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  • About Kate

    Kate Taylor-Wheat Kate Taylor-Wheat

    Residence Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

    Sport Information:
    Club / Team : Dressage New South Wales: New South Wales, Australia
    Coach from what year: 2003
    Name of coach Matthew Dowsley

    When and where did you  begin this sport?
    Began riding at school in 1992.

    Why this sport?
    She loved horses, and chose dressage because she was scared to jump.

    WorldStar 31

    International/National Debut :
    Country - Australia
    Location: Germany
    Year 2006

    Ambitions : To ride Oscar B at the Grand Prix nationally and internationally. (Athlete 08/03/06)

    Awards and honours Encouragement Award from 'The Horse Magazine' in 2005.

    Hero / Idol:  Her father.

    Hobbies: Shopping.

    Injuries: She rode the Nationals in 2004 with three bulged discs in her back.

    Memorable sporting achievement;  Winning State Advanced Champion and Reserve Medium 2005.

    Most influential person in career:  Her parents.

    Other information :She has also attended coaching clinics with Olympic dressage champion Ulla Salzgeber.

    Sporting philosophy /motto :"Champions never give up!"

    Current Horses


    Kate & Oscar B Kate & Oscar B

    Owned and trained by Kate Taylor-Wheat from the age of four where they commenced campaigning together in Novice.

    2004: Oscar B & Kate Taylor-Wheat won the Advanced Champion title at the National Dressage Championships.
    2004: Awarded "The Horse Magazine Encouragement Award" for the horseand rider showing exceptional potential for the future.
    2006: Oscar & Kate travelled to Germany as a combination for three months to train with Sydney 2000 Olympic Gold Medallist Ulla Salzgeber.
    2007: Commenced their FEI Big Tour Campaign.
    2008: First CDI Big Tour event. Two 2nds and a 4th.
    2008: Oscar B and Kate Taylor-Wheat long listed for the Beijing Olympics.
    2009: Successfully commenced his campaign at Grand Prix scoring 67.2% at the Sydney CDI*** (3rd Place)
    2010: Oscar B and Kate Taylor-Wheat continue to be one of the top Australian dressage combinations coming 3rd at the National Championships
    2011-12: Due to niggling injuries and Kate's unfortunate illness in 2012, no competitions were completed.
    2013: Oscar B and Kate's return to competition saw success again in the GrandPrix
    2014: Oscar B scores his highest score in the Grand Prix of 67.55%
    2014: Kate Taylor-Wheat makes the decision that after 15 years of training and competition from Novice to Grand Prix, it was time to retire Oscar B at the age of 18. Oscar B now enjoys acting like a 3 year old in the paddock and helping students with some of the trickier movements that he found so easy in the arena.


    World Star World Star

    2005: Purchased and imported from Germany as a 3yr old colt.
    2007: Commenced campaigning with immediate success.
    2007: Kate Taylor-Wheat and World Star came out in force in August scoring an astonishing 89.6% in the Novice at Dressage NSW.
    2007: After only three competitions, World Star was crowned Novice Horse of the Year.
    2007: World Star Graced the cover of the November Issue of Centreline Magazine.
    2008: Was invited to participate in the Steffen Peters Clinic which was a great success.
    2008: Sydney CDI 2008 Young Horse Champion of Champions.
    2008: Invited to partake in the Andreas Helgestrand masterclass at Equitana Melbourne
    2009: Central Coast Advanced Champion.
    2009: EFA Medium & Advanced Horse of the Year.
    2009: National Dressage Champion Medium and Reserve Champion Advanced.
    2009: Dressage NSW Gold Medal Winner - Medium.
    2010: World Star commences his Small Tour career in style with wins in the PSG and Inter I.
    2010: Australian Dressage Championship Prix St George Champion.
    2011: World Star continues to maintain his dominance in the Small Tour.
    2011: Invited to partake in the Edward Gal and Hans Peter Minderhoud Master Class Equitana Sydney.
    2012: Sydney CDI Intermediate Freestyle Champion.
    2012: Achieving scores of 73% in the PSG and 70% in the Inter I World Star is ready to move into the Big Tour however the season was cut short due to Kate Taylor-Wheat's breast cancer diagnosis.
    2014: World Star returns back to the Small Tour picking up where they left off with 70+% in the PSG.
    2015: World Star has started the year with great success with a win at Sydney Dressage in the PSG with 74.1% and a win at Dressage NSW in the Inter 1 with 72.6%



