Mirinda Grenadier aka Pete, first show in his whole life at 11yo done and dusted. Super tense but actually behaved very well! Finalist in the led show hunter Riding Pony of the year not over 12.2hh. And our Malibu Park Top Notch won the 3yo show hunter Riding Pony championship. Grenadier was a lovely little gem found in the back paddock at Mirinda Stud and although he has some age on him, he still looks amazing and has now been broken in to prepare for a saddle career.
Lovely start to our show season doing the Riding Pony Stud Book Society classes at Geelong Royal. Malibu Park Top Notch was the little star winning his class and going champion Show Hunter colt/gelding 3 years and under. He then went on to be supreme champion show hunter Riding Pony. Springhurst Chandelier won her mare class and went on to be Champion Show Pony mare. She looked amazing out there. I have fallen in love with this pony all over again. 2yo colt Kiabe Bianco handled his first outing well and looked amazing because of Luke and Reece. Thank you always to Nicolle Pearce for the superb browbands. RL Equine for the wonderful work they have done with Bianco and Lauren Britton for her dedication to producing Chandelier and Top Notch with us. All were handled so expertly by Luke Dawes and Reece Lawson. Thank you. Also thank you to the Riding Pony Stud Book Society Victorian Committee for the wonderful trophy rugs made by Shelley Penny. We went away with three!
This Autumn we have decided to exhibit two of our weanlings at a couple of the foal shows. Our sweet little filly Yurrugar Class Secret, and our rather dynamic colt Barefoot Park Holly's Pinnacle, bred by Julie Lloyd, have so far done us proud. We are very appreciative to Luke Dawes and Reece Lawson for their beautiful production and care of Winx and Albert.