Ex-Racehorse Clinic

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Located in Deepwater, in the heart of the picturesque New England Highlands, Ballyoch is an equine training centre providing services to both horses and riders throughout the duration of their careers. 

Owned and managed by breaker and trainer Patrick Herde, with his wife Winnie and son Archie, Ballyoch is a family-run business with a focus on growing a stronger community. 

Although officially established as a business in 2017, Ballyoch is the product of Patrick’s lifelong passion for horses and over twenty years of work breaking and training horses across Australia, Spain and Scotland. 

Today, Ballyoch offers an elite range of skills and experience from around Australia and internationally, with the team renowned for their quality horsemanship and abilities in breaking, training and coaching across all disciplines. Ballyoch is located amongst the hills on a 4500 acre cattle property, creating great opportunity for young horses to be ridden out and used for work…

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Ballyoch offers a wide range of services to both horses and riders, including: 
Horse breaking, Pre-training, General training, Ex-racehorse Program, Lessons and Coaching.

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The latest from the Ballyoch team…
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Wooo hooo Nora’s back full time with Ballyoch!
Nora’s taking over the bulk of our breaking work and is also available for the following:
- Pony club prep
- Riding lessons for kids and adults
- Show jumping prep and lessons
- Dressage prep and lessons

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Ex-racehorse Clinic

The clinic is FREE for anyone who has purchased their thoroughbred through Ballyoch. For others who would like to take part with their OTT thoroughbreds the fee is $500.

Ballyoch’s current HORSES FOR SALE are eligible for this clinic. Numbers strictly limited so each horse and rider combination can get the most out of the clinic. Morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea provided daily. 

Mother horse and new born foal

Welcome to the world

Meet DH Rembrandt, Dutch Harry’s masterpiece, or Remmy for short.
He’s Trivia’s masterpiece too and she’s taking great care of him. Welcome to the world little fellow!
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