Stridyl were privileged to partner with Kick Up For Racing and TTR to sponsor a maiden team in the Thoroughbred Sport Horse National Titles last weekend. The Thoroughbred Sport Horse Association (TSHA) National Titles have been pioneered by Krissy Harris. Krissy has represented Australia in Showjumping at both World Championships and World Cup level.
More recently she has turned her attention to developing a first class show ground which has been named Stonewall. You can find Stonewall nestled at Mangrove Mountain on the Central Coast of NSW. Krissy’s late husband Heath was the creator and visionary of Stonewall. Its clever layout and picturesque arenas are just the foundation of this world-class equestrian property. Krissy has always had a great love for Thoroughbreds so it was the obvious choice to have Stonewall as the home of the TSHA.
The TSHA currently have over 2000 thoroughbreds registered, this includes their microchip number along with ownership and location details. The TSHA is a not-for-profit organisation and the licence fees collected go towards the costs of running the TSHA, any left-over funds are channelled back into prize money and rugs, ribbons, garlands, etc. In 2023 Krissy has over 350 classes scheduled for thoroughbreds throughout the year. TSHA classes are available in every state and events like the National Titles only strengthen the TSHA mission.
There was just under $200,000 on offer at the National Titles competition across showjumping, dressage and show horse classes last weekend. It was a thoroughbred extravaganza! Four days of magnificent classes hosting showjumping, dressage and show horses. Show jumping heights ranging from 80cm to 1.75cm (Puissance Class). Maserati cars were on show, an Equestrian shopping village as well as a fully catered-for marquee placed in a prime viewing of the competition.
Not only could you compete individually at the National Titles but there were two team events on offer. Both boasting sensational prize money. Stridyl, Kick Up For Racing and TTR partnered together to sponsor a maiden team. It consisted of four riders jumping two rounds, those with the least faults won. Our riders and horses were;
Sarah Weiss riding Adelaide Moment. This little horse wasn’t particularly successful on the track but has thrived in a showjumping career.
Olivia Johnson riding Super Tycoon. He was trained by Gregory Mcfarlane and won just over $280,000 on the track.
Holly Pulford riding Who Asked you (Mr Spook). He had four starts as a racehorse for no wins.
Shelly Simmons riding Kubrick. Kubrick was trained by Chris Waller and looked after by Shelly when in training. He earned $1,165,500 on the track.
Our team was a great success. We weren’t in the placings but the horses all presented in outstanding order, our riders showed great horsemanship skills in navigating their green mounts around a huge arena with a big atmosphere. We couldn’t have been prouder to support this show as well as the team’s event. Providing more opportunities for thoroughbreds to find a second career competing off the track is one of our biggest passions.
TSHA National Titles 2024
During the competition, Krissy Harris was featured on The Thoroughbred Networks Podcast. Her episode is due to be released early next week. We did receive the inside word that Krissy is planning on changing the date for next year’s TSHA National Titles. With plans to host the show in May 2024. This means we only need to wait another six months before we can do it all again! Furthermore, sponsorship opportunities are now available. We can highly recommend getting involved in the team events and feature classes on the card including the 6 bar challenge and the puissance.
If you are interested in getting involved in the Thoroughbred Sport Horse Association then please reach out to Nicole at email@example.com