What is Horsezone?
The Horsezone.com.au concept itself was born from the infamous fire and flood auction in 2009 where over $140,000 was raised for victims of the disaster. The site was officially launched by Inglis in April 2010.
The virtual equine sales ring provides the opportunity to sell horses through online classified listings while other related products such as saddlery and horse vehicles can be listed as classifieds or auctions. The site also features a comprehensive News Section, Business Directory, Event Calender, Stallion Profiles and Gallery. Horsezone is well on its way to fulfilling its goal of becoming the number one horse sales site in Australasia.
Horsezone is promoted via print and online media plus an extensive sponsorship portfolio and the site's Club Contribution Scheme with other 1000 equestrian clubs from various states and disciplines. Clubs are encouraged to register and promote Horsezone to their membership database in return for 10% of listing fees when their members list.
In addition to our ongoing in-house marketing, Horsezone is also set to benefit from the recent sponsorship of Equestrian Australia's new online membership and competition entry system. Horsezone will provide a portal to the revolutionary system which will be co-branded Horsezone and fast-track our brand awareness and growth.
Horsezone offers the equestrian professional and enthusiast a single website to:
BUY & SELL
- Horses of all breeds and disciplines
- Saddlery and tack
- Floats and trailers
- Stable and farm supplies
- Stallion services and nominations
- Farm supplies, equipment and vehicles
- Equine giftware
- and more
SHOW, SHARE & FIND
- Australia's most comprehensive Show and Event calendar
- Directory of Equine products and services
- News and information
- Add and view photo galleries
- Forums to share your ideas and opinions
The Horsezone Team
Leah Dale – MARKETING MANAGER
Leah has been riding and competing since the age of five. Rainbow Warrior a trusted Pinto was her first horse and together they formed an unstoppable team, competing strongly throughout many years of Pony Club, being selected repeatedly to represent her club, zone and area at various events.
Versatility is a strong point when Leah is in the saddle, from Showing at the Royal to competing in Dressage, Showjumping and Western Pleasure, Leah has been successful in all disciplines that she has ventured into. More recently Leah has been saving, re-educating ex-racehorses and moving them on to loving competitive homes.
2006 was the year that Leah joined the Inglis team, becoming an asset to the company with her sound horse knowledge, computer skills and attention to detail.
TIM DREVERMAN – ACCOUNT MANAGER
Tim Grew up on the Monaro and has ridden horses all his life. Like most people its been a family thing. Following his mum and Sister to shows around the Country for many years Tim won and placed in countless rider and open classes. When Tim finally finished school he followed his dream and went and had a week of showjumping lessons with Grant Hughes. 10 years later Tim still spends countless hours riding under the watchful eye of Grant. Grant has helped Tim to produce horses to the A&B grade level in the sport of Showjumping and continues to be an amazing mentor.
Along the way Tim also built up and ran his own business, Snowy Mountains Performance Horses, based in his home town of Berridale Tim soon became known as the team coach of Snowy Mountains Grammar School Equestrian Team. Teaching the students and other locals in the region the art of riding, while also breaking in horses selling feed and running events. Tim and his crew run the Snowy Mountains Showjumping Festival in Cooma. He is also a well known announcer at many events, including the Brisbane Ekka, Melbourne and Canberra Royals to name a few.
When not talking horses, which isn't often Tim loves to hang out with his partner Rhi Ellis and do very little. Ask Rhi this very rarely happens. Tim is extremely excitied to have joined the Horsezone Team
JO JOHNSON - WEBSITE CONTENT MANAGER
Jo hails from picturesque Kilcoy, South East Queensland and is a self-confessed ‘horseaholic’. Involved with all things horsey from a young age, Jo started with pony club; followed by dressage and hacking; then upping the pace with barrel racing at rodeos; and finally, for the past twelve years, showing in western performance with her Appaloosas El Rio Prince of Dreams and Suthern Docs Dreamcat - both are state and national champions and Australian Hi Point winners.
After spending most of 2009/10 working for Glen Haven Park Australia, procurers and trainers of the 38 showjumping horses exported to Singapore for the Youth Olympic Games, Jo is a now a professional showjumping groupie, as well as an amateur western showie! Partner, Rod Flynn, breeds, shows and campdrafts Australian Stock Horses, so Jo is also a fan of these Australian icons.
An equestrian journalist for over 10 years, Jo loves writing about horses and horse people, their achievements and the highs and sometimes lows, of horsey life. In addition to Horsezone, Jo currently writes a regular column, which has been running since 2006, for Australian Performance Horse Magazine. A keen photographer, she also takes equestrian photos for Horsezone and you may see her at events busily snapping away, so be sure to say 'hi'.
When she's not busy with Horsezone and her own horses, Jo loves to catch up with friends and visit beautiful Noosa, where she can indulge in the region's great food and wine, enjoy the stunning scenery and wonderfully relaxed atmosphere.
JENNY GOODWIN – CLUB & SPONSORSHIP COORDINATOR
Jenny holds a Professional Diploma in Human Resources, is a qualified Vet Nurse and is working towards her EA Level 1 General Coaching Accreditation.
Born into a non-horsey family, Jenny drove everyone mad, talking horses non-stop and begging to ride at every opportunity. At 12 she was lucky enough to be lent a pony and headed to Donvale Pony Club where she particularly enjoyed show jumping and mounted games.
Jenny finally got her own horse at 16, a hot chestnut thoroughbred, who was a fabulous jumper and has since enjoyed training and showing a succession of off the track Thoroughbreds as well as a Riding Pony.
Jenny enjoyed a five-year break from horses while at University, living in the inner city, seeing bands and having a ball until she found a horse to lease at the old Showgrounds near Centennial Park. She ended up buying him and fell into showing, helped along by the fabulously supportive “hackies” who were in residence back then. He was a stunning horse, a grandson of the legendary Secretariat. After taking out Reserve Champion Thoroughbred at Canberra Royal in his first led class, from a field of 70, Jenny was well and truly hooked on hacking!
For the last 20 years Jenny has balanced riding with her other interest – travelling and also rides in the Snowy Mountains most years. With her recent acquisition of a talented Warmblood x TB, Jenny is now looking forward to focusing on her dressage goals.