of 4 years, Tayler.Before Tayler owned Ice he had only done dressage. Since then the pair have become a well-known combination on the lower South Island A&P Show circuit. Ice has excelled in the show ring wining Champion Novice Park Hack at their first show in Southland 2015. Since his wining debut there have been many more champion and supreme champion ribbons around his neck to make his owner proud.Tayler describes Ice as her one in a million “He does everything he can to keep me safe and tries his hardest. He is not only stunning with beautiful paces but has the temperament to go with it!” This season Tayler is aiming to qualify for Horse of the Year 2018 and we wish this combination all the best with their goal of making it to HOY!

Ice was raced in the South Island under the name ‘It’s on Ice’ between 2000 and 2004. He had 19 race day starts over the 4 year period and won a grand total of $325 with no wins or significant placings. Since his retirement, Ice has found his calling in life with his current owner of 4 years, Tayler.

Before Tayler owned Ice he had only done dressage. Since then the pair have become a well-known combination on the lower South Island A&P Show circuit. Ice has excelled in the show ring wining Champion Novice Park Hack at their first show in Southland 2015. Since his wining debut there have been many more champion and supreme champion ribbons around his neck to make his owner proud.

Tayler describes Ice as her one in a million “He does everything he can to keep me safe and tries his hardest. He is not only stunning with beautiful paces but has the temperament to go with it!”

This season Tayler is aiming to qualify for Horse of the Year 2018 and we wish this combination all the best with their goal of making it to HOY!

Monkey, as he is known as at home, was bred by Mr Jaquiery and sold through the New Zealand Bloodstock LTD sale ring as a yearling in 2011 for $20,000 to Paul Moroney for Mike Moroney - Ballymore Stables. Monkey had a few unsuccessful trials and race starts before winning his maiden at Matamata in March 2013, he retired after a total of 20 race day starts (16 flat races and 4 hurdles) for 2 wins and earned his owners just over $13,000 in prizemoney.Grace, a pharmacy technician, is now the owner of the mischievous Monkey. She describes him as a real character to have around as he always picks things up and throws them around! He is also well accustomed to putting up with Grace’s shenanigans of riding him at home while standing on his back. It’s obvious Monkey is a total dude and takes it all in his stride.When Grace and Monkey aren’t goofing around they can be found show jumping and hacking out. Grace has big ambitions of jumping bigger tracks on Monkey and potentially getting him to Grand Prix level in the future.

Monkey, as he is known as at home, was bred by Mr Jaquiery and sold through the New Zealand Bloodstock LTD sale ring as a yearling in 2011 for $20,000 to Paul Moroney for Mike Moroney - Ballymore Stables. Monkey had a few unsuccessful trials and race starts before winning his maiden at Matamata in March 2013, he retired after a total of 20 race day starts (16 flat races and 4 hurdles) for 2 wins and earned his owners just over $13,000 in prizemoney.

Grace, a pharmacy technician, is now the owner of the mischievous Monkey. She describes him as a real character to have around as he always picks things up and throws them around! He is also well accustomed to putting up with Grace’s shenanigans of riding him at home while standing on his back. It’s obvious Monkey is a total dude and takes it all in his stride.

When Grace and Monkey aren’t goofing around they can be found show jumping and hacking out. Grace has big ambitions of jumping bigger tracks on Monkey and potentially getting him to Grand Prix level in the future.

As a racehorse, Coco suffered from a severe case of slow disease which he demonstrated in all of his nine starts, bar one when he ran fifth! In June 2004 he was retired from racing and 3 weeks later he arrived at Haley’s.Together they attend adult riding club and the occasional show, where they have picked up the only ribbons Haley has ever won, including a handful of firsts. Haley describes Coco as her best friend of over 13 years and he also looks after her young daughter who enjoys bareback rides on him.In the future the pair will continue to do what they do best – hacking, having fun and exploring new places. Haley says “he is the most fun horse to hack out and go random places with - through town, with or without the company of other horses. We have even been known to go through drive thru's!”Coco has a home or life with Haley, and judging by the photos he is one well loved Thoroughbred!

