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DECEMBER

Make your Friesian Dream come true this Christmas!

Tash’s Training Tip - 15 Step Checklist for 2013~ Kate’s Knowledge - Dehydration News From Holland ~ Kate’s & Danielle show you their progress on Hercules & Zorro!

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From the Editor

IN THIS ISSUE

Hi Fabulous Friesian Fanatics!! :) MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! Hope you have an awesome holiday break and come back refreshed and ready to rock in 2014!!

• PAGE 4: NEWS FROM HOLLAND • PAGE 5: NOTE FROM TASH AND 2013 DATES • PAGE 6-8: KIND KATE’S KNOWLEDGE DEHYDRATION

Kate, Danielle & Kate with Dazzle!

We have a huge magazine for you this month - with HEAPS of photos! Tash gives you a 15 step checklist for 2013, Danielle & Kate give a look into two of our young horses that are just starting their training, and I look at dehydration in horses!

• PAGE 9: YOUR GIFTS ARE WAITING FOR YOU! • PAGE 10-11: ABE’S PERSPECTIVE • PAGE 12-14: TASH’S TRAINING TIP - 15 STEP CHECKLIST FOR 2013 • PAGE 15: EBONY PARK TV - DEHYDRATION • PAGE 16-18: EBONY PARK ROCKSTAR OF THE MONTH - MERRY CHRISTMAS EP FAMILY! • PAGE 19: HAVE YOU EVER WANTED A LESSON ON A FRIESIAN? • PAGE 20: FRIESIAN EXPERIENCES NOW AVAILABLE! • PAGE 21-23: PHOTO GALLERY - TASH’S MATERNITY PHOTOSHOOT • PAGE 24-25: CHRISTMAS SPECIAL - ARNIE & SIENNA • PAGE 26-27: KATE’ & DANIELLE’S KICKASS TIPS

We took a couple of photos this morning for the front cover of the mag... and Danielle decided to sit on our equine model, Dazzle (one of the broodmares) who hasn’t been ridden for 4 years!! What a superstar she is - we just love her!! :) Have a fabulous month and a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Safe New Year!! :) To Yo u r D r e a m s Becoming Reality,

Danielle and Dazzle!

• PAGE 28: BEST FRIEND PICTURE BOARD • PAGE 29: 5 MINUTES WITH TINEKE BARTELS • PAGE 30-35: BREEDING SEASON 2013 • PAGE 36: CONTACT INFORMATION

Kate Langdon

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News From Holland - 5 Stallions Awarded Stud Licences Sape 381 Sport) also scored more than 80 points. He finished his riding test with 78 points and went on to add 80.5 points for the driving test and another 83.5 for the show-driving test. On Monday morning, five of the seven stallions taking the examination for in-harness disciplines in Ermelo made the grade and obtained the much coveted stud licence.

After approval Gerben was given the name Gerben 479. ‘In trot we would like to see a bit more scope in the front leg. In the driving tests he demonstrates a lot of ‘go’.

The riding test already revealed this to be a good crop with Gerke Z. (Norbert 444 Sport x Rindert 406 Sport) showing himself to be a real hit. This stallion also made an excellent impression in the in-harness tests so that he finished as the undisputed sensation of this Central Examination.

Gerben is a modern stallion radiating youth, a horse showing a lot of promise’, according to head of inspection Bauke de Boer. Stallion Fryso (Olgert 445 Sport x Doeke 287) was also approved and continues as Fonger 478, after scoring 79.5 points for driving and 75 points for the show-driving test and a total of 82.5 points for the riding test.

Gerke Z. collected 86 points in the riding test and on Monday morning he added 87 points for the driving test and 87.5 for the show-driving test. He has been registered under the name Hette 481. Gerben van de Olde Mette Moate (Doaitsen 420 Sport x

This stallion catches the eye with his excellent walk which he also demonstrated in the driving test. He needs to develop slightly more front in the driving disciplines.

