Tullow's 2012 Stock
Girl Power! 3 foals - 3 fillies.
The first to arrive was a cute, compact filly by local Irish Sport Horse stallion Icarus Frosty.
First foal for 4 year old ID Tullows Live The Dream
(who is out of our imported RID mare Richmondlea Delia).
This chunky little girl is 75% Irish and 25% TB.
Next on the scene was a purebred Irish Draught filly out of
our imported mare Richmondlea Delia by Cushavon Stud's RID stallion Conqueror King.
This strong, attractive girl already has a "look at me attitude" plus wonderful uphill paces.
N.B A son of King's (out of a 50% Irish mare) placed 3rd in the 2 Star class at last weekend's Adelaide International Horse Trials!!
Finally our Ard Black Cat mare Tullows Kool Kat made up
the trio presenting us with a tall, stunning filly.
Black and beautiful she is by Talisman Sport Horses first season sire ISH Highland Reilly.
With a heap of TB blood and a touch of Irish this young lady looks all athlete.
Congratulations to Stacey Fyfe and Tullows Drama Queen for a
great result last Saturday at the Hidden Valley RC Dressage Day.
In a big level 3 section we were delighted to see our combination rise to the top securing 1st place, the Level 3 Jackpot and being awarded at the presentation with the overall Grand Champion rug kindly sponsored by Highlands Saddlery, Kilmore
A well deserved result for our "recycled" broodmare and her dedicated rider.
Avenel at Oaklands
It was great to be a part of last weekend's Avenel at Oaklands Horse Trials and we were delighted at Tullow Stud to sponsor one of the Introductory classes.
Some 300 plus competitors enjoyed almost perfect
weather with 11 classes being run covering Intro to 3 Star.
The tradition and history of the event and venue
("Sherwood" being the original home of the Melbourne 3DE)
is a feature of the programme, with articles and photos of times past.
It is always encouraging to see the next generation of riders coming through the ranks and the picture shows Chris Tufnell presenting the 5th place rosette in the Tullow Stud Introductory class to Nina Griffiths rider of Mr Ali.
Nina's Mum and Dad Vanessa and Mark are well known on the competition scene along with uncle, Olympic eventer Sam
As we enjoy the depths of Winter over here, the Summer show scene is in full swing in the northern hemisphere, well those events that haven’t been rained off!!
Laura King and Tullows Hero made it to the Great Yorkshire Show, the first day of competition including the Irish Draught classes went ahead on Tuesday July 10th and the show was abandoned the following day! The first time in the show’s history of some 150 years that “rain had stopped play”.
However it was all worthwhile for Laura and Tully who excelled themselves at their first big event, comments from Laura below:
"We did our confirmation first and he stood and trotted up lovely, very expressive! The judge then rode him (she was a hunter judge & judged all the hunters in the morning)
He went lovely for her did everything she asked and very mannerly!! When she came back she said he was a lovely baby and he gave her a lovely ride, ever so light in the hand & he is a horse for the future!!!
We went back out to be pulled in for the final line up, quite a shake up
with the line up after the judge rode, a few horses pulled in
then me and Mr T & guess where......................5th!!!
I burst into tears as I couldn't believe my little boy would get such an incredible placing at the biggest show in the country against such fantastic horses.
Yes that's right 5th out of 20 amazing Irish Draughts! I really didn't expect to be placed as he's so young and hasn't really seen anything, he was just fantastic.
I've never had such a chilled, relaxed horse. He just amazed me AGAIN!!!!!! "
Thanks to Jen and Ty Nichols of Jenty Park "The lads" have embarked on a whole new career
With limited outings they put up a winning performance
to take out the Horse Pair Class at the Victorian Combined Driving Championships at Greenvale, on the 30th Anniversary of the Australian Carriage Driving Society and Oaklands Horse and Driving Club.
In perfect weather conditions the marathon phase was run over a colourful and to us (eventers) a seemingly technical course of 8 obstacles designed by Peter Harkness.