SWEquestrian NZ is a small family run breeding and training stable of sporthorses and ponies based about 40 minutes South of Blenheim in Ward. We have for sale European bred warmbloods with a focus on dressage, only producing 2-3 foals a year gives us the time to ensure that they are well handled and prepared for the future as competition horses and ponies.
I also spend time overseas most years to further my training and breeding knowledge, I have trained with World and Olympic Gold Medalist Hubertus Schmidt, World Young Horse Winner and PSI rider Dr Ulf Moller, German Beriter and head rider for Hubertus Schmidt, Hubertus Hufendiek, Australian World cup, Olympic and WEG rider Brett Parberry and NZ WEG & Olympic Rider Kallista Field and more recently with one of New Zealand's most currently successful Grand Prix competitors Vanessa Way whom works very closely with internationally renowned Carl Hester. I currently train with Hubertus Hufendiek and Vanessa Way.
Working with and training young horses and ponies is a passion of mine, I find this very rewarding and challenging starting with a blank canvas and building a relationship so they allow you to ride them and work for you! I regularly take horses and ponies in for schooling and training at all levels. I have worked with renowned Horseman Steve Housten and use a lot of his methods for ground work, I then drive them around the farm, before I back them to produce confident, happy and respectful young horses. We have a 18m all weather round pen and a 20mx60m All weather dressage arena. We are lucky to be able to combine the horses dressage training with pole an jump training and farm/road hacking also to add variety.
Roulette SW (Ramirez x Kevs Girl xx (Sir Bart))
3yo's playing in the river
When the young horses are started undersaddle, we are lucky to be able to give them a lot of variety, they get to experience going forward around the farm, we think this is very important for their future as competition horses. We also believe it is important for them to all learn to jump
Above my first eventer Khan whom togeather we went to open horse trials and 1.20m SJ