|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)
|Posted by Dom Ingvall on May 2, 2013 at 12:10 AM||comments (0)|
The Team went to NRC for an outing aswell as Weekend of World Cup event.
Kitara Bellefon was the star of the day winning both her classes. The 85cm and the 100cm classes in the main ring where no one was going to beat her jump off times! Kitara Chandon had her first outing of the year and she did really well stepping up. Chandon had 1 down in the jump off in the 85cm with a good, fast time and just a couple down in the 100cm class. Kitara Veuve also had a day out int he 115cm official class where he jumped a super first round.
WEEKEND OF WORLD CUPS:
We juggled a few different riders and horses over the course of the weekend but Kitara Chandon was the standout in her performances. She really stepped up and jumped better over the course of the weekend. She jumped super rounds in the 4 year old class where she jumped clear int eh 1st round to go into the optimum time jump off where the optimum time was 48 seconds. She got around the 90cm course in 47.5 seconds, which would have seen her int he top 5, however she had one unfortunate rail which left her in 7th place. She then went on to step up and jump the big open 110cm classes on Sat and Sun and she stepped up to the plate jumping amazingly with just 1 down each day but considering she would have been one of the only few 4 year olds in the class of 100+ horses she did extremely well and tackled the course like a pro - very proud! Ernie rode Chandon throughout the weekend.
Next was Kitara Veuve, who, of course jumped super not wanting to touch any rails! Veuve jumped 2 super rounds int he 5 year old 105cm class to finish a very close 2nd place with Gab Kuna in the saddle. Veuve then went on to join little sister Chandon in the open 110cm class jumped a super double clear on saturday but too slow to place and again jumped super on Sunday, however had 1 uncharacteristic rail in the power part of the course.
Cormabo also joined the team where Ernie rode him on the Friday in the 120cm class finishing 5th and Gab Kuna had the ride for Sat and Sun where he jumped the open 120cm classes.
The young horse team will now head to the CDI dressage on Saturday again out at SIEC for the jumping classes. Kitara Bellefon and Kitara Chandon will be in the 4 year old class and Kitara Veuve will go in the 5 year old class.
The following Sunday we will be taking the new 'bunch' of youngsters out after a few weeks of back in work training and a clip jon to Northsdie for thier first outing. Kitara Billecart, Kitara Boizel and Kitara Bollinger will pop around the 65 and 80cm classes.
Results to follow....
Kitara Veuve coing 2nd in the 5 year old class at SIEC
|Posted by Dom Ingvall on April 7, 2013 at 9:50 PM||comments (0)|
We had to say good buy to our beautiful mare Kitara Bon Jouet (aka Bonnie) by Budweiser out of Memphis Belle, who has been sold to WA to eventing rider Sally Ellis. Bonnie was bred by us 4 years ago and she now embarks on a new career in the west. She was sold sight unseen and we wish Sally and Bonnie all the best and hope thay have a fantastic time together. Bonnie being a super quality mare who is already out and about doingher jumping shows is sure to be a star for the future!
The WA show team have now left Kitara Lodge after a successful 4 weeks of showing here on the East. We hope to see them back next year with some new horses too.
We also have a new resident rider aswell as a new groom. Ernie Connell has flown out from the UK with a very impressive Resume including 3 x Individual Gold in the European Showjumping Championships and he also brings with him his super groom, Amy Carter who will be seen out and about with us and the team.
We have had some show results aswell since the last news post. Including:
CASTLE HILL SHOW:
Corambo won the 105 open and his stable mate young Kitara Veuve came a close 2nd in the same class resulting in both horses receiveing their first set of point. With Gabrielle Kuna in the saddle.
Corambo had a lazy rail in the 115cm open and Kitara Veuve had an uncharacteristic rail in he first round in the 115cm aswell but very good exposure for the young gelding with camden show being full of attractions.
SHOWCASE OF SHOWJUMPING:
Kitara Veuve competed in the 5 year old class and looked like a total pro around the tough enough 115cm class with a double clear round finishing 4th with Gabby Kuna in the saddle.
