Endorsed Riders

auAustralia - Australian Stock Horse Riders

Cole Moxey

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Cole was born in 1984 growing up at Darkes Forest, about 1 hour south of Sydney, started with horses from an early age. He started at Helensburgh pony club. He excelled at mounted games riding in the NSW state team for 2 years winning the national championships in 2000, before trying out campdrafting and stock horse classes. He soon realised he wanted to continue with stock horses and purchased Towitta Rivoli Rollette who has become his foundation mare.

In 2010 Cole and Quiera Sophie won eastern zone maiden campdraft horse and Cole finished in the top 10 open ABCRA rider.

2011 was a breakthrough year for Cole in the stock horse ring. After winning champion working stock horse at Sydney royal in April on the 3 year old mare Quiera Cassie, he took home the National Futurity no less than a month later on a mare he bred and trained himself. Quiera Cassie finished 4th in the same event.

2012 saw Reba win supreme working at the ASH nationals (ridden in a Loose Ring Control Plate 45) and her younger brother Brandwood Don finishing 4th in the Futurity.

Horse breaking, training and competing has become a full time business for Cole working from his family property at Darkes Forest. Bombers bits have played a significant role in the training of his horses with their extensive array of bits to suit horses of all levels of education.

Cole aims to continue competing at the top level in stock horses and compete at more of the major campdrafts and challenges. He also endeavours to breed his own line of stock horses that will excel in the stock horse ring as well as the campdraft arena.

Maddie Watchirs

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Maddie Watchirs was born and raised in 1990 in Inverell, NSW on the thoroughbred stud “Tullochard West”. She was riding before she could walk and quickly mastered the cheeky ways of her first Welsh pony “Sheriff”. It quickly became evident at pony club and then in her local polocrosse club that Maddie was destined to have a future with horses.

At 16, Maddie was invited to North Carolina to work and train polocrosse horses for Marilyn Murphy on “Keystone Australian Stock Horse Stud”. On her return she went on to play polocrosse at both a State and National level on her mare “Glendonald Challenge”. During this time Maddie also competed on the Stock Horse circuit with her gelding “Camara Focus” where the duo won numerous National point score titles.

Maddie’s father Robert bred the mare “Shinook Chess” to the Sire “Lyndsay” and in 2003 the stockhorse Sire “Watchirs Star” was born. In one year the duo won Supreme Stock Rider at both the prestigious Glowalman Junior Rodeo and Inverell Junior Rodeo. In 2008 Maddie and Star won the 4 year old hack section at the National Championships in the National Maturity in Scone. In the same year the pair took out the Ladies Campdraft at the Sydney Royal. In 2011 they won Stallion Hack at Sydney Royal and only months later, Maddie and Star won the Champion Working Stock Horse and the Open Campdraft Challenge at the Brisbane Royal.

At present, Maddie is focused on competing on Star’s up and coming progeny. Already, “Watchirs Mia” has won several led classes as a yearling and two year old including Champion Led Mare or Filly at the Northern NSW Breeders Championships and will be competing in the ridden events in the 2012 National Stock Horse Show in Tamworth. At 21, Maddie is looking forward to a bright future. As well as continuing a career of her own in the Campdrafting and polocrosse world, she is also looking forward to seeing others competing on horses that she has bred.

Maddie is excited to join the Bombers Australia team and is looking forward to showcasing their wide range of equipment in a range of disciplines.

Paul Wardell

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Paul has had a lifelong love of horses and horsemanship. He is a third generation horseman who has been actively involved in the horse industry for the last 40 years.

Paul and his wife Julie have for the last twenty years have run a successful Australian Stock Horse stud, “Silverthorn”, at their property “Fairview”, located at Gloucester Tops. Their focus is on breeding top quality ASH performance horses as well as training horses and riders for competition. Paul’s daily routine includes breaking-in, training, coaching, working stock (both on his own property and on a contract basis) and retraining problem horses.

