Our Waler Geldings
— Wendara Silver Lining (sold) —
This beautiful 15hh five year old black silver dapple Waler gelding arrived in late August 2014. He is a wonderful, soulful boy with a to-die-for nature and stunning movement. He is half-brother of my stallion and is a perfect example of the colour that the stallion, Bee, can produce.
We have so much faith in our show horses’ bloodlines that we have purchased 25 doses of semen from Wendara Silver Lining’s sire, Sand Palm Digger, owned by Pauline Prince. The beautiful black Garden lines stallion is not only of a rare quality bloodline, he also passes onto his foals, smooth showy fronted looks that we like to see in our foals. This semen will be available for stud use only but we are excited to have his bloodlines available for our use and for diversification of our stallion lines!
Given Wendara Silver Lining’s movement, self-carriage, and exceptional quality, he completed 2018 competing in open classes as a large show hunter galloway with Emily Wonka aboard. He won Champion Show Hunter at the Beaudesert and Boonah Show after getting his qualifiers at Gatton and Gold Coast Show. He then competed at the Show Horse Council Horse of the Year Show, where he got top ten in the large show hunter galloway and won the 5-year-old show horse class, receiving his golden ticket to Grand Nationals.
He is an amazing young horse, who at just five years old, was ridden by a child rider Isabella Shoemark in the rider class at the SHC HOTY and child rider Lexie Armstrong at the Queensland Royal Show and Boonah Show.
Following his successes in 2018, Silver was sold to a wonderful home in Northern NSW where he is continued to be shown and used for pleasure and working equitation. With the pregnancy of his owner, things haven’t quite worked out as planned, and he has made a rather pretty and much loved paddock ornament. However, he has been seen out and about at Pony Club at Tweed Heads in July 2020!
Wendara Silver Lining kick started 2018 with successes under saddle:
- Gunning Show (NSW) – Best Waler gelding, Best Ridden Waler Gelding, Champion Ridden Waler (ridden by Penny Bieber)
- Marburg Show – Champion Ridden Waler (ridden by Penny Bieber)
- Ipswich Show – Best Ridden Waler (ridden by Penny Bieber)
- Lowood Show – Best Ridden Waler (ridden by Penny Bieber)
- Laidley Show – Best Ridden Waler (ridden by Penny Bieber)
- Gatton Show – Chsmpion Led Waler, Champion large show hunter galloway (ridden by Penny Bieber)
- The Royal Queensland Show – Best Waler Gelding (led by Christine Schultz), Best Ridden Waler exhibit (ridden by Emily Wonka), Best Coloured Exhibit (led by Christine Schulz), runner up Best Ridden Coloured Exhbit (ridden by child rider Lexie Armstrong)
Wendara Silver Lining competed in his newcomer year in 2017 and produced very noteworthy performances:
- QLD Waler Championships – Grand Champion Adult Waler, Champion Gelding
- Queensland Royal – Supreme Led Waler, Best Ridden Waler Exhibit
- Marburg Show – Champion Ridden Waler
Wendara Silver Lining impressed at 2016 shows with his results as below:
- QLD Dilute Championships – Best Presented Silver, Best Bred to Type Silver, Best Trot, Best Silver Male, Grand Champion Silver Exhibit of the Show, Best Ridden Any Other Colour over 14hh, Champion Ridden Any Other Colour, Hi Points Silver
- Rosewood Show – Best Waler gelding, Supreme Waler
- Oakey Show – Champion Any Other Registered Breed
- Dalby Show – Best Any Other Dilute, Champion Dilute
- Gayndah Show – Champion Any Other Registered Breed
Wendara Silver Lining started 2015 with a bang, with his results as below:
- Ipswich Show 2015 – Best Waler Gelding, Supreme Champion Waler
- Dilutes Australia QLD All Breeds Youngstock Show 2015 – Best ANSA/TB/Stockhorse/Waler 2 year old
- Brisbane Royal Show 2015 – Best Waler Gelding
— Juroki Johnnie (sold) —
Johnnie is also by Sand Palm Digger and he was acquired by Pinnacle Peak Stud in September 2016. He was purchased as another example of the excellent progeny that Sand Palm Digger provides.
Johnnie is a bay gelding and measures around 16hh. He shows an extraordinary amount of potential as an open show hunter hack. He was ridden skillfully by Emily Wonka at an Ipswich Hack Day and was well regarded in the led show hunter hack and ridden show hunter hack.
Johnnie attended both Laidley Show 2017 and Gatton Show 2017, where he won Best Waler gelding at both shows.
Johnnie has been sold to a wonderful NSW home where is being used for pleasure riding, clinics, and stockwork to mid-NSW and has since been sold to a lovely pleasure home in South East Queensland.