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IN THIS ISSUE: * Remi Stud Scholarship * Aquis Showjumping * Oxalate Poisoning * Windgalls * Equine Winter Needs Feature - Herbs for winter - Rugs - Lights to control coats - Joint & arthritis problems

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Scholarship provides a unique opportunity The Remi Stud Young Rider Scholarship is an amazing opportunity for a young rider who has the dedication and talent, but not the financial means, to enter into the equestrian industry. This is the sixth year of the scholarship and includes the ownership of a purpose-bred weanling foal by Lauries As - one of the best performed Hanoverian stallions in Australia. There is also an extensive and comprehensive sponsorship package which includes feed from Prydes Easifeed; a saddle, saddlecloth and bridle from Edwards Saddleworld; 10 weeks training by Team Van Den Berge when the horse turns three-years-old; life registration with Equestrian Queensland; legal support from Horseforce; show product from Dr Show; riding apparel from Belrock Equestrian; veterinary care from Westvets; registration and merchandise from the HHSA; farrier care from Richard Meaker Farrier; transport from Manuel Equine Transport; and support from Equestrian Australia and the Brisbane CDI. To be considered for the receipt of this scholarship valued at mor than $30,000, riders should complete the application form (available soon from EA and all State branches) and submit it to Cheryl O'Brien at by June 30. Applicants are eligible from the beginning of the year in which they turn 12 to the end of the year in which they turn 18.

Young riders have an opportunity of a lifetime to get a head start in th equestrian industry through the Remi Stud Young Rider Scholarship and the support of its generous sponsors.

Applicants should provide the following information to accompany their application - A letter describing why you believe you would be a worthy recipient of the scholarship (this should include current training level; short, medium and long term goals in the equestrian industry; and information regarding how this scholarship would allow and support your future goals). - A letter from a parent or guardian stating

that they approve of your application, why they think you would benefit from the scholarship, and that are prepared to commit the time and support necessary to care for the horse. - A letter from your current coach supporting your application, and why they think you would benefit from the Scholarship, and stating how they will be involved in the preparation of this young horse.


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Aquis Tour final goes down to the wire The Aquis Champions Tour showjumping event concluded at Elysian Fields at Canungra with a narrow win to rider Merrick Ubank riding Alantinus. He scored the Pryde's EasiFeed Gold Tour Final Ubank by just .35 of a second from Clint Beresford and Emmaville Jitterbug to claim the first prize of $35,000, the richest event on the Australian showjumping calendar. More than 300 of Australia's best showjumpers competed on the Gold Coast in the nine-day program for more than $340,000 in total prize money at the third annual Aquis Champions Tour. Competition manager Michelle McMahon was delighted with the quality of competition at the prestigious event. "Over the course of the program we've seen some spectacular jumping and tough competition with competitors from all Australian states and international entrants from Japan and New Zealand,” she said. "Elysian Fields has been a first-class venue and this has been reflected in the quality of this elite event." The Coolmore Silver Tour was won by Stephen Dingwell riding Cavalier Du Rouet, just .06 of a second ahead of Tom McDermott and Elegance De La Charmille. McDermott had paid double entry fee for

win the young rider championship. The winner of the Gollan Racing Speed Derby with an impressive clear 84.68 seconds was Clint Beresford riding SL Donato. Second place went to Katie Laurie riding Cera Caruso and third was the entertaining Ron Easey riding Simplistic with a time of 87.49. Spread over almost 500 acres of rural land at Canungra on the Gold Coast hinterland Elysian Fields features polo fields, show jumping facilities and acres of riding and relaxation country, plus luxury accommodation.

Merrick Ubank rode Alantinus to win the Pryde's EasiFeed Gold Tour Final

the chance to win triple prizemoney, which resulted in him winning $12,000 for this class. McDermott riding Alpha Activity then went on to win the hard-fought IRT Bronze Tour. He beat Chris Chugg and KG Queenie with a huge gallop to the last fence for another $10,500 in prizemoney. The junior championship was won by Jess Rice-Ward riding Dusky Farm Cavalier, while the amateur championship went to Morgan Daniel and Aladino. Jessie O'Connell rode Cassis Z Ten Halven to

Lifeskills program " HHH received its 3rd business award in Feb this year for " Youth and Family Services " It has been wonderful to see the program grow across different states and receive the great feedback from Youth services in relation to disengaged young people reengaging back into school or study. The program covers communication skills, body language, emotional regulation and personality education all being taught through professional horsemanship groundskills in small groups , not unlike mini horsemanship clinics! It is not Equine Therapy, it is a Lifeskills program to help prepare young people transition to a positive future. All students attend with their own case worker or counsellor, it is designed to open doors of communication for all those involved with the young people attending. Workbooks are provided to case workers so they can reinforce the techniques taught through the courses. Licensees all receive extensive training with Sue Spence and must have a high level of natural horsemanship ground skills, excellent communication skills and ideal facilities to present the program for their local communities. Media launches with each opening are also provided with many Youth Services booking as soon a new center opens. Licensees become an important well respected role model in their communities liaising with all youth and family services. The opportunity to present the program at a corporate level is also available. Please see the website or email for further information. " Page 4

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Do I need to rug my horse? For domestic horses the answer is yes, no and maybe! While it is true that wild and free living horses survive without rugs, they roam free and can find their own shelter from bad weather. Domestic horses are kept in confined spaces and are not free to find shelter out of the wind and rain and therefore need artificial shelter and extra warmth in cold wet weather. Some breeds of horses have a very fine skin and coat (such as Thoroughbreds). This means that they feel the wet and cold more than tougher, hardier breeds. In cold, wet weather, a good quality and well-fitting rug can help the horse to maintain condition, as a cold, wet horse will burn a lot of energy keeping warm. The coat of an unrugged horse with grow thicker in the cold weather and stands up in cold weather to trap air and warm the horse. If you decide to rug your horse to compensate for

Using lights to regulate horse's hair growth?

Using lights is not just an easy way to do a few things in your stables they can prevent winter coats from growing, regulate your mare’s cycling but unfortunately increase your electricity bill. Research shows that 16 hours of daylight (synthetic and natural) are needed to prevent horses from growing coats. For best results - keep this routine year round and use either incandescent or fluorescent lighting Horses that are warm and have adequate shelter maintain their to simulate natural daylight. condition better throughout the winter Stable lights can be set on a timer this mechanism, as most show removed regularly to make scheduled to extend natural daysure it is not rubbing, letting and performance horse owners light. Turning on at 5am or so, off do, make sure you rug according in water etc and to make sure when it's naturally light eg 6.30am, the horse hasn’t lost weight or to the temperatures to keep the then on again before dusk eg 5pm, gained too much weight. Rugs horse warm, dry and comfortand off at 10 or 11 pm thus exposing prevent horses from exfoliatable the horse to 16 hours of daylight ing their skin properly (by Rugs need to be checked reguand eight hours of darkness. The rolling and mutual grooming larly (at least twice a day) to use of this extended lighting proetc.) so a rugged horse must make sure that the straps have gram is an important management be groomed thoroughly and not broken and the rug slipped, tool for horsemen who need to get frequently to get rid of the which can cause injury to your horses to slip winter hair or keep build up of dead skin and horse. hair short throughout the year. hair. Your horse’s rug should be


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The Horse Report Winter Feeding warm your horse from the inside -

