Mitavite Partner Rider:
A long term Partner of Margaret is a true Ambassador of the Mitavite brand. Margaret’s passion is showing and she is hooked on the thrill of producing horses for the show ring. For Margaret it is a family affair, with her 2 young nieces taking the rides on her horses and ponies. Margaret has been a faithful user of Economix Active for more years than she will admit to, and still relies on this feed for all her show horse diets. Like all those that succeed ion the horse world, Margaret works hard every day to achieve the results in the ring.
Introduce your horses:
Silkwood Nutkin - Australian Riding Pony Mare (9 years old): One of life’s little treasures, which we have been fortunate to own
Falconhurst Reflection - Australian Riding Pony Mare (9 years old): One of the most trainable ponies we have ever owned, who is terrified of water in all its forms!
Falconhurst First Dance - Australian Riding Pony Mare (6 years old): The princess of the stables who would love to have staff at her beck and call!
Braefoot Park Royal Song - Australian Riding Pony Gelding (6 years old): The clown of the stables!
Corumbene Impressionable - Australian Riding Pony Gelding Galloway (6 years old): The General of the stable.
Falconhurst Fame - Hunter Mare (7 years old): A kind hearted big girl who looks out for the little ones.
Where did your love of horse-riding begin and when did you get started within your discipline?
I started riding at 2 in the show ring and my nieces at 3 at Canberra Royal, the girls are 3rd generation to compete in the show ring.
Did you have any horse-riding role-models as a beginner rider?
Yes, my Mother, Father, Marian Malecki and Helen Heagney. The girls; Vickie and Chris Lawrie and Margot Haynes.
What have been some of your greatest achievements within your discipline?
- Champion and Reserve Champion Rider under 13 years (Canberra Royal Show 2013)
- 1st Novice Show Pony 12 – 12.2hh (Adelaide Royal Show 2013)
- Best Child’s Show Pony & Champion Show Pony ne 12.2hh (Melbourne Show 2013)
- Champion Rider 12 years and under & Champion Pony ne 12hhs (SA EA Horse of the Year)
- Both girls represented SA at the Australasian Show Horse and Rider National Championships
What are your aspirations for your riding career? Where do you see yourself in the future?
Be the best possible trainer of show horses I can be.
Which Mitavite feeds and/or supplements do you use?
We use Economix Active for producing topline condition and glossy coats and Performa 3 oil for additional conditioning. Our team of show galloways and ponies need to look glossy and conditioned whilst still being able to be shown by children. These feeds produce the goods.
What is your all-time favourite Mitavite product and why?
Economix Active is fed in a variety of amounts and is the best feed for our show team as it conditions them whilst not being heating.
What has your experience as a Mitavite Partner Rider been like?
The rider partnership gave me the opportunity to interact with the experienced Mitavite team to help our show team be the best we can possibly produce.
Do you have any advice for beginner / aspiring riders?
To do well, want it so badly you can taste it.