Gerke van de Stierenweg (Norbert 444 Sport x Jelke 367) has been registered as Hessel 480 with a total of 77 points for driving and 76 for the show-driving test. ‘He seems to be a little laidback, but we suspect his huge body is somewhat to blame here because he stands at 1.72m. Therefore this examination could be a little premature for him and he needs time to develop more strength over the next year or so. But we have great faith in this stallion’, De Boer comments. Closing the ranks of the five newly-approved stallions for stud services is Haiko van ’t Oosterzand (Arjen 417 Sport x Lute 304 Sport) who will continue his life as Haike 482. He ended up with a score of 79 for the driving test and 71 for his showdriving test. ‘This stallion made a very positive impression under saddle showing a constant willingness to work. He has less aptitude for show-driving work but compensates with an interestingly low kinship percentage.’ Click here for videos!! Source: KFPS Website

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DIARY DATES The horses are

Note from Tash Hello Friesian Lovers!!!! :):):) Hello friesian lovers!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! :)

currently having a

I trust you are having a wonderful festive season and are looking forward to Christmas!

competitions while

I am eagerly anticipating welcoming my daughter into the world this month, and then getting back into the riding. 2014 will be a big year for Ebony Park with the stallions Dante, Zeus and of course Abe going out into competition, as well as a crossbred by Elko. The truck will be full!

break from

we train up our

new rider, Kate,

until Natasha has

had her baby due this month!

Stay tuned for comp dates in 2014

Please note the Ebony Park Office will be closed over Christmas - our last day in the office is Friday 20th December, and we will be back in the office on Monday 6th January. Have a fabulous Christmas!!

We also have to finish starting Zorro and Hercules, so they are ready to go off and make some lucky rider's dream come true. We will be playing with one of our 3yo mares - Helena, who is out of Jantje by Elko, she is due to have a foal by Jorrit but if she shows promise in the dressage ring that will be her first and only foal she will carry, and we will start embryo transfer with her and keep her as a competition mare. We also look forward to finding the right owners for our only other two horses here that don't have their new mums (or dads) yet. They are Sienna and Arnie and you can find them on page 24-25. I look forward to welcoming you into the EP Family if you are the lucky one that becomes their new owner. I would also like to congratulate Brittany on her investment of Zephyrus (Abe x Dazzle 2013)! I have known Brittany for a while and couldn't be happier they are together! I hope you enjoy the photos of my maternity shoot with Abe, and I really look forward to sharing pics of the new addition to our family next month! Have an amazing christmas and new year and we look forward to sharing an amazing 2014 with you all!!!!! To Your Success,

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Kind Kate’s Knowledge - Dehydration During the summer months, it is really important that your horse has a clean, fresh source of water at all times, as dehydration can happen on a hot day very quickly! This is especially true for foals, who together with being much smaller than adult horses, also have not yet developed great control mechanisms for temperature regulation and control. Horses that are worked too hard on hot days without water are also at risk.

1. Pinch Test

This is the most simple way to check if your horse is showing signs of dehydration. Simply pinch up the skin on your horses neck, and then let go - the longer it takes for your horses skin to spring back to its normal position, the more dehydrated your horse is. If it takes more than around 2 seconds, then your horse is probably getting dehydrated.

3. A m o u n t

Ok, so we know that our horses can get dehydrated easily, but how do we know if they are dehydrated? There are a number of steps that you can perform in order to work this out:

of Water

Consumed It is a good idea to monitor exactly how much water your horse drinks in a day. H o w e v e r, i f y o u h a v e automatic drinkers like we do in the paddocks and stables at Ebony Park, this is impossible!! So instead just make sure buckets always have plenty of fresh water in them, and that drinkers are always working!

Some horses sweat more than others, and therefore lose more water when they are worked, and need to drink more often. An average 500kg horse will drink at least 20 litres of water a day - if your horse is dehydrated and wont drink the water that you offer him, try adding molasses or apple juice to it to make it more tasty!

(this is because the blood has been pushed away from the area). The longer it takes for the gum to turn pink again, the more dehydrated your horse is. Again, if it takes more than 2 seconds, your horse is most likely dehydrated. You can also check the inside of your horses mouth for lack of moisture - dryness can be a sign of dehydration.

