A roller Coaster month
Reflecting on the past few weeks, actually months our sport of ‘eventing’ has been seriously pounded. Did we only just start to recover from the tragedy of loosing Olivia. Another fatality at Sydney 3DE would not have been foreseeable so close to the other or ever. Another beautiful young girl Caitlyn Fischer was lost. Here at TE we send our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Caitlyn. Both were terrible accidents.
EQUESTRIAD 16/17 April
A bumper of an event with 700 competitors! The OC are amazing and stay happy which in itself is very credible With Pluto winning the CT 4* and Carl 2nd in the CIC*** it was a good event for these ponies. A great lead up for SYDNEY 3DE
War Hawk had a quiet run round the 2 star.
We have had one of our 2 selection events, the first being SYDNEY 3DE (31 April weekend) This was the event that was cancelled on Cross Country day after the tragic fall of Caitlin. We took Pluto, Carl, War Hawk and Q.. all actually did fabulous tests, not knowing that this would be a dress rehearsal for the following weekend when the OC thankfully ran the event again. It did mean however we would have to do the whole event again.
Sydney International 3DE runs again 6-8th May
As mentioned in the previous paragraph SYDNEY 3DE ran again for the 2 and 3 star riders who did not complete the event the previous weekend. For the 2nd time we prepared the horses for the event, it was a long stressful week for many, however the actual event ran very smoothly.
The volunteers, judges, officials and event organizers all came back and put the event on for the riders. That we can thank them for, including all the staff of SIEC. The relief after the event closed was just seen on everyone’s faces. A minutes silence in memory of Caitlin at the prize giving was very moving and terribly sad. A good result for us with all 3 horses placing in the top (4th/4th and 5th) – This event was selections for RIO so these results are favourable for us. We now will go to Melbourne 3DE 10-13th June with Pluto, War Hawk and Carl. Hoping for some more good results.
ONLY 78 days until the opening ceremony Rio De Janeiro Olympics
We would like to thank both Robyn and Katelyn for doing such a great job over the 2 events. Both only short term grooms just stepped into TE and made light work of the events. Sadly both grooms are now on their travels around Australia.
We were all so happy the event went off without a hitch! Only the one photo bomb!!
A relaxed Sydney jump club
TE welcomes ‘Wanda’ a NZ bred mare to the team
We are very excited about our new edition to the TE Team. ‘Wanda’ a NZ bred mare bought a few months back when Karen took a trip to Rangeview farm. With a few months of flat work she took her first outing with Stuart at the weekend. Running 3rd in the 1.10m. Clear in the 1.20m but Stuart angled the last fence a little too sharp with a glance off- She is a lovely mare and we hope to start her eventing career soon. Gemma also rode a young TB ‘NEF’ around the 85cm for a 3rd. With over 100 in every class we were very pleased with our Rangeview horses 🙂
Medusa has been off trying to have babies, unfortunately she did not manage to fall pregnant with the view of putting her embryo in a surrogate. We are very happy to have her back in work and she was out in force doing the 1.10 and 1.20m with Gemma
News and Calendar
New look for CopRice NutriRice
CopRice have just launched their ‘new look’ NutriRice. With a brand new logo, which is clear and easy to read. There is no change to the product, brand new bags, plus now in an easy handle 20kg bag. We love the new look, very fresh, clear and just oozes quality, which of course the product is. As long time users of CopRice we totally trust the feed, plus LOVE the new look !
Some of you may have noticed our new Tinney Eventing polo’s- Hopefully you will see all our team in them shortly. With jackets to match we are very happy with the cut and material- Great wash and wear polo’s.
ALSO CHECK OUT HORSELAND Weatherbeeta rugs for Winter. Already tried, tested and used by all our team of horses. Great fit, easy to handle, light weight and durable.
With pleasing results at Sydney 3DE, we are now moving onto the 2nd round of selections in Melbourne.
JUNE: 10th-13th Melbourne International
Pluto Mio, ( CIC***) War Hawk and Carlchen( CCI***)
See you all soon 🙂 Wish us luck in the coming month 🙂 TE