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Mitavite

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Friday, January 8, 2016, In : General News 
Here at Team Smith we have used and recommended Mitavite Feed for over 25 years their products are second to none.  Always Top Quality at an affordable price.  Our horses always look super and perform to a high standard.

There are products to suit all types of horses.  Some favourites in our feed shed are : Extra Cool, Sustainer, Extru Barley, Bonafide & Performa 3 Oil. 



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Horse Deals January Edition 2016

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Friday, January 8, 2016, In : General News 
Clem appeared twice in the January Horse Deals Showjumping Edition

First in the Tack Box Favourites Article



& then in an Add for the Hawkesbury River Saddle Co & the great Platinum Jumping Saddles



 
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Longines World Rankings - Australian Riders Listing

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Friday, January 8, 2016, In : General News 
Here are the Longines World Rankings for Australian Riders as at 31st December 2015
Note these points are from FEI Ranking Classes including World Cup Rounds.

Clem didn't compete in a lot of the World Cup Rounds this season due to work commitments but is
still ranked in the Top 30 which is very pleasing.







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Riding With The Stars

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, January 5, 2016, In : General News 



We are super excited to announce Clem & Delilah have been invited to compete at Riding With The Stars a new concept Event being held at Claudelands Hamilton in New Zealand.

Both Clem & Vicki Roycroft alongside Caroline Wagner will being going head to head against New Zealand's Best Jumping and Dressage Riders in a Stadium Atmosphere in front of 4000 people.

Clem will be competing in a Grand Prix Jumping Event on the Friday Night.

Big thanks to Kevin & Andrew Hansen and the Melbourne Equitana Tea...
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Team Smith 2016 Underway

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, January 5, 2016, In : General News 

Welcome 2016.

We endeavour to keep the Website more up to date - have been concentrating on the Facebook Page.

Team Smith are looking forward to another busy year of Jumping and Training here at Balaam Downs.

The jumpers are all back in work with an early start to the Season with Delilah & Clem heading to New Zealand in early February for the Riding with the Stars Grand Prix which will is very exciting.

We have Breakers arriving and will have a full stable within the next couple of days, some ver...


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Team Smith

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Saturday, August 29, 2015, In : General News 
We are excited to be forming Team Smith.  
We have started a Facebook page 'Team Smith' you will be able to follow the Team and will also find information about major show jumping events in Australia.  
'Always Enjoy the Ride'





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Product of the Week

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Wednesday, August 26, 2015, In : General News 
JER STIRRUPS 

One of the best things to come into our Tack Room for many years have been Jer Stirrups.  We purchased a pair for Clem & Jess going back three years ago and were that impressed became the Australian Distributor.

Not only are they very aesthetically pleasing they are very good to use.  Clem has found that he rarely looses his stirrups because of the grip but  if you happen to they are easy to get back as they go back to their original position.

Italian made to the very best of stand...
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Belcam Cosmic & Jessie

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, August 24, 2015, In : General News 
Here is a lovely photo of Jess and her beautiful (Colin) Belcam Cosmic competing at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.

Jess is super keen for the upcoming Australian Show Jumping Championships where she will be riding two horses in the Junior Championships section

Jess is very proud to be an Ambassador for Kingsland Equestrian Australia and also a Mini Sponsored Rider for Promection Mini.  

Photo credit Julie Wilson



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Hawkesbury River Saddlery

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, August 24, 2015, In : General News 
Have a chat to Clem about trying a Hawkesbury River Saddlery Company Saddle - whatever the discipline they have something to suit you.

Designed by riders, top quality leather, very well made and great prices.




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Homefront Update

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Wednesday, August 19, 2015, In : General News 
We have a full stable here at Balaam Downs with a variety of Breakers and horses here for Jump Start Training.  A very busy month ahead.

Things are a tad dry and we are looking forward to early Spring rain.

Next month we head down South with a full truck for the Boneo Cup Show and then onto the 2015 Australian Show Jumping Championships.

Exciting times ahead with our wonderful team that we have this year.  Guru & Delilah will both be in the Senior Championships and we think they have a wonderful...
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Coaching Update

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Wednesday, August 19, 2015, In : General News 
Clem has a one day Clinic coming up at NADEC at Mudgeeraba Pony Club Grounds on the 5th September.  Please get in touch with Ian Baldwin at NADEC if you wish to attend.    He is looking forward to catching up with everyone down there and has some further dates booked in for the remainder of the year.

He had a great time on his recent trip to Darwin.  Always so well looked after and great to teach such an enthusiastic group of riders.  

Also another successful Clinic was held in July at Calliope...
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Kingsland Winter Collection

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Friday, August 14, 2015, In : General News 


The new Kingsland Winter Collection is now available at stockists around Australia.  A wonderful collection of clothing for both casual and competition.
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Sydney Royal - Jessie

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Friday, April 17, 2015, In : General News 
This is a beautiful photo taken by Stephen Mowbray of Jessie and Colin.  Capturing the moment of joy after jumping clear in the Junior Grand Prix Class.  Love your work Stephen. 

Jess and Colin proudly outfitted by Kingsland Australia/New Zealand.



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Dunkeld Pony Club Camp - Woodlands 2015

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, April 16, 2015, In : General News 
Clem had a great time teaching out at the Annual Dunkeld Pony Club Camp at Woodlands which is South West of Mitchell.

He said it was great to get back to the grass roots with wonderfully keen kids.  Thanks to everyone for making Clem feel so welcome he had a great time.

Here is a copy of a lovely email Clem received after the camp.

To Mr Smith,

I am writing to thank you for the award that you gave to me at Woodlands Pony Club camp on the weekend, I felt very lucky to have won a prize from yoursel...


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Mitavite - Partnered Rider Video

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, April 16, 2015, In : General News 
Check out the You Tube Link on our Sponsors Page to Clem's Interview with Mitavite's Rachel Lyle.

We have been proud to be sponsored by the wonderful feed Company for over twenty years.

Our horses always look superbly conditioned and perform to the very best of standards.

'Feed Right Feed Mitavite'  - Top quality horse feed and economical prices.

Currently in our feed shed you will find Xtra Cool, Munga, Extru Barley, Performa 3 Oil, and Bonafide.



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Jessie & Belcam Cosmic Sydney Royal

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Friday, April 3, 2015, In : General News 
Jessie is excited to be heading into Sydney Royal Show - this is her first time competing at this very prestigious event.

We would like to thank both George Sanna and Amber Fuller for having Jess & Colin stay this last week at the wonderful Chatham Park your help and coaching is very much appreciated.

Both Jess and Colin will be smartly attired in some wonderful new items from the beautiful Kingsland Collection, big thanks to Kate & Jenny from Kingsland Australia NZ for your support.

Jess would ...
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Proteq Equine Bedding

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Friday, April 3, 2015, In : General News 


We are very excited that Jessie's horse Belcam Cosmic will be bedded down at Sydney Royal Show this week on Proteq Equine Bedding.  After seeing how happy Vicki Roycrofts Congo Z was last week we were more than impressed with the product.

Looking after horses is hard work, so it makes sense to use bedding that is easy to set up, muck out and dispose of whilst also being economical and cost effective.

And Proteq Bedding is an 100% Australian Owned and manufactured product.








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Mackay Show Jumping Club

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, March 2, 2015, In : General News 
Clem enjoyed a 2 Day Clinic over the weekend for the Mackay Show Jumping Club which was held at the lovely Sarina Show Grounds.

Was great to get back there not long after him being there for the Summer Clinic.

Thanks to Penny and Alison for organising everything.
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Hawkesbury River Saddle Company

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Saturday, February 21, 2015, In : General News 



We are very proud to be Dealers for the Hawkesbury River Saddle Company.

These saddles are designed for riders by riders.  Krissy and Heath Harris have put their many years of Equestrian experience into this range.

Both Clem & Jessie really enjoy riding in their Platinum Jumping Saddles which are well suited to many types of horses which is great as they both ride plenty per day.

These saddle are beautifully made from top quality leather and from the get go are soft and supple.

Please feel free t...

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Jer Stirrups - Fabulous February Special

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Friday, February 20, 2015, In : General News 


We are having a Fabulous February Sale and offer a 5% discount off the complete range.  Check out the Jer Page for the catalogue prices start from $200 per pair plus Shipping.



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Kingsland Summer Range 2015

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, February 16, 2015, In : General News 
The new Kingsland Summer Range for 2015 is arriving at most stockists this week.  There are some beautiful new fresh colours and styles.  Get in touch with Gawler Stock Feeds - Nicole Bruggeman Equestrian, Berry Saddlery or for Queensland Sandale Saddlery and Saddleworld Rockhampton.

Our daughter Jessie is very proud to be an Ambassador for Kingsland Equestrian Australia NZ.


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2014 Sports of the Year !

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, February 1, 2015, In : General News 
Wow last night Clem was named Equestrian Queensland Sports Star of the Year and Kartoon de Breve was awarded Showjumper of the Year which is decided by the highest ranked Queensland Horse and Rider on the FEI World Rankings.

Congratulations to Equestrian Queensland on a successful evening and to all the other winners and finalists.

Thank you to David Finch of Finch Farm for sponsoring both the awards that Clem received.

Clem was very humbled and literally speechless on the announcement.  It was ...
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Equestrian Queensland Awards 2014

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, January 19, 2015, In : General News 
Clem has been announced a Finalist for the Equestrian Queensland Sports Star of the Year as well Kartoon De Breve for Horse of the Year nice recognition for the successful 2014 Jumping Season.

They both had a super 2014 with Clem & Kartoon De Breeve finishing the highest ranked Queensland combination on the World Jumping Rankings.  Clem was also the highest ranked Queensland Rider on the Longines World Rankings.  He won a State Championship with Alite and was Runner Up with Copabella Tattiana ...
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Jump Start Packages

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, January 13, 2015, In : General News 
Clem is offering One and Two Week Jump Start Packages for your horse.  Intensive Jumping Training.  Your horse will be ridden by Clem himself who is one of Australia's Leading Show Jumping Riders.

Ideal for those wanting their horses jumping ability assessed  Problem Horses.  Bored Dressage Horse.  Or just an ideal way to get your horse off the a great start for the competition season.

Prices start from $440 per week which includes Feed, Stabling.  

Horses ridden on an excellent surface over com...
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Jess in New Zealand for World Cup Final Day

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, January 11, 2015, In : General News 
Wow what a dream end to Jess's trip to New Zealand.  Katie Laurie where Jess has been as a working pupil won the Final World Cup Round a nail biting finish and clinched the New Zealand World Cup League.  Great stuff and now Katie and two horses will be heading to Vegas for the World Cup Final and will base in Canada for 6 months.

Here are some lovely photo's of Jess with Kiwi Iron Mark & his owner June Berrington and Katie straight after the win getting loads of pats and also Jess walking Bree...
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Home Training Day

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, January 11, 2015, In : General News 
We had a lovely day of lessons here at Balaam Downs today.  Some very nice horses with keen riders.  Great way to start off the year and looking forward to some more training days in the coming months.  Next tentative date is 31st January 2014.
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Longines World Rankings

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Wednesday, January 7, 2015, In : General News 
So great to see so many Aussie riders based in Europe moving up the World Rankings.  Pretty proud to see Clem as the highest ranked Queensland Rider on the Longines World Rankings as at the 31st December 2014.  He is in 8th position of the Australian Federation riders and 777 in the World.  Edwina Alexander as usual is the highest ranked Australian Rider.

Clem is in =4th Position on the Australian League World Cup Standings but will not be attending the Final Round at Boneo Park due to it bein...
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Coahing/Training Day 11th January

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, January 5, 2015, In : General News 
Clem is holding a Coaching Training Day here at Balaam Downs on Sunday 11th January.  Group of Two or Private Lessons catering from beginners to advanced.  Green or experienced horses.  

90 x 40 Sand Arena with Competition Style Jumps.  Get your horse off to a great start for the year.

Please phone 0409 630589 or email balaamdowns@bigpond.com to make your booking.

Rates is $50 per hour for a Group Lesson of two riders or $100 for Private Hour or $75 3/4 hour.

Come with a friend and book two lesso...
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Jessie in New Zealand

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Wednesday, December 31, 2014, In : General News 
Jessie is pretty happy to be spending three weeks of her holidays based at Katie Laurie's (nee McVean) place in Mystery Creek New Zealand.   She is gaining super experience in another show jumping stable.  Katie is currently in the lead of the NZ World Cup standings and with the final round in a couple of weeks is set to be heading to the World Cup Final round in Vegas.  Much to learn from such a super competitor and horsewoman.

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Happy New Year bring on 2015

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Wednesday, December 31, 2014, In : General News 


We are really looking forward to a big year with our lovely team of jumpers, staring off with the Darling Downs Ag Shows with Sydney Royal Show being the biggy for early this season.  Once again the Winning Family have helped put together a program second to none with three FEI Classes for the Part One horses.  We are hoping to take five horses to the show.

Clem is booked for quite a few clinics already for the year starting off with Mackay in a couple of weeks.

Breakers, Pre Trainers and Clien...
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Beautiful Rain

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, December 28, 2014, In : General News 
Things have certainly greened up here at Balaam Downs.  The horses are really enjoying the green pick during their spell.



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Equestrian Life

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, December 28, 2014, In : General News 
Here is a lovely photo of Clem & Kartoon de Breve (aka Kenny) at Showcase of Showjumping.  Taken by the very talented Roger Fitzhardinge.  It appeared on their facebook page in 'Name Horse & Rider'.  



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Merry Christmas

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, December 23, 2014, In : General News 
We would like to say a very Happy Christmas and wish everyone a safe and happy holidays.

A big warm thanks of appreciation to our wonderful owners, friends and supporters we are looking forward to enjoying the ride with you into 2015.  

Also a very special thanks to Joel Pearce from Victoria for being a huge help here over the last three weeks helping Clem, thanks mate.

Cheers and Merry Christmas from Clem Sharlene & Jessie x









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Thank you to our Sponsor's

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, December 21, 2014, In : General News 













We would like to thank our sponsors for your support in 2014.  We are very grateful to be associated with such wonderful companies.  We truly value your support and are looking forward to 2015 working with you all.

Mitavite Feeds have been a long time supporter and we have used and recommended their feed for over twenty years. Our horses always look amazing and are top performers at Australia's best shows.  Thank you Colin, Rachael and all the Team at Mitavite.

Jer Stirrups - what a wonderful p...
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Home - late spring :-)

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, December 18, 2014, In : General News 



All the gardens are looking fabulous after the wonderful rain we received here in the last few weeks.  A very late spring with everything flowering.  Horses are happy some fresh green grass.

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Jer Stirrups - January Order

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, In : General News 
I am taking orders now for a order of stirrups to be delivered early January.  Please check out the catalogue on the Jer Page.  Pricing can be done via email.  Examples are Classic Line including Engraving $250.00 your choice of Jer Emblem or Aus Flag.  Prices do not include shipping and or postage but will work out very reasonable if your order is included in the current order.

Beautiful Italian made to the very best of standards with your riding safety as paramount.  ...
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December Home Training

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, December 16, 2014, In : General News 
We have had a very buys month with some exceptionally lovely breakers of super jumping and dressage bloodlines.  Some stars in the making.   Young Rider Joel Pearce from Victoria and Jessie have been working alongside Clem and put in a huge effort during some very wet and now very hot days with early starts.

 Their efforts have paid off with some very well started horses going home to their owners over the coming week.  Good work you should both be very proud of yourselves.






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Kingsland & Jessie

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, In : General News 
Jessie was super happy to get kitted out by Kingsland Australia NZ on the weekend.  She is now very lucky to be an Ambassador for their clothing and horse range.  The Winter 2014 Collection is now available with the new Summer 2015 Collection coming soon.  Check out Gawler Stock Feeds on Facebook they have a huge range of Kingsland Items on sale.
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For Sale - Copabella Tattiana

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, In : General News 
We regretfully offer Copabella Tattiana up for sale.  She is certainly the most consistent horse on our Jumping Team.  Tilly is an absolute winner and never comes home from a show without a ribbon usually a couple of blue ones.  We have had the pleasure of having her on our team for three years now in which Clem has won events with her at all the Top Shows over Australia.  She is a 10yo Warmblood Mare by Topaz.  She is now competing in classes up to 1.40m with strong performances and the scop...
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Longines World Rankings

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Friday, December 5, 2014, In : General News 
The Longines World Rankings have just been updated as at 5th December 2014.  Edwina leading the way as usual.  Clem is ranked 8th out of the Australian riders and 2nd out of the riders based in Australia.  He is now 775 in the World.  :-)



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Equitana Mitavite Stand

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, December 1, 2014, In : General News 
Here is a funny photo of Clem on the Mitavite Equitana Stand.




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Hawkesbury River Saddlery Co

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, December 1, 2014, In : General News 



These are wonderful saddles and of super quality and a very affordable price.  Both Clem and Jess ride in the Platinum Series.  If you are looking at a new saddle give us a call and you can try one of ours out on your horse.  
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Jessie new Kingsland Australia NZ Ambassador

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Friday, November 28, 2014, In : General News 



We just found out this morning that Jessie has been offered a sponsorship and to be an Ambassador for Kingsland Equestrian Australia NZ.  Feeling very proud and happy for Jess.  

Big thanks to Jenny & Kate from Kingsland Australia for your support and making Jessie extremely happy.

Kingsland Equestrian Clothing and Products are available in many places throughout Australia including Gawler Stock Feeds, Berry Saddlery, Sandale Saddlery and Saddleworld Rockhampton in Queensland.  Beautiful, moder...

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Clinic with Clem Smith 2015

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, November 27, 2014, In : General News 
We are already taking bookings for Coaching Clinics with Clem well into 2015.  Please make contact asap if you or Club are wanting to make a booking.  
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Jer Stirrups

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, In : General News 
Clem is very proud to be sponsored by Jer Stirrups Italy and is real keen to try out his new pair of Ace TC Stirrups with the wider Tread.

Both Clem and Jessie have been using these stirrups for over three years and absolutely love them.

Big thanks to Adele and the Gang at Jer Italy for your support, much appreciated.


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#lovemitavite

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, November 24, 2014, In : General News 





The #lovemitavite competition was a great success.  Its a small world and one of Clem's clients and pupils, Bianca from Darwin was the lucky winner after smooching with the Mitavite Clown at Equitana.   

We are very happy to be Partnered Riders with Mitavite and have used and recommend their products for over 20 years.

