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MONTHLY ONLINE EXTRA EDITION 44 NOVEMBER 2018

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IN THIS ISSUE Coffs Coast brumby sanctuary Diet for older horses Joint Health Horsemanship Equitana Clydsdales celebrate 100 years Melbourne Cup

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Residents ready for ‘race that stops the nation’ Imagine if you got to experience the excitement of the iconic Melbourne Cup trophy before the winners did. Such was the case when Bupa Aged Care South Hobart residents Judith Marsh and Barbara Arnold got to hold the trophy during a recent visit to the home. "It was exciting to think that we had access to the trophy before the trainer, the owner and the jockey had seen it or touched it,” Ms Marsh said. The Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour, which in addition to Tasmania as part of its Australian tour included a stop over to Portland and has also travelled across the Nullarbor Plain by train, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Seoul. Wendy Green, the owner of the 1999 Cup, spoke to Bupa residents about her experiences about travelling home to Darwin following her horse Rogan Josh's win in the Melbourne Cup. "Wendy Green was a wonderful speaker, she told us of a story about a new born who had not yet been christened, and decided that they would christen him with champagne instead,” she

South Hobart Bupa resident Judith Marsh with the Iconic Melbourne Cup. said. “Apparently there were no ministers around, so a local bus driver officiated the ceremony under a tree in the Northern Territory,” Ms Marsh said. With a buzz still in the air from

the visit, it's a safe bet that Ms Arnold and her friends will be ready for round two on November 6 with a chance to wear ostentatious hats, and, at the very least, join in on the ‘race that stops the nation’, even if it

is from the comfort of their own home. “I am a Tasmanian, but I lived in Melbourne for most of my working life," she said. “I love the atmosphere that the Melbourne Cup creates. “The horses are majestic creatures but for me, the real fun is in watching the fashion.” The 91-year-old said that in her years attending races, she has noticed that fascinators are still hot in the scene and hoped the tradition would continue. "I was never part of Melbourne’s elite but always loved getting dressed up as if I was,”she said. "I got dressed up for the visit but decided to leave my fascinator aside for the actual Cup day, don’t get me wrong, I was still dolled up for the occasion." Bupa’s South Hobart Recreational Activities Officer Deb Rose, who organised the event said the visit was a highlight for everyone in the home. “Alongside my colleagues, I was fortunate enough to come into contact with the 18 carat gold Melbourne Cup and I felt honoured to be able to share a piece of that excitement with our residents,” she said.

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Coffs Coast brumby sanctuary is worth seeing By MELISSA RIMAC A roguishly handsome, solid buckskin Adam is quite the charmer. He's not shy about planting a kiss on your cheek - on request of course. He also knows how to shake hands, take a bow and answer 'yes' or 'no' to questions. And the cheeky glint in his eye suggests there's no telling what he'll do next. Affable and super-clever, Adam is a far cry from what many people associate with brumbies. And yet Adam, along with the other stunning 'brums' rescued by Save The Brumbies, is just one fine example of Australia's Heritage Horse. As horse-minded travellers to the Coffs Coast- Bellingen area are welcome to do by appointment, I'm visiting the Save The Brumbies sanctuary. All around me are plump, contented horses - striking bays, chestnuts, and a few pale palominos, as well as 'paints' and piebalds. Adam and his friends are a testament to the commitment and

Adam the brumby with Jan Carter, founder of Save the Brumbies.

horsemanship skills of Jan Carter, founder of Save the Brumbies, a registered charity borne in reaction to the horrific aerial shooting of hundreds of brumbies in the Guy Fawkes National Park in 2000. "Brumbies are highly intelligent, tough and sturdy horses, they're low maintenance and with gentle handling have proved themselves to be superior in many ways to domestic breeds; for

instance they're ideal for endurance, cattle mustering, pony club- just about anything," Jan said. Save the Brumbies takes in horses from the Guy Fawkes and Oxley Wild Rivers National Parks - they are horses related to Australia's World War One equine heroes. The strong boned, sure-footed and solid Guy Fawkes brumbies are renowned for their creamy,

pale palomino colours as well as pale buckskins and 'paints'. Brumbies from the Oxley Wild Rivers National Park are generally more refined in conformation, suggesting thoroughbred lines, with 'paints', greys and blacks being common. "Brumbies respond well to nonthreatening, gentle training and teach the handler mostly more than the handler teaches them," Jan said. "This is due to their high intelligence and willingness to trust and be at one with their human. Every horse responds but it can vary depending on personality, some can be haltered and leading in a few days; some may take more time. “Usually it is the smarter horses that take longer to adjust to domesticity, but given time and correct management they can become superb riding and companion horses." Both the Bellingen and Armidale Save The Brumbies sanctuaries feature events such as open days and handling demonstrations and have horses completing in local shows.  continued page 5

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Visit the brumbies and explore the region  from page 4 Not surprisingly, mascot Adam is a big hit on the show circuit and at sanctuary events. At any one time STB can be caring for between 30 to 40 horses at their main New England Brumby Sanctuary situated near Armidale. The smaller sanctuary - situated near the picturesque arty village of Bellingen - specialises in horses requiring a higher level of care. These special horses are involved in a sponsorship program and horse lovers are invited to become a part of the horses' rehabilitation and ongoing care. Some sponsorship packages include overnight accommodation packages at the stunningly located Bellingen Sanctuary. Potential Adoptees are carefully assessed for an optimal humanhorse pairing. All STB horses available for adoption are well handled, float trained, gelded and primed for further education. They're also registered with the Australian Brumby Horse Register

and are eligible to compete in shows Australia wide. Save The Brumbies welfare crew are available for follow up reports and advice. A visit to the Save The Brumbies Sanctuary near Bellingen provides the opportunity to also explore the surrounding Eden - like landscape. Think long empty beaches, the opportunity to swim with whales, lagoons perfect for relaxed swims, sigh including hinterland drives and ‘arty’ events at Bellingen. We stayed at the very homely, beachfront Aanuka Beach Resort where the lush tropical gardens provide habitat for water-dragons, bush turkeys and black cockatoos that fly close overhead. A little to the north from here is Sapphire Beach, where we watched whales breaching. The hyper-green, uncrowded Coffs Coast also offers horse riding along beaches and into the network of crystalline rivers. For details visit www.savethebrumbies.org and for accommodation check out www.aanukabeachresort.com.au

A must see is the Dorrigo Rainforest Skywalk.

