Stuart Tinney: Apr/15
April and the start of May saw RAIN and more RAIN! With flash flooding here at TE plus trees down- The yard was a mess! With Sydney 3DE looming for Stuart as Course Designer, the stress levels were slightly raised! We had 2 lovely students from WA staying and training here, Makayla Wood and Kate Ingham. What a welcome, Floods and the most awful weather.
Test Rides at Sydney
Above: The Pittard’s Annapurna 2*
Above: Kathy Ward and Pete O’Connells Q
Above: Stuart on War Hawk. Owned by Corinna and Darren Huskinson.
Even though Stuart and Gemma did not ride at Sydney 3DE due to Stuart being Course Designer, Stuart took War Hawk out to do the 3 star test ride, with Karen doing the 1 & 2 star on Q and Anna.
Sydney 3DE also offered WC Showjumping. Gemma took 3 horses to compete; Carlchen placing 4th and 6th in the 1.25m open classes. But the highlight would have to have been Saturday night where she took on the showjumpers riding Tim Games 'Panamera' in the 'Bareback' competition. Bringing entertainment to the rain sodden spectators! (and riders!!) The pictures speak for themselves! Some call it madness! Gemma jumped 1.79m bare back and won the class on Panamera – Stuarts 4* horse, who won Adelaide 2011.
Above: Gemma and Panamera
Recently we purchased a horse from Queensland for Gemma to event. With a string of horses for her to show jump, she still needed an eventer. A lovely T/B came up that we felt would suit her in her HSC year. 'Prado' will hopefully move up the grades this year to be a solid 1/2 star horse later in the season.
CopRice sponsored the Oxley College Interschools
CopRice continues to sponsor the Interschool events in NSW. With over 200 schools having 'Equestrian' in their curriculum. CopRice are supporting the youth along with other disciplines.
Just to recap on the latter month of April. Most of you would have seen our face book page; we were faced with flash flooding. Stuart bravely rescued 3 of our stranded horses. We felt blessed that they did not swim down river. The only damage to them is now on going foot abscess! Luckily this is not long term. Thank you to Amy who acted quickly to help get them to safety in the early hours.
Above: Stuart swims Panamera out of flood
Above: Later in the day, no horse would have survived
QUIRINDI- War Hawk, Q and Carlchen 2*
Gemma: Prado EV105 & My Thai 1*
May 29- 2 June COONA Expo Gemma
June 6/7th: MELBOURNE 3DE
War Hawk 3*, Q and Carlchen 2*