If you want to ask Clem or myself any information with regards to the products and what we feed here at Balaam Downs please do not hesitate to give us a call or email


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Australian League World Cup Standings

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, November 24, 2014, In : General News 
Clem looks to be going to retain a Top 5 position in the Australian League World Cup Standings after the Equitana Round.  It has been a tough season for us deciding on what horse to nominate as his World Cup horse and we have got it wrong several times, he could still be in 2nd position if we had a magic ball.  :-)  All good and we could not be happier with our team, great stuff to have three competitive Grand Prix Horses, Kartoon de Breve, Guru and Delilah.

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Darwin Clinic

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, November 24, 2014, In : General News 
Clem is off to Darwin this weekend for the last clinic of the season.  He is looking forward to catching up with everyone up there.  He will be bringing a Hawkesbury River Saddlery Dressage Saddle with him this time for anyone wishing to try it out. Clinics are already being booked well into next season.
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Equitana 2014

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, November 24, 2014, In : General News 
Clem qualified in 2nd position for the Equestrian Australia Grand Final which was held at Equitana in Melbourne.  It is for the top 20 riders in the Australian League World Cup Standings plus Wildcard entries if invited riders cannot attend.
We opted to take Delilah our younger and new Grand Prix horse.  It was a great decision with her handling the small arena and atmosphere extremely well.
She placed 8th in the Warm Up round and then 7th in the World Cup Final Round.  Could not have been happ...
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Sponsor for Jessie

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, November 24, 2014, In : General News 
Jessie was very happy to hear that she has received a Promection Mini Plus Sponsorship for 2015.  We are very proud of Jess and she has had a great finish to the season with top placings in the Junior Classes at the Victorian World Cup Shows.  With school finished for 2014 she will be working alongside Clem with the horses in training.




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Equitana - Mitavite Competition with great prize :-)

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, November 17, 2014, In : General News 


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Coaching

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Friday, October 24, 2014, In : General News 
Clem is at NADEC this Sunday it is a fully booked Clinic which is being held at the Mudgeeraba Show Grounds.
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Jer Early Christmas Order Special 10% Off

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Friday, October 24, 2014, In : General News 


Until Sunday Night 26th October we are still taking orders which can take advantage of the Early Christmas Special 10%.  Check out the Catalogue on the Jer Page.
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Mitavite Foxhunter Final 2014

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, October 23, 2014, In : General News 
Here is a bit history regarding the Mitavite Foxhunter Series which has been running for 27 years.  Clem was lucky enough to be a winner with Guru in 2010.  





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Mitavite Foxhunter Final 2014

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, October 14, 2014, In : General News 



The 2014 Mitavite Foxhunter Final is being hosted by the Queensland Show Jumping Club on the 1st November.

Big thanks to Mitavite coming to the rescue and putting up a substantial amount of prize money for the Final round after pledged monies were not forthcoming.

Unfortunately we are committed to compete elsewhere that weekend.  

Some of the  Foxhunter Champions of previous years have gone on to be Australia's top Grand Prix horses names such as Jeep, Stardom etc  We have two winners on our tru...
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Working at home

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, October 14, 2014, In : General News 


Here is a picture of one of our promising young horses.  Finix is by Elias C out of Florina.  He has a lovely nature and really starting to show some talent.  Looking forward to getting him out and about in 2015.
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Women in Sport

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, October 14, 2014, In : General News 
Jessie has been invited to the Women in Sport Breakfast today in Brisbane.  She is going with a group of sporting girls from her School Faith Lutheran College.  Great chance to hear some inspirational sporting stories from some of Australia's  top sporting champions. 
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Showcase of Showjumping

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, October 6, 2014, In : General News 
Clem is looking forward to competing in the Golden Stirrups Grand Prix at the upcoming Showcase of Showjumping at the Sydney Polo Club.  The Winning Family have put together a great program of top class showjumping.

Jer Stirrups Australia are very proud that Showcase have purchased a pair of Ace Stirrups for the Trophy of the 'Golden Stirrups Grand Prix'.




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Calliope Clinic

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, October 6, 2014, In : General News 
Clem had a lovely couple of days at Calliope.  A very well attended and organised clinic as usual.  Looking forward to doing four clinics up there next year.  Thanks to Kate for you hospitality, much appreciated.
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Home Jumping Training Sessions - 12th October

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, October 2, 2014, In : General News 
We will be holding Training / Coaching Session Day here at Balaam Downs on Sunday  12th October.
Great arena with show style jumps incl water trays and full water.
Choice of 2 x 1 hour Shared Lessons (2 in group)  $110  or Private Lessons. $110 each
Includes BBQ Lunch for the rider.
Please email or call to make your booking.
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WC Standings Update

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, October 2, 2014, In : General News 
Clem moved down to  2nd place on the Australian League WC Standings after the World Cup Qualifying  round held at Melbourne Royal Show on the weekend.  Congrats to Tim Clarke on his win which put him into the lead.  Our next world cup starts will be at Wadonga, Shepparton and then Equitana in Melbourne.



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A Horse Tale - story on Guru in Horse Deals

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, October 2, 2014, In : General News 
Check out the latest Horse Deals on a story on Guru.
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Coaching

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, October 2, 2014, In : General News 
Clem has had a big three days up at Atherton Pony Club and he would like to thank Mark & Ann for your hospitality and everyone who organised the clinic.  The kids were all very keen and progressed very well.  Looking forward to coming back.

On the weekend he will be coaching at Calliope for two days.


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Australian League World Cup Standings

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Friday, September 26, 2014, In : General News 
After the sixth round of the World Cup Classes this Season Clem has hit the lead in the Riders World Cup Standings for the Australian League.  He is also in the lead of the Golden Grand Award with Kartoon de Breve and in 10th place with Guru.  Our horses have been very competitive this season in the World Cup Classes.

Unfortunately we did not nominate the right horse at Caboolture World Cup therefore being four points down.  We nominated Guru who finished 6th and Kartoon de Breve finished 2nd ...
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Upcoming Clinics

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Friday, September 26, 2014, In : General News 
Clem is very busy over the school holidays.  He is coaching  this weekend at the Gold Coast NADEC then off too Atherton Pony Club for a three day clinic then back to Calliope for a two day Clinic.

A big thanks to all the organizers of the Clinics.  Clem is really looking forward to catching up with everyone.



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Thank you Bree :-)

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Friday, September 26, 2014, In : General News 
Clem, myself and Jessie would like to say a massive thanks to Bree Lang.  Bree came away with us on the trip down south and we could not have done it without her.

Bree you presented our horses beautifully and also your horsemanship with our precious team was very much appreciated.  There is not many people that we would trust to take care of our team as good as we do but we have full trust in you.   Hope you enjoyed yourself as much as we enjoyed having you on the team.  Thank you :-) 



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Great photo

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Friday, August 22, 2014, In : General News 

Super photo of Jess & Belcam Cosmic.  Such a lovely combination although I am a little bias.






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Maryborough Pony Club Clinic

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Friday, August 22, 2014, In : General News 
Clem is heading up to Maryborough this weekend for big two days of coaching.  Always fun catching up with all the keen riders in Maryborough.   Big thanks to Naomi Dunning and Barry for getting everything organised.  Much appreciated.

Clem will have a Hawkesbury River Platinum Jumping Saddle with him if anyone is wanting to have a trail ride and jump in one.  Great Value for money, they are beautiful to ride in from day one.



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Summer Coaching Days - Balaam Downs

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Friday, August 22, 2014, In : General News 



We are looking at holding Monthly Summer Coaching Days from October to February.  We have a top class arena with a great surface, competition style jumps, water jump training from small trays to full size.  Clem is an Equestrian Australia Accredited Coach with loads of experience and expertise to help you and your horse.  They will be a One Day Format with the  2 x 1 hour Shared Lesson (2 ) including a BBQ Lunch for $110.00.  Share your lesson with a friend or have a Full 1 hour Private Lesso...

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New Mitavite Website !!

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, August 19, 2014, In : General News 



Check out the new Mitavite Website.  Great video's of Partnered Riders and all up to date information on their top class products.  We have been proudly sponsored by Mitavite for many years.  We use and recommend their products.  In our feed shed you can find Extra Cool, Munga, Extru Barley, Bonafide, Performa 3 Oil.  

Link below takes you to Clem's Page on the Mitavite Website.

http://www.mitavite.com/partner_riders/clem_smith



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Upcoming

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Wednesday, August 13, 2014, In : General News 
There is a lot happening for us here at Balaam Downs.  After finishing this group of breakers we will be heading off down South.  

First up will be Adelaide Royal Show which has without a doubt the best jumping surface in the Country.  Then the Australian Show Jumping Championships at Werribee.  This is a great venue and show and we are really looking forward to it.  Hoping the weather is good to us.

We are already taking bookings for Breakers and Clinics for early 2015.  

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Mitavite Bonafide

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, August 10, 2014, In : General News 

We use and recommend Bonafide from Mitavite.  All of our young horses and performance feed are on this product.  Clem is featured in the add with our young mare Alite.




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Kartoon de Breve

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, August 10, 2014, In : General News 

  

Thank you Jenny Sheppard for the beautiful photos from Sydney Royal Show 2104.  This is Kartoon de Breve on his way to winning on of  the FEI **  Classes.    Also Guru who was third in the same class.

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Hawkesbury River Saddle Co - Platinum Jumping Saddles

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Saturday, July 12, 2014, In : General News 



We have two of these wonderful saddles.  Please feel free to ask to try one on your horse.  The are of a extremely good quality and both Clem and Jess love jumping in them.  We use them on a variety of horse.  

Clem has one with him while he is in Darwin for the clinic.  

The Platinum Jumping Saddle comes with adjustable gullet.  Matching girths and breastplates are also available.

Best value Jumping Saddle on the market. 

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Queensland Winter Sun Series 2014

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Saturday, July 12, 2014, In : General News 
The next five weeks in Queensland see the top show jumpers from around the Country up here for some great competitions.

From next Thursday the Gatton Show starts.  Clem is the Jumping Steward and this year is a biggy with us holding the Queensland State Show Jumping Championships.  The program is on the Gatton Show Page of our website.  We have riders coming from SA Vic & NSW and of course Queensland.  The grounds look great considering the heavy frosts that have effected the Lockyer Valley.  ...
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Bonafide by Mitavite

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, June 8, 2014, In : General News 
We use and recommend Bonafide.  It assists with bone density and soundness in performance horses and bone and cartilage formation in growing horses.  This is our secret weapon and we have kept many older horses jumping at grand prix level well into their twilight years.  Clem appears in the add riding our young up and coming star Alite.



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Upcoming Competitions & Home front

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, June 8, 2014, In : General News 
We are looking forward to competing at the upcoming Sunshine Coast Show in a weeks time.  will have a team of 7 horses there.

It was good to get our entries in to the Tamworth Winter Show Jumping Championships at the end of the month.  It is a credit to the show and the organiser's on the growing popularity of the event. Online entries filled in about 20 minutes. This is a great lead up show to the Queensland Winter Shows.

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Maryborough PC Seminar

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, June 8, 2014, In : General News 
Clem enjoyed coaching up at the Annual Maryborough PC Seminar.  Thank you to Megan for organising everything the lessons always run like clockwork.  Great to catch up with riders from that area.  Next clinic will be Karana Downs then Darwin in early July.
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Update - Pokey

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, In : General News 
Thought I would share this very cute photo.  This is Pokemon - Pokey to his friends.  Jessie assisted by Clem started this pony for his very cute little owners earlier this season.  The Trueman Grils and Pokey are enjoying some ribbon success at the Local Shows.  Great to see.


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Horse Training and Breaking In Vacancies

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, May 26, 2014, In : General News 
There are limited vacancies for the coming months for Clem to Train and or Start your horse.  If you are thinking about booking your horse in from now till the end of the year can you please send us an email or give us a call to check on a suitable booking time.  
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Clinics and Coaching

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, May 26, 2014, In : General News 
Clem had a full two days coaching some very keen riders in Calliope on the weekend.  Big thanks to Kate and the Calliope Hack and Pony Club for organizing everything.  He really enjoys going back to Central Queensland.  

He will be coaching at Maryborough and Karrana Downs in June.

This is a photo of some young riders from Dalby who have enjoyed Clem's jumping coaching.

Clem is also available for lessons here at Balaam Downs.
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Jer Stirrups - Australian Distributor

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, May 26, 2014, In : General News 

We are the Australian Distributor for Jer Stirrups.  They are a Top Italian Made Product of beautiful design.  Clem and Jess just love riding in them.  Personalize your performance with your colours, engraving and maybe add a bit of bling.  They are made up on order and generally take a week to manufacture and a week to arrive in Australia.  Catalogue is on the Jer Page of this website.  Make a selection and I can price up for you.



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Upcoming

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, May 19, 2014, In : General News 
Clem will be coaching in the coming weeks at Calliope, Karana Downs and NADEC on the Gold Coast.

He is also looking forward to doing a presentation at the Kids Carnival at Pine Lodge on the 31st May with Mitavite.  Should be a wonderful day out for all.  Loads to see and do.

He appears in the add on the Carousel riding Florina see below :-)




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2014 Queensland Jumping Squads

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, In : General News 
Three of our horses have been named on the 2014 Queensland Jumping Squads after very sound performances from 2013, both Guru and Kartoon de Breve are on the Elite Squad and Copabella Tattiana is on the Development Squad.  Guru is also listed on the Equestrian Australia National 2016 Rio Squad.  
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Gatton Show Jumping Program 2014

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, April 21, 2014, In : General News 
The program for the Jumping at this years Gatton Show is now available on the Gatton Show Page.  We are hosting the 2014 Queensland State Show Jumping Championships and would like to thank all of our wonderful and generous sponsors.

Stable Booking Form will be released on the Gatton Show website and here on the 1st June.  It will be a first in basis for the stables.  No phone bookings via Cam or Office.  Only forms with payment.


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Jer Stirrups

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, April 21, 2014, In : General News 
We are very happy to announce that Jer Stirrups will be supplying the Trophy Stirrups for a third year at the Australian Show Jumping Championships.  Australia's premier event.  

Check out the catalogue on the Jer Page.  Orders being placed this week.  Personilise your performance.



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Mitavite Feed - Nothing compares.

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, April 21, 2014, In : General News 
We are very proud to be Partnered Riders with Mitavite.  We have used their products for over 22 years and our horses always look and perform and their very best.  X tra Cool, Performa 3 Oil, Power On, Munga, Xtru Barley can all be found in our feed shed.  Economical top quality products a must for all stables.
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Toowoomba Royal Show

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, April 20, 2014, In : General News 
Well not much jumping to be had at Toowoomba this year with record rainfall and the jumping cancelled after day one.  Quality Euro still on a winning streak won the 1.20m Class in very muddy conditions.  We opted not to start the horses in the 1.35m class in case they got injured.  
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Atherton Clinic & Mudgeeraba Twilight Lessons

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, March 20, 2014, In : General News 
Clem was up in Atherton on the weekend for the first time and had a great two days coaching some very keen riders.  Big thanks to Jenn for organising everything Clem is looking forward to heading back up soon.  

Wednesday Evening saw Clem coaching at Mudgeeraba for Twilight Lessons great to see some new faces and all the regulars, thanks Mudgeeraba Pony Club & Kirsten for organising things.

We have a full quota of breakers and horses on training here that are all progressing very well.  Very bu...
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Kids Equestrian Carnival - 31st May

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, March 20, 2014, In : General News 
Clem and Florina featuring in the add for the upcoming Kids Equestrian Carnival on the 31st May.  Should be a great day out and Clem is doing a jumping display.



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Mitavite Power On

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Saturday, March 15, 2014, In : General News 
Mitavite have an extensive range of feed and products to suit all horses.  In our feed shed you can find many of their products such as Extra Cool, Extru Barley, Sustainer, Bonafide, Performa 3 Oil as well as Power On.  

VITAMITE POWER-ON is a highly digestible, steam extruded, concentrated rice extract that is suitable to be added to all equine diets to provide high levels of oil and cool energy to assist with conditioning and top line. Power-On provides a cool, safe, sustained energy level t...

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Gatton Show - Qld State Titles 2014

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, March 10, 2014, In : General News 
We have been rapt by the support of so many generous people who have pledged to sponsor at the Qld State Show Jumping Titles being hosted by Gatton Show in July.  We have put together a three day program with $15,000 prize money up for grabs.  Here is a list of the sponsors so far:  thank you.  We still have some sponsorship opportunities available.

Boral
Queensland Showjumping
Langfield Lodge
Horseland Ipswich
Mitavite
MI Helicoptors
M & T Diesel Repairs - Merrick & Teneal Ubank
Tony Sears Racing
Tom...
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Calliope PC Clinic

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, March 3, 2014, In : General News 
Clem had a great couple of days coaching 24 very keen riders at Calliope Pony Club over the weekend.  Big thanks to Kate & Misty for organising everything and your hospitality.  He will be back up there in June/July and then September.  

Clem will be coaching at Mudgeeraba this Wednesday and then off to Atherton in a fortnights time.



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Mitavite

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Friday, February 28, 2014, In : General News 
We use and recommend Mitavite Feed and the results speak for themselves our horses not only look great but perform at the very top level.  They have top products to suit all horses at very economical prices.  Keep an eye out Mitavite will have a new flash website up and running shortly.  



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Upcoming Clinics

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, In : General News 
Clem will be coaching this weekend at Calliope.  Other upcoming clinics will see Clem in Atherton Nth Qld, Mudgeeraba Twilight Lessons, NADEC Clinic and up to Darwin Jump Club.  It has been a busy year so far and we are only in February. Big thanks to all the organisers of the clinics your assistance is very much appreciated.  Thank you.
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Queensland Equestrian Awards Night

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, February 10, 2014, In : General News 
It was a lovely evening at the Queensland Equestrian Awards Night with some very deserved wins.  Clem was presented with a saddle from Aitkens Saddlery for Copabella Tattiana being the 2013 Future Star of the Year.  Big thanks to Aitkens for their generosity and support of jumping in Queensland.  It is very much appreciated and thanks to Carly Overton for running the series.

Clem had some intensive training with David Dobson yesterday which is part of the High Performance Program.  Clem & Guru...
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Update

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, February 6, 2014, In : General News 
We have been very busy at home finishing off another quota of breakers.  A real variety of lovely horses.  We ventured up to Stanthorpe Show last Friday for the day and took a few up for a run.  Jess had some fun with her two, she jumped some lovely rounds with a super clear in the 1.15m Class.  Copabella Tattiana picked up a third place and Kartoon de Breve popped around the Grand Prix Class for a 3rd place.  It was a nice day however the surface got quite heavy by the end of the day all in ...
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Show Jumps and Jump Trailer for Sale

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, January 23, 2014, In : General News 
Due to us being so busy we have reluctantly decided to put our set of Show Jumps and our Jump Trailer up for Sale.  It is a super little small business for any Club or Jumping Yard or Course Designer for Hiring out and using at home.  

