News Highlights

2011

Hmmm another very wet start to the year, which actually turned into an extremely busy and successful year.

So the plan was to compete Liaison at most of the two star comps and get him to the Qld State champs in October at Grand prix level, for the first time.

Hoorah, we managed nearly a comp per month, nothing went wrong and we got to the State Champs, and we collected some ‘PB’s’ along the way.

Liaison was the Qld Holsteiner FEI horse of the year and a top five finalist in the Qld FEI horse of the Year award, plus I was a finalist in the Judy Mackay award. But the best bit was Deb winning the major raffle prize from Aitkens Saddlery at the DQ awards night... a fabulous English double bridle – what a cracker!!!!

Clinic wise, the highlights were the Christoph Hess clinic and the Robert Schmerglatt clinic. Both were excellent and highly valuable to all the horses being trained here at Lexington Farm.

In the meantime we worked on getting Asti (Lincoln Lord Astor) competing at novice/elementary levels and confident at competitions. So we had our ups and downs and then finished on a good note at the last few comps. Dry hay from wed onwards till the Sunday comp is the answer at the moment. Hilltop Moondancer went back home as there were just too many others to work and compete. ‘Gordon’ ASH/WB and ‘Flipper’ (Fishermans Friend), both found new homes in far north Queensland. Belcata Carlos was worked in between comps and will be out competing in 2012. We are taking our time with Carlo – he’s very large!!

Jaybee Aztec (tex) progressed well with his pretraining work and was under saddle by November. He is definitely a very special horse. He’ll be carted around the place to get him used to everything before he competes as a 4yr old.

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Jaybee Aztec (tex)

GT Rhumba (Rythym & Blues/Cavallo) arrived for training mid year. This delightful attractive brown mare had a late start to her education, she’ll be an ongoing project, and competed in 2012.

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GT Rhumba
(Rythym & Blues/Cavallo)

2010

A wet start to the year meant that the comps in March were cancelled, April was hot and May wet again. So all in all that made for a very slow start to the year. This was frustrating as we wanted to begin competing Liaison at Grand Prix level and were hoping to get lots of practice comps in before States and Nationals. Our goal is to compete him in the National Grand Prix class at the Australian Dressage Champs 2010. The grey mare Hilltop Moondancer moved up to training medium level with ease. She has exceptional trainability. So the aim is to take her to her first comps at prelim/novice levels and then move on to competing elementary/medium.

We have a new addition to the team – Belcata Carlos, who arrived in February from Belcata Warmblood Stud in Victoria. Carlos is a 3 yr old gelding by Belcata Wenston (Wenzel 1) from a Falkland Victory mare. We will let him settle for a few months then start his pretraining with the aim to have him under saddle by July.


Carlos at Belcata Stud

You want me to go all the way...where?

Carlos at Lexington Farm

Carlos at Lexington Farm

Lincoln Lord Astor is now solely owned by Lexington Farm and this year will continue his training aiming for several local novice championships and the 5yr old class at the Nationals.


Lincoln Lord Astor

Lincoln Lord Astor

We also started pretraining a horse called Rupert Lamarque. This 3yr old gelding is by Lamarque (Lubeck) from a Lunchtime xx mare. An interesting character with plenty of go about him, attractive with good paces.

Towards the end the year we began handling and pretraining ‘Flipper’ (Fishermans Friend) and ‘Arnold’ (R. Armistace). These two 3 yr old geldings will be under saddle by early 2011.


Arnold and Flipper

Which one is the Fish??

My old stock horse mare ‘Lucky Girl’ has come home to retire in comfort. I thought she was 22 but her papers show that she is 29. She is a great babysitter for the thoroughbred mares here for re training.


Lucky Girl enjoying her retirement

Lucky Girl enjoying her retirement

Check the Competition Results page for results and progress of all the horses

2009

The stunningly talented Lexington Night Kap has had a very successful year with Ant Barlett piloting him through to several Elementary and Medium championships. At the Victorian State Dressage Championships Dressage festival he scored a whopping 70.2% in the medium 4B. Overall he placed 3rd by one point behind the Reserve Champion place getter.

