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|Claire Seidl riding Grand Prix Dressage horse Rolex|
|23 month old TS Wicked showing lovely movement in hand|
|'Dad' Worldwide PB wowing the crowd|
Tennyson Stud, based in the historic Windsor area of NSW, came alive on Saturday 17 September for their Open Day and Masterclass.
Seven horses were presented to an enthralled crowd, who participated with many questions prompting insights and training tips from stud principal, Claire Seidl. Claire displayed her soft, correct and adaptable riding style which showed each horse off at their best, with relaxation and rhythm a consistent feature throughout.
The morning started off with the lovely Rolex, who is competing nationally at Grand Prix level. Rolex demonstrated the warm up needed for a higher level horse, and described to the crowd the feel she is looking for at certain stages of the work session. Once warmed up, Claire and Rolex debuted their exciting new Grand Prix Kur, which flowed beautifully.
Next presented was the eye catching TS Wow, a recently started filly by Worldwide PB x Falcon Crystal. Wow is a favourite of Claire’s and is being retained by the stud to enhance the breeding program, and become a competition prospect. Wow showed a sparky temperament, and Claire explained how she goes about managing the energy, and finding the required relaxation.
Tennyson Stud’s three resident geldings were presented next, with TS Wildfox, TS Whip It, and TS Watchout strutting their stuff for the crowd. All three were very accepting of the interesting changes to their daily training environment. TS Watchout, who is owned by Melissa Yee, and trained by Melissa and Claire, showed amazing balance and maturity for his age. TS Whip It, the tall, lanky bay showed how the Worldwide PB lines can cross so successfully with a quality TB mare, producing a very elegant, modern type. TS Wildfox showed why he is a favourite with so many helpers at Tennyson Stud, with his fabulous character and quality paces. TS Wildfox and TS Whip It are proudly offered for sale.
After the fabulous display of youngstock, it was time to meet ‘Dad’! Worldwide PB wowed the crowd with his remarkable temperament, young Eliza Babazogli in the saddle to warm him up, showing off his rideability. Claire then rode Worldwide PB, displaying his jaw dropping walk, his floating, powerful trot, and his incredibly balanced and uphill canter. Claire talked about some of the tools she uses to keep Worldwide sharp in his work, with the crowd clearly seeing where his qualities are being passed on to progeny.
As a display of the future direction of Tennyson Stud, the young colt, TS Wicked, was displayed in hand. TS Wicked, who, at not quite two years old, showed real maturity while being worked in front of the crowd, and displayed how he is indeed an exciting prospect for the future.
The exciting finish to the display was TS Dubai (D-Day x Victorieux), with her beautiful two week old foal at foot, TS Whitsunday (by Worldwide PB). The pair stole the show, both displaying jaw dropping paces, and reliable temperaments, both handling the atmosphere like pros.
After this excellent display, the crowd were guided on a tour through the stud, seeing the quality broodmares, as well as other youngstock varying from the three day old TS Danieli (Dancier x TS Welcome), to weanlings and two year olds. The group then enjoyed a BBQ on the picturesque decking.
Tennyson Stud would like to thank all visitors who supported the Open Day, all helpers, and sponsors, Mitavite, Horsezone and International Animal Health.
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