A set of 12 Quality Jumps including 6 x Feature Wings all very attractive.  Everything you need to build a course including set of numbers, flags etc.  

Everything fits on the trailer and is very easy to unload and pack.  Trailer was carefully designed and easy t...
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Gatton Show 2014

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Wednesday, January 22, 2014, In : General News 

Gatton Show is proud to announce they will be hosting the 2014 Queensland State Show Jumping Championships.  

We will be putting the program together in the coming months and will post this on our website as soon as available.

The whole Show will now run over three days 17th 18th & 19th July, the night program will now be on the final night so that will really help us out  time wise not having to pull the jumps down etc.

We would like to thank our sponsors from previous years, your support has b...
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Jer Stirrups - Season Starter Order

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, January 21, 2014, In : General News 


We are getting together an order today.  Check out our Jer Page for the catalogue.  Work out what you like and then email for a pricing.  Big savings on shipping if placed today.
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Memories

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, January 21, 2014, In : General News 


Just love this photo.  Dark Ages was such a strong performer and one of the most competitive jumping horses in Australia for many years.  He gave Clem four World Cup wins plus too many Grand Prix wins to mention.  He was successful not only in Australia but gave Clem his first chance to compete as a Team Captain in New Zealand where they were placed 2nd Individually in the $50,000 Silver Fern Stakes

He is pictured here with Clem and with his very proud owner and breeder Neville Rose after winn...
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Update

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, January 20, 2014, In : General News 
Well things are very busy here at Balaam Downs with another full quota of horses here for starting and training.  They are made up of a big variety of sporthorses bred for jumping and dressage and camp drafting.  Some very lovely horses.  

Clem has been named a Finalist for the 2013 Equestrian Queensland Sports Person of the Year which is lovely.  We are looking forward to a great night out at the Awards Night where Clem will also receive his prize for wining the Aitkens Saddlery Future Star o...
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Rug Rippers - we have a few of these lol

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, January 16, 2014, In : General News 


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Gracie Jumping her PB

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Saturday, January 11, 2014, In : General News 

Our neice Grace came over today for a jump with her pony Rosie.  Clem gave her a lesson and she jumped her PB - highest jump ever 85cm.  Very proud of your great riding today :-)





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Equestrian Queensland 2013 Awards

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Friday, January 10, 2014, In : General News 
Clem has been nominated for the Sports Star of the Year 2013 - Equestrian Queensland.  Next week we will find out if he is a Finalist for this category.   This follows the wonderful season he had in 2013 with the Jumping Team.  

Clem has been a Finalist several times over the years, fingers crossed.





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Happy Riders

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Friday, January 10, 2014, In : General News 
Jess and her friend Valentina Aliprandi from Sydney enjoying a trail ride during the holidays.



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Mitavite

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Friday, January 10, 2014, In : General News 



We use and recommend Mitavite Horse Feed.  You can not go pass their feed for quality as well as being economical.

Mitavite are putting together a new website and we will let you know when it is up and running.  

We are very big fans of Mitavite Xtra Cool, Munga and Bonafide.



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Hawkesbury River Platinum Showjumping Saddle

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Friday, January 10, 2014, In : General News 
Clem and Jessie will be seen riding in the new Hawkesbury River Platinum Showjumping  Saddle”.  These saddles are super comfortable and are very well priced.  

Please feel free to ask us about the saddles and have a ride in one of ours.  .

Featuring calf skin leather for a beautiful soft seat and good grip.
In a flat seat with small knee & thigh blocks that don’t impede over a bigger fence.
Available in 16.5”, 17”, 17.5” & 18”
Gullet size:  Medium & Wide
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Mitavite

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Friday, January 10, 2014, In : General News 
Check out the great range of top quality feeds available from Mitavite.  We have been using these products for over 25 years.  The results speak for themselves.




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Update from home

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Friday, January 10, 2014, In : General News 
We have a full quota of breakers to be started, they are all purpose bred horses some for jumping and the rest for dressage a very nice lot.  

We have most of the Jumping Team back in work and are looking forward to starting at he Australia Day Championships in Toowoomba.

Clem has upcoming Clinics for NADEC on the Gold Coast as well as Atherton & Calliope.

It has been lovely to get some nice rain to freshen things up after the very hot weather.



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Year of the Horse 2014

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Friday, January 10, 2014, In : General News 
Well every year is year of the horse for us.  But I think 2014 is going to be a great one.
Good luck to everyone and may there be loads of wonderful horsey moments for everyone.



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Merry Christmas

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, December 23, 2013, In : General News 




Merry Christmas from Clem, Sharlene & Jessie.   Photo is of Jessie with her two lovely horses, Belcam Cosmic and Isle of Nahru and our truck mascot Honey.

We would like to wish everyone a very special Christmas.

A big thank you to all our Client's we have enjoyed working with so many lovely horses this season it has been very rewarding.  Thanks to all the people that help organised Clem's Clinics your help is very much appreciated and he looks forward to catching up with you all again in 2014. ...

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Dog Jumping

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Wednesday, December 18, 2013, In : General News 
Here is a great photo of our watchdog Tammy jumping in the Dog High Jump at Shepparton World Cup Show.



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South East Asian Games - Myanmar

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, December 17, 2013, In : General News 

We were pretty happy to hear today that the horse's  that were sourced here at Balaam Downs for the South East Asian Games are all doing very well in Myanmar.  

Two of them were placed 7th & 8th in the Individual Dressage.

Today was the Team Jumping in which they all placed in the Top 15 so go on to the Individual Finals.  

They all finished Individually 7th, 8th & 12th.  

It was great too see them all being competitive and well behave.  Myanmar Equestrian had them all looking very good and it lo...
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Dreamaway - Old Tom

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, December 17, 2013, In : General News 
Well we are more than happy that Dreamaway - Old Tom is off to a new home.  He is a great old horse and is going off to live with Tayla Parlevliet.  This old boy has had some wonderful homes and has been passed along from rider to rider.  He has never been sold just handed down.  He was a World Cup Showjumper with Jamie Coman and then was ridden by his daughter Hayley Coman then James Hethrington who passed him onto our daughter Jessie.  This week he goes to Tayla.  We are looking forward to ...
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First Outing

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Friday, December 13, 2013, In : General News 








We took two of our young ones out to Gatton Jump Club yesterday afternoon.  It was their very first jumping outing off our property.  Both boys behaved very well coping with the indoor , different jumps and all the horses lined up.  

The Bay one is Phonix who is by Elias and out of Florina he has just turned 4yo, he has a perfect attitude to everything and we are very excited by his attitude to jumping and his careful jump.  The chestnut gelding is Thoroughbred by General Nedym who had a wonde...
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Quality Euro aka Crumbles

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, December 12, 2013, In : General News 
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Here is a photo of Quality Euro aka Crumbles at Shepparton World Cup Show competing in the Mini Prix.  He is a lovely horse with an exceptional nature and an absolute pleasure to have in our Jumping Team.  He is owned by Heath & Krissy Harris of Sydney and was imported from the UK a couple of years ago.  Clem is looking forward to a big year with this super careful horse next season.
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A lovely summers day at Balaam Downs

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Clinics 2014

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, December 5, 2013, In : General News 
Clem is already taking bookings for well into 2014.  Clinics will start with Dalby on the 11th & 12th January.  If you or your club are thinking of planning a clinic please email or give us a call to pencil in your date required.  
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Young Stock

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, In : General News 



It has been very pleasing and rewarding to bring a couple of young ones into work while the main jumping team is spelling.  The brown gelding is a 4yo out of Florina by Elias and the Chestnut is a Thoroughbred Gelding off the track 6 months.  Both have super jumps.

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Showjumping Team having a Spell

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, November 28, 2013, In : General News 


Well our team of Show Jumpers are finally having a well deserved spell. 2013 has been huge for us some highlights were. Guru & Clem were Runner Up Australian Champions obtained their COC and was named on the National Rio Squad. Clem & Kartoon placing 6th Overall. Clem was Reserve on the Australian Team & then ran 2nd on the Queensland Team, Tattiana was Reserve Champion in the Australian Championship Ruby Series. Guru won the Len & Betty McVean Memorial Grand Prix as well as placing top...

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Christmas Orders

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Wednesday, November 27, 2013, In : General News 

 
We are taking orders for Christmas for Jer Stirrups up till close of business today.  Check out the Jer Page for the Catalogue.  Colour co-ordinate, engrave or get your bling on.  

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Horse Training & Clinics

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, November 25, 2013, In : General News 
We  now have a full quota of breakers and horses in for training before Christmas and are now taking bookings for February 2014 and beyond.  Clem is also getting booked for Jumping Clinics well into 2014 please make contact if you wish to book a clinic or for your horse booking.
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NADEC Clinic

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, November 25, 2013, In : General News 
Clem is doing a clinic on Saturday at Mudgeeraba for NADEC.  Please make contact with the club to see if there are any vacancies.
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Another Great Photo of Guru by Stephen Mowbray

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, In : General News 


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Guru Photo - by Stephen Mowbray :-)

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, In : General News 


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Equitana Day 1

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, November 7, 2013, In : General News 
 
  

We were very happy with Clem & Guru placing 7th in the Warm Up Class at Equitana yesterday.  They jumped a four fault round over the 1.40m - 1.45m John Vallance built track.    It was super to see the Queensland boys up in the placings and congrats to Billy & Stardom on their win.  Looking forward to the World Cup Class - Equestrian Australia Grand Final tonight.

Here is a photo of them in the trot up taken by Jenny Shepard.



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Breakers

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, November 4, 2013, In : General News 



We have had a full stable of breakers this month, a lovely variety purpose bred jumpers and dressage horses.  Here is a photo of Tammy Simmons having her first ride on her homebred 3yo mare Corinda by Bellhaven Coraldo.  This mare has an amazing temperment and a lovely type. 

We are taking bookings now for late January and February for horses to be started or jumping training. 
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NADEC - November

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, In : General News 
Clem will be doing another Clinic for NADEC at Mudgeeraba.  It will be on the 30th November.  Please contact NADEC to see if there are any vacancies. The Clinic last Sunday was a great success with 13 riders having two group lessons each allowing for some great improvements over the day.  Thanks to the Baldwin Family once again for your organising of everything, much appreciated.

Clem will also being doing a One Day Clinic on the 2nd December with the Mudgeeraba Pony Club.  For enquires contac...
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Breaker Update

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, October 27, 2013, In : General News 
It is always nice to see the horses Clem has started out and about.  Kirstie Ansell had her lovely black mare Ellie out for the first time this weekend at the Moreton Championships.  Ellie was broken in back in May and has just now had her first trot around a 60cm class.  Kirsty said 'She was great you guys do the most amazing job with them".  This purpose bred showjumper was a pleasure to work with and looks like she has a very promising career as a star showjumper. 
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Mitavite - When Performance matters....

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Equitana Sydney 2013

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, October 27, 2013, In : General News 
Remember to check out the Mitavite Stand and Open Nutrition Stand at Equitana.  They are both having some super specials and daily competitions.  Also a great chance to ask any questions about the products.  We are looking forward to competing in the Warm Up Class on Thursday morning and the Equestrian Grand Final on the Friday Night.
   
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NADEC Clinic

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, October 27, 2013, In : General News 
Clem is coaching today at a one day clinic organised by NADEC.  Big thanks to the Baldwin Family for organising everything always a pleasure to teach at Mudgeeraba. 

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Bookings for 2014

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, October 20, 2013, In : General News 
We are now taking bookings for Breakers & Horses for Jump Training and General work from January 2014.  Please email or give us a call to book in to avoid disappointment.  We have a full stable here at the moment with some very nice purpose bred Jumpers and Dressage horses.  Then we will have another full quota for the next session which will be finished prior to Christmas.  Congratulations to the Queensland owners and breeders of these lovely horses they are certainly credit to you.
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River Downs Jump Club

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, October 20, 2013, In : General News 


We had a lovely morning at River Downs, thanks to Donny & Karen for your hospitality.  Was a great chance to get Jess & her new boys out and they had some super rounds.  We also took Quality Euro for a run and he jumped perfect in all his rounds.  
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Show Jumping Team

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Friday, October 18, 2013, In : General News 
We are really looking forward to the next run of shows.  The jumping team are all back in work after a short spell to freshen them up after their successful trip down south.  The truck is full with Jessie now having two lovely horses Belcam Cosmic and Isle of Nahru.  Clem will have three competitive Grand Prix horses, Guru, Kartoon de Breve and Florina.  Quality Euro & Copabella Tattiana who are both jumping at Mini Prix Level and both super against the clock.  Also our two young horses, Alit...
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Belcam Cosmic

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, October 14, 2013, In : General News 

We would like to welcome Belcam Cosmic to our team. Colin is a super lovely horse which has been trained and campaigned by our good friend Kristy Bruhn since she purchased him as a weanling from Belcam Stud.  Kristy and Colin have been at the top level for many years and have won and placed in so many Grand Prix & Championship Classes, he is an absoltue credit to Kristy.  We are very happy to be able to purchase a horse of tthis standard for Jessie.  They will take their time to form a partn...
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Another photo of Kenny at Australian Titles

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, October 13, 2013, In : General News 


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Dalby Clinic

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, October 13, 2013, In : General News 
Clem had a very pleasant couple of days coaching at the Dalby Showgrounds.  Always super fun to get back and teach these keen country kids.  Big thanks to Kellie Wenning for organising everything and your wonderful hospitality.  The clinics have been a huge success with riders getting jumping coaching from Clem and flatwork from Elva Christensen.  


Here are some photo's from the Clinic.  Allie is riding the dapple grey and Zayleah is on the white pony. Both up and coming world cup riders. A ...
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Mudgeeraba Twilight Lessons

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Friday, October 11, 2013, In : General News 
Clem will be back at Mudgeeraba for Twilight Lessons next Wednesday afternoon. 

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Croftlea Merry Dance

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Friday, October 11, 2013, In : General News 
We are reluctantly putting Croftlea Merry Dance on the market.  She is the Ultimate Childs Show Jumper.  Jessie is moving onto another horse to jump in the bigger Junior Classes.  Meg is extremely quiet and has an unflappable temperament in any show environment.  Throughout her career she has won Grand Prixs, Mini Prix and Futurity Classes.  Over the last few years she has been a super performer winning Junior & Young Rider State Titles and many championships.   This season she has won and pl...
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Upcoming Dalby Clinic

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, In : General News 
This weekend will see Clem doing a Clinic in Dalby at the show grounds.  This is always a great weekend organised by Kellie Wenning.  Clem does the jumping and Elva Christenson does the flat work.  The riders of all ages always get a lot out of it.

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Calliope Clinic

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, In : General News 
Clem had a great couple of days up in Calliope doing a clinic for the local Hack & Pony Club.  Big thanks to everyone that help organise everything and he is looking forward to catching up again in the New Year.  Hope it was enjoyed by all.

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Mitavite & McGrath Foundation

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, October 3, 2013, In : General News 
Great product with money from each sale going to the McGrath Foundation.  Something very close to my heart.


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New home for Vidori

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, October 3, 2013, In : General News 
We would like to congratulate the new owner of Vidori and we are looking forward to seeing them together in the jumping ring soon.  We are certainly going to miss Tori very much, he is such a character and much loved by us all.

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Open Nutrition - Pro Joint Formula

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, October 3, 2013, In : General News 

We proudly use and recommend :

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Calliope Clinic

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, October 3, 2013, In : General News 
Clem will back at Calliope this weekend doing a two day clinic.  Looking forward to catching up with everyone there for a big two days of jumping.

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Newspaper Article

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, October 3, 2013, In : General News 
Here is an article that was in yesterday's Gatton Star about Clem & Guru.

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Maryborough Clinic

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Saturday, September 28, 2013, In : General News 

Here is a  couple of photo's of Clem coaching today at the clinic up in Maryborough. Clem reports he has had a great day with some very enthusiastic riders. Looking forward to another day tomorrow. Photos of Michaela Roos and Billie Dries taken by Trinity Dunning.
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Horses needed...

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Saturday, September 28, 2013, In : General News 
Looking to buy  horses to go to Asia for the South East Asian Games. They must be 15.2h +, 12yo or under, able to jump 1.10 -1.15m and do a basic dressage test. The horses need to be genuine, brave and rideable with no soundness or behavioural issues. If they have good competition history it will be looked on favourably. The purchasers will be in Australia for inspections around the  9th October.  Please phone Sharlene if you have any for sale that would suit this job or email me on balaamdo...

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Guru Runner Up Australian Champion 2013 - Photo's

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Friday, September 27, 2013, In : General News 


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Clinics

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Friday, September 27, 2013, In : General News 
Clem is at Maryborough coaching this weekend.  Upcoming clinics are in Calliope and Dalby.  For further details send us and email or call for contact details of organisers.  A big thanks to the co-ordinators of these clinics. 

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More on Aus Titles

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, In : General News 


Clem was a Reserve for the Australian Team but was also a member of the Queensland State Team consisting of himself, Robert Moffatt, Merrick Ubank and David Goodwin.  The boys went awesome in the Teams Event which was held in conjunction with the 2nd round of the Senior Title, finishing in 2nd Place just four faults behind the Australian Team.

Guru also received his COC Certificate of Capability which is a requirement for riders wishing to compete at the upcoming World Equestrian Games 2014 in...
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Vidori Offered for Sale

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, In : General News 


We are offering Vidori for sale to the very best of homes only.  He is a much loved member of our jumping team.  Tori is 8yo 16.3hh Gelding by Vivant and was bred by the Chuggs.  We have owned and him since he was 3yo.  He is the Runner Up 2013 State D Grade Show Jumping Champion and has just finished a successful campaign down South which saw him win and place at Gawler World Cup Show and also place at Adelaide Royal Show.  He is very honest and careful.  A lovely horse to handle in every wa...
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More great photo's by Jess from Adelaide

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, September 17, 2013, In : General News 


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Open Nutrition -Pro Race

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, September 16, 2013, In : General News 



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Oceanic Teams Challenge NZ vs Aus

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, September 16, 2013, In : General News 
We are very excited that Guru and Clem have been named as Reserves on the Australian Team for the Oceanic Teams Challenge against New Zealand.  This is being held in conjunction with the second class of the Senior Titles Event at the Australian Show Jumping Championships this week.  Guru has only just stepped up to jumping at this level and it is wonderful that he has some recognition for his talent and jumping future. 

