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  • The Rio De Janeiro Olympic Story continued | Ryans at Newcastle Equestrian Centre
    calendar on the 18 th and 19th of April This event is driven by Shane Rose and his wonderful committee and his long suffering wife Nikki and charismatic personality Michelle Hasibar The entries here exceed 700 competitors Just about impossible for any mere mortal to organise You have to see it to believe it Camden Cross Country was very tough in my opinion too tough but I guess I am a little biased as I did fall at fence five Didn t really get that far around to test the whole course out Again I am only going to deal with the 3 class Please keep in mind this is a CIC so although International it does not really have great influence on selection The big selection events are going to be CCI competitions or otherwise known as three day events The winner of Camden was Shane Rose riding Virgil Shane did a dressage of 44 6 penalties he had 12 4 penalties on the Cross Country and did Show Jump clear Shane finished with 57 penalties Certainly a score that would attract your attention Second place getter was Tim Boland and GV Billy Elliott Tim won the dressage with 40 8 penalties Very good score However on the Cross Country Tim and Billy Elliot did incur 22 8 time penalties This speed issue on the Cross Country is the only weak spot for this amazing partnership Tim and Billy Elliott were clear in the Show Jumping To finish with 63 6 penalties Third place went to Jessica Manson and Legal Star This is the young event rider from Western Australia who won Adelaide three day event 4 at the end of last year on her little grey pony called Trumby the Brumby His real name being Legal Star however it is rumoured that he is also part Brumby Jess scored 59 4 in the dressage had 22 8 time penalties in the Cross Country and was clear in the Show Jumping for a final score of 67 6 penalties Fourth Place went to the Queensland young rider Isabel English who in my opinion has a destiny to ride for Australia at the Olympics one day soon She was riding Feldale Mouse who is also a little grey and is part Connemara Isabel and Mouse scored 59 4 in the dressage they had 12 time penalties Cross Country and 4 jump penalties in the Show Jumping Leaving them with a total score of 68 9 penalties Fifth place went to Soigne Jackson riding her wonderful throughbred gelding Gold They had a dressage score of 56 penalties Cross Country they had 10 4 time penalties and in the Show Jumping they had 2 rails down for 8 jump penalties They finished on 74 4 penalties There were 29 starters in this top class and only 13 finished The Cross Country was too tough Camden is just two weeks before the Sydney three day event and ordinarily we would consider it a wonderful pipe opener in the lead up to Sydney On this occasion it certainly tested everyone but probably did not contribute to a Sydney programme as a confidence booster Sydney three day event was the 1 st 2 nd and 3 rd of May and was indeed a CCI event The field ended up being quite small only 8 actually started I think some of the riders had been given notice by the Australian selectors that they were very likely to be included on the Australian Trans Tasman team to compete against the New Zealanders on May 14 th to the 17 th and so these Australian riders pulled out of Sydney with a view to saving their horses for the New Zealand three day event I think also some of the seasoned riders felt Sydney was too early in the season and the horses were not fit enough and also I would think Sydney next year will be a significant selection trial but this year was too early Anyhow the eventual winner was Elizabeth Lowery on KL Kismet This combination is without doubt very tough and very reliable Sydney three day event turned out to be really wet and the going was sodden and deep and exhausting Elizabeth scored 54 1 penalties in the dressage had 9 6 time penalties Cross Country and had three rails down in the show jumping for twelve penalties This was a better dressage score for Elizabeth her Cross Country was brilliant as always and the three rails down was disappointing KL Kismet is likely to have one rail down however the very tough and tiring Cross Country course does mean that some horses are much more likely to have rails down in a three day event or CCI than they are in an International one day event or CIC In a CIC the Show Jumping is done before the Cross Country and this makes a huge difference to some horses Some horses will Show Jump clear providing they can show jump before they go Cross Country The same horse will have numerous rails down if they Show Jump after Cross Country At the Olympics and World Championships the Show Jumping is always done after the Cross Country This is why the Australian selectors will pretty well only select from CCI results The Show Jumping format and the fact that in a CCI the Cross Country is a ten to thirteen minute gallop as opposed to a CIC which will have a six to eight minute Cross Country gallop Second place went to the Western Australian girl Makayla Wood on her Thoroughbred mare Early Days Dressage score of 55 4 penalties Absolutely brilliant Cross Country round for just 6 time penalties however a tragic Show Jumping round with five rails down and 20 Show Jumping penalties A final score of 81 4 penalties Third place went to Kirsty Douglas from Queensland riding her Irish Sport horse Cushavon Crackerjack A dressage score of 54 5