There is lots to see on the Coffs Coast apart from the Brumby sanctuary including hinterland waterfalls, rivers and beaches.

Guy Fawkes brumbies are renowned for their array of colours from creamy palominos through buckskins chestnuts and paints

Brumbies - The Australian Heritage Brumby is a unique equine and epitomizes the spirit of freedom, roaming through rugged bush land and the harsh outback areas of Australia where they are free to run wild and survive in extreme conditions. The largest numbers range freely throughout the Northern Territory, Queensland and northern Western Australia as these States contain the most undeveloped and least populated areas of Australia. Contrary to the perceived belief that the Heritage Brumby is a

diseased, inbred animal not worthy of preservation, they are, in fact, exactly the opposite. Free ranging horses in the wild look after themselves very well. DNA testing of horses from Guy Fawkes, NSW has shown less inbreeding, (less than 5%) than is found in the modern thoroughbred industry. Horses from the Northern Tablelands for example, are mostly Galloways, they have strong bone, sound conformation, their feet are excellent and they are highly intelligent, thinking animals with well developed perception, sight, scent and hearing.

The Heritage Brumby is the descendant of the first horses that came out on the ships from England with the convicts and first settlers; initially only seven horses arrived with the first fleet in 1788. These mares and stallions were sufficiently hardy to survive the voyage and further evolved in the 1800’s by natural selection and survival of the fittest to endure the intense heat as well as the cold and snowy conditions of various parts of this diverse country. The name ‘Brumby’ is generally thought to have originated from an early settler, James Brumby. Horses owned by him were left

to free range and readily adapted to the harsh climate of the Australian bush. As there were vast areas of unfenced land the horses roamed freely and breeding was intermixed; Thoroughbred, Arabian, and working horse breeds, Draft and Clydesdale could be said to shape the bloodlines of the hardy Heritage Brumby. To adopt a Brumby visit www.savethebrumbies.org Email info@savethebrumbies.org or call 02 6655 2224

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Managing manure to improve horse pastures Horses like to graze. In nature they tend to select grasses, clovers and herbs and then move to new areas. Horses prefer not to graze areas soiled by manure. This self-imposed lax grazing enables them to avoid manure contaminated pasture which minimises their parasite burdens. A grazing horse cannot see what it eats due to a blind spot immediately in front of its head. Pasture selection is based on smell, touch and taste. Smell is the most important and is critical in determining the palatability (acceptance) of pasture. The smell and avoidance of pasture soiled by manure causes "horse-sick" pastures. Horses spend between 16 and 18 hours a day grazing. The exact length of time depends on pasture quantity, quality and the level of supplementary feed. Manure causes "horse-sick" pastures. Manure pattern tends to be influenced by the gender of the horse. Paddocks containing stallions tend to have several large piles of manure. Mares also approach and smell manure, they however manure without turning around and as a consequence manure patches become progressively larger. Geldings appear to be less particular as to where they manure. A mature horse will generate around 7 kg dry-weight/m2 of manure, and the average area covered by a horse's manure heap is about 0.05 m2. Manure, and to a lesser extent urine, affect pasture composition in two ways; by directly increasing growth (transfer of nutrients) and by the rejection of pasture around manure by horses. The pasture around manure therefore grows rapidly due to increased nutrients and a lack of grazing. These areas quickly

Manure management is essential to prevent horse-sick pastures become tall and rank and are further avoided. Paddocks develop a pattern of tall under-grazed areas (roughs) and short over-grazed areas (lawns). These paddocks are frequently described as "horse- sick". SUPPLY ONLY OR Grazing selectivity of horses also contributes to the development of horse sick pasture. Horse-sick" paddocks can have up to 50% of the area rejected and therefore the carrying capacity of the property is effectively reduced by half. The time "horse-sick" pasture takes to occur will depend upon: pasture type, stocking rate, grazing management, pasture management, paddock dimensions(rectangular paddocks may result in more uniform grazing). Manure management is important in the prevention of "horsesick" pastures. The best method of managing manure is manure collection. To obtain all the benefits, manure must be collected every 24 hours. Pasture harrowing, trailing an implement to spread manure evenly across a paddock and to desiccate parasite larvae, should only be done in hot weather after rainfall. Pasture sweeping and vacuuming are used on some horse studs. Grazing management of pasaaurorfencing.com.au tures is also important.

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Diet can play a key role for ‘golden oldies’ By Clinical Nutritionist ERIN ROMANIN and ANTOINETTE FOSTER Equine Nutritional Therapist and Medical Herbalist ©2018

Diet can play a key role in the quality of life for your horse as it gets to its ‘senior’ years. (quality hay, long-stem chaffs and pasture) including what they would naturally consume, you will be significantly reducing the levels of inflammation. Similarly, it would be the same if we were to support our bodies with nutrient-dense wholefoods instead of processed foods. Although it may be enticing to feed your beloved old friends a warm porridge-like meal, this often does more harm than good. Although we have domesticated horses over time, their digestive system remains in its original format of requiring a high roughage content. For most of the horse’s life, its teeth continuously emerge through the gums to replace what is worn away by chewing. There is approximately 2-3 inches of replacement tooth under the gum-

line. However, when the horse reaches its mid20s, the reserve is often depleted, leaving them at risk of tooth loss. Tooth loss compromises digestion and their chewing ability, this is the only time where dampening their feed may come in handy as well as choosing softer hays and smaller chopped chaff, so they are able eat easily. This in combination with regular dentist checkups should keep your horses happy. Nutritional Supplements Nutritional supplements can play a role in improving health and wellbeing of the horse. As the horse ages their ability to absorb nutrients declines, therefore supplementation with good quality nutrients can be beneficial in maintaining appropriate levels.  Continued page 13

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Aging is a complex phenomenon which is a natural part of life but chronic disease and illness doesn't always need to be. The average life expectancy of a horse is around 25-30 years although this is far from an indication of their overall health. Like people, horses may or may not develop health conditions as they age, depending on genetics, nutritional status, history and fitness. As horses get older it is common for things to start slowing down and for them to be not as strong as their younger days. Their digestive system may reduce in function and absorption rates can drop which can reduce their immunity. There may be increased breakdown of their joints and muscles, depending on what they have done throughout their life so far. Chronic systemic inflammation is a significant part of aging which is commonly accepted in people but not usually discussed in horses. Chronic low-level inflammation throughout the lifespan can occur from a myriad of environmental, genetic and nutritional causes and can contribute to the onset of inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, chronic pain, Cushing's Disease, gastric ulcers and laminitis, just to name a few. So what can we do about it? We can look at the areas which we can change, nutrition being the easiest to manipulate. If we start to look at the horse’s diet and assess what may cause inflammation, this can be anything that is un-natural for a horse to eat; from bi-products/waste-products, to animal products such as whey and fish proteins. Significant reduction of inflammation can also be achieved through feeding the horse a natural diet and increasing the levels of beneficial nutrients and vitamins which are involved in these processes. By feeding your horse a high roughage diet