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Australian League World Cup Standings & Golden Grand

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, September 3, 2013, In : General News 
As at today we are pretty happy to say that Guru is the current Leading Horse in the prestigious National 'Golden Grand Award and Kartoon de Breve in in second.  Very exciting.   This leasderboard is based on the horses competing in the Australian League World Cup Classes.  See on right side of this feed for the current leader board.  Clem is in 5th place on the Australian League World Cup Standings for Riders.  We have now twice not picked the right world cup horse and have paid the penalty ...
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Bit of History

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Friday, August 30, 2013, In : General News 
This is a list of the South Australian Indoor Champions - One of our Grand Prix Horses was bred in South Australia and half owned by Leanne Bruggemann.  In 1996 his Dam Dove ridden  by Leanne won the Championship and his Sire Belcam Gambler has won this four times including 2012.  Got to love a bit of history here at Mallala Equestrian Centre which is also the home of Belcam Gambler.


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Trip to the South

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Friday, August 30, 2013, In : General News 
We have had a wonderful trip down South.  The weather is currently perfect and we are looking forward to the Gawler World Cup Show this weekend.  We are based at the Mallala Equestrian Centre and we would like to thank both the Brice and Clark Family for their hospitality.  What a wonderful property in such a lovely setting.  World Class Indoor Arena and wonderful facilities.  Here is a photo of Jessie riding in the John Brice Indoor Arena today.  John is sadly missed but can be extremely pro...
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Open Nutrition Sponsorship

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, August 29, 2013, In : General News 
We are very proud to announce a new sponsorship for our team - Open Nutrition.  They have some top shelf products available with the highest level of Active Ingredients making them the most powerful and legal supplements on the market for example  Recovery X Paste, Pro Joint Repair and Pre Race.  Check out their website www.opennutrition.com.au and use the promo code 'openat20' to receive a 20% introductory discount. 


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JRS Photography

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, August 26, 2013, In : General News 

Another great photo by our daughter Jessie.  She is really taking some top class photo's and is pretty proud to be asked to take photo's for the upcoming Australian Show Jumping Titles. This Kartoon de Breve in the World Cup at Caboolture.


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Mitavite

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, August 22, 2013, In : General News 
We are very proud to have been sponsored by and feeding Mitavtie over the last 23 years.  Our horses always look great and perform top class.  We feed Munga, Xtra Cool, Bonafide and Performa Oil.  Economical and first class.


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Mudgeeraba Pony Club - Night Lessons

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, August 22, 2013, In : General News 

A big thanks to the Mudgeeraba Pony Club for hosting my twilight lessons on Monday Night.  It was a great turn out and riders and horses went very well.  Looking forward to heading back down soon.  Coaching at Boonah on Saturday.  Upcoming clinic at Maryborough in September. 
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Upcoming Clinics

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, August 8, 2013, In : General News 
Clem has upcoming clinics in Mudgeeraba on the Gold Coast Monday 19th August, Boonah and Maryborough.  If you live in these areas and are interested please email and I can pass on contact details. 

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Jer Stirrup Special

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, July 30, 2013, In : General News 

We are offering free shipping for orders placed today.  Check out Jer page for catalogues.

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Mitavite Munga and the McGrath Foundation

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, July 14, 2013, In : General News 
Great news to hear that the $1 Donation from every bag of Munga sold goes to the McGrath Foundation now until the end of December.  Great stuff Mitavite. 



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Hendra Season

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, In : General News 
With the months May to September having more and more cases of Hendra we have decided that horses coming to our property during this period of time should preferably be vaccinated against Hendra.  We are aware that some owners have still not vaccinated for numerous reasons ie racing etc  We will still be taking these horses but ask that 21 days prior to them arriving here that they are stabled or yarded and feed/watered away from trees etc and will be asking the owners to sign a Horse Health ...
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We use and recommned Mitavite Performa 3

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, In : General News 

All oils provide the same level of energy but that doesn't make all oils the same.

Despite what some manufacturers may imply, whether it's Canola, Cottonseed, Safflower, Sunflower or Linseed oil being used, the available energy from all oils is equal.

Trainers and owners of horses in racing and other performance fields are aware that adding oils to feed provides an additional or alternative source of en...


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Clinic

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, In : General News 
Clem enjoyed his twilight lessons at Nerang on Monday.  It was well organised and good to see some new faces.
Looking forward to the next one.

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Sponsorship

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, July 8, 2013, In : General News 
We are very happy to be able to be a sponsor at the upcoming Australian Showjumping Championships being held in Victoria in late September.  We will be supplying a pair of Stirrups from the JER Range for the winners of the Junior, Young Rider & Senior Title Classes.  They are valued at approx. $350.00 per pair and certainly make a lovely trophy. 

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Youngstock

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, July 8, 2013, In : General News 
Here is a photo of one of our young horses.  He is out of Florina by Elias C.  Finix is rising four and Jess gave him his first ever jump under saddle.  To say the least we are very excited by him.

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Show Jumps for Hire

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, July 4, 2013, In : General News 
Our new full set of top quality jumps is ready for hire all set up on a trailer for delivery to your venue.   They are booked for the upcoming shows at Gatton Ag Show and Glen Haven Grand Prix Show.  Please email or phone to make a booking. 

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At home - Balaam Downs

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, July 4, 2013, In : General News 
Things are busy here at home after the trip down south to the winter championships with the jumping team  Thankfully the rain has stopped and things are drying out.  We are booked out with breakers and horses here on training.  Things are organised for the jumping at the upcoming Gatton Show.  Clem inspected the grounds and they look great, being aerated today and with the predicted rain between now and the show things should be spot on for some top jumping.

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Kartoon de Breve at Tamworth

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, July 1, 2013, In : General News 
Photo Credit - Furdography thanks Rachael


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Australian Titles 2013 - Promo Video

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, In : General News 
On the right hand side of this feed is the Promo Video for the upcoming 2013 Australian Titles.  Clem and Florina feature about half way through.  We are looking forward to competing there again this year.  It was definitely the show of the season last year.
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Gatton Ag Show

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, In : General News 
Due to the big numbers expected we have decided to run the show now over three days starting at 2pm on Thursday.  The Show Office advised today that the stables are already booked out.  New program on Show Page.
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At home

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Saturday, June 8, 2013, In : General News 
Here is a photo of Jess working Florina on the flat today.  She loved every minute of her ride I have never seen her so excited from riding a horse on the flat.  She is a lovely mare and beautifully educated.



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New Show Jumps for Hire

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, June 6, 2013, In : General News 
Here is part of the set of new Show Jumps we have for hire.  You will see them soon at upcoming shows in July & August. Please email or phone to make bookings.  Will be on a trailer and delivered to your venue.  A big thanks to Anthony Thomas of Southern Sport Horses for getting it all together for us.
  

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Breaking & Training Vacancies

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, June 6, 2013, In : General News 
We have vacancies available for booking for Clem to Break In, General/Remedial Work, or Jumping Training of your horse from late September & October.  Please email or call to make a booking or enquiry with regards to costs etc.  A great time of year to get your horse started.





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Thank you

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, In : General News 
We use and recommend Mitavite Feed. JER Stirrups and are also proudly supported by Sandale Saddlery and Stubben Australia. We would like to thank all of our owners, supporters and sponsors. The Jumping Team have a big 4 months ahead leading up to the 2013 Australian Showjumping Titles in Victoria and without you guys it would not be possible thank you :-).

 

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Jer Stirrups

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, In : General News 
I am currently putting together an order for stirrups.  Check out our Jer Page for the catalogue.  Personalize  your performance.  A super product that makes the very best of presents.  Clem and Jessie swear by them.  Work out what combination you like best and then I can price up.  They take a week to manufacture and a week to get here.  You will be riding in them in no time.  Look great for the upcoming season of big shows.
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Home front Update

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, June 4, 2013, In : General News 
Firstly we would like to welcome our new groom Amelie from Sweden. :-)

Well we are very busy here with a full quota of breakers.  Some promising racehorses as well as some lovely purpose Bred Jumpers by Cassini II, Diarado, and Fairbanks Catargo also big moving dressage youngstock by Lauries As.

Big thanks to the Calliope Hack & Pony Club for organising the recent Clinic looking forward to the next one just working on some dates.  Next Mudgeeraba Clinic will be held early July during the school...
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Show Jump Hire

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, May 30, 2013, In : General News 
We will have our new jumps here shortly and the full set will be ready for hire.  It is a modern lightweight and attractive and would suit any type of competition from Pony Club though to World Cup.  Please check with us re bookings ie date availability and day rates.
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NADEC Twilight Lessons

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, May 30, 2013, In : General News 
Finally the weather allowed for the NADEC Wednesday Twilight lessons to go ahead.  It was really good to see some new faces from the Mudgeeraba Pony Club in attendance.  Thanks to the Baldwins once again for organising things.  
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Some great Photo's taken by Jessie

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, May 23, 2013, In : General News 
Kartoon de Breve in the Grand Prix 5th Place at Qld State Titles 2013 and Vidori 2nd 1.15m State Titles 2013

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Photos of Guru and Florina

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, In : General News 
Guru winning Section Two Melbourne Royal Show 2012


Florina jumping to 8th Place Australian Showjumping Championships 2012


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NADEC Lessons

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, In : General News 
Unfortunately the afternoon lessons at NADEC this afternoon have been cancelled for today due to the wet weather they are being rescheduled for next Wednesday.  Thanks very much to Mandie & Ian Baldwin for organising these sessions it is very much appreciated.
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2013 Gatton Show

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, May 20, 2013, In : General News 
A slightly amended program has been uploaded on the Gatton Show page with starting times.  Once again a big thank you to all our sponsors.  Graeme Watts is our Course Builder, Avril Hawthorne our Official Judge and our super pencillors are once again Vicki Townson & Ruth Sedger. :-)
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Premonition at State Titles 2013

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, May 19, 2013, In : General News 
Here are a couple of photo's taken by Premonitions owners, showing his careful technique.  He is also jumping their jump 'Hungry Jacks'

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Groom/Rider Required - Immediate Start

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, May 13, 2013, In : General News 
We have a position available for an experieced full time groom/rider.  Live in with own room & bathroom.  Meals with family plus wage.  All general stable dutes included.  Some riding of yougstock & exercise of jumping horses.  Travel to top jumping compeitions.  Email or telephone for further details.  
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Premonition

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, May 12, 2013, In : General News 
Premonition jumping at the Qld Country Championships 2013.  Making sure he doesn't touch a thing.  photo by Jess
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Home News & Upcoming Clinics & Comps

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, May 12, 2013, In : General News 
Later this week we will be competing at the Qld State Titles at Gympie Show.  Clem has upcoming Clinics in the next couple of months on the Gold Coast, Maryborough, Calliope and Tamworth.  If you live in these areas please message or call for contacts and locations.  We have a big couple of months with some lovely horses coming to be started.  Very excited to have Florina & Guru returning to work after short spells.  
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Jessie

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, April 28, 2013, In : General News 
A lovely photo of Jess multi tasking at the ring, photo's and groom. 


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Clinics

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Saturday, April 27, 2013, In : General News 
Clem is coaching today at a NADEC Clinic at the Southport Pony Club Grounds.  Big thanks to the Baldwins for organising everything once again.  Great weather.  Clem coached at a recent NQ Jump Club thanks to Robert for your hospitality and to Wayne Shepherd for all your help during the days, always nice to be in Cairns.  Upcoming clinics will be in Maryborugh & Calliope in June.
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Gatton Show

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Saturday, April 27, 2013, In : General News 
Program & Stable Booking Form now available on the Gatton Show Page on our website. :-)
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Showjumping Course / Equipment for Hire

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Friday, April 26, 2013, In : General News 
From mid June we will have a full set of first class showjumpong equipment for hire.  The couse will have seven feature fences with matching wings, the fill is a variety of gates, planks & liverpools.  Breakawy Cups & Keyhole Wings.  All light weight and very attractive.
 
Booking can be made by either calling on 0409 630589 or email balaamdowns@bigpond.com.  
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Gatton Show 19th & 20th July 2013

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, April 22, 2013, In : General News 
We are putting together the program for this years show.  Looking like being another big one with many Southerners coming up to compete.  It is a great little show run starting at Gatton Show then Glen Haven Park Show the next week and then back to Gatton for the World Cup Weekend.  The grounds are looking good.  Big thanks to the Sponsors that have already pledged their support very much appreciated.
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Happy Client

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, April 14, 2013, In : General News 
Hi Clem, Mischa is going really really well undersaddle, she's so quiet and so easy! Thank you for doing another fantastic job with breaking in my horses. :)

Brooke Clifford

This horse went home last week after being here for four weeks breaking in.  Another happy client and horse.
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Mitavite Munga

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, April 14, 2013, In : General News 
This is seriously one of the best feeds to hit the market.  The horses absolutely love it and it improves top line very fast with the best of coats.  Great for horses that cannot handle a lot of grain.  Also a $1.00 from every bag sold until end of June goes to the Breast Cancer Foundation.
 
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Home front up date

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, April 14, 2013, In : General News 
Well we have had some very lovely breakers as usual through the place in the last month including future jumping and dressage super stars also some very lovely race horses.  Good luck to all in their future careers.  Clem has been coaching both at home and away working with some lovely riders and horses.  Premonition is back in the stables today to get ready for the rest of the season.  We are looking forward to the Western Run which is always a lot of fun catching up and some great jumping o...
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Jessie at Warwick.

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, April 14, 2013, In : General News 
On the right hand side of the news feed is a video link of Jessie & Croftlea Merry Dance competing at Warwick.
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Clinics

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, April 1, 2013, In : General News 
Sorry for being off air, have had major troubles with out internet connection.  Clem has had some very well attended and extremely well orgainised Clinics over the last month.  A big thanks to everyone that attended and helped at NADEC, Calliope and Cairns.  Good luck to all competing this week at the Pony Club State Titles at Beaudesert. Upcomingt Clinics are in Cairns, Maryborough, Calliope and Darwin.  If you are in these areas and interested in attending please email for organiser's conta...
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Bonafide Add featuring Jessie's Photo's & Clem riding Alina.

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, March 17, 2013, In : General News 
This is a great proudct which we have been using for over four years on all our competition horses and youngstock.
 
 
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Premonition at Tamworth 2013

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, In : General News 

 
 
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Video of Jess

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, March 11, 2013, In : General News 
To the right of this news feed is a lovely video of Jess and Croftlea Merry Dance at Tamworth.  Thanks to her media team of Sam & Carly Overton for putting together the video and photo's  
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Jer Stirrups Leading Horse 2013

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, March 11, 2013, In : General News 
We were very happy to sponsor at the Tamworth Indoor Championships with the Jer Leading Horse of the Show.  The winner was Brooke Langbecker's Alices Wonderland who won with 14 points.  Copabella Tattiana with Clem was runner up with 13 points.  Brooke will be now lucky to ride in a pair of lovely engraved Jer Ace Stirrups in Black.
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Congratulations

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, February 26, 2013, In : General News 
A big congratulations to Toby McIntosh on winning the Clem Smith Showjumping Leading Rider at the Sunshine Coast Grand Weekend.  
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Upcoming Clinics

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, February 26, 2013, In : General News 
Clem's Upcoming Clinics are Cairns, NADEC & Calliope in March, Cairns again in April.  If you are in any of these areas send us an email and I can give you the contact details for the organisers.
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National and State Squads Announced 2013

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, February 25, 2013, In : General News 
Florina has once again been selected on the Equestrian Australia National Showjumping Squad, this year the Squad she is on is known as the 2016 Rio (Olympic) Squad.  She was also named on the 2013  Queensland Elite Squad and Guru was also named on the 2013 Queensland Development Squad.  Clem is looking forward to some Squad Training this season with the National Coach Rod Brown.
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Grand Weekend 2013

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, February 14, 2013, In : General News 
Good luck to everyone at the Sunshine Coast Grand Weekend and remember to sharpen your spurs and try and win the Clem Smith Showjumping Leading Rider of the Show.  
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Vale - Colin Meagher

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, In : General News 
We were devastated to hear that early this week Colin Meagher lost his battle with cancer.  Both Clem and myself have known him for many many years.  I grew up on the Gold Coast and Col seemed to be at every thing we went too.  He was also father to my longtime friend Heidi.  Col was one of the nicest people I have ever met and a true gentleman.  He had some of the nicest jumpoing horse around and enjoyed his showjumping very much.  RIP Col you will never be forgotten....
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Breakers

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, In : General News 
Clem works with many types and breeds of horses.  Early this season he started this lovely Fressian Stallion.

 
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Sponsorship

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, February 3, 2013, In : General News 
As the Australian Agent of Jer Stirrups we are very happy to announce that we are sponsoring at the upcoming Tamworth Indoor Showjumping Championships in March.  The winner of the Leading Horse will receive a pair of Ace Trophy Stirrups valued at over $300.00.  This is a great event at a super venue.  

 
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Premonition

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, February 3, 2013, In : General News 
Premi looking good training at home yesterday.
 
 
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Mitavite Bonafide Add

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Friday, February 1, 2013, In : General News 
Mitavite have just released the new add for their great product Bonafide.  We strongly recommned this product and have been using it on all our youngstock and performance horses.  Jessie took the photo's that appear in the add and Clem is featured riding our young mare Alite.  I have posted the add on the right hand side of the news page.


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Record Rainfall

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, January 27, 2013, In : General News 


Record rainfall here at Balaam Downs we have recorded over 13 inches in a couple of day.s  Lucky we are on a hill.  The horses are all high and dry in the stables.  

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Happy Australia Day

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Saturday, January 26, 2013, In : General News 


Happy Australia Day.  We are having a weekend at home as the Australia Day Champs at Toowoomba have been cancelled due to flooding rains.  Thinking of everyone we know up North.  We have had over 14 inches of rain at the Cattle Station in Central Queensland in only a few days.  Many people are having a bad time of it around Gladstone & Rocky and our hearts go out to them.  Nearly 100ml here and the Low has not arrived in the South East fingers crossed there is not too much flooding, we need r...
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Premonition (imp)

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Saturday, January 26, 2013, In : General News 



We hope Premonition Imp  (top) turns out just like his sire Perigueux  His technique is already very much like his sire.
 

