|Posted by Dom Ingvall on December 4, 2013 at 11:45 PM||comments (0)|
This year so far has proven these foals want an early exit from the wombs...
Scout (Monopol X TB) has had a beautiful Budwesier filly named 'KitaraLaurent' (aka Bianca)
Kitara Crystal (aka Bristol) who is by Budweiser out of Scout (making her Bianca's big sister) had a lovely Kannan Colt 4 weeks early. The colt goes by the name of Kitara Lanson (aka Kasper) making Kasper Bianca's nephew, born just 1 week after her.
He will remain as a stallion and used in our breeding program in a few years time. We are very excited for this little fella.
|Posted by Dom Ingvall on December 4, 2013 at 11:35 PM||comments (0)|
Team Kitara had a good show at the end of year Championships with some wins and placings including:
Kitara Boizel WINNING both his 90cm and 1m open classes
Kitara Billecart placing 7th in the open 90cm class
Corambo WINNING the big 1.20m open class
Kitara Bollinger had a lovely round in the 105cm with a slight hiccup in front of fence 1 causing him to turn off giving him 4 penalties
Kitara Bellefon had 1 down in the speed section of the 1.15m class but with the fastest time
Budweiser had 1 down int he 1.15m class (Amateurs) with Dom in the saddle.
Last event of the year is SIEC sarting tomorrow.
|Posted by Dom Ingvall on September 25, 2013 at 6:50 AM||comments (0)|
Team Kitara had a good show down in Werribee with our home bred horses not letting us down.
On day one Kitara Veuve jumped a super double clear round in the 1.25m class to finish 5th and Kitara Bellefon also jumped a double clear in the 1m indoor but too slow to be int he placings. Corambo jumped around the 1.25m class with just 1 rail stopping him from being in the placings.
Day two Veuve did a good job steppin gup to the main arena with lots of atmosphere and jumped around the 1.30 speed track with just a few green rails. Bellefon backed up her first clear round on day one with 2 outstanding double clears again, once in the 1m indoor class whihc she led from start to finish and she also placed 6th her first 1.10m class - very happy with Bellefon's performances and not haveing a rail all show.
On day three we decided not to run Bellefon in her class as she had jumped so well and only being a 4 year old we decided to reward her. Veuve stepped up again to take on the 1.30 futurity class again in the main arena jumping better with just a couple green rails again at that height.
Next the team will head to the training day at SSJC with Budweiser and I taking on our first outing in preperation for Tamworth Indoor Championships in a couple of weeks.
|Posted by Dom Ingvall on September 15, 2013 at 5:55 AM||comments (0)|
Our two 5 year old girls both had a win in the Young Horse class yesterday. The Oaks Sport Horses sponsored 5 year old class had a few equal first with 7 combinations going double clear to take out 1st prize including our 2 girls - Kitara Chandon and Kitara Bellefon (pictured) Kitara Veuve also competed in the 6 year old class posting the fastest time in the jump off, but an unfortunate rail stopped him from taking home the win for that class too.
Next we are off to Victoria for the Aussie Champs
|Posted by Dom Ingvall on August 20, 2013 at 2:45 AM||comments (0)|
We took a team of 2 to Clarendon for thie Spring show to step them up before the next few shows.
Kitara Bellefon and Kitara Chandon both jumped in 2 classes each without any rails and good jump offs resulting in either a place of win for them.
Chandon (Budweiser X Fabian 69) WON the 1.10 open class and ran a close 2nd in the 1.10m Maiden D grade
Bellefon (Budweiser X Beautiful Crown) ran a close 2nd in the 1m open class and 5th in the 1.10 Maiden D grade
Both girls are proving to jump better as the heights get higher and we look forward to their progress.
They will be joined by Kitara Bollinger (Budweiser X Dreamtime of Wondaree) for the Young Horse classes on Friday at the Jumping in the Hawkesbury show and with Bollingers older brother, Kitara Veuve and Corambo going on the Sat and Sun for the Silver and Bronze series.
|Posted by Dom Ingvall on August 20, 2013 at 2:40 AM||comments (0)|
We took 2 young ones and Corambo to the AWHA jumping show at SIEC for the young ones first outing after a spell.
Kitara Chandon jumped well with just 1 unlcuky rail in the 5 year old class and Kitara Bellefon jumping well too with just one unlcuky rail in the jump off to be just outside the placings in the 5 year old class aswell.
Corambo went with to have a jump around in the 1.20m class with 4 faults.
Next event...Jump into Spring at Clarendon
|Posted by Dom Ingvall on June 29, 2013 at 6:40 AM||comments (0)|
The Kitara team headed to Tamworth for the indoor championships with 3 horses to test them out in bigger tracks and indoors.
Kitara Veuve performed really well considering he is only 5 years old and first time jumping indoors. He jumped a clear first round in the 1.15-1.20m on the Friday and posted the fastest time in the jump off but unfortunately just tipped the last rail in the jump off! - Very frustrating as the Budweiser gelding is jumping fantastically! He also went on to post a similar result today in the 1.20-1.25m class, again jumping well above what is neccessary with a beautiful first clear round and again shaving 2 seconds off the winning time in the jump off but just having the unluckiest rail possible at the last double. We cannot be anything but proud of him though as he was put to the test answering all the questions and attracting ALOT of attention from onlookers. He will go and do a training day at Northside for an outing on 14th July then there is not much on until they gear up to prepare for the Australian Championships in Werribee in September along with stable mates Corambo and Kitara Bellefon.