Paul considers learning a lifelong process and is always prepared to increase his knowledge to further enhance his skills in horsemanship. He has studied with leaders in their field in a variety of disciplines including dressage, campdrafting, cutting and reining.

In 2010 Paul was listed as an Accredited Level 1 coach with the Australian Stock Horse Society and he is an accredited ASHS judge who regularly competes at shows throughout NSW. He has successfully competed at Brisbane, Sydney and Canberra Royals as well as ASHS Nationals for many years. To date Paul and Julie have bred many individuals that are Royal Show champions and placegetters.

Paul has been successfully coaching riders at Fairview for the last 15 years. He finds coaching to be both challenging and rewarding and gains a large amount of satisfaction from seeing pupils develop under his guidance.

He is sensitive to the differing needs of riders of varying competencies, modes of learning and levels of confidence and plans his lessons with these considerations. In line with his philosophy that self-education is an ongoing process; he has participated in clinics as an observer to watch other coaches and their coaching styles. He is also familiar with the Australian Horse Industry Council Code of Practice for the Horse Industry and the Equestrian Australia Code of Conduct.

In 2011, and again this year, Paul has employed trainees through the Australian Apprenticeships Centre, concentrating on breaking-in and training performance horses.

Paul is pleased to endorse Bombers quality bits and spurs and is using them both in his training regime and in competition with great success.

Paul & Julie Wardell
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caAustralia - Campdrafting

Ben McNaughton

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Hugh Miles

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Hugh was Born on the 6-10-1989 in Tamworth NSW, and raised on the "Peel Valley" about half hour east of Tamworth.

His parents introduced him to horses at an early age as they were involved in the breeding side of things. This brought out Hugh's passion for horses and his competitive nature but he didn't start campdrafting until he was 14 years old.

The first Campdraft he went to he was 1st in the juvenile draft on a stallion called Conductor which is still his main horse today, and 2nd on a mare Jasmin.

In 2003 Hugh started boarding school at Armidale NSW which made it hard to compete but every chance he got to be home he would be working horses. He completed year 12 in 2007.

In 2006 Hugh went to the Warwick Gold Cup. He had turned 17 only 2 weeks before and was just old enough to compete at his 1st ever Warwick against 700 competitors. Hugh was the only competitor to Final in all 3 drafts he was in and also won the cutout of the Canning Downs Campdraft on a mare of his called Acres of Oak. He also won the Jack Crankie memorial Buckle for being the highest placed Associate rider on Conductor.

In 2007, 2 weeks after finishing school, Hugh travelled to America to work with the world’s leading Cutting, Cowhorse and Reining trainers. On his return he put what he had learnt into practice on a mare he bred by Conductor for the prestigious Cloncurry Stockmans challenge. His USA teaching paid off as he was reserve champion and has been a finalist every year since.

2011 was a very big year for Hugh as he won the prestigious Cloncurry challenge riding the stallion Millionnic Chic. Millionnic Chic is a stallion Hugh selected and imported himself. Only a week later following his Cloncurry success, Hugh won the coveted Paradise Lagoons Stallion campdraft on Conductor.

The stallions and breeding are a big part of Hugh's business and the fantastic year he has had with both stallions has kept him busy both competing and breeding.

With success and youth on his side, as well as such well bred stallions, the future looks bright and exciting.

Hugh is very excited to join the Bombers Australia team and looks forward to working with us in the future as well as using and performing in Bomber Bits.

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Laura Macintosh

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Scott Bandy

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Scott was born on the 9/12/1973 in Barellan, NSW.

Memories of growing up for Scott all consist of being around horses of all types.

Competing in steer rides, gymkhanas, playing polocrosse and then in his teens the sport of Rodeo.

