WE ARE BACK!
2016 has had an exceptionally exciting start for us all here at Rosthwaite Farm. Another successful spell at the competitions with James and many horses. We would like to welcome, Will Colerick our new Farm manager and Hannah Coe our new Head Groom.
We would like to congratulate James firstly on the success he had at all of the shows he has competed in so far this year, starting with Bega where he and the horses performed amazingly and took home a win of the Gran Prix with Vigilante II. James also attended the beautiful South Coast shows which included, Bowral Show, Albiom Park Show, Kiama Show, Berry Show, Nowra Show all before he and Vigilante II took off to New Zealand for a month.
James and Robbie were extremely successful over in New Zealand doing us proud and placing 3rd overall in Hawkes Bay Horse of the year show.
After a very short one day stop over back in Australia James, Vigilante II and Avenda Indigo headed over to Europe. First stop France where his first outing was at the breathtaking Saut Hermes 5*, where James and Vigilante II both performed amazingly with the Australian team finishing 8th overall.
James is now continuing on his adventures around Europe hoping that the overall result is a spot on the Australian team in Rio Olympics 2016.
As usual alongside so much good and exciting news there is always some bad. Sadly on wednesday 30th March we said goodbye to one of the happiest, sweetest horses around, Quality Euro A.K.A Crumbles. Unfortunately life can be so cruel sometimes. He didn't deserve to die.
Three days ago we received a phone call saying he was showing signs of colic, immediately he was taken to Camden vet hospital, where initially they weren't overly concerned but when he didn't respond to regular treatment the decision was made to operate, he came through the surgery well, things were looking up and he was as good, as could be expected. 24hrs later still his gut wasn't functioning properly so the decision was made to go to a 2nd surgery. Hoping this would fix the problem. Although he never stopped fighting and stayed bright till the end, sadly he didn't improve and the tough call was made to let him go.
RIP Crumbles, we all love you very much and the smiles you gave us every chance will be greatly missed.