Great news! - Our FEI horse Liaison has recovered from his health setback and is back competing! Keeping him soft, supple and relaxed, we will have started him at Prix St Georges Intermediate I levels. Our resident young stallion, Lincoln Lord Astor ( Jaybee Alabaster/Weltmeyer) is proving to be highly trainable and great fun to ride. He will commence his exciting competition career as a 4yr old in late 2009. This young horse is so good, we have purchased his full brother from Bev and John Edwards at Jaybee Farm. The chestnut weanling colt, Jaybee Aztec arrived at Lexington Farm in April 2009.


Lincoln Lord Astor

Lincoln Lord Astor

The beautiful Dixon's Glamour (Gymnastic Star), has shifted up a few gears and with added strength, she is now competing medium (working advanced). We will be taking her to Dressage with the Stars in March 2009.

Lexington Lucky Swing has started his medium level work along with Kap's Gift, so hopefully they will venture we can get them out later this year as well.


Kap's Gift

Working out the team's competition calendar is quite a task, given the travel time involved from Rockhampton, five competition horses and only a two horse float! Aggggh...that’s a job for Deb, the super Head Groom to tackle!

Jaybee Aztec - (Jaybee Alabaster/Weltmeyer) aged 2weeks

2008

Congratulations to 'Ant and Lexington NiteKap for placing as Reserve Novice Champion at the 2008 Victorian Dressage Championships and for their super achievment of 74% in the 6year old class. Fantastic result under very wet conditions. We are all so proud of you both! Cant wait to see you compete at Dressage with the Stars 2009.

NEW SPONSORSHIP FOR CLAIRE

            

            

Claire now wears FITS technical equestrian apparrel supplied by Cricklewood Equestrian Wear. The FITS Performax breeches are incredibly comfortable, cool and really let you sit deep in the saddle. Teamed with the FITS Waffle Tech shirt and stock ties, we are looking fabulous and feeling comfortable. Take a look at the products from www.cricklewoodequestrian.com.au

The Lexington Farm team has two new additions all the way from KAP Performance Horses in Victoria. Kap's Gift, a 7yr old, 17 hh, brown gelding by Grand Kavalier was purchased to train and compete to FEI level. 'Guv' is currently at medium level and we are all looking foward to getting him out and about. Kap Silver Fox, a 6yr old , 16.3hh, grey gelding by Monokol, working at novice/elementary levels was purchased for a client. We are very pleased with both horses and we plan to consolidate their training and then compete them both later in the year.

2007

Our highlight for the 2007 competition season cut short by the outbreak of Equine Influenza was the Toowoomba CDI Dressage Championships in May. Liaison competed in the Inter 11 on the Thursday afternoon pictured here in medium canter. In the GP CDN freestyle Liaison was first, pictured at the presentation with the sponsor Wilga Park Morgan Horses.

Now under saddle and progressing well is the grey gelding Lexington Casagrande. 'Terry will commence his competition career mid year. aiming at the Young Horse classes. Warrobil Game Crusader has moved up to mediumn level and just keeps on improving, he has matured into a really enjoyable ride. Dixon's Glamour is training elementary/medium level and will be aimed at the Novice Champioship at the Australian Dressage Championships in October and at the 5yr old class at DJWTS when it is held next. Lexington Lucky Swing will begin competing at novice level, he has grown into a lovely, big horse with enormous potential. Liaison will keep working away at the Grand Prix test, and compete at the Australian National Dressage Championships later in the year.

"Liaison at the the 2006 Queensland Dressage Championships

2006

Lexington Farm together with Dixon Homes purchased a yearling colt from M Davies of Lincoln Lodge. Lincoln Lord Astor is by Jaybee Alabaster form the mare Wyndamere(Weltmeyer/Aachimedes). We are all very excited about this brillantly bred youngster who will be retained as a colt - if he behaves himself. The plan is to compete him as a stallion and then stand him at Lexington Farm. 'Asti' has a great temprement, terrific conformation and everything going for him as a future superstar!!

Liaison, at only 11 years of age has joined the elite 'GRAND PRIX CLUB'.  At the TDEG FEI show in August, Claire and Liaison proudly rode down the "Grand Prix' centre line for the very first time in both of their dressage careers. They are the first to reach this level whilst entirely based in Central Queensland.  The infrequent tuition and extreme distances travelled make this achievement quite remarkable.  Congratulations Dummy!

