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Ilse Schwarz Clinic June

Posted by naomi strong on June 8, 2013 at 11:05 PM Comments comments ()


Another wonderful clinic with Ilse this month! Choccie(aka LIndt) really worked hard at perfecting his medium test moves getting ready for an Official start at this level this month. Ludo(aka Libertine) showed us all how fantastically well he can piaffe and passage even though h...

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Autumn been & gone!

Posted by naomi strong on June 2, 2013 at 12:10 AM Comments comments ()

So it has been a rather late start to the competition season with once again the wet weather playing havoc with lots of comps having to be cancelled. We did make it to the local day in Allora with the baby of the team Avondale Resolution who was impeccably behaved and won both her tests!


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Crazy busy start to the new year!

Posted by naomi strong on March 3, 2013 at 1:15 AM Comments comments ()

It has been a really fantastic start to 2013 with the Ag shows kicking off at the end of January. My students have been going brilliantly and gaining some amazing results. Reserve, Champions and Supreme so far with many wins and placings along the way. You can check out the photos and full resukts on the Avondale Warmbloods page on facebook.

January also saw the start of a bevy of overseas instructors hitting our shores for the yearly Boot Camps! Peter Storr was the end of January, unfo...

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For Sale

Posted by naomi strong on January 5, 2013 at 11:00 PM Comments comments ()

Make sure you check out the updated For Sale section, we have two very special young horses looking for great competiion homes. They are both really uncomplicated, easy going horses with talent and temperament for the big arena.

Shau Mich An, 3 yr old warmblood gelding.

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Success in the saddle

Posted by naomi strong on September 30, 2012 at 11:00 PM Comments comments ()

The middle of September saw us head a little more locally to the Brenda Wittman Members Championships. After a long lay off from competing I took Avondale Sonnet for the preliminary class and Alex Rowes lovely mare Regency Lanthee for the medium Chmapionships. Sonnet coped beautifully with the busy warm up but did get a fright in her first test at the arenas facing the busy Warrego Highway. The second test she kept her concentration and completed a beautiful test for second place. I wa sreall...

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Spring has sprung!

Posted by naomi strong on September 17, 2012 at 12:35 AM Comments comments ()

So the Ilse Schwarz clinic is done and dusted. Four days of fantastic teaching and learning. Ilse has such a clear way of explaining the finer details, telling you exactly how to ride something not just well, more hind leg or half halt more. Just very clear concise methodology. I really am starting to feel the results of consistent teaching methods, just one system that really works.

Avondale Lindt did the PRARG ** champs on Sunday 16th for good placings in a very strong, large field. ...

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August Fun

Posted by naomi strong on August 29, 2012 at 12:00 AM Comments comments ()

The 12th August we headed south of the border to the lovely town of Armidale for an official comp. Its been a really difficult year to get any sort of qualifying scores or competition starts with so many comps cancelled so now its a struggle to get to as many as we can done in time to qualify for State Champs and the Nationals. As we drove into town there was sleet and the occasional snow flake! It was very very cold but they are a hardy lot down there and the show went on! Choccie again did ...

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July Happenings

Posted by naomi strong on August 28, 2012 at 11:20 PM Comments comments ()

Mid July saw us head to the Gold Coast for a 4 day clinic with Lientje Schueler, who is Steffen Peters head rider. She was great fun, clear and concise in her teaching and I learnt a lot more about riding the horse up in the frame and keeping them travelling forward into a soft contact. All aids were whispered and harmony, balance and correct riding really reinforced. Recently Lientje took Regalo a %yr old to the Markel Young Horse Championships in Lamplight USA and won that division. You can...

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Clinics and Comps for June and July

Posted by naomi strong on July 9, 2012 at 1:25 AM Comments comments ()

Once again we hosted the fabulous Ilse Schwarz for a 3 day clinic at the end of June. Once again big learning curves and lots of fun all round with a Christmas in July celebration on the Friday night. It is wonderful to see the big improvements everyone is making and as Ilse says "great to have such a terrific bunch of people that all come back each time :) "

Karli and I did our local competition here in Allora st the end of June for some match practise. Karli won her first ever start a...

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Slow start to the year but now off and running!

Posted by naomi strong on June 9, 2012 at 9:50 PM Comments comments ()

With a busy time at work and many competitions cancelled due to bad weather it has been a very slow start to the year and frustrating that it has taken so long to get out competing. The highlight so far has been another clinic with Ilse Schwarz at the end of April and we look forward to hosting her again 28th,29th & 30th June. There are spectator spots available each day if you would like to see this world class instructor in action. Please email me for further details.

The end of M...

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