The horses will next be going on an outing to NRC Comp day with Kitara Chandon, Kitara Bellefon, Kitara Veuve and Corambo all entered.
|Posted by Dom Ingvall on March 3, 2013 at 10:05 PM||comments (0)|
The team of horses are now in full work and getting geared up for the shows. We currently have 5 horses in work and with several shows coming up.
Unfortunately SSJC was cancelled on Sunday where we had Bella and Veuve going, but we do have those 2 plus Rambo entered for NRC jump comp next Sunday and then aiming Veuve for the 5 year old class at the Sydney Jumping at Sydney Polo Grounds in early April.
The horses will be competed by my good friend and jump rider Gabrielle Kuna as i will be temporarily taking a back seat due to having a baby in August.
At Kitara Lodge we have been very busy with clinics booked due to this ongoing wet weather aswell as the Western Australian Show team here with 4 horses for the month of March at the Grand Nationals, Pony Nationals and the Arabian show in the lead up to the Sydney Royal.
We do currently have a few new agistement vaccancies available - please email email@example.com for more info.
We also have a few youngster for sale both jumpers and suitable eventers.
|Posted by Dom Ingvall on January 23, 2013 at 1:05 AM||comments (0)|
so 2013 will bring a few new changes to Kitara Lodge. Unfortunately Jonathan wont be with us as of next week - he will be mebarking on his next life journey, in the meantime i will be taking over the reins of the schooling of the youngsters yet again and look forward to having a sit on some of my babies i have bred.
They will still be seen out competing in the showjumping arena in the next few months.
There are some agistment and spelling vaccancies available - please email for current price list and options available.
We also have a good selection of performance horse for sale everything from foals and yearlings up to well perfored campaigners. Email for a list of quality horses for sale.
5 year old FOR SALE
|Posted by Dom Ingvall on January 9, 2013 at 6:50 PM||comments (0)|
so Xmas and New Year has come and gone and heres to a successful 2013!
This year is exciting for our breeding program as not only have our babies grown up and started their careers in the real world they are now at the level we can start showing off in the bigger rings with Kitara Veuve aiming for his first D-grade start early this year all grown up with his own jumping card and all and his younger siblings also now hitting the 1-1.10 m classes.
The breeding program itself this year has been a bit slow with our mares not playing the breeding game - taking a little more time and effort than first hoped to get some awesome bloodlines comning through with new stock.
We have, however got a few positive pregnancies with Scout (Monopol) going into foal to Budweiser first go and our 3 year old Bristol (Budweiser/Scout) going in foal to the new jumping sensation in Europe KANNAN!! We are very excited for this foal to hit the gorund.
We also have 2 clients mares who have also gone into foal. The lovely TB mare, Holly owned by Marina Hunt has gone straight into foal to Budweiser earlier in the season aswell as the old timer, 26 year old Katia, who is a rare breed of Whaler, owend by Whaler enthusiast Arron Hinks, has taken to her stallion (yes, a Whaler :)) at her ripe old age.
We have 1 more combination to hopefully get in foal and that will be us done for this season.
JUST A REMINDER - Budweiser is still collecting semen at $1,800 LFG until March.
Most of the youngsters are back in work now and ready for another year.
|Posted by Dom Ingvall on November 20, 2012 at 4:35 PM||comments (0)|
Our babies have all now had an outing or 2 each with some very promising performances.
The team headed to SSJC last month with 5 year old Veuve who jumped 2 super rounds, a clear in the 90cm and just 1 unlucky rail early on int he 100cm. the 4 year olds also performed well in the baby ring for their first outing back after a spell with Bonnie being a star jumping a clear round in the 75cm and just 1 down in the 80cm and Bella jumping 2 clear rounds, one in the 75 and one in the 80cm.
Pictured here is Kitara Bellefon (Bella)
The team then headed to NRC for another outing:
Veuve jumped really well - a bit fresh out but thats fine - he jumped a clear round in the 95cm and then 1 early rail in the 105cm - gearing up fo the upcoming SSJC End of year champs and 5 year old class at ISS.
4 year old Chandy has her first outing being an absolute star - jumping 2 fantastic clear rounds in the 60 and 70cm classes, skipping the baby 50cm class all together and Bella also tagging along or the outings jumping 2 very good rounds, a clear round in the 70cm and the last rail in the jump of fin the 80cm round! sooo close!
