MEET THE TEAM
(And Sexabeel The Horse)
Anna is the daughter of Gary and Maria and as such has had horses in her life from the very beginning. The family has, for most of her memory had at least one thoroughbred (OTTB) on the property and they grew on her slowly, to say the least.
But grow on her they did and she is now dogged in her determination to help showcase what a versatile, and forgiving, and resilient creature the exracehorse can be.
Upon completing tertiary education she resolved to work with thoroughbreds at all stages from foaling down at stud right through to full race training in order to completely understand what is asked/ expected of them as race horses always with the goal of being better aware of their needs immediately post racing and then being able to take them through to further careers.
Maria and Gary Baigent
Maria brings to the business some 25 years of classroom practice from infants to secondary school level and finished her teaching career as Deputy Principal of a rural primary school. She was drawn to and successful with children experiencing difficulties learning in a classroom setting, especially boys. She has been very close with horses since the age of 8, in a pony club and formal background. And in her later years hunting and trekking and onto liberty work. It's Maria's vision to move forward in her life buy marrying these two passions. She does this buy offering holiday programs and tuition upon request to all ages 8 years plus.
Gary is a recently retired dairy farmer of some 30 years and he is invaluable to the business and property for his building repairs and maintenance work. He also enjoys riding and caring for the horses. He holds a strong place in the family vision.