Corambo also went along and stepping up well into the bigger classes - The weekend was that 'unlucky 4 fault round' for our team - He jumped a super first round in the 1.20-1.25m class on Friday with just that unlcuky rail! He stepped up to back himself again today though with another fantastic jumping round in the 1.30m class indoors with a 4 fault round..... again!
Our little star of the team however was Kitara Boizel, a little gelding by Budweiser (of course) out of my old WB 1* Eventing mare, Mogadon Mist. 'Beau' as he is known as at home is a real gem and so chilled and relaxed character. This is only his 2nd show and he jumped like a pro in the 85cm and 95cm outdoors posting clear rounds - however not fast enough for a placing. We look forward to this guy's future. He's the real deal and a super cute little fella. Beau has been in full training for some months now and will now go out for a well earned spell over the next couple of months while the weather is horrid and not many local shows on.
|Posted by Dom Ingvall on June 17, 2013 at 3:25 AM||comments (0)|
Camden Winter Festival brought some very interesting moments....
We arrived early Saturday morning to get Kitara Bollinger around his 75 and 90cm classes, whihc he did very well with just an unlcuky rail in the 75cm and one down in the jump off of the 90cm. We then proceeded to get the other two horses, Corambo and Kitara Chandon plaited for their classes on Sunday. We made their beds all nice with fresh shavings and put them all to bed for the night....off we went to our Motel and had some dinner. We came back to check the horses before bed to find our yards were up to the horses fetlocks with water.....where has this come from we thought?? We looked over (in the pitch black) to the neighbouring field to find it totally saturated....we assumed it was a burst water main and just so happened that our 3 yards on the end of the row were the only ones greatly affected as they were right in the path of the 'river'. We then had to find other yards and we kissed our shavings goodbye. At least the horses got into dry yards and lucky we came back to check or else we would have some very soggy horses int he morning - and with a WHITE horse thats the worst combination....
Anyhow, the show went on and Cormabo jumped a super clear round in the 1.20cm on Saturday to finish 7th in the large class. Kitara Chandon unfortunately had an unlucky rail in the 1mtr class aswell. Kitara Bollinger also jumping well in the 90cm on the Sunday finishing 10th in another 90+ horse class. Monday, the horses jumped well and we finished with 3 tired horses and 3 tired humans.
Corambo 7th in the 120cm
Next event was SSJC Mid year Champioships....
We ended up shuffling some horses around and Corambo jumped a SUPER 1.20 round with just the LAST rail in teh jump off to be just outside the placings and then having his first crack at Mini Prix (1.35m) with just 1 unlcuky rail at the 2nd fence.....we are very happy with our Eventer- turned Showjumper tackling the larger classes now with plenty of scope left in the tank.
Kitara Bollinger also went to compete on the Saturday and jumped int he 90cm class well but with a 'look at fence 3, Ernie decided to re-approach the fence leaving him with 4 faults.
Kitara Veuve had a go at teh 1.20m championship class where he jumped the power section great and got a little 'over excited' in the speed section with a couple of green rails.
On the other hand Budweiser progeny are now making their mark on the showjumping scene with Budweiser 4 year old 'Bordeaux' bred by Cassia Montgomery and owned/ridden by James Arkins won the 90cm class on the Saturday at SSJC and also ran 2nd in the 1 metre class at Camden Winter Festival.
See below 'Bordeaux' who you can tell is a definate Budweiser's daughter.
|Posted by Dom Ingvall on May 20, 2013 at 7:05 PM||comments (0)|
Another VERY successful outing at SSJC Competition day on Sunday with all the horsesjumping super rounds.
Kitara Veuve was the stand out today winning his first 120cm class stepping up after the 110cm as a warm up class. He is really coming into his own with the bigger fences and also loves a good jump off round. We are very proud of our home bred horse who won this class with 106 horses entered. Veuve will now go for a break after doing so well int he last couple of months.
Stable mates Corambo and Kitara Bellefon also went along and stood their own in their classes aswell with Corambo running 6th in the 120cm class and Bellefon winning the Open 95cm class in front by 4 seconds in the Speed Phase.
We now have a couple of weekends off with no shows so will take this time to get stuck into the younger lot and breaking in Kitara Bellefon and Kitara Billecart's younger sister Kitara Cattier (aka Biscuit) who is a stunning, big filly who WON her judged filly class for her year and is already proving to be a top class horse.
Kitara Veuve winning the 120cm class....
|Posted by Dom Ingvall on May 13, 2013 at 9:30 PM||comments (0)|
We had a very good weekend at Northside Jump Competition with some babies who had their first shows.
Kitara Bollinger - 1st
Kitara Boizel - 2nd
Kitara Billecart - 6th
Kitara Bollinger - 2nd
Kitara Billecart - 4th
Kitara Boizel - 6th
115cm Offical Class:
Corambo - 1st
Next is SSJC on Sunday with Kitara Veuve, Kitara Bellefon, Corambo.
'Kitara Boizel' free jumping at home (Budweiser X Fabian 69)