Bull, now affectionately known as Ted for his laid back, cuddly nature was bred by Burnewang North Pastoral in Northern Victoria, Aus. He was raced in NZ by Ngapuke Racing. Since retiring from racing Bulwer Bay has been very successful, currently competing at 3*** Eventing, Dressage level 3, Show jumping 1.20m and multiple champions in the show ring. He will forever be a special part of the family!
Story shared by Sarah Mullen
Dart is one very special horse; he is very kind and has the most genuine nature. He caters for a range of riders doing over 10 rides per week, an average of 100 rides per term. Dart is a favourite with the volunteers as his ground manners are great. His riders range from sports riders to adult learners to kids having their first ever canter on the lunge. We consider ourselves very lucky to have Dart as part of our team, he has brought joy to many riders over the years. In 2016 he made us even more proud of him when he won the NZRDA Horse of the Year Title, winning over $1200 in products for the group. Dart is now 21 and as in the picture, he still looks great and shows no signs of retiring just yet.
Story shared by EquiPotential
Midnight Countess came from Eventstars in Cambridge after she finished her racing career. Since I have had her she sustained a gaskin injury that has now healed and we are well on our retraining journey with several events coming up. I have had her out to the beach, she hacks at home and alone or in company and travels well in the float, she can be pushy on the ground but we are slowly working on that! She has plenty of jumping scope and I hope to have her out eventing consistently by the end of the year as well as any other local events. She got introduced to working equitation a few weekends ago and is already great at hoofball and likes to give it a good shove! She is not stabled at all, has a large 3 acre paddock with a broodmare and 15 week old colt for company.
Story shared by Jo Rushbrooke
I have been blessed to have the love of one of the many off the track TB’s. Red Oasis, now 23 and looking very much the magnificent equine that he is, bold, strong, handsome and very much a part of my life since he was rising 9. BIG Red is my everything. We embarked on eventing (not to my liking as l’m a bit of a sook and l’d just had a c section, hmm not recommended) Show jumping (hmm still too scary over 65cm) Dressage, (hmm loved the outfits but wasn't very good in the driver’s seat) So, we did A & P shows and ribbon days, now that was more my thing. Forward to 2013, l decided to bake him some tasty wholesome treats and before l knew it, he is a house hold name nationwide with Big Red's Stable Snacks, available nationwide in 50+ stores. . He melts my heart every single day l look at him bold, strong and magnificent 💖 my life, my soul my once in a lifetime racehorse. The Incredible Red Oasis made my dreams come true..Story shared by Angela Broadbent
Astro is a Bay/Brown gelding who was trained in Cambridge by Ralph Manning. He had 2 rather unsuccessful starts before he was retired. He had a couple of different homes, before a friend who knew him and his owners at the time, decided he would be perfect for me and set us up back in 2016. We have competed in Showing with many Champion ribbons to his name and have more recently been competing in Dressage very successfully. We hope to progress through the levels over time. He also enjoys hacking over the farm, beach rides and the occasional jump for variation! He is a special boy who is very loved and makes me smile every day.
Story shared by Nikki Fieldes