bannockburn - HORSE & PONY PROFILES
BANNOCKBURN RIDING ACADEMY - "No one can teach riding so well as a horse"
Our Riding School horses and ponies:
Jock is our 11.3hh, 12yr old chestnut, Welsh pony gelding. He is very cheeky, extremely well behaved lead rein pony. He does riding lessons, treks, pony rides and takes a few of the children around the show ring.
Yogi is our 9yr old,  11hh Black roan pony gelding. He completed his first competitive season in May 2015 where he was a champion and reserve champion riding mount. He is a super sweet, honest boy. Yogi is used in the riding lessons, small trek, pony parties and shows.

Ken is our 11yr old, 15.3hh TB gelding. He is a rich chestnut with a real gentle nature and is an absolute gentlemen to ride. He is used for all of our riding services.

Dez is a 13yr old, 15.3hh Bay TB Gelding. He has evented to Pre-training and Training levels but is now enjoying a nice quiet life in the riding school teaching riders of all ages and abilities to ride.

Gypsy is a 10yr old, 15hh Chestnut TB Mare. She has been a polo horse in her younger years and then a much loved trekking/general riding horse. She is a lovely ride, loves jumping, fabulous trekking anywhere and is thoroughly enjoying her pampered life in the riding school.

Dolly is our 20yr old, 9hh mini paint pony Mare. She is a typical cheeky pony to catch, but is an absolute babe to do anything with. Fantastic with little tiny tots learning to ride.

Our Stallions:
Thomas is our 7yr old Kaimanawa Stallion. Thomas came out of the Kaimanawa ranges in May 2012, wild & scared. He is a super chilled out dude, Very cheeky, cuddly and handsome. He's a very gentle boy that he lets tiny children catch, lead, brush and sit on him. Thomas is now being broken in by one of our very talented pupils.  He will be used in the riding school by older advanced small riders to school him and compete him. 
Friday is our 6yr old Clydesdale x Stationbred Stallion.  He is a stunning paint and he knows he is stunning. Friday has just started his training under saddle and has been completely broken in by one of our Students under Beatrice's supervision and guidance. Friday is such a laid back boy, he will be our Sporthorse breeding stallion later this year.

Timber is our 2yr old Clydesdale x Quarter horse Colt. He is a beautiful red bay with a big blaze and 4 white socks. He has also just started being broken in to a light backing stage before winter. He will be turned out over winter and then brought back in to finish his breaking in under saddle. 

Other loveable creatures:
Poppy the cheeky collie x dog.
Khan the noisy German Shepherd dog.
Bertie the naughty beagle dog.
Chayse the spaz Border Collie x Hunterway.

Max the giant dopey Mastiff / Great Dane x collie.

Ginger & Spice the adventurous Kune Kune Pigs.

Gismo, Clover and Shadow the hilariously mischievous Goats.

3 cats and  lots of chickens!
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