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May, 2014

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Marena on the Move

Much has happen since we last talked.  Our property at 336 Yarramalong Road, Wyong has been sold and we are moving to a smaller property.  We have not found a suitable place yet but we are hoping to stay close to our present position as we do not want to move out of the district.

As our future is uncertain at present we are going to sell or lease most of our horses.  We have been breeding horses for over 50 years and do not want to lose those precious mares and fillies so we would happily consider leasing some to suitable homes or in partnership with other breeders.  Circumstances have made it necessary to reduce our horses to a bare minimum with no certainty about where we are going.

As part of our scale down, were are putting more horses up For Sale
Click here or on the Thumbnail at right to download a copy of our current Catalogue

For a map of where to us, click this link – Getting to Marena Stud

Click here to Download our new Horse Catalogue

Farm Clearance Auction

Horse Equipment, Machinery, Antiques & Collectables

Sunday 22nd June 2014 - 10:30am Start

at 336 Yarramalong Road, Wyong NSW 2259.

For a map of where to find the Auction, click this link – Getting to Marena Stud

For full details of the Clearance Auction go to:
Contact Justin from Country to Coast Auctions on 0419 252 698
or email on

We have been at our present location for 42 years on the 1st August this year.  It is a big wrench to leave our home but we need less work now so must move to a smaller property.  We have two big sheds full of 42 years accumulation so we are having a Farm Clearance Sale with lots of interesting things. 

Amongst many other items, this auction will include:

Animated Horse & Ringmaster display
Animated Horse & Ringmaster display

Lots of our horse equipment, Breaking-in Sulky, Children's Trap, Saddles, Bridles, Rugs, etc.,
Our animated Horse & Ringmaster display from Brisbane Expo (see pictures either side),
Bruce's Caterpillar D6 9U (with Hyd. Blade & 20Ton winch), Yard Crane, Furukawa FE loader/Backhoe, vintage International AU-6 Power Unit, L-110 Coupe Ute - in undercoat, Small Diesel Engine, Chainsaw, etc. etc.
Three Series III LWB Landrovers - Rare Utility (LPG), Table Top (Holden engine), and a Troop Carrier with original Safari Roof (Holden engine),
8 ft Grassland Sod Seeder, Grain Grister, Hammermill, (almost) complete WW2 Bren Gun Carrier,
Aluminium Table Top (2.4m (w) x 3.5m (l)), Many fencing items
Lots of Collectable items both Farm & Household, Antiques, Furniture 

Animated Horse & Ringmaster display
Animated Horse & Ringmaster display

We have just leased Marena Amber Wish to Ben & Megan Drynan.  Many show people will remember her as Megan Frost when she was a little blonde girl riding in Queensland.  In those days she would get on an overnight bus and come down to us for a few days of lessons. 

Megan has kept in touch with us over the years and it is wonderful to see her little girl Charlotte (pictured at left after a successful day) following in her mother’s footsteps and enjoying her riding and Shows. 

We are thrilled that Marena Amber Wish is going to such a good home for them to show and we will have her back to breed from in the future.  
On the right is Keeley Walker Johnson riding Wish at Canberra Royal 2014 won 2nd in Open Show Hunter Pony.

Marena Amber Wish

As many of you know Bruce was in Gosford Hospital with pneumonia and heart problems.  It is contemplated that he will have to have an operation, so our future is very uncertain.  The family and I wish to thanks all the people who have sent us messages and kind words of encouragement; it has meant a great deal to Bruce and all of us.

Our proposed trip on the Russian Waterways had to be cancelled, it was fortunate that we were still in Australia when Bruce became sick.

Good News - Wednesday, 21st May was Bruce’s birthday and the family had a lovely surprise when he was allowed to come home that afternoon.  He has to take things easy for a while and it is possible he may avoid surgery.

Bronte Talbot On Dashing - Canberra '14Canberra Royal - The Marena Team attended as usual but I was not able to go with the Sale of our property pending, so I missed Canberra for the first time.  The Marena Team did us proud and added to our totals with 4 more Champions. 

Results – Supreme Led ASP Exhibit & Champion Led Part Welsh Stallion Kolbeach Royal Print.  Sandown Musical Note won Reserve Champion Led ASP Mare for the Hooke Family.  Kristie and Tamika were a great help and without anyone of our team it would have been much harder task.

Bronte Talbot won the Child’s Show Hunter Galloway with Stillbrook Dashing (picture on far right), there were plenty of other placings won by all the team.

Lindy & Keely - Winner Parent & Child - Sydney '14Nell Evans & DP JerimiahSydney Royal was trying in many ways for us with Bruce and I both sick with a virus that seemed to be the beginning of his troubles.  Some horses also had a bit of bad luck and especially for the Talbot Family when Bronte’s Galloway Stillbrook Dashing took sick.  It was very sad because, is spite of all the efforts made by everybody, Dash did not recover. 

Sydney Results - We won 6 firsts, 2 champions and a dozen other placings.  Nell Evans lovely hack DP Jeremiah (at right) was awarded Best Led Thoroughbred Exhibit.

Kolbeach Royal Print was Reserve Champion Part Welsh Stallion.

Maureen with Lindy & Keeley 8 years (above left), who won the Parent and Child Rider - they also won this class in 2012.

Sad News There is some very sad news for the horse world when on 9th May, good horse rider Bronte Ross of Queensland, had an accident off a horse whilst working on a cattle property and was air-lifted to Toowoomba Hospital with serious head injuries.  Bronte is now (27th May) out of Intensive Care into High Care - she is awake, breathing on her own and trying to mouth words - very encouraging progress.  Our love and best wishes are with the Ross Family.

Then on 22nd May much admired horseman Peter Flynn lost his courageous fight with cancer. Our love goes to Kath and family at this very sad time.

The Future

The Show goes on - We will find a property for us all, where Lindy will carry on training horses and riders and you will still see her at Shows competing with her daughter Keeley.  In the meantime Lindy is still giving lessons as usual.  Our Email Newsletters will keep you up with further developments.

Established in 1957, Marena Stud is stepping into a new era - we will be much smaller, but God willing we will still breed winning horses.

We love to hear from you about our horses.  Thank you for all the beautiful memories.

Love and best wishes,
Maureen Walker

 Quote of the Month

Quote of the Month           Pruning is a necessary part of life.  In order to move forward, you must let go.

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