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Jer Stirrups - Australia

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, January 22, 2013, In : General News 
Check out the Jer page on our website.  Take up the Season Starter Discount of 10%.  Choose type, colour and if you want engraving, diamantes, nation flag or jer emblem then inbox or email for price.  They don't take long to arrive in Aus usually 10 to 14 days from order.
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Mitavite Feed

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, January 22, 2013, In : General News 


We use and recommend Mitavite Feed and have done for 20 years.  Our horses not only look good but perform very well.  A quality product at an affordable price.  The Queensland Sales Rep is Rachel Lyle give her a call or email for some great deals.  Mobile: 0413 011 063
Email: rlyle@inghams.com.au

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Upcoming Cinics

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, January 21, 2013, In : General News 
February will see Clem doing a Clinic at Nerang and also Hervey Bay.  Regular lessons are still available by appointment at home here in Gatton.  Excellent jumping surface and equipment.  Clem is an Accredited Equestrian Australia NCAS Level 1 General Coach & PCA Level C.  
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Alite

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, January 21, 2013, In : General News 


Pretty happy to get the name we wanted from EA for Ally she is now officially known as 'Alite'.  She is a just turned 5yo by Alimo out of Alice.  She will be having her first Official Start on Saturday at Toowoomba.

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Beecher Equestrian Clinic

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, January 20, 2013, In : General News 
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Clem enjoyed his Clinic at Beecher Equestrian.  A big thanks to Jeanette for organising everything and being a great host. Super jumping by all.  

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Toowoomba Jump Club

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, January 20, 2013, In : General News 
Jess & I had a lovely day out at Toowoomba Jump Club today.  Thanks to Carly & Sam for giving us a lift.  Sure is easy going with one horse and not even having to drive.  Jess & Meg (Croftlea Merry Dance) had some super training rounds.
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Jumping at home - Jess & Croftlea Merry Dance (NZ)

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Wednesday, January 16, 2013, In : General News 

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Arnage Fantasy

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, January 14, 2013, In : General News 
A big congratulations to Arnage Fantasy who won the 4yo Young Horse Dressage at Werribee on the weekend.  Fantasy was bred by Arnage Stud and was broken in by Clem.  She is by Ferroro Rocher.  Congrats to all concerned
   
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Sunshine Coast Jump Club Grand Weekend 15/16 Feb 2013

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, January 14, 2013, In : General News 
We are proud to announce we are sponsoring at the Sunshine Coast Jump Clubs Grand Weekend which is on the 15th & 16th Feb at the Nambour Showgrounds.  Looking forward to two big days of jumping.
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Premonition

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, January 14, 2013, In : General News 
We are happy to see Premonition back in our stable after completing his stud duites at Arnage Stud.  Premi is the first, purely showjumping, licensed, performance tested Hannoverian stallion to be imported to Australia.  We are looking forward to his first Official Jumping Star and a very competitive year aheadt.  


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Keen up and coming pupils at Dalby.

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, January 13, 2013, In : General News 
Thanks Kellie for the lovely photo & your help at the Dalby Clinic.  Clem really enjoyed the clinic and is looking forward to next time, when he gets the Indoor (lol).  
 
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Dalby Clinic

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Friday, January 11, 2013, In : General News 
Clem is teaching today in Dalby.  Having a very early start 5.30am to beat the heat.   Clem had the Indoor Arena last school but this time it is the Flatwork Instructior Elva Christensen turn.  Clem really enjoys doing these Clinics they are very well organised and full of good old Country enthusiasm.  A big thanks to Kellie for organising everything and your wonderful hospitality it is very much appreciated.  
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Travelling in style !

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Friday, January 11, 2013, In : General News 
Our trailer is now finished and looking great for the year ahead, the horses have loads of room and travel cool, we are pretty comfy too :-)

 
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Breaker Success

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Friday, January 11, 2013, In : General News 


It is always great to hear that horses we have broken in have gone on to be Champions.  Here is a picture of Remi Lady
 Locksley being named 5yo Dressage Champion last weekend and also  Remi Frangelica was named 4yo Champion.  Well done to Remi Stud and all involved.  


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At Work at home..

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, January 10, 2013, In : General News 



Clem & Jess at work at home today.  Clem is riding a lovely gelding by Fisherman's Friend & Jess is lunging a lovely Imported Hanoverian Filly both here being broken in.  

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Happy Customer

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, January 8, 2013, In : General News 


Had to share this lovely photo of Shawnee Johnston having her first ride on Albert.  Clem broke him in for Shawnee late last year..  He is a gentle giant, Clydie T/bred Cross.  Looking forward to their progress together.

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2013

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, January 7, 2013, In : General News 
Well things are well underway here at Balaam Downs for the 2013 Season. .  We have a nice lot of breakers in as well as some lovely young horses for jumping and general training.  Our team of jumpers is back in work and will start at some small competitions this month.  

Clem is booked for Clinics at Dalby, Gladstone, and Hervey Bay in the upcoming weeks.  A big thanks to the organisers and riders supporting these Clinics.

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Dressed to Impress - Horse Deals

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Friday, January 4, 2013, In : General News 

Clem and Florina featuring in the Dress to Impress section of Horse Deals January 13 Issue.  Lovely photo's thanks Julie Wilson.

 

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Merry Christmas

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Saturday, December 22, 2012, In : General News 
Well we are winding things up today for the 2012 season, last of the breakers going home.  We would like to thank everyone that has been part of our year here at Balaam Downs.  A big thank you to all of our owners and clients we have been very lucky to have worked with and campaigned a super bunch of quality horses, which certainly makes our job a pleasure.    Thankyou to our sponsor Mitavite, not hard to be proud of such good product.  Also thankyou to Jer Sitrrups and Stubben Australia who ...
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Gladstone Clinic

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, December 11, 2012, In : General News 
Clem really enjoyed his Clinic in Gladstone.  A big thanks to Jeanette and the gang at Beecher Equestrian for organising everything and your hospitality.  Looking forward to some more Clinics up that way in the New Year.
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Welcome home Meg

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, December 11, 2012, In : General News 

It is with much pleasure we welcome back Croftlea Merry Dance.  Meg was owned and campaigned by Clem to Grand Prix Level and was sold to Nicole Bruggemann from SA four years ago  Nicole has had great success with her winning many Junior & Young Rider Classes and State Titles and also jumping her to Grand Prix Level  Meg is an Irish Sporthorse who was imported from New Zealand by Carly Ovetton who also competed the mare up to C Grade she was bred by National Mitavite Manager Colin Price.  She ...
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On the home front..

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, December 11, 2012, In : General News 
Well things are busy here at Balaam Downs  We have a lovely group of young horses being started by Clem, a quality pack including some  purpose bred jumpers, imported dressage horses  an andulusian and even a fresian colt.  All coming along beautifully under saddle.  We have some new faces on the jumping team for 2013 which is exciting also we are looking forward to seeing Alina & Premonition progress to being competitive young horses.   Bookings are now being taken for Breakers and Training ...
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Gladstone Clinic

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, November 29, 2012, In : General News 
Clem will be teaching a two day clinic in Gladstone soon at Uptons's Beecher Equestrian Park.  If anyone is interested in the area please contact Jeanette.  upton.hire@bigpond.com
 
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2013 Clinics

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, November 29, 2012, In : General News 
Clem is already booked for many Clinics in 2013.  He will be in Dalby in January,  Darwin March & July, Calliope in March, June & Sept (tbc).  Chiltern November.  If you are in these areas and need some details just send us an email.
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For Sale - Young Horse Potential Plus

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, November 29, 2012, In : General News 
  
4yo T/bred Gelding Butch is for sale.  Priced to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efcPV3-_JCI&feature=youtu.besell Priced to sell.  Video of him free jumping.  He is very quiet and is in work with our 14yo daughter.  Basic flatwork training and early jumping training.    

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2013 Clinic Bookings

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, November 20, 2012, In : General News 
Clem has already received many booking for clinics in the upcoming Season.  If your club is looking at doing something it might be best to give him a call or email with dates asap.
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Chiltern Clinic

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, November 20, 2012, In : General News 
Clem really enjoyed his day teaching in Chiltern last Sunday.  A great bunch of enthusiastic pupils.  Thanks to Marcus for setting everything up and looking forward to next years Clinic.
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Breakers

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Saturday, November 3, 2012, In : General News 
We have finished another month of breakers which this time were mainly all purpose bred dressage horses.  A very nice lot.  Below is a photo of one from Edenfield Stud ' San Rosa'.  This week sees the jumping team head south for the World Cup Circuit in Victoria. 

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Thank you

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, October 29, 2012, In : General News 
We would like to thank everyone for all your lovely words, thoughts, flowers, emails, calls and texts.  It has been a very tough couple of days.  Special thanks to Steve from Gatton Equine Centre at the Uni and Iain from Esk Vet Services, you guys have been instrumental in Darky's jumping career in the last couple of years and I know that you guys were touched by this wonderful horse.  Also thanks to Matt Afford for your support this week.  A friend sent this and I thought it summed Dark Ages...
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Goodbye Dark Ages

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Friday, October 26, 2012, In : General News 
Today we said goodbye to our beautiful Dark Ages. He had lost his battle with Cushings Disease. We would like to thank Nev & Lyn Rose for entrusting us to campaign and love him. Once Nev said that he wasn't a great horse but a very very good horse, he proved him wrong in the last couple of years against all odds he not only one many Grand Prixs & Championships but World Cups. We have cried in the joy you given us but today we cry in utter sadness. Darky Boy rest in peace you will always...

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Wadonga Clinic

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, October 25, 2012, In : General News 
Clem will be teaching a One Day Clinic at Chiltern on the Sunday after the World Cup Show.  18th November.
Please contact Marcus McMaugh on (03)57261 920 or 0409 698 153. 
 
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National Squad Training

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, In : General News 
Yesterday Clem and Florina had a lesson with the National Coach Rod Brown at Toowoomba.  They are on the 2012 Equestrian Australia National A Squad.  It was super to get a polish up before leaving for the Victorian World Cup Circuit.
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Dalby Clinic

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, October 21, 2012, In : General News 
Clem had a wonderful weekend teaching out at Dalby. Thank goodness for the Indoor Arena as it would have been quite hot outside.  A big thanks to Kellie  Wenning for organizing everything.  It was great to catch up with some faces from the past like Chelsea Turner (nee Henry) who rode at the clinic too.  Looking forward to heading back out in January.
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Equitana 2012

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, October 16, 2012, In : General News 
We are happy to say that Florina and Clem have qualified for the Equestrian Grand Final for Showjumping at Equitana.  This is an Indoor World Cup Class being held on the Thursday Night.  Great to hear that this year they are having a warm up class the day before for the riders and horses to get used to the arena and surface.  
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NADEC Clinic

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, October 16, 2012, In : General News 
Clem enjoyed his Sunday Clinic at Mudgeeraba for NADEC.  It was great to catch up with many of his regular pupils and some new faces.  Thanks to the Baldwin Family for organising everything very much appreciated.  All going well Clem will be back down at NADEC for the Club Jumping Day later in the month to give a hand and jump a few of our young horses.
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Training Vacancies

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, October 8, 2012, In : General News 
We have several vacancies come available in the 3rd week of November.  If you require your horse to be Started (broken In), Extra Training, Introduced to Jumping or a little bit of remedial work please call or email to make a booking.
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Home Safe

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, October 4, 2012, In : General News 
We have made it home safe and sound from our trip down South.  Horses all very happy to be having a nude day out in the Queensland Sun.  Filling up with breakers already it is going to be a busy month.  November will see us back in Victoria for the Equestrian Grand Final at Equitana and the Victorian World Cup Shows.  A big thanks to John Tucker and Judy Jackson for all your help over the last month it is very much appreciated.  Thank you.
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Upcoming NADEC Clinic 14th October

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, October 4, 2012, In : General News 
Clem will be coaching at NADEC on the 14th October - please contact Ian Baldwin on 0438692501 to secure your place.
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Mitavite Munga

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Wednesday, September 26, 2012, In : General News 
We don't change our feeding program very often as we have been using Mitavite Products for over 20 years.  Over the last month we have added the New Mitavite Munga to our horses daily feed.  It has made a huge difference in keeping the travelling horses on their feed.  They love it and even look better than usual.  Great in the coat and top line.
 
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Florina 8th Australian Senior Titles 2012

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, September 24, 2012, In : General News 

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Breakers

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, September 11, 2012, In : General News 
We are just finishing off a month of Breakers.  Some lovely horses all mainly purpose bred Dressage horses.  Here is a photo of a lovely black gelding 'Hamster' who went home today.  He is owned and bred by Edenfield Stud - Emma Shultz.
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Calliope Clinic

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, September 2, 2012, In : General News 
Clem had a wonderful two days with super weather at Calliope.  He has been going up there for the Annual  Clinic for about seven years.  It was very well attended as usual by some super keen riders.  A big thanks to Colleen for all your help setting things up.  Looking forward to coming back again soon.
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Upcoming Shows

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, August 28, 2012, In : General News 
We are really looking forward to heading south for the Australian Titles in Geelong and then Melbourne Royal Show.  The team have had a lovely spell since Caboolture to freshen up.  We are very happy to be sponsors of the Australian Titles by donating a rug for Best Presented in Ring One and also being part of Jer Stirrups sponsorship.  Premonition has gone home for a well earned spell as he is only four years old.  He will be standing at stud this season at Arnage Warmbloods....
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Clinics

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, August 28, 2012, In : General News 
Clem really enjoyed his Clinic at Hervey Bay Pony Club, a big thanks to Lyndal for organising everything.  Also thanks to Trinity & Lyle for their wonderful hospitality.  Upcoming clinics are Calliope and Torbanlea.  Also looking forward to heading out to Dalby in October.
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Upcoming Clinics

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, August 23, 2012, In : General News 
Clem is coaching at Clinics in the coming weeks at Hervey Bay, Calliope, Maryborough & Dalby.  He will have Mitavite Vouchers to give away.
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Mitavite MUNGA (New)

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, August 23, 2012, In : General News 
New Mitavite Munga.  Our horses are really enjoying the New Munga even the fussy ones.  
Give it a try, definitely worth it !
MITAVITE MUNGA is an economical, palatable, concentrated, low starch, gluten free, grain-free (including wheat free) muesli that provides optimum levels of high quality, easily digested protein, amino acids, vitamins, minerals and electrolytes that provides a balanced ration when fed to suggested levels with adequate roughage. It is ideal for all horses needing more top ...
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Florina - a lovely photo by Mel

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, August 21, 2012, In : General News 

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Bella Blue

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, August 20, 2012, In : General News 
Bella has been sold to a lovely new home.  She is on her way to South Australia.  
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Equestrian Australia - National Squad Clinic

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, In : General News 
It was great for Clem to get some tine tuning from our National Coach Rod Brown over the last two days here at Gatton.  The Clinic was well supported by horses and riders on the National Development & Future Squads.  
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Gatton Show

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, July 16, 2012, In : General News 
Clem inspected the grounds this morning and they are looking super for the show this week.  They were aerated during the rain and will now dry out nicely and should make for great footing.  Lots to do but everything is coming together for a super two day of jumping.  We have riders from New Zealand, WA, NSW and of course Queensland.  The program is on the right hand side of this news feed.  Note jumping starts at 7.30am walk and 8am start.  Horses are restricted to two starts on Friday and On...
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Working Pupil

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, July 16, 2012, In : General News 
We would like to welcome Zack Baldwin who is here this week with his horse Anna for a weeks work experience.  Will end the week with some jumping classes at the Gatton Show. 
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Buck Bunny

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, July 9, 2012, In : General News 
We are very happy that Bucks Bunny has joined our Team for Jessie.  We are overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity of the Hamood & Kennedy Families for allowing Jessie to be part of this super little horses life.

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Clinics

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, July 3, 2012, In : General News 
Clem really enjoyed his Clinic up in Townsville for the North Queensland Equestrian Group.  Great weather and super keen riders.  A big thanks to Susan Hunt and her family for organising everything and their wonderful hospitality.  Clem will coaching in Darwini in the coming weeks and also North Queensland Jump Club in Cairns in August.  Looking forward to catching up with you all.
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Offspring

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, July 3, 2012, In : General News 
Offspring has been sold to a lovely home on the Sunshine Coast.  We wish them the very best together and am looking forward to seeing them out and about soon.
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Australian Showjumping Championships 2012

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, July 2, 2012, In : General News 
We are very proud to announce that we are sponsoring the Best Presented Horse & Rider at the upcoming Australian Championships.  We are very happy to be associated with Australia's Premium Showjumping Event.
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JER Stirrups Italy

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, July 1, 2012, In : General News 
We now have a page on our website for details on the JER Stirrups.  Have a look at this great new product.  Make super Birthday Presents.  Order now in time for the upcoming World Cup Shows and Royal Shows.  Your own personilsed stirrups.
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Mitaviter Newsletter

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, July 1, 2012, In : General News 
The latest Issue of Mitaviter Issue 18.  It is on the right hand side of this news feed.  Has some great ideas on feeding techniques.  Also Mitavite is celebrating 25 years and there is a great competition on their website with super prizes to be won.  
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Upcoming Shows

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, July 1, 2012, In : General News 
We are really looking forward to the month ahead.  Jumping in Queensland in July looks great.  Next weekend we have the Glen Haven Park Grand Prix Show.  Fingers crossed the weather is good, this should be a super show.  After that we have the Gatton Show which Clem is Jumping Steward.  We put in a big effort to make this one of the best Ag Show Jumping Shows on the Queensland Circuit with excellent prize money, prepared surface, great jumps and Wattsy as Course Designer.  This should be a su...
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JER Stirrups

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Friday, June 29, 2012, In : General News 
We are very excited to be able to launch Jer Stirrups Italy in Australia.  Sharlene is now an Australian Agent for this wonderful exciting product.  Create your own personal design stirrups.  Classy and elegant. State of Art Product.
 
If you are wanting further information and or wanting to order this product please contact us on 0409 630589 or 0754 665993 or via email.  

We would also like to thank JER for their very generous sponsorship of the upcoming 2012 Australian Championships by donatin...
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Hervey Bay Clinic

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Friday, June 29, 2012, In : General News 
Clem enjoyed his clinic up at Hervey Bay.  Thanks to everyone that helped organise things and your hospitality.  Very much appreciated.  Good luck to all that are competing at the Interschool State Champs at Maryboorugh.
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Gatton Show Stable Booking Form & Gatton WC Program

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, June 25, 2012, In : General News 
To the right of this news feed is the Booking Form for the Stables at this years Gatton Show.  Also the Jumping program.
I have also uploaded the Gatton World Cup Program.
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Bea Davies

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, June 21, 2012, In : General News 
Here is a lovely photo of Bea Davies from WA who is with us training, competing at Sun Coast Show.
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New video footage

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, June 21, 2012, In : General News 
Have just uploaded a new video of Offspring at the Sunshine Coast Show where she placed 3rd in the big field 1.10m Championships.  Video on the for sale page.
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Sun Coast Show

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, June 18, 2012, In : General News 
Our daughter Jessie and friend Brooke Langbecker ready to warm up for the Junior Championship - Jess on right.
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Vidori

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, June 18, 2012, In : General News 
Thanks to Rhiannon Ellis for this shot of Vidori competing at the Sunshine Coast Show.  Clem is riding in his new Stubben Saddle supplied by Sandale Saddlery.  Thanks Stef Langbecker for your support.  
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Horses for Sale

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, June 11, 2012, In : General News 
We have two lovely horses on our books for sale, Offspring 8yo Sporthorse Mare suit anyone child or adult wanting a competitive showjumper or prospective eventer.  Bella Blue 10yo a very competitive Inter School, Pony Club and EA Mount. Both horses are priced to sell.  For further details refer our For Sale page.  
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Premonition

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, June 11, 2012, In : General News 

Premonition - Premi is now in jumping training with Clem and will be starting in his first competition in the coming weeks.  He is a pleasure to have around with a super nature and great jump.  He will be standing at Arnage Warmblood Stud this season.  
 

