June 1, 2007
The first day of winter and my hands are so cold I'm constantly making typo's as I try to update our site visitors on what we've been up to at Carlingford Park over the past 6 weeks.
Our racehorse has kept his partnership members entertained with a number of outings to the races where he has shown some ability. Sam has run some promising trial placings and whilst racing very greenly in his first few starts we are looking forward to his 3 year preparation in the spring.He has recently returned home for some 'R & R' where he has settled in well and enjoying the company of his pony friends.
We have recently commenced work on our next newcomer prospect Carlingford Park Theatrical, a four year old galloway by Rothwell Toytown. Her dam Sterlina was by the beautiful stallion One Pound Sterling (GB). Thea will be offered for sale in the new year.
We have also started preparing Carlingford Park Vibrance for her showring debut in early spring. She is currently for sale to a suitable show home.
Our favourite girl Surprise is contentedly relaxing in the paddock, growing her 2007 baby, with Satine (CP Socialite) also enjoying a well earned break alongside her mother.
Before we know it the new shoots & blossoms of spring will start to appear and the impending arrival of new foals will take our focus along with thoughts of what stallions to send our mares out to.
In the meantime, I'm off to light the fire ...
April 20, 2007 - Show Season Wrap Up
Well, what more can we say than WOW WHAT A YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Royalwood Songbird (Surprise) heads to the broodmare paddock with a great year of show ring success behind her:-
2007 Sydney Royal Easter Show
Supreme Champion Led Riding Pony Exhibit
Champion Ridden Riding Pony Exhibit
1st Novice Pony Hack 13hh ne 13.2hh
4th Open Pony Hack 13hh ne 13.2hh
2nd Led ASP Mare or Gelding 13hh ne 14hh
Thank you to James Mullen (Champion Mare & Supreme Led RP Exhibit) and Joanne Prestwidge (Champion Ridden RP) & the Crawford Twins (Novice & Open Pony Hack) for their contributions in Surprise's superb results. Thank you, of course, to our gorgeous pony 'Surprise' for trying so hard (even when 5 mths in foal) - you've earnt a break!
From her debut under saddle in May 2006, where she advanced from Novice Pony Hack to Supreme Hack of the Show at Newcastle Show, to her incredible run of qualifying show sucessess Surprise proved her quality and class time and again, rarely disappointing.
EFA Horse of the Year Show
Runner-Up Newcomer Large Pony of the Year
SHC Horse of the Year Show
Preliminary Pony of the Year
Canberra Royal Show
Winning a bow in every event at her first Royal Show under saddle
1st - Led RP Mare 12.2hh ne 13.2hh
2nd - Novice Pony Hack 13hh ne 13.2hh
4th - Ridden Riding Pony 12.2hh ne 13.2hh
7th - Open Pony Hack 13hh ne 13.22hh
National Riding Pony Show
National Newcomer Ridden Riding Pony of the Year
We can only hope Surprise's baby, due in November 2007, will be as promising ...
Lets not forget the consistent sucesses of Surprise's yearling filly - Carlingford Park Socialite
Canberra Royal - 2nd Riding Pony Riding Pony Yearling
National Riding Pony Show - Yearling Filly Finalist
Sydney Royal - 3rd - Riding Pony Filly 2 Yrs & Under & 6th Part Welsh Filly 2 yrs & under.
Congratulations to 'Tullymore Christopher', again successfully driven by Steve, for his win in the Clydesdale Ground Driven in Harness at Sydney Royal. One of the many successes for his new owner Heid Onisforou of Bowral and their family's KO Angus Stud, again victorious in the Beef Cattle section of the 2007 show.
March 26, 2007.
National Riding Pony Show 2007
Congratulations to our gorgeous little 'Surprise' (Royalwood Songbird)
What a fairytale ending to Surprise's Newcomer year when she took out the 'National Champion Newcomer Riding Pony of the Year' title at the 'National Riding Pony Show' under international judge Mr Stuart Hollings of the United Kingdom.
