We love and respect our horses

At Wattle Creek we dedicate our lives to our relationships with our horses.
We see to it that they received the utmost care and love, and we nurture the connection between our horses and students, no matter what experience level the student might be at. All our horses are people friendly.
They will make sure that you have a safe ride, if you’re an experienced rider they lift they’re level, if you are a beginner they keep you safe.

Bernie

  • Competition Name: Benito
  • Age: 05/10/95
  • Gender: Gelding
  • Height: 16.3hh
  • Color: Chestnut
  • Breed: Thoroughbred
  • Arrived at Wattle Creek: 2008

Bentio is Bernie’s show name and he always placed when he competed Dressage in his younger days. Bernie is trained to Elementary is a soft educated horse that loves to communicate with his rider. Bernie foaled in 1995 and is 22yrs old. He came to Wattle Creek in 2008. His shimmering chestnut coat and soft eyes make him handsome and the ideal riding partner. In the paddock he is a bit of a larrikin as he loves to play and he is never cranky or rude.

 

Leroy Brown

  • Competition Name: Exclusive Style
  • Age: 1998
  • Gender: Gelding
  • Color: Bay
  • Height: 15.3hh
  • Breed: Thoroughbred
  • Arrived at Wattle Creek: 21 July 2009

Leroy is Bernie’s best buddy. They have lived together in the top paddock for many years (he arrived at Wattle Creek in 2009) and seem to do everything in pairs – even roll together. Leroy foaled in 1998, is a 15.3hh Thoroughbred and is still competing Dressage – his show name is Exclusive Style. He loves his lateral work particularly Travers!

Flash

  • Competition Name: Flash
  • Age: 2001
  • Gender: Gelding
  • Height: 16.3hh
  • Color: Grey
  • Breed: Thoroughbred
  • Arrived at Wattle Creek: Sept 2011

Flash is a gentle giant. He came to Wattle Creek not being able to canter a 20m circle and now competes Dressage and is one of Wattle Creek’s most requested horses. He is a Thoroughbred and is 16.3hh. He has a big but regular stride and also loves to jump. He is one of the younger boys being foaled in 2001. He arrived at Wattle Creek in 2011

Al

  • Competition Name: Ultimate Warrior
  • Age: 29/04/90
  • Gender: Gelding
  • Color: Flea Bitten Grey
  • Height: 16hh
  • Breed: Thoroughbred
  • Arrived at Wattle Creek: August 2007

Al is a Flea Bitten Grey Thoroughbred. He was born in 1990 and has been at Wattle Creek since 2007. Al is a generous horse and is always looking after his rider. He is a great all-rounder – Dressage, Show Jumping, Cross Country – he does is all. He is 16hhs and has a very comfortable movement. Al has been head of the herd down in the bottom paddock for many years now. Al is tough with the other horses making sure they stay in order and is gentle and loving with each and every human.

Billy

  • Competition Name: Billstar
  • Age: 2001
  • Gender: Gelding
  • Color: Chestnut
  • Height: 15hh
  • Breed: Australian Saddle Pony
  • Arrived at Wattle Creek: 28 April 2014

Billy is a player, he loves to play in the paddock with his buddies and you can see him trying to pull his own rug off on a regular basis. Billy, is competing in Dressage (and will eventually go out Eventing). Billy is another good looker with a free forward movement.

Jimmy

  • Age: 11 September 1994
  • Gender: Gelding
  • Color: Bay
  • Height: 15.1hh
  • Breed: NZ Thoroughbred
  • Arrived at Wattle Creek: 22 January 2009

Jimmy is a Thoroughbred and was born in New Zealand in 1994. His racing name was Schifferli. Jimmy came to Wattle Creek in January 2009 and has been a hard worker and a hard player in the paddock. He loves to play and even after a hard day of teaching riders you can see him playing with Ace or Stan, galloping around the bottom paddock. He is a sweet horse with a slightly nervous energy.

Ace

  • Age: 1 January 1994
  • Gender: Gelding
  • Color: Bay
  • Height: 14.3hh
  • Breed: Thoroughbred
  • Arrived at Wattle Creek: 7 June 2011

Arrived at Wattle Creek in June 2011. He is unique in many ways but the most obvious is his lack of a wither at 14.3hh. As a young horse he had an injury to his wither and it dropped down. The other exceptional thing about Ace is his ability to do anything. You could ride him in an Elementary test, show jump or cross country and he would give his heart to you to achieve what you ask. He is able to hear the smallest aid even if his rider whispers to him. He looks like a pony club horse but has a dressage mind and ability. He will go around the arena with a beginner with the same intentness if an experienced Dressage rider is on board.

Pepper

  • Age: 1 January 2000
  • Gender: Gelding
  • Color: Appaloosa
  • Height: 14.2hh
  • Breed: Appaloosa
  • Arrived at Wattle Creek: 5 August 2011

If Pepper was human he would have a comb over and smoke a cigar. Being an Appaloosa he is very determined, very talented in many areas and very fat. Pepper is 14.2hh and foaled in 2000. He arrived at Wattle Creek in 2011 – He did not know what a dressage arena was but could jump. Now he turns out a lovely dressage test and he is the go to horse for the nervous rider as he is so obedient to voice commands he is the ideal lungeing horse.