  • Scott has had wonderful success with Stockmans Challenges where he won his first Man From Snowy River Challenge in 1996.
  • 1997 Scott spend some time competing in the Steer Wrestling & Saddle Bronc events overseas in Canada where he had success in winning both the CCA (Canadian Cowboys Asssociation) All Round Cowboy and Saddle Bronc Title.
  • Scott headed overseas yet again in 1998 where he travelled throughout the USA competing.
  • It was 1999 when Scott married his wife Tanya and decided to make his home in Tumut, NSW and to stay home and compete in Australia.
  • 2000 was a big year for Scott winning his 2nd Man From Snowy River Challenge and then late that year the birth of his first child, daughter Georgia, and a son Travis was born in 2002.
  • 2003 was a great year for Scott where he won the APRA (Australian Pro Rodeo Association) All Round Cowboy and Saddle Bronc Title.
  • 2006 Scott won The King of the Ranges Stockmans Challenge.
  • 2011 Scott won his 3rd Man From Snowy River Challenge and also that year decided to hang up his Bronc saddle and retire from the sport of Bronc Riding.
  • Scott has started a new chapter in his life and has taken on the challenge of the sport of Campdrafting. Scott won the Corryong MFSR Open Campdraft, Barnawatha Open Campdraft, Tarcutta Novice Campdraft and the Tumut Novice Campdraft in 2011.

Not only has Scott enjoyed the new challenge of campdrafting, he also loves that his whole family is travelling together and competing most weekends.

The Bandy family made the move in late 2011 to the Upper Murray where Scott and Tanya manage Mt Falcon Station, a 7000 acre cattle property. Scott has started breeding his own horses the last few years and will continue to break & train his horses whilst working at Mt Falcon.

2012 Scott won the Battle on the Bidgee Stockmans Challenge.

Together Scott, Tanya, Georgia & Travis will continue to compete in Campdrafts and Stockmans Challenges.

Scott is very happy to have been introduced to the Bombers Australia products and is certain he will achieve great results using Bomber Bits.

Steve Comiskey

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Steve Comiskey was born at Emerald in September 1982, into a family of much loved country people that live and breathe for their cattle property and campdrafting. With two older brothers: Pete Comiskey, former 18th winner of the A.C.A Open Rider Champion Title who Steve has learnt a lot from, and Geoff who has a passion for football.

Steve started riding at an early age helping with the mustering at home and fell in love with horses and campdrafting. He started campdrafting at the age of 8 years old and won his first Junior Draft at Middlemount on a mare called Thumbelina. From there he succeeded in winning many more Junior, Juvenile, Novice and Open Campdrafts, with the support of his mother, father and brother’s.

In 2000 Steve won a Maiden Rider Title and in 2004 won an Associate Rider Title. He has been in the Top Ten A.C.A Open Rider Standings for the past few years!

In 2006 Steve was married to Louise and had a beautiful daughter called Darcy Rose in April 2009. They continued to work on the family property outside Capella in Central Queensland.

In 2009 Steve not only had a family he achieved his goal of winning the Warwick Gold Cup on Lyra Park’s Delta. A mare he bred and trained himself. He also came third on his other mare Blenheim Atmosphere. His next success was winning the 2010 Paradise Lagoons Supergirl on Blenheim Atmosphere.

With breeding his own stock horses and training them himself he looks forward for another year of campdrafting and a further addition to his family.

He is expecting to meet many more of his goals with the Bombers Australia team and the support from Louise, which also competes, and Darcy.

 

dkAustralia - Polocrosse

Abbott Grills




Team Berragoon - 2013 Southern 50 Winners

I guess you could say Polocrosse is in my family's blood. I have been playing polocrosse since I was 7 years old, and with family spread over Eastern Australia I have been fortunate enough to have played in many different zones.

Career Highlights:

  • Australian Junior Team 2002
  • Nationals:
    • Juniors Darwin 2002
    • Winners Intermediate Mens Albury 2004 & Best no 3 and Runners Up Sydney 2006
    • Winners Mens Perth 2008, Ballarat 2010 and Warwick 2012
  • Zim Open 2009 & 2010 winning Best no 3

The highlight of my career so far was winning the 2013 Bombers Southern 50 in Sale, Victoria. The team being made up of 6 family members.

