Today was a super proud coach day at the NSW Dressage Championships. Big congratulations to Deb Mills and the beautiful Favoloso for coming 3rd in the 2.3 and to Denise Fox and the gorgeous Aspenview Anton for coming 4th in the 2.2. You girls both work so hard and deserve all the success. 🍾🍾🍾 even though I wasn't riding this year, it was great to catch up with friends and watch some beautiful tests.
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Words can't describe how super super proud, happy and excited I am right now.
Today World Star and I performed our very first Inter II together!!! 😄😄😄. I love this horse to bits. He is definitely one very special boy. Even with all the odds against him he proves time after time what an amazingly tough horse he is. A massive THANK YOU to the whole team that has helped me get World Star fit, strong and loving this new and exciting phase in his life. Now lots to work on and develop. Exciting times ahead.
Exciting day today as my baby Destano II came home from the breakers. He feels so awesome to ride and such a good boy. Massive Thank you!!! to Brett Peel for doing such a fantastic job breaking him in. Can't wait to get him out and about.
World Star and Flowervale Florenz are loving their new Kingsland Stable Boots!! These boots are fantastic and are great for use in the stable but also will be great for at shows between tests. I have tried a lot of boots over the years and these fit beautifully and take all the stress out of having to bandage legs, which when not done correctly can be quite damaging. The inserts are removable and washable which is great. Thank you Jenny and Kate from Kingsland Equestrian Australia NZ for these awesome boots for my boys.
He's home and fitting in well. Oscar B is the perfect big bro!!! Watch this space!!!
Home safe and sound after a wonderful trip down to the Boneo Park CDI. What a awesome show!!!! A massive Thank you to Fiona and her team at the Boneo Classic for all your hard work, it is such a rider friendly super show. Looking forward to coming back down again.
Florenz was so brave throughout the show, I was really happy with him even though our tests weren't mistake free, he really showed some amazing power and expression. Thank you too all the Melbourne crew who came out to support us over the show.
First day of competition at Boneo Park CDI is done and dusted. The Sydney riders must have brought the rain down with us for you all here in Melbourne. Boneo Park is such a great show offering our horses exposure to great atmosphere, super surfaces to ride on and a friendly superbly run event. Which is such a credit to Fiona and her team.
Florenz was a little overawed by things today, a great experience and learning curve for him. He wasn't so sure about the show jumpers. Haha
There were great bits to take away from today but too many costly mistakes to be up there today. Tomorrow is a new day and we can't wait to get out there again. Hopefully the sun will be shining too.
Road trip time to Boneo Park CDI. We had a great trip down. Florenz travelled like a star and was well protected in his awesome Kingsland bandage pads and bandages. The Kingsland bandage pad are the best ive ever used!!! They fit perfectly.
Boneo Park is such a lovely venue and Fiona Shelby is always so warm and inviting. We are excited about getting out there tomorrow for some training and then competing on Friday and Saturday.
Jess and I are now enjoying dinner, then early to bed after our 3am start!!
As yet another year draws to a close, I would like to say a big Thank You to Arden and Case from Flowervale Stud, Velsha Seaborne, Debra Mills and Melissa Quinn for doing an amazing job organizing all my clinics throughout the year. I have had a fantastic time meeting and helping some really wonderful horses and riders. I look forward to seeing you all again in 2016!!
To my dedicated bunch of students here at home, I am so proud of all the amazing results and goals you have all achieved throughout 2015, both in the competition arena and in training. Never stop believing in your dreams. Bring on 2016.
WISHING YOU ALL A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A FANTASTIC NEW YEAR.
Christmas came early today!! Feel so blessed to be able to showcase these amazing clothes. I love the Kingsland range and the new Dressage range is beautiful, its all so stylish and comfortable. A huge Thank you to Jenny and Kate from Kingsland Equestrian Australia NZ for your amazing support of me and my team.
My beautiful Flowervale Florenz was such a good boy at Nationals, even though we weren't in the winners circle this year, im so proud of how far he has come. His rider really needs to stop going the wrong way!!! (oops) The future is looking exciting with this boy as he continues to develop the strength and collection needed at these higher levels.
Thank you to dressage bits and pieces for these great photos.
What a Awesome suprise today to receive this email. Both my boys winning National Gold Medals. Sooooo proud of World Star and Flowervale Florenz!!!!