4. Eyes

The Pinch Test 2. Capillary Refill time

This is a good way to determine dehydration in a horse, but not necessarily the easiest. Lift your horses lip up so that you can see his gums, then press on the gum with your finger and let go once it has turned white

If the eyes of your horse appear sunken and dull, this can be a sign of dehydration. Horses and humans use the same strategies to help keep them cool, such as sweating and dilation of blood vessels near the skin, but humans are actually much more efficient at

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Kind Kate’s Knowledge - Dehydration staying cool than horses. This is because horses have much less surface area to body weight (40% of the area humans do) and much larger muscles (which generate huge amounts of heat) than humans do! This means that horses are much more efficient at keeping warm in the colder months than we are, but not as good during the warmer months. Horses in heavy work on a hot day can sweat out around 12 liters an hour! If your horse is dehydrated, this is a lot of fluid to get back into him! Clinical dehydration is defined as a loss of 5% total body water this is 20 liters for a 500kg horse, and wouldn’t take very long for a horse being worked! Horse sweat also contains quite high levels of electrolytes - so when your horse is sweating, he is not only losing water, but also essential electrolytes that help to keep him hydrated, such as, sodium, chloride, potassium, and during prolonged periods of heavy sweating, calcium.

Ok, I’m freaking out now you say, I think my horse is dehydrated... but how do I treat it, and how do I prevent it happening again in the future?! Fluid loss as little as 1% bodyweight (5kg for a 500kg horse) can reduce performance. I know that 5kg sounds like a lot, but for your average 60kg human, 1% is only 600g! Coupled with electrolyte loss which occurs during sweating, this can lead to conditions such as ‘Tying Up’, where the horses thigh, gluteal and lower back muscles develop pain and stiffness due to damaged m u s c l e cells or ‘Thumps’ where the h o r s e basically g e t s hiccups (much more violently t h a n humans) f r o m spasmodic

diaphragm contractions that are synchronous with the heart beat (the flanks and sides of the horse have a fluttering motion). Is is a common belief that it is not a good idea to let a horse drink after exercise as the horse may colic. As long as the horse has stopped puffing and panting, they wont drink more than the volume of their stomach (15L). So as long as you only offer between 10-15L of water soon after exercise, you shouldn’t have a problem.

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Kind Kate’s Knowledge - Dehydration You also need to make sure your horse is fit enough for the work you are making him do - unfit horses will fatigue and sweat more than fit horses. Work your horse up gradually to the level of work you would like to do. If your horse is hairy, clip his coat to prevent excess sweating. Provide a balanced electrolyte supplement in your horses feed on days that he is worked, or days that he sweats a lot. It is important to make sure that your horses everyday diet has the right balance of vitamins and minerals too. Providing your horse with ad lib access to hay or grass all the time is one of the best things that you can do! It doesn’t have to be high quality hay, it is mainly the fibre and the volume that is important. Fibre takes a long time to digest, and is kept in the hindgut for a long time after consumption so that it can ferment and digest. When there is a lot of fibre in the hindgut, this also retains a large volume of water, thus preventing your horse from dehydrating as easily!!

Basically, keeping your horse hydrated is just common sense and observation. If the unfortunate thing happens, and you believe your horse to be dehydrated, there are a number of things you can do to help him out. Firstly, get your horse into shade (this is particularly important for dark or black horses such as the Friesians, who absorb so much heat through their coats! For dark horses, it is a good idea on a hot day to either keep them in the stables and put them out at night, or put a white cotton rug on them during the day - this will reflect the sunlight and tend to keep them cooler. You can cool your horse with a fan and water (but avoid large muscle areas, as you don’t want to cool them down too quickly or they can seize up, just like human muscles. Give the horse free access to water, and add electrolytes to his feed, or give it to him in a paste (you can get electrolyte paste in tubes that look very much like worming paste). This will usually help the horse to

recover from mild to moderate dehydration, but just make sure you keep an eye on him to make sure he recovers properly. In cases of severe dehydration (and I certainly hope this doesn’t happen to you, but like I mentioned earlier, this may happen in foals or horses without access to a water supply), I would firstly call the vet! They will be able to give your horse IV (intravenous) fluid, or stomach tube your horse with fluid, and really monitor the condition of your horse to give him the best chance of recovery. I hope all of your horses stay happy and healthy over the summer months! Please let me know if there are any topics you would like me to cover in future issues of the magazine :) To Your Dreams Becoming Reality,

Kate Langdon For a full list of sources, please contact Ebony Park at info@ebonyparkstud.com.au

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Abe’s Perspective

Hey super riders! My name is Abe and I am Natasha’s superstar Friesian stallion and her one and only horse she likes to ride. I told her I thought it was very unfair that she was the only one to share how to ride - as lets’ face it... I’m the one that really makes it all happen - so this is my chance to teach you how to really ride a horse... with advice straight from the horses mouth! *Taken from November 2013 Your Riding Success Monthly. If you would like to view Your Riding Success Monthly click here

Hey Friesian Lovers!! I know Tash is all excited about her goal setting for next year! It was hard for her to miss the big competitions this year... I secretly loved my holiday but don't tell her that!