As a racehorse, Coco suffered from a severe case of slow disease which he demonstrated in all of his nine starts, bar one when he ran fifth! In June 2004 he was retired from racing and 3 weeks later he arrived at Haley’s.

Together they attend adult riding club and the occasional show, where they have picked up the only ribbons Haley has ever won, including a handful of firsts. Haley describes Coco as her best friend of over 13 years and he also looks after her young daughter who enjoys bareback rides on him.

In the future the pair will continue to do what they do best – hacking, having fun and exploring new places. Haley says “he is the most fun horse to hack out and go random places with - through town, with or without the company of other horses. We have even been known to go through drive thru's!”

Coco has a home or life with Haley, and judging by the photos he is one well loved Thoroughbred!

November 2017

Given he is by Volksraad and out of a Kaapstad mare, it is no surprise that Veldt was bred and sold by Windsor Park Stud, the home to both of these champion sires during their time at stud.  As a yearling he caught the eye of trainer, Murray Baker who purchased him for $75,000 at the 2008 NZB Select Yearling Sale.  He quickly proved to be an astute purchase, performed in the highest of company as a 2yo with placings in both the Group 2 Wakefield Challenge Stakes and the Listed Karaka Million.  When he retired after his last race in January 2014, Veldt had accumulated a total of 39 starts for 6 wins, 15 placings and over $127,000 in stakes.  It didn’t take him long to adjust to his new life as a sporthorse with the Irvine family and competed in showjumping up to 1.25m as well as showhunter before becoming a member of the Walker family.Together Brea and Veldt have picked up a number of wins and placings in showhunter, showjumping and eventing.  At home, Veldt is affectionately known as “Mr Tidy Toes” due to being ‘the most careful showjumper while also being brave and covering the ground well on the XC course”. Brea has recently decided to offer Veldt for sale, she says “ he is very sadly for sale but it's his time to teach someone else everything he has taught me” and until the perfect person comes along they will continue to aim for pre-novice eventing and qualifying to compete in the showhunter ring.

Given he is by Volksraad and out of a Kaapstad mare, it is no surprise that Veldt was bred and sold by Windsor Park Stud, the home to both of these champion sires during their time at stud. As a yearling he caught the eye of trainer, Murray Baker who purchased him for $75,000 at the 2008 NZB Select Yearling Sale. He quickly proved to be an astute purchase, performed in the highest of company as a 2yo with placings in both the Group 2 Wakefield Challenge Stakes and the Listed Karaka Million.

When he retired after his last race in January 2014, Veldt had accumulated a total of 39 starts for 6 wins, 15 placings and over $127,000 in stakes. It didn’t take him long to adjust to his new life as a sporthorse with the Irvine family and competed in showjumping up to 1.25m as well as showhunter before becoming a member of the Walker family.

Together Brea and Veldt have picked up a number of wins and placings in showhunter, showjumping and eventing. At home, Veldt is affectionately known as “Mr Tidy Toes” due to being ‘the most careful showjumper while also being brave and covering the ground well on the XC course”.

Brea has recently decided to offer Veldt for sale, she says “ he is very sadly for sale but it's his time to teach someone else everything he has taught me” and until the perfect person comes along they will continue to aim for pre-novice eventing and qualifying to compete in the showhunter ring.

