With 2021 well behind us, we have re-grouped, set a new path forward, and looking towards a brand-new Eventing season in 2022, without the rain and floods hopefully😊
Tokyo Olympics left us pondering, reflecting on the riches we have had in the past 30 years in Eventing. Stuart has represented Australia countless times, we have worked tirelessly towards the next World Championships, or the next Olympic Games, some time off from these stresses will is welcomed. With ‘Leporis’ sold to the UK and ‘Celebration’ now heading to Florida (via EU) to be with his owner Elisabeth Brinton. The Blair Wheelers ‘Sir Pepper’ has been sold to New Zealand, and our own ‘Be my Daisy’ is being campaigned by Shane Rose. We thank our owners, for their support in our journey, we wish ‘Charlie’ and ‘Pepper’ a very successful happy career with their owners 😊
We have been here before with less horsepower, time to rebuild over the next few years and see what comes our way! For now, however we will focus on Gemma and Tim Game’s ‘Diabolo’. Gemma’s plans are to stay on our shores for Syd3de and Melb3de then head to England to do some events and see what eventuates 🙂 Stuart’s focus for now is Course Design, as well as preparing his new team of horses.
Stuart will take the reins of Helen Shaw’s ‘French Fizz’ for the start of the season until the mare leaves for the UK in June.
We have already found a stunning new horse, bought from Victoria. A lovely bay gelding by ‘Copabella Visage’, beautifully started by Erin Callahan (thank you Erin!) We are very excited to see how this partnership evolves with Stuart. Already a 2-star horse, Stuart competing him at Tamworth (26th/27th March)
There is not much to report on the competition front as yet, but a nice little run around at Wallaby Hill Extravaganza saw a couple of blue ribbons for Gemma (Diabolo) and Stuart (Dalenna Daydream)
Great news is that Gemma has been listed on the EA HP NEXT GENERATION SQUAD Congratulations to all that have been listed.
Easter is almost here- AGAIN Stuart and Gemma will ride in the exhibition class at the SYDNEY ROYAL! Always good fun and great atmosphere. If you would some entertainment 12th April (5pm) 17th April 5pm and 18th April 4.30pm you can see father/daughter show their competitive sides!!
MARCH 26th/27th: TIE -Gemma ‘Diabolo’ 4*,
Stuart- ‘Dalenna Daydream’ 4* ‘Viennese’ ‘French Fizz’ 2*
APRIL 12th,17th,18th – RES (Sydney Royal) Gemma and Stuart 6 bar and exhibition class.
APRIL 23rd/24th: Willinga Park – Gemma ‘Diabolo’ and ‘DD’ 3* (Stuart course designer)
MAY 6th-8th SYD3de @ SIEC – Gemma ‘Diabolo’ 4*S ‘DD’ 4*S (Stuart course designer)
In loving memory to Rachael Watts – may you shine bright above us-never will we forget the joy you gave us all.