A big end to 2019 | An Eventful Life

A big end to 2019

      Stuart and Karen with the Anna Savage Memorial Trophy

 

There is nothing like a buildup of events, Stuart being overseas, preparing horses for the Mitsubishi Motors Australian 3 Day Event in Adelaide and Wallaby Hill PLUS a family wedding in Thailand to pile on the pressure! BUT to our amazement we pulled it off, thanks to all the team around us.

All horses pulled up so well and fit and, for those who didn’t know, Gemma won the CIC3*-S on Tim Games’ Diabolo (watch their full XC ride here), was sixth in the CCI3*-L on Wanda and our own fabulous favourite gelding Leporis was second in the CCI5*-L piloted by Stuart. We’re very excited about this result

Sadly, Elisabeth Brinton's Celebration was struck down with a cough which needed time and treatment, so he missed out on Adelaide. He is all better now thank fully (just bad timing Charlie!!)

 

Some very happy memories from Adelaide

 

With a great finish to 2019, we will move forward towards selection for the Tokyo Olympics.

We also have some super, but less experienced horses (Dalenna Daydream, Daisy, Sushi and Pepper), who will all be out in the higher levels next year. We are also keen to sell some horses as it is impossible to ride them all at top level.

To top our very successful event in Adelaide (which is the most amazing event and always so welcoming) Stuart took out the ANNA SAVAGE Award for Best and Fairest. The foundation was set up after Anna's tragic death during a horse trials in 1997 and Stuart is proud to have won this prestigious award five times since. It was a great honour to win yet again this year

 

      Wallaby Hill winner!

 

 

From Adelaide we then returned closer to home at Wallaby Hill where Stuart won the CCI3* on our own Be My Daisy. This win helped put him ninth on the global FEI eventing rankings – a nice Christmas present for him!

We have had a very loyal relationship with all of our sponsors - Bates, CopRice, Horseland and CEVA - all have added to our successes, horse’s health and well- being. To our amazing team of sponsors - THANK YOU.

 

 

On the yard we use Proteq and Ecomist, two outstanding products, again THANK YOU for your support.

Not forgetting our again loyal horse owners, Tim Game, John and Jane Pittard, Elisabeth Brinton and Kerry Blair (plus Alice of course) We could not have nicer, appreciative, and enjoyable people with us on this journey with our equine friends, THANK YOU

CHRISTMAS slide show on its way!!