Well, I can’t believe its December already!! The last few months have just been such a blur.
We welcomed new broodmare, Summerhill Scarlet, to our team. She was purchased from Paula McRae of McArthur Warmblood Stud in NSW and is settling in nicely. She is by Salute out of a Ludendorf mare and just stunning to look at! Scarlet is off to the vet this weekend to see if we can get a successful pregnancy to Farmer (Voltaire x Amor). I think this combination will prove to be something very special, so fingers crossed!
Alverose Imagination (Maddy) is growing up so quickly, she is just so sweet and relaxed and still loves to have all the attention. She will be assessed by ACE in February so am looking forward to seeing if the assessors think she is as lovely as I do! If I don’t run out of time this season, Imogen will be going in foal to Exacto (sire of Splendida). He already has 2 from 2 pregnancies this year to warmblood mares so I’m hoping I’ll make it number 3! Imogen was hand-picked for this stallion so I am really keen to see how the combination will turn out! Going from both of their progeny, its going to be one laid back baby!
Splendida (Buttercup) continues to chip away at training. She is an absolute joy to take out and about and as she gets stronger she is starting to show more and more of her beautiful Spanish flair in her movement. She is still young so we are taking her very slowly, but it is hard when she offers so much! We are aiming for the State Young Horse Champs in February and then State Dressage Champs in April with her.
Miss Blevic (Moo) finally popped and gave birth to a stunning chestnut filly! Alverose Olympia (Milly) is by Royal Olymp and we can already see she has movement to burn! She is highly inquisitive and just beautiful to watch play. I am really excited about this one, I think she is going to be a real contender in any discipline.
Looking forward to winding down over the holidays and catching up on sleep. Hope you all have a wonderful and safe Christmas and New Years – see you on the other side!