Lexington Casagrande (sire BJK Casanova),  begins his pre-training and is looking mighty super!  We plan to have him under saddle shortly so that he will be ready for the 4yr Young Horse classes early in 2007.

Dixon's Glamour has commenced her competition career with 6 straight wins and scores between 65 and 75%.  We will aim her for the 4 yr old Young Horse class at the Australian Dressage Championships and perhaps Dressage with the Stars.

Jaybee Welcome moved onto his new home in 2005

Late in 2005 we were approached by Dixon Homes, Rockhampton with the offer of sponsorship to provide a young warmblood mare to train and compete.  'Glamour' , a 3yr old filly was purchased in February 2006 and is by Gymnastic Star (imp Hann) from UQ Garland (Graf Landau). She is fabulous to ride and oh soooo pretty to look at. 'Miss Puss' will grace the competition arenas further on in the year.

LIAISON AND JAYBEE WELCOME WIN IN 2004

  • Liaison wins the Queensland Holstein Horse of the Year - perpetual Hi-point trophy and plate.
  • Jaybee Welcome wins the Queensland Novice Horse of the Year
  • Once again Liaison and Claire are selected on the Queensland 'A' Squad for 2005.
  • January - we attended a National clinic with Ulla Salzgeber - Australia's new national coach. Liaison surprised and impressed the National and State selectors with his Grand Prix work. Ulla insured that we continued to work towards greater expression and correctness. It was a very inspiring 3 days!
    Claire and Liaison at work with Ulla Salzgeber
    Watching the action - Liaison and Head Groom/PR Manager, Deb Ashby.

New Addition to the Lexington Farm Team

Jaybee Welcome a 5yr old chesnut gelding by Weltmeyer (Ger) out of Stirling Coriander (Lander) has joined our competion team.  "JB" as he is affectionatly known, is owned by Helen and David Kirk of Blackwater, Qld and was bred by Bev and John Edwards of Jaybee Farm Laidley Qld.

His impressive bloodlines have now been matched by an equally impressive performance record. We started his competition career in June 2004 and up until August 2004 he has won the majority of classes entered at preliminary and novice levels.

At Rockhampton Offical Dressage in June he won his 3 classes. Then at the Great South Eastern Dressage Championships**  competition in July he placed 2nd in each Novice class.  In August at the Gladstone Calliope Championships he was Novice Champion with a scores of 72% and 69.8%, also winning highest percentage ward and the Novice Futurity Champion.   At Toowoomba Offical Dressage held at Gatton in August, he won the Novice class with 67.8%, placed 1st in Round 1 of the 5yr YH class with 81.14% - overall 2nd after Round 2. 

Described by Clemens Dierks as the 'perfect horse with super paces and trainability', we are all looking forward to further success.  Next stop is Qld State Dressage Championships followed by NSW State Dressage Championships in October 2004.

News Flash!  Jaybee Welcome achieved Qld State Novice Reserve Champion 2004 with a 2nd place in 2.3, 68.2% and a 1st place in 2.4, 70.80%
 
Jaybee Welcome and Claire have been accepted for the Novice and 5yr old competitions at the forthcoming Championships to be held at Horsley Park at the end of October 2004

Jaybee Welcome Stars for Queensland at Australian National Dressage Championships

"JB' performed brillantly at the Australian Dressage Championships held at Horsley Park, Sydney on 29 - 31 October 2004.  Competing in the Novice Championship, he scored 66.80% for 3rd pace in the first test and 71.60% for again 3rd place in the second test (judge at C had him on 78%!).  So overall he was 1 point off Reserve Champion, which went to Judy Dierks on PSI De Caprio, Champion was Tarsha Hammond on Messiah.   In the 5yr old Young Horse he scored 70% for 4th place. For his first interstate championship competition, his performance was highly credible.

 

Have a browse through the Lexington Farm Publicity Scrapbook and catch up on the latest competition success stories.

Dressage with the Stars 2000 Web Report

Riders Return with Top 10 Success 2001

Liaison Keeps Cool Before Title Assault 2002

Wallace Dressed to Triumph 2002

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