‘FALCON JIGSAW’ 1991 – 2001
Many of the young horses we are currently campaigning and breeding are by our stallion Falcon Jigsaw (Jacko), who died not long after we moved to Falcon Park. Jacko was bred by John’s father, and with John began an eventing and showjumping career, winning a Pre Novice event and showing huge talent as a showjumper. Pip began riding him in early 1996 and there is a running joke in the family that she ‘stole’ him from John and turned him into a dressage horse!
Jacko ended his career on 281 points, having won a number of Championships at various levels, including Reserve National Elementary Champion in 1997, Central Coast Advanced Horse of the Year in 1999 and 2000 and Central Coast FEI Champion in 2001. He was a member of the NSW Dressage Squad in 1997.
Our broodmares are chosen because of a combination of breeding, performance and trainability.
SKANSEN CLOUD 9 – (Cloudy) February 1998 – 16.3h bay mare by Jet Set D – Lady Handcrafted (AWHA Elite Studbook).
Cloudy is one of the most beautiful mares you will ever see – In 2005 she was developing a successful dressage career and competing at Medium level when it was discovered that she had a cracked tooth, and there was an abscess in her upper jaw which required major surgery. While she was recovering we decided to put her in foal and so began her new career as a broodmare. She has had four beautiful foals for us. Falcon Lunar – a filly by Welfenadel, Falcon Royale – a colt by Royal Hit, Falcon Disco Hit – a filly by Royal Hit, and a beautiful colt by Fiji R (Florencio) in 2010. Click here for Cloudy’s performance. To see a short video clip of Cloudy in 2005, click here
FALCON LADYHAWKE – (Monday) 16.3h TB bay mare began her career as a hack. However when we bought her we discovered that she had quite a jump and John evented her to Advanced level. He always says that she was one of the most honest horses he has ever ridden. Always tried her heart out. When she was 10 years old we retired her and since then she has had four lovely foals. Viva, by Vivant, Stormboy by Premier Des Hayettes, Finale by Falcon Legacy and Sunday by Abduell II. To see a short video clip of Monday competing at Sydney 3DE 2000 (dressage and sj) and xc at St. Gregs, click here
For many of the horses we have sold, we include a video clip, photographs and performance record.
We also update with information from their current owners.
Over the last few years several ‘Falcon’ horses have been sold within Australia and overseas and have competed successfully in Great Britain, Europe, USA and Asia. Some of these horses include:
Falcon Ivory – winner of Werribee Three Star 3DE to England
Falcon Ebony – to an Olympic rider in the UK
Falcon Flash – Advanced Event horse with over 300 points to USA
Falcon Freedom – FEI Dressage horse to a top dressage rider in Korea
Falcon Dusky Knight – well bred performance stallion to Japan
Falcon Splash and Falcon Dusky Tiger – to USA where both are eventing very successfully
Falcon Fernando – Showjumper to Asia
Falcon Kittywaike – to Singapore where she was ‘Jumping Horse of the Year’ 2008/2009
Falcon Ku Ring Gai Spring – to Singapore and now competing successfully in the USA
Falcon Bosanova – Competing at Grand Prix level showjumping in Japan
Falcon Stormboy – to an eventing home in Victoria
Falcon Venus – to a dressage home in NSW
Falcon Lunar (2 yo filly by Welfenadel – Skansen Cloud 9) – to NSW for Showing and Dressage
Falcon Disco Hit (6 month filly by Royal Hit – Skansen Cloud 9) – to NSW for Dressage
Falcon Finn McCool – Showjumper by Wirragulla Hamlet – to Victoria
Falcon Stellar – to a Show home in NSW
Falcon Ringo – to a showjumping home in Victoria
Falcon Viva – to a showjumping home in Victoria.
Royal Masquerade – to a showjumping home in NSW
Falcon Casanova – to Tasmania for showing and dressage
Falcon Duellson – to an eventing home in NSW.