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Exercise is an easy way to improve horse health  From page 12 Omega 3 fatty acids can play an important role in reducing chronic inflammation. Although the horse's natural diet has a higher omega 6 (pro-inflammatory) to omega 3 ratio, it is important to note that we have domesticated horses to do things they wouldn't otherwise do in the wild, that may increase their levels of stress and therefore inflammation. This is where supplementing with omega 3s may be beneficial in reducing systemic inflammation. Flaxseed/linseed oil and chia seed oil are the best plant-based sources for horses, it is best to get a nutritionist or veterinarian opinion to see if this may be suitable for your horse. Just be sure to steer clear of any marine based oils as horses are herbivores and not fishermen. Increasing antioxidants; vitamins A, C and E as well as selenium can assist in decreasing inflammation by improving the rate of detoxification and prevent the accumulation of toxins in the body. Although horses' manufacture their own vitamin C, studies have found that as they age their natural levels of vitamin C decline. Although more research needs to be completed to investigate why this occurs, it gives us more insight into the importance of supplementation. Exercise Horses over the age of 12 are more likely to experience pain at a higher level. As horses age, there is a higher risk of injury and pain related conditions, including degenerative joint disease, hamstring injuries, tendon ligament damage, back pain and muscles soreness, to name a few. Managing these pain-related issues is essential to avoid the escalation of other problems. Every horse should be given assistance to prevent and manage pain. This can be achieved by regular massage,

As a horse ages, there is a higher risk of injury and pain related conditions which need to be managed. Bowen, acupuncture, equine tension relief and is no reason to send them into early retirement. natural products which may include some herb Exercise, like nutrition, is one of the easiest and plant extracts. ways we can improve our horses' health. Always look for products that have science Not only does exercise keep our horses (and behind them and are produced in a HCCAP, ourselves!) fit, there are also many other beneFeed Safe facility to ensure quality control and fits it provides. GMP. Studies have found consistent low exertion When at an event, I always watch the horses, as exercise to be the most beneficial for older horsthere is so much you can learn from their body es due to the changes in the type of muscle language,which can be very strong or very subfibre away from the type that assists with tle. endurance exercise. Many horses at competitions appear to have There have been findings of improved insulin soreness issues ranging from mild to chronic, sensitivity; this is extremely important to note if some horses can manage pain better than other your horse has insulin resistance or diabetes. horses. As well as improved immunity and cardiac Just remind yourself that pain is common, and health in older horses in consistent low intensiit should be treated seriously, take the pain ty exercise. away no matter how mild and see for yourself Both diet and exercise can play a pivotal role in how much improvement there is in a happy, your horse's health and longevity. I pain-free horse. t is important to always consult a qualified and Although the musculoskeletal system of the reputable nutritionist or veterinarian before horse loses strength as they age, if your horse starting your beloved companions on a new isn't showing signs of slowing down, then there feed regime for individual dietary advice.

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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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What does make a racehorse great? By Dr DAVID LOVELL BSVS Well, surely there is not a member of the equine community who was not left in wonder and awe at the spectacle of probably what has been the greatest racehorse of all time winning the Cox Plate on Saturday. What an incredible athlete. Winx's performance was unbelievable. I have often heard the question in conversations, "What is it that makes her so good?" Put simply, she is a freak! Take this comment in the nicest possible way. What I am saying is that once in a generation, or even a lifetime, more so even once in a millennium, in any field of "competitive" endeavour, an individual emerges from the field who is so far ahead of the pack that they can be labelled as "freaks". (Take Bradman in cricket, Federer in tennis, Shakespeare in literature, Churchill in politics, Einstein in physics, etc, etc, etc). The list goes on and on. Each of these have the required attributes in their chosen field, to make the rest of the competitors look like "also rans". What are these attributes in Thoroughbred racing perfor-

The simple fact that Winx is such a sensational horse is that she is a “freak” - a once in a generation or even lifetime horse where the elements of racing come together perfectly. Photo: Magic Millions

fat as "potential energy" that can ing Newton’s "Laws of then become available as power Thermodynamics", in particular to enable muscle contraction and the second law which relates to movement. entropy. Various processes transform the Entropy equates to order, and the stored energy to a substrate called ability to prevent chaos and disinpyruvate. tegration. To defy chaos, any organism must If demand is below the maximum oxygen capacity, then pyruvate be able to maintain the steady enters the aerobic citrate cycle state, or equilibrium with the and releases energy to the musenvironment and this requires cles. input and effort from the central If demand exceeds the biochemicontrolling mechanisms of the cal capacity to satisfy, then pyruindividual. vate enters the anaerobic lactate In terms of exercise, this means cycle and rapidly produces excess that the energy in, is equalling the energy to help cope. energy out and everything is in Both these processes are relatively harmony. inefficient, and a lot of energy is All forms of motion, require the wasted as heat, the lactate cycle expenditure of energy and the 433 Boundary Rd THORNLANDS being particularly inefficient. major limiting factor is the supply FULL SERVICE EQUINE CLINIC Both produce waste products, reland utilisation of oxygen to the “The Horse Hospital at Redlands” atively innocuous carbon dioxide muscle cells. and water aerobically, and the When an individual performs at very toxic lactate anaerobically. or below their "maximum oxygen One of the first major differentiacapabilities, it is relatively easy to tions between individuals is their maintain the steady state. efficiency in maximising the conIn Thoroughbred racing, the tribution of aerobic energy. A prispeeds required dictate that the WE DO IT ALL mary goal of training is to performer has to operate at levels ‡ CONSULTATIONS ‡ PODIATRY increase the efficiency and capaabove this maximum oxygen ‡ SURGERY ‡ PRE PURCHASE EXAMS bilities of this process to reduce level, and we refer to it as "supra‡ INTENSIVE CARE ‡ DIAGNOSTICS the necessary contributions of the maximal" performance. Just how Xrays ‡ DENTISTRY Ultrasounds ‡ REPRODUCTION anaerobic cycle to meet demands. long this supramaximal perforEndoscopy ‡ OPTHALMOLOGY mance can be sustained is As I have said, both cycles are relCardiology ‡ LAMENESS referred to as the "Anaerobic atively inefficient and both result Reserve". in waste products. Experience IS the Difference Delivery of energy to the muscle Heat is the number one culprit Dr DAVID LOVELL fibres depends on a very complex rapidly raising the core body temEquine Veterinarian for over 40 years and inter-related series of bioperature, (why we get hot and You have to know what is wrong with your horse! chemical processes and reactions bothered with exercise), and lacAt REDLANDS we guarantee you a DIAGNOSIS that ultimately deliver energy to tate accumulation which rapidly the cells to power contraction. lowers the pH at the cellular The First Law says that energy level, eventually preventing the Email: info@redlandsvetclinic.com.au can be transferred from one form chemical reactions to continue. www.redlandsvetclinic.com.au to another but energy cannot be Both these situations, heat and created or destroyed. Initially acidity, are limiting factors to perFull Service Equine Clinic all about your horse “It’s all It’s About Your Horse” energy enters the body as food, formance and the so called size of which is then processed and the anaerobic threshold.  Continued page 21 -m - m stored either as carbohydrate or Page 20 www.thehorsereport.com www.thehorsereport.com - Ph 07 55909721 - mob 0413 733 294 - Email: cobakibob@bigpond.com

