Horses – The SLE eventing team.
Specialising in the performance horse, we take on horses for schooling, campaigning, and starting off young horses. The focus is on training horses classically, with the aim of increasing their confidence and willingness to form a successful partnership.
Sophia is currently campaigning and training a team of horses in both eventing and show jumping competitions around Victoria and interstate. She has numerous horses in work ranging from breakers to FEI horses. Meet the horses below!
The focus is on training horses classically, with the aim of increasing their confidence and willingness to form a successful partnership.Sophia
4**** eventer & 1.35m show jumper
Humble Glory, or Hughie as we affectionately call him, is our up and coming superstar. He is a 8yo, 16.1hh TB gelding, and recently won the Australian Young Rider Championship and placed 6th in the Open CCI 2** class at Adelaide in 2018, despite being just 16 months off the track!.
He has quite the story as to how he has gotten to this level. He arrived in a stock crate to my place just 16 months ago, as a very unassuming OTT thoroughbred, who had raced, spelled, and then done a little bit of stock work! I was meant to sell him for his owners, but ended up buying him for myself when I realised just how trainable he was. Within weeks he was jumping, and I was blown away by his combination of scope, honesty and bravery. He had his first eventing start 3 months after I bought him, and won the EvA 95 at Spring HT. A year later and he competed in his first 2** at the same event, placing 3rd! He is such a reliable performer for such a green horse, and has never been unplaced in a 1* or 2** competition since he began this level, nor has he ever had a cross country fault to his name so far. He is also a fantastic show jumper and jumped in the young rider championship at Vic State SJ Champs, which had a final at 1.35m – 1.40m, dropping just one rail. I am looking forward to continuing to produce Hughie through the levels, and think he has a very exciting future.
ESB Golden Zone
Grand Prix 1.40m Show Jumping
& 2** Eventing
Zone is owned by Sally Francis and Sophia and was Sophia’s first high level horse. Together they jumped around their first Grand Prix show jumping track, and had a lot of success at FEI 2** level eventing, including finishing 5th in Young Rider Championship at Adelaide. After a fantastic career he unfortunately became unsound and has since been retired.
Sophia credits much of her success to date to what she learnt through riding Zone. He was renowned for being a challenging ride, being extremely quirky and sensitive.
ESB Golden Geisha
4**** eventer & 1.25m Show Jumping and Pre Novice eventing
Geisha is a 12yo 15.3hh TB/Irish Sport Horse mare owned by Michelle and Sophia Landy. Geisha is gorgeous mare, with stand-out jumping talent and movement. She is currently competing at FEI 2** level eventing and show jumping up to 1.25m. She has developed into a very reliable jumping machine, with many placings at 2** level thanks to her repeated double clear jumping performances. She has also developed into the 1.20m Show Jumping specialist with some notable results. She competed at 5 shows throughout the 2018 season, winning the 1.20m championship at all five of them back to back. We have one foal on the ground from her through embryo transfer, and look forward to breeding more from her in the future.
ESB Golden Chuckle
EvA 105 Eventer and 1.10m Show Jumper
Chuckle is a 15.2hh 6yo TB/Irish Sport Horse mare who is showing lots of promise for the future. Sophia bought her as unbroken 4yo and has since produced her through the levels. She has a lot of personality, and a jump too match!