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Craig & Prue Barrett
403 McMullins Road,
Branxton. NSW. 2335
Ph/Fax: 0249 383308
Author Archives: Prue
16hh mare by Staccato out of Sandhills Jazz (Jive Magic – APH Samland)
Swing is a beautifully bred mare who oozes class and presence. She has lovely movement with natural swing and cadence.
She would suit a capable young rider who is looking to bring on a young horse in dressage or eventing. She has had 2 competition outings and has been a pleasure to ride and handle at the competitions.
She is naturally forward going and straight forward to ride in a snaffle in all phases. She is confidently jumping 95cm with great form and competing EvA80 eventing.
$16,500 inc GST
We are offering one of our foundation broodmares for sale in foal.
This lovely mare is from the same dam line as Sandhills Special!
Glint is a full sister to “Sandhills Brillaire” who won Adelaide 4* in 2012 and also “Sandhills Glamour” who has bred some lovely jumping and eventing horses currently being campaigned by James Mooney and Emma Mason.
Glint is by Staccato (Salute) and has the thoroughbred lines of Sir Ivor, Galverston, Beuna Shore, Pacific Prince and King of Babylon.
DOB 1/1/06 12yo
Glint has bred some lovely horses for us with both frozen semen and live cover and has even run in a paddock with a young colt and gone in foal. She is the dam of Sandhills Sensation and Sandhills Shimmer to name a few and we have 2 young fillies by Christian.
We have decided to keep 2 of her fillies and we aren’t able to keep all of the broodmares we would like due to the drought.
She has a positive pregnancy test to Biwa XX who is by Lonhro, due 9 Jan 2020. Biwa breeding below. Glint is unbroken.
$5,500 inc GST
As everyone knows, the drought is hitting us pretty hard in the Hunter Valley so, we have made the tough decision to put quite a few horses on the market that we wouldn’t normally be looking to sell.
One of these gems is Sandhills Spice.
Spice is out of Sandhills Secret who is the dam of Sandhills Special and is by Sandhills Cristiano who is by imported semen, Christian. Spice contains the most amazing jumping and eventing breeding and although looking a little fluffy at the moment, will be the most stunning individual.
$6,600 inc GST
Click here for Christian pedigree and photos
4yo Chestnut mare 16.1hh DOB 27/11/13
A lovely young horse who has just been to her first EvA60 competition at Denman and won!
Sandhills Bliss is a lovely moving mare who is also very attractive.
Bliss is currently ridden by Olivia Barton and has a beautiful mouth with natural cadence and swing in her movement. She has a well balanced canter with natural jump and engagement. Bliss has found it very easy to be round and has offered it without any issues.
Bliss is a truly lovely mare with great potential. Bliss is by Regardless R (Regardez Moi) and out of Sandhills Beetle who is out of the same mare as Staccato, sire of 2 Adelaide 4* winners.
16.2hh Brown gelding DOB 4.02.13
This is a stunning individual who is from the same dam as Sammi Birch’s Hunter Valley II who was selected as reserve for the Rio Olympics and would have been selected for WEG 2018 except he sustained a small injury prior to the team being announced. His dam’s sire, Brilliant Invader needs no introduction, as he is the sire of Blyth Tait’s World Champion Ready Teddy and also many of Wendy Schaeffer’s top level eventers.
He is by Staccato who sired 2 winners of Adelaide 4*!
This horse was bred to jump and gallop and has the most amazing looks.
He is going kindly under saddle and is consistently on the bit and has started jumping under saddle.
He shows enormous promise as a jumper free schooling as he is sharp in front and happy to use his hind end.
8yo 16.2hh Brown mare by Raise A Stanza from Sandhills Cadenza (Staccato)
Josie is a lovely personality with scope to burn. She is successfully competing EvA105 eventing and showjumping 1.10m. She is a naturally careful jumper and is schooling leg yield, shoulder-in and counter canter on the flat. She has numerous placings at EvA95 level and is now consolidating at 105 level.
A stunning filly with the most amazing jumping breeding including wonderful thoroughbred jumping bloodlines.
Price $22,000 inc GST
Feldale Better Days
7yo 15.3hh brown gelding
Sandhills Style is bred for the job. He is out of Sandhills Special currently competing 3* with Prue and he is by Stakkatol (Stakkatol youngster was highest price at this years PSI auction in Germany) who is by the legendary sire Stakkato (leading German jumping sire for many years). Style is a result of many years of performance breeding at Sandhills. His dam, Sandhills Special, is by Croftlea Artisan and out of Sandhills Secret. Secret is by Staccato (standing at Sandhills) and out of the grand dam of Sandhills Brillaire.
This is a very special individual and reluctantly offered for sale.
He is currently competing EvA105 and confidently jumping 1.15m. Although small in stature, he is a lovely moving horse with an expressive jump and has scope to burn. This horse has it what it takes to go to the top.
If you are interested in Style please call Craig on 0407 383308
“Sandhills Stanza” 7yo 16hh chestnut mare by Raise A Stanza out of a “Sandhills Secret” (by Staccato) Secret is the dam of “Sandhills Special”.
Stanza is a beautifully bred mare with an amazing attitude to life. She has started her competition life with little fuss and is confidently jumping 1m. She is a very careful jumper and has scope to burn. Stanza has the ability and temperament to be a serious competition horse for someone looking for that special partner. She can be ridden by a junior so would even suit a younger rider who is looking for their 1st young horse to bring on.
Stanza has the looks and bling to go with her lovely attitude! This is a serious competition horse and has the ability to go up through the grades quickly.
Craig and Prue Barrett have a unique set of skills to guide you through all aspects of riding and horsemanship skills. Their coaching approach includes the following features:
Training in top class facilities in all Olympic Disciplines
Individual and group lessons
Cross country coaching at Sandhills
School sport equestrian programs
NCAS Coach Accreditation including Riding and Horse Management Certificates
Live in coaching packages at Sandhills with rider and horse accommodation
Clinics Australia wide
High Performance Coaching Packages
Craig and Prue offer a unique package targeted at riders who have aspirations to compete for Australia at the highest level. In their own coaching and riding experience, they have found that many riders already possess the talent and work ethic to allow them to achieve their goals but the piece that is missing is often someone to guide them through the minefield of decisions that are required along the way. Some of these decisions may be training related, which event to do next, when to upgrade or simply, someone to discuss ideas with. Prue has extensive experience in managing elite rider programs on a national level and together with Craig, they intend to offer this very personalised service to the development of international riders in Australia. This package is designed to work alongside riders’ individual coaches and squad programs and does not designate Craig and Prue exclusively as the riders’ coaches. This program includes personalised training and competition planning (including FEI MER requirements); performance analysis including video review of dressage, x-country and showjumping; coaching at events; tracking of results; veterinary services management and rider sponsor/ owner support. Another important element of success in high performance sport is operating as part of a team. Members of this program have the opportunity to train with Craig and Prue at Sandhills alongside likeminded people who share the same endeavours. This is a unique service being offered to a select number of riders who are already competing at 2 and 3* level and are serious about competing internationally for their country.
The facilities at Sandhills include
25 x 70 all weather dressage arena
30 x 75 all weather jumping arena with full course
Cross country training including water jump, bank, ditches and portables
Grass covered sand uphill circular 900m gallop track