I am a photographer living in Cambridge, NZ.
Last season Varekai SL (aka Marlon) and I had some good results in the Pro am and 1.30m classes.
I recently purchased a rising 6 year old mare ‘Stormy’ that I have been getting to know over the winter and getting them both out to some winter training days.
My aim for the next season is to continue to keep my horses as happy and consistent throughout the season as I can, and forming a good partnership with Stormy.
Cracker and myself had a great season in the 2020 -2021 season, coming home with many wides and good results such as, Champion Inhand and Supreme Inhand at the South Island Pinto Show, and qualifying for HOY in the Inhand & Ridden Pintos and the Working hunter.
Cracker has just come back into work and we are working towards qualifying for the Pintos and Working Hunters for HOY and hopefully making it there this season with no complications due to COVID.
Good luck to everyone else competing this season.
I’m really looking forward to this season coming as I have a wonderful and talented bunch of horses coming out, such as LV So Predictable (grand daughter of my first eventer Too Predictable who won many national titles eventing), TMS Balou Bert who is very flashy bred by Balou De Route and Contendros 1, and many more young ones. I also have LV Gee Whizz which I’m hoping to consolidate at 3*** level, and LV Total Recall who I’m going to step up to 2** next season. For all this to happen, it’s the people working behind the scenes to make the horse perform at their best, such as Vetpro products, I particularly use Muscle max and Flex Equine plus (for joints). Vetpro offer a wide range of products for every situation or requirement. BRING ON NEXT SEASON.
Mr Blue is our 18yr old Stationbred Blue Roan/Appaloosa we got about 2 yrs. He originally came with bad allergies. Bringing him up to Auckland he mad many treatments, diet change & Vetpro products which combined did the trick & we haven’t looked back. Mr Blue also has trouble floating, & we found Vetpro Arctic Blast Cool Down Spray, Arctic Blast Bandages, Aloe Cool Gel, B-Boost & Quicklyte pastes, are essential for him to travel long distances. Mr Blue has turned out to be a bit of a “Duracell Bunny” & totally loves Endurance, and is doing the Trek For Life.
Vetpro is proud to have Tiffany Mullany as one of our Vetpro Ambassador’s this season with her team of lovely horses, Nina (15yo mini), Spree (19yo Arab x QH) and Joe (12yo standardbred) who we are told are all looking and feeling amazing in Vetpro products.
Joey the standie is the coolest dude Tiffany has ridden and absolutely loves hacking in the forest. His ex-race trainers can’t believe how awesome he is going. Loving Muscle Max, Digest Rite and Everyday Minerals.
We have had a great start to the season here so far. Koko has had seven starts for 5 wins. We qualified for the winter championships earlier this year and the final was held end of June where she won the Elementary Silver Championship with a score of 73.28% in very good company. We also qualified for the Nexgen Young Horse finals which is held in Hickstead end of September, so I’m very excited to head there for that. She’s going from strength to strength.
We have our Summer Regionals this weekend at Elementary and Medium in the Gold section with some very big competition. I’m very much looking forward to getting her out again.
Hello was on fire earlier this year and we were meant to go to our first CDI here in the UK but we had a very unfortunate mishap with her shoeing. She was out of work for 5 or so weeks which led us to miss out the winter champs at Advanced Medium/PSG. However slowly bringing her back in to work and I’d say we will be out end of season.
I have been making use of the great products that were in the Vetpro medical bag, especially at the time with Hellos foot issues. The poultices and cooling gels are great. I also love the fungal cleansing shampoo, it makes their coats so soft and looking great! During the warmer weather I find the electrolyte and B Boost paste fantastic! My mum always used these back in NZ when we were competing.
Thank you so much for your support, it means a lot and helps my team of fabulous horses!
The 2020 / 2021 season started off with a bang, winning Open Elementary champion at the 2020 Central Districts Premier League Dressage Championships on Griffindor MH. Unfortunately after this it all came crashing down having to retire Griffindor MH due to injury.
I am now on the look out for my next dancing partner to continue what I love most.
I am so grateful for all of the support from Vetpro this season and it is an absolute privilege to be apart of the team.
We started last season with a couple of 40km rides which we held here at home. For Mauku Sonny our young horse he did the two 40km novice rides really well. My first ride with Marty (Kowhai Martini) was at the Kohuratahi (on the forgotten highway near Stratford) a 100km CEI * in which we were 2nd. Splash (Glendaar Splash of Fire) was ridden by Megan Gaukroder to a successful completion in 5th.
Our next event was the North Island Champs 160km CEI*** we went into the ride a little underdone but I was really pleased with another 2nd placing. Splash and Megan entered the 120km CEI** and again had a great finish for 3rd.
We then went South to the Nenthorn Valley not too far from Dunedin and competed at the Nationals we took Marty and Splash.
I was thrilled to win the National CEI160*** on Marty and Megan and Splash were 4th. We had a fantastic time in the South Island and the horses went so well.
Marty and I have also won the FEI series for the season so extremely happy.
Next season our club Kohuratahi is running the National ride so I am hoping that all three horses are fit and ready for it.
We are anticipating another great season with the horses.
We really appreciate our sponsors Vetpro and the great products we use. Vetpro always have great advice for us ensuring that our horses are competition ready.
We are happy to have on board as a Vetpro Ambassador Natasha Hatton and Shereef who are on top of their game.
Using Vetpro products and advice provided has never disappointed and it’s greatly appreciated to have the support of such a high-quality brand behind Shereef and I moving forward. I am looking forward to working with you this coming season.