Despite being bred to race, Gus didn’t make it to the race track and found himself in the hands of some very competent showjumping homes prior to Sophia purchasing him.  He was previously ridden by Jess Williamson and Sam Morrison and competed successfully up to 1.35m.Sophia credits Gus with helping to build her confidence in the competition arena – together they have moved up through the grades from 1m showhunter classes to 1.20m showjumping this season with goals of competing at higher levels.As well as being an incredibly sound horse, Sophie says Gus has ‘the most wonderful personality and willing nature, he gives it his absolute all’.  She’s also managed to teach him some tricks which he happily demonstrates on command. Prior to owning Gus, Sophia says she wasn’t ‘huge fan of Thoroughbreds’ but he has shown her just how diverse, intelligent and athletic they are as a breed and she now intends to find another TB to join the team, with the goal of competing in Dunstan Ex-Factor 2018 – we certainly look forward to seeing her new addition

Despite being bred to race, Gus didn’t make it to the race track and found himself in the hands of some very competent showjumping homes prior to Sophia purchasing him. He was previously ridden by Jess Williamson and Sam Morrison and competed successfully up to 1.35m.

Sophia credits Gus with helping to build her confidence in the competition arena – together they have moved up through the grades from 1m showhunter classes to 1.20m showjumping this season with goals of competing at higher levels.

As well as being an incredibly sound horse, Sophie says Gus has ‘the most wonderful personality and willing nature, he gives it his absolute all’. She’s also managed to teach him some tricks which he happily demonstrates on command.

Prior to owning Gus, Sophia says she wasn’t ‘huge fan of Thoroughbreds’ but he has shown her just how diverse, intelligent and athletic they are as a breed and she now intends to find another TB to join the team, with the goal of competing in Dunstan Ex-Factor 2018 – we certainly look forward to seeing her new addition

Gino trialled seven times, but never raced and was retired from the racing barn in November 2013. Prior to Anna purchasing him, he was schooled in showing and dressage before ending up at Chester Farm where he started his jump training. Anna originally spotted Gino in an advert and after viewing him for the first time she knew instantly that he was the perfect fit for her eventing team, at 15.2hh he didn't look very big, but he certainly made up for this in his talent! Since then they have gone on to compete in a range of disciplines, with a focus on eventing where they have had placings in both CNC105 & CCN105. Gino was also awarded the Rising Star trophy for the 2016/17 season at the Northland Eventing Awards.Anna is excited about Gino’s future and refers to him as her “little pocket rocket, who is very fun to ride”. With ambitions of riding competitively at 3* level eventing, Anna is hoping that Gino will be part of the team that helps her achieve this and they will step up to 1* level this season, and see from there what the future brings.

Gino trialled seven times, but never raced and was retired from the racing barn in November 2013. Prior to Anna purchasing him, he was schooled in showing and dressage before ending up at Chester Farm where he started his jump training.

Anna originally spotted Gino in an advert and after viewing him for the first time she knew instantly that he was the perfect fit for her eventing team, at 15.2hh he didn't look very big, but he certainly made up for this in his talent! Since then they have gone on to compete in a range of disciplines, with a focus on eventing where they have had placings in both CNC105 & CCN105. Gino was also awarded the Rising Star trophy for the 2016/17 season at the Northland Eventing Awards.

Anna is excited about Gino’s future and refers to him as her “little pocket rocket, who is very fun to ride”. With ambitions of riding competitively at 3* level eventing, Anna is hoping that Gino will be part of the team that helps her achieve this and they will step up to 1* level this season, and see from there what the future brings.

Stanley was raced for 7 seasons by Les and Richard Didham who are based at Riccarton Park, Christchurch. Over the span of his racing career Stanley won over $125,000 for his owners. This included 60 starts with 7 wins, 9 seconds and 5 thirds spread over distances ranging from 1100m to 2100m. Four months after retiring from the track, Beka purchased Stanley to pursue show jumping. Together they played around over show jumping and cross-country courses before Beka decided to give showing a go, but Stanley had other ideas, dropping Beka right in front of the judges at their first ridden show! Dressage was the next chosen discipline for the combination and proved to be their most successful when they won their first test by a 13% margin. Stanley was then put on the back burner while Beka focused on showing, that was until she persuaded her mum to take up the ride - fast forward 2 years and the two make a fabulous team and Beka is proud to watch them in action. Beak's mum is hoping to compete at ESNZ level dressage and continue enjoying her once in a million horse. Stanley has proved he is worth in weight in gold for the family and has a forever home with them, Beka says "he has restored my mum's trust in the breed!"