Falcon Finale – To a showjumping and dressage home in Victoria
Falcon Legacy – to a showjumping home in Victoria
5yo, 17.1 h brown gelding by Rudolf (by Regardez Moi) out of a Salute mare.
This is an amazing horse; he is definitely FEI material – Grand Prix Potential
‘Good Time’ is stunning, and has super, correct paces, with natural cadence and engagement, and scope to burn.
He has had 3 dressage outings, with wins and 70% plus scores at big venues, and behaved impeccably. He is a very sensible horse, who really enjoys learning. An absolutely delightful horse in every way!
To see his performance click here
2010 Bay gelding,16.3h, 5yo, by Rudolph (by Regardez Moi ) out of Salute mare.
Mr Fahrenheit aka Comet was purchased by us as a 3 year old from his breeders, Blair and Nikki Richardson. Blair broke him in, and turned him out, but thought he was going to be more suited to dressage or showjumping, rather than eventing which is what Blair and Nikki specialize in. We saw him, and thought, Wow! what a lovely horse!!… so we bought him and John jumped him a little at first, but it soon became apparent that dressage was going to be Comet’s forte. Essentially the idea was to train him to a certain level and then sell on, hence he is now on the market.
Comet has been a delight to work with; he is the consummate dressage horse. Beautiful looking with one of those expressive faces full of personality. He has a naturally round shape, lovely cadence in the trot with expressive forearm action.
John reckons he is one of the most trainable horses he has ever ridden on the flat. He tries hard, without getting flustered, and is 100% genuine and honest. Recently WE had a break and Comet had 10 days when he was lunged every 2nd or 3rd day. When we got back home, after Comet’s second ride, John said he could take him to a comp and do a good test! When he has had time off, he is always sensible and safe to get back on.
Comet started competing at Prelim level on 08.3.14, at Dressage NSW, Clarendon, winning his first ever test with 75.2%! During 2014, he did 17 tests at Prelim and Novice level for eleven top 3 placings and all scores but one were over 65% with six scores over 70%! He was Hunter Valley Champs Novice Champion, and Central Coast Champs Novice Champion, as well as CCDA Reserve Champion Novice Horse of the Year.
Comet is perfect to handle in every way. At shows, he happily buries his nose in his hay bag, and doesn’t worry when the other horses come and go….he doesn’t need lunging, isn’t horse shy, and is a genuinely quiet with a solid work ethic.
He is now schooling in all the Elementary work; shoulder in and traver, walk/canter/walk, counter canter etc, and on 29th March won his first Elementary Test at Hunter Valley Dressage Association Competition.
Results: Novice 2.3 – 3rd. 72.7%, Elementary 3.2 – 1st. 68.6%. Not bad for a 5yo!
To see Comet’s performance record, click here
FALCON PREMIER 5 yo 17h gelding by Premier des Hayettes x Falcon Party
Falcon Premier is a lovely big young horse with a great future. He has been brought on very slowly and methodically and is now very competitive and has been in the placings regularly in good company and big classes.
To see Premier cross country training in October 2013 click here
To see him showjumping (first clip, jumpoff at HV Spring Championships 1m class which he won, and 1m class at Mangrove Mountain Showjump Club) click here
Update… Premier was sold last year to a showjumping home and in January 2014 he and his young rider competed at their first showjumping competition together.
FALCON LEGACY – Falcon Jigsaw x Cadina (Contact) 10 year old pinto gelding. 16.1h Legacy is an outstanding showjumper with super technique, quick in the jumpoff and a great attitude. He has jumped clear around 1.30m and 1.40m. He has also competed very successfully up to Elementary level dressage and is quite adept at canter pirouettes and tempi changes!
We felt that Legacy would really suit an ambitious Junior or Young Rider and we are very pleased that he has gone to Marlee Kerford, a young rider in Victoria who has lots of talent and ambition to succeed.
Update 2014. Congratulations to Marlee who has qualified with Legacy to compete at the State Championships to be held at Bendigo on 1st and 2nd March 2014.