    2011: Purchased from Flowervale Warmblood Stud.
    2012: Commenced training with Kate Taylor-Wheat after being broken in.
    2013: Kate Taylor-Wheat and Flowervale Florenz commence their competition success at Novice with 6 wins from 6 starts.
    2013: Flowervale Florenz is named as the 2013 Novice Horse Of The Year.
    2013: Invited to appear in the Carl Hestor Master Class at Equitana Sydney in just his first year of competition.
    2013: NSW State Dressage Championships Novice 2C – 74.5% 2nd place, Novice 2D 69.5% 3rd place.
    2013: NSW Dressage Reserve Novice Champion
    2013: Australian Dressage Championships Novice 2C – 70.9% 3rd place, Novice 71.6% 3rd place.
    2014: NSW State Dressage Championships Medium 4.2 70.7% 2nd place, Medium 4.3 67% 5th place.
    2014:Australian Dressage Championships Medium 4.3 68.2% 5th place.
    2015: Flowervale Florenz named on the DNSW Talent Development Squad

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  • Jade Findlay - Eventing

    Jade Findlay learnt how to ride as a young child on a relative's property. She learnt how to muster cattle, how to stay on riding up and down hills but never had any proper lessons. By the time Jade reached her gap year, she had been bitten by the riding bug so she headed off to the Yorkshire Riding Academy in the UK under the tutillage of Christopher and Jane Bartle, both Olympic Dressage Riders.

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  • Emma Mason - Eventing

    Emma is based at Skyline Park in Somersby NSW, where the facilities include a flood-lit dressage arena, jumping arena, cross country paddock, stables and post/rail paddocks with shelters. Emma is an NCAS Level 1 Instructor, and is available for lessons and clinics for riders of all ages and experience.

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Brighton news

  • Brighton's famous Friday Frenzy Online Sale is back ! Coming this Friday 24th April 2015 from 10am (online only) - www.saddlery.com.au

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    Terms and Conditions :
    -Online Only - www.saddlery.com.au
    -No account sales
    -Flat Postage of $12.95
    -Sale is on selected items only
    -Normal Terms  & Conditions apply - click here for more details

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  • Dear Customers,

    Our store at Mascot will be open through out the Anzac weekend. Please see below revised opening hours exceptionally for the Anzac weekend.

    Saturday 25th April - 1.00pm to 5.00pm
    Sunday 26th April - 10.00am to 4.00pm


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  • Brighton Saddlery is a proud sponsor of one of the biggest show on the equestrian calendar, Sydney International Horse Trials.

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    The Sydney International Horse Trials (SIHT) promises to be bigger and better in 2015 with a packed equestrian program and some great new additions for the spectators.

    The event hosts both Eventing and Jumping programs. On the Eventing side the feature class is the Equestrian NSW CCI3*. This is a nominated event within the 2016 Rio Olympic Games Selection Policy so you can expect to see all the riders who are aiming for Olympic team selection.

    SIHT will also be running CCI2*, CIC2*, CCI1* and CIC1* as well as the popular Young Event Horse classes (for 4, 5 and 6-year-old horses).

    On the Show Jumping side SIHT is pleased to announce that they will be holding the Greater Sydney CSI World Cup Jumping Qualifier. Other jumping highlights over the three days including the Australian Amateur Jumping Championships, Young Horse classes for 4 to 7-year-old horses plus 1.10m to 1.45m classes and Junior and Young Rider classes.

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    For the first time there will be a public bar and café at the water pond on cross-country day.

    “We want to make a centralised social hub where you can eat and drink and catch up with friends whilst watching the action,” explained Rose.

    “It’s a great spot on the course as you can see quite a number of jumps from this location and we will be running a shuttle to the water pond throughout the day,” added Rose.

    Following the cross country there will be young rider and bareback show jumping on Saturday Evening in the indoor arena. With $1000 prize money up for grabs this is bound to be full of action and dare devil riding.

    Another addition to the event is a “Celebrity Challenge” on Sunday. This year the event has a theme of “Tribute to the Horse”. So many of the horses in equestrian sports are ex-racehorses and SIHT thought a fun way to acknowledge the versatility of these wonderful animals is to invite some of Australia’s leading jockeys to take part in a fun jumping competition. The jockeys will be teamed up with some our best eventers and jumpers. Let’s see if the riders are as versatile as their mounts.


    Tickets are on sale now.


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