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  • News from Heath | Ryans at Newcastle Equestrian Centre
    from Heath by Heath Ryan Monday morning at 2am on 30th May Boyd and Silva Martin s barn which housed some 11 horses burned to the ground Boyd and Silva are based in the USA in Pennsylvania where they relocated to from Australia some 3 years ago The barn that burned down belongs to another ex Australian Phillip Dutton from whom Boyd leases these facilities Living in the flat immediately above the barn is yet another Australian in Ryan Woods more Legend Bill Roycroft dies aged 96 Posted June 1 2011 in News from Heath by Heath Ryan Bill Roycroft was a larger than life Crocodile Dundee He fought for Australia in World War II he returned home to become a dairy farmer in Western Victoria Bill and his wife Mavis were great polocrosse players before becoming immersed in the world of three day eventing Bill was 45 years of age when he went to his first Olympics in Rome in 1960 where he broke his collar bone on the cross country re mounted and finished the cross country course before being rushed to hospital Signed himself out the next day against doctors orders to ride a faultless show jumping round and so secure an Olympic Team Gold Medal for Australia Bill went on to compete in another 4 Olympics All three sons Wayne Barry and Clarke also rode for Australia at the Olympics Bill was a brilliant story teller had a laconic bush humour and was a natural innate horseman Bill embraced everything that makes up an Australian legend it was my great honour to have known him more Heath and the Sydney CDI 2011 Posted May 2 2011 in News from Heath by Sharon Carroll Well Sydney CDI 2011 was probably a show Heath would rather forget Firstly let me clarify the reason behind Heath and Regardez Moi s score of 59 2 in the Grand Prix Freestyle on Saturday night We have received numerous emails and phone calls saying the judges got it wrong well in fact in this instance even Heath will agree that the judges essentially got it right I will insert a quote now directly from a reply Heath wrote to one of those emails I am still recovering from depression from last night but what you don t realise is that it was all self inflicted In the freestyle there are a certain number of movements you just have to incorporate and that includes canter pirouettes both to the right and to the left Regardez Moi is really good at pirouettes when behaving and I always do double pirouettes which are considered very difficult Well last night I did a pretty good double pirouette to the right but completely forgot any pirouettes to the left It doesn t matter how much the judges liked me they had to give me a zero for that movement That equates into a disaster of a score Mind you it wasn t my greatest test anyway but

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  • AOS Horses Going Gang Busters | Ryans at Newcastle Equestrian Centre
    question we were before our time however today these philosophies are clear for all to see and the top riders and those that are going to become top riders are very influenced by their evaluation of the genetics of the horses they are buying Leading out the charge of the stallion presentation is Regardez Moi who was one of those young stallions presented many years ago with impeccable bloodlines Today he is a legend in his own right being the most winning Grand Prix stallion ever in Australian history and although he is now 19 years of age he is also the reigning Australian Grand Prix Dressage Champion This is the third time he has held this title This auction is full of young horses which are not necessarily going to be very expensive Right now the Australian one day even champion is Don Skipcello with Murry Lampard who was sold through the auction as an unbroken two year old for 2 600 In actual fact for those of you who are prepared to do your homework you will realise that horses sold at the auction do end up in hindsight being incredibly cheap The hype and the glamour and the requirement of on the spot decisions does make most people a little nervous Understandable As a result of this it does take many of our buyers a second or third visit before they purchase Also interesting to note is that a high percentage of our buyers are purchasing horses for the second or third time Once people get over the pressure and different buying environment we do deliver and our buyers come back Without question we go out of our way to be genuine and also to look after buyers after the fact Horses purchased through the auction who

