We have been competing in Official Show Horse Competitions since 2004 and have been lucky enough to have much success on various different animals.
We own and breed Riding Ponies and have two resident stallions, Royal and Regal of Sefton and Xuphoria of Sefton, both Champions in hand and under saddle. We also train and educated thoroughbreds off the track into hacks.
We have gone on to win 4 Newcomer Titles with each of our OTT Thoroughbreds, Perfect by Nature, Striking, LP Superstar and LP Supermodel, the last two are current 2016 Show Team members.
Our first OTT thoroughbred was also our first SHC Horse of the Year winner, Perfect by Nature who achieved this award in 2008. This was a huge thrill for us and a great achievement.
LP Superstar then won the award in 2014, after already having an illustrious start to his career with various Royal Show wins and Champion Open Hack at the Perth Royal Show in 2015.
Finally, LP Supermodel has exceeded all expectations and is a true testament to how far we have come since beginning this career in 2004, she has been awarded EA Large Hack of the Year 2014 & 2015, Show Horse Overall of the Year – 2014 & 2015 (EA Awards Night) and was in December crowned the epitome of our showing world, Equestrian Australasian National Champion Saddle Horse over 16hh in Werribee Victoria.
We love each and every one of our show team, and are very lucky to have a special team of horses in our stable block for the 2016 season, many youngsters coming through and 4 due from September onwards.
We are lucky to be supported by our partners and parents who come and watch us at almost every outing, and some wonderful sponsors who contribute to the success of this Team and are honoured to be apart of the Team at Lovitts.
The 2017 Season was one of great success, of change and of fresh, new faces. We had sadly lost our top competition mare, LP Supermodel in December 2016 which meant a huge change in our Show Team and breeding program.
We have welcomed some new faces to Leeara Park this season, one being Dreamtime Aria who arrived from South Australia in April. She is an Arabian Warmblood and will strive to fill the hole left by Supermodel in our breeding program for years to come. She arrived an immature 3 year old, and has come along in leaps and bounds throughout the year. She competed at her first Perth Royal Show as a Senior 4 yr old mare after not even being here 6 months to win and be sashed Champion Warmblood Mare of the Perth Royal Show. Such an achievement!
We also started competing our Newcomer Pony for 2018 in August of this year, Leeara Park Diamond Petite. Out of only 3 shows, this pony was Runner Up at EWA Horse of the Year and Champion Ridden Riding Pony Show Hunter at her very first ridden event at the Perth Royal Show! A huge future for this pony as well.
We have show prepped 3 yearlings this season, no mean feat – teaching each one the ropes and the handling to compete at their very first show – being the 2017 Perth Royal Show. These ponies – Xutopia, Elizabeth Arden & Wizardry all won their respective Yearling classes, with Xutopia going on to be a dual Royal Show Champion! Very proud of these 3 babies and how they looked.
We were extremely proud of the whole team at the 2017 Perth Royal Show, where we were lucky enough to be awarded the HIGHEST PLACED HORSE EXHIBITOR OVERALL and were invited for the prestigious Governors Cup Luncheon, invited onto the main arena for Presentations and were widely congratulated on such a wonderful Perth Royal Show for Leeara Park by fellow peers and important figures within the RAS.
Here at Leeara Park, our horses have always come first – their health, their diet and their care has and always will be second to none. We have a firm belief that our horse’s health and care is more important than any ribbon or garland.
We have strived to have happy and healthy horses resulting in them being very successful in the Show Horse discipline. They have absolutely loved being spoilt with Equine Pure Treats, it has been so lovely to reward our four legged kids, after competitions, training or purely because they are our babies!
We feel that we, our parents and our horses are wonderful ambassadors of the Lovitts Equine Pure Delights Brand. We are open and honest individuals who are continuously promoting our sponsors products.
Our horses are beautiful examples of their individual breeds and we always have them turned out and looking as close to perfect as possible.
We have a small amount of cliental, that send horses to us for breaking in, educating, agistment and rehabilitation. We ensure whenever horses are in our care that they also are rewarded with Equine Pure Delights!
We have had a change in direction for the Stud due to the ever changing Market, and have started to breed taller Riding Pony crosses, these are very much sought after for all different disciplines and riding abilities. Therefore we only have one smaller Riding Pony broodmare at the stud now, being the extremely successful LP Royal Petite – who herself has produced (out of 3 foals) 3 Royal Show Champions!
Recently, we had our ET foal born, this was the only foal due this Season, Calvin is by Bellario and out of our sadly deceased LP Supermodel. Livia (our ET mare) has been looked after and fed by us her entire pregnancy and has enjoyed being rewarded with the Equine Pure Delights. Our plan is to run this boy on as a Stallion for a few seasons before gelding and making him a Show Horse.
We have 2 foals due in 2018, one pony foal and one Galloway / hack foal, due from September onwards.
We are heading to NSW in March 2018 with KDH First Lady to compete at the Southern Cross Spectacular and SHC Grand National Saddle Horse Championships. We will be competing in the Rider 21 – 30yrs (Brittany), 30years and over (Caris) and the Large Show Hunter Hack Class. Throughout this trip, we plan to be decked out in our Sponsored attire and of course be promoting the Equine Pure Delights.
We would like to thank the entire team at Lovitt for your continued generous sponsorship of our Team.
We plan to have a few fresh new faces in 2018, but will continue next season with LP Diamond Petite, KDH First Lady and Dreamtime Aria, and hopefully LP Superstar has recovered from his injury. LP Hearts N Diamonds has been sold to QLD recently and is going great guns, with her owners asking specifically what she eats so they could get exactly the same products and treats.
We hope to have a safe, healthy and successful 2018 with Lovitts by our side.
Caris & Britt
Leeara Park Show Team 2017
LP Hearts N Diamonds – Small Show Hunter Galloway
KDH First Lady – Large Show Hunter Hack (Owned by Ali Roberts, produced by Leeara Park)
LP Diamond Petite – Large Show Hunter Pony
Dreamtime Aria – Small Show Hack
Leeara Park Heavens Halo – 3 Yr old Filly
Leeara Park Wonderland – 2 yr old filly
Leeara Park Wizardry – Yearling Gelding
Leeara Park Xutopia – Yearling Colt
Leeara Park Elizabeth Arden – Yearling Filly
2017 Show Season Results
RPSBS Youngstock Show
Leeara Park Wonderland – Runner Up Yearling OTY
Leeara Park Heavens Halo – 2 Yr Old of the Year
WPCS Youngstock Show
Leeara Park Wonderland – Supreme RP, Supreme Part Welsh
Supreme of Supreme Yearling of the Show
Supreme Overall Part Welsh Youngstock of the Show
EWA Show Horse Pageant
KDH First Lady – Reserve Champion Large Hunter Hack, Champion Owner/Rider Large Show Hunter Hack – Supreme Show Hunter Hack
LP Hearts N Diamonds – Reserve Champion Show Hunter Small Galloway
SHC Western Stars (Grand National Qualifier)
KDH First Lady – Champion Large Show Hunter Hack
LP Hearts N Diamonds – Top 5 Small Show Hunter Galloway
Brittany Reside – Champion Rider 21 – 30yrs
Caris Reside – Reserve Champion Rider 30yrs and Over
SHC Classic (Grand National Qualifier)
KDH First Lady -owned by Ali Roberts, prepared by Leeara Park – Runner Up Large Show Hunter Hack
LP Hearts N Diamonds – Champion Small Show Hunter Galloway