Ballo Dressage Stables
My beautiful Advance mare, Divina, is for sale. She is in training with David Shoobridge, who can be contacted on 0417859086 for further details. For images and Protegy
Flamenca was purchased as a foal and now under saddle in Germany
Flamenca has settled into her training facility very well. She is calm and willing in her work. Today, you see her enjoying Autumn in Germany.
Germany, 2017. A lovely mare I tried by Bordeaux x Rohdiamant.
Flamenca is growing up! Unwashed and untidied, she is still beautiful.
The journey from buying a foal to starting a horse under saddle is a long one. But an exciting one too. In September, Flamenca will commence her training in Germany. After visiting her in June, I could not be more pleased with how she is developing.
Excitement is starting to brew with the arrival of Hibou's foal by Tailormade Top Gear due in early October. The recipient mare is looking good. Fingers are crossed for a safe arrival.
Confirmed (87 days)
Confirmed (87 days) ET breeding of my very special His Highness mare to the fabulous Totilias son,Top Gear
Divina performed very well at the Australian Nationals Championships, placing 3rd in the Advanced 5.3, 5th in the Advanced 5.2 and 3rd in the Advanced Freestyle. She finished up fourth overall at this level, from 35 competitors in each of the Advanced tests. With these results, she was awarded Bronze for the competitive year, which is a super result from having only competed in six tests, ever, at this level, including those at the Championships.
And never in a Freestyle test, let alone one at a National Championships.
I could not be more pleased with her development
So proud of another of my home bred horses today, becoming Reserve Champion in the Preliminary AOR class at the State Championships, with his rider and owner, Virginia Pulbrook.
He and his full brother, Rajastar R, have proven to be very good competition horses for their new owners.
Divina started at Advanced level this year. So far she has competed in two competitions at this level, producing a 1st and 3rd place at Hawkesbury Dressage in July. And placed 2nd and 4th at DNSW in August.
From these results, she is qualified to compete at the Nationals in October. All continuing well, she will start at PSG after the Nationals.
Rajastar: " So pleased to receive this photo from Rajastar's new owner. And the news he won the Novice Championship at the Canberra Classic Champions over the weekend.
His new owner is thrilled with him and so am I."
Divina: " Placed second in the 4.1 & 4.2 yesterday at HDC, with David McKinnon. It was a particularly good effort as she had not competed since last October. And had only competed at this level on three other occasions." All continuing well, she will start at PSG at her next competition. Happy horse, happy rider and a very pleased owner."
Success for my homebred, Rosandro, placing 1st and 4th at BDC with his new owner.
He is the full brother of Rajastar, who I sold earlier this year, after he had won the Elementary Championships at Bowral Dressage Clubs annual Championships.
One very pleased breeder!
SDC competition. Hibou and David McKinnon, had outstanding results, placeing 1st on 76.5% in the 1.3 ( 2nd competition, 2nd test, ever!).
And 1st on 77.7% in the 2.2 test - her first Novice test - and her third test, ever!
Thrilled with their performance”.
DNSW competition. Divina and David McKinnon, placed 4th on 70.4%, at her fourth competition at this level.
Very pleased owner.
Super day at BDC competition yesterday, with Divina placing 1st and 2nd respectively in the 4.3 and 4.1
Hibou placed 1st in the 1.3 with 74.4%.
Divina placed 2nd with 67.02% in her first Medium test at Sydney Dressage Club with David McKinnon.