17h Brown 5 yo Gelding
Finale is a lovely big horse with the potential to be a really great dressage horse. He is an imposing horse with enormous power and presence. He tries hard, he is forward thinking but calm with a very trainable temperament. Finale has been to jump club and xc schooling several times and shows great aptitude for jumping. He would suit dressage, jumping or eventing and needs a tall rider!
Finale was sold in 2012 to a dressage/jumping home in Victoria and we wish them both success in the future.
To see a short video clip of Finale competing at Somersby Equestrian Club in October 2011, click here
For a short video clip of Finale training cross country in November 2011, click here
To see Finale’s performance to date/2012: click here
Photo of Finale (Finn) with Mark, his owner in Victoria. Mark says Finn is adored by all and looking great.
FALCON DUELLSON by ABDUELL II
(Dam: Falcon Crystal by Falcon Jigsaw) 16.1h brown gelding. January 2007
This is a very attractive young horse; very elegant with a beautiful head and neck. He has super paces with excellent hindleg action and is quiet and sensible.
2012 – Duellson is now owned by the Hutchinson family and he and his young rider, Anna, shared a birthday recently when Anna turned 14 and Duellson turned 5. Her family think that they are well matched: fearless and ready to have a go at anything! They won their first ribbon together at Berry Riding Club at the end of May for show jumping and Anna is hoping to take him to his first ODE at SIEC.
Anna is ambitious for the future and we are looking forward to watching them progress as they develop their partnership.
FALCON RINGO – 6 yo pinto gelding 15.3h
– Premier Des Hayettes x Strawberry Girl (Falcon Jigsaw)
Ringo is a delightful horse in every way. He has an enthusiastic and honest temperament and is a very quick learner, as well as being super attractive! He has excelled in dressage up to and including Elementary with some great percentages and performances. Ringo also has a super jump and has been very successful already with some good wins and placings. Performance to 2011 here.
At the end of 2011 we sold Ringo (now Marine Park Ringo) to Laura Santry in Victoria and they are in the process of developing a great partnership. This year (2012) at Dressage and Jumping with the Stars, Laura and Ringo won the second round of the Young Jump Horse Championship and were 4th overall. They also won the Best Presented 6 Year Old.
At the end of 2011 we sold Royal Masquerade to the Mackillop family and we have been very pleased to see how well Stephanie and Masquerade have been getting on.
At Maitland at the first HVSJC competition of the year they won the Junior Class and were third in the Young Rider Class.
Since then they have gone on to win and place in some big events including the Snowy Mountains 2012 Showjumping Festival, The NSW Interschool Championships and Canberra Royal.
Casanova will be going to live in New Zealand with his new owners and we wish them every success with him.
Casanova’s dam Skansen Cloud 9 has supermodel looks, extravagant movement and a wonderful generous temperament.
She is still looking great! To see a video clip of Cloudy, click here To see a video clip of Casanova, click here
‘FALCON STELLAR’ Pinto mare 2003 – by Icon/Falcon Gabriella. approx 16h
Stellar is gorgeous looking and moves beautifully with soft elastic rhythm in the trot and a big scopey canter. She competed at several dressage competitions and was rarely out of the placings. Showjumping, she has a huge, scopey jump and is very brave. Stellar’s Sire, Icon is a GP Dressage Horse in Germany, Sire of a GP Show Jumper and many other successful performance horses. Her dam, Gabriella is a full sister to Cracklin Rosie who has produced some notable horses including Eliza Jane campaigned by Vicki Roycroft at World Cup level.
Stellar (Now named Icarumba) has been sold to Andrew Buckely of EB Lodge Performance Horses. Andrew plans to show her and eventually to breed with her. At Stellar’s first show on 27th March, the NSW/ACT State Hunter Championships she won Champion Small Show Hunter Hack. At Bathurst Royal
in May she was 1st in the Novice Show Hunter Class (15.2h-16h) and Reserve Champion Ridden Arabian Derivative.
To see Stellar’s performance record, click here
To see a short video clip of Stellar and her foal Hollywood, click here.