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Working Pupil

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, June 11, 2012, In : General News 
We would like to welcome Bea Davies from WA who has just arrived here with her horse for a months work experience.  Bea is currently attending Marcus Oldham College and will be also competing with her horse Smokey at some upcoming shows in Queensland.  
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Recent Clinics

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, June 11, 2012, In : General News 
Clem recently had a clinic in Cairns for the Far North Queensland Jump Club it was great to catch up with everyone and some super jumping looking forward to heading back up in early August  Thanks very much Morris Hammel for your hospitality and organizing of the clinic..  Also the Maryborough Pony Club Seminar Coaching managed to be done despite the very muddy conditions. Some very keen riders.   
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Olympic Team 2012

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, June 4, 2012, In : General News 
We were so very happy to hear this morning that Julia Hargreaves and Vedor were selected on the Olympic Showjumping Team.  Clem & Julia own Copabella Tattiana together a mare on our Showjumping Team.  Best wishes to Edwina, James & Julia and fingers crossed for the others waiting for the announcement of the fourth rider & reserve.  
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For Sale

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, June 4, 2012, In : General News 
Have just updated the for sale page with a video of Offspring.  Super cute sport horse mare.  Full sister to Guru by Belcam Gambler out of Dove both Grand Prix Jumpers.  Reasonably priced for quality jumping mare.
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Mitavite Newsletter

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, In : General News 
To the right of this page is the current edition of the Mitaviter - Issue 16.  Great reading.
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NADEC Twilight Lessons

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, May 24, 2012, In : General News 
Clem really enjoyed coaching all the regulars back at NADEC Twilight Lessons last night at Mudgeeraba Show Grounds..  It was great to get some quality jumping in even if a bit cold but at least not wet.  Thanks to the Baldwins again for your organisation of the clinics.
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Offspring - For Sale

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, May 21, 2012, In : General News 
Offspring (Bell) is a full sister to the Guru.  By Belcam Gambler out of Dove both very successful Grand Prix and World Cup Horses.  Full details are available on the Fro Sale Page. Video footage going up shortly.  Super talented easy going with a great technique.  Current results from the Western Queensland Show Run May 2012.   
 
 
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Upcoming Clinics

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, May 21, 2012, In : General News 
Twilight lessons recommence at NADEC - Mudgeeraba late Wednesday afternoon.  Thanks to the Baldwins for organising the lessons much appreciated.  Other upcoming clinics are Far North Qld Jump Club in Cairns and Maryborough Seminar early in June.  
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Mudgeeraba Pony Club - Clinic

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, May 21, 2012, In : General News 
Clem enjoyed teaching some new pupils at Mudgeeraba Pony Club on Saturday and was good to catch up with some regulars from NADEC Lessons.  A big thanks to Sonya Johnston for helping set up and organizing the clinic.
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2012 Gatton Show

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, May 13, 2012, In : General News 
On the right hand side of this news feed is the program for the Jumping at the 2012 Gatton Show.  For stable bookings go to the Show Website www.gattonshowsociety.com.au  A big thanks to all our sponsors and big and small your genorisity is very much appreciated.   Grounds will be aerated and watered prior to show as needed.  Good equipment.  Wattsy is building adn Avril Hawthorne is Judging.  Clem and I are both Jumping Stewards for the Show.
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2012 Queensland Showjumping Squads

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, May 10, 2012, In : General News 
The 2012 Showjumping Squads for Queensland have been announced and Florina and Dark Ages are on the Elite Squad and Guru on the Development Squad.  Florina was listed earlier this year on the 2012 National Development Squad which this year has been known as the Olympic Shadow Squad.

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Volcan

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, In : General News 

Volcan has been sold to a lovely home in Sydney.  He will definaely be missed at Balaam Downs what a character and a such a lovely nature. 


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Florina

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, In : General News 

A great photo of Florina putting in a big effort at the Sunshine Coast in the warm up 1.35m class.


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Sunshine Coast GP 2012

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, In : General News 
To the right of this page I have uploaded a video of Florina & Clem's Jump Off in the Grand Prix on the weekend.
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Maryborough - Coaching 8th June - Private Lessons

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, In : General News 
Clem will be available for private lessons on Friday 8th June.  Please contact via email or phone 0409 630589.  He is coaching at Riverside College on Thursday 7th May and then a three day Burnett Region Seminar and Young Riders Clinic from the Saturday.
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NADEC Twilight Lessons

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, In : General News 

NADEC Wednesday Twilight Lessons will be on again on Wednesday 23rd May at Mudgeeraba.


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Davrol Rapture

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, April 23, 2012, In : General News 
Great to hear that Davrol Rapture (Muffin) has found a wonderful new home eventing.  We broke this lovely warmblood mare in for Davrol Stud and had her back recently for jumping training and she was sold from our property.  A super eventing prospecrt with a big future ahead. 
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Alina

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, April 23, 2012, In : General News 

Our 4yo mare Alina had her first outing last weekend at Kilcoy Show.  She is by Alimo and was bred by Adam & Heidi Mellers.


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Young Riders Sydney Royal 2012

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, In : General News 
It was super to hear that Nicole Brugermann won Leading Young Rider of the Show.  Two of our horses on the Showumping Team were bred by Nicole's mother Leanne.  Guru & Offspring.  Guru is turning out to be a super member of the team and we are hoping him to be a Grand Prix horse of the future.  Offspirng is his full sister and is offered for sale.  She has a super jump, careful and brave and would suit anyone wanting a quality showjumper and also broodmare in her later years.  She is by Belca...
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Jumping Horses Wanted

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, In : General News 
We have several clients in the market for quality 1.30m plus horses.  Must be rideable & sound.  Also must be well performed at this level with current performances.  Competition Video footage is a must.  If you have a horse you think that may be suitable please emai us or phone 0409 630589 with details. 
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Continued Success

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, In : General News 
It was great to hear from Shona Clark who was very happy to update us on the continued success of her show horse Kolbeach Venitian who won her Novice Galloway Class and also Champion Led Galloway at Sydney Royal Show this week.  (I think she may have also won the led ANSA..)  Such a beautiful mare.  She was shown by the Harper Pucell Family, congrats to all .  Clem broke this lovely mare in as well as several other show hacks and race horses for the Clark Family.  Please go to the Testimonial...
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Mitavite

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, In : General News 
Clem is very proud to be are Partnered Rider with the great company Mitavtie.  They are huge supporters of not only our team but numerous other top level riders.  Also very generous sponsors of many Jumping and Equestrian Events.  Check out www.mitavite.com.au also like them on facebook. 
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2012 Gatton Show - Jumping Ring

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, In : General News 
Clem & myself are running the jumping once again at the 2012 Gatton Show.  The program is being put together now and will be available on this webstie soon .  Great money with well prepared jumping surface.  Stable bookings are done through the Gatton Show Society.  We have some super sponsors on board and many special awards this year. 
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Premonition

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, In : General News 
The lovely imported stallion Premonition is having two weeks work with Clem prior to us doing a run of shows.  He is a super type with a great nature.  Looking forward to jumping him under saddle.  Clem will have him out and about soon.
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NADEC Clinic Dates

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, April 12, 2012, In : General News 
We are currently trying to work out some dates for one day clinics to be held on weekends at NADEC.  Will advise as soon as possible.
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Cairns Clinic - postponed

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, April 12, 2012, In : General News 
Clem was booked to teach in Cairns this weekend for Far North Qld Jump Club but unfortunatley due to very heavey rainfall the clinic has been postponed until last weekend in May.
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Townsville Clinic Wrap Up

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, April 9, 2012, In : General News 

Clem said it was a pleasure to coach at the North Qld Equestrian Group clinic.  Well organised and keen riders.  Good grounds and equipment at the Black River Pony Club.  Thanks again to Susan Hunt and also a big thanks to Chris & Virna Duffy for their hospitality.  Looking forward to heading back up for three day at the end of June early July.  Next week Clem is coaching in Cairns at the North Qld Jump Club.


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Breaker Success

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Friday, April 6, 2012, In : General News 
Great to see horses that Clem has broken in going so well in high profile competitions.  Kolbeach Venitian was named Supreme Hack of the Show at Toowoomba Royal 2012.  Jaybee Aalto was turning heads at  2012 Dressage with the Stars.  Davrol Stefani (Gwen) is looking to be a dressage champion of the future.  Good stuff.  It is always great to hear how our clients horses are going out and about.
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Townsville Clinic

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Friday, April 6, 2012, In : General News 
Clem is coaching Easter weekend In Townsville at Black River Pony Club Grounds.  Looking forward to coaching some new faces.  A big thanks to Susan Hunt for organising everything. 
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Capella Zone Camp

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Wednesday, April 4, 2012, In : General News 
 Jessie on Tanya Powells horse Pepper

Clem is on is his last day of four coaching in Central Queensland at the Annual Zone Camp.  This year saw a difference with the camp being held now instead of in September.  It has been popular as usual with the kids doing many different things. A big thanks to Jenni Smith for oganising the Camp and also to Dustin Golchert for helping Clem every day, thanks.   Good fun.
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Capella - Central Qld Zone Pony Club Camp

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, April 1, 2012, In : General News 
Clem is in Central Qld this week coaching the very enthusiastic kids from CQ.  It is a 4 day clinic, then he will be off to Townsville for a 2 day clinic on the weekend.  We are not going to Sydney Royal Show this year as we have sold our old trailer and are in the middle of getting a new one built.  But will definatley be back next year. 
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Toowoomba Show Day Three

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Friday, March 30, 2012, In : General News 

Copabella Tattiana jumped a quick double clear to see them 2nd in the D Grade today.  Vidori jumped a great double clear but unfortunately Clem got a little lost in the jump off so was a bit off the pace.  We had no joy in the Mini Prix with Guru having an unlucky rail.  Florina has the rest of the show off after her GP win.  Tomorrow we have only one class the Toowoomba Royal Futurity, fingers crossed Clem has one this class previously with Croftlea Merry Dance and Florina.  A few showers of...


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Toowoomba Royal Show Update

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, March 29, 2012, In : General News 

Having a great show so far, Florina and Clem posted the only double clear Grand Prix today giving them a super win.  Guru placed 6th in the 1.25m and Tattiana placed 3rd in the 1.15m.  Yesterday Florina jumped a steady double clear in the 1.35m and placed 5th.  Vidori jumped super in the 1.15m today with a time fault in the first round.  Volcan was third in the Six Bar tonight.  Tomorrow is the Mini Priix and Saturday the Futurity.  David Finch does a great job organising the show jumping rin...


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Burrum Active Riders Clinic - Postponed

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, March 22, 2012, In : General News 

Unfortunately this weekends clinic at Burrum Active Riders will be postponed due to the rain.  Will work on another
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'Offspring' new listing For Sale

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, March 22, 2012, In : General News 
One of our clients horses Offspring is now being offered for sale.  Belle is an 8yo  Bright Bay Mare Warmblood Cross by Belcam Gambler out of Dove (Grand Prix Showjumper).  Full sister to Guru who is showing serious potential as a grand prix horse of the future.  She is a lovely type with a very kind nature.  Great movement.  Super techneque, careful and brave.  Belle is now competing in 1.05 to 1.10m Official Classes.  She would suit anyone wanting to showjump or event competitively.  Also l...
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Thank you Higgins Horse Transport & Kevin McNab

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, March 22, 2012, In : General News 

Here is a photo of our mode of transport for Pittsworth Show.  We would like to say a big thank you to Higgins Horse Transport for their genorosity in letting us use one of their trailers.  Also a big thanks to Kevin McNab for letting us use his trailer last weekend for our trip to Tamworth.   It was very much appreciated, thank you.  Fingers crossed our new mode of transport will be up and ready by the end of April.  Yay.
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Clinic Dates

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, In : General News 
I have just updated Clem's Coaching Calendar - go to the Coaching page on the webstie to see when he will be in your district or town.  He is booked to coach in Darwin, Cairns, Townsville, Maryborugh, Central Queensland and on the Gold Coast. 

Clem is also available for private lessons at Balaam Downs in Gatton. 
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Burrum District Active Riders Clinic

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, In : General News 
Clem is coaching this weekend at the Burrum District Active Riders.  These are always great fun and heres hoping the
rain holds off, or at least cleared for the weekend.
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Peter Hoffman Cup

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, March 19, 2012, In : General News 

Clem proudly accepts the beautiful trophy & rug for the Peter Hoffman Memorial.
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Thankyou

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, March 19, 2012, In : General News 
A big thanks to Judy Jackson for all your help at Tamworth, couldn't have done it without you :-) Thankyou.
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Whats Happening?

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, March 12, 2012, In : General News 
Well we are really looking forward to doing the Tamworth 2012 Indoor Showjumping Titles this weekend. So far everything is super organised with draws out etc.  We are looking forward to jumping on some nice ground and John Vallances courses. 

Last weekend we did Pittsworth Show, this used to be an all time favorite of ours, unfortunately the showjumping equipment has deteriated terribly being now substandard and very very heavy.  The Show still has some of the best prize money going but now i...
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Update

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, March 5, 2012, In : General News 
Well it's getting pretty wet here again, hoping we avoid the big low sitting above the Sunshine Coast to Maryborouth.  Good luck to all our friends up there, stay safe.  We are quite full of a variety of lovely horses from breakers to horses on jumping training. 

Our Showjumping Team will be competing this weekend at Pittsworth Show, for most of them their first competition since November.  It is usually a good show with very good prize money thanks to Robyn Kreig for his many years of suppor...
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4 Horse Otto Tuza Float For Sale - SOLD

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, February 27, 2012, In : General News 

Please contact us for further details  $15500 incl gst.
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Hervey Bay Pony Club Clinic

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, February 26, 2012, In : General News 

Clem had a two day clinic at the Maryborough Show Grounds over the weekend ran by the Hervey Bay Pony Club.  Amazingly the ground in the main arena held up very well with some good riding and jumping from the riders and horses.  A big thanks to Lyndel Ross for organising the clinic and the Dunning Family for their hospitality.  Getting home was a bit of mission with the Bruce Highway closed due to flooding at Gympie, Clem along with everyone else opted for the long way round. 

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Mitaviter Issue 15

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, February 23, 2012, In : General News 
Over on the right hand side of this page is a copy of the current issue of Mitaviter.  It has some good ideas on adjusting feed when there is plenty of grass around.  Also a mention on how many Mitavite Partnered Riders are on the Equestrian Australia National Squads, Impressive.
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For Sale

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, February 23, 2012, In : General News 
We have for sale our Four Horse Otto Tuza Float.  It is a 2009 Model which is in excellent condition, has had very little use.  Four big bays.  Open sided.  White with Grey/Black Stripe.   Will put photo's up later today when it stops raining.  Price $15,500 plus GST
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Showjumping Team

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Wednesday, February 22, 2012, In : General News 
Well all our jumpers are back in work and will start doing some shows on the Darling Downs in the next few weeks as a lead up to Tamworth Indoor Championships and then Toowoomba Royal Show.  Clem managed to get in his Twilight Lessons this afternoon at NADEC just managing to avoid the incoming rain front. Thanks again to the Baldwins for all their efforts organising things at Mudgeeraba.   Fingers crossed this rain won't effect Maryborugh Clinic this weekend, they have not had much luck up th...
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Premonition

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, February 19, 2012, In : General News 



We took some time out today to go to Toowoomba and see Premonition the new imported Hannoverian Stallion owned by Madonna and Lars Hedberg from Arnage Warmlbood Stud.  Premi was competing in his first Dressage Test and he got off to a great start with a win in the Preliminary with 70.2% !!  He was ridden by Emma Flavelle.  He will be coming to Clem for jumping training early in March.  This well bred stallion scored 9 for his free jumping in the 70 day Hannoverian Testing in Germany.. ...
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National Squad Clinic

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, February 14, 2012, In : General News 

Clem and Florina waiting for their Lesson.  Clem really enjoyed his one on one lessons the last two days with the National Jumping Coach Rod Brown as part of the High Performance Program.  The lessons were held at the State Equestrian Centre at Caboolture.  We are looking forward to a Clinic here at Balaam Downs with Rod in March then some intensive training in April in Sydney.  Next National Jumping Clinic for Queensland will be in June.  Good Stuff. Oh and Happy Valentines :-)
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Weekend Update

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, February 12, 2012, In : General News 

Clem's Clinic at Taroom went really well.  Twenty Five riders from both the Wondoan and Taroom Pony Clubs enjoyed two big days with Clem doing the jumping and Margaret Campbell doing the flat work.  The district is going great with one of the best seasons they have seen for years. 

My last post I mentioned NADEC Twilight lessons start this week it is actually Wednesday Week.  Contact Ian Baldwin at NADEC direct to make lesson bookings.

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Clinics

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Friday, February 10, 2012, In : General News 
A big thanks to the Sunshine Coast Jump Club for inviting Clem up to coach last weekend.  Wow what a day seven jumping instructors, the riders were very enthusiastic.  A great preparation for their big competition Grand Weekend of Jumping next week. 

Clem is coaching at Taroom this weekend and is really looking forward to catching up with everyone.  NADEC Twilight Coaching starts Wednesday week.  Clem is also booked to coach in Townsville for three dates this season, three days in late June a...
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Lovely Young Dressage Import makes her debut..

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Friday, February 10, 2012, In : General News 


Davrol Warmbloods - 'Gwen' Stephani (Swarovski / King Arthur) DOB : 24/02/2008 a lovely 4yo imported mare made her debut outing last weekend at the Queensland Dressage Forum at the State Equestrian Centre. Kate Wilson said 'At her first day out and only 4 months back from being broken in by Clem Smith. Gwen was the green 4 yr old horse shown at the Qld Dressage Forum with Isobel Wessels. Such a big ask with 100 people and an indoor arena!!  She certainly turned some heads and earnt a lot of p...