By Dr Jennifer H Stewart BVSc BSc PhD MRCVS Dip BEP AAIM

As the chill of winter descends upon the paddocks, our thoughts turn to how we can best make our horses warm and comfortable in the cold, wet and often windy conditions. Although some acclimatization occurs, generally horses shiver if the temperature drops below 17ºC and sweat if it rises above 36ºC. This is called the comfort zone. Outside this 20ºC range, shivering and sweating are necessary to maintain body temperature - but both use up body energy and protein stores, leading to stress and loss of condition. Newborn foals have high metabolic rates and tolerate lower temperatures, but because they have little insulation in the form of hair coat or body fat, they rely on shivering, food intake and acitivity to maintain core body temperature. Rugs and hoods warm from the outside - what is the best way to warm horses from the inside? Most body heat is generated by the digestion of food. Heat produced by digestion enables mammals to maintain steady body temperature in the face of changing environmental conditions. By increasing heat produced during digestion we can reduce the amount of shivering. Reducing shivering and weight loss by shifting the 'comfort zone'. During digestion different feeds release different amounts of heat. Of the energy in meadow hay, 66% is converted to heat, in lucerne hay 42%, and oats and corn, 32 and 20% respectively. Heat liberated during digestion makes the horse warm on the inside and hence they can tolerate colder outside temperatures. The graphs show how heat produced during fermentation allows horses to tolerate different temperature ranges. When a horse has not eaten for a while, ongoing metabolic processes produce 30MJ of body heat. This allows the horse to maintain body temperatue when the outside air (ambient) temperature is between 17ºC and 36ºC.

Heat produced during digestion of 3.5 - 4kg of grain yields 10 MJ of body heat, allowing the horse to maintain body temperature, without having to 'top up' by shivering, when ambient temperature is between about 3ºC and32ºC.

The heat generated by hay digestion allows horses to be comfortable from minus 8ºC to 26ºC.

Comfort Zone for Horses Fed 5-6 kg of Hay

From the above graphs, it can be seen that the most efficient way to keep our equine companions warm during winter, is to feed more hay. Concentrates: A balanced concentrate, based on grains, protein meals, vitamins and minerals will supply nutrients not present in hay. As the proportion of hay increases, concentrate intake may drop, so it is important to provide a highly digestible, energy-dense concentrate. The more digestible the concentrate, the lower the amount needed to meet requirements. Page 8

Crushing and cracking do little to improve digestibility and cause oxidation of nutrients; boiling reduces vitamin content - unless the temperature and duration of cooking are carefully controlled and pelleting reduces calcium and magnesium absorption. Pressure-cooking and steam extrusion of feedstuffs combines the timehonoured practices of milling and cooking. It is done under carefully controlled conditions designed to minimise nutrient changes, while maximising digestibility. This increases both energy and protein digestibility, so a smaller amount of extruded feed is required compared to pellets, raw grains and unprocessed feeds - offering cost advantages as well as preventing overfilling of the gut - especially when hay intake increases in cold weather. Energy: Two factors increase energy requirements in winter. Firstly, the digestible energy of winter pastures is low; second, energy requirements increase by about 5% for every 1ºC drop in temperature below 15ºC. If the weather is wet and windy as well as, energy needs increase a further 40 - 50%. To sustain a high metabolic rate without losing condition, horses need more feed or feed with a higher energy-density. There are several ways to increase energy. Adding an extra dipper of oats or corn; adding oil or using a highly digestible feed. When adding extra grain, it is important to have the diet analysed, because high phosphorus and low minerals in grain could unbalance the diet and supplements may be required - especially for young, pregnant or working horses. Increasing the oil in the diet is a safe and effective way of increasing energy, as oils are high in energy and well digested. Steam extrusion improves protein, mineral, fibre and energy digestibility by up to 40% and releases nutrients that were previously unavailable. The untangling of nutrients during steam extrusion allows digestive enzymes in the small intestine to work up to 100 times faster - increasing nutrient availability and reducing acid, heat and gas production. Body condition: Having energy stored in the form of muscle and fat is important. Thin horses have a higher metabolic rate just to maintain body temperature because they lack insulation. A thick hair coat can mask thinness and weight loss, so it is important to run your hands over your horse regularly to pick up condition loss. Horses that are clipped begin to shiver when the temperature is some 10 - 15ºC higher than those that have a thick hair coat. Warm feeds: The warm smell of bran freshly mixed with hot molasses promises comfort and contentment. Whilst high in B-group vitamins bran contains poor quality protein and is only 12% fibre - the same as oats. Meadow hay is 38% fibre and lucerne 28%, making bran a low fibre supplement and expensive for the low level of nutrition it provides. Loose manure the day after a bran mash is due not to a laxative effect, but to the sudden change in diet which induces a low grade digestive upset by irritating the gut wall and compromising the bacteria in the large intestine. Never-the-less, bran is very palatable to horses - especially when suffused with warm molasses - making it a great way to tempt appetite and give horses a treat on cold nights. Bran should be restricted to less than 10% of the diet as it contains 9 times as much phosphorus than calcium. Bran is also high in phytates which bind calcium, preventing absorption. An occasional bran mash is not harmful, but a separate calcium supp1ement may be necessary. - Ph 07 55909721 - mob 0413 733 294 - Email:

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Should I clip my horse? As the days grow shorter, the diminishing sunlight triggers your horse to grow a winter coat. One way to cope with a winter coat is to clip it off. A body-clipped horse is easier to groom and cool off after winter exercise, but he’ll need blankets a to avoid getting cold after he has been clipped To decide whether to clip, think about how much work you plan to do in the winter months. If you plan to have a break and just keep your horse in light work, clipping might not be necessary. If you have goals for the winter and want to have your horse in full work and attend competitions, you should consider giving your horse a full body clip. You’ll find that your clipped horse is easier to maintain, a horse with a long coat will sweat up quicker when worked and will take a long time to dry. Also, a wet coat won’t insulate effectively, and if your horse is soaked through with perspiration, a blanket won’t help keep him warm, you would need to dry him completely before rugging. A clipped horse will dry quickly and be ready for rugging immediately thereafter. For full-body clipping, you’ll need large shearing clippers as well as small clippers. The small ones are for the face, ears, and small body parts and areas. It is very important that your horse has been thoroughly washed to remove all

RUG FITTING TIPS It’s important to get the correct fit when buying a rug for your horse. A badly fitting rug will not only be uncomfortable for your horse but can cause shoulder rubbing or injury. Most horse rugs are measured in feet and inches eg: 5ft 9. To find your horse’s size, measure with a flexible tape from the center of your horse’s chest along his side to the point of the buttocks where the cheek meets the tail. This will be his true size

Clipping your horse may not just be for appearance but for their well being

dirt from the coat so as not to blunt the blades on the clippers. It also makes it easier for the clippers to glide through the coat giving a smooth finish. Often a freshly clipped horse can feel a bit itchy, so it's important to keep their coat & skin well-conditioned. You can do this using a variety of different products such as bath oil, conditioner, moisturising sprays and grooming which willimprove blood flow. Remember you horse will require extra rugs once he is clipped to keep him warm. If you think your horse will not tolerate being clipped, don’t get your self hurt, ask a professional to do it for you.