To see a short video clip of Stellar at Northside Riding Club, click here
To see Stellar jumping at the NSW Newcomers Champs click here
Our lovely young gelding Falcon Royale (Royal Hit – Skansen Cloud 9) was sold at The Auction of the Future Stars 2010.
Elvis is a very handsome Clydie Cross and he came to us as a foal from the Hunter Valley. We sold him to the West Australian Mounted Police Department last year, and he has been in training there for his new role as a police horse. For some information about the WA Mounted Police Department and their horses, click here
We have been hearing how Elvis is coming along and it’s good to know that he has done well. Judging by the most recent photos, he is now ready for some serious work.
On the left is a photo of Elvis in his ‘Riot Gear’
To see a short video clip of Elvis, click here.
FALCON FINN McCOOL – 8 Years old. 16.2 Brown gelding by Wirragulla Hamlet. Dam Sharni (by Kassiber) Now B Grade
Finn was one of our favourites and in the 6 years he was with us, he and John competed with a lot of success.
Finn was sold to Andrew Wootten, a young rider in Victoria who has been doing great things with him and has big plans for the future.
AUCTION OF THE FUTURE STARS 2009– Held on May 23rd/24th. See Report News from Auction of the Stars
Our three fillies looked sensational and behaved impeccably. Ruby and Disco Hit both sold at the Auction and Lunar was sold shortly afterwards. Our beautiful mare Skansen Cloud 9, dam of both Lunar and Disco was also much admired. Cloudy was not for sale but we took her with us so that those who were interested in the two young ones could see what a lovely mare she is.
RUBY SOLD(22.09.07) is by REGARDEZ MOI. Australian Grand Prix Champion. Her dam is Be Mystical, herself a successful dressage horse and show hack until an injury ended her career. Mystical is by Be Serious (who was Supreme Thoroughbred Exhibit at Sydney Royal with exceptional conformation and movement). Ruby is wonderfully quiet, sensible and trainable; a pleasure to do anything with, she has excellent manners and really wants to please. She has a soft elastic way of travelling with beautiful bend through the knee and hock.
FALCON DISCO HIT SOLD(31.12.08) is by ROYAL HIT. Her dam is the beautiful Skansen Cloud 9, (Jet Set D) Cloudy was purchased as a dressage horse and was extrememly successful up to Medium level until a dental problem requiring extensive surgery caused a change in career. Disco is a beautifully bred filly of truly international quality – her paces are magical with the most amazing slow cadence. She has that extra ‘something special’ To see a clip of Disco,taken in April 2009 click here
FALCON LUNAR SOLD (19.11.06) is by WELFENADEL out of Skansen Cloud 9. This filly can’t help but be gorgeous. Her sire, the imported and successful stallion Welfenadel was ridden to GP level by Lesley Ann Taylor and has now been exported back to Germany.Lunar has delightful featherlight paces with beautiful suspension to compliment her drop dead georgous looks. She has truly International bloodlines and the quality and movement of Olympic calibre.
2010 – Lunar has started competing with great success – At Castlehill Show Lunar was Champion led Warmblood and Champion Ridden Warmblood and in her most recent show won a ribbon in every class and was Reserve Champion Warmblood.
Both Disco and Lunar’s new owners have been in touch and keep us up to date how their horses are going. Lunar is out competing and her owners took her to the East Coast Championships where she did well. Disco’s owner tells us she is developing well and is a delight! Always good to hear.
We sold Falcon Viva,(now Merlin Park Viva) a very promising youngster by Vivant out of one of our favourite mares, Falcon Ladyhawke, to Julie Sproull, a young rider in Victoria. Julie and Viva are developing a real partnership and getting some great results.
Julie sent us this photo of them jumping at Lang Lang Show D Grade Champion jumpoff where they did a very nice clear round. They finished 2011 with some good results.
Update 2012 – This year Julie and Viva made a great start winning The Ponderosa Young Horse Championship in February and doing well throughout the year. Most recently 2nd in the Euroa Jumping Classic and 3rd in the B & C Championship at Warrnambool in October.