Ella Waugh

Warwick Rodeo Queen 2012

Club: Cunningham, Qld

Polocrosse is in our family with Dad coaching us and he's played for Australia. We often play as a family, in the mixed division, which includes my dad, brother, sister, myself and two other players.

Polocrosse career highlights:

  • First played at the age of 15 in 2005.
  • First nationals, Ballarat VIC 2010 – Under 21 mixed winners.
  • Barastoc interstate series 2011 - runners up.
  • Playing with Ryle (my sister) in the Queensland under 24 Women’s Warwick Nationals 2012 team where we finished as runners up.
  • Zone championship winners under 24 Mixed. Overall best quarter horse of the 2012 carnival.

Jimmy Grills

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Team Berragoon - 2013 Southern 50 Winners

Started playing when I was 6, as my family has always played.

I also play AFL football.

Career highlights so far:

  • 2006 Nationals (NSW) in Sydney U12's, Best No1 , Best ASH
  • 2008 Nationals (NSW) in Perth, playing with my sister Lucy in U16, Best No1 and Best ASH
  • 2009 Playing for Aus against South Africa in Sale Vic
  • 2010 Nationals (NSW) in Ballarat, Best, No 1, Best ASH and Champion Horse
  • 2010 Playing for Aus in U16 against South Africa in South Africa, and winning!
  • 2012 Nationals (NSW) Warwick , U21, Best No 1, Best ASH and Champion Horse
  • 2012 Aust U21 Squad team challenge, Warwick Rosebowl
  • 2013 Playing for Aus Senior team in Four Nations Tournament in NZ
  • 2013 Winning in our family team in the first 'money' game, Southern 50 Shootout, against the Bomber team,winning Best U21 Player

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Lucy Grills

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Team Berragoon - 2013 Southern 50 Winners

My family has always played polocrosse so you could say I didn't have a choice but I'm glad about that. I wouldn't change it.

My career highlights have been:

  • 2006 My first nationals and going to England and Canada to play
  • 2008 Playing with Jim in Perth
  • 2009 Playing for Australia
  • Making the under 24 women's team straight out of juniors and then playing in the nationals
  • 2010 The trip to South Africa and Zimbabwe was an incredible experience
  • 2010 Ballarat Nationals (NSW) U24 Womens, won against Victoria, Best No 2 and Champion Horse
  • 2010 Aus U19 Development team to South Africa and getting a win
  • 2010 Zim Open, an awesome experience
  • 2011 was an awesome year making my first NSW senior team and winning best pony
  • Winning champion horse of the carnival at the NSW zone championships
  • 2010, 2011 & 2012 SWS Senior Women, winning Best No 3 and Carmel Brian Trophy for Campion Ladies Horse for 3 years in a row at the NSW Zone Championships
  • 2012 Warwick Nationals (NSW) U24 Womens, won against Queensland and Best No 3
  • 2013 Winning Southern 50 at Sale with all my family in the team, and playing in same chukka as my dad Charlie and brother Jim. Also lucky enough to win Champion ASH and Best Horse and Rider combination of the Southern 50 tournament.

All my family and I have been using Bomber bits and racquets since 2008, when we met Bomber in Perth at the Nationals. The range of bits and the workmanship is fantastic, and we run all our horses in them.

Hayden Turnbull

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Hayden Turnbull was born on the 12/01/82. Hayden and his wife Jody and their 2 young girls live near Inverell in Northern NSW. Both Hayden’s father and grandfather played polocrosse with his father Ross representing Australia in 2000. Hayden has been playing since he was a child. He is a current member of the NSW men’s team due to play at the Nationals in April 2012. He has represented his State in junior’s, intermediate and open levels. He has also represented Australia being a team member in the 2007 winning World Cup side.

