At Roseneath we share the passion for horses. Both Drew and
Fionna have many years experience with horses but come from very different
As a younger man Drew rode in Mountain races and the
occasional Cattelmans Cup. But as the sport diminished his passion for fast
horses didn't so he pursued the dream of owning race horses. Drew has bred race
horses for a number of years. Having some success with his home bred gelding
Jugahnaut. From as young as 14 Drew began to teach himself the ways of breaking
and starting young horses, and now with may years experience under his belt he
has started a wide variety of horses from Shetlands to Thoroughbreds to
Warmbloods and even the occasional Clydesdale and the very interesting task or
handling some very grumpy mules. Drew is fast becoming recognised as a
versatile horseman with skills in several disciplines.
Drew has owned his own cabinet making business for the last
20 years and horses were a part time vocation however, Drew is now dedicating
all of his time to starting horses and rides full time.
Drew continues with his own skill development and in June 2011
attended a two day Ian Francis clinic with his Filly OP Holywood
Whizz (Holly). Drew then attended the Warren Backhouse & Shaun Saunders Reining Clinic at Tatura in November 2012 & Trapper Lowndes in June 2014.
Drew was selected as a finalist for the Equitana 2014 The Way of the Horse Competition. Unfortunatley due to the allocation of a very tough little head shy horse in the Audition he was not selected for the competition. Drew was very pleased with the work he did with the horse on the day and set the horse on the right path for its future.
Fionna had the very traditional start in Pony Club and then
went on to hacking and then to dressage. With several years of not much riding
Fionna worked for Ridley AgriProducts (Barastoc) and learned the importance of
good nutrition for all horses. Whilst working for Ridley, Fionna was afforded
the opportunity to attend the Athens Olympic Games. She was behind the scenes
with Kentucky Equine Research and assisted in the provision of feed and bedding
for the Olympic horses.
Fionna has spent a number of years training and competing with her Thoroughbred mare Marilyn in dressage and has made the change to Reining.
Fionna reviews each horses diet and health on arrival and makes certain that all horses
are well kept whilst being started.
Horses are becoming a family affair with the older children Nicole & Max both enjoying their time at pony club, whilst Cody & Nate are both very keen showing a big interest in riding Maverick at every chance they get.