I know I have been weight training but they are big goals and we will have to work really hard to achieve them!

First quarter goals - JanMar 2014 It is 31st March 2014 and I have achieved: - more dinner as I am working harder :)

So I thought I should make up my own goals for 2014. So here they are:

So for 2014 she has made posters of all the horses goals separated into months!!! I am a bit awed at her plans for me!!! They include DWTS, Nationals, Equitana, Vi c C h a m p s , a n d these percentages that I have never received before!

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Abe’s Perspective 2nd Quarter goals - AprilJune It is 30th June 2014 and I have achieved: - a good rest in June 3rd Quarter goals - JulySept It is 30th September 2014 and I have achieved: - being bred 5 times - I love breeding season! - enjoying the spring grass 4th Quarter goals Oct-Dec It is 31st December and I have achieved: - being bred 10 times - tried hard and made Tash proud of me in all our comps

I trust your goals excite you and make you ready to make 2014 your best riding year yet. I added to Tash's goals - give Abe a carrot every day, so make sure you add that to yours as well!!!! I hope you have a great Christmas! I am very excited as I will become a godfather to a very special child Tash's baby! I have already looked after it for 9 months making sure Tash was ok on my back and soon I get to see her!

Anyway give your horse a carrot from me! Until next time enjoy your riding and give your horse a carrot for me! :) To Your Success,

Abe

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Tash’s Training Tip - 15 Step Checklist for 2013 I wish you a merry Christmas, I wish you a merry Christmas, I wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year… Merry Christmas!!!! :) I LOVE December!!! There is an excitement in the air! Everyone is happy and looking forward to the Christmas break, and there is an anticipation for the following year and what it will bring. As you think back over 2013 what are your thoughts? I always do a checklist over the year and do a debrief over the year. For this month I thought you might like the checklist... The only thing is, please email me and let me know how it has helped you!!!! Here it is:

15 Step Checklist for 2013

1. What did I achieve this year? You want to keep writing every little thing that you achieved. Learnt a canter transition off your seat, installed a gym habit, developed a closer relationship with your daughter? What ever it is, just start your mind in January and keep going …

2. Which goals did I achieve? Sometimes you achieve things that aren’t a goal. Hence the first list is EVERYTHING you achieved. This list is now specifically looking through your yearly goals you set for 2013 and checking them off.

3. How did I achieve my achievements? You need an evidence procedure for how you did it – so you can do it again! Perhaps it was digging deep and working harder when you wanted to give up, maybe it was seeing a new coach and learning something new which meant you could finally tick off your goal.

4. Which goals didn’t I achieve? We need to list all the goals you didn’t tick off so we can determine if they are still important and need to be on the list for next year.

5. Why didn’t I achieve them? Perhaps the goal became unimportant, perhaps you didn’t have enough knowledge or skills yet to get the success. Whatever it is - you need to know what you need to ensure success next time.

6. What made me happy this year? What gave you pleasure, made you smile, had you laughing? Maybe it’s seeing family, friends, holidays, going somewhere, new hobby?

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Tash’s Training Tip - 15 Step Checklist for 2013 can read the pain I chose to be in and experience.

The main thing here – is there something in your life that constantly causes you pain? Whatever it is – you need to make sure you schedule it in again, and more of it if possible into your diary p l a n f o r n e x t y e a r. Remember the meaning of life is to experience as much joy and pleasure as possible in every moment!

7. How can I make sure I get even more happy moments? Like I said - schedule it in, I have done my diary for 2014 already and locked in dinner with some friends for March 2014.

8. What made me sad? I LOVE this one – I keep a diary, and when I look back at this year and what made me sad, I can’t think of many things – but in my diary, when I’m in it, you

Maybe you hate your job, or are always fighting with a friend, or feel bad when you see them. Whatever it is – if you can clearly remember being sad a lot because of a certain someone/something - then you need to do something about it! Again - life is for fun and enjoyment not pain and disappointment!

