Gigolo (Giggles) - 2003
16hh Chestnut NZ Warmblood by Never Never out of an Anamour mare. Bred by Jenny Laycock.
Competing Advanced Medium, Advanced /PSG
Unfortunately has been in and out of work due to injury
Gigolo has a fancy passage and piaffe (not yet on the aids) but needs to concentrate more and while his changes are expressive (sometimes rather unseating!) they need to be more controlled and on the aids to progress.
Gigolo is available to selected clients for targeted ridden lessons and is always available for classical in-hand lessons. Come and learn how to do in hand work including lateral work on a trained horse so you can become more proficient with your own horse.
Velika - 1999
15.1hh Black NZ Warmblood mare by Voltaire II out of a Stylish Century TB mare.
Velika was bred by us and born here in Wades Rd, Whitford. She is a real honey but be warned she loves to spill the beans on her riders! She has a very good knack of letting me know when her riders are not using enough abdominal muscles or sitting crooked! There is no hiding! Velika was competed to Elementary but I retired her from competition as she finds the crowded warm up areas somewhat challenging. Velika is trained to level 4 (Medium). She's a fantastic school mistress. Velika is available for private riding, lunge or groundwork lessons here in Whitford.
What a Cracker (Cracker)
1990 15.2hh Chestnut TB - Creese x Burning Ambition
Cracker is a true gentleman - I've owned him since 1995, so we have a long history together.
Cracker competed to Medium Dressage, when I retired him from competition in order to concentrate on Velika. Cracker is now retired but has given many riders a great start and enjoyment in their riding, including my husband Iain. The photo is one of my favourites of Cracker and features grade 1 Para Equestrian rider Jodie Thorne who rode Cracker in her first ever ESNZ Para competition after only one familiarisation ride!
2013 Chestnut (going grey) NZ Iberian (Ali-Baba (PSL) x Landioso (Hol)
Jez was bred for me by my mentor and very good friend Jody Hartstone. I rode his father Ali Baba for the first time when he was 3 weeks out of quarantine and was sold on his rideability and power. This was the beginning of a coaching partnership (Jody and I coach each other when we can) and combines the bloodlines of my two favourite stallions (both owned by Jody). Jez has super movement and the most lovely temperament. I am enjoying training him and watching him develop.