CRAIGLEA STELLA

Sex: Mare
DOB: 16/12/2013
Reg. No: C2-232515
Height: Approx 14.2hh

Sire:
ROYALLE SCOTSMAN
STAR BLACK MINSTRIL – FS HSH omego 02 djafar sire 03
waringa maid 02
YARRANOO STAR – IM HSH sheedys radar 02
SISTER MONTY – FM HSH
A BIT RASH – TB ashabit 02 habitat 02
asmara 01
raiona 02 lionhearted 02
nighella 01
Dam:
GANNA SLIDE
carlow star 02 starbright 02 star kingdom 02
flash in the pan 01
county carlow 02 ballymacad 02
fair goddess 02
GANNA TUMBLE BULGANNA – TB faux triage 02
banish 02
RABY TAMMY

Some are worth waiting for… Stella is one of them. She is the last foal, and the only filly we have retained, out of my fathers amazing mare Ganna Slide.  Stella was purpose bred for polocrosse, combining Star Kingdom and Star Black Minstril, but is proving to be very versatile and is competing successfully in a variety of disciplines.

Ganna Slide (older full sister to Ganna Slip) was a truly remarkable all round mare. She excelled at polocrosse, competing at club and state level, and won numerous individual awards. Slide was also very cowy, a great work horse who would have made a great campdrafter. She had a cool trainable mind, and was ridden by anyone from children to adults. Slide was a true family horse.

Stella is shaping up to be all that we hoped, perhaps a fraction smaller than expected (given she is pure TB/ASH) but she is a pocket rocket!

2017 – Some spots came up in our local draft…I thought Id support the local event and Stella was the only other horse I had that was broken in! So took her in and she ran an 81 straight up, into the Encouragement final! She was also competed at Chinchilla Encouragement Draft and ran an 82 in the Maiden. She seems to be a natural. I also have had a few polocrosse muck around on her and love her natural style. I hope to possibly get to a multi horse carnival in 2018 and actually do some more cattle work and clinics with her.

2018 – Stella competed in a draft earlier in the year, running scores around the 80s. She also competed in her first Ag Show and ended up winning Champion working and placing in all her ridden classes. She also went to the Qld ASH Show and worked beautifully, particularly in her dressage test.

2019 – Stella debuted at polocrosse, she had never been on a field or even attended a play/practice day and went straight to playing a full carnival at Tara as no.3. She was a total natural and a pleasure to play.  Stella also had her first competition as a lead line, carrying Jack to win Champion U6 led at a Gymkana. She is still drafting well and finaled at Condamine in the Maiden for Maiden, actually leading into the final however we had no luck. Stella also competed in her first local Challenge and tied for first in the dry work and trail class (tying with her stable mate Solitaire) and won overall.