Peaches n Cream
2015 Australian National Arabian Championships
Our golden beauty Peaches n Cream stepped out one last time at the Aussies, showing in style at her last appearance. Grumpy about her return to the ring, and several months in foal, Peaches still looked the best she ever has, and moved out very well in the second largest open derivative halter class of the show. Thanks to Andrew Thorek (who owns Peaches' son Ablue Moon's TNT) for the beautiful plaits and quartermarks. Conditioned, prepared and shown by us, our beautiful girl was awarded:
Reserve Australian Champion Arabian Pony Mare
(Champion on judge Gordon's card)
2013 Melbourne Summer Royal
Our much-admired beauty concluded her show season at the Royal. Otherwise undefeated in her Arabian Pony mare classes this season, she was awarded third place in her open halter class. We were very pleased to win the Best Presented Arabian Pony class, particularly given that it was our very first attempt at plaits!
Peaches finishes the 2012/13 season as Yarra Valley Champion, SEAHAC Champion, Victorian State Champion, Classic Winner & Arabian Summer Show Champion - all from only five outings. Conditioned and prepared at home, we are proud of her results.
Photos taken 25 January 2013 after arriving home from the Summer Royal.
2013 Arabian Summer Show
We took our golden girl along to the inaugural Arabian Summer Show, held in conjunction with the Melbourne Summer Royal. Competing in only one class, Peaches was awarded:
Champion Arabian Pony Mare
2013 Victorian Arabian Horse Classic
The very glamorous Peaches attended the Classic at Geelong Showgrounds. Many thanks to Andrew Thorek of Elmslea Park, who owns Peaches' son Ablue Moon's TNT, for his assistance with this lovely lady, who was awarded:
1st Arabian Pony Mare
2012 Victorian Arabian Championships
Our beautiful Peaches had a very long day, spending around seven hours in the float to attend the Vic Champs at Tatura. We made the decision not to stay for Supreme, as it would have seen us arrive home well after midnight. She once again behaved very well and garnered plenty of admiration on her way to being awarded:
Champion Arabian Pony Mare
Photo: Sharon Meyers
2012 Arabian Extravaganza
Our glorious mare Peaches n Cream attended the A-Class Yarra Valley and South Coast Arabian Extravaganza with good results. The amateur owner classes were very well-supported, with a line of ten impeccably presented females in Peaches' class. Thank you to those who approached us to comment on our lovely girl - she never fails to win a few hearts! As always, she showed beautifully and was awarded:
Champion Arabian Pony Mare (Yarra Valley)
Champion Arabian Pony Mare (South Coast)
Top Five (3rd) Amateur Owner Derivative Mare or Filly (Yarra Valley)
2012 Barastoc Horse of the Year
We entered Peaches for Barastoc on the basis that we would wean her colt in mid-January, giving us at least four weeks to condition and prepare her. Due to her colt's injury, Peaches ended up being pulled from the paddock only twelve days before the show. Her foal was weaned, but she then decided to 'adopt' one of the other weanlings, and was sneakily feeding her new baby through the fence (and her rug) until two days prior to the show! In spite of this, she looked lovely and was Reserve to the eventual HOTY. Quite an achievement for a mare who was unwashed, unrugged and with a foal at foot twelve days prior.
Peaches was awarded:
Reserve Champion Led Palomino Mare
2nd Led Palomino Mare under 14.2hh
2011 Royal Melbourne Horse Show
We took our glorious mare Peaches n Cream to what was only the third show of her life. She was beautifully behaved and looked superb. We were truly thrilled when Peaches was awarded:
Champion Arabian Pony Mare or Filly
1st Arabian Pony Mare 12.2 & over