Bonnie, Veuve, Chandy and Bella will all head out to SSJC End of year champs then Bonnie and Veuve will go to ISS to compete in the 4 and 5 year old classes. GOOD LUCK BABIES!
|Posted by Dom Ingvall on October 9, 2012 at 2:50 AM||comments (0)|
Kitara Lodge is coming into busier times and we welcome a few new clients and some familiar horse faces back to Kitara Lodge.
Firstly due to the large amount of horses now being cared for here at Kitara Lodge we welcome new staff member, Suzy, who is local and comes to play ponies with us 3 days a week aswell as completing her TAFE course (Horse Husbandry).
We would also like to welcome Rebecca Beaumont and Kitara Moet back to Kitara Lodge - Moet was sold to Rebecca in March this year and have moved to base here at Kitara Lodge which is great to see. Along with Rebecca we also welcome Alyce Smith and her heavily pregnant QH mare, Abbey, due to foal mid October. Mares and foals must be the flavour of the month as we also welcome Angela Jeffrey and her TB mare, Skye and 2 week old filly, Hazel.
We would also like to congratulate Veronica Cracknell on the purchase of Beautiful Doll for her granddaughter Samara who will stay at Kitara Lodge for a few weeks prior to relocating. Dolly is Samara's first horse and she is very excited for her new best friend.
We are now taking bookings for Summer Spelling positions...these do fill fast so dont hesitate to contact us for your horses needs.
|Posted by Dom Ingvall on October 9, 2012 at 2:40 AM||comments (0)|
Its well overdue but our foal have hit the ground.
With imported dressage mare Heraldine (Gisela) being 4 weeks overdue, we were all getting very anxious as to when we would meet her precious bundle of joy by imported semen dressage sensation, Scolari. Gisela, did however give birth to a beautiful, tall colt that his owner named Sydney
Sydney and mum
Aswell as Sydney we are also caring for another 2 foals. One being a cheeky colt, Rocky, now 2 weeks old and an equally cheeky filly also 2 weeks old named Hazel. Hazel and her TB mum Skye are both here after Skye had a traumatic colic surgery directly after giving birth to Hazel. Skye and Hazel moved to Kitara Lodge for intensive care after the surgery was performed at Agnes Banks. Although Skye has taken everything very well, Hazel doesnt seem to have noticed anything is wrong with mum and is by far the cheekiest one we have had at Kitara Lodge so far, but equally as loving happy to give the staff plenty of kisses.
We are now awaiting just 1 foal to foal down. This being Abbey's foal, owned by Alyce Smith. The 4 foals will then enjoy some time together in a big paddock with all their mums happy and healthy.
On another note - Budweiser's breeding season has begun - HURRY as SPECIAL OFFER ends 31st October 2012.
|Posted by Dom Ingvall on September 5, 2012 at 6:20 AM||comments (0)|
Although Kitara Lodge doesnt have any personal mares due to foal we do have 2 clients mares who are due to foal, with one very anticipated foal 9 days overdue!!!
Imported German Dressage mare, Heraldine, granddaughter of Harvard was due to give brith to a Scolari (imp semen) on the 28th August, making her now 9 days overdue - she is slowly, but surely making progress towards the arrival of her foal. The other mare is a lovely stock horse due to give birth to a stockhorse foal on Saturday - however i have a feeling she will hold onto her bub for a while yet aswell.
Continuing with the breeding theme - the season has now begun with Budweiser eagerly awaiting some collections Budweiser is standing at stud this season at a special promotional offer to the first 20 approved mares at a ridiculous SPECIAL PRICE of $1,100 LFG (excl Mare costs) - SO HURRY IN A BOOK AND PAY BY THE 31ST OCTOBER 2012.
We currently have a selection of under $5,000 allrounder horses for sale including one for everyone. 7-12 year olds, mares and geldings ranging from15.2hh-17.1hh. Priced from $3,500.
Check out their in detailed ads on HorseZone:
and on our FOR SALE page
They are all lovely natured and are looking for new riders to enjoy some more fun!