9. Looking back - should I have been sad? This is also remembering for next time if you are sad - to ask yourself will I remember this/will this really matter in a years time? If the answer is no, get over it and be happy now! Looking back - all the times I was sad were not a

time to be sad – I should have been celebrating, as the challenges made me a better woman today than if I hadn’t had them! Remember everything is an opportunity to grow!

10.What did I learn? Love this one! I have a book tally of how many books I read, also conferences I attended, people I met. Everything I learned about myself, riding, business, people, friendship, love, laughter, everything! What did you learn? Write it all down! You will be amazed at all your learning’s! If you don’t have many learning’s, perhaps that’s another thing to commit to for 2014. If you’re not growing you are dying, it is impossible to stand still!

11.W h a t h a v e n ’ t I learned? Did you repeat any mistakes? The universe will keep presenting the same challenge until you successfully overcome it. So what haven’t you learned yet? What do you need to change/accept/

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Tash’s Training Tip - 15 Step Checklist for 2013 develop to successfully meet your challenges?

12.W h a t

were challenges?

my

If I am getting the same challenges year after year, that means I have not grown and successfully overcome it. As long as I have new challenges every year, then I know I am growing! The more you progress, the better the challenges get - so hopefully you have bigger challenges every year!

more!

15.What was my biggest learning from 2013? All the challenges are worth it when you can see how much you have grown and how much you have learned! So there you go! Enjoy recapping 2013 and CONGRATULATIONS on all your accomplishments, learning’s and experiences!

excited about setting new goals and making 2014 you best year ever!!!! To your successful 2013 and to an even more successful 2014!!!! :)

Natasha Althoff

I am sure you are grateful for them all, and are very

13.W h a t

were my l e a r n i n g ’s f r o m m y mistakes?

So you stopped making the same mistakes! Excellent what specifically did you learn? Make sure you know, so if you slip back and create the same challenge, you know what you learned and what you have to do to fix it!

14.What was the best thing about 2013? This is just to celebrate what was your biggest win or best moment! Re-live it, anchor it, and use it as your evidence procedure of what you can achieve and

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Ebony Park Rockstar of the Month The Ebony Park Family!!

This month rather than having an

individual Rockstar of the Month, we

thought since it was the end of the year,

Dasheil (Daniel & Kirsty)

we would like to pay tribute to all of our

Ebony Park family members, by giving you a collage of photos of the Ebony Park Family!! Enjoy and have a wonderful

holiday season, and we wish all of our

Sarah & Agamemnon

family members a very Merry Christmas!!!

Gabbi & Snow White

Lara & Achillies

Danielle & Lightning

Krista & Delta

Justine & Daquiri

JB (Kylie)

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Ebony Park Rockstar of the Month The Ebony Park Family Danielle, Charisma & Lacota

Kate & Kate (Lauren)

Lucy & Loki

Hanibal (Leonie)

Justine & Rocky

Nicole & Meteor

Shaquil (Tracey)

Federlite (Tania) Sian & Bastian

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Ebony Park Rockstar of the Month The Ebony Park Family

Naomi & Prince

Reggie (Kylie)

Don Juan (Elita)

Danielle & Gabbi

Shamika (Vicki)

Hayley & Zaphira

Joanne & Paris

Pandora (Daniel & Kirsty)

Charlie & Diallo Ebony Park Friesian Magazine December 2013 Brittany & Zephyrus

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Well now is your chance… Ebony Park is now offering lessons on our Medium Level purebred Friesian stallion, Ebony Park Jorrit. This is your chance to experience what riding a Friesian stallion is like, as well as learn some pretty cool dressage skills. Jorrit is available for seat lessons – this is your opportunity to experience what the Friesian paces are like, and a great chance to learn how you can improve your seat to sit their gaits deeper and more effectively.

We also offer dressage lessons on Grand Prix schoolmaster and 1/2 Friesian gelding, The Carrock Tambo. Lessons are conducted by new young horse rider and trainer, Kate Richmond, and are starting this month! If you would like to book a lesson, click here to fill out the form on our website, or call Kate on 0422 227 364 for more information!

