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January, 2013

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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 present. 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  - See 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 discipline.

Her trainers say “She is cool, any child would have a wonderful time with her – she loves doing everything.”

At her first three shows Marena Sky Dance won four 1st placings and a Reserve Champion.

She 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 14.2hh. 

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. Saddle Pony,
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 period Marena Outback won 12 firsts, 4 Champions and 2 Res. Champions.

Marena Outback is entered for Canberra Royal 2013.

Marena Ethereal - 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 working horses.

.  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 star looks. 
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 Wesuw (imp).
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 please. 
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).

See further details in our Horses for Sale page            Back to Top of Page

Some great pictures....

We 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 mare, Breezy.  
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 party. 
Schools and Lessons will begin in mid January 2013 - see Upcoming Events.
"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.
Maureen Walker

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