We love and respect our horses
At Wattle Creek we dedicate our lives to our relationships with our horses.
We ensure they receive 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 their level, if you are a beginner they keep you safe.
Competition Name: Flash
Age: Foaled 2001
Arrived at Wattle Creek: Sept 2011
Flash is a gentle giant, known around the stables as our very own Roald Dahl “BFG” (Big Friendly Giant). He came to Wattle Creek unable to even canter a 20m circle and now competes Dressage and is Wattle Creek’s most requested horse. Flash has a big regular stride and loves to jump. He and Billy are constantly getting themselves in trouble with their playful antics in the paddocks. A common sight is seeing the pair rearing up playing- funnier because one is the largest in the herd and the other, the smallest (not helping rug repairs either!).
Competition Name: Valentino
Age: Foaled 2006
Arrived at Wattle Creek: March 2015
Tino is a big goof ball with a big heart and endearing personality. He has a very generous way with him and all who ride him fall in love with him. He has no idea he is 16.3hh and has never used his size to get his way. He always looks for a cuddle from his riders – a teddy bear in a big horse.
Competition Name: Billstar
Age: Foaled 2001
Breed: Austrlian Saddle Pony XTB
Arrived at Wattle Creek: April 2014
Billy is a the “class clown”, very intelligent and 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 to Elementary in Dressage. Billy is another good looker with a free forward movement, quick to win the hearts of his riders (when he’s not being too mischievous, of course!).
Competition Name: Pepper
Age: Foaled 2000
Arrived at Wattle Creek: 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.
Competition Name: Atticus
Age: Foaled 2010
Breed: Quarter Horse
Arrived at Wattle Creek: October 2019
Atticus is a spunky quarter horse who is too good looking for his own good. He is a well trained horse but likes to challenge his riders. You will be guaranteed to finish your ride feeling accomplished.
Competition Name: Bellbirds Ginger Megs
Age: Foaled 2009
Arrived at Wattle Creek: May 2021
Gordon was a competitive showjumper in his early life, jumping up to 162.6cm Gordon is easy off the leg with a heart and brain that are generous and giving. He is also bold and confident over the jumps and helps give this to his riders.