To sit in the stand and watch our beautiful mare sparkle in the indoor arena of the SIEC complex expertly handled by Kristy Hall, of Wollongong, was an absolute pleasure. With some stiff competition from top newcomer ponies from NSW, Victoria and WA Surprise didn't let us down. She certainly put her best hoof forward all day trying her little heart out to please. Thank you to Kristy and Surprise for your efforts on the day and thank you to Joanne Prestwidge for allowing us the opportunity, all those years ago, to own such a special pony!
It was also pleasing to see Surprise's daughter Carlingford Park Socialite called forward as a 'finalist' in the Yearling Filly ne 12.3hh class beautifully shown by her regular handler James Mullen.
Not to be left out the only other representative of the stud Carlingford Park Saintly was also a finalist in the Yearling Colt or Gelding ne 12.3hh class handled by Anthony Mountney. Congratulations to Trish Mackaway and Charlie on your success!
So now we head to Sydney Royal with Royalwood Songbird, Carlingford Park Socialite and clydesdale Tullymore Christopher, for his new owners the Onisforou family of Bowral.
March 13, 2007.
An Update is Well Over Due ...
The first part of the year is usually very busy for us as far as showing is concerned however this year we enjoyed a much over due family 'non horsey' holiday on the Gold Coast. This meant we missed a number of shows but it did serve to recharge the batteries.
After a late start to the breeding season we welcomed the lovely Riding Pony stallion 'Rosedale Tempting' to the stud and to say he was a pleasure to work with would be an understatement. Simon quickly endeared himself to all residents, and visitors to Carlingford Park, with his quiet and affectionate disposition (although he was a little unsure of 'Anastacia' the family's miniature pig)!
With Simon's wealth of pedigree, exception temperament, conformation and movement to compliment our mares we look forward to an exciting foaling season in 2007.
A selection of the Tempting foals will be offered for sale.For enquiries, or to register your interest in progeny out of the following mares please email or phone the stud. All foals are due November 2007.
Royalwood Songbird (Wedgnock Coffee Pot (imp) x Oakvale Songster - sod:Syon Royal Portrait)
Carlingford Park High Society (Rothwell Toytown x Royalwood Songbird - sod:Wedgnock Cofee Pot imp)
Silkwood Heaven Blessed (Rotherwood Windswept (imp) x Sanlirra Fancy Me - sod:Rosslyne Blue Peter imp)
Do Not Enter (Salieri (usa) x Western Trend - sod: Western Symphony USA)
Carlingford Park Vaucluse (Rothwell Toytown x Rathowen Vision Of Spring -sod:Chippenham Architect)
Carlingford Park In Vogue (Courtland Boy Blue (imp) x Rathowen Vision of Spring - sod: Chippenham Architect)
Canberra Royal 2007
Royalwood Songbird enjoyed an excellent first royal show under saddle placing 2nd in the Novice Pony Hack (13hh ne 13.2 hh) and 7th in the Open Pony Hack. She won her Led Riding Pony class (Led Mare 12.2hh ne 13.2hh) and went on to be placed 4th in her Ridden Riding Pony class.
We were also thrilled with Carlingford Park Socialite's first Royal Show appearance when she placed 2nd in the Led Riding Pony Colt, Gelding or Filly class.
Other Recent Show Results include:
Royalwood Songbird - Champion Large Pony Hack & Supreme Led Exhibit
Meadowbrook Mosaic -Reserve Champion Led Aust Saddle Pony & Reserve Champion Ridden Arabian Purebred/Derivative
1st Ridden Saddle Pony Mare 13.2hh ne 14.3hh
1st Junior Handler 15 yrs and under 17yrs (Mikhaila Tomlinson)
Champion Senior Led Riding Pony Exhibit
1st Ridden Riding Pony 12.2hh ne 13.2hh
1st Pony Hack 13hh ne 13.2hh
Both Surprise and Satine now head to the Riding Pony National in late March before taking on Sydney Royal in early April.
January 21, 2007.
The Break is Over ...
The 2007 Show Season got underway for us this weekend with an in-hand outing to the Hunter Valley Twlight Show, a change in show venue saw a major increase in show numbers despite the dreadful heat. The results for us were good with both ponies going TOP 5 in a huge Supreme line-up.