Photo of Viva and Julie by Derek O’Leary
At only her second competition, CCDA (Nov 30th 2008) she won
both her tests with scores of 74.6 and 74.8 and was winner of the Preliminary Championship.
His sire is one of Australia’s most successful showjumpers. Ladyhawke was an advanced eventer.
We think Stormboy has tremendous ability. His flatwork is excellent and he has beautiful rhythm in the trot. Over the jumps he has incredible scope with great technique behind, which is a trademark of the Premier des Heyettes youngsters. He is brave and bold with a good attitude.
To see a video clip of Stormboy – click here
Stormboy was sold to an eventing home in Victoria where he was doing very well and moving up the levels but sadly he sustained an injury and had to put down in 2011.
‘FALCON FAMILY’ Chestnut gelding 16.1½h – 2000. By Falcon Jigsaw
Family began sj with John in 2005 with good results. In 2006 Pip started riding him in dressage competitons with scores over 70%. At CCDA Dressage in July he won the Novice Championship and in 2006 he was Novice Horse of the Year.
Now in 2011, Family (with the very appropriate stable name of ‘Cooper’) is owned by the Seery family from Moree and competed by their daughter Alicia who is a student at Scots PGC College Warwick in Qld. They have been competing for the last year with considerable success, doing well at the Interschool QLD State Eventing Championships where they ended 3rd on their dressage score. They are now in the QLD Interschool eventing team and aiming to have their first 1* start next year.
A lovely mare with Kassiber, Skyhigh and Sir Tristram bloodlines. She has extravagant paces with beautiful rhythm in the trot. She also has an amazing jump with super technique and a great attitude. She is extremely versatile with wins and placings in eventing, dressage (Elementary level) and showjumping.
Kitty was sold to a showjumping home in Singapore where she has been doing extremely well with her young rider who won Jumping Horse of the Year with her for 2008/9
Falcon Fernando (Dash) is exceptionally versatile – he began competing at ODE’s and Dressage competitions with considerable success – he led the dressage phase at nearly all his ODE starts. He is also a talented showjumper and this has been his main focus. He competed regularly with excellent results and moved up to B Grade and was then sold to Asia where he continues his showjumping career.
Bay gelding -17h by Falcon Dusky Knight (Dusky Hunter)
Tiger was sold to an eventing home in the US where is now competing regularly and successfully.
He placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd in 11 of his 12 starts (including 6 wins) during 2008.
To see a slideshow of Tiger competing in the US, click here
‘FALCON SPLASH’ (By Falcon Jigsaw) is one of our all time favourites.
We bred him and John competed with him very successfully in dressage, eventing and showjumping until he went to the US. Suzanne his first owner in the US competed in eventing and she and Splash did well. Then Boyd Martin took over the ride and rode him at his first Advanced 3*** 3DE start, where he was 11th. To see a slideshow of Boyd and Falcon Splash, click here
Now Splash has a new owner – 16 year old Jacob Fletcher who is a young up and coming eventer from Arkansas. Jacob and Splash have been together now for two over years and have developed a good relationship so we were really pleased to get the latest news from Jacob (20/1/2011) telling us ” I just wanted to let you know that we are loving Splash more and more! We got individual 5th and the team bronze at the NAJYRC this year, and Splash and I made the Pan Am Games Long List! He is truly a remarkable horse!
Congratulations to Jacob Fletcher and Falcon Splash who won the individual silver medal at the 2011 North American Junior Young Rider CCI** Championships.
Jacob and his team also won the Team Silver medal.
Jacob says “I couldn’t be more proud of him! The goal now is to move up to advanced in the upcoming winter season”.
On the right is a pic of Jacob celebrating with his coach, Mike Huber and a pic of Jacob and Splash competing.
Over the years we have bred and sold many horses, but it’s only quite recently with digital and video cameras, that we have been able to have photos and video clips of them taken from the day they are born to their first competition and beyond. It’s great to have that record and any horses we breed and sell now, come with ‘baby pics’ videos and a record of performance.