“I cannot wait to come back to Ebony Park and to continue my riding journey at home as well” “It has always been my dream to ride a Friesian stallion and having a foal by Jorrit I wanted to take the experience – I never thought I would have the chance! I just want to say thankyou to the whole team at Ebony Park (but especially Loes and Jorrit!) for the amazing experience I had during my lesson at Ebony Park. I never in my wildest dreams imagined I would get to sit on a Friesian stallion, let alone be able to trot and canter, and learn so much that I can translate to my own horses and riding in the Ebony Park Friesian Magazine December 2013 19 process.” Kellie Mitchell, 2013


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EP Sienna Introducing EP Sienna, half Friesian filly born 25/09/2012 by purebred Friesian stallion Ebony Park Elko, out of Warmblood mare Penny. She was born bay, but gets darker and darker as each month goes by, and is now a dark bay/ brown colour.

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By the impressive Friesian stallion Ebony Park Elko, who stands at 17.1hh and has three amazing paces to match, this eye-catching filly looks to follow in her father’s footsteps… she is the tallest of the fillies born in 2012, and is looking set to have her father’s height, and boy can she move! With the sweet temperament of her warmblood mother, Penny, we are looking forward to seeing her in the competition world in a few years time, whatever discipline she does! Sienna is available on one of our payment plans - click here to go to her page and register your interest now!! :)

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Arnie is one of the most sociable foals we have this year… he hangs out with all of the other foals equally!! He is also one of the friendliest foals we have - he loves scratches! This 3/4 Friesian colt is by the impressive 17.1hh Ebony Park Elko, and has inherited his fathers gorgeous movement, out of 1/2 Friesian mare Anika, who is by Grand Prix Friesian stallion Ebony Park Abe - so you are getting the bloodlines of two of our magnificent Friesian stallions with this colt! He has the bold, cheeky personality of his grandsire Abe, and we hope some of the height and magnificence of his sire Elko… and we can’t wait to see him in the dressage ring when he grows up!! Arnie is available on one of our payment plans, so if you think he is your next dressage horse, click here to go to his page on our website and register your interest (there’s also footage of him there!)! Ebony Park Friesian Magazine December 2013

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Kate & Danielle’s Kickass Tips!

The last month has been a busy one for us! We have 2 geldings that have just turned 3 so we have just started their training! Hercules is a purebred gelding by Elko out of Tash’s competition mare Gjanna, and is a spunk! We have been lunging him in the arena, getting him used to all the gear, and Danielle has just started to lean over his back... over the next couple of weeks she will be starting to sit on him, riding him on the lunge, and then finally riding him without the lunge! Zorro is the other gelding we have been starting. He is a 3/4 gelding by Ebony Park Jorrit (and the first Jorrit baby we have broken in so we are very excited!) out of 1/2 Friesian mare Zip. Above: Hercules

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Kate & Danielle’s Kickass Tips!

He has been so quiet and easy to far in is training, we are already up to sitting on him and riding him on the lunge... after only a couple of weeks! Check out the footage of Kate riding him on the lunge for the first time! Until next time and have a Merry Christmas,

Kate & Danielle

About to sit on Zorro

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BEST FRIEND PICTURE We want to celebrate with you, any photos of you and your horse - they don’t have to be dressage photos, and they don’t have to be Friesian photos - just a photo of you with your best friend! Just email your photo to info@ebonyparkstud.com.au and we will share it on this wall next

Above and Right: Karen Dunstone - 9 Months old Leila who is by Ebony Park Abe! :)

Right: ClaireEmma Mathieu “here is a silly one of me and my horse Charlie :) hope you enjoy our goofiness!”

Abeove: “Hello EP team, A huge thank you for all your info, ideas, inspiration and knowledge in your mag, and tv. So enjoyable. I thought I would share a moment with my beautiful Friesian foal... He is now a yearling... Sandalwood Indiana. Named Indiana after famous Adventurer for his fearless, inquisitive nature. He gives me endless hours of pleasure and laughter. This pic is his first trail ride out with uncle Wolf, his Andulisian Warmblood guardian and myself. So good for his development , and he revells in it. He loves exploring new places and never lets Wolf and I out of sight. Ebony Park Friesian Magazine December 2013 Regards Cybelle Blakebrough”

Left: Krissi Harwood and her girl Bella - “One day she will have a friesian friend :)”