1st - Riding Pony Mare/Filly ne 13hh
1st - Part Welsh Mare/Filly ne 13hh
2nd - Aust Saddle Pony Mare/Filly
Top 5 Led Breed Exhibit
1st - Riding Pony Mare/Filly over 13hh
1st - Arabian Derivative Mare under 14hh
2nd - Aust Saddle Pony Mare/Filly over 13hh
Top 5 Led Breed Exhibit
Congratulations to Patricia Mackaway and Carlingford Park Saintly
Another Carlingford Park pony to commence his show season recently is Carlingford Park Saintly. Charlie stepped out into the ring for the first time for new owner Trish Mackaway, under the guidance of Anthony Mountney, at Albion Park Show with very pleasing results.
1st / Reserve Champion - Arabian Derivative
1st - Riding Pony Gelding ne 13hh
2nd - Part Welsh Gelding ne 13hh
He followed that up at Dapto Show with:
1st - Arabian Derivative Yearling
2nd - Riding Pony Gelding under 4 yrs
3rd - Part Welsh Gelding under 4 yrs
During these outings husband Garry found himself making his own showring debut when called on to handle Charlie when rings clashed. Rumour has it a certain handler was seen strutting out of the ring at Albion Park with his broadsash like a proud cock rooster!!!
Well done guys. Here's to further continued success with Charlton!
November 12, 2006.
Exciting News at Carlingford Park ...
We eagerly await the arrival of Rosedale Tempting (Fairley Tempest (imp) x Colbeach Simone (imp)) in late November. Refer Stallions page.
November 9, 2006.
Silkwood Heaven Blessed (Cherub) produced a dark brown colt foal to Rothwell Toytown in the early hours of this morning - more details and photos coming soon ....
October 30th, 2006.
WHAT A WEEKEND ...
NSW Show Horse Council Horse of The Year
Congratulations to our beautiful little mare Royalwood Songbird who enjoyed great
success at the NSW SCH Horse of the Year Show achieving the following results,
again masterfully partnered by Trinette Crawford:
1st Preliminary Pony Hack 13hh ne 13.2hh & Preliminary Pony Of the Year
1st & Reserve Champion Led Pony Hack
2nd - Newcomer Pony Hack 13hh ne 14hh
... and if all that wasn't enough Carlingford Park In Vogue
presented us with a leggy bay colt, with 3 white socks and a white star, by Rothwell Toytown (2 weeks early) whilst we were away showing.
Thankfully Steve took good care of Vogue and her new boy in our absence.
Singleton Hunter Valley Horse Sports
Mikhaila and Molly headed off on Thursday to compete (along with 180 other young riders from around the Hunter Valley) at the Singleton School Horse Sports Day where they took out both the riding class and hack events for 15 year olds.
NSW State Riding Pony Show Results
Carlingford Park Riding Ponies enjoyed a successful day at the NSW State Riding Pony Show with Royalwood Songbird (Surprise) placing second in her led class and later being sashed Reserve Champion Ridden Newcomer Pony. Many thanks to Christie Hall for taking the ride on Surprise in the absent of the Crawford Twins.
Our much loved filly 'Satine' thrilled us with a win in her led yearling class and later went on to take Reserve Champion Filly, in a strong lineup, to the well decorated and eventual Grand Champion Led Exhibit 'Oakvale Music Box' who was again masterfully shown by Joanne Prestwidge.
Mikhaila won her junior handler class and later handled 'Suprise' beautifully in the President's Trophy.
October 15, 2006.
Carlingford Park Socialite (Satine) Satine celebrated her first birthday with success at the Hunter Valley Horse Owners & Breeders Show on the weekend achieving the following sucesses:
1st Riding Pony Mare or Filly
Champion Led Riding Pony Exhibit
1st Aust Saddle Pony mare or Filly
Champion Led Aust Saddle Pony
1st Part Welsh Mare or Filly
Champion Part Welsh Exhibit
Supreme Champion Led Breed Exhibit
September 25, 2006.
NSW EFA Horse of The Year
Royalwood Songbird - Runner-up Newstar Large Pony of the Year
While the dreadful winds that whipped up during Sunday's competition made showing a little challenging, and somewhat less enjoyable, Royalwood Songbird was sashed Runner-Up Newstar Pony of the Year.