Team Smith




August 13, 2015
We would like to extend a big thank you to our wonderful sponsors.  We very much appreciated your continued support.

Mitavite - nothing but the best feed for our team and all the horses here at Balaam Downs.  Top quality products and very economical prices.  Feeds to suit top level performers to the old pensioners in the paddock.  If your not feeding Mitavite then you should be.

Kingsland Australia NZ  beautiful Equestrian competition riding and casual clothing.  Jessie, Clem and Sharlene love KL clothing.  We would like to thank the Alexanders for their continued support of Jessie as a KL Ambassador.  Jess and her horses always looks immaculate in and out of the competition arena.  

Jer Stirrups - These are nothing short of the best.  Both Clem & Jess swear by them.  Top Quality Italian made, technically perfect for show jumping.  Thanks Adele and the gang at Jer we appreciate all you do for us. 


August 13, 2015
We will get some updates onto this website later today.  For some reason we have not been able to access our webpage.  It has been very frustrating though all good now.

The Jumping Team has been super starting from the Western Run right through to the end of the Qld Winter Show Series.  

Things are very busy here now at Balaam Downs until we head off down South next month for Boneo Park and the Australian Show Jumping Titles 2015.  Exciting times.

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Sydney Royal - Jessie

April 17, 2015
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

April 16, 2015
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

April 16, 2015
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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Kartoon De Breve Video

April 9, 2015
To the right of this News Feed thee is a video link of Kartoon De Breve and Clem's cracking Jump Off round in the Sydney Royal Easter Show FEI ** World Cup Class.  They jumped one of only three clears in this round.

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Sydney Royal Show Wrap Up

April 9, 2015
Jess was super excited to be riding at Sydney Royal Show for the first time.  Such an honor to be accepted to ride in the Junior Classes this year with big nominations.

It was a very wet start to the show with jumping being postponed on day one and all the classes being condensed into a three day program.  Big thanks to the Show Society for managing to reschedule it all so the kids did not miss out.

Jess rode beautifully in all her classes, Colin was a little off form but saved his best to last...
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Jessie & Belcam Cosmic Sydney Royal

April 3, 2015
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

April 3, 2015

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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Mitavite Easter Coloring Competitiion

April 3, 2015

CALLING ALL MITAVITE KIDS! Enter our awesome Easter colouring competition and you could win a Mitavite Easter Hamper! To enter, simply download the colouring page from the comments section below or from the blog on the Mitavite website. Colour-in the page, write your FIRST NAME & AGE ONLY at the top, and ask your parent/guardian to post your entry to the Mitavite Facebook page. The two best entries will win an Easter hamper pack including: a crafty Munga bag handmade by Kerri Grisham, a copy ...

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Sydney Royal Show

April 3, 2015
We could not have been happier with the four horses we took to the first week of jumping at this years Sydney Royal Show.  Delilah was wonderful at first career Royal Show, she handled the atmosphere wonderfully and jumped very well in the FEI ** Star Classes which were extremely competitive she jumped an great round in the World Cup having a couple of green rails and just missing the cut for the second round..  Kartoon de Breve saved his best for last placing 8th in the World Cup Class, he j...
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Sydney Royal Show 2015

March 28, 2015
Well the jumping at the Sydney Royal Show is as usual second to none.  Light gear excellent surface creates top class jumping.

We are halfway through the show and the horses have been just wonderful.

Copabella Tattiana won the 2nd Section 3 Class with a very slick double clear in a cracking jump off class.  Guru has been on form with a 3rd Place in his first Section 2 Class and a 4th Place yesterday.  Delialh has handled the atmosphere wonderfully and jumped super in her first two FEI ** Classe...
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Toowoomba Royal Show

March 28, 2015
We could not have been happier with the horses at the Toowoomba Royal Show this year.  David Finch and the ring committee did a super job preparing the surface which was very much appreciated.  Wattsy built great tracks which was a super lead up to Sydney Royal.

Delilah and Clem won the XXXX Grand Prix with the only double clear with Kartoon de Breve in 6th place.  Guru won the 1.45m and was 2nd in the 1.35m Class.  Alite jumped a super double clear in the Futurity and Jessie was 2nd in the Ju...
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Pittsworth Show 2015

March 7, 2015
We took 8 horses up to Pittsworth Show.  It was great to see the show back on the improve with the main jumping surface seeing some watering and some much needed lighter jumping gear.  Thanks to David Finch, Des Hilet and help.

We  were more than happy with our horses second show for the season.  Our youngster of the team Finix a 4yo out of Florina by Elias is continuing to please us with his wonderful nature and lovely jump.

We were very happy with our four horses we started in the Grand Prix ...
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Kingsland Summer Collection 2015 - In Stores

March 2, 2015

The beautiful new Kingsland Summer Collection for 2015 is in stores now.  To find your nearest Stokist go to  Gawler Stockfeeds, Nicole Bruggemann Equestrian, Berry Saddlery and Rockhampton Saddlworld to name a few all have the new collection.
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Mitavite Success Story Competition

March 2, 2015

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Mackay Show Jumping Club

March 2, 2015
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

February 21, 2015

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

February 20, 2015

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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Mitavite Competition

February 16, 2015
Mitavite have a competition that is running to 22nd February.  Send in a photo of your horse looking their very best ie their red carpet look.  Winner receives a Mitavite Hamper Pack.  Enter via Mitavite Facebook page.

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Kingsland Summer Range 2015

February 16, 2015
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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Tamworth Indoor Champs 2015

February 16, 2015
What a great way to start the year off.  For our first show of the season we chose to take the trip down to Tamworth.  The NNWSJC run an excellent event at the spectacular venue AELEC and we thought it would be a great chance for all the horses to have some experience at this venue prior to the World Cup Show being run there later in the season.

Graeme Wattts built testing tracks which brought the best out in all the horses and made use of the wonderful large indoor arena.

Jessie had a super sh...
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2014 Sports of the Year !

February 1, 2015
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

January 19, 2015
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

January 13, 2015
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

January 11, 2015
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

January 11, 2015
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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January 7, 2015
Here is a lovely photo of Clem and Delilah taken at the 2014 Australian Titles.

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Longines World Rankings

January 7, 2015
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

January 5, 2015
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 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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Guru & Clem Elysian Speed Champion

Oaks Conjuror & Clem Winner 7yo Champions     Chatham Park Summer Classic

Delilah & Clem 2nd AIAF Grand Prix  New Zealand

Clem Smith and Guru

Runner Up Australian Senior Champion

Australian Speed Champion



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.

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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