 

Hayden also toured the UK in 2008. Whilst in the UK, he had his first exposure to Bomber racquets and spurs. He purchased his first Bomber racquet there and used it 30 minutes later in a representative Australia vs UK match. He has used them ever since because he believes the racquets are consistent in how they play.  Hayden says: “We order them off Bomber and tell him what we want and they come ready to play with straight away”. He has 4 sticks in his kit and they are all exactly the same. Hayden plays for Quirindi at club level and over half the Quirindi A grade side uses Bomber equipment and it seems to work.

Ryle Waugh




Club: Cunningham, QLD

The highlights of my polocrosse career to date have been:

  • Playing in the Australian squad against the other intermediates in the squad and winning the tournament. (Under 21 Australian squad)
  • Making the Under 24 women’s team, straight out of juniors at the age of 15
  • Winning best ASH in the junior division in QLD 2011.
  • Winning best no. 1 and Champion horse for Under 24 women, at the Warwick Barastoc Nationals in which I played with my sister Ella and came Runners up.
  • Playing at the Warwick Rose bowl in 2010 with the Family (Allan, Todd & Ella) and coming runners up. I won best female of the carnival and Allan won the best male of the carnival.

Todd Weston

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Occupation:    Carpenter
Hobby’s: Breaking in and riding young horses. Brumby running in the Snowy Mountains.

I played first division for Manly Sea Eagles in national rugby league.
Nationals: Warwick ’98 Junior, Sydney 2006 Mens, Perth 2008 Mens, Warwick 2012 Mixed

  • Represented Australia in ‘Quadrangular Series’ in Bowral 2009 with Australia winning the series.
  • I played one season in England with Jason Webb and played in the winning Club Championship side.
  • I have recently returned from WA after working for the Thomas Family and playing a season of polocrosse for South Midlands where  I was part of the 2011 WA Club Championship Winning side.

I met Bomber at the Perth Nationals in 2008 where I bought a racquet from him which I liked. Bomber and I got along pretty good so we designed a spur together and he decided to make me the first polocrosse player in Australia that he sponsors.

Will Weston

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I play for the Jugiong club, NSW. I work on the family farm with sheep, cattle, cropping, horses and a small beef feedlot. With wife Sandra and kids Breeanna, Daniel, Ryan, Sid and Alec. So far are all keen to ride, play a bit of polocrosse and get the young horses going.

I have been lucky enough to represent South West Slopes and Nationals as a Junior and in intermediate competition before having a few years off to play football. Sandra and I got together in 2003 and have been playing ever since. Brother Todd and I were both selected in the NSW men’s side to play at Camden in 06. I played in the winning NSW men’s side in Perth, Ballarat and Warwick. I was awarded champion male player at the 2012 Warwick nationals. I was selected to represent Australia in 2008, 2009 and the 2011 world cup teams. In 2013 travelled to NZ for a win in the Quads for Australia.

I have been using Bombers gear since 2008 and am very interested in how his bits work and have had good results. I enjoy yarning with Bomber about his bits. Bomber gave me a belt in Perth with a bombers buckle on it I have worn it nearly every day since. Bombers racquets have made an impression and he is always looking to improve them and I am keen to help.

[Bomber: We would like to welcome Will Weston to the BombersAus team following the sad passing of Bob Connolly, who supported Will for many years.]

 

zaSouth Africa - Polocrosse

Henro Potgieter

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I was born in 1991, growing up in the Western Cape. I am currently a student at varsity in Wellington and live on a farm close by. I started riding at the age of 10 and played my first tournament at 11 years old. Since the age of 13 I have been representing Western Province and South Africa on several occasions.

My Career highlights have been:

  • Winning u/14 IPT In 2004 and 2005
  • Winning the u/14 test series against Zimbabwe in 2005.
    • Best no 1
    • Golden Pony
    • Player of the series
  • Winning the u/16 test series against Zambia in 2006.
  • Captained the u/19 side against Ireland and winning the test series in 2008.
  • Captained the u/19 side against Australia in 2010.
    • Best no 1
    • Golden pony
  • SA Player of the Year in 2010.
  • U/ 25 Quadrangular series in 2012 at Mooi River.
    • Player of the series
  • Western Province sportsman of the year in 2012.
  • Selected for the Senior Ireland/ Quadrangular tour in 2013 as a build up to the World Cup.