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5 Minutes with Tineke Bartels Tineke Bartels is a dressage rider from the Netherlands, who won the silver medal in the Team Dressage Event at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. In the Individual Competition she finished in fifteenth position. Four years later Bartels repeated that feat - she competed in four Summer Olympics for her native country, starting in 1984. Her daughter Imke competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. Bartels was heavily injured on 7 November 2006 after she fell off her horse during a training. She fell with her head against a tree and needed a long time to recover... She is now a dressage director for events such as the European Dressage Championships, and was interviewed by the Dutch Press Agency (ANP) on the future of dressage in The Netherlands before the European Dressage Championships in August this year. Since the sale of Totilas, the Dutch dressage team crashed down from being unbeatable to just a medal "candidate". Bartels believes that The Netherlands can only keep its top position if it doesn't sell its best horses. Much has already been said about it and also at the European Championships in Rotterdam in August last year it was be a topic of discussion. In an unguarded moment the sale of the black wonder stallion Totilas caused a true shift in power. The new owner Paul Schockemรถhle helped bring Matthias Rath and Germany back into the saddle, pushed world champion Edward Gal off his throne and relegated The Netherlands from favourite to candidate. Moreover he fed the German self-confidence one year before the Games. That confidence had already grown well by the acquisition of a few special horses from Holland. "I share this worry," said Tineke Bartels who talks from experience and who is closely involved with the EU-CH organisation. "We have to think about a dressage horse fund. We have much riding skills here, but less horse power. It's a matter of money. Our breeding produces the best horses but the Dutch are dealers." This balancing out of the power has a big advantage. The European Championships have never been so unpredictable. "It will be super exciting and a huge battle will be fought," said Bartels. Probably the elusive will be the decisive factor. Is there home advantage? "Yes, you always do a bit more your best in front of a home crowd. If the judges catch a bit of the orange buzz as well, it'll help." Adelinde Cornelissen (Parzival), Edward Gal (Sisther de Jeu), Hans Peter Minderhoud (Nadine) and Sander Marijnissen (Moedwill) were the first dutch riders to inaugurate the new equestrian stadium in Kralingse Bos, which has a capacity of 7,000 seats. This is what they said of the European Championships before they competed - The European Dressage Championships will be a success when "we have all performed our best," said Gal. "If every one of us did their utmost," Cornelissen explained (Cornelissen went on to win gold in both Grand Prix and Grand Prix KUR events). "I can't add more to that," Minderhoud replied. "I hope to ride as well as possible," Marijnissen added. Bartels was a bit more bold in her statements. "There are gradations, but we have to go for gold. The kur to music, sold out. The feeling that is wasn't only up to us. Totilas, Parzival, minutes of goose bumps. Longer than ever. I'm looking forward to that." Congratulations to the dutch team for the bronze medal at the Olympics last year!! :) Source: Wikipedia, Eurodressage

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DOB: 06/02/1951 Country: Eindhoven, Holland Did You Know: Bartels had a riding accident in 2006 where the doctors diagnosed her with three broke bones of the neck vertebrae and a big cut on her face. Bartels did not lose her sense of humour, though, because when the doctor stitched up her face, she joked, "You don't have to be so precise, I'm already off the market." Bartels needed to wear a brace to support her neck for three months. Though she was in serious pain, and the recovery took quite some time, the damage was not permanent. 29


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Ebony Park Jor#t

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Jorrit is an exceptional dressage stallion that made it through to the very prestigious 70 day performance test for approved stallions. In the performance test in Holland, Jorrit was within days of being approved as a stallion but a muscle strain hindered his movement and was unfortunately eliminated late in the test.  He was also awarded a breeding permit from the KFPS when they came out for the 2013 Keuring. This is only awarded to very select Friesian stallions who possess the desired characteristics of the breed. There are only a few Friesian stallions in Australia that hold a current KFPS permit, and Ebony Park is very proud to offer Ebony Park Jorrit to the discerning Friesian breeder. This permit is limited to only 20 mares so please book quickly and as Born 12/05/2003, 16.2hh, Jet Black early as possible to avoid disappointment! imported Friesian ster stallion By the Grand Prix Dutch Approved Dressage Friesian Jasper 366 Scored 82% for the IBOP (2009 Keuring) Foalbook ster stallion with a Current KFPS Breeding Permit for 2013-2014 Registration Number: 5280 0420 0305 315

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Ebony Park Elko

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Unfortunately, due to a paddock injury to his knee, Elko is no longer able to be ridden, and has been retired from the competition arena. Ebony Park is extremely disappointed and upset by this incident, however we are very happy that he is still able to be bred, and has still retained his breeding permit (not something to be taken lightly, as the KFPS are very strict about awarding breeding permits!). When Elko was able to be ridden he was destined to be Natasha’s Olympic Grand Prix horse. He had everything! Three amazing paces, the desire and trainable temperament, and was quick to learn and improve. In his short career he scored up to 72% in preliminary and gained 44 grading points qualifying him for the 2006 Australian Dressage Championships in Novice in only 2 months of competition.

