TOYKO WRAP UP
Already the weeks have passed since the Closing Ceremony, we are sure many of you have spent some time reflecting on these remarkable Olympic Games, including ourselves.
With two of the loveliest and well performed horses, you still don’t make it! Certainly, the stars were not aligned for us. Some say, ‘The Universe was telling us it was not meant to be’. Whatever the reason, you learn it was not your turn and have to look to the future and where you go next.
It certainly has been a journey like no other, due to horse quarantine, COVID plus having no events here, Stuart has ‘Leporis’ in the UK- while the yard keeps going here in Australia. What Stuart does next with ‘Leo’ is still a work in progress, we have some options up our sleeve but still working on all the logistics.
COVID has been so damaging to so many, we are grateful we got to travel in these times, which was another experience being in ‘ghost airports’, no shops, being ushered into holding compounds, spit COVID tests, the list of unusual events was long! We were so grateful to Japan for putting these Games together for the athletes. Exceptional management by a city of determination. Their ability to stay happy and so welcoming to us all, Thank -You 🙂
Thank-you too to our amazing sponsors and owners which continue to give us their full support, Horseland, CopRice, Ceva and Bates. Elisabeth Brinton, Tim Game and the Blair Weller family. Thank-you TRM for your support to our team up to and during the Games:) HIDEZ Suits.
We just wanted to share a heartfelt letter we received from Mr. Ian Chesterman, Australian Chef de mission, which pretty much summed up all the National bodies on their incredible achievement, getting all our athletes to Tokyo during a pandemic!
The Tokyo Games were a triumph for the Olympic Movement as Australians embraced our sports and our athletes like never before. Access through so many media channels, with so many in lockdowns at home, meant more people than ever before watched our Team in action.
The results were superb, not just in medals, but with so many athletes producing their best, while also conducting themselves in a way that enhanced their own reputation and that of the Australian Olympic Team and their sports.
I wanted to add my thanks to you, the leaders and support staff of our sports who worked so hard to make these Games a success for our athletes.
At my final media conference in Tokyo, I emphasised the role you all played in our Team’s success.
- “Our sports, their high performance and coaching staff did a magnificent job.”
- “Our National Federations were our true partners. They, too, had to overcome so many obstacles on the road to Tokyo. Their dedication created the opportunity for the athletes to be here and their high-performance staff planned meticulously for success.”
- “Without doubt the greatest contributor to our success was the incredible work of coaches and support staff along with our amazing and inspiring athletes.”
To everyone who worked with our athletes on this Olympic campaign, I say thank you. This was a tough campaign, which took its toll on everyone across not four but five years. But what I witnessed, both in the long lead up to Tokyo and then at the Games, was people putting in the hard yards to create opportunities for their athletes and their sports.
Everyone involved should take great pride in their role in supporting their athletes and being part of a Team, which was not only highly successful but one that gained the respect of the Australian people and sports around the world.
Quiet times in Australia for Equestrians
With absolutely no ‘home news’ we wanted to share some of our favourite SPRING products!
COPRICE RICE BRAN- An oldie and a goodie! even in Spring it just helps those coats get their best shine and top line. Use as a top-up to your CopRice feed to compliment 🙂 CopRice is available through all good feed merchants.
ECOMIST-This product is ‘ACE’! With the summer flies just about to hatch, we just turn these on during those ‘fly months’ in the stable block and around the house. Makes life so much more enjoyable! BUY ONLINE
PROTEQ Equine bedding Our choice for stable bedding and travel. available from all good feed merchants:)
Weatherbeeta- Horseland Dura-mesh Combo
The mesh rugs are fabulous for the heat, flies and so light and breathable, stops coat fading.
Weatherbeeta- Horseland Summer Combo
We are real fans of these cotton combos. Good fit, light, easy to wash and do not slip!
Weatherbeeta- Horseland Air-stream light Combo
Similar to the Weatherbeeta Combo summer but with more air flow- again great fit, easy, wash well and do not slip!
Bates leather Balm-With us all in lock down, now is the time to clean all your gear! This is just the medicine to give luster back into your leather!
Bates stirrup leathers-Yes, every rider should always check that your leathers are in good shape! We only use Bates! Confident with all their craftmanship.
Bates VICTRIX- If you are looking for your next or new jump saddle. the VICTRIX one is outstanding. ride in one to believe it!
CEVA Ammo all-wormer-Spring is here and now is the time to worm for BOTS! Available from Horseland 🙂
CEVA Tripart- We just love this product. Use after a ride if you feel your horse has really tried hard for you, especially with the hotter weather coming. Potassium and magnesium all in one hit! Available from Horseland.
CEVA Defender-If you have had any issues with stomach ulcers, then treat with CEVA’s OMOGUARD then keep them at bay with their DEFENDER! Available from your vet.
TRM Superlyte pastes-Excellent for the conditions in Tokyo! Plus, Australia.
TRM Hoofmaker-No hoof no horse, the saying goes. Horses love this product! So do we!
TRM GNF-Keeping horses’ guts healthy is very important to their performance. Again, super delicious, eaten by all Tinney horses!
Hope to see you all out Eventing soon!! TE