Home' Horse Deals Magazine : Horse Deals January 2013 Contents How long were you searching for your perfect horse? In all honesty we
weren’t looking for a hack. We always buy the Horse Deals & have a look at
what is out there for sale. I noticed his advertisement & loved the look of
him & mentioned it to Mum. He looked like my dream hack.
What was ‘it’ about Rock Republic that made you call? I loved the
photographs of him; he looked very light & uphill. His age & height were
also very appealing & what we would look for in a hack. We asked for some
video footage to be sent through & really liked him. His rider was heading
overseas which was his reason for sale & a week before she was due to
fly out he slipped under the fence & cut his leg. We were very concerned
about the thought of purchasing a horse with a cut leg but found his rider
to be very honest on the phone & genuinely loved the horse & thought it
was worth a chance to have a look at him.
What was your first impression when you saw him in real life? It was love
at first sight. He was everything we had hoped he would be & after riding
him we knew he was the one.
Was it an instant decision to purchase him? It was an instant decision to
purchase him however it took some negotiating between the owner, rider
& ourselves to make the purchase.
How long did it take him to settle into his new home? It took Rocco very
little time to settle into his new home. He was in heaven in his paddock
with clover to his knees & tucked in snuggly in his stable at night.
What were your initial plans for him at purchase? Our initial plans
for Rocco were foremost to get his cut leg healed. It took two & a half
months of bandaging for it to heal. We were hoping he would be our ideal
Smartest on Parade & Riding Class Mount/Open Hack.
How long have you
Since October 2011.
What have you
done together so
We have had
a season of
together & have
Smartest on Parades,
many Champion Hacks, Champion Riders & Supreme Saddle Horse at
Walbundrie Show 2012.
Has he lived up to your expectations? He has lived up to our
expectations and more.
Your most memorable moment together so far? At the recent 2012
SHCV Masters Horse of the Year he won the Intermediate Large Hack &
carried me to win the Intermediate Rider 21 years & over. The next day
he carried me to Top Ten Rider 21 years & over, placing 4th overall.
Any special achievements? At the 2012 Macquarie Bank Hack
Championships I rode him to place 2nd in his Preliminary Hack class &
good friend Simon De Leeuw rode him to Top Eight Large Open Hack.
What is his breeding? He is a Thoroughbred by Quest For Fame out
Describe his personality, temperament & quirks? Rocco has a very
cheeky, playful personality. He has to be the centre of attention at all
times & will do anything including pulling his boots off or chewing his rug
to get your attention. He loves his food & is obsessed with carrots. He
hates flies & if you don’t put enough repellent under his stomach he will
pigroot to get them away from him. He has a lovely temperament for a
Thoroughbred & has been ridden by children as young as 9.
How would you describe your partnership? He is my best friend.
How has he fitted in with your life? Rocco has fitted into my life
perfectly. I have health issues & it has been lovely to have an educated
hack to enjoy.
Your plans for the future? My dream is to qualify & compete at
What advice could you give to readers seeking their Gem? Write
down a list of must haves in your dream horse. When looking for your
horse compare the potential horse with your list & try to get as close as
possible. Think with your head & not your heart. Be prepared to wait for
the perfect horse, they usually come around when you are not looking.
Why is Rocco your Gem? My Mum (Libby Green) owns & runs Kurrajong
Park Equestrian Centre in Wangaratta. Rocco fits in perfectly getting
pats, treats & kisses from clients including tiny young children. He is an
absolute joy to ride & show & has the biggest personality which you
cannot help but love. We would love to thank Kelli Cartledge & Rose
Walker for allowing us to purchase him.
As advertised in the October 2011
Issue of Horse Deals...
of the month...
Phone (03) 5659 6338
Eliza & Rock Republic have won a fantastic woollen ‘Horse Deals Gem’ rug thanks to Skye Park & Horse Deals. If you would like to nominate your horse
to be the ‘Gem of the Month’ send in your name, phone number, a picture & a brief description of your horse to email@example.com
A stunning, elegant 7yo, 16.1hh TB geld. He has 3
rhythmic paces, a snaffle mouth and an exc work ethic
makes him a successful show and dressage mount.
Boasting light, uphill movement with eye catching
looks he is never unplaced and qualifies easily. Placed
at Royal and top show level. Competing prelim/novice
dressage, training elem with many wins and high
scores up to 72%. Qualified for Canberra Royal 2012
with many Championship wins. A wonderful fun horse
with loads of personality he will be sadly missed and
is only offered for sale to an approved show home.
A huge future. 100% sound and drug free, genuine
reasons for sale, rider going overseas. Re-advertised
due to updated phone number. $18,500. Phone Rose 0410 474 427, Sutton, NSW.
and Eliza Green
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