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Joint condition and arthritis problems Poor joint condition and arthritis is very common and noticeable in performance horses. Increased inflammation in and around the joints, lameness or unevenness, a shuffling gait, ringbone, sidebone, navicular and tendonitis are all conditions associated with high impact, high performance, endurance and ageing of the joints. As the cold weather of winter sets in symptoms of these conditions will become more noticable. Treating your horse with a high quality supplement, is known to assist in many ways. Administering prior to onset of these conditions is also recommended for increased mobility and as a preventative for ageing joints. John Twomey, a four star eventing rider, explains about his experiences and what he uses: “I've always used Technyflex on my horses. When I was at Equitana, Melbourne I learnt from Natural Health NZ about Kalsytech its new product which contained bone building properties and also assists in the halting of bone deterioration,” John said. “It can increase collagen by 20%, what a game changer!” Kalsytech contains natural building blocks for soft tissue and works hand-in-hand with Technyflex. The combined therapeutic benefits of both these products cannot be ignored - both are natural marvels. The anti-inflammatory and joint reinvention properties of Technyflex assist long-term joint health, and from Kalsytech an all over approach for bone health. John used Mobicosa and Kalsio, the human equivalents of Technyflex and Kalsytech, and found both these registered complimentary medicines extremely beneficial when recovering from a major riding accident last year. John Twomey works around Australia as a coach, trainer and mentor. He enjoys competitive success in both dressage and threeday-eventing.

Australian eventer Andrew Cooper and 'Floyd', sponsored by Technyflex competed at the Sydney International Horse Trials. Andrew Cooper is an established elite rider, competing on the Australian Eventing circuit and is currently based in Balnarring on the Mornington Peninsula also speaks of his experiences: “We recently made the trek up to Sydney from Balnarring for the Sydney International Horse Trials,” he said. “I was on Andrea Bradley's Hunters Hill ('Floyd') who was great (perhaps a little enthusiastic) and finished in fifth place in a competitive field, and most importantly gained a qualifying run! “I'd like to say a massive thank you to Amanda Ross, Laura and Annie for the lift to Sydney - with only one horse competing I was very grateful to be able to travel with you and leave my truck at home! “Thanks also to the Organising Committee

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How herbs can help horse’s in cold weather By CATHERINE MCDOWELL In the Southern Hemisphere, we can start to prepare for the colder weather by considering the general health and well-being of our horses. Most horses can manage through the cold, with a little care. Their coats and body mass along with good feeding with quality natural food like hay (which breaks down in the hindgut and helps keep the horse warm), all help but some older, young or unwell horses can struggle. There are few basic herbs and blends that can ensure your horse approaches winter in the best of health. Nettle - A great blood tonic and is high in bioavailable iron and vitamins. It stimulates circulation and contains chlorophyll. It can also assist arthritis (helpful throughout winter). Dandelion - Rich in potassium and Vitamins A, B, C, and D, contains high levels of vitamin A - higher than carrots. Ginger - Ginger is a warming herb and can help improve circulation to all parts of the body, including the extremities. Kelp - Kelp contains phosphorus iron, sodium, calcium, magnesium and potassium which makes it great for strengthening bones and assists in the treatment of

Herbs made into a warm tee and mixed into a warm mash are an ideal treat for horses in winter.

arthritis and rheumatism. Kelp can also help treat inflammation and may strengthen and promote the glands. It contains iodine, which controls the thyroid - the gland produces hormones that regulate the body's metabolic rate as well as heart and digestive function. Prepared herbal mixes Equitone-Forte Contains ginger and kelp, as well as several other herbs that have traditionally been used to soothe digestion, improve

physical mobility and comfort, as well as provide vitamins and trace elements for increased well-being. Rheume-Eze The herbs chosen for Rhema-eze have been traditionally used to improve comfort and mobility in ageing animals. Our favourite way to feed out any of these loose dry herbs in the cooler months is to make a tea with hot water, let it cool and then feed a warming mash with Speedibeet or basic chaff.


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Equine winter skin problems Some of the skin problems that can be a problem for your horse in winter are lice, mites or ringworm. Lice are mainly a winter problem as warmth and sunshine slow them down and a short coat does not provide a good environment for reproduction. Lice tend to thrive in cold weather and long coats Lice are tiny insects that spend their entire life cycle on the host. The eggs, are laid on the hairs next to the skin. Then there are three nymphal stages before the mature lice emerge to feed on the horse’s skin. Lice can be spread from one horse to another by direct contact or sharing tack, grooming tools, rugs, saddle cloths, etc. Lice from other animals such as cattle will not infest a horse, nor is there any danger of humans getting lice from horses. There are two basic kinds that infest horses: Hematopinus asini (sucking lice) and Damalinia (Bovicola) equi (biting lice). Sucking lice feed on the horse’s blood and in severe infestations can cause anemia due to extensive blood loss. Biting lice cause more skin irritation and itching as they feed on skin cells and secretions from oil glands in the skin. The horse may rub and bite at the affected areas, which may become hairless or raw. Those areas often have greasy skin and heavy dandruff. There are topical treatments available that can help eliminate lice. Follow label directions and treat the horse in an area where there’s no risk for contaminating feed or feeding areas. A second treatment two weeks later is needed to kill lice that hatch after the first treatment. Brushes, blankets, or equipment used on the infested horse also should be treated before being used again.

Lice are tiny insects that feed on the horse’s skin

Mites are tiny parasites that sometimes bother horses, causing skin inflammation (dermatitis), dandruff and hair loss, tiny pustules or bloody crusts. The adults lay eggs, then the hatching nymphs burrow into the skin causing severe irritation and itchiness. Mites can be spread from horse to horse by direct contact or by bedding, saddle pads, grooming tools, etc. Leg mange is caused by a mite that lives in the long hair on the lower legs in winter, causing severe irritation and itchiness. The horse stomps his feet and rubs the backs of his hind pasterns on anything available and may resent having his feet handled. Eventually the skin may become swollen, scabby, cracked and greasy.

Mites are tiny parasites that cause skin inflammation and leg mange. Equine ringworm is a highly contagious fungal infection of the skin which can spread rapidly from horse to horse, or from horse to human. The fungus sends out spores, which start new infections when rubbed into the skin. Incubation time for the various types of ringworm fungi can vary from as little as four days to as long as a month. If one horse in a group becomes infected, the fungus can spread to the rest, so take precautions to keep the other horses from getting it. Isolate an affected horse. Treat and disinfect saddle cloths, grooming tools, and anything else that might be used on more than one horse. Treat the affected horse. Some individuals seem more susceptible and get ringworm readily, while other individuals never do. Ringworm is most likely to appear in winter.

Ringworm is a highly contagious fungal infection. Sunlight and heat inhibit the fungus. It is important to isolate affected horses kill the fungus and destroy the infective spores Your veterinarian should examine any itchy rashes on a horse and take skin scrapings to observe under a microscope for diagnosis. Mites and lice can be eliminated with several types of sprays and insecticides. The affected horses should be isolated so the problem won’t spread.