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February

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, February 6, 2012, In : General News 
February has got off to a good start, the weather is a little warm but at least it has dried out here.  We have a full house of breakers and clients jumpers in training.  Our jumpers are slowly coming back into work.  Florina has the National Jumping Squad Clinic with Rod Brown early next week.  Clem is off to Central Queensland this weekend to teach at the Annual Taroom/Wondoan Clinic this year being held in Taroom.  Our thoughts and wishes are with our friends that have been and still are b...
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2012 Coaching & Clinics

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, January 31, 2012, In : General News 
Clem has a One Day Clinic this weekend at Nambour as part of the Sunshine Coast Jump Clubs big coaching day.  Check out 2012 Coaching Dates for Clinics from the Gold Coast to Cairns.  If you or your club are wanting Clem to coach in your area please give us a ring to arrange some thing.  Also available for private lessons here at Balaam Downs on our big sand jumping arena with near new jumps. 
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Congratulations

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Friday, January 27, 2012, In : General News 


A big congratulations to Shona Clark and the Harper-Purcel Family on Kolbeach Venition making a finalist of the Equestrian Queensland Horse of the Year 2012.  Clem broke this lovely riding pony mare in several years ago.  Paris has gone on the win such decorated prizes as the Grand National Galloway of the Year and many many champiion awards etc. 
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Another photo of Jess & Just A Touch

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Friday, January 27, 2012, In : General News 


Thanks Oz Shots.
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Mitavite Newsletter - Summer Edition

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, January 23, 2012, In : General News 
On the right hand side of this page is the current edition of the Mitaviter Newsletter.  Florina and Clem feature in one of the adds.  Good reading with some very helpful information.

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Winners R Grinners

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, January 22, 2012, In : General News 


We were very extremely happy hear that Ryan Towns and Noble Eros had their second win at the Australia Day Champs, Toowoomba.  Today they won the Young Riders Championship jumping double clear in a hotly contested class, they also placed 3rd in the 1.30m Championship jumping double clear.  On Saturday they won the 1.20m am3.  Ryan & Noddy are forming a super partnership and 2012 should be a great year for them.  Noble Eros was purchsed through us back in September, he was previously campaigne...
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Breakers & Horse Training

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, January 19, 2012, In : General News 

If anyone is wishng to book their horse in for breaking or training in the coming months, we would really appreciate some forward notice.  We have a huge year planned and would like to be able to help everyone.  So if you have spoken to us or are thinking about your horse being broken in please give us a call or email to check availability and make a booking.  Thanks very much.


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Bella Blue

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, January 19, 2012, In : General News 

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We have listed on our For Sale page a super mare Bella Blue. Bella comes with a load of experience and results. She was the 2010 SE Qld Interschool 1.0m Jumping Champion. She is also a very competitive Jumper a EA Open level with wins and placings in C & D Grade Classes. Wins and placings in Hunter Trials. She is only offered for sale to the best of homes due her riders study committments.  See for sale page for further information. 


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2012 Olympic Shadow Squad Selection

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, January 16, 2012, In : General News 
We are very excited that Florina has been selected on the 2012 National A Jumping Squad with this year being a Games year the Squad is known as the Olympic Shadow Squad.  Great chances for them to train with Rod Brown and Gilbert Bockman.
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Sale update

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, January 12, 2012, In : General News 
Very happy and sad to say that Molly our young Conquistador Filly has been sold.  Best thing is she is staying in the family with Carly Overton being the buyer.  Carly originanlly imported her dam Croftlea Merry Dance from NZ.  Molly is definately going to miss her dam in which she spends most of her days in fact this is how she earned her nickname Conquackador. 
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Thanks

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Wednesday, January 11, 2012, In : General News 
A big thanks to Zack Baldwin for putting in a huge week as a working pupil.  Your help was really appreciated. 
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Updates

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, January 5, 2012, In : General News 
Firstly we would like to welcome Zack Baldwin back as a working pupil during these holidays.  The super Junior horse Alpine Way has been sold to a lovely home in New South Wales.    Very busy with breakers and young horses.  Most of the jumpers are still enjoying a well deserved apell.
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Happy New Year

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, January 1, 2012, In : General News 
Happy New Year to all.  We have a big year planned and can't wait to get it started.  Some new horses have made their way into our stables and we are really looking forward to campaigning them.  Also a very lovely young horse by Alimo, her name is Alina  she is nearly 4yo Chestnut like her sire and also has his flashy jump. 

We have some lovely horses listed on our For Sale page incoluding an experienced World Cup Horse and a super compeitive Junior Horse.  A new listing is also Molly who we ...
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Merry Christmas and Thanks

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, December 25, 2011, In : General News 
Merry Christmas to all our friends, clients and owners.  Clem, Jessie and myself would like to thank you for your friendship and support throughout 2011.   Also a big thanks to sponsors, Mitavite, Sandale Saddlery and Stubben your generosity and support helps make things possible for our Show Jumping Team and is really appreciated. 

2011 was a super year for our business and show jumping team with so many highlights.  We have some big things happening in 2012 and think it could be our best ye...
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December 2011

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, December 20, 2011, In : General News 
We have broken in some very lovely horses this month and it has been very rewarding to see them taken over by their owners and looking great.  We have also broken in our colt out of Florina by Elias called Forever.  He looks very flash under saddle.  He is only 2 and 3 months so we have to be patient and wait to see him jump under saddle.  We have some new additions which we are very excited about and I will put up some photo's and information soon.  The filly we bred by Conquisatador out of ...
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2011 Saddleworld Dressage Festival Victoria

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Friday, December 9, 2011, In : General News 

Great to see so many of the horses Clem has started going so well in dressage arena's around the country.  At the Saddleworld Dressage Festival '11 in Victoria.  Day 1 saw Jabee Angelina awarded Reserve Champion in the Preliminary Section after strong performances in both tests. 

Jaybee Alto won the 4yo at Clarendon in NSW.  This lovely young stallion is certainly turning some heads.
Both these horses were broken in by Clem for Bev Edwards of Jaybee Farm.. 
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Mitavite Newsletter

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, December 8, 2011, In : General News 
On the right of this page is the latest issue  of the Mitavite end of year newsletter.  Darky and Clem get a mention and a photo. 
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Premonition

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, December 6, 2011, In : General News 

Premonition by Perigeux out of a Lordanos mare is now in Australia standing at Arnage Warmbloodstud (Queensland).  Clem will be campaigning this lovely young hanoverian stallion.
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Adelaide - South Australia

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, December 6, 2011, In : General News 
Anyone wanting horses transported from Adelaide in the first week of January.  Matt Afford is bringing his truck up to Queensland.  Six bays available.  Good safe truck.  Phone 0428 419205
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Briar Rose

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, December 6, 2011, In : General News 


Briar Rose - We sold this lovely mare to the Beale Family in March.  She competed successfully at the last weekends Sydney Club Championships to place 3rd in the Mini Prix.
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Photo update on Rocky

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, December 5, 2011, In : General News 

Had to add this lovely photo of Hayley Farrell and my old horse Rocky.
It was sad to see him go but it is great to see him so loved in his new home.
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On the homefront..

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, December 5, 2011, In : General News 

Well we have been really busy since returning home from Victoria.  Full with some lovely breakers and young horses in training.  Big long days.  We have started breaking in one of our young horses  ''Forever'  (pictured).  He is a  2yo colt out of Florina (For Feeling/For Pleasure) by Elias C ((Utrillo Van de Heffinick/Damiro).  He is looking amazing and free jumping very well.  Also Molly who is out of Croftlea Merry Dance by Conquistador has stared jumping under saddle, she is really sweet....
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New Horse Listings

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, December 1, 2011, In : General News 
Will have some new listings in the For Sale section later today.  Please call if you are after a new showjumper.
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You Tube - Shep World Cup Win

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, December 1, 2011, In : General News 
Go to the Showjumping Team page for a video of Dark Ages winning jump off round at Shepparton World Cup.  Thanks Carly.  Also check out the latest issue of Go Jump really good reading and great photo's.
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Jumping Horses For Sale

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Wednesday, November 23, 2011, In : General News 


We have some lovely horses on our books from Grand Prix to Junior mounts that are for sale.  Phone 0409 630589 and talk to Clem for details.
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Weekly Times Article

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Wednesday, November 23, 2011, In : General News 
To the right of the news feed is a copy of the ariticle and photo that appeared in the Weekly Times about Clem and Dark Ages Shepparton World Cup Win.  Clem is now in fourth place on the Australian League World Cup Standings.  We are very happy with this result as we have not focused on the World Cup Series this season and this result is a real bonus.  Clem is off to Wondoan this weekend for a two day clinic and is really happy to be catching up with everryone.  Fingers crossed we get the rai...
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Wodonga World Cup Show Day so far

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Friday, November 18, 2011, In : General News 

The hroses have all jumped very well so far in preparation for the big day today.  Florina jumped very well indoors with a 5th in the 1.25m and 3rd in the 1.35m, we will now start her in her first World Cup class tonight.  Guru was just out of the money in the 1.25m One Round Class and Volcan also jumped clear.  Guru will be in the Futurity and Mini Prix today and Volcan in the Mini Prix.  The two D graders, Tattiana and Vidori have both jumped amazing improving with every start both making a...


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World Cup Presentation and Story

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Wednesday, November 16, 2011, In : General News 


To the right of this news story is a copy of the press release from Equestrian Australia on the Dark Ages and Clem's win.
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World Cup win !!!

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Saturday, November 12, 2011, In : General News 
Woo hoo Dark Ages and Clem won the World Cup today the only double clear.  We are extremely happy with Darky this is his fourth World Cup career win.  It was wonderful for his owners to be present for this win.  Guru placed 6th in the C Grade Champs in a big field of 70 plus starters.  Jess and Just a Touch placed 5th in the under 16 Junior and then jumped clear in the Open Junior Table C.  A great day.  Other major class winners were David Dobson & Oaks Zena in the Futurity, Des Gleeson and ...
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Day One Shepparton World Cup Show

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Friday, November 11, 2011, In : General News 
All horses jumped very well today.  Dark Ages had his first jump since Melbourne Royal and getting a virus and looked great just an unlucky rail at the second last fence in the A&B One round class.  Florina placed 2nd in the 1.30m.  Guru 4th in the 1.20m class of 100 plus starters.  Tattiana was 7th and Vidori 9th in the first D Grade class of also over 100 plus.  Tattiana then equal 2nd in the big D Grade also with huge numbers of 120 plus. 
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Davrol Rapture

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, November 1, 2011, In : General News 


Davrol Rapture - we broke in this lovely young warmblood mare recently.  She is by Royal Hit.  Rapture is for sale and details can be found on www.davrol.com.au
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NADEC Clinic

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, October 30, 2011, In : General News 
Well the storms and rain were kind to the clinic last Wednesday.  The rain held  offf till just after 8.30 pm which allowed for another successfull Twilight Lessons at Mudgeeraba.  We would like to thank the Baldwin Family for all their support and help this year in organising and setting up for the lessons.  A great group of people and rewarding to coach.
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General

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, October 30, 2011, In : General News 
We are just finishing off another group of breakers.  It has been lovely to work with such nice horses, a variety of dressage & jumping warmbloods to very expensive gallopers.  Matt Afford has been a super help to Clem and they have put in a huge month. 

We are very happy to have Dark Ages back in work he will have his first jumping start at Shepparton World Cup Show in a couple of weeks.  We have seven of our jumpers in work plus two of Matt's and they are ready to start at Murwillumbah Show...
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Horses for Sale

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, October 25, 2011, In : General News 
We have many people on our books chasing quality showjumping horses especially to suit Junior/Young Riders and or 1.30m horses.  If you have something for sale please email us the details plus photos / video's. 
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7 Horse Trailer For Sale

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, October 25, 2011, In : General News 

We are now selling our trailer on it's own.  Up scaling to cart more horses.  $100,000 incl Gst see For Sale section for details etc.
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NADEC Clinic

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Friday, October 21, 2011, In : General News 
Clem will be coaching at the NADEC Twilight Jumping Clinic this Wednesday at Mudgeeraba.  Some vacancies are still available.
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PCAQ Showjumping Teams Event

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, October 18, 2011, In : General News 
Sounds like some of our old horses and Clem's pupils had a great weekend at the Queensland Pony Club Showjumping Teams Event.  Zack Baldwins & Anna Bluje from Zone Two placed 3rd overall in the 13 - 17 year age group.  And Emily & Biscuits Team were fourth overall in the 12 & Unders.  Good one.
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2012 Clinics

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Wednesday, October 12, 2011, In : General News 
We are currently taking bookings for clinics in 2012 with Clem already booked for Darwin, Wandoan, Hervey Bay etc, if you wish to book a clinic for your club please email or telephone with proposed dates.
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New staff member

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Wednesday, October 12, 2011, In : General News 
We would like to welcome Matt Afford from South Australia who will be working with us for the next couple of months.  He brings with him his two lovely horses Kaluna Thunderstruck and Kaluna Salute.
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Jaybee Alto

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Wednesday, October 12, 2011, In : General News 

We broke in this lovely new exciting stallion belonging to Bev and John Edwards.  He certainly made some heads turn last weekend at the State Dressage Titles - Qld where he won with scores over 80% in the 4yo Championships, big congrats to all especially the rider Nicky Osborne from NZ who works for both Jaybee and us.  Good one.


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NADEC Clinic

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Wednesday, October 12, 2011, In : General News 
Once again Clem found it a pleasure to teach at NADEC on Sunday.  Really good to catch up with the regulars and see how much they have improved over the season, also super to see some new faces.  Thanks again to the Baldwins for all your help much appreciated.
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Jessie's Holiday - Pony Training

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Wednesday, October 5, 2011, In : General News 


Jess didn't come down to Melbourne but really enjoyed her stay with her cousins.  She did some intensive pony jumping training with Dimmy, her cousin Grace Overton's Welsh Pony Mare.
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Melbourne Royal

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, September 26, 2011, In : General News 
Clem heads off today for Melbourne Royal with Dark Ages, Florina & Guru.  Also going with us is Natalie Burns and Sapphire and Emma Kearney and Triple the Bank.  Should be great fun.
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Congratulations

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, September 26, 2011, In : General News 
A big congrats to Ryan Towns & Noddy (Noble Eros) on their overall runner up in the Young Riders at the Youth Festival.
Good one.
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Youth Festival Day Two

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, September 26, 2011, In : General News 
Another super day for Ryan Towns and Noble Eros placing 4th in the Young Rider Am5 and then 5th in the Young Rider Accumulator.  Also Sarah Beale was fourth on Day 1 with Brior Rose.  Great to hear our former Showjumping Team Horses are going super for their new owners.
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Davrol Sincere

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, September 26, 2011, In : General News 


Kate Wilson with Davrol Sincere.  This typey imported mare was just broken in by Clem in August/September and by all reports is going very well at home.
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Kolbeach Venetian

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, September 26, 2011, In : General News 


Great news to hear that one of the lovely horses owned by Shona & Colin Clark that Clem broke in has been named Show Horse Queensland Large Galloway of the Year 2011 and will head off to the Grand Nationals, this mare was named Grand National Large Galloway of the Year in 2009.
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Queensland Pathway Clinic

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Saturday, September 24, 2011, In : General News 


It was great to attend the Qld Pathways Clinic with Rod Brown yesterday.  It was held at the new State Equestrian Centre which is a magnificent building, the surface was fine for training but needs a little work prior to competitions.
Pictured is Tattiana having a light flat work and jumping session, Florina received an intensive one on one session which
was super.
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Youth Festival Results

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Saturday, September 24, 2011, In : General News 
We were very happy to hear from the Towns Family that Ryan and Noble Eros placed second in both their Young Rider Classes yesterday.  
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Calliope Clinic

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, September 18, 2011, In : General News 
Clem was back at Calliope Hack & Pony Club for their annual jumping clinic, I think it was his fourth year there.  All went really well he said it was great to ba back up there again.  The kids and adults all very enthusiastic.  Thanks to Colleen Steiler for getting things organised.  Now he is teaching at Capella in CQ at the Zone Camp for the next four days.
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Premonition

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Saturday, September 17, 2011, In : General News 

Premonition is a 3yo Hanoverian Stallion being imported by Madonna & Lars Hedberg of Arnage Warmbloods.  He will be arriving in Australia shortly and will be starting his Performance Career in 2012 under Clem. He is currently undertaking his 70 day Perforance Testing in Germany.   

He is by Perigueux who was the most sccessful 6yo Hannoverian Stallion of 2008.   Perigeuex is by Perpignon out of a Stakkoto Mare.     He will be standing at stud at Arnage Stud Gympie, www.arnagewarmbloodstud.c...


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New Showjumping Team Member

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Wednesday, September 14, 2011, In : General News 

We are very happy to have a new addition to our jumping team.  Tattiana CG a 7yo black mare by Topaz (Hol0.  She is owned by Julia & Lesley Hargreaves.  Tattiana won the 5yo Oaks Medalion at the 2009 ISS.  Clem is really looking forward to campaigning this lovely mare.
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General News

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, September 11, 2011, In : General News 
Well the jumpers are back in work from a spell, with Florina, Guru and Dark Ages being accepted for Melbourne Royal at the end of the month.  Clem has a two day Clinic at Calliope next weekend followed by a 4 day Clinic at Capella then back home for some National Squad training with Rod Brown at the new State Equestrian Centre. 
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Torbanlea Clinic

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, September 11, 2011, In : General News 
Clem really enjoyed his two day clinic at Torbanlea this weekend. ( Torbanlea is North of Maryborugh).  A really ethusiastic group to teach and he is looking forward to going back next year.  Thanks to Lnda & Trinity for your help and hospitality.   
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NADEC Twilight Jumping

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, September 11, 2011, In : General News 

The rain steadied up enough for the Mudgeeraba grounds to be safe to jump on last Wednesday and Clem enjoyed another full cinic run by NADEC.  Thanks to Ian Baldwin for getting things organised.  Next NADEC clinic is a full day on Saturday the 9th October.


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Photo from the Ekka - Dark Ages in WC placing 9th

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, September 4, 2011, In : General News 

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Queensland Riders Representitive

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, September 4, 2011, In : General News 
Just a reminder that Clem is the Qld Riders Rep for the National Jumping Committee. 
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Jessie & Just a Touch

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Saturday, September 3, 2011, In : General News 


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Breakers & Coaching Dates for 2012

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Saturday, September 3, 2011, In : General News 

If any one is wanting to book in breakers for later in the year and early new year.  Please make contact asap as we are already getting quite booked up.  Also Clem is receiving quite a few early bookings for next year so if your club is thinking of doing a clinic also advise asap so we can save you date. 