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mance? Many of the answers can be derived from a study of exercise physiology. This is a discipline that examines all the components of exertional performance. In Winx's case, we are talking about "supramaximal" performance, the very nature of which requires an individual to be capable of defy-

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Winx is simply a wonder  From page 21 This tolerance is obviously a major difference between individuals. Simplistically, speed is dependent on only two parameters, stride length, and stride frequency. Obviously the longer each stride, and the more strides per period, the quicker an individual is going to reach the finish line. There are significant differences between individuals in stride length, so this is very important, Stride frequency is probably more dependent on the tempo or speed of the period of the race. Most individuals are capable of similar maximum stride frequencies, differences occur in the duration individuals can maintain high rates, or the size of their anaerobic reserve. As horses tire, their stride shortens and so they slow, and similarly the frequency reduces and speed is not maintained. Probably the most important contribution to superior individual performance is the so called "heart" or will to win of the individual. The accumulation of waste products in the muscle engine room, high temperatures and low pH, sends signals back to the brain. As they exceed the steady state

and the local environment deteriorates, the brain detects that "self destruction" or implosion into entropy, may occur. The natural instinct for most of us is to reduce effort as a measure of self preservation. Superior athletes either seem to have a higher ability to tolerate these oppressive environments, or are less concerned about their own self preservation, who knows, but they seem to be able to push beyond boundaries we ordinary people can tolerate. This is so called "heart". What is also fundamentally important is the biomechanics or action of the horse’s stride. Breakdown and injury are probably the major performance limiter in the majority of horses. Tactics in a race play a big part. Simplistically, there are three "sprints" in an event. A burst at the start to get position, often a burst mid race to improve position, and then a sprint to the finish. Winx is phenomenal in that over the period of 30 odd races, all her opposition have been obviously trying to beat her. Every time, she is able to adapt and cope with whatever her opposition have served up, and still race away to win comfortably.

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WINNING TONGUE PLATE BIT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WINNING AND LOSING! EP

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Award-Winning Angled Safety Stirrups From the designers of Toe Stoppers and WTP bits, comes a revolutionary new safety stirrup irons. STS "Space Technology Safety" irons are the only irons in the world to win an Australian international design award for safety. With their unique design, they provide better foot support and balance. The improved foot tread helps prevent foot slipping forward. By preventing the rider’s feet slipping forward into the iron, in the event a rider falls, the bar formation and the rubber post prevent the rider’s boot being hooked up in the iron and dragged, greatly reducing the risk of injury or death to the rider. Judges’ comments: "This is a great idea with the potential to significantly improve health and safety in the professional horse-riding industry. The safety irons are well-made and finished and the safety feature is a true innovation that will help save lives of riders and horses." The STS irons have been approved for use by Equestrian Australia, Riding for the disabled, Australian Pony Clubs and the racing industry and feature a unique angled foot support to ensure a correct foot position with heels down, and

The STS irons are approved by Equestrian Australia, RDA, Pony Clubs and the racing industry a very strong foot grip to prevent feet slipping, even when jumping big fences. The rider will remain balanced and on the ball of the foot with their heels down. In addition, the centre and outer bar prevents the feet from slipping forward. Riders have stated the extended platform also reduces stress to the knees, legs, ankles and feet. The unique features also reduce the risks of a fall,and the flexible rubber post allows the boot to come out, which can prevent a rider being hooked up and dragged.

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Forget having a code of practice – make Horsemanship mandatory By MEREDITH RANSLEY What an incredible time we have had during our ‘You Can Do It Too!’ Tour, and a very timely one also. While we have been busting a butt to try to change the way people work with and relate to horses, to try to promote the vital need for a dramatic increase in horsemanship skill and the long past due call for people to learn how horses truly think and behave, the NSW Government has been amidst a push to administer an industry code of practice for equine related activities. I have at this stage had only a cursory glance at the proposed code so I will have much more to say on this later and will call on all of you to do the same. However I have been involved with this proposal in one way or another for some years now. While the motives of those involved are certainly commendable, I fear the new code will only give us more rules to follow that will make little or no change to the very real issues that are at hand and these are the mainstream and accepted mistreatment and misunderstanding of horses and the injury and death of far too many of our precious horse lovers. The code deals mainly with beginner riders, but those most affected are ‘experienced’ horse owners/riders. Serious changes do need to be made, hence our two month tour of Queensland, where we provided free help, advice and support to any and all who were interested. But introducing this new code of practice will be like putting seatbelts in cars that have no brakes or steering. They are trying to save lives with more rules when they should be focusing on horsemanship. It worries me a lot and after many years of trying to get this point across and being asked to be involved with formatting this code, I feel like I have been screaming into the wind. And no one is hearing me. Page 26

Meredith Ransley is campaigning for horsemanship skill to be a mandatory part of any code of practice for equine-related industries

More rules, more pointless standards, more helmets, more protective gear ... more, more, more is not going to save the lives people are hoping it will. And it is not going to stop an issue that almost no one seems to even care about and that is people causing pain, stress and anxiety in their horses. People are being hurt and killed because of their lack of horsemanship skill and by riding and handling horses in a way that they shouldn’t be. It is way past time to change folks. Horses are not dangerous, unpredictable or life threatening if you know how to properly relate with them and understand their behavior. They are large animals so of course there is always some risk however all risk can be hugely reduced by increasing horsemanship skill. All level of riders are at risk, not just beginners. All levels of riders need to get with it and acknowledge that when it comes to understanding horses truly…..they don’t. It is really, really simple; don’t get on a horse that is not calm…ever. Understand that a safe and true partnership begins on the ground. All riders and horse owners need to stop wasting their

money on gadgets, gear and feed additives and instead, invest their time in developing their partnership with their horse and establishing true

horsemanship. Forget the rules and the gadgets. This code of practice - our code of practice - should be to make horsemanship mandatory.

