#Teamsheanypark had a massive weekend at SCEC Dressage. Whilst I get my head around the epic results check out our super cute SP Hello Pretty and Hannah Marsland. They took 2nd place in the Prep E with 63.4%. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCeEvqcw8F8 ... See more
SP Hello Pretty SCEC Dressage 25/02/18 Prep E 63.4% 2nd place
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It's that time of year again! ????????????????
Too good not to share! Remember your horse is an athlete and your partner not an object!
This morning, despite every precaution, I 'cooked' my beautiful horse????. Despite getting 'Hydrosing Agent' supplement, to promote the sweat glands; despite riding at 5am under a roof; despite wetting him at the beginning of his session, stopping frequently for breaks, and wetting him on every break.... I still managed to put him into respiratory stress. The thing I did wrong was an additional canter exercise.???? On finishing the session, sweat that was there, had dried up and he was panting, and in respiratory stress????. We put ice boots on immediately, including 2 ice packs along his back. He drank 2 buckets of molasses water, was hosed down for 30 minutes, and under a fan for 20 more minutes. He is fine, but probably won't sweat again this summer????. We all need to be very diligent training in the summer months, if we are to ensure the health and well being of our equine friends. They are not our slaves.... It is not my hope to offend, but I don't think competing in summer is fair to our horses at all... Likelihood is, it is going to be too hot to ride/compete between 7am and 4pm. Event organisers simply don't cancel and riders are not scratching when they should. I judged the dressage phase at a One Day event last summer, and 3/4 of the field were not sweating at all in 35 degree heat.... They were going cross country at noon. At the completion of their tests, I pointed out to the riders, the problem with their horse, and none showed concern! AND access to a wash bay was not an option!???? Recently an International Dressage event was held in the Melbourne heatwave of 39 degrees, and an Eventing competition was held in SE QLD last weekend in 36 degree heat.... On the 27th/28th January during the heatwave, 16 horses tragically DIED from respiratory distress on The Spirit of Tasmania on the 11 hour crossing from Tasmania to Melbourne. When will we pay attention to our horses? Competition entry money cannot come before our horses. I took every precaution (next to not training at all) this morning at 5am and in 28 degree heat, and I put my horse's cooling system into distress (Anhydrosis)... We took every step, post session, to ensure his body temperature dropped to a safe level.... But how many other people are not doing this? Please.... Let's be responsible trainers????????, and think about our horses more. #twohearts Dressage Queensland Equestrian Gold Coast Club - formerly NADEC Equestrian Australia #ridewithus ... See more
We loooooove #transformationtuesday! I was lucky enough to work with the lovely "Dice" over the Xmas Period as his young event rider wanted some help with his Dressage training. Dice had an over developed underside of his neck as he always wanted to travel with his head high and neck drawn back. During his stay with us I tried to encourage him into a longer more open frame. He was a joy to work with and I enjoyed riding him and seeing the progress he made, I hope you enjoy his transformation too! ????❤️???? https://youtu.be/nAwrVXJz08E ... See more
Check out Dice's transformation whilst staying at Sheany Park
I've had the pleasure of working with the lovely "Dice" over the past few weeks. He returned home today with his budding young eventer and I wish them all the best! I will post his training video later this week but in the meantime here's a little before and after shot ????✂️???? ... See more
With less than 5 days until our 2018 competition season starts what better time than now to introduce you to my 2018 Team of Horses. Clockwise from Top Left: SP COOMARLOW 15:3hh 8yo WB x Gelding by Cooparim. Milo is one of my homebred horses and is definitely my partner in crime. We have had so many adventures in his 8 years on this earth. He has been very successful in Dressage and Eventing and has competed to EVA105 level. After close to 12 months off with injury, Mel is now back in work and working his way back to the competition arena later this year. SP SLEEPWALKER. 16:2hh 6yo TB Gelding by Al Maher. Tate, Tatey, Tato or Potato as he is affectionately known as already has a huge fan club after just 12 months of competition. 2017 was a good year for us, winning SSHOA Preliminary HOTY and CEI Dressage Reserve Champion Preliminary HOTY. This year Tato is ready to make his eventing debut! Are you ready Tatey?! SIR WIGGLE 16hh 7yo TB Gelding by Snitzel. Wiggle is one seriously cool horse. 2018 will be his first year of competition since retiring from racing. He is working very kindly on the flat and is showing a lot of promise over jumps. Wigs will head to a couple of Dressage shows before making his eventing debut a little later in the year. WILLOW 15:2hh 7yo TB Mare by Denon. My Dressage Princess. In 18 months of competing Willow has proven what a star performer she is. She has countless wins and placings at Preliminary and Novice Level as well as success in the Hack Ring. In 2017 she was awarded SSHOA Novice HOTY, CEI Preliminary HOTY and SCEC Reserve Champion Preliminary HOTY as well as 2nd place in the Foundation Horse Award. Thanks again to my amazing sponsors Horseland Narellan and Equine Performance Dentistry for getting behind the awesome foursome and I for yet another show season. I am literally counting down the days for it all to begin again! ... See more