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  • Service Fee Auction | Ryans at Newcastle Equestrian Centre
    first preliminary ODE EV95 and is winning the dressage showing wonderful talent and creativity cross country and is really careful and seriously scopey over the showjumps On the dams side is Gribaldi who is the sire of perhaps the best dressage horse in the world Totilas Constable has sensational bloodlines a sensational temperament and we think a sensational future On farm service fee 1 200 00 GST Highland Blue Diamond Known as Rielly he is by the US grand Prix showjumper Celtic Blue Diamond On the dam s side are the best jumping thoroughbred bloodlines in Australia Sir Ivor Sir Gaylord Agricola Precipitation Summertime Zephyr Zip Biscay Northern Dancer and Hyperion Rielly himself is a freak jumper really talented on the flat is winning baby One Day Events with owner Rebecca Lindwall in the saddle and is perhaps the best eventing stallion ever in Australia On farm service fee 1800 00 GST Highland McGuire Was broken in by James Broadbent James s first breaking in effort is schooled and is campaigned by James James has been riding for just 11 years and was a late starter All of these statistics are a recipe for a major disaster Against all the odds James and McGuire have steadily made their way up through the grades of eventing and are now competing 2 and aiming for their first 3 at the end of the year 3 is where the Olympic teams are selected from Of course James has done an amazing job however McGuire must re write world history in terms of talent temperament ridability courage being long suffering and just wanting to be a good mate Amazing On farm service fee 1 500 00 GST Byalee Briar Is a Palamino stallion standing 17 2hh and is the only stallion in Australia by

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  • Early Moves Towards Rio Olympics | Ryans at Newcastle Equestrian Centre
    it will be interesting to see if they can keep closing the gap I didn t figure in any of the results as I was off eventing however I was following the competition and the live scores as they went up on my phone The next big show will be the Sydney CDI on the 7 th to the 10 th of May which is perhaps the biggest of all the international shows in Australia at this point in time The international Grand Prix class is on Thursday the 7 th of May and is sponsored by Shadow Trailers This class starts at 11 20 AM and goes through until 3 25 PM and will be fascinating to watch I think at the moment Mary Hanna and Umbro have really built up some momentum and we should see the 70 barrier smashed again Without a doubt there is momentum in the pack just behind her This pack is clearly inspired by Mary s performances and quite frankly they are out to get her My prediction is that at least two more riders will charge through the 70 mark and for those astute critics the gap between Mary and the following 5 competitors is in general closing Sue Hearn and Remmington Maree Tomkinson and Diamantina Myself with both Regardez Moi and Utopian Cardinal and Brett Parbery and DP Weltmieser have all shown the ability to put improving scores on the board at the top in the International shows up to this date It is always worth remembering that the front runner is invariably doing the hardest miles Slip streaming a front runner takes an inform top of the range athlete however as long as you are tough enough to hang on this is the easy ground from which the next superstar will spring and attack History very clearly demonstrates this Can Mary maintain the momentum for another 18 months and make the Australian Olympic team or will there be the inevitable challenge sprung from the chasing pack When will that challenge come The gap is closing and already there is excitement and electricity in the air The Sydney CDI will be worth watching Now for the Eventers The Eventing selections revolve around CCI and CCI competitions In the old days this was called the Advanced class of the 3 day event The first CCI competition is imminent being Sydney on the 1 st 2 nd and 3 rd of May Indeed the weekend just prior to the dressage CDI competition May is a big month Leading up to the Sydney CCI there have been 4 one day events which have some significance These are big one day events and two of these have an international ranking and these are called CIC competitions I do apologize however I suspect there is another CIC 3 one day event which I haven t acknowledged in Western Australia called Wayer These 3 events are never quite as tough as the real deal CIC however they are significant enough to give a pretty accurate indication of who to watch and who is on the up and up The first 3 event this year was the Sydney eventing summer classic and this was over the weekend of the 21 st and 22 nd of February The clear winner was Shane Rose on Virgil who finished on a score of 47 4 penalties Now this is a significant score and indeed