Ava, a lover of Thoroughbreds, is thrilled to welcome Ricochet Bullet, her third Team Thoroughbred Graduate, to her competitive team. Ricochet Bullet joins former Belltrees residents, ‘Bobs Cooltoo’ (AKA Harvey) and ‘Shepley’, adding to the mix in Ava’s stable.
Bobs Cooltoo, Ava’s first Team Thoroughbred NSW graduate, had a very successful 2023 as her main competition horse. After a brief racing career, Harvey underwent retraining at Belltrees before finding a home with Ava on her family’s Northern NSW Farm. Described by Ava as the “Coolest, quietest guy out there”, Harvey can transition seamlessly from the perfect competition mount to the ideal Pony Club partner. Their notable achievement came at the Inaugural Equimillion competition, where they took out the Junior 80cm Showjumping class and $15,000 in prizemoney. Motivated by this success, Ava and Harvey are focusing on eventing and showjumping, aiming for continued success in 2024.
Having fallen in love with Harvey, Ava returned to Belltrees to find another valuable addition, this time for her mother, Rebecca. Shepley, formerly trained by Tracey Bartley, joined Belltrees and embarked on his retraining journey. Described by Ava as possessing “the most gentle and kind nature”, Shepley has proven to be safe and easy to handle, making him the ideal horse for her Rebecca to develop her skills. Shepley has already participated in some low-level events, showcasing his potential as a dressage champion. Exciting plans are in store for Rebecca and Shepley in 2024!
The newest addition to Ava’s team is ‘Ricochet Bullet’ (AKA ‘Frankie’), who has seamlessly settled into the family. With promising potential as a future eventing champion, 2024 will be used to understand Frankie’s skills and ability off the track.
We wish Ava and her team of talented Thoroughbreds good luck in 2024.
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