The Team

MORYA

Owner / Rider

Clive’s wife Morya manages all the office administration of the Reed Equestrian Australia / Northern Equestrian Centre office as well as contributing in the yard and riding when time permits. She has been involved with horses most of her life and has a background in showjumping – and eventing before that. Although Morya does not compete anymore, she does like to ride on the flat when she gets the opportunity. Clive and Morya work as a team at the showjumping competitions. As well as helping at the truck during competitions, Morya helps Clive in the warm-up area, takes any required video footage of the REA team of horses and riders and reports on the progress of classes.

 

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CONOR

Rider / Student

At 13 years of age, Conor has stepped up his riding and jumping competing in Junior and Open classes up to 105cm. For his age he is quite dedicated to his training and also determined to constantly improve. He does well to combine this with school work, as he also understands the importance of a good education. Conor had an extremely successful season in 2014 with Lucy Bowden’s Gilbert Street , including holding the title of current SA Interschool Showjumping Champion. Unfortunately, Gilbert is out of action at the moment recovering from an injury. Thanks to Gill Ermer, Conor has been able to stay in the competition ring riding her coloured mare SP Shakira, having a lot of fun and success at the 2015 Mt Gambier Junior / Young Rider Show.  Proud parents Clive & Morya, are excited he wants to be involved in the sport and will give him every opportunity they can to help him succeed.

 

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CLAIRE

Stable Assistant / Groom

Claire is a highly-valued member of the team and a great find living locally in nearby Angle Vale. She is an experienced horse-person and has horses of her own that she rides and shows. Claire’s main role at the NEC is managing the day-to-day duties during the week. She works with the horses every day and is involved in all aspects of their care including feeding, cleaning, grooming, washing and tacking-up. In addition, Claire makes up all individual feeds, administers general medications and first aid and takes care of all riding and show equipment. We also value Claire’s support working with the horses on the lunge. Claire is ‘one of a kind’ and we could not ask for a more reliable team member!

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JASON

Facilities Manager / Stable Assistant

Jason works at the NEC on a part-time basis, with his main role managing the facilities. He is responsible for the upkeep of the indoor and outdoor arenas and general property maintenance. Jason also manages the yard on the weekends and is trusted to take care of the business in our absence when we are away. We value Jason’s skills, utilising all of his knowledge and experience having worked around horses most of his life. As well as riding competitively in his younger years, Jason has worked as Stable Manager in a large overseas Polo/Equestrian yard. In his spare time, Jason trains in Karate and as a Black Belt is heavily involved in the coaching of this sport. Jason is an important member of the team and plays a big role in the success of REA business.

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AMIE

Working Pupil / Rider

Currently Amie is here with us full time as a working pupil during her summer break (studying Law at Adelaide University). Amie is very familiar with the working operations here at the NEC as she has been coming here to work with the horses one morning a week for the past two years. Originally from Victoria, Amie comes from an experienced showjumping family with her mum being a very successful Grand Prix rider in her younger years. Younger brother Liam is also having lots of success in the showjumping ring. Riding her grey showjumper Aliqout, Amie was selected in the Victorian Young Rider State Team at the 2015 Mt Gambier JN/YR Show and performed exceptionally well over a big track to help the team to second place. Amie is a pleasure to work with in every respect and we value her hard work and commitment. We wish Amie every success with her studies and riding and look forward to working with her well into the future.

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GILL

Competition Groom

Gill is a life-long friend, and a integral part of the Reed Equestrian Australia team. Gill has been around horses all her life with a background in showjumping herself.   Gill is considered one of the family and plays a big part at all the competitions working tirelessly in the background organising the truck, horses, riders …and Rory. Gill ensures everything runs like clock-work and we know the horses will be prepared and ready for their events on time. Likewise, when the horses have finished their classes, Gill will make certain the horses are taken care of in every respect. We don’t know what we would do without her! Until his recent passing, Gill’s wonderful retired Grand Prix showjumper, Regal Claymore was enjoying his retirement at the NEC property. Spike will forever remain in our hearts.

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PETER

Handyman

Peter is officially “retired” but has worked part-time at the NEC for more than a decade! He is responsible for all areas of maintenance on the property whether stables, paddocks, arenas or the house. Peter, our helpful Handyman is always willing to fill the role of plumber, electrician, carpenter, welder, painter, builder, cabinetmaker, gardener, mechanic, truck/float repairer, and even designer. No task is ever too hard. Peter continues to be a valued contributor to our business. We would most certainly be lost without him!

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ANTHONYFarrier

Our local Farrier Anthony is also a keen rider who is out performing in the showjumping arena himself. He has been an integral part of management of the “Team Reed” horses. We value Anthony’s skills as a farrier which has contributed to the overall well-being and performance of all the horses in our care.We don’t even mind him eating all the biscuits each week when he is here!

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RORY

Team Reed Mascot

Rory is the family dog, named by Conor after his favourite Adelaide Crows AFL player. He is a four year old Tenterfield Terrier with loads of personality and is a big part of “Team Reed”. Rory travels to all the competitions with us and although he occasionally has some separation anxiety when left alone at the truck, he is generally well behaved. He loves going away to shows where we camp overnight as he gets to spend the night with his “girlfriend” Gill. His lifelong ambition is to catch a bird, which he tries very hard to do every day. At night he sleeps on Conor’s bed and is very protective when you go into Conor’s room to say good night. He sometimes gets to have a sleep-over at Gills house if we go away for a night or two. His greatest love is to run and bark – and run and bark some more! Rory’s main claim to fame is being the star of “Release the Dog” . Some of you have been lucky enough to witness this performance, others have not been so lucky playing a supporting role!!!


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