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The mind affects the body - but how much? By TANJA KRAUS I think we are in an era where we are putting a lot more thought and credit to our horse's mental state, and how it affects his body, both in the immediate performance arena, and long-term development. I get to see incredible changes in a horse’s body, in very short periods of time - sometimes in such a short time (like over a couple of days at a clinic), that you could convince yourself you are imagining it. I've seen horses get fuller in the muscles, shinier, clearer in the eye, I've even seen horses dapple up over a five-day course seems crazy right? Probably not as crazy as we would think. We all know that in humans and other animals alike, that our internal wellness, is certainly reflected on the outside, and we can see a human 'light up' at the sight of someone that they love. It almost seems as though their skin changes in that moment, so I don't think it is too much of a stretch to think that our horse’s inner wellness (or unwellness) is going to be reflected in his body, and therefore, as horses 'live in the moment' and can go from being anxious to being calm, that their appearance could change quite rapidly as muscles, organs, blood flow, and the meridian system all begin to work the way nature intended. So that is short term, external appearance improvement what about long-term? Well, if a horse is anxious, lacks confidence, nervous, worried, jumpy or any combination of similar things, he is going to be tense in his muscles, holding his skeleton in a rigid and tight way, and his blood flow, qi and other systems are not going to be flowing or moving in the

This little horse was with Tanja Kraus for 21 days and in that time it improved in both body and mind. The photo on the left is the day the horse was dropped off, the photo on the right is 21 days later. way which is noticeable! ridden start. correct way. Am I suggesting that we don't I do not focus at all on the colOver time this is going to result train collection anymore? lection, engagement or the in countless issues, including No. 'shape' of the horse - in fact this but not limited to: hollowed Self carriage in our horses is horse was ridden on a loose back, atrophy in the muscles, a rein most of the time! ewe neck, overdevelopment of something I am passionate So how is it that she developed some muscle groups and under about developing in a positive so well over the back and development in others. way. through the hind? Over time this will lead to the But I am saying we need to How is it that her posture has breaking down of overused have the mind well first before improved? areas, potential arthritis and we start looking for shape or If you put mental health above other ailments. collection. all else, the horse will use his These issues are not limited to How is your horseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mental body in a correct and positive just nervous or anxious horses game? (though these horses tend to develop body issues on their own in the paddock, even when not ridden), they are also evident in many horses trained in ways that promote the incorrect function and use of the body. 67$57%8,/',1*<285'5($0&$17(572'$<

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Saddle Clip monitors training via Bluetooth The Equestic SaddleClip, is a relatively new training app on the market that allows all dressage, jumping and eventing riders, professionals or amateurs a simple and uncomplicated check of their training sessions. Simply attach the SaddleClip to the left-hand saddle blade, connect via Bluetooth to the mobile app, select the horse to ride on and off you go. The Equestic SaddleClip records not only the time, gaits and directions during the ride, but also the number of transitions from gait to gait, as well as the clock purity of the gears, the force of the impression and the symmetry within each gait. Testimonial By Dr Ilona D Hudson BVSc, MANZCVS, Grad Dip Animal Chiro, CVA â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have been using the Equestic saddle clip for one month in conjunction with my regular training of both my dressage horses. The horses are competing Prix St George and Advanced. Dressage is a subjective sport and we rely on the comments of judges and coaches as well as our 'feeling' as riders to guide our training. The human brain is not the most accurate tool. Equestic allows me to monitor many different variables and get real numbers to compare training sessions. I am able to set measurable goals and monitor my ability to achieve them. The basic variables measured are time ridden in each gait and each direction as well as the number of transitions between gaits. There is also measurement of time in a straight line to help you balance your workouts. The more advanced variables are the impulsion, rhythm and symmetry. Impulsion is a measure of the ground force over time in each gait. It is something that you are judged on in every dressage test. Equestic allows you to see when your horse or possibly you become tired and lose impulsion. This has helped me to understand how long a training or warm-up session should be before it loses its effectiveness. So if my horse is losing impulsion after 30 minutes then warming up at a competition for 40 minutes means we can't do our best test. Rhythm is a measurement in beats per minute for each gait.

The Equestic SaddleClip records and monitors your training sessions Equestic shows me the rhythm and how consistent my horse is with the rhythm. Consistency of rhythm is very important. If you ever do a freestyle test to music you will need to know these numbers. Symmetry is measured in the trot rhythm, the push off and the landing. The symmetry of the trot rhythm is shown as a time measurement and allows you to see if one diagonal is slightly slower than the other. Again this is visible with the human eye but not if there are very slight discrepancies. Symmetry of push off and landing force is much harder to assess with the human eye and these are measured in G force. While discrepancies may not be visible to the human eye they are important because of the potential to overload a limb and the opportunity to detect problems or changes in a horse early. This means as riders we can get our team of health professionals to assess the horse sooner before real damage occurs. Lastly I love the ability to compare training sessions. I put a couple of notes on each training session so I can look at the patterns and reassess what made one session more successful than another. As a vet and animal biomechanical medicine practitioner I have also started to use the saddle clip on clients' horses to help show them where problems are occurring and how they are improving with treatment and good training programs. In short I'm in love with the

information the Equestic is giving me. It's a very useful tool for assessing my training and keeping me thinking about every single step of every single training session. It won't replace my coach but it

helps keep me totally focused in between coaching sessions.â&#x20AC;? Equestic SaddleClip is available from www.showhorsesupplies.com.au and any queries to info@showhorsesupplies.com.au.