Thrush is a very common bacterial infection that occurs in the hoof, specifically in the region around the frog. The bacterium involved is Fusobacterium necrophorum, and occurs naturally in the environment in wet, muddy, or unsanitary conditions, such as an unclean stall and grows best with low oxygen. Symptoms The most obvious sign of thrush is usually the odor that occurs when picking out the feet. Additionally, the infected areas of the hoof will be black in color and will easily break or crumble when scraped with a hoof pick. Most horses do not become lame if infected with thrush. However, if left untreated, the bacteria may migrate deeper into the sensitive parts of the hoof and result in lameness. Treatment and prevention Treatment includes twice-daily picking of the feet and cleaning out the two collateral grooves and the central sulcus, scrubbing clean using a detergent or disinfectant and warm water, and coated with a commercial thrush-treatment product or iodine. For best results kept hooves dry and in a clean environment.

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Windgalls can be very common ailments By DAVID LOVELL BSVS

A windgall, (technically known as tendosynovitis), is swelling of the digital tendon sheath.


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"flexes" the joints of the lower limb. The sheath is a sleeve that surrounds the tendon and enables the tendon to slide up and down. The sheath has a relatively tough outer case, and a "synovial" lining which has cells that secrete fluid which serves as a lubricant. The superficial and deep flexor tendons originate as muscles above the knee and the hock, become tendons at the level of these joints and passage down the back of the leg to attach to the pastern and pedal bones. Obviously at the level of the fetlock, they have to "go round a corner" to continue their progression. Most significantly, everyone has seen videos of horses in motion and can appreciate the tremendous range of motion the fetlock goes through, and in particular how low the back of the fetlock sinks at impact and weight bearing. Obviously this is going to put enormous tension and stress on the tendon structures. Nature has adapted to help protect the tendons by evolving a much thicker and stronger annular ligament structure around the back of the fetlock to help hold the tendons in place and support them as they are stretched. For the same reasons, the synovial sheath is also more thickened and reactive compared to sheaths in other areas of the horse. A very important feature to understand is that the synovial sheath is dynamic and very - m active. The fluid secreted, is not

long skinny legs with large muscle masses higher up on the body. The flexor tendon serves as a "rope" to connect the muscle mass to the bones of the lower leg. When the muscle contracts, the tendon moves upward and

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Splints and windgalls are very common ailments that horses sustain. When owner's first see a swelling on their horse's lower leg, the initial reaction might be to panic - "Oh my god" - what is it, will it take ages to mend, will it cost me a fortune or potentially affect his future? Don't panic. Fortunately the very vast majority of windgalls are of little consequence, other than a cosmetic blemish and will have little effect on the performance of the horse. What are they? A windgall, (technically correct name being tendosynovitis), is swelling of the digital tendon sheath - a sterile fluid-filled sleeve covering the flexor tendons over the back of the fetlock joint. The flexor tendons themselves are extremely critical and sensitive structures and injury to them is serious. A tendon is a structure that starts as a muscle mass which has the ability to contract and transmit forces that move the object to which it is attached. Obviously the horse has very

just a "pool" of stagnant liquid. It is continually being turned over by secretion and absorption, and when all is in balance, the rate of secretion equals the rate of absorption and the normal appearance of the lower limb prevails. If however the rate of secretion increases and exceeds the absorption, extra and excess fluid accumulates and the sheath starts to swell. The rate of secretion increases whenever there is any inflammation in any of the integrated structures. When one appreciates the absolutely enormous forces and stresses applied to the back of the fetlock region by a 500kg animal travelling at often quite high speeds, it does not take much to cause damage or inflammation. Most often, the damage is relatively minor and is associated with vagaries in such thinks as the conformation and balance of the bones and joints, in particular hoof imbalances, and irregular surfaces that the horse invariably has to travel over. Often these deviations are relatively minor but over time, create "wear and tear" to the soft tissue structures, in particular the tendon sheath, and there is a progressive gradual increase in fluid production and an insidious increase in the size of the pouch, eventually resulting in noticeable "windgalls". They are the result of the way the horse moves and individuals are all different.  Continued page 19

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The Horse Report There are many factors to consider in treating windgalls  From page 18 Some horses are prone, others resistant, to the development of the most common windgall because of their biomechanics of movement. Almost all of these horses are not lame and the blemish is purely cosmetic. There are some more problematic situations that can occur. Damage to either of the tendons in any form will dramatically increase the inflammation resulting in very high volumes of fluid production. The tendon injury may cause lameness, as may the turgidity of the high pressure of the massive secretion in the tight sheath which in itself will cause lameness. A very common development is stretching and tearing of the previously mentioned annular ligament that traverses horizontally across the back of the fetlock. These can be very painful. The synovial sheath and the annular ligament are part and parcel of the same structure and so a lot of fluid is produced, and often the ligament swells and increases in sized, sometimes "pinching" the tendons causing more trouble. An even worse situation is infection in the synovial sheath, usually the result of a puncture wound, and these are devastating, and difficult to deal with requiring urgent veterinary attention. So, what do we do? Hopefully I have already explained the great majority of windgalls are a result of the way the horse uses the leg. Windgalls are very

Where a horse lives and the use of the horse can be key factors in determining treatment of windgalls.

rare in horses that live in the paddock and are never ridden. Things have to change, and there are usually a multitude of factors in the ecosystem around the use and movement of the horse. When I look at a horse for a client with a windgall, the most important part of the assessment is a detailed exploration of all the factors relating to the use of the horse. By far the most useful and common adjustment we can make is in the way the horse is trimmed and shod and almost always there are things we can change and adjust. Each horse is different but most changes will involve improving the balance of the foot, shortening the breakover, and increasing the heel support. The surface the horse works on is also very

important. Very hard surfaces are going to exacerbate the effects of the small imbalances that may be present. Equally, deep sand surfaces can be wrong as the deeper the surface, the more work the tendons have to do to achieve liftoff and breakover. There are so many factors to consider, it is impossible to cover. Suffice to say, everything must be assessed and adjustments considered. Medical therapy can be very useful as it can markedly reduce inflammation. Phenylbutazone, and other anti-inflammatories will all help. In particular, injection of cortisone into the sheath can be dramatic. Cortisone stops the local inflammation and virtually ceases the secretion, absorption continues and the sheath goes down. It is critical to realise that if the factors that caused the windgall in the first place remain, the inflammation will continue as soon as the drugs wear off. Every owner invariably wants to "drain" the fluid. This on its own is a complete waste as the fluid will instantly be re-secreted and the swelling return. Surgery can be very useful in those cases where there is damage to the tendon or annular ligament. Careful ultrasound examination is very important to attempt to determine what damage may be present, and if there appears to be a lot of sonographic change in the tendons and sheath, surgery is very important in removing damaged tissue and allowing healing. - Ph 07 55909721 - mob 0413 733 294 - Email:

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Peppermint is good for digestion, and has greater aantifungal properties than other mints plus greater carminative and digestive powers. With its strong flavour, peppermint is a favourite for horses everywhere! Spinach is a great source of vitamins A, B2, C and K, and also contains magnesium, manganese, folate, iron, m calcium and potassium – all beneficial for the long term health of your horse. P Parsley is a powerhouse. It contains high levels of iron, with rich minerals copper, manganese, magnesium and potassium, plus it’s high in vitamins A and B. Parsley also packs approx three times the level of vitamin C than citrus juices! Alfalfa is a rich source of calcium, and contains healthy magnesium, phosphorus, sodium and potassium. It’s also a great source of quality protein and stimulates the digestive system.