Jan-Albert "Jannie" Steenkamp

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Age : 25
Handicap : 10
Favourite position: 3
Club: Arnot Polocrosse Club

I started playing polocrosse at the age of 12 and have represented Western Province and South Africa in all age groups. Charl du Plessis is an inspiration to me and Bruce MacLarty my mentor.

Highlights of my polocrosse career:

2007:
I was a member of SA World Cup Team touring Australia and although I never got an opportunity to play, I gained lots of experience.

2011:
Getting selected for the SA World Cup Team.
Winning the World Cup in England.
Winning Best Male Player at the World Cup
Winning the award for Best Horse at the World Cup.
Winning the IPT(WP) and SA Club Champs (Cape Unicorns Polocrosse Club).

2013:
I was a member of the SA Team that won the Quadrangular series in Mooi River against Zimbabwe, England and Zambia.
Won best male player of the series.

I have also played in six Zimbabwean opens of which we won three.

Jean Hackland

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I started playing polocrosse at Midillovo polocrosse club when I was 11 years old. I represented Midlands ladies twice then changed provinces to join my then boyfriend, now husband, James at Southern Natal. I first played for SA in 1997 for the U19 ladies side against Zimbabwe, then in 2001 in the Ladies B side also against Zimbabwe. Then I played in a full ladies side against the UK in 2004 and against New Zealand in a mixed team. In 2006 I played against Zimbabwe again and then I took a break from polocrosse, and played some polo where I made the SA ladies polo team to play against Argentina in 2008.

While having a rest from polocrosse I also discovered multisport. I joined Team Jeep SA and raced for them as an elite athlete and then later as an ambassador. I participated in some amazing races including the Duzi canoe marathon, the Otter trail run, Garmin Wartrail, Sani2sea and Jhb2sea to name a few.

Since returning to polocrosse in 2012, it has once again become a major part of my life. I played in the B division at the quadrangular in 2013 and won the open ladies at interprovincials 2013, where I also won best no 2.

I have 2 children with James, Sophie and Abbey, who have now started playing polocrosse. Polocrosse is a way for my family to spend quality time together. James and I are often in our local club side, Bishopstowe, together. And it is so heart warming to see my girls playing with the children of people whom James and I played against and with while we were growing up.

 

auAustralia - Showjumping

Chris Chugg

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Chris is a very successful jumping rider and has been competing at the elite level for 30 years. Some of his achievements include:

  • Winner of the Australian League of the Rolex FEI World Cup 2010, 2006, 2005 and 1991.
  • Represented Australia at three World Cup finals. 1987, 1991, 2010.
  • National Jumping Champion 5 times. Three in succession with Vivant from 2007 to 2009.

In 2010 Chris and Helen spent 12 months based in Germany with Vivant where the pair was 7th at the Rolex World Cup Final in Geneva, Switzerland. This was the highest placing for any Australian combination. Some of the highlights from the year were:

  • They were either the winner or a place getter in every 4 and 5 star Grand Prix through Western Europe in which they contested. Shows such as Weisbarden, Balve, Geesteren, De Steeg, Munich, Rotterdam and San Patrignano, where Vivant was also named leading horse. Chris was 5th on the overall standings on the Riders Tour 2010.
  • They were a member of the Silver medal team, Nations Cups at Lummen, Belgium and at Linz, Austria.
  • Chris and Vivant were members of the 7th placed Australian Jumping Team at the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky, USA. Chris and Vivant were the best team score in the Nations Cup for Australia.

After returning to home, Chris has continued to produce Vivant's home bred stock.

Vivant's oldest daughter, Diamond B Vigo, started her own Grand Prix and World Cup career with 10th placing at her first start at Sydney Royal and 2nd Placing at Brisbane Royal. Chris was 4th placing on the Australian League of the World Cup 2011 season with this very inexperienced team.