The best part of training and selling horses is the new adventures that follow. I have smiled so much over the past few days that my cheeks hurt. We had a great update from one of our homebred youngsters, SP Cocozip, doing well with his 10yo owner at the Mirrabooka Junior Eventing Camp last week. Amazing work Toller, it sure looks like you are enjoying Zippa as much as we did! ... See more
It's #flashbackfriday! Who better to kick off our trip down memory lane than my first love "Sheany Boy". After finally convincing my parents that my obsession with horses was not a passing phase they gave in and purchased Sheany for me for a whopping $800! He was the sweetest horse and stole my heart the moment I met him. A real jack of all trades we competed in sporting, showjumping, hacking, eventing and dressage and the occasional game of polocrosse. His perfect diamond on top of his blaze was the inspiration for our brand. He sadly left us close to 20 years ago after a floating accident but my fond memories of him will never fade. ... See more
"Success is the sum of small efforts - repeated day in and day out" - Robert Collier Its hard to believe the year is almost at an end, and what a year it has been. Life is one big adventure and there is no better way to tackle an adventure than with your friends and family... and a horse... or two.... ????✌???? As usual there is an extraordinary group of people that have been there through the thick and the thin of 2017 and I couldn't have done it without them. Firstly my beautiful horses. I am so blessed to have worked with so many incredible animals this year. I learn something new every day and this year has been a massive eye opener. My two standouts this year, who have just about consumed double their body weight in carrots, were Willow and SP Sleepwalker (Tatey/Potato) ???????? ???? Their 2017 Highlights included: SSHOA Preliminary HOTY (Tatey) SSHOA Novice HOTY (Willow) SCEC Preliminary Reserve HOTY (Willow) SCEC Preliminary Foundation HOTY 2nd Place (Willow) CEI Dressage Preliminary HOTY (Willow) CEI Dressage Preliminary Reserve HOTY (Tatey) Hannah Marsland, my partner in crime, my 2IC. I know this has been a massive year for you with your HSC, not only did you top your studies but you also kept the horses and the farm (and me!) operating and organised. Thank god for whiteboards! ???????? Bec Duncan and Amy Markham my grooming gurus. Never have I ever been at such ease at the turn out of my horses. Lets face it we all ride better when our ponies are pretty! ????❤️ Dr Stephen McClintock and the beautiful Melinda Mcclintock. We are basically family now and you can't choose your family right? So I guess you are stuck with me for life now! I couldn't put into words how much you guys put up with from me and I certainly can't thank you enough. Thank you for keeping my horses healthy, dealing with my crazy questions and for the emoji wars. ???????????? Brett Biffin. Worlds greatest farrier. Thank you for another year of ballerina toes for all the sand dancing we have done. "Hooves are to horses as foundations are to houses" and I certainly have good foundations thanks to you. ???????? Catherine Russo from Equine Performance Dentistry The tooth fairy to my horses and my amazing sponsor. Thank you for keeping tabs on them. Thank you for checking and rechecking every minor detail. For putting up with my every request, and reassuring me that those pearly whites couldn't be in any better shape. There is a reason why you are the best in the business. ???????????? Rebecca Booth and Fiona Lewis The two ladies my horses love more than me! Thank you for the tip top work you have done to keep my team pulling in all their amazing results this year. ???????? Horseland Narellan, Richard, Gab, Catrin and co. Superstar sponsors for my Superstar horses (totally unbiased opinion). You have been on this roller coaster adventure longer than I can remember. Thank you for your continued support, your amazing products and all the laughs in between. I should probably also thank you for not mentioning my "Mattes madness" disorder.... definitely left better unsaid. ???????????? Mum, Dad, Scott, Matt, Kellen and my Miss H. I know you tire of all things horse but thank you for your continued support for my obsession. Thank you for listening to my endless and often long winded and pointless stories, mostly about shows, Hay quality and that "other" brown horse. And thank you for pretending you know who the "other" brown horse is. ???????????? To Team SP. My extended family. Every year our family grows bigger and more diverse and in this lifetime I am grateful for each and every one of you. You are all fantastic and it means the world to me that you chose to share your adventure with me. Tonto, Chance, Darcie and Biney thank you for those adventures too, and the carrots... Well Biney mostly thanks you for the carrots... Here's to an even more adventurous NY. ???????? To our SP followers, thank you for sharing our journey on Facebook and Instagram. I hope you enjoy reading about our adventures as much as we have enjoyed living them. ✌???????????? I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year. Here's to more riding hours. ???? Can't wait to see what 2018 has in store. Until then Happy Riding! ???????? ... See more
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