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KYOGLE SHOW 2018

Champion Galloway Tremayne True Moment exhibited by Charlee Anthony

Champion Hack DP Chandaleer exhibited by Liana Bordin

Winner of then Purebred Arabian under saddle exhibited by Tiarni Barr Page 30

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Champion Hunter Hack Dicavali Royal Gustav exhibited by Lindsey Blanch

Champion Senior Girl Rider Isabelle Ellis

Langtree Del Esprit exhibited by Charlee Anthony winner of the Novice Pony

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ALSTONVILLE ALLBREEDS SHOW

Champion Hunter Galloway SP First Love exhibited by Ivy Pointen Wales

Champion Off The Track exhibit DP Chandelier ridden by Liana Bordin with sponsor Angela Davison

Supreme Led Mare of Filly Granchester Secret Angel exhibited by M & M Bullpitt

Reserve Champion Hunter Hack exhibited by Lucy Sidney

Supreme Led stallion or colt

Reserve Champion Hunter Galloway Lee Arnes Magestic Rose owned by Janine

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2018 QUEENSLAND SHC HOTY

National Velvet Owned by Nina Stone

photos by Danni Milligan

Yvonne Gay winning Rider 30years and over

Dunelm Fashion Star Owned by Jayne Andersen Ridden by Felicity Hasfemiester

Kirralee Christian Dior Owned and Ridden by Kim Taunton

Jemma Heran winning Adult Rider 21yrs and Under 30yrs on Go Dutch

Georgia Gasper in the Rider Under 6yrs to be led Riding Bellgarra Royal Blue

Astral High Society Owned and Exhibited by Paul Austin

Winner of the Large Show Hunter Pony Owendale Butter Schnapps Owned by Peter Hudson and Sean Aylett

Sarah and Willow Scotson with their pony Peter Pan

Galloway Carlingford Park Double Take Owned by Elizabth Tomlinson

Saint Petersburg Winning Open Small Show Hack owned by Amy Taylor

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2018 QUEENSLAND SHC HOTY

photos by Danni Milligan

Trinity Roulette Owned by Lauren Sharpe

Double TT Show Girl Owned by Calum Monaghan

Gordon Park Supernova winning Open Small Show Galloway owned and ridden by Georgia Fairweather

Wanted Owned and Ridden by Riley Kent

Academy Rhapsody ridden by Melissa Sambrooks Owned by Dianne Chambers

Rosedale Matilda Owned by Sarah Young

Karanga Myriah Owned by Vanessa Ellaby

Winner of Large Open Show Galloway Carlingford Park Double Take Owned by Elizabth Tomlinson

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Wanted Owned and Ridden by Riley Kent

Fairleigh Natasha Owned by Olivia Pennisi Ridden by Adam Oliver

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100 Years of the Clydesdale Horse In 2018 the Commonwealth Clydesdale Horse Society of Australia (CCHS) celebrates its 100th year. Since its inception in 1918 the CCHS has accrued 8720 members, 4400 registered Clydesdale studs and almost 30,000 registered Clydesdales. The organisation aims to uphold the breed features that made them the preferred working horse in the early 1900s whist encouraging their versatility in hand, under saddle and in harness. The gold rush of the 1850s prompted the importation of Clydesdales from Scotland to NSW and Victoria. Crossing these imported horses with mixed breed draught horses soon resulted in Victoria becoming the principle supplier of heavy horses to other parts of Australia. The first official record of Clydesdales in Australia was published in 1904 as the “Draught Horse Stud Book of Victoria” and included Clydesdales, Shires and Suffolk Punches. In 1907 it was renamed as the “Draught Horse Stud Book of Australia”. It wasn’t until 1911 that breed specification became a feature of the Stud Book. Horses that were registered in the Clydesdale Stud Book of Scotland, and those showing two crosses of traceable Clydesdale blood on the sire’s side and one of such crosses on the dam’s side were classified as Clydesdales. A competing book was with more stringent registration regulations was published in NSW in 1917 – “The Australian Clydesdale Stud Book”. The amalgamation of the two books resulted in the formation of the Commonwealth Clydesdale Horse Society (1918), election of its first president (1921) and the publication of its first stud book (1924). Since the publication of the first stud book in 1924, the largest peak in registered Clydesdale numbers occurred in the late 1920s and early/mid 1930s due to their popularity as the ideal work horse. A sharp decline in numbers in Page 34

Commonwealth Clydesdale Horse Society of Australia (CCHS) celebrates its 100th year this year with almost 30,000 Clydesdales registered in the country.

the late 1930s was due to World War II and mechanization - the tractor. A resurgence in interest in the breed, a boom in prices and an influx of new breeders increased numbers in the 1970s. Since 2008, numbers have plateaued with approximately only 100 males and 100 females registered annually. Prior to the 1950s, the majority of studs in operation finished breeding as horses became redundant due to mechanisation. The quality of today’s Australian Clydesdale is due to the dedication of the breeders who have managed to maintain the bloodlines. The oldest stud still actively breeding Clydesdales is the “Lavereen” stud, founded by James Martin in 1920 and continued by Graeme and Matt Trewin. More information about the

history of the Clydesdale Stud Book, and the studs that contributed horses to it, is featured in the 2018 Clydesdale Year Book available at and after the Royal Melbourne Show. The importation of Clydesdales has continued to help improve the breed and expand the gene pool. “Flashdale” was a notable Clydesdale Stallion imported in the 1920s. He was awarded Champion Stallion at the Royal Melbourne Show in 1924 and 1926. Clydesdales being shown at the 2018 Royal Melbourne Show have bloodlines that trace back to this stallion. Exhibiting Clydesdale horses is the best way to help preserve the quality of the Clydesdale as a supreme draught breed. The Judge’s report from the 1917 Royal Melbourne Show included the

comment from judge, Edwin Roberts, “The Clydesdale is the only draught horse that should be bred in Australia, because they are useful for any kind of work.” While they are less commonly used for “work” nowadays, this comment highlights their versatility as horses in hand, under saddle and in harness. Increasing popularity exists for sport horses generated from the crossing of a Clydesdale with a lighter breed. Their gentle, trusting temperament makes them a horse the whole family can enjoy. The 2018 Clydesdale Yearbook which features the 100-year history of the CCHS will be available from the 28th September 2018 at the Royal Melbourne Show ringside at the led Clydesdale Judging event or email clydesdaleyearbook@gmail.com or clydesdalesvic@gmail.com