Stanley was raced for 7 seasons by Les and Richard Didham who are based at Riccarton Park, Christchurch. Over the span of his racing career Stanley won over $125,000 for his owners. This included 60 starts with 7 wins, 9 seconds and 5 thirds spread over distances ranging from 1100m to 2100m.

Four months after retiring from the track, Beka purchased Stanley to pursue show jumping. Together they played around over show jumping and cross-country courses before Beka decided to give showing a go, but Stanley had other ideas, dropping Beka right in front of the judges at their first ridden show! Dressage was the next chosen discipline for the combination and proved to be their most successful when they won their first test by a 13% margin.

Stanley was then put on the back burner while Beka focused on showing, that was until she persuaded her mum to take up the ride - fast forward 2 years and the two make a fabulous team and Beka is proud to watch them in action. Beak's mum is hoping to compete at ESNZ level dressage and continue enjoying her once in a million horse. Stanley has proved he is worth in weight in gold for the family and has a forever home with them, Beka says "he has restored my mum's trust in the breed!"

October 2017

Neo was raced under the name Wave Rider and began her career with Waiuku trainer Moira Murdoch. After a few starts with not much luck, Neo was transferred to Jan Hay’s stable in Ashburton. Neo's best race result was a 2nd placing in a New Zealand Bloodstock Pearl Series race specially for mares and fillies. The Cecconi mare retired off the track with $2,920 to her name after 9 starts. A week after retiring from the track Neo found herself with her new owner, Hayley Thomas who works in marketing and graphic design. Hayley has been focusing on dressage with Neo and recently attended a few local dressage days, which she took in her stride, with scores consistently over 60% at beginner level. They have also won Champion Inhand and Reserve Champion Ridden exhibit and have begun jump schooling and completed 2 eventing starts.Neo has been a special horse to Hayley right from the start and is known as 'Princess Pony' around home. Hayley describes her as a "special lovely sweet horse" and goes on to say Neo is a true representation of how incredible the TB breed is - versatile, willing, trainable and lovable. Looking ahead to the future Hayley is hoping to produce Neo into a solid all-rounder as she seems to excel at whatever she is faced at!

Neo was raced under the name Wave Rider and began her career with Waiuku trainer Moira Murdoch. After a few starts with not much luck, Neo was transferred to Jan Hay’s stable in Ashburton. Neo's best race result was a 2nd placing in a New Zealand Bloodstock Pearl Series race specially for mares and fillies. The Cecconi mare retired off the track with $2,920 to her name after 9 starts.

A week after retiring from the track Neo found herself with her new owner, Hayley Thomas who works in marketing and graphic design. Hayley has been focusing on dressage with Neo and recently attended a few local dressage days, which she took in her stride, with scores consistently over 60% at beginner level. They have also won Champion Inhand and Reserve Champion Ridden exhibit and have begun jump schooling and completed 2 eventing starts.

Neo has been a special horse to Hayley right from the start and is known as 'Princess Pony' around home. Hayley describes her as a "special lovely sweet horse" and goes on to say Neo is a true representation of how incredible the TB breed is - versatile, willing, trainable and lovable.

Looking ahead to the future Hayley is hoping to produce Neo into a solid all-rounder as she seems to excel at whatever she is faced at!

Radar was trained by David Haworth of Foxton and won a total of $175 from his four race day starts. After retiring from the track Radar landed on his feet with rider Grace White, a student from Wairarapa. Together with the striking 17hh Faltaat gelding they are starting to form an impressive partnership. Grace and Radar have evented to 95cm, show jumped to 1.10m and competed in the dressage arena up to Level 3.Although Radar is a large horse Grace describes him as the “sweetest’ and she would trust any kid to ride him knowing they would be well look after by the gentle giant. Grace goes on to say, “he has it all, good looks, movement, presence and an affectionate nature.” It is no surprise Radar has gained a fan club from people simply meeting him.Grace is hoping to produce Radar to 1* level eventing / Pony Club Champs mount, he is her second gelding by Faltaat, the first was her first hack and looked identical to Radar to people who didn’t know them!