So proud of my boy Flowervale Florenz who stepped up to Prix St George today. Unfortunately the jockey had a few blonde moments and Floz being a little too expressive at times, but so proud of him anyway. Onwards and upwards now.
It was a stunning spring day at the NSW Dressage Championships yesterday.
Flowervale Florenz was such a good boy, Unfortunately in the 5.2 he got tangled in the arena fence, which then ended up lying on the track so made for a few interesting moves!! yet he never threw in the towel. So i was thrilled with his attitude to keep on going. In the 5.3 he was great ending up on 68.9% and 2nd place. The Advanced class was full of so many wonderful horse and rider combinations, its awesome to watch and exciting for the future as these horses press onto the FEI ranks. Congratulations to all place getters.
Big thanks to my wonder sponsors Brighton Saddlery, Vega Dressage Saddles, Kingsland Equestrian Wear Australia and Rose-Hip Vital Equine your support is very much appreciated and keeps my team looking and feeling great.
Thank you to my mum and hubby Adam for always being there to support me, and my wonderful groom Jess Howell for always turning the horses out so beautifully.
Great day at The Winter Festival today at Clarendon with Flowervale Florenz winning the 5.1 with 70.2!!!! So proud of him, He was such a good boy in very cold windy conditions. Justin Rose-Hip Vital, Brighton Saddlery @Kingsland Equestrian Wear.
Thank you so much Karen Lever for putting on a great show and getting all those scores out so efficiently.
Thank you so much @rogerfitzphotos for these wonderful photos of Flowervale Florenz at the Clarendon Winter Festival. I love the new Kingsland Dressage range from Kingsland Equestrian Australia NZ the competition jacket is so comfy and i love the bit of bling on the breeches. My gorgeous KEP helmet from Brighton Saddlery is divine and definitely one for those who like to stand out in the crowd. Florenz also oozes health and happiness thanks to Rose-Hip Vital Equine.
My fantastic team Adam Wheat, Jess Howell, Wendy Taylor, Roger Fitzhardinge, Melissa Quinn thank you so much for your help and support in freezing conditions today.
Love my new KEP helmet from Brighton Saddlery it's called mirror black, if u want to stand out in the crowd go for some sparkle and shine. Check out the great range of KEP helmets and many more awesome products including the fantastic new Kingsland Dressage range, Rose-Hip Vital for keeping horses, dogs and humans in great shape esp in these cold months when aches and pains creep in more and of course best saddles, I love my Vega Dressage saddle!! at www.saddlery.com.au
So excited about the new Kingsland Dressage range. Its absolutely stunning!!!! I feel soooooo blessed to be able to show case these wonderful clothes each season. Thank you so much to Jenny and Kate from Kingsland Equestrian Australia for your amazing support and generosity. If u would like more info go to www.kingsland.com.au
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We had a great day at Sydney Dressage yesterday. Flowervale Florenz was a star winning both advanced tests with 67.9% and 71.5% he just keeps getting stronger and more expressive. Im really enjoying the journey with this wonderful horse.
Thank you so much to my wonderful team for your support and encouragement after a difficult week, it means the world to me. Wendy Taylor, Adam Wheat, Melissa Quinn and Jess Howell, Maree Phelps and Roger Fitzhardinge.
My horses and I always look great while out competing, thanks to my awesome sponsors #kingslandequestrian #brightonsaddlery,#rosehipvitalequine
My beautiful World Star was awesome again today at Dressage NSW, placing 2nd in the PSG with 71.7% and winning the Inter 1 with 70.5%!!!! I'm so proud of my boy.
Big Thanks to my hubby Adam , Mum and groom Jess for all your help and support over the last 3 days. Thank you Roger Fitzhardinge for the awesome photo's you always capture my boy so beautifully.
Thank you to my sponsors Kingsland Equestrian AustralRose-Hip Vital EquineiBrighton Saddlery
Had a great day at Clarendon today with World Star he makes me smile everytime i ride down that centreline. I totally love my new Kingsland dressage range, the vests and jackets were perfect in the chilly conditions today. Kingsland Equestrian Australia NZ Rose-Hip Vital Equine Brighton Saddlery Thank you Roger Fitzhardinge and Lyndal Oatley for the awesome photos!!