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EQUITANA hosts Elite Sport Horse auction Renowned for bringing the best horses in Australia to the one place, EQUITANA Melbourne is adding a whole new facet to its already jam-packed entertainment and competition program- an Elite Sport Horse Auction presented by Inglis. Eighteen of Australasia’s top young horses will be on show and on sale at EQUITANA Melbourne in the Aqualuma Grand Pavilion from 4:45pm on Saturday, the 17th of November. Six premium sport horses each from three different disciplines being jumping, dressage and reining will be offered for sale in the magnificent Aqualuma Arena. This will be an exciting spectacle never before seen at EQUITANA. Presenting the Elite Sport Horse Auction is Australia’s largest and oldest bloodstock auction firmWilliam Inglis & Sons. Bringing more than 150 years of high-class Thoroughbred auction experience the partnership is a union of two premier brands in the Australian equine industry. EQUITANA Melbourne Event Director Rod Lockwood is excited to bring a never before seen aspect to the event’s program saying, “this is a great thing for the Australian equine community, this country really lacks a high class, elite equine sports horse auction and we are hoping to build from this beginning into something really special.” Lockwood added “EQUITANA Melbourne is about including everyone from the equine world, so having both Western and European disciplines in the auction is something we are really proud of and we think the crowds will appreciate.” The horses have been sourced from across Australia and New

Zealand and only the best young three to six-year-olds will be put under the hammer making it an exciting chance to take home a potential future champion with fantastic bloodlines. Interested buyers will have to preregister their interest in the horses up for auction on EQUITANA Melbourne’s website, then on Saturday, November 17 the horses will go under the hammer to the

highest bidder. “This auction will bring together the best horses from the best breeders and it will be presented by the best auction firm at Australia’s best equine event,” Lockwood said. “It’s a really exciting time for EQUITANA Melbourne and we are looking forward to seeing the horses go up for sale.” The EQUITANA Elite Sport Horse

Auction presented by Inglis will take place on the Aqualuma Grand Pavilion at 4:30pm. EQUITANA Melbourne will be held at the Melbourne Showgrounds from November 1518 and is celebrating its 20th anniversary in Australia this year. For more details on the event, contact Kevin Hansen on (03) 8698 2000 or kevin@equineproductions.com.au

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Learning about horses & the horse business The Bonogin Valley Horse Retreat loated in the Gold Coast Hinterland not only offers you a unique "horse experienceâ&#x20AC;?. But now is also offering you help with your Horse Business managment Is your horse business hard work? Is your business running you? Would you like a customer Management fairy? Do you have a flexible lifestyle? Can you take time away from your business? Are you tied to your phone and emails with customer enquiries? Can your customers interact with your business 24/7 to make bookings? Are you updating multiple systems to manage bookings, reminders, payments, email communications, events etc? Horse Riding Hub - Debbie Burgermeister has a mission to help other equine business owners into the future. With a huge passion to help beginner horse lovers and riders globally. "After 11years managing her own riding school, her husband tired of the horse money pit and having no time to enjoy life. Constantly on the phone or emails to customers and the business running her and not her running the business". After learning the hard way about cost and time efficiencies in a riding school, Debbie now wants to start helping other business owners do things easier by sharing her corporate business management and analytical skills. With over 35yrs horse experience, 20yrs in the corporate world and 11yrs running her own horse riding centre, an experienced coach with certifications, CertIV Trainer & Assessor for

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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.

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The Horse Report MULLUMBIMBY SHOW 2018 The 2018 Mullumbimby Show will be held over the weekend of November 10th and 11th. Exciting changes for the beautiful main arena of the Mullumbimby show have been made for horse section entrants. New timetables will be trialed to alleviate disruptions. The trotting displays will only run during the morning tea break

111th Mullumbimby Show proudly sponsored by Bridglands Betta Home Living - Mullumbimby Rural Co-Op The Professionals - Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce - Garrards Horse & Hound.

from 10.30am till approx 11.15am then not recommence until the other events in main ring have been completed on Saturday afternoon.

The hack, breed and showjumping events, will leave the arena during all trotting displays. The Mullumbimby Show committee and volunteers appreciate horse competitorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; assistance with ensuring these changes are implemented easily. The Main Ring will have hack, hunter and breed classes on Saturday including Youngstock (under 2yo) classes across a large range of breeds. New classes which were requested in 2017 have been added to the already extensive program. Get your creative ideas ready for the fun of the Fancy Dress class, anything goes class for horse and rider/handler. The Far North Coast Branch of the Australian Stock Horse Society have again sponsored the Australian Stock Horse Feature ring which has handler, hack and working classes for junior and senior registered Stock Horses. Respected Stock Horse breeder and judge Kellie Handford will be presiding over the Stock Horse ring at the 2018 Show. The popular showjumping program will be run on Saturday with great cash prizes from our generous sponsors for the great selection of events. Trotting displays are again generously sponsored by Garrards Horse and Hound. One lucky driver will go home with a new RIO gig donated by Garrards. To help with new timetables within the Main Arena for all trotting drivers must pre-nominate their entries - contact details for the trotting is on the show website. Sunday there is sporting events to be stewarded by Mullumbimby Pony Club members. Starting at 8am with nominations from 7.30am One off entry fee of $5- for all events with prize money of $10 for 1st and $5 for second with ribbons to 6th placing. All welcome these events are not limited to pony club members. Age groups for Under 10yo - 10yo to 13yo - 13yo to 17yo and 18years and Over Proudly sponsored by Wayne Pearson Crane Truck Hire & AJ & AM Bower Cattle Services. To avoid delays on competition day waivers can be downloaded at www.mullumbimbyshow.org.au to have ready to hand in on the day. Gate entry for all competitors is just $10 per adult and $5 for under 16yo (kids under 6 free). Membership are just $15- per year for adults and $7.50 for under 16 and allows unlimited entry over both days of the show. Queensland competitors are reminded that all stock must report to Kirra stock yards when crossing the Qld/NSW border and that this show is run to NSW Daylight Saving time. Programs and further information about all sections of the 2018 Mullumbimby Agricultural show can be found on the Facebook page or via email to secretary@mullumbimbyshow.org.au

MURWILLUMBAH SHOW The Tweed River Agricultural Society will hold the 118th Murwillumbah Show on Friday, and Saturday November 2 and 3 at the Murwillumbah Showground. There will be an All breeds Yearling classic and an All breeds 2-yearold classic offering $400 in prize money, plus two full days of Showjumping. On Friday events will include Local and District Hack and Rider classes and the hunter hacks and on Saturday the open hacks and registered Breed Classes with supreme led Mare, Gelding and Stallion held at lunch time. Entertainment for the show will be the Friday night Rodeo and Saturday night fireworks and live music from 10am till close. For further information or schedules phone 02 6672 5507 or 0427 725 507or visit www.murwillumbahshowground.com.au