Radar was trained by David Haworth of Foxton and won a total of $175 from his four race day starts. After retiring from the track Radar landed on his feet with rider Grace White, a student from Wairarapa.

Together with the striking 17hh Faltaat gelding they are starting to form an impressive partnership. Grace and Radar have evented to 95cm, show jumped to 1.10m and competed in the dressage arena up to Level 3.

Although Radar is a large horse Grace describes him as the “sweetest’ and she would trust any kid to ride him knowing they would be well look after by the gentle giant. Grace goes on to say, “he has it all, good looks, movement, presence and an affectionate nature.” It is no surprise Radar has gained a fan club from people simply meeting him.

Grace is hoping to produce Radar to 1* level eventing / Pony Club Champs mount, he is her second gelding by Faltaat, the first was her first hack and looked identical to Radar to people who didn’t know them!

Panda was bred and raced by Sally McKay, he had 11 race day starts during between 2012 and 2014 without much success and was retired off the track with just over $1,000 in winnings to his name. Trainee accountant Kimberleigh, got Panda straight off the track and has transitioned the black gelding into a sport horse. Together they have done three ODE’s up to 95cm and have finished on their dressage score each time. Panda is bold on the cross country and will jump from any spot or angle. The combination have also show jumped to 1.10m and Kimberleigh has her sights set 1.20m show jumping and 1* eventing in the future. “Panda is very willing to please and always tries 110%” Says Kimberleigh, he was also the chosen mount for a friend of Kimberleigh’s when she competed in her first ever show jumping competition!

Panda was bred and raced by Sally McKay, he had 11 race day starts during between 2012 and 2014 without much success and was retired off the track with just over $1,000 in winnings to his name.

Trainee accountant Kimberleigh, got Panda straight off the track and has transitioned the black gelding into a sport horse. Together they have done three ODE’s up to 95cm and have finished on their dressage score each time. Panda is bold on the cross country and will jump from any spot or angle. The combination have also show jumped to 1.10m and Kimberleigh has her sights set 1.20m show jumping and 1* eventing in the future.

“Panda is very willing to please and always tries 110%” Says Kimberleigh, he was also the chosen mount for a friend of Kimberleigh’s when she competed in her first ever show jumping competition!

Pablo was a $100,000 purchase from the New Zealand Bloodstock LTD 2007 Ready to Run Sale. He was slow to mature but showed plenty of talent from winning his first trial as a 4yo for Cambridge trainer, Stephen Marsh from Marsh Racing. His good form continued with winning his maiden race by 8 lengths at 1600m. He went on to have another win and a 2nd placing before being sold to Hong Kong. In Hong Kong his good luck faded and after 7 starts with no success he was retired and flew back to New Zealand.Pablo headed to Anne Hjorth’s on his return from Hong Kong and has been lightly showing for the past few years as a Show Hack winning many Champion hack titles, led TB and ridden TB classes. Highlights include Easter Show Champion Hack, Supreme Led at only his fifth show, 4th place in Hack of the Year and winning the Led TB title at Horse of the Year.Anne is now looking to focus on dressage with Pablo after his success in the show ring, he has had 2 unregistered starts for a 1st and 2nd in what was his first time in a dressage arena.Pablo is a lovely horse to have around with the softest kindest that makes him special to Anne. She describes him as a “real gentleman” and says, “he is the perfect unity/ rider mount for show classes”. An added bonus is he takes little work!

Pablo was a $100,000 purchase from the New Zealand Bloodstock LTD 2007 Ready to Run Sale. He was slow to mature but showed plenty of talent from winning his first trial as a 4yo for Cambridge trainer, Stephen Marsh from Marsh Racing. His good form continued with winning his maiden race by 8 lengths at 1600m. He went on to have another win and a 2nd placing before being sold to Hong Kong. In Hong Kong his good luck faded and after 7 starts with no success he was retired and flew back to New Zealand.

