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Southern horse enthusiasts have
the opportunity to see a renowned
horseman taking classes with
locals in Fiordland.
North canterbury horseman Scott
o’Malley will host a clinic over two
days next weekend at the Te anau
Partner Michaela combe said Mr
o’Malley travelled all around New
Zealand conducting educational
clinics on his gentle approach to
“Scott sets things up for
the horse to succeed by giving
them the leadership they need
so they can accomplish what is
being asked and not be punished
when they are confused or
frightened,” Ms combe said.
“These clinics are aimed at
everyone regardless of their
chosen equine discipline. Rider
numbers are limited on all
clinics to ensure that everyone
gets plenty of one-on-one time
with Scott and to help create a
positive and encouraging learning
environment for everyone to learn
and feel comfortable to ask for
help and to ask questions.”
Mr o’Malley spent four years
studying horsemanship in
Europe alongside some very
and has since worked with
world-renowned experts Buck
Brannaman, Dave Weaver, and
also hosts australia’s David Stuart
in New Zealand for clinics twice a
“Buck, Dave and David are
horsemen who Scott immensely
admires and a lot of Scott’s
handling of horses is influenced by
their way of working with horses,”
she said. “Scott also finds the
principles of good horsemanship
tie in extremely well with his other
interests – ranch roping and
dressage. He is always looking
to improve and expand on his
knowledge, understanding and
skills in not only horsemanship
and starting horses under saddle
but also in vaquero, ranch roping
and dressage disciplines.”
In between starting horses
undersaddle, handling young
horses and teaching, Mr o’Malley
turned his skills to leatherwork
and made high-quality, custom
western saddles, bridles, mecate
rein/slobber strap sets and
chaps/chinks to order.
Mr o’Malley will be at the Te
anau Rodeo Grounds teaching
on September 20 and 21. Rider
spaces are already fully booked,
but there is plenty of room for
people to watch at a cost of $40
per person per day.
For more information contact
Sacha Kane at sachakane@yahoo.
co.nz or on 021-799-591.
Hold your horses
Horsemanship instructor Scott O’Malley and his horse Prince (left) take part in
a clinic with legendary horse expert Buck Brannaman.
By Brendan McBryde
If you are looking for a way to
celebrate this year’s splendid
arrival of spring, come to
Manapouri on Thursday,
September 25, for a night of fun,
fashion and beauty.
The committees of the Manapouri
Hall and Manapouri Swimming
Pool are organising a women’s
night out, a combined fundraiser
to cover the running costs and
maintenance of the hall and the
“It’s a feel good night at the start
of spring,” Manapouri Swimming
Pool committee member, lyn
Pearson said. “last year we had a
very successful garden tour that
raised about $2000, which was
used for the hall and the pool
maintenance. We are hoping to
raise a similar amount this year.”
The $25 tickets include a glass
of bubbly on arrival, finger food
all evening, spot prizes, a fashion
show and guest speakers.
amongst the speakers – Dr Paula
King will give a talk on women’s
health, Trevor Bruce of Te anau
Gym will talk about women’s
fitness, and Vibrance Beauty will
cover skincare, makeup and nails.
Manapouri Hairven Hairdressing
Salon will run a draw for a cut and
Fab & Finesse, Inspire and H&J
Smith will present a combined
fashion parade for girls of all ages,
from tiny tots to those young at
lex Mouat from luxmore Jet has
kindly offered his services running
a courtesy coach from Te anau
to Manapouri. Those who need
transport will be collected from
their home and delivered back to
their doorstep after the function.
The funds raised at the event will
be used to cover ongoing costs of
running the Manapouri Swimming
Pool, such as purchasing chlorine
for the pool. It will also be used for
the hall maintenance.
“Volunteers did a great deal
of work in the last couple of
years, painting the outside and
repairing the roof, but the scope
of work required is beyond what
volunteers can do,” Manapouri
Hall committee member, Sandra
“We are about to apply for a
massive amount of funding to pay
for new windows, heating and to
finish painting the outside walls.”
The organisers would like to thank
the sponsors for donating the
venue, transport and prizes and
everybody who has given their
time to make this event happen.
The Manapouri Spring Fling will be
held at the Manapouri lakeview
Motor Inn on Thursday, September
25, starting at 7pm.
Tickets are available from Fab &
Finesse in Te anau, the Manapouri
Motor Inn and Manapouri Store.
For more information contact lyn
Pearson on (03) 249-6820.
Spring Fling planned in Manapouri
Organisers of the Manapouri Spring Fling – Manapouri Swimming Pool
Committee member, Lyn Pearson and Manapouri Hall Committee member,
Sandra Sparrow – inside the Manapouri Swimming Pool.
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