The "End of an Era" Sale Report
Marena Sirocco, one of the last Sun Puff (Imp) foals was sold to Mr Michael Scafidi of Clybucca, who has had great success with his pony, Marena Royal Dream.
Rod and Gayna Harvey purchased two of the Broodmares, Marena Sun Folly and Marena Elite to start their Santana Stud which will be aimed at breeding special ponies suitable for children. Both mares had been served by Marena Sky Chief.
Marena Moondust was sold prior to the Auction to 4 year old Tameeka Woodbury who is riding her happily everywhere. They even attended Pony Club recently and participated in all the activities.
The success of the Sale was due in no small part to the effort of many fine folk who helped during preparations and the event: Pat & Paul Levick, Brian McDonald, Kath Jones, Andrea Evans, Gittan Ingles, Cheryl Anderson, Kier Ferrie, Emma Hollows, Kristie Nichols, Sarah Micellef, Tammy Arundel, Amanda Marfleet, Jared Ashbrook, Nicki Melross, Alex Keith, Haley Jeffreys, Ellie Nichols, Anna Nichols, Mikayla Symonds, Jessie Johnson, Janet Newcombe, Sharon Ridsdale, Peter Walker, Meaw (from Thailand), Brad Walker and Lindy Walker Johnson.
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With the success of the Sale on 28th January, we are contemplating a similar sale once a year. As Lindy has two small children it is difficult to run Marena Stud and show horses extensively to perform and sell horses.
If an annual sale was held, Lindy would have 12 months to train the horses in the special Marena Way that has proved so successful over the years. The horses would then be offered fully trained and ready to go with. This is an interesting concept that we are fully investigating. We would like your thoughts about such a sale - if you would let us know your ideas or suggestions by phone or e-mail we would be most grateful.
Of course though retired, Bruce and I will be their to help and support Lindy when we are home. I will still have an interest with my few brood mares and I do enjoy watching the breaking in and training of the young horses as they develop into such wonderful and responsible animal under our careful tuition.
Lindy will concentrate on the riding lessons and the schools and will expand that side of the business. She will do horse training for other people but do fewer show competitions.
The stallions will stand at Stud for the 2006 season. Shifting, Marena Legende, Marena Sky Chief, Cedar Lodge Conrad and our Warmblood stallion by Salute, Marena Gala Salute. Bookings are now being taken and a Stud Brochure is available. Agistment will be available in the stables and yards as well as our lush paddocks with plenty of shade and safe fences.
As part of our retirement plans, we aim to travel with friends Pauline & Rod Fredericks of Perth to England and then on to Kentucky. The Fredericks' son, Clayton lives in England now and competes in all major Eventing fixtures. He has produced a special dressage saddle and another for jumping that he introducing to the market. Whilst in England we will be staying with Clayton and attending horse events.
While we are in Kentucky we will attending a Four Star Horse Trials to promote Clayton's new saddles. We will stay in Lexington, the home of the great US Thoroughbred sales, tour the Blue Grass country of Kentucky and visit the famous Thoroughbred horse studs.
From there we return to England to attend the Badminton Horse Trials before coming back home.
Our congratulations to the buyers of our horses at the End of an Era Sale. We wish you the very best of luck with them.
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HB & M Walker
336 Yarramalong Road, Wyong NSW 2259
Phone/Fax: +61 (0)2 4352 1707