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November, 2014

 


Marena Stud’s New Home is at 387 Yarramalong Road Wyong Creek.

You are quite right! -  we are almost in the same place - our address was 336 Yarramalong Road, so we are just down the road a little on the opposite side of Yarramalong Road, on a smaller parcel of land.

We were unable to find a property to suit our needs in the district and eventually purchased a cottage on the beautiful Wyong River and planned to develop our property at 387 Yarramalong Road as the Stud property.  

We have been so busy reducing our operation to pocket size -  not an easy job after 42 years of collecting and spreading.  We are most grateful to the new owners of Sunnyside Farm for their help and their patience over the difficult time of Bruce’s illness and this complicated transition to the new Marena Stud.

We are starting from scratch, building all the infrastructure of roads, electricity, water, stables and fences on our new Marena Stud, a rather daunting prospect.  The good news is that Bruce is so much better that he is doing the fencing ably assisted by son Peter Walker, Angus Jones, and new helper Chris Burrell.

We would like to thank Antony Joseph and Deena of Castle Personnel for their dedicated assistance over the last several months.

In fact, we have been so busy that Lindy and Keeley have not been able to compete any Shows since Sydney Royal.  Lindy is judging Melbourne Summer Royal, Canberra Royal and National Pony of the Year Show so will not be competing at any of these shows and, due to our policy if Lindy or I are judging, nor will any of our clients and pupils.

Coincidently, the Evans Family have sold their Robertson property and are frantically moving and building from scratch on their new property in the southern Highlands..

All riding lessons will be conducted on the new property from December 2014.  Ring Lindy for Bookings on 0418 433 710.  We will be having our usual Christmas  School and Break-up Party on  18th & 19th December   We are looking forward to a fine new start in 2015. 
Last regular lessons will be on 17th December, and regular lessons will recommence Tuesday 13th January, 2015.  Please talk to Lindy re lesson times to beat the heat over the Christmas break.

We will be holding a School in mid-January, possibly 16th &17th.  Please check with Lindy or watch our Newsletters for updates.  We expect bookings to be tight so please let us know of your interest.

Marena Stud Young Stock for Sale for Christmas - Our young stock are growing and a selection is ready for sale, from yearlings to 3 year olds, Show Horses and some broodmares so there is something for everybody just in time for Christmas. 

Contact Maureen or Lindy for full details of what is available.
Phone: +61 (0)2 4352 1707  Mobile: +61 (0)418 433 710 or +61 (0)400 551 403        E-mail: marenastud@bigpond.com


The Spring has brought us five new foals. Gabi and Emma Hollows Thoroughbred/Aust. Stock Horse mare, Breezy Street was the first to foal, a lovely chestnut filly by Queensland Aust, Stock Horse stallion Ervine’s Rollex. Pictured at Right Maureen, Gabi, Breezy and her new born filly.

Emma who was based in San Francisco and has now moved to Malaysia, has not seen her foal yet and is looking forward to being home for Christmas, in the meantime Gabi is keeping her up to date with the foal’s progress in photos.

Marena Radiance, who is from Marena Accent, Supreme Champion ASH at Sydney Royal and ASH Nationals, also had a foal by Ervine’s Rollex.  A chestnut colt, with such a winning background we are expecting big things from him.  

Marena Moondance, who is a member of the Dance Family which has produced so many Royal Show Champion including Marena Mayflower, Marena Windflower, has a stunning dark brown filly foal which will go grey like her famous relatives.  By Kolbeach Royal Print.


Marena Mirage - pictured at Left with Marena Moonflower on right, foaled a chestnut colt by Kolbeach Royal Print.  This is Mirage's first foal and our last foal for 2014   Mirage is another daughter of Marena Accent's so has multi Royal Show Champions on both sides of her pedigree.

Kolbeach Royal Print - our resident stallion, has proved himself a remarkable sire, producing four seasons of foals for us with the mark of greatness on them and their temperament is superb.

One of his progeny, Marena Flame  (at Right) was bought by Jo Cornale of Queensland as youngster and broken in and shown by her 12 year old daughter Maddy with immediate success.  He was going to be put on the market as Maddy wanted to go campdrafting. She took Flame to a Team Penning day and he was brilliant so she is not going to sell him now.

Marena Amber Wish (at Left) currently being leased from Marena Stud by Ben & Megan Drynan for their children for Charlotte & Harrison to ride.

Amber Wish ridden by Harrison pictured at left after a successful day where they won Queensland Show Horse Council Leading Rein Pony of the Year.

From time to time Marena Stud has Show ponies for lease as well as Broodmares.  Please contact Lindy to see what is available for Lease or Sale.

Farm Clearance Auction - Our thanks go to Justin and Kerrin Rumore of Country to Coast Auctions for the help in running a successful Farm Clearance Sale for us on Sunday 22nd June 2014.

Antiques and Collectibles - We still have some items for sale that we did not have time to present at the Farm Clearance Auction including some very nice antiques and collectors’ items.  Contact us if you would like to look.


 60th Wedding Anniversary

Bruce and I will be celebrating our 60th Wedding Anniversary on 8th January 2015.  Our family are giving us a party on Saturday the 10th January.

Where did the time go?   It gets away and we still have so much to do.  I have spent my life teaching and enjoying my beautiful horses, Bruce has spent his with all things country, love of the bush, and has writing his poetry.

We have had a very fortunate life together with a loving, loyal family and many dear friends

 

Love and best wishes,
Maureen Walker

Quote of the Month -    "Do not regret growing older.
                                               It is a privilege denied to many."

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HB & M Walker

387 Yarramalong Road, Wyong NSW 2259          Phone/Fax: +61 (0)2 4352 1707
Mobile: +61 (0)418 433 710 or +61 (0)400 551 403        E-mail: marenastud@bigpond.com

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