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

Bernie

  • Competition Name: Benito
  • Age: Foaled 5th October 1995
  • 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. Trained to Elementary, Bernie is a soft educated horse that loves to communicate with his rider.  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 with not one mean bone in him.

 

Leroy Brown

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

Leroy, also known as Exclusive Style, is one of our lovely competition horses that still competes even today. He and Bernie have seen many a rider through their EA Level One riding certificates. Leroy is Bernie’s best buddy. They have lived together in the top paddock for many years  and seem to do everything in pairs – even roll together. Leroy is particularly good at laterals and loves travers!

Flash

Flash

  • Competition Name: Flash
  • Age: Foaled 2001
  • Gender: Gelding
  • Height: 16.3hh
  • Color: Grey
  • Breed: Thoroughbred
  • 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!).

Tino

  • Competition Name: Valentino
  • Age: Foaled 15th September 2006
  • Gender: Gelding
  • Color: Chestnut
  • Height: 16.3hh
  • Breed: Thoroughbred
  • 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 inlove 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.

Billy

  • Competition Name: Billstar
  • Age: Foaled 2001
  • Gender: Gelding
  • Color: Chestnut
  • Height: 15hh
  • Breed: Australian Saddle Pony X TB
  • Arrived at Wattle Creek: 28 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!).

Jimmy

  • Age: Foaled 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.

Henri

  • Age: Foaled 2004
  • Gender: Gelding
  • Color: Flea Bitten Grey
  • Height: 15.2hh
  • Breed: Percheron
  • Arrived at Wattle Creek: April 2017

Arrived at Wattle Creek in April 2017. Henri has been in training for the last 12months and has now joined the school mid 2018. Henri has something special about him that captures the hearts of all who ride him. Henri is a Percheron which is a breed of Draft Horse originating in France, famous for their intelligence and willingness to work, and Henri shows all these traits.

 

Pepper

  • Age: Foaled 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.