A New Year is here and our hopes are raised for a bright and happy time ahead.
The year that was saw many changes for us - the decision to sell our property and the reduction of our horse
numbers. The property market, as everybody knows was depressed, so we did
not sell and now we have decided to take the property off the market for the
We have reduced our horse numbers by over 20, the horses going to some wonderful new owners so we are
very happy with those results. Marena horses - Charade, Royal
Lights, Royal Flame, Sky Dancer, Amber Gossip, Shine, etc.- were sold during our July-August
Sale. Then Amber Whispers, Amber Brave, Dreaming,
Starlit, Victorious, Well Dressed, Lady Po, Bamborough Karina, etc were sold
in our December Auction.
One lady, after she bought a pony at our Auction said, " I have waited 25 years to own a Marena horse."
Horses privately sold included
Marena Trade Winds, Marena Sunkist, Judaroo Fireworks, Bamborough Talent Time, Tocal Agile all to very suitable homes.
Horses For Sale
further details in our
Horses for Sale page
Marena Sky Dance
- A lovely dappled grey 13.2hh pony mare, pictured at top right - is well
educated, quiet & versatile. She is a showy performer that has great
movement and displays jumping ability.
This top pony would
suit any ambitious rider who wants to do everything. She commenced
showing in August 2012, had immediate success and behaved as if she had
been doing that all her life.
Her sire is Marena Sky Chief, the sire of Keeley
Walker Johnson’s Marena Twilights and many other winning ponies, and
this is another very worthy daughter of Sky Chief. She has all the
hallmarks of success – a talented pony that would excel at any
Her trainers say “She is cool, any child
would have a wonderful time with her – she loves doing everything.”
her first three shows Marena Sky Dance won four 1st placings and a
is entered for Canberra Royal 2013.
Marena Amber Wish
- This 11.2 hh bay pony mare is one of our most outstanding ponies.
She is a very experienced show pony with an unflappable nature.
She is happy with an adult or child rider - a winner at Canberra and
Sydney Royals and was 2012 Ridden APSB/Ridding Pony of the Year, ne
She is well educated and very calm at Shows.
Ideal for Leading Rein and First Ridden Pony
classes for a young child as well as pony hack and riding classes.
At the 2012 National Pony of the Year won:
Ridden APSB/Ridding Pony of the Year ne 14.2hh
1st in Led ASP Mare ne 12.2hh
Reserve Champion Ridden Show Hunter ne 12.2hh
She is entered for
Canberra and Sydney Royals 2013.
At Sydney Royal 2012 she won 1st in Ridden Aust.
second in the Led Aust. Saddle Pony and 3rd in Open Pony Hack.
Marena Outback -
A bay Show Hunter galloway gelding, 14. 3 3/4. Our special
Schoolmaster has taught and introduced so many of our pupils to the show
ring. He is an experienced performer, regularly competing at Ag
shows, and Royal shows, winning ribbons. Outback is one of
our most valued horses - a good all-rounder he is a special horse that
you can depend upon.
Up and coming riders
can benefit from his education, experience and good temperament. A
perfectly sound horse with plenty of competition, the ideal introduction
to a Galloway for a child or adult.
At 13 Shows in one 12 months
Marena Outback won 12 firsts,
4 Champions and
2 Res. Champions.
is entered for Canberra Royal 2013.
- A bay ASH Stud Book bay mare, Registered Riding Pony, by the
Thoroughbred stallion Shifting who was three times Champion at Sydney
Royal and Supreme Champion at Brisbane Royal. All the progeny of
her sire, Shifting, have been very classy and talented Show and
. Her mother,
Marena Accent was one of the best Galloways we ever had winning
Champions at State and Royal level including Supreme Champion ASH
Exhibit at Sydney Royal and at the ASH Nationals twice.
We have retained her
2011 filly and her 2010 gelding sold in our Auction Sale.
This beautiful mare
should be an asset to any breeder with her dual registration and film
She has been served by our premium stallion,
Kolbeach Royal Print.
Kolbeach Scandal - Bay
stallion, 13.2 hh by Camargue Tribute (imp) - Well known sire of many winners
in the UK and Australia., from one of Australia's top show mares..
He is educated and has been shown.
Scandal has proven to be an excellent sire for us for hand or paddock
serving. He has a good and loving nature but always presents with
that "look-at-me" quality which he has passed on unfailingly to his
progeny. His foals have been a delight to handle.
We are reluctant to part with this
stallion as he has proved such an asset, we highly recommend him to
anyone who wants to breed show galloways and children's ponies.
Marena Salute -
A bay Warmblood stallion - by Salute (imp) from 1/2 Thoroughbred mare Kinvagal by
Salute is a very impressive individual with expansive movement, good to
ride, impeccable manners and a sound constitution.
We would like him to go to someone who would breed from him. He
has been fertility tested and proved to be highly fertile.
For Sale due to our reduction plan to a good home at a price that will
His Dam, Kinvagal, produced 3 other winning
progeny for us at HOY, Show and Dressage.
Marena Salute can Jump, do Dressage or "round up the cows" (at left)
and is no trouble to handle as can be seen with 7 year old Kelley
leading him (at right).
Some great pictures....
had lots of smiling faces around Marena Stud recently - with the Auction and
Christmas being so close together
Charlie Welsh was a happy
girl when she received Merlin, the pony she had been having
lessons on, as a surprise Birthday present.
Ella Starkey received her
big surprise on Christmas morning when she discovered Marena Trade Winds
now belonged to her
Six year old Jess Morton
just had her first
ride on new pony, Marena Sunkist, but it looks as though her brother
wants to take over .
Marena Shine, a yearling
colt by Kolbeach Scandal, looks like he is enjoying his new loving home
with the Wilson Family in the Hunter valley.
Proud owners of Marena
Gossip (by Kolbeach Scandal),
Margaret and Greg Kiem with Maureen at Marena Stud.
Meg Gossert and Andrea Evans
"manned" the office table at the Auction Sale with charm and efficiency.
Willing helpers Tamika,
Jarod, Sarah, Lindy, Tahlia and Nichole (L to R) take a well earned
break at the Sale on 2nd Dec.2012
Kate Law and Ellie Nichols
were busy riding and preparing horses all day at the Sale.
They obviously enjoyed the task.
Nell Evans was one of our
riders at the Sale, pictured here riding Geisha Temptress which she
purchased, as well as Marena Victorious.
Three happy children proudly
pose with their purchases, Marena Well Dressed and Jerry, after
the Sale day.
Emma Hollows was home for
only a short break from USA but she found time to have a lesson on her
Everyone had a great time at
our last School of the year, doing flat riding and cross country jumping
ending with a break-up Christmas
Schools and Lessons will begin in mid January 2013 - see
"I have been lucky
to own a Marena horse for the past 7 years now, Marena Sun Shower.
I have never come across a pony or horse as beautiful and amazing as
her, with such graceful movement." Kate O'Connell
All at Marena Stud wishing a very good and successful New Year and look forward
to seeing you very soon.
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'Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of
battle.' - Unknown
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