Carrots are rich in vitamin A which can assist with healthy eyes, mucus membranes, bone growth, healthy skin and hair in horses. Mint is adored by horses, and is Mi a perfect appetite stimulant for difficult or shy feeders. Mint can assist in calming the digestive tract, and is rich in dietary fibre, vitamin A and iron. Turmeric is the latest T wonder herb for horses, with w high anti-inflammatory properties. Rich in antioxidants, a great source of dietary fibre and rich in vitamins C & B6, manganese and iron minerals. Chia seeds are one of the most nutritious foods available and are especially great for horses. They’re a terrific source of protein, dietary fibre and omega 3. Chia also includes vitamins, minerals and trace elements including zinc, potassium, iron, copper, magnesium, phosphorus and calcium, beneficial for health and vitality.

Apples are a very healthy treat for your horse, rich in Potassium which is important for proper muscle and nerve function. Cinnamon is loaded with C aantioxidants and is also widely accepted as having w anti-inflammatory properties. Molasses is a favourite for all horses – it contains 50% sugar, and the sugar in molasses is a fast energy source necessary for horses with a high workload. Oats are bone building and O hhigh in minerals. They’re also high in vitamin B, and als one of the best feeds for are o high working or competition horses. A Apple Cider Vinegar can improve digestion; it works to balance acidity in the stomach for better absorption of minerals. Research has shown that it can slow the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream, which can assist founder-prone ponies/ horses that are sensitive to sugar.

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Understanding oxalate poisoning Shifting or intermittent lameness, short striding and grumpy, distracted behaviour are all symptoms of oxalate poisoning. But help is at hand from a revolutionary new direction built on a recent study in Australia. What is Oxalate Poisoning? Oxalate Poisoning or the skeletal deformity known as Big Head in horses, has been known to be connected to the consumption of tropical grasses containing too much calcium oxalate traditionally believed to lead to calcium deficiency. The symptoms and assumed causes have been known for many years but the specific mechanisms involved have been poorly studied. A fresh study has highlighted the non-bone issues of this disease such as poor muscle function, intermittent lameness and difficult behaviour. And, using a revolutionary approach - Chelated calcium (which is completely different from traditional calcium supplements) - dramatic results are being achieved. However, trials held in 2013 clearly demonstrated that when supplemented with chelated cal-

Some tropical grasses may contain too much calcium oxalate which can result in Big Head or oxalate poisoning.

cium, horses excreted calcium oxalate in their urine. This means the oxalate must have been absorbed. Therefore another explanation for why calcium oxalate causes these problems must be found. Studies on non-oxalate affected horses in Britain strongly suggest that there is a specific role for chelated calcium molecules in cells that use a system called "Calcium Signalling". In calcium signalling, calcium ions (derived from molecules like calcium carbonate) are used to switch a huge range of cells on. It has been assumed that

only this ionised calcium was active biologically. But this may not be the case. There is a rationale that chelated calcium also has a role and, perhaps to support that theory, there are channels inside cells that are specifically capable of managing chelated calcium molecules. Most of the problems that are seen in oxalate poisoning could be explained by an inability of cells to rapidly pump calcium out. This means that nerve cells fire for too long, muscles can't relax and hormones and neurotransmitters continue to be pro-

duced when not needed. Even sweat glands can be affected leading to excessive or inadequate sweat production. And these are the common nonskeletal symptoms shown by horses grazing these tropical grasses - especially after rain. Where traditional solutions often take 9-12 months - by which time the grass will have dried and oxalate levels fallen anyway - chelated calcium seems to produce dramatic improvements in bone structure, muscle, tendon and ligament function and behaviour in less than two months. Continued supplementation at a much lower maintenance level keeps horses healthy and able to work whether as stock horses, camp drafters or in any other equestrian discipline. EquiFeast can supply you with this nutritional package and patented levels of chelated calcium required to achieve these goals. EquiFeast offer a range of products containing their patented chelated calcium particularly their BREAK FREE range available online or through a number of retailers. - Ph 07 55909721 - mob 0413 733 294 - Email:

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The horse has evolved primarily as a grazing herbivore, consuming a diet based on roughage which is mostly grasses. al selection and adaptation takes millions of years and I believe it is necessary to look seriously at what we are currently feeding our horses today. Prehistoric dental researchers at the New York College of osteopathic medicine and the American Museum of Natural History completed a new study that suggests the evolutionary path of horse, as we know them today was influenced by the food available to their prehistoric ancestors. The evolution of the horse Equus ferus caballus, has occurred for approximately 55 to 60 million years, this is a very long time. The Equus became extinct in the new world (America) 10,000 years ago but continued in the old world and was domesticated in central Asia about 6000 years ago. These horses were probably like the present day Przwalski's wild horses. The evolutionary changes in equids may have been caused by intense weather changes. The areas where equids were

located may have become drier, developing grasslands and savannas. These ecological changes may have contributed to the variation of equids. They developed not only extended limbs but also rigid vertebral columns, which allow the horses to move fast and carefully. They also developed teeth with an increased capacity to grind grass, these high crowned teeth escalate the intricacy of the grinding surface and molarisation of premolars. The study looked at approximately 6 ½ thousand equids. Fossil horses representing 222 different populations of more than 70 extinct horse species, from 55 million years ago in North America to the extinction at the end of the last ice age. The researchers analysed the amount of tooth wear and later analysed their data alongside records of North American climate changes that would have shifted the diets from rainforest fruits and woody, leafy vegetation to the

more abrasive diets found in grasslands. Strikingly changes in the teeth of ancestral horses, which are closely related to modern horses, took place around 18 million years ago. Climate changes increased the spread of open grasslands which required the horse species to adapt to harsher vegetation, particularly grasses. Grasses contain silica, which is abrasive and causes increased tooth wear, due to this, horses developed longer, high crowned teeth. They also discovered that evolutionary changes in tooth anatomy lag the dietary changes by million years or more, this is highly significant. This study shows that diet change influences the evolution of the horse, so one would presume that how we feed our horses today will influence this process also. As humans we tend to change our horses diets in a more rapid way than climate changes ever did over those millions of years. If adaptation takes more than a million years, we must understand that we are creating problems in our horses when we are feeding diets that are low in roughage and high in concentrates. This practice causes less wear of the teeth. This clearly indicates the importance of feeding a high roughage diet must be at the top of our list. So, have we taken the wrong turn in the way we think about equine nutrition? Are we too obsessed with locating an individual culprit or do we suspect that a specific nutrient may be causing a health problem. Why won't my horse put on condition? Why is my horse to fat? Why does my horse not have sufficient energy? Â continued page 23

By ANTOINETTE FOSTER Equine Nutritional Therapist, Medical Herbalist Š2018 It's confusing enough in the human health world, comments such as 'eating pasta helps you lose weight', 'more animal protein increases risk of death', 'these foods help you shred stomach fat'. It's no wonder that people are confused about what they should or shouldn't eat but it is also quite confusing for horse owners. There are so many options in the feed industry I have no doubt that one could possibly be very frustrated! Almost every day we hear of some nutritional breakthrough that may or may not assist your horse. But there is also a misunderstanding with what is a healthy weight for a horse and what is not, which is why we have a conditioning score to gauge the correct weight of horses. What really is the best way to feed your horse? I think in many ways there has been quite a lot of confusion created by marketing types of feeds as a healthy option for your horse, but I feel the most important aspect of feeding your horse is to focus on healthy habits. Having our focus on long-term health and well-being should be our number one priority. At the end of the day what we are looking to achieve is a long-term effect that will benefit our horse, reduce the risk of disease, increase immune function and support the horse's performance level. It doesn't matter what type horse you own or what type of discipline you compete in, or even if you are just pleasure riding, your horse requires a certain level of nutrients per day. Granted this will vary depending on the type of horse and the workload. At this point it's interesting to note that many horses may look well covered but may not be very healthy. Let's look at how the horse has evolved. The horse has evolved primarily as a grazing herbivore, consuming a diet based on roughage which is mostly grasses and even some trees and shrubs or other foliage to maintain their dietary requirements. The inclusion of these other types of nutrients will occur when there is a seasonal shortage of pasture. It is quite clear that dietary change has influenced the evolution of the horse and has allowed them to be a little bit more adaptable. But did you realise that this natur- - Ph 07 55909721 - mob 0413 733 294 - Email:

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Maintaining equine health and well-being  from page 22 There are so many recommendations out there, and these can be downright confusing but if we look at the facts, we must appreciate that the horse has evolved to eat only one way. We also know that research has provided us with an amazing amount of scientific evidence to prove that modern day feeding may just be that culprit. Now is the time to make an informed decision about what you should feed your horse. Taking complete control of your horse's health and well-being is essential when we consider that the horses are 100% reliant on our decisions. They can't make choices on their own. We need to consider what is a suitable diet for our horse, what groups of nutrients does your horse require every day of its life to support long-term health? Equine nutrition is about a combination of nutrients not just a single nutrient The stock feed industry is an unregulated industry like the pet food industry. We have already seen major problems with certain companies within the pet food industry whereby this lack of regulation has caused illness and death in dogs. When you are looking at a feed it is very important to make sure that you understand precisely what is contained in the bag that you are purchasing. I always suggest asking questions of the manufacturer, not the feed store, because your stock feed merchant will not understand equine nutrition. So, he or she is unable to advise you on a qualified manner. More importantly learn how to read and under-

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Have you ever said “he did it for no reason!” By TANJA KRAUS

Has your horse ever done something “for no reason”? This can be one of the greatest challenges for a horse owner, trainer or rider to overcome. When we decide that the horse has done something for no reason, we can alleviate any responsibility on us: - that we could have predicted or prevented an incident that occurred; - that we could have done something to prevent the behaviour; - that we had a 'hole' in our training program; - or any number of things. I read a post just the other day where someone was saying about a horse's poor behavior in the herd "he was just being a bully, he was doing it for no reason". I completely disagree. Horses are not by their very physiolog designed to do anything 'for no reason'. In fact, if the horse was 'wasting energy' (our interpretation) you can almost be certain that he was: - Either doing something he felt he needed to do to protect himself. - He was establishing placement in the herd hierarchy. - He was trying to instigate play (the play is training for fighting techniques), - He was overfed, had too much energy,

There is usually a reason a horse reacts to its environment, fear, too much energy, being overfed, the list goes on - it’s up to you to recognise these reasons.

and could no longer manage himself (a man-made issue). None of which are 'for no reason'. There may be hundreds of other reasons

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Champion Pony Hack “Pacific View Scarlet” ridden by Maddi Berns for J Uppington

Champion and Reserve Champion Hack exhibited by Phil Bobic and Kirsty Harper Purcell

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Supreme Hack was Georgia Fairweather's Gorden Park Supernova

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Champion Newcomer Small Galloway “Argyl Starfire” ridden by Daryl Hayes with judge Kathleen Mullan

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Champion Newcomer Hunter Pony “ Earlsley Park Soda Pop” exhibited by Charlee Anthony and Mary Duggan and ridden by Indiana Johnson with Judge Julie Butler

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Horse of the Year Email: SHOW HORSE QLD HORSE OF THE YEAR This year the 2018 Equestrian Australian Show Horse Queensland Horse of the Year will be held over 3 days at Toowoomba Showgrounds from August 31 to September 2. They have a great program of events for both hunter and open horses, child’s classes, leading rein and rider classes with the winner and Runner up qualifying for the Prestigious Equestrian Australian Nationals held in Melbourne in December and the winner, runner up and third place qualifying for the 2019 Southern Cross Show horse Spectacular in Sydney on 12 -13 -14 April 2019. Both the Friday night and Saturday night will have feature events, Friday the EQ cups for Hunter and for open horses and Saturday night the feature event will be the Life after the track (LATT) final. The committee is working to make this show bigger and better than ever before and are working on some new things that they hope will attract large numbers this year. Keep an eye on the Show Horse Queensland facebook page for updates. For further information contact Toni by email: Page 34

31 August - 2 September Toowoomba Showgrounds Open, Hunter, Child’s & Rider classes Friday Night - EQ Cup Saturday Night- Life after the Track Final All events are a qualifier for the 2019 Southern Cross Show Horse Spectacular Held in Sydney 12-13 -14 April

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The Horse Report RPSBS QLD STATE SHOW NOW EXPANDED The RPSBS Qld State show for 2018 with be run over two days on October 27 and 28 at Queensland State Equestrain Centre at Caboolture. The new two day program will run in two rings to hopefully avoid class clashes with hunter in one ring and show ponies the other. Saturday will see a full Led and Ridden program, featuring RPSBS Youngstock, Riding Pony Show and Hunter Hacks, Leading Rein, First Ridden & Mini champion, Overheight Show Hacks and Hunters, The 20172018 Newcomer Final, Supreme Led and riddens, the Young Judges competition and an all new Working Hunter program. Sunday will have a great new program that includes Double Registered Riding Pony classses, Led and ridden champions and supremes. Junior , Senior and Miss Universe ridden by Mikayla Adult Riders, Junior and Senior Van Kampen owned by Janice Handler classes, Child’s Ridden classes Elliot and Home Produced led and riddens Full details and the program will be available on the Qld Riding Pony web site and the Qld Riding Pony facebook page For further information, contact Eleanor Gerry on 0409 710 953 email: or Mike Smith on 0413 152 968 email: and if you would like to become a sponsor of a class contact Leonie Walsh on 0414 893 843.

DAYBORO SHOW The 63rd Dayboro Show will be held on the 7th and 8th July at the Memorial Showgrounds, 3512 Mt Mee Road, Dayboro. The show offers a full ring program as well as trade displays and pavilion sections and side-show alley all weekend. Ring events will include Show Jumping, Hack and Rider Classes, Breed Classes, Ranch Sorting, Barrel Races, Team Penning. Other activities are a Championship Dog Show on Saturday, Poultry on Sunday and woodchopping both days. A bigger and better fireworks display will be held on Saturday evening at 6.30pm. There will be lots of free entertainment for all the family. The major entertainment this year is being provided by the Eljay Bike stunt show on both days, kids zone, reptile display, and our new AG-Aware tent, trade displays and side show alley. For all enquiries contact: or phone 0477 766 841

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QSEC Caboolture Saturday Led and Ridden program Featuring RPSBS Youngstock, Riding Pony Show and Hunter Hacks, Leading Rein, First Ridden & Mini champion Overheight Show Hacks and Hunters, Newcomer Final & Supremes Young Judges Competition New - Working Hunter program Sunday Double Registered Riding Pony classses Led and Ridden Champions and Supremes Junior , Senior and Adult Riders Junior & Senior Handler classes Child’s Ridden classes Home Produced Led and Riddens