Chris also owns and runs the Diamond B Farm, a training and agistment centre at Freemans Reach in NSW, with his wife Helen. At Diamond B the crew bred, train and compete warmblood horses primarily for jumping and dressage.

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Current Age - 16 years old

Gender - Male

Originated - Ardlethan, Country NSW Australia on large grain growing property, producing mainly Wheat, Canola and Barley

Current Location - Glossodia, Western Sydney

Occupation - 1st year Apprentice Farrier

Coach - Chris and Helen Chugg and Amanda Madigan, Diamond B Stud

Current Team of Horses:

  • The Player, 13 year old WB gelding, competing at Young Rider, Mini Prix and Grand Prix level
  • Athena, 8 year old WB mare, competing at Junior, Young Rider and Futurity level
  • Diamond B Vixen, 7 year old WB x TB mare, competing at Junior, Young Rider and Futurity level
  • Diamond B Carla, 5 year old WB mare, competing at Junior and D Grade Championship level
  • ASB Cupcake, 5 year old WB mare, competing at Junior and D Grade level
  • ASB Centurion, 4 year old gelding, ready to start competing in Young Horse Classes this year.

Achievements To Date:

  • PCA State Champion 2007
  • PCA State Team Member 2007
  • NSW State EFA Junior Champion 2009
  • Runner Up Leading Junior Rider Sydney Royal 2010
  • Runner Up Leading Junior Rider at Canberra Royal 2009, 2010, 2011
  • First Grand Prix start 2011

Aspirations:

  • To gain accreditation as a Farrier while continuing to educate and compete on his up and coming team of horses
  • To enjoy the achievements of his young team of horses as they step up through the grades aiming to get them to Grand Prix level
  • To establish himself as a strong competitor in the open field and as a trainer of Grand Prix level horses
  • Aspiring to go as far as his abilities can take him and to enjoy the journey along the way

Jake Hunter

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Current Age - 16
Gender - Male
Location - Singleton, NSW
Occupation - Student at Singleton high
Coach - Gail Hunter

Team Of Horses

  • Midnight Rock - 17hh Thoroughbred, competing at junior/young rider level with much success.
  • Oh I Say - 16hh mare thoroughbred currently competing at young rider and grand prix level.
  • HL Elegents - 15.3hh thoroughbred mare, a super little horse competing D grade and junior level with allot of wins and places.
  • HL Fiasco - 16.3hh Thoroughbred gelding, Rebel is a super scopey young horse that is competing at D grade level now. 
  • Baloubabe Z - Zoe is a 4yo warmblood that has a super jump, she is scopey and carefull and we have high hopes for this little mare, she is By Balougran Z who is son of Baloubet De Rouet out of a grannus/argentinus  mare. Her dam is a thoroughbred X warmblood by Belcam Aggasi.
  • Cocamo - CoCo is a super little pony, bought from a sale he is now one of the best junior/young rider ponys in Australia at only 14.2hh he jumps mini prix's and 1.40 tracks.

Achievements to Date

  • Leading Junior rider Sydney Royal 2011 and 2012
  • 1st Young rider AM5 Sydney Royal 2012 (first ever young rider)
  • 2nd Overall Asutralian junior championships 2009 2010 2011
  • NSW Country Junior Champion 2009 2010 2011
  • First Grand Prix start 2011
  • FEI international Childrens Final Catagory A 2008 with placings 1st and 3rd
  • 2008 world ranking of 9th
  • 2008 PCA State Champion
  • 2011 member of Australian champion state team
  • 1st Copabella junior Final
  • 1st Young rider Gatton world cup

Aspirations

  • To attend the youth Olympics 2014
  • To reach world cup level
  • I aim to be the best i can be and always bring the best out in my horses
  • Represent Australia again at the Olympics, World equestrian games and on the Global Champions Tour
  • To train and compete world class horses

 

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