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    A beautiful colt for sale by Diamond Hit (Don Schuffo/Ramino/Donnerhall) out of a Mayfield Pzazz (Jazz) x Calypso Classic mare. Diamond Hit was of course reserve world young horse champion as a 5yo, and went on to campaign at Grandprix and has sired many successful dressage horses around the world. This classy colt is bred to be a superstar!  

    We are very excited about this one! Mayfield Kindred Spirit is a 5yo 17.1hh gelding by Whisper IV out of a Calyspo Classic mare. Three high quality paces, great work ethic and a lovely temperament. Kindred is a full brother to Mayfield Limelight, who is currently training grandprix with fantastic aptitude for the piaffe/passage work. Kindred placed top 10 in the 4yo class at the national young horse championships last year, and is showing serious potential for the future. Price POA

     

     

    This black, elegant 3yo mare is by Lauries As out of a Rotspon mare. She has a quick hind leg and lovely knee action. She is sure to turn into a serious dressage horse. She was broken in in April 2018 and is forward off the leg and has a lovely contact. The video undersaddle below was the 6th time she was ridden.

Mayfield Farm was established by Kerry Mack as a professional agistment centre and Warmblood stud. Our aim is to breed horses that can excel at the highest level of competition. We have selected bloodlines for their temperament, conformation and aptitude for the work and that special quality that the Europeans call “rideability”. Read more

Currently placing in CDI-W grand prix's in CDI's all around Australia, Mayfield Pzazz was purchased as a ‘just started' young colt from Mary Hanna. From the first ride it is easy to feel that he was special, he has a special bond with humans and wants to please.

This Australian Grand Prix champion carries the bloodlines and characteristics of the most successful Dressage horses in the world today. He was undoubtedly the ‘best performed' stallion to be imported into Australia and gives breeders here the chance to upgrade the local gene pool with an infusion from the most respected and influential Dressage horses of modern times.

Articles by Kerry Mack

I read a lot of books and do like to share some of other people’s ideas that I find are helpful. Mark Rashid is a well known American trainer and writer initially from a western orientation. I have enjoyed several of his books but particularly enjoyed reading about what he had learned from the Japanese Samurai traditional self defense discipline of Aikido. He describes the master demonstrating a defensive manoeuvre, the students having great difficulty understanding how he was achieving the results. The master explained that he wasn't moving the outside of his body, only the inside. Now this is exactly what we must do to convey our more subtle aids to the horse. The horse is able to attune himself very finely to what we do on the inside of our bodies.

Last time we talked about training that aims to make the work like “A DAY AT THE OFFICE”, Routine, and “A PIECE OF CAKE”, Easy. Fundamentally this is about understanding what is the smallest step towards what you are wanting to train, rewarding by removing pressure when your horse makes a reasonable attempt, then repeating. Then when this little bit is easy and routine build on it by asking just a little bit more. Last time we took the example of lengthening and collecting the steps.

At Mayfield Farm we are often talking about balance. Dressage training aims to improve the balance of the horse. For the horse to be in self-carriage he must be balanced. As the training becomes more advanced we ask more challenging questions about the balance. The demanding transitions in the Grand Prix test, (such as passage to piaffe and back to passage), are all about the horse being able to collect over the hind legs, and keep his balance as he keeps the energy in the steps and brings the energy on the spot and forward again. The rider must also be in self carriage.

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It's always great to here about how Mayfield horses are doing out in the real world in their new homes, after they have left us. Positive development within a horse/rider partnership after a sale is an important part of the whole process for us. Below is listed some feedback we have recieved regarding...

At Mayfield Farm the years go by so fast. Our year started on a very grim low, with the death of Mayfield Miracle on 31/12/2013 as a result of injuries sustained in the fire. At least we knew the year could only get better. He is missed everyday. He had a wonderful, playful, outgoing personality and tried to engage people more than any other...

Dressage has been defined as 'the art of riding and training a horse in a manner that develops obedience, flexibility and BALANCE'. I believe that we don't  think enough about balance. Improving the balance of the horse is an ABSOLUTELY FUNDAMENTAL goal of training. As he becomes more collected he learns to rock weight back towards the hind...