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63rd ANNUAL Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th July 2018 In the Main Ring commencing at 8am Led and Ridden Pony,Galloway and Hacks, Showjumping including 6-Bar for Juniors and Seniors, Led and Ridden Breed Events Team Penning - Ranch Sorting Lots of free entertainment for the whole family including Eljay's Bike team display, Kids Zone, Reptile Display, and our new AG-Aware tent. Fireworks Saturday night Woodchopping Saturday and Sunday Poultry Sunday All enquiries - Email: or phone 0477 766 841

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MT GRAVATT SHOW - 28th & 29th July 2018 "The Best Little Show in the City"


MT GRAVATT SHOW The 2018 Mt Gravatt Show will be held over the weekend of July 28 and 29. The show was awarded "Community Event of the Year 2016" by the Brisbane Lord Mayor in the Australia Day Awards. This year all the horse events, both ring events and showjumping will be held on the Saturday and is shaping up to offer competitors and spectators a great weekend. Some of the major prizes on offer are rugs and garlands for Supreme Hack and Supreme Hunter of the Show, garlands for Supreme Rider,sash and $100 for Champion open and hunter Pony Galloway and Hack Don't forget to visit the pavilions to see all the exhibits displayed from local talented exhibitors. Gates open at 9am each day. For more information, please contact Loretta on 07 3349 1801, or Guy on 0404 002 780 or email

2018 GLADSTONE SHOW The Gladstone Show horse section has had a major facelift this year to incorporate a new Horse only competition day on Sunday August, 5. This day is dedicated to the horses only. No sideshows or rides to contend with. There is a full program with a large variety of breed classes with several breeds being divided into Pure and Partbreds, Ridden Breed Classes, Rider and Hack Classes, Show Hunter Hacks, Western Ridden classes, Arabian Costume Class and a Miniature feature program with novelty events and performance. There will be garlands, trophies and sashes up for grabs for the huge aray of Supreme Awards on offer. these include Supreme Led Horse of the Show, Supreme Stallion of the Show, Supreme Mare of the Show, Supreme Gelding of the Show, Supreme Youngstock Exhibit of the Show, Supreme Rider of the Show, Supreme Novice Exhibit of the Show, Supreme Hack of the Show and Supreme Show Hunter Hack of the Show. The Miniature feature program will have a Supreme Led of the Show and Championship Awards for all Youth Performance, Junior and Senior Performance Classes and Championship Awards for Senior Jumpers. There is ample parking around the outside of the arena, covered stables, wash-bays, plenty of camping and facilities and a caterer available for all your needs on the Sunday. This show will be a great prelude to the Brisbane Royal Show. Be part of this exciting event. All nominations will be on the day. Stables can be booked in advance if required. For further information 0412 450 767 or Email:

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FOSSIL DOWNS RODEO The 11th Annual Fossil Downs Bush Rodeo featuring Barrels, Bulls & Music will be held on September 1 at Fifteen Mile Road, Murphy’s Creek. Gate opens at 1pm, rodeo starts at 4pm BYO chairs, swags (camping available) everybody welcome, live entertainment food and licensed bar will be available for your enjoyment. Rodeo Events include Open Bulls, Novice Bulls, Junior Bulls , Over 40’s Bulls, Little Britches Barrels, Poddy ride , Local Poddy, Ladies Barrels, Junior Barrel, Steers, Steer Wrestling, 18+ Breakaway Roping and Junior Breakaway Roping Proceeds from the event will go to the Toowoomba Hospital Foundation Oncology & Renal Units and the community of Murphy’s Creek For more information call Gaye de Ruyter 0417 633 051 or Jasmine Theodosis 0419 789 922 Page 36


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The Horse Report WOODFORD SHOW The Woodford Show will be held on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd June.. Friday - Locals Day: Main Ring - Including led and ridden Ponies, Galloways, Hacks and Rider classes - Prizes include embroided rugs, vouchers, goods and prizemoney proudly sponsored by Caboolture Sports Club. Local and Open Jumping with great cash and prizes. Special Junior/Beginner ring for 8 years and under - led or unled. Rodeo Arena - Non-affiliated Cutting show and Open Working Horse Challenge - prizemoney and goods exceeding $1200. Nominations close Friday, 15th June and limits apply to some classes. Get in early. Saturday: Main Ring - Jumping events with over $1500 cash and prizes including the six bar with $500 cash prizemoney. Led classes for QH, Coloured Breeds, Open Miniature classes, Shetlands, Heavy Horses, Harness classes, Standardbreds as well as Open Western Performance classes. Rodeo Arena - Sundance Extreme Cowboys Obstacle Challenge Race followed by Jackpot Barrels - special Junior Sportsmanship prize on offer in memory of Jess Voss. Number 2 Oval (Free of Side Show Distractions) Ponies, ANSA, Thoroughbreds, ASH, Galloways, Hacks and Hunters. Supreme Champion Hack - garland and prize sponsored by Aussie Made Stables Supreme Led Pony - garland and embroided rug. Supreme Hunter Hack $25 Cash. Lots of other cash and prizes to be won. Entertainment will include Stud Beef and Dairy Cattle, Poultry, Animal Nursery, Music, Chain Saw Racing, Children's entertainment, Dog Show with Interstate Judges. Main afternoon entertainment - Rooftop Express - The Brumby Muster as well as favourites 'The Trick Star Team', dog jumping and the famous 'Farmers Challenge'- all ages and cash prizes up for grabs. After dark will bring the fireworks display followed by an action packed rodeo and after party. Fun for the whole family so make sure you are there to be part of this exciting Invitational event. For further information, go to or email Don't forget to check out the Woodford Show Facebook Page for all the up to date information. Licenced venue - no BYO.

TLEC HACK SHOW & DRESSAGE EVENT The Terranora Lakes Equestrian Club has two events planned in the coming months . Firstly of Dressage and spotting day to be held on June 17 . Dressage will commence at 9:00am catering from prep to elementary and also including a Parra equestrian test which is new to the program. The afternoon events will be filled with fun activities including bends, barrels, keyhole races, obstacle course and much more. Then on July 14 there will be a formal hack show and dressage event. There will be a great program including led classes, novice, open, ladies, child’s educated, and height classes for both Open and Hunter plus a beginner ring for those just starting out in showing. They have lots of prizes and feed vouchers on offer for champions kindly sponsored by Mitavite and for those not into showing there is also offer dressage catering for riders - Prep to Elementary in Beginner - Junior - Senior - Masters. For further information contact or

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Dressage - Prep to Elementary in the morning 9:00am Afternoon of sporting starting approx 1:00 Bends, Barrells, Keyhole, Running T, Sporting Figure 8, Diamomd Flag, Obstacle Course


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The Horse Report MUDGEERABA SHOW The 90th Mudgeeraba Show is almost here - 23/24th June. This is a family event not to be missed with all the fun of the fair, along with a huge variety of exhibits that include cuddly miniature goats, curious sheep, gentle cows and an exciting and revised two days of equestrian events. Birds, poultry, camels and racing pigs, Mudgeeraba has them all. Woodchop events, community exhibits along with the wonderful arts and craft displayed in the pavilion too. Come and see what a farrier does? The Mudgeeraba Show has something for everyone - all age groups and interests. There will be great bands along with a huge variety of singers and entertainers. There will be buskers, magicians, dancers and the ever popular grand parade. Feature events at this year show will be the Dinkum Dinosaurs two old ducks cooking show and the fabulous Mr Fireworks and Laser Show. Music for all include the country music star Adam Brand, the legendary Chad Morgan along with a huge variety of entertainers many of whom have already released albums. To enter or for more information contact Lynda on 5530 2754, 0418 182 533 or email

