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December, 2011

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Things have 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.

The 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.

Eight 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.

All participating in this historic weekend should be congratulated; such keen & dedicated people all working for the good of the Australian Stockhorse.


The 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)

Below right - Maureen and hard working Michelle Orman from the ASHS office.

Allan Wallen Clinic for Stockhorses and Performance Horses

On 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.

Allan 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 instruction
from Allan

At Left - Alex Jones, Nell Evans, Will Evans
 and Emma Hollows

Above - Luke added his "Space Goggles"
 to his equipment for some added "Fun".



At left - Tracey Wootton
working her horse

Centre - Emma Hollows
on Marena Outback,

Right - Helen Batterham

Allan Wallen Mini Clinic

Our 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, Molly Corbett,
Claire Levenspiel, Kathryn Hood,
Brooke Farr, Olivia Russel

Above - Our Mini-Clinic Instructors,
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.

The 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.

Regular lesson times will begin again when school resumes, book early to ensure the spot you want.

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.

Your happy faces are our reward.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.


From all at Marena Stud – Lindy, Maureen, Bruce, Melissa, Dave and Les -

A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Maureen Walker


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