been very busy leading up to Christmas, especially the weekend of 11th
and 12th off December.
Australian Stockhorse Society
Level 2 Judges Examinations
Maureen, who is one of the Panel of Three people appointed by the
Australian Stockhorse Society of Australia to examine candidates for the
new Level 2 Judges List went to Gilgandra on 11-12th December, where the
first exam for this level was held.
other Examiners are David Wilson of Gilgandra and David Ross from
Victoria. David Wilson did a wonderful job collecting together suitable
horses and riders for this exacting weekend.
Level 1 Judges came from Queensland, Victoria and NSW. They were
evaluated by the Examiners Panel over two days of judging Led, Hack and
Working Classes and questioning. Meetings were held for feedback and to
discus future exams, the curriculum and to formulate procedure.
participating in this historic weekend should be congratulated;
such keen & dedicated people all working
for the good of the Australian Stockhorse.
participants are pictured at top right:
Back Row - L to R - David Nash, Malcolm
Field, Michael Wilson, David Ross (Examiner)
Second Row - Maxine Brooks, Joy Poole (Chairperson), Sue Lind, Judy
Rankin, Alison Hall, David Wilson (Examiner)
Centre Front - Maureen Walker (Examiner)
right - Maureen and hard working Michelle Orman from the ASHS office.
Allan Wallen Clinic for
Stockhorses and Performance Horses
Saturday and Sunday 11th and 12th December, 2011
an enthusiastic group assembled once again for a 2 day Clinic with Allan
Wallen, one of Australia’s top ASH competition riders and trainers,
assisted by Lindy Walker the weekend was voted a great success.
has moved to Emerald in North Queensland, where he is the person in
charge of supervision and training of the Agricultural College’s horses
and pupils. Allan is a wonderful teacher and is appreciated by adults
and juniors alike at our Clinics.
Above - Alex Jones receiving
At Left -
Alex Jones, Nell Evans, Will Evans
and Emma Hollows
Luke added his "Space Goggles"
to his equipment for some added "Fun".
At left -
working her horse
Allan Wallen Mini Clinic
beginner pupils wanted to join in the Allan Wallen Clinic as well – so
we always run a Mini Clinic in conjunction with the Clinic for the more
experienced riders. These are good fun for pupils and allow them to put
to test the skills they have been learning in their lessons.
Above - Elijah Forsythe on
Marena Trade Winds and Maddy Weeks on Bindi
At Left - Elijah, Maddy,
Claire Levenspiel, Kathryn Hood,
Brooke Farr, Olivia Russel
Above - Our Mini-Clinic
Lindy Walker and Kristie Morris
We are now on
Facebook so look up Marena Stud for lots of photos of our pupils and horses and
all the latest news.
The Two Day
School on Monday and Tuesday, 19th and 20th of
December will be the last lessons for 2011 and we will finish with our Annual
Christmas Party at this School.
Instructors and the horses are having a well deserved holiday until the 9th
January 2012 .
You may book
lessons from that date and don’t forget the School on
Monday, Tuesday 16th & 17th January,
2012 to start the New Year off with a bang. If there is enough interest,
we will expand this School to three days - please contact Lindy.
times will begin again when school resumes, book early to ensure the spot you
We wish all
our friends and riders a very happy Christmas and we appreciate your continued
support. Without all the Mum’s and Dad’s and other members of the family’s
input, riders could not enjoy such a demanding and rewarding sport.
faces are our reward. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
From all at
Marena Stud – Lindy, Maureen, Bruce, Melissa, Dave and Les -
Christmas and Happy New Year
Quote of the Month
you want your dreams to come true, you mustn't oversleep.” - Unknown
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