!I grew up in Goulburn NSW and was introduced to Shetland ponies at birth. Growing up with them until the age of 13. We relocated to Port Macquarie NSW and lived in town until the age 25. My first horseback into the Equine lifestyle was an ex-race horse gelding.
My father's passion for Shetland ponies resparked and as the story goes 1 turned into 2, 2 turned into 10 and so on.
I began showing the shetlands at an Agriculture level alongside my younger brother and quickly escalated to Society run shows, pony of the year events and back on to Royal events.
My love for Welsh Mountain Ponies started with an Osory Gelding purchased for my daughter. A brilliant Palomino boy. Traveling all over NSW to show him off. I purchased an Osory filly and slowly I branched out into my own Welsh Mountain pony Stud. Owning some stunning foundation Mares with great old and imported lines.
"Hailzyn Park Welsh Mountain Ponies".
The name Hailzyn Park is a mixture of letters of my three children Hayleigh, Jaxzyn and Laekyn's names. My children help paddock name all our pony babies as well as show in hand. At the present moment I am showing 2 stallions (Osory Pas de Chavel a WMP and Yeo Lodge Magician a Shetland) as well as two homegrown youngstock fillies (Hailzyn Park Affirmation & Hailzyn Park Admire).
I have thoroughly enjoyed my judging experiences around NSW and previous association with the local pony clubs.
I love learning colour genetics & spend majority of family conversations looking through pony pedigrees. "
"I have been riding for the last 24 years. I have competed in all disciplines but prefer the less scary life now and just do showing, dressage and we're members of British Riding Clubs. My partner was none horsey, now he never misses a show and is always on hand to help best he can! (Top unpaid groom!) I currently have a 15.2hh Skewbald cob who is my absolute world, we have so much fun together. I judge at least once a year for Miniature Horse Club of Great Britain in the performance classes, I absolutely love it, seeing the little Shetlands and miniature horses trotting round will never get old!"