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NADEC Twilight Lessons

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Wednesday, August 31, 2011, In : General News 
Today's lessons at Mudgeeraba are being changed to next Wednesday due to overnight rain.  New date is the 7th October.
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Stubben Grand Prix Horse of the Year 2011

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, August 30, 2011, In : General News 

I have just uploaded the final series leader board and series wrap up.  Go to our Stubben Page.  We are very happy that Florina finished in thrid place only 4 points behind the winner and Dark Ages in 6th Place..
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Update on Noble Eros

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, August 30, 2011, In : General News 
Great news to hear that Ryan Towns and Noble Eros have already had great success in their first week together.  They have been jumping super double clears and even won a lovely embroided rug on the weekend.  They have just placed 3rd in their first B Grade Class at Parkes Show.  Well done and best of luck for the next few shows on the run. 
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Kilcoy GP Show

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, August 30, 2011, In : General News 
Due to the weather we only took three horses the first day and four the second.  Florina jumped a nice double clear in the 1.30m to place 3rd.  Guru placed 5th in the 1.20m Grand Prix, he nearly slipped so many times in the jump off but managed to stay on his feet for a good double clear.  Jessie rode very well both days on Just a Touch who handled the ground like the expert he is and kept Jess safe and happy.  Clem was very concerned over the grounds  on the second day opting to turn a circl...
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NADEC - change of date

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Friday, August 26, 2011, In : General News 
NADEC Twilight lessons were cancelled this week due to the rain but have been changed to next Wednesday 31st August, fingers crossed things might dry out before then.  Clem is also teaching at Warwick Saturday week.  Also if you wish to book private lessons here at Balaam Downs Clem is available over the next couple of weeks most week days.
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For Sale

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Friday, August 26, 2011, In : General News 

We have Heart of England listed for sale, check out our for sale page for further information please give us a call..


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Exciting News...

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, August 23, 2011, In : General News 
Florina has been named on the Equestrian Australia National Jumping Development Squad.  We are very excited about this and Clem is looking forward to coaching from Rod Brown (National Coach) and guidance from the Selectiors with her jumping future.
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Update on Rocky

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, August 22, 2011, In : General News 


We could not be happier that Rocky has gone to live with Farrell Family in NSW and he has continued to do very well.  This week tried his hand a hacking and doing extremely well,, going by his neck full of ribbons.. 


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Noble Eros - Sold

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, August 18, 2011, In : General News 
We have just sold Noble Eros (Noddy) and are very happy about his new home with Ryan Towns.  They will make a super partnership.  Noddy will be very missed as he is a very competitive member of our jumping team.
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Stubben GPHOY Series Update

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, August 18, 2011, In : General News 
Check out our Stubben Page for updated leader board and report from round 9 Ekka World Cup
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Big Congrats

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, August 11, 2011, In : General News 

We would like to congratulate Zack Baldwin & Anna Blue for their second placing and great jumping in the Indoor at the Toowoomba World Cup Show, keep up the good work.  Also congratulations to Brooke Langbecker on her excellent weekend, I think a first a second and to top it all off a 4th in the Junior Champs. 


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2011 Stubben Grand Prix Horse of the Year

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, August 11, 2011, In : General News 
I have just updated the leader board after Round 8 - the Toowoomba World Cup.  Go to the Stubben page on our website to have a read. 
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NADEC Clinic

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, July 31, 2011, In : General News 
Clem had a big day of coaching for NADEC at Mudgeeraba yesterday.  It was good to see the regulars plus some new faces.  It was a productive day with some very good jumping.  Clem wishes his pupils the best of luck over the next few weeks of competitions.  There will be Twilight Coaching at NADEC on Wednesday 24th August plus another one day clinic on the 9th September for contact details  go to the Upcoming Clinics page.  Thank you very much to the Baldwin Family for all your help organising...
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Showjumpers for Sale

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Saturday, July 30, 2011, In : General News 
We have several new horses to be listed for sale.  They are both C Grade Horses one 9yo and one `11yo both competitive easy rides would suit any rider adult or child.  Both horses have great techniques are good types and are well educated with flying changes with current performances..  Further details will be available soon on the For Sale page.  Also we have Noble Eros for sale a B grade horse with current wins at the best shows in Queensland .
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You Tube Video

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, July 26, 2011, In : General News 
Well I am trying to get a bit fancy, go to Showjumping Team page for video of Florina on the weekend at the Sunshine Coast - courtesy of Carly.
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Upcoming Clinics

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, July 25, 2011, In : General News 
Clem is has a one day clinic this Saturday 30th July at Mudgeeraba for NADEC. 
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Sunshine Coast July Championships

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, July 24, 2011, In : General News 
We had a successful show on the weekend.  Day One saw Noble Eros win the 1.20m from 86 starters with Guru in 6th place.  Florina jumped clear in the 1.20m as well as the 1.30m under lights.  Noble Eros just finished out of the money in 7th in the 1.30m.  Vidori jumped double cfear in the 1.10m.  Jess was 2nd in the 85cm and then 5th in the 90cm Indoors. 

Day Two - Vidori had the last fence down in the 1.15m but jumped very well.  Florina was one of only 5 to jump clear in the first round of t...
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Mitavite Newsletter Issue 9

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Wednesday, July 20, 2011, In : General News 

Check out the latest issue of the Mitavtie Newsletter features a bit on Clem & Jess.  Link on right hand side of this page.


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Stubben Australia Grand Prix Horse of the Year 2011

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, July 18, 2011, In : General News 
A new leader board and round report for round 7 has now been posted on the Stubben page of our website. 
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Grand Prix Horse of the Year - round 7

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, July 17, 2011, In : General News 
The Qld Country Championship Grand Prix was round 7 of the Series.  Brett and Cheezy had a win with Clem on Darky in Second.  I will get to doing an updated Leaderboard today.  Cheezy will go into the lead with Florina in second.  The series is quite close and anyone with some World Cup Form could take the lead.     
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Qld Country Titles

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, July 17, 2011, In : General News 
Well it was a big weekend for us not only competing but organising the jumping ring as well.  We could not have done it without the following people.  Wattsy for Course Designing, Avril - Judge, Vicki & Ruth Pencilling.  You guys were awesome and your hard work was really appreciated. 

I will put up the full results shortly.  Our horses jumped well with Darky winning the 1.35m on Day One and then second in the Grand Prix he looks like he is back in form from his early season injury.  Florina ...
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Qld Country Champs Gatton - this weekend

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, July 12, 2011, In : General News 
We inspected the grounds and they look great after the second aeration and watered today.  Big thanks to Cam MacDonald for getting this organised.  They are putting a bit more water on tomorrow, but are a little tentative due predicted rain for late Friday and Saturday. 
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Darwin Clinic

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, July 12, 2011, In : General News 
Clem really enjoyed his time teaching in Darwin.  There are many naturally talented rider's up there which makes teaching a pleasure.  Thanks very much to Karen, Simone, Adrienne and Blain for your hospitality and help.  Looking forward to coming back to the Territory again in the future.
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2011 NSW State Pony Club Showjumping Champs

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, July 11, 2011, In : General News 
A big congrats to Hayley Farrell and Rocky getting a 3rd and 8th placing at the NSW State Titles held at Gunnedah 
   
Good to see Rocky settling into his new home with success.
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Working Pupil

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Wednesday, July 6, 2011, In : General News 
We would like to thank our Working Pupil Zack Baldwin who had been with us for a week during his holidays.
Your hard work was really appreciated.  Wish you and Anna luck at Laidley Show on the weekend.
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Boonah Clinic

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, July 3, 2011, In : General News 
Clem held a one day clinic yesterday at Boonah Pony Club.  Numbers dropped a little due to Hendra Virus outbreak in the area.  It is such worry but good to see the DPI on site to give out information and keep everyone up to date.  Thanks to Kerry Anderson for organsing the day also to the Wilkinsons and Langbeckers.  Maybe not Letitia who apparently ate all the biscuits leaving none for Clem - ha ha.
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2011 Queensland Country Titles

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, July 3, 2011, In : General News 
Things are getting organised for the show the grounds have been aerated once and we hope to get them done again and also a bit of water on them next week.  If you havernt booked your stables best get on to it. 
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Horses Sold

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, July 3, 2011, In : General News 

Gee it is super to hear that the horses we have sold in the last couple of months are going very well for their new owners.  Rocky & Hayley Farrell have had their first win over the weekend, a great warm up for the NSW State Pony Club Titles next week.  Briar Rose is going both well for her new young rider Sarah Beale jumping well and also for her coach Jamie Winning getting a second at Gunnedah Winter Champs.  Alledged Offender has settled in very well up in the Territory though not sure who...


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Darwin & Cairns Clinics

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, July 3, 2011, In : General News 
Clem had a wonderful time both in Darwin and Cairns.  The riders are so keen and that makes them great to teach.  The crocodile skeweres and buffalo steaks were pretty different at the Darwin Camp.  It was also super to teach the kids from Tasmania who were up in Darwin on an exchange camp.  Good stuff. 
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Sunshine Coast Show

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Saturday, June 18, 2011, In : General News 
We headed up to Nambour yesterday just for the main day and with only four on the truck.  Guru jumped a super double clear in the C Grade Championships but unfortunately too slow for a placing, the tighter Clem turned him up the higher he jumped.  Florina had the first down in the jump off round of the B Grade Championships which was about 1.45m, she placed 4th in the class which was won by Gavin & Windfall, Noble Eros jumped super a little fresh for four faults in the first round..  The A Ch...
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Equestrian Life Magazine

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Friday, June 17, 2011, In : General News 
There is a story about Pony Club Families in the July Eqeustrian Life Magazine.  Clem's mum Jenni has been involved in Pony Club for many years and the story covers what she has done.  There is a whole page of photo's of Clem and his family's histeroy of all things equestrian.  Some very funny old ones.
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Ace

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, June 13, 2011, In : General News 


Jess has a new addition to her jumping team this week.  Ace Ventura.  We were very fortunate to get him from Tegan Kidner in Cairns who has had so much success with this super horse.  He's an oldy but a goody and should give Jess a lot of fun and confidence with his experience. 


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Toowoomba Clinic

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, June 13, 2011, In : General News 
Clem is doing a clinic at Toowoomba Jump Club tomorrow from 10am - if you wish to attend please contact Trudy Freeman at Toowoomba Jump Club
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NADEC - Twilight Clinic

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, In : General News 

Yesterday was the Twilight lessons at Mudgeeraba.  It was a good clinic bit cold though.  Clem enjoyed teaching his regular's and said it was nice to see some new faces.  Trying to work out a date for a day time clinic in July, bit better than at night during the winter.  Will keep you posted.


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Stubben Grand Prix Horse of the Year

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, June 5, 2011, In : General News 
Round 6 was held in conjunciton with the Qld State Titles at Bundaberg on Thursday.  The class was won by Cheezy Z, Jacana was second then Clem and Florina were third.  Updated leaderboard and round report to be posted in the next couple of days.
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Horses for Sale

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, June 5, 2011, In : General News 

We have a new listing for sale - Rocky.  Go to Sales page for further information.
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Queensland State Titles - Bundaberg

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, May 30, 2011, In : General News 
The Queensland State Show Jumping Titles are being hosted this week at Bundaberg Show.  The Championship Day is Thursday.  Round 6 of the Stubben Series is run with the 1.50m Grand Prix Class.  The program looks great and with the new set of jumps should make for some very competitibve classes. 
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Stubben Australia Series

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, May 24, 2011, In : General News 
Check out Stubben page for Round Five Report. 
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Stubben Australia Grand Prix Horse of the Year

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, May 22, 2011, In : General News 

Go to Stubben page for the current leaderboard after Round 5 - Gympie Show.  Round Report and photos to be released soon.


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Breaking In & Training Bookings

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, May 19, 2011, In : General News 

If you are wanting to Clem to start your horse or fit it in for some training this season, can I suggest that you make contact as soon as possible as some months are gettin booked out very early.


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New Sponsor

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, May 19, 2011, In : General News 
We are proud to announce that Clem will be now riding Dark Ages in a lovely new Stubben Portus Deluxe Jumping Saddle.  Thanks to Stubben Australia and Steph Langbecker.  He also has all the lovely Stubben Acccesories that match, bridle, breastplate, stirrups and leathers.  Go to our Sponsors pages for contact information for Stubben Australia.
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2011 Queensland Country Titles - Gatton Show

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, May 9, 2011, In : General News 

Clem and I are organising the jumping at the Gatton Show once again.  The program has come together really well, please see on right hand side of this page the pdf file with full program.  We are very happy to have some wonderful sponsors on board.  A  big thanks to Queensland Showjumping for their support of these Country Titles.


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Stubben Grand Prix Horse of the Year Series

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, May 9, 2011, In : General News 
Check out the Stubben page for a Round Four Update and new Leader Board.
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Toowoomba Jump Club Clinic

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Friday, April 22, 2011, In : General News 
Clem is coaching at Toowoomba Jump Club on Tuesday 16th May.  Anyone wishing to book in please contact Trudy Freeman  on trudyfreeman@bigpond.com
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Queensland Country Championships 2011 Gatton Show

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, April 10, 2011, In : General News 
We are currently putting together the program for the Queensland Country Titles and it is looking good  we are hoping to have a tortal prize money pool of $9000.  It will be posted on the Gatton Show Website in the next week.  A big thanks to the everyone for their support in Sponsorship so far     We have some classes still available for sponsorship please ring us if you can be of assistance.   A big thanks so far to Queensland Showjumping, Boral Construction, Copabella Sporthorses, Eagle Bo...
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Briar Rose Sold

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, April 10, 2011, In : General News 

Briar Rose was delivered to her new home today in Sydney with a young rider.  She was by Superier FM (Valeur) our of Mistletoe (/Silverneer), bred by Neville & Lyn Rose.  Clem broke her in as a two year old she  returned to us as a 3yo when we started her jumping career.  She never missed a beat from her first competition in January 2009, she has been one of the most compeitive young horses we have ever owned with wins and places at some of the Country's best shows.  She will definately be mi...


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Toowoomba Jump Club

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Friday, April 8, 2011, In : General News 

Clem had another full day of mid week lessons yesterday at Toowoomba Jump Club.  Thanks to Cathy Humphries for organising the timetable and day.  Clem always enjoys teaching the enthusiatic riders at the Club.


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NADEC Twilight Lessons

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Friday, April 8, 2011, In : General News 

Glad the showers held off at Mudgeeraba on Wednesday.  It was another good afternoon of lessons.  I have never seen the grounds so full with the rodeo trucks from the National Rodeo Finals taking over the showgrounds.   Good to see all the regulars as well a couple of new faces.  Thanks to the Baldwins for all their help in organising these afternoons.


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Pony Club Camp - Darwin

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Wednesday, April 6, 2011, In : General News 
Clem is looking forward to going back to Darwin from 27th to 30th June for a 4 day Pony Club Camp.
This means he will go from Freshwater Clinic in Cairns straight to Darwin.
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Darwin Clinic

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Wednesday, March 30, 2011, In : General News 

Clem had a wonderful 5 days in Darwin and was very happy to have the indoor arena, it rained every day.  Thanks to Danilla for her flawless organisation.  Also thanks to Simone and family for their great hospitality.  Looking forward to going back soon.


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Queensland Country Championships 2011

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Friday, March 25, 2011, In : General News 
The Gatton Show has been granted the 2011 Qld Country Championships.  As Clem & I are the Jump Stewards for the Show we have to organise Prize Money etc.  The Gatton District was hit really hard during the Floods in January and a lot of our Sponsors businesses are really feeling the pinch.  If anyone has any ideas or can help us with sponsorship we would really appreciate hearing from you.  We are excited about our local show having the Championships and have a great program to suit everyone....
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Clinics/Schools

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, March 21, 2011, In : General News 
I have updated Clinics Page - some of these clubs may have places available.  Clem is off to Darwin tomorrow for a 5 day Clinic & maybe a little fishing.
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Stubben GPHOY Series

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Sunday, March 20, 2011, In : General News 
Please note there have been some slight changes to proposed rounds for our 2011 Series.
Refer the Stubben GPHOY page on our website.
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State Squad Training - River Downs

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Saturday, March 19, 2011, In : General News 
Well it could not have rained much more but all was good thanks to the Indoor Arena at Donny & Karen Sullivan's property.  It was a successful training day.  The junior riders Paige Dumbel, Billy Healey & McKeely Elliot all putting in a big effort.  Back tomorrow to see some new faces.  Thanks everyone you were a pleasure to teach. Cheers Clem
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Gatton Pony Club - Tuesday Night Jump Club

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Thursday, March 17, 2011, In : General News 

What a great bunch of riders to teach.  It has been a tough time in the Lockyer Valley since the devastating floods and it was good to catch up with the Gatton Pony Club Members.  This Club has done it tough as their grounds are in Grantham which was one of the worst hit towns.  They have only just now gained access and are taking on the big task of getting everything back to normal and replacing all the lost items like jumps and things.  Anyone wanting to donate to a worthy equestrian cause ...


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Upcoming Clinics

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, March 15, 2011, In : General News 
Check out Upcoming Clinics page for new clinics booked for this month.  Next week State Squad Training at Riverdowns, then Darwin.  Early April Clem will be at Nadec and Toowoomba Jump Club.  Don't forget you can also book him for private lessons at Balaam Downs Gatton.
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Emerald Clinic

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Tuesday, March 15, 2011, In : General News 
Clem really enjoyed the two day clinic at Emerald on the weekend.  It was great to catch up with everyone In CQ.
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New Website

Posted by Sharlene Smith on Monday, March 7, 2011, In : General News 
Hey welcome to our website, it is still under construction.  Let us know what you think.
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Pictured below is 

Guru Winner Stangfever Grand Prix 2015

photo credit Oz Shotz

 

Delilah pictured below is our latest member of the team.  She is a 9yo by Indoctro out of Flower Power.  She was bred and campaigned by Katie Laurie nee McVean.  We feel she has a huge future ahead of her.

http://vimeo.com/112261102

Above is a video link to Delilah 2 Rounds when placing 2nd at the Shepparton World Cup Show 2014.


Runner Up Australian Showjumping Champions

Clem Smith & Guru 




2013 Len & Betty McVean Memorial 

Winner Clem Smith & Guru 


The Sis Everingham Memorial Grand Prix 2013 Clem won with Guru and was Runner Up with Kartoon de Breve 


Copabella Tattiana
Aitkens Saddlery Future Star of the Year 2013
Runner Up Ruby Australian Showjumping Champion 2013 

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