A great week was had by the whole family with thanks to Apes Hill and the Victorian Polo Club.
We were very pleased with the arrangements by Jamie Dickson the Polo Manager.
Riding Pony Mare, 14.2hh, 2000
Mikani Park have been surprised by the wonderful success of Willowcroft Matriarch in her first season. Having only made it to 3 shows she finished in the Top 10 of Barastoc 2006 Newcomers.
Urabula Regal Promise
Sire: Willowcroft Regal Emblem
Willowcroft Hill Reef
Dam: Willowcroft Millreef
Sire: Caledonian Planet
Dam: Gold Santa
Chablis was one of the most outstanding Thoroughbreds to be shown in Victoria. An immensely elegant dapple grey mare, full of presence. Her success in-hand and under saddle were proof of her capability.
Chablis is a registered Thoroughbred and raced successfully as Gold Christmas.
Mikani Regal Splendour
APSB and Approved Riding Pony, 12hh
Sire: Keston Royal Occasion (Imp)
Dam: Euroka Jasmine
Mikani Regal Splendour was an outstanding son of the great Keston Royal Occasion (Imp) winning and placing at multiple Royal Melbourne Shows and APSB Shows both in-hand and under saddle.
Rex is the sire of many successful ponies; including Mikani Midnight Magic a multiple winner and placegetter at Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra Royal Shows as well as Finalist at Horse of the Year and other breed championships.
Nicole and Michael competing at the Yarra Valley Polo Club tournament in March 2013. Michael is riding Chelsea; purchased from Warwick Steen in Queensland. This was her first match after a terrible accident in early December 2012 from which the Mikani team did not think she would recover. We are looking forward to her improving in the 2013/14 season.
The team from Mikani spent Easter on the Gold Coast trying and playing a series of ponies from Warwick Steen.
The majority are by the lovely stallion Declarations.
In particular we were looking for some less experience ponies that could develop in line with the skills of Nicole and Michael.
We completed our visit by purchasing a lovely pair of mares; full sisters – Lotto and Magic.