Pablo headed to Anne Hjorth’s on his return from Hong Kong and has been lightly showing for the past few years as a Show Hack winning many Champion hack titles, led TB and ridden TB classes. Highlights include Easter Show Champion Hack, Supreme Led at only his fifth show, 4th place in Hack of the Year and winning the Led TB title at Horse of the Year.

Anne is now looking to focus on dressage with Pablo after his success in the show ring, he has had 2 unregistered starts for a 1st and 2nd in what was his first time in a dressage arena.

Pablo is a lovely horse to have around with the softest kindest that makes him special to Anne. She describes him as a “real gentleman” and says, “he is the perfect unity/ rider mount for show classes”. An added bonus is he takes little work!

Teddy was born at Coolmore Australia and was sent to Curraghmore Stud to be prepped for the 2013 New Zealand Bloodstock LTD Yearling Sales. He was sold for $50,000 as a yearling and began his life as a racehorse with Te Aroha trainer Louise McGregor. He was unplaced in his first trial as a 2yo and failed to complete his first race over 1000m. He was then transferred to Rachel Cave’s Te Awamutu stable and continued with the same lack of form as he started with to retire off the track in 2015 with no winnings to his name.Since his retirement off the track Teddy has found himself with Juliet, a full time Academic, and together are forming a strong partnership. The combination are working their way up the dressage ranks and recently won their first ribbons in the dressage arena proving Teddy to be willing and sensible even though he is still young. Juliet is also hoping to take part in a few A&P Shows and a bit of show hunter too.Teddy is always happy to see Juliet and adores going out exploring the countryside. He has a cheeky, willing and sweet personality who loves to please and as Juliet puts is “makes my heart sing”. Teddy has proven to Juliet that she has the ability to bring on an off the track thoroughbred as all it takes is just the right partnership!

Teddy was born at Coolmore Australia and was sent to Curraghmore Stud to be prepped for the 2013 New Zealand Bloodstock LTD Yearling Sales. He was sold for $50,000 as a yearling and began his life as a racehorse with Te Aroha trainer Louise McGregor. He was unplaced in his first trial as a 2yo and failed to complete his first race over 1000m. He was then transferred to Rachel Cave’s Te Awamutu stable and continued with the same lack of form as he started with to retire off the track in 2015 with no winnings to his name.

Since his retirement off the track Teddy has found himself with Juliet, a full time Academic, and together are forming a strong partnership. The combination are working their way up the dressage ranks and recently won their first ribbons in the dressage arena proving Teddy to be willing and sensible even though he is still young. Juliet is also hoping to take part in a few A&P Shows and a bit of show hunter too.

Teddy is always happy to see Juliet and adores going out exploring the countryside. He has a cheeky, willing and sweet personality who loves to please and as Juliet puts is “makes my heart sing”. Teddy has proven to Juliet that she has the ability to bring on an off the track thoroughbred as all it takes is just the right partnership!

September 2017

Teddy had his first race as a 2yo over 1200m for trainer John Wheeler Racing Stables in 2005. He then went on to race in a further 48 flat races which included a third place in the Group 2 New Zealand Cup in 2007 – a run that earnt him a trip across the Tasman at the end of the 2007-2008 season where he picked up a win and a couple of placings before returning to NZ. Towards the end of his career his was tried over jumps by John before being moved to the stable of Daniel Champion and Kezia Murohy in Ashburton. In total, he won over $130,000 for his connections and was retired off the track in 2011.Georgia is now the rider of Teddy and together the combination have been eventing at 95cm and show jumping up to 1m as well as competing in round the ring and attending Pony Club. Teddy and Georgia competed at the 2016 Springston Trophy (Pony Club) and Georgia is aiming for the 2017 event as well. She describes Teddy as being amazingly bold on cross country and says he has given her a huge amount of confidence. Teddy is special to Georgia as he is her first hack and as she says, “he has the cutest personality with a bit of cheekiness in there too!”Together the pair are aiming to compete at 1.05cm this season and we look forward to seeing their progress.