Born 21/04/2001, 17.1hh, jet black imported Friesian ster stallion By the Champion Approved licensed Dutch Friesian Stallion Teunis 332 Foalbook ster stallion with a Current KFPS Breeding Permit for 2013-2014 Registration Number: 5280 0420 0120 011

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Ebony Park Abe

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Abe has had consistent results of over 62% at the Inter I level, and currently competing and winning at the Grand Prix level in 2012 with scores over 60%, improving with each competition! Early in his career Abe was the horse to beat in Novice bringing home 3 Novice Championships with scores up to 71%. He also took home an Advanced Championship in 2008 and competed and qualified for the prestigious Dressage with the stars in the PSG and Inter I Kur in March 2010.

Abe is now establishing himself in Grand Prix and he hasn’t disappointed. His piaffe/passage is amazing and we are now waiting for him to develop the strength to catch up. This horse is destined for a legendary Grand Prix career. Ebony Park Abe is an exceptional stallion to ride. He is powerful and responsive and carries you through any situation with pride and attitude.

Born 29/03/2000, 16.2hh, jet black imported Friesian ster stallion.

To ride him is pure joy! He is solid, strong and powerful! First Friesian stallion in Australasia to Abe takes you into a test almost like a war horse taking compete and win at Grand Prix level in you into battle. He is proud, noble and loves to show off dressage. and be the centre of attention. Abe has been awarded the sports predicate from the KFPS. He is the first stallion in Australia to achieve the award due to his outstanding results in the dressage arena. By the Champion Approved licensed Dutch Friesian Stallion Anne 340 Registration Number: 5280 0420 0010

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Zeus of Ebony Park

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Zeus is Elko’s first son that we have bred, and we have eagerly been waiting the years until he was old enough to work. At 5 1/2 he is already competing in Elementary level dressage, with scores over 68% and a Medium start expected late 2013! Zeus is a delight to work with, having an exceptional canter just like his father, and a swinging, easy trot. He is still taking time to mature with some growing to do, but in another year we are so excited to see where this boy is at! He has inherited the beautiful, willing Friesian temperament from both sire and dam. This will be Zeus’s third season standing at stud, with his first lot of gorgeous babies born last year, and a wonderful opportunity for people to get access to Elko’s bloodlines!

Born 22/11/2007, 16hh, jet black Friesian BBook1 stallion. By our imported Friesian stallion (who has a breeding permit) Elko van der Woalderhoeve Registration Number: AU0360 0420 0706 076

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Ebony Park Dante

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Dante is by Champion dutch stallion Norbert 444, who has won the prestigious Friesian Stallion Show in Holland for the last 2 years in a row – 2012 and 2013. We imported his gorgeous mother, Ebony Park Jantje from Holland, and within 2 months of his birth, Jantje was competed by Natasha, with three floating paces and one of the easiest horses to ride! Dante looks to be a superb mixture of sire and dam – he is solid, strong and powerful, at the same time being easy and willing to train. Natasha says this stallion is the definition of ‘easy’ – you get on and do nothing, and the horse performs exactly how you want underneath you. To handle he is quiet and obliging. He has great bloodlines and breed potential, and we can’t wait to breed him for the first time this year for some gorgeous foals in 2014! Dante was competed for the first time in February 2013 in Preliminary dressage – and what a superstar! It was his first time out ever, and he took it all in his stride, coming home with over 62%! We can’t wait to see what he does in the future on the dressage arena!

Born 21/04/2008, 16.2hh, Jet Black imported Friesian stallion (in utero)

By the Champion Approved licensed Dutch Dressage Friesian Stallion Norbert 444 Foalbook stallion Registration Number: 0360 0420 0905 604

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