Meet the Team

Vale - Kalason

Grey TB gelding 16.3hh 1992 - 2013

Stable Name: Clyde

Best Achievements:

  • 9th Adelaide CCI**** 2008 and 11th Adelaide CCI**** 2009
  • 1st Scone CCI*** 2007
  • 1st Wagga Wagga CNC*** 2007
  • 1st Camden CNC* 2004
  • Member of Australian Talent Search Squad 2007 & 2008, NSWIS Squad 2009 & 2010

Clyde became a family member at six months, purchased from Sydney Weanling Sales by my father as a racing prospect. He quickly showed that he was no racehorse, so he became my playtoy after 5 racing starts. Even then he had the most amazing trot, which was lucky because he was certainly not pretty and he used to buck me off a lot!! No-one was very sure that he would ever make the grade, and reasonably certain that I wouldn’t, but it has been an amazing journey to 4 Star and I couldn’t have had a more obliging equine partner. He is the most incredible horse I will ever sit on - superb mover, fantastic temperament and unbelievably honest - there just won’t ever be another one like him!

In April 2013, we made the incredibly difficult decision to have Clyde put down, as he was losing his battle with advancing melanomas. We will all miss this unique, incredible, extroverted character more than words can express.

 

Dressed In Western

PHAA sorrel overo stallion 16hh born 1998

Stable Name: Buddy

Best Achievements (with current rider):

  • 2 National Titles and 3 Reserves PHAA National Show 2011
  • 2nd Scone Introductory 2010
  • 6th SIEC Introductory 2011
  • 4th Quirindi Introductory 2010

Buddy is a Paint Horse stallion with flamboyant colour, eyecatching movement and very careful attitude to jumping. He is very quiet for a stallion, remarkably easy to have around. His progeny are competing and looking sensational, they are excelling in dressage, eventing and showjumping alike. If you are interested in introducing some colour to your stables, have a look at www.dressedinwestern.com.

Click here to watch Buddy's showjumping round at Camden ODE 2011 - Preliminary Showjumping You Tube footage

Glenormiston Rosalie

Connemara mare 14.3hh born 2003Rosie's first Intro - showing the true Connie Tuck!

Stable Name: Rosie

Best Achievements:

  • 3rd Scone Introductory Sept 2013
  • Champion Novice Working Hunter AHHA State Champs 2013
  • 1st Quirindi Pony Club D Grade 2013

Rosie is winning hearts everywhere, for a huge number of reasons! She arrived at our stables for some unscientific testing- her owner James Balfe wanted to see if she would handle competition work after being used for most of her life as a broodmare. She has taken to the task like a duck to water- she behaves like the lady she is no matter where she goes, her work ethic is second to none, and she has the most incredible Connie jump, great movement and seriously brave attitude! So she will take a sabbatical from the breeding barn for 2014 while we all continue the journey!