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Contact: Suzie Bloxsidge-Kennedy Email - info@showringclassifieds.com.au Ph: 0400 558 218 www.showringclassifieds.com.au

Dicavalli Royal Sapphire GN Qualified 2019 Price: $ POA - reasonably priced Reg: AWHA, SHC, EA 16.0 hh Brown Mare Sire: Royal Rubin (imp) Dam: Solo Violine (imp) Sapphire is a half sister to the current EA National Champion Open and Childs small Show hunter hack and multi royal show winner Dicavalli Royal Rory, and boasts the same beautiful nature, amazing canter and worth ethic that he is known for. Sapphire is the current QLD Rising Star Small Show Hunter hack of the Year and Champion EA QLD Newcomer Small Show hunter hack, and is qualified for Grand Nationals 2018 in the Open Show hunter. Won the Novice show hunter at Brisbane Royal and was reserve champion novice show hunter. Sapphire is incredibly easy to handle and prepare, and has a huge future both in the show ring and the dressage arena and would be an asset in any breeding program down the track. Training laterals and flying changes. Excellent rider class mount, being used by both adults and children to GN Qualifications and Supreme Champions. Ready to show and only at the start of her show or dressage career Serious Enquiries only. Video Footage Link - https://vimeo.com/281942835 Contact: Abbey Ph: 0411 794 124

Khal Drogo Qualified for all Royals 2019 Price: $ POA 16.1 hh Reg: Thoroughbred Bay Gelding Sire: Tobougg Dam: Billie Blue Billie (Khal Drogo) is a 16.1hh 11 year old Bay Thoroughbred Gelding. Billie is the sweetest man you could ever want to own and the quietest horse you could have anything to do with. He always strives to put his best foot forward and to be the most honest working horse for you. He would suit a child wanting to step up to a bigger horse to excel in either showing or pony club. Would also suit a nervous adult wanting to show or wanting to return to the saddle. Billie is qualified for all Royal shows for 2019. Having placed at royal level previously. He has taken me to countless firsts and broad ribbons in both open classes , breed classes and lady riders. He is easy to prepare with minimal work at home and no work down need at shows. Billie has a nice stride with a very powerful extended canter and very even gated. You have to see and ride this horse to believe how true and honest he really is. Very sad sale of a beautiful natured boy due to work and uni commitments. Ph Shea 0409 588 955 or Michelle 0456 700 021

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Willowcroft Firefly Price: $ 15,000. 14.1 1/3 hh Reg. RP | SP | SHC | EQ | ANSA Black/Brown Mare YOB: 2009 Sire: Willowcroft Regal Emblem Dam: Willowcroft Diamond Fantasy

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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

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Torlyn Parade Price: $ 10,000. 12.2 hh Reg: SHC, Welsh, SABA, Dilutes, ASPA Palomino Gelding YOB: 2013 Sire: Nattai Calypso Dam: Amaranda Pam Heartbreaking sale of mums golden child. 12.2hh 4yo welsh geld. Reg ASP, SABA and Aust Dilutes. Eligible APSB pure welsh. This pony has excelled in everything we have asked him to do since being broken in late last year. Won multiple supremes at breed shows led and ridden, qualified for Adelaide and Melb royals and has proven himself trustworthy with a small child. Placed in led and ridden classes at Adelaide Royal Breeds and leds At Sydney Royal Show. Perfect home only as he is still only 4yo and has a big future ahead of him. Contact: Nicole Bruggemann Mob: 0427 662 690

LangtreeClassImage Price: $ 4,000. 13.1 hh Reg. Riding Pony Chestnut Gelding YOB: 2012 Sire: Langtree Composer Dam: Langtree Classique

Jackson is a quality, green broken, 5yo Riding Pony Gelding with an impressive front. He will be a successful Show Pony with the right home. Competed at the Royal Adelaide Breed Show and coped very well with staying down at the grounds and in the busy environment. Great to float, trim and wash Eligible all newcomers. Only selling due to Uni commitments and he is an absolute bargain price. More photos and video available. Contact: Gemma Salvestro Mob: 0466 660 351

Yartarla Park Meccano Price: $ 6,000. 12.2 hh Reg: Riding Pony, Welsh Chestnut Gelding YOB: 2011 Sire: Yartarla Park Chipmonk Dam: Penley Araminta Lego is a gorgeous little pony who has competed successfully in the show ring, he won his SHC newcomers and is now competing as a show hunter pony. Lego is a genuine kids pony and has carried my eight and nine year old boys around safely for the past two years, he has only been shown very lightly due to lack of time.

Riding Pony x Warmblood Mare Price: $ 8,000. Last measured at 15hh Reg. RP and ANSA Bay Mare YOB: 2012 Sire: Rathowen True Blue (RP) Dam: Arlua (WB)

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Just some of her recent performances include:- 2nd Ladies Galloway Toowoomba Royal 2017 and multiple Novice Hack Championships Hemi is an amazing type and temperament for her age. She has all basics established including lengthen trot and simple changes. Hemi has competed at ag shows and dressage extensively in her short career having newcomers last year. Multiple wins to date and in dressage scores above 65% in preliminary. Hemi is very quiet out and has no vices. She is easy to shoe, rug, clip, worm, float. She is an easy traveller and has competed as far as Sth Qld. Hemi has only had one owner and is for sale as owner is currently studying full time and working full time. She would be an asset to any home and will go to the top. Hemi, under guidance, would suit a confident child coming off a pony. Slightly negotiable to the right home. Email for footage.

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Contact: Tamieka Mob: 0474 901 776

He can be ridden down the road and is not worried about traffic, he can be tied to the float at shows and is very easy to prepare including, clipping up, washing and show prepping. Lego has also been learning to jump. Lego is for sale as his little rider prefers to jump and has an older jumping pony to ride. Lego would suit a show pony, pony club or all-rounder for a child. Lego would suit as a second pony for a little rider. More photos and video available.

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46 pages of informative and interesting articles, news stories, advertising, photos and information on what’s new and, what’s happening out...

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46 pages of informative and interesting articles, news stories, advertising, photos and information on what’s new and, what’s happening out...