Just touching base with you with an update for my sponsors....finally one that involves me riding and competing again! After what seemed to be a break lasting forever, I have finally made it back into the saddle and am out to compete again! 2015 saw me having shoulder surgery and being out of the saddle for a number of months. Due to this I spent much time developing new clinics and clients, was again nominated for Equestrian Victoria's Coach of The Year. I also wrote the Victorian Young Rider program for Equestrian Victoria, a program that has been backed by the PCAV and HRCAV and implemented by Equestrian Victoria. Upon returning to the saddle I have focused on returning my horses to peak fitness. We have also a new addition to the family, a beautiful filly, Valentina (Versace/Don Frederico).
Valentina joins our beautiful Negro filly from last year from the same dam. I now have two very exciting young horses joining my team for the future.
Over the past month I have taken my FEI horse, CJP Winchester, out to his first comps in 12mths! We are almost at peak fitness again, returning to competition at PSG/Inter 1 level again, focusing on gaining further strength and fitness for the Grand Prix. CJP Winchester has returned back to the competition arena competing at both Werribee and Boneo Park, placing 2nd in the Inter 1 tests and 4th in the PSG with very pleasing scores, qualifying to compete in the PSG Cup at Dressage and Jumping With The Stars in March. CJP Winchester will be soon making an Inter A/B start before heading into a Big Tour start. We are very pleased with his progress, strength and ability for the GP movements. I have attached a clip of our training of the tempi changes, they are not established but a very good start being that we only need 15 for the GP test!
I have also taken on the position as one of the Equestrian Victoria State Eventing Squad Dressage coaches. We had our first squad weekend at Werribee last weekend which was a great success.
Looking ahead..... the plan for the remainder of February will be to further develop CJP Winchester in preparation for DJWTS and then on to an Inter A or B start shortly after. SPH Donner Cara will also make her debut into the dressage ring. Another exciting aspect to look forward to this year is my return trip to Germany to again train with Hubertus Schmidt for a month to focus on further consolidating the GP movements. I am very privileged to have this opportunity again. It is 10yrs this year that Hubertus has been my mentor, guiding and assisting me in my development as a rider.
A very successful start to the year is setting the tone for a fantastic 2016 ahead! Again, a big thank you for your continued support and guidance.
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Hi Form is excited to present our first ever Holistic event featuring health and training presentations from some of Australia's most loved professionals. This event is taking place on the official Horse's birthday, Saturday, August 1st at Parkview Riding Centre, Wonga Park. For more information and a full list of who is participating, please click here.
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Hi Form are thrilled and humbled to announce to you all our newest Sponsored rider - Pete Comiskey!! We welcome Pete who has been a regular user of Hi Form products on his competition team for the past 18 months with great success. For those of you not in the Campdrafting community, Pete has won all of the most prestigious Campdraft events in Australia (some multiple times) and has won the ACA Open Rider Title an incredible 20 times!! We are so happy to have Pete, Bryony, his wonderful family and his amazing team of horses as part of the Hi Form family and can't wait to see what this partnership brings.
Thank you to all our wonderful customers who continue to support our products and services.
Once again we have been exceeding all our expectations with sales and the amazing results we have been seeing with so many horses is incredibly rewarding. Every day is a new day for all of us at Hi Form and every day is exciting. We love what we do!!! If you require any further advice or information on the any of the Hi Form products please do not hesitate to contact us firstname.lastname@example.org
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Thorwood Swan Song
This beautiful boy is owned by Sheryl and Denis Ferry of Highland Park Show Horses he is prepared exclusivley on Hi Form and wow look at this boy's coat!!! Thanks for sharing with us Sheryl
We welcome our Agronomist Steve Dickson
Steve lives in Bannockburn and has an advanced diploma of applied science in Farm Management. He has been an Agronomist for 15 years
Steve operates Crop Plus Agronomy which was formed in 2007 advising a group of farmers on cereal and pasture production in SW Vic
In the summer months he prepares standardbred yearlings for the APG Melbourne yearling sales. He is available for consultations and works closely with the Hi Form team to ensure pasture management is a huge part of your horse’s health and well being. Read Steve's first article on our Research and Nutrtion link under articles