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Andalusian Fiesta

Posted by naomi strong on April 28, 2011 at 5:10 AM Comments comments (2)

I had the great pleasure of riding an Andalusian/warmblood cross for Harmony Hills at the Andalusian Fiesta over the Easter weekend in Toowoomba. Oberon was just a pleasure and a great deal of fun to ride in the Novice dressage classes. We won the 2C with 78%!!! Go Obe...

The whole event was very festive with the costumes and exhibition classes and everyone looked like they thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Congratulations to Harmony Hills Andalusians for wining Hi Point exhibitors, they took out many awards and supremes on the weekend. Photos to follow or you could go to Agile Photographics and have a look at the fun yourself!!

Barnby Notes

Posted by naomi strong on April 28, 2011 at 4:54 AM Comments comments (0)

Barnby notes is a fantastic online training center for dressage enthusiasts who practice the art of keeping a training notebook. You can use the online version or order hard copy  version, whatever your preference is. It is a great training community that is US based but the exciting news is that they have asked me to be their first International public notebook contributor! I am so excited about this and really am looking forward to the next 12 months of notebook entries.

It really is an amazing learning tool and a great way to store your valuable notes on daily riding, lessons, goals and achievements. Check it out at www.barnbynotes.com


New Sponsor!!

Posted by naomi strong on March 24, 2011 at 1:59 AM Comments comments (0)

I am very excited to announce our new sponsor Fortissimo Freestyles! Mel and I have worked together for several years doing freestyles for all my horses from novice to Inter 1. Mel has designed freestyles for many of Australias top riders including Maree Tomkinson. You can see Marees winning Inter 1 freestyle here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dv36lomt7s.

Recently Mel and I have finished working on a new advanced freestyle for Ludo and I just love it!! The music is fun and beautiful and I can't wait to ride it at the Toowoomba regional Championships.

Mel has also generously donated a design package to be raffled at the Championships and all proceeds will go to the leukeamia foundation. So if your thinking of having a freestyle designed this would be a great opportunity to win one and support a terrific cause.

Ludo is a cover Boy!!

Posted by naomi strong on March 20, 2011 at 12:09 AM Comments comments (25)

Avondale Libertine aka Ludo graced the cover of the local GG Magazine for the month of Feb/March! Thanks to Gina from Showtime Saddlery for taking the time to interview and write the article!

A new addition to the Family

Posted by naomi strong on November 16, 2010 at 9:22 PM Comments comments (0)

Kareelah St Liebschen produced a tall elegant filly by Contendro 1 for us on the 13 November. You can see  by her photo that she has the most amazing markings on her face! We have nicknamed her Squiggel!

Building your own website!!

Posted by naomi strong on April 23, 2010 at 2:01 AM Comments comments (27)

Welcome to my first attempt at website building, blogging and all the stuff in between.!!

What a journey it has been just bringing myself up to speed enough to just put a basic web page together! Not the most computer savvy in the world but I must say it has been a bit easier with the user friendly "webs" site builder. Can highly recommend it if you wish to have a foray into web design.

So over the next few weeks hopefully my web page will continue to improve, please feel free to give me some feedback and suggestions:).