Around the Saddleworld Stores News for week ending 15th June, 2014 Welcome to our Around the Saddleworld Stores weekly news update. With Saddleworld stores in most of the key equine hubs around Australia, our friends and associates will always have something interesting to share with you. We will update this page weekly and look forward to bringing human interest stories, tales about superstar horses, show information and results and acknowledgement of those who have helped to make a difference to the lives of the many friends of Saddleworld. We hope you enjoy our news. Please LIKE us on Facebook and be sure to mark this page as a favourite. https://www.facebook.com/SaddleworldOFFICIAL?ref=hl Saddleworld Maitland and Heatherbrae - have recently sponsored rider Breanna Tilitzki Bree competes a number of horses through to State and National Championship level. These horses include Heath and Rozzie Ryan’s imported Black Stallion Fiji R. Bree has been training and competing Fiji R for a number of years and he is now campaigning at FEI Level. Bree’s other primary competition horse is her own mare Jewels Magic Lights. Jewels is a horse that Bree and her parents purchased from Heath Ryan as a future Olympic prospect. Bree competes and trains in a Pessoa Euro PDS. Bonnetts Saddleworld (SA) – Bonnetts Saddleworld has sponsored the darling of Australian Eventing, Megan Jones for over 20 years and this support has seen her rise to become a household name and the idol of all Aussie enthusiasts. Megan has enjoyed international success and is the first to acknowledge that success is only possible with a good support team on board. Megan put in a fantastic run at the recent Melbourne International Horse Trials, at Werribee Park on the Queen’s Birthday weekend. She rode Kirby Park Impress into 6th place in the CCI* class … so another rising star for the Kirby Park stable. Megan is pictured with her most dedicated supporter husband James Deacon. Ascot Saddleworld (Vic) – Brownwyn Gracie-Davis and Cameron Gracie have been in business for 38 years and were looking forward to their best ever sale on Saturday June, 14 th. 2014. Bronwyn said, “So much has changed since we started and we love the challenges of these changes. We enjoy the many customers who have supported us for nearly 4 decades and look forward to many more years ahead.” Bathurst Saddleworld (NSW) – Andrew Rose grew up with horses playing an important part of family life. Andrew’s father Gerry Rose (a vet) had interests in racing thoroughbreds. Andrew has carried on this tradition and said that it was an interest, which has exposed him to the greatest disappointments and the great triumphs. On Saturday 7th June, the 2 YO Almalad (by Al Maher from Ilhaam) delivered a highlight for Andrew and 6 friends when he won the JJ Atkins Gr1 over 1600 meters. This is Almahad’s 3rd win from 3 starts. He is trained by the queen of racing, Gai Waterhouse and was ridden by Tommy Berry. The 2 YO has gone for a spell and will come back in readiness to take his place in the Caulfield Guineas at Caulfield in October. Toowoomba Saddleworld (Qld) – Ros and Rex Lipp were thrilled to see their filly Tinto, hailed the “Darling of Downs Racing” when she won the Queensland Oaks (2400m) at Eagle Farm on he 31st May, 2014. The 3 YO by Red Dazzler is trained by Rex Lipp from his Toowoomba stables and the winning jockey was Tim Bell. Ros Lipp said, “The filly is owned and raced by her breeder Grania McAlpine from Eureka Stud in Gambooya, Queensland, the home of Red Dazzler. We are all on a “high” and everyone connected to Saddleworld Toowoomba has shared the victory with us. Mustad Lowdens Saddleworld (Vic) - Anna Zorzetti enjoys her shopping spree. Saddleworld recently announced the winner of the $5,000 Shopping Spree competition, which was open to customers of all Saddleworld stores around Australia and redeemable at that store. Anna Zorzetti, a medical scientist who lives in Whittlesea, Victoria, won the coveted prize. Anna as been a customer of Mustad Lowdens Saddleworld for 20 years and she filled in the coupon and lodged it whilst shopping in Kilmore. Many hopefuls also filled in their coupon when they were shopping at their local Saddleworld store. Mustad Lowdens Saddleworld (Vic) Have just celebrated the second birthday of Destination Equestrian, which embraces a wider range of services and support for the Australian equestrian community. The indoor arena has been widely used for clinics and general education, saddle fitting and private events. Saddleworld Wauchope (NSW) - Top Service Award for Angie. As a family owned business, Angie Andrighetto and her mum Jean pride themselves on top customer service and providing the best products at affordable prices. According to a reader of the local paper, the “Port News”, who nominated Angie for the local service award, “she is very helpful in recommending products. Angie was delighted that her special brand of customer service has been recognised.