anything in the low 50 penalties and lower is something to really sit up and look at Shane came 2 nd in the dressage with a score of 37 4 penalties which is a huge score First place getter in the dressage was Tim Boland on the amazing GV Billy Elliot Certainly there was a lot of discussion after the London 2012 Olympics as to whether Billy Elliot should have been given a run on the Australian team I am not getting into that however this is the caliber of horse and rider we are talking about when we mention Billy Elliot and Tim Boland Tim and Billy Elliot came second over all at the end of the competition on 58 7 penalties So after a magnificent dressage test they did drift off the pace mainly due to 22 4 time penalties on the cross country If Billy Elliot has a weakness it is his speed on the cross country course Fantastic dressage fantastic jumping both cross country and showjumping Third place getter was the young Queensland girl Isabelle English on Feldale Mouse with a final score of 73 7 penalties fourth place went to Elizabeth Lourey and KL Kismit with a score of 74 penalties As you can see these two scores are a long way of the first two place getters but are definitely young riders moving up through the advanced horses This was the first event of the year and so for a lot of people just a pipe opener The second event for the year was the Scone One Day Event on the 7 th and 8 th of March The winner was the very experienced combination of Christine Bates and Adelaide Hill They did an amazing dressage test of 43 1 penalties which indeed only got them in second place to start with The leader after the dressage was Shane Rose and CP Qualified with a dressage score of 42 8 penalties Christine and Adelaide Hills were the fastest cross country round and jumped a clear showjumping round to end up on a score of 50 30 penalties A score like this is competitive anywhere in the World and could see Christine win the Sydney CCI if she can maintain this form Second third and fourth was Shane riding CP Qualified for second place on 60 80 penalties third place Shane on Shanghai Jo with 62 70 and fourth place Shane on Virgil with a score of 64 30 penalties Shane is a legend All of these performances were high quality and

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  • 2015 Big Year Coming | Ryans at Newcastle Equestrian Centre
    gazump my horse sales Emma has won Grand Prix dressage as well as World Cup Eventing For me she is perhaps the most exciting rider in Australia at the moment however she never seems to have a top horse at the right time Right now she has Pendragon who is a straight thoroughbred by Brilliant Crown Known at home as Pidgeon Pidgeon is 16 2hh dark brown 11 years of age and already an established 3 horse Pidgeon has nice dressage although not easy to ride in this phase is the most sensational cross country horse and is a careful showjumper however his confidence in this phase is everything and so occasionally does have a not so wonderful round Pidgeon has been plagued with soundness issues and so really has not appeared on the Australian scene with the impact due his talent He is just back in work from a year out and if this has resolved the soundness issues we are about to see a totally unexpected player come rocketing into contention for the Rio Olympics Behind Pidgeon Emma has a really nice 7 year old mare called Issy Miyake This mare is known as Rosie at home and is by the sensational Salute eventing stallion Staccato who is based with Prue and Craig Barrett Rosie is out of the 4 eventing mare Isabella Rossellini who was considered a freak with Kadi Eyekamp in the saddle Emma and Rosie are currently about to start at 1 level They have been unbeatable in the lower grades and Rosie is aimed for the 2018 World Equestrian Games in Montreal Canada Breanna Tillitzki Bree has been with us at Ryans some 10 years Bree is a straight dressage rider and is a born competitor She is very clever in the dressage arena and very difficult to beat Bree is a born worker and is the rider she is today through her courage to work and practice at skills which perhaps came more easily to other riders Bree is currently competing and winning Grand Prix Dressage on Fiji R It is Rozzie s and my opinion that Fiji R is not going to go to the Olympics We suspect that in the early days Fiji broke his pelvis and although fully recovered he is somewhat inhibited in some areas and the lack of inhibition in his youngsters has taken our breath away On studying his pedigree the movement that he is obviously capable of throwing should be expected Never the Less Fiji R is the most beautiful horse long suffering always tries and never lets the side down in terms of temperament Fiji R has been Bree s ticket to Grand Prix and the pair of them have formed the most wonderful partnership Because Bree is so clever in the dressage arena she always has lots of horses to ride as there are always lots of owners asking Bree to school their horses or campaign their horses