I was 19 when I bought my first horse which happened to be a Standardbred. I had her for about 6 months then she went home to her owner. I then bought a little part bred, unregistered, Arabian mare from a dealer. All I could find out about Chelsea was that she was the result of a mare getting in with a stallion (or vice verse). It was thought she had Pilgrim lines – but one will never know.
At the time I was agisting her at Parklea where I met a very good friend of mine – Viv Motbey, and I then purchased a purebred gelding – Royal Monet who became my first ever show horse. I remember learning everything by strapping for Viv while she trained and showed Monty for about a year. I then took over the showing for the next year and showed for many years after that.
From there I bought Aratahnes Azahn and competed in the Part bred ring and Palomino ring. I bred Chelsea to River Oak Imprint, just before he went Aussie Champ, which resulted in a colt foal – Corrigan.
Originally I purchased Monty to do Endurance Riding, but with the help of a dear friend (Viv) I fell into the Show Ring and am still here 21 years later.
I have always wanted to have my own stud but lifetime interruptions and hassles have so far prevented this. I have bred only 5 foals over a 21 year period, of which all I still own.
My husband Dave and our 4 year old son Cooper are lucky enough to live on small acreage, currently just out of Goulburn, and have all our horses with us. After having Cooper in July 2009 I am only just getting back into the Show Ring and am looking forward to many more years of enjoyment from our horses.
Our Arabian Horses
Our Toy Poodles
I purchased my first two Toy Poodles from breeder in QLD in 2003.
The first litter I bred was in 2004.
We only breed a few litters a year.
I met a very dear friend of mine Kirsti Myyry (Poodlederry) in 2007 and she got me into showing the Poodles in 2008.