COLLEEN BROOK

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Clinics

Posted by colleen brook on August 21, 2014 at 5:05 AM Comments comments (0)

I taught in Noorat near Mortlake not far from Warrnambool last weekend. There were lots of different breeds there, Welsh Cob crosses,warmblood crosses, welsh,clydesdale cross! There might have been 3 tb's.

I taught at the Glenormiston College where they used to run ag / horse  courses.The facilities are all there not in use very disappointing.

Some small shows here for us in the next month or two trying to get our horses up to the next standard.

I will be running lesson...

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August ,September

Posted by colleen brook on August 21, 2014 at 5:05 AM Comments comments (221)

Hopefully after the rain last week the new season of growing may begin. There is a slight tinge of green coming on the dry grass.

Liz and I have been competing in one day events with our horses. Liz's horse Illuminaton is now a cross country whiz. The other horse'In the Fashion' is also a great CC horse .

She is to be sold and will suit an Interschools rider,all rounder because she is a gem.

My horse Corvette ,is ready for bigger jumps now, I have been playing around the `1m...

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A few more shows.

Posted by colleen brook on March 30, 2014 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (54)

Maitland Show in February was a very successful one. I took Pli's two horses as she was injured and Quinny. Pli's horses were great and her big grey Ego Landmark won the big C and D championships in very wet conditions.

Quinny jumped very well three places form three starts. 6th in the 1.35m, 4th in the 6- Bar and 2nd in the Grand Prix. Great effort from us, I was happy

A couple of weeks off and I co- presented at the inaugural Horseman's Rendevous at SIEC on 22-23 March.

It...

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Berry and Nowra shows.

Posted by colleen brook on February 9, 2014 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Berry Show is another pretty venue with good footing. Warren Priestly was the CD again,Warren designed at  Dapto, Kiama and Berry so farkeeping busy.

Quinny's best was double clear and 4th in the Grand Prix. These classes are 1.40m and have been good to get to know the horse and learn how to ride him better.

The numbers have been small (9) in the the big classes but making the classes where everyone comes back in the second round, except the eliminated ones. makes for a good ...

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South Coast Shows

Posted by colleen brook on January 26, 2014 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (0)

I am riding ASB Quindoctro a bay warmblood gelding 10  years old. Quinny belongs to Nick and Holly Crowe.

Liz's little mare has a knock on her leg that needs a week or two treatment.

DAPTO AG SHOW 17-18TH JANUARY 2104.

After a hiccup with my truck I travelled down to Dapto approx 2 hours South of us .

The weather was beautiful with a cool breeze stopping the normal January heat from beconing unbearable.

Warren Priestly and Greg Backhouse were the CD;s.

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2014

Posted by colleen brook on January 2, 2014 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE AND THEIR HORSES.

In Sydney this month we have George Morris to attend and be re-inspired.

George has the ability to say in one phrase what needs to be done. It is very easy to understand. Forget all the dramas you hear about him, he is an amazing clinic teacher.There is no concession given for anything I might add. If you turn up you must be fit to do the job.

This time of the year is agricultural show time. Last year we had lots of hot ,very, ver...

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Armidale last clinic for the month.

Posted by colleen brook on September 11, 2013 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

I taught at Armidale girls school NEGS. where they have two indoor arenas.The place is very busy with visiting coaches which is great for the school and the pupils.They also have a cross country course where they run affiliated events.This weekend we revisit the Showcase of sho wjumping event the Richmond Polo flats.

MIlly and Pli will be going around Liz and I will be helping as we do not have any starters.

Results from August Shows

Posted by colleen brook on August 26, 2013 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (0)

August has been busy with away clinics and shows and the troops have gone well.

It has been good to see my riding friends from Tasmania, they have to work hard  to make things happen for them show wise.

Wagga is where Belinda Lloyd-McMahon has moved to from Dubbo. She and husband Tim are now involved in the jump club there.

Narooma pony club clinic was a good weekend, plenty of kids ready to step up their jumping knowledge.

At the last couple of shows.; 

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August Shows

Posted by colleen brook on July 18, 2013 at 11:25 PM Comments comments (0)

We all know how hard it is to motivate ourselves when the 'goal' is a long way off wether it is a show or something else.

August is coming up well.!st weekend is Warmblood show with height classes at SIEC.Canberra Clasic for two days 2nd weekend.Thethird weekend is Jump club 4 rings big comp day. 4th Weekend Jumping NSW runs a fundraiser for the December show at SIEC.

4th weekend Krissy Harris has a show on at Mt White. For me it seems everyone wants a clinic.I will be In Tassie, ...

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July.

Posted by colleen brook on July 5, 2013 at 4:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Wet weeks slow down the horse riding for sure.

The holidays are a great time for everyone to catch up on the riding.

Competitions are a bit thin and the days are short so the cycle continues.



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