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Northern Ridge Romance Price: $ 32,000. neg 15.0 hh Reg: ANSA, AHSA, riding pony EA, SHC Chestnut Gelding Sire: Royalwood Boy Soprano Dam: Material Girl Alfie is a stunning up to height Galloway, he has an amazing temperament and is suitable for competitive adult or competent child looking for a a Galloway to excel with. Alfie easily qualifies, needs no working down and has no vices. • 1st led ANSA gelding 14-15hands Sydney royal 2018 • Reserve Champ led ANSA gelding Canberra Royal 2017 • top ten 2018 Grand Nationals large Galloway • 2017 EA HOTYNSW champion large Galloway • 2017 Macquarie Bank hack champ runner up large Galloway • 2017 EA hack championships champ large Galloway • 2016 Tamworth hack champ champion large Galloway Contact: Nicole Allsop Mob: 0417 416 616 Email:

Puccini 5yr old Thoroughbred Gelding Price: $ 15,000. 15.3 hh Reg: Thoroughbred, EA, SHC Brown Gelding YOB: 2012 Sire: Hard Spun Dam: Metung Belle Harvey commenced his show career in January 2017 & has been a delight from his very first outing. He is a quality young horse who has easily qualified for all Royals, the 2018 RVL OTT Championship to be held at VASA & the 2018 SHC Grand Nationals held at SIEC. Harvey has a lovely temperament & is easy to handle in every way. He is extremely sensible & comfortable to ride and he even jumps well! Harvey has been ridden by a lady rider this season at several Agricultural shows & would also be suitable for a teenager. Major performances to date:Adelaide Royal - 2nd Novice Hack 15-15.2hhs Adelaide Royal - 5th Open Hack 15-15.2hhs SHCV Southern Stars - Small Hack Champion This is a fantastic opportunity to purchase a young horse who has had a great start to his education, who is versatile, safe & sound & will give you many years of pleasure. Contact: Greg Mickan Mob: 0427 563 117

DQ Sapphire Price: $ 25,000. 15.0 hh Reg. Thoroughbred Grey Mare Age: 5yrs

Belle is a stunning grey 5 year old thoroughbred mare. Belle is the kindest girl with a very can do nature . Her first year of showing and qualified easily for Royals and Grand Nationals 2018. • Top 10 Large Galloway Grand Nationals 2018 • Smartest on parade Grand Nationals 2018 • SHCSA HYGAIN HOTY 2017 • Supreme Newcomer Galloway. • Reserve Champion Large Galloway. • Reserve Champion rider class. Entered at Adelaide Royal Show 2018 Contact: Kerri Dennis Mob: 0417 824 459


Farleigh Onyx Price: $ 17,000. 15.0 ½ hh Reg. SHC, EA, ANSA Black Gelding Sire: Trellech Enigma Dam: Extra Texture Farleigh Onyx is a stunning Riding Pony x TB Gelding. He is beautifully educated with established paces. Soft in hand, responsive and extremely comfortable to ride. He has begun working on the Elementary movements including laterals. He is stunning in every way, a gentleman and absolute pleasure to have in the stables as he is kind and gentle and loves attention. Most recent achievements: - Grafton Show April 2018 - 2nd Open hack 15-15.2hh, 1st Ladies hack - SDC official/interschool/participant dressage competition April 2018 (Dressage debut) - 1st Prelim 1.2 68%, 1st Novice 2.2 65% - Toowoomba Royal April 2018 - 2nd gents Novice and Open hack, 5th Novice Small hack, 7th Open Small hack, 1st Novice rider, 2nd Open - Glen Innes Show February 2018 - 1st ANSA under 15.2hh, Champion Ridden ANSA, Champion Intermediate Galloway, 1st Open Galloway Contact: Kristy Hill Mob: 0423 877 917 Page 44 - Ph 07 55909721 - mob 0413 733 294 - Email:

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Beckworth Royal Music Identity Price: $ 12,000. 12.2 hh Reg: RPSBS, WPCSA - Part welsh Chestnut Mare YOB: 2004 Sire: Royal Command of Beckworth Dam: Rising Belle of Beckworth Music is a much loved part of our family, having been with us for 5 years now. Music has taught both my girls to ride and given them confidence in the show ring. They have competed at State and National level on her and she has also been selected onto the NSW Interschool Show Horse team twice, the only times we have applied. She has been Top 10 at Grand Nationals in the first ridden this year, qualified by her then 7 year old rider. She has also been top 10 in the open and child's small pony classes at GN. She will only be available to the most perfect home, to teach her next little person to ride. Price includes her tack and rugs. Contact: Kylie Mob: 0413 158 963 Email:

Bordershow Dance With Me Price: $ 12,000. 12.3 hh Reg. Riding Pony, SHC, EA Black Mare YOB: 2012 Sire: Falconhurst Boy Blue Dam: Langtree Dancing in the Dark

Bamborough Ray of Light Price: $ 15,000. 13.1 7/8 hh Reg. Riding Pony, saddle Pony, Part Welsh, SHC, EA Chestnut Mare Sire: Rathowen Paragon Dam: Bamborough Radiance Bamborough Ray of Light is a stunning mare with a big future in front of her. In her short and very limited showing career she has exceeded all our expectations. - 2018 Sydney Royal - 2nd Novice, 2nd Open, Reserve Champion Saddle Pony Mare. - Brisbane Royal 2017 3rd Open Show Hunter - Interschool 2017 Champion Show Hunter Primary (Qld) Consistent winner at all agricultural shows and qualifies easy for all Royals. Coco is a pleasure to have around, she is always shown and ridden by our children (10 and 12). She is also used around our farm for mustering, bareback riding and camp drafting. Coco requires little to no work down for major royals and is a no fuss easy traveller. Contact: Therese Humphreys Mob: 0448 859 633

Ikon Park Primavera Price: $ 10,000. 12.0 hh Reg: Riding Pony Black/ Brown Mare Sire: Willowcroft Regal Mascot Dam: Welsh A mare (April)

Already has excellent Royal results and consistent wins at shows. Qualified EA Show Horse Spectacular 2019. Siblings National Champions. A very special pony. Selling as Child Rider has outgrown and moving onto a hack.

We have owned Emmy since she was 18 months old, such a delight to have around super cuddly. Always ridden and handled by children. Not a nasty bone in her body. Beautiful leading rein pony forward moving so little ones don't need to kick kick kick. Trained voice command. soft snaffle mouth. Very competitive small show pony with that look at me presence. Best suited to an capably and ambitious little rider/family to get the best out of her. Competed at Royals, Ag shows, SHC, Dressage, Pony Club, Pony camps etc. For sale with gear and Rugs

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Horse report june 2018  

46 pages of informative and interesting articles & news stories Feature stories include * Remi Stud Scholarship * Aquis Jumping * Oxalat...

Horse report june 2018  

46 pages of informative and interesting articles & news stories Feature stories include * Remi Stud Scholarship * Aquis Jumping * Oxalat...