through the early years This is very flattering but has backfired a little bit in that she has been so busy that until now Bree has not had a superstar of her own in work aimed at Olympic Games Mind you riding Fiji R at Grand Prix sure is the most magnificent platform from which to launch an Olympic program Anyhow better late than never Bree now has the 5 year old BZ Rafael who is a black gelding by Regardez Moi out of a Jive Magic mare who is carrying the Salute bloodlines who goes back to Londoner Londoner was the Australian Prix st George and Intermediate 1 Champion when he was just 6 years of age Today 6 year olds are not allowed to compete at Prix st George level Londoner went on with Mary Hanna to win Grand Prix at a very early age Anyhow BZ Rafael is just so majestic and moves with breath taking power BZ Rafael and Bree are focused up on 2020 being the Tokyo Olympics Bree is Sponsored by Michelle Cunningham who owns the local Saddleworld stores at Heatherbrae and Maitland Bronte Buttel Bronte has been here at Ryans since June 2012 Bronte was always a little different to the rest of the staff in that she was very interested in reading very interested in movies theatre productions and Science Fiction Bronte is good with a computer and took over the stud section at Ryans which involves hours of record keeping collecting and transporting semen all around Australia and liaising with the vet Bronte has a background of Pony Club and working for Showjump rider Ben Netterfeild however today she has focused up on straight dressage and to that effect has purchased a very exciting horse There is a bit of a story here We at Ryans have some 70 foals a year when we are in full swing and that means a lot of youngsters need to be broken in each year and schooled and sold All of the girls here at Ryans are involved with the breaking in program which is done gently and without any bucking or wild man antics At least we try to make it happen that way Bronte is involved in this program like everyone else and indeed was responsible for breaking in and the initial training of our young stallion Questing R Anyhow some time ago Hazel was breaking in a youngster called Rocky Road R who had been through some three auctions as a baby and nobody wanted him We couldn t sell him He was a windsucker had one testicle so is partially a Rig and was nice to look at but plain and chestnut Hazel was pretty well finished with the breaking in of Rocky and spoke to Bronte saying that maybe she should consider the horse as he was the best ride she had every day Now I would like to point out that this conversation happened between Bronte and Hazel to the exclusion of me So

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  • Dates for 2015 Auction of the Stars | Ryans at Newcastle Equestrian Centre
    Standing at Ryans Download Forms Specialty Breeding Retained Broodmares Historical Bloodlines Videos For Sale Foals Youngstock Performance Horses Broodmares Sold Videos Services Training Clinics Private Lessons Working Pupil Positions Growing Out Service International Teams Riders Auctions News Contact Links Dates

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  • Barn Fire Kills 6 Horses for Boyd and Silva Martin | Ryans at Newcastle Equestrian Centre
    ground Boyd and Silva are based in the USA in Pennsylvania where they relocated to from Australia some 3 years ago The barn that burned down belongs to another ex Australian Phillip Dutton from whom Boyd leases these facilities Living in the flat immediately above the barn is yet another Australian in Ryan Woods Ryan noticed early last Monday morning smoke coming up through his floorboards and consequently jumped out of bed with nothing more than his undies on and charged down the stairs to the stable block The hay which was below Ryan s flat yet still above the stabled horses was already a roaring inferno Ryan raced from one stable to the next throwing open the doors and in so doing received serious burns to his feet and hands Unfortunately many of the horses were polarised with fear and proved very difficult to get out of the stables to almost impossible There were functional fire hoses and fire extinguishers properly positioned all around the barn and yet not one of them was activated as the fire intensified so quickly there was just no time By the time Boyd arrived on the site the whole barn was ablaze and the fire fighters who had arrived moments before were forbidding anyone to go back into the barn Boyd desperately enquired as to whether Neville Bardos his World Championship horse had been one of the horses to make it out Once it became clear that Neville Bardos was still inside the fireball that once represented the barn Boyd charged back in through the blazing doors Right on Boyd s heels was Phillip Dutton and the two of them found Neville Bardos in the back of his stable which was completely alight refusing to come out The two boys physically dragged the

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