Teddy had his first race as a 2yo over 1200m for trainer John Wheeler Racing Stables in 2005. He then went on to race in a further 48 flat races which included a third place in the Group 2 New Zealand Cup in 2007 – a run that earnt him a trip across the Tasman at the end of the 2007-2008 season where he picked up a win and a couple of placings before returning to NZ. Towards the end of his career his was tried over jumps by John before being moved to the stable of Daniel Champion and Kezia Murohy in Ashburton. In total, he won over $130,000 for his connections and was retired off the track in 2011.

Georgia is now the rider of Teddy and together the combination have been eventing at 95cm and show jumping up to 1m as well as competing in round the ring and attending Pony Club. Teddy and Georgia competed at the 2016 Springston Trophy (Pony Club) and Georgia is aiming for the 2017 event as well. She describes Teddy as being amazingly bold on cross country and says he has given her a huge amount of confidence.

Teddy is special to Georgia as he is her first hack and as she says, “he has the cutest personality with a bit of cheekiness in there too!”

Together the pair are aiming to compete at 1.05cm this season and we look forward to seeing their progress.

Jimmy was originally trained by Grant Cullen in Hastings before being transferred to the South Island. His racing career spanned three seasons from and he had a total of 9 race day starts with his best results being two 4th placings. He retired from racing with $350 in prizemoney. Jimmy found his calling in life as a showjumper and successfully competed up to 1.25m with previous owners. He was at one stage sold to be an eventer but never quite got the hang of dressage so he returned to the showjumping arena.Cindy bought Jimmy as a 10yo and competed him up to 1.30m show jumping along with round the ring and open level ODE’s with plenty of success before an injury ended his career at age 19. Amazingly, Cindy was able to rehab Jimmy back from his injury and at 21 years of age the reliable Jimmy returned to the showjumping ring.Cindy and Jimmy competed at Horse of the Year this year and came home with ribbons from their show jumping classes. Jimmy is as sound as can be says Cindy “he dings his stud girth at every show”. It’s safe to say he loves his job and has no plans on a slower, quieter life just yet! Cindy is hoping to do a few amateur rider classes and jump 1.20m again but is going to see how things go considering Jimmy has spent the last 20 years of his life either racing or competing! The secret to his long and successful career could be Jimmy’s love for chicken flavour chips and as Cindy says “he’s a bit of a garbage guts and eats everything in sight!”

Jimmy was originally trained by Grant Cullen in Hastings before being transferred to the South Island. His racing career spanned three seasons from and he had a total of 9 race day starts with his best results being two 4th placings. He retired from racing with $350 in prizemoney.

Jimmy found his calling in life as a showjumper and successfully competed up to 1.25m with previous owners. He was at one stage sold to be an eventer but never quite got the hang of dressage so he returned to the showjumping arena.

Cindy bought Jimmy as a 10yo and competed him up to 1.30m show jumping along with round the ring and open level ODE’s with plenty of success before an injury ended his career at age 19. Amazingly, Cindy was able to rehab Jimmy back from his injury and at 21 years of age the reliable Jimmy returned to the showjumping ring.

Cindy and Jimmy competed at Horse of the Year this year and came home with ribbons from their show jumping classes. Jimmy is as sound as can be says Cindy “he dings his stud girth at every show”. It’s safe to say he loves his job and has no plans on a slower, quieter life just yet! Cindy is hoping to do a few amateur rider classes and jump 1.20m again but is going to see how things go considering Jimmy has spent the last 20 years of his life either racing or competing!

The secret to his long and successful career could be Jimmy’s love for chicken flavour chips and as Cindy says “he’s a bit of a garbage guts and eats everything in sight!”

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