Christine Weal


Dunstan, on your side all the way

Biggest Equestrian Accomplishment:

I love turning tricky horses around, so producing Underdiscussion to Prix St George level and then watching Chris Burton win Aachern (Germany) International on him, in eventing and still being an owner was a thrill.

Riding at some amazing stables in Europe and being trusted to train their horses to Grand Prix has always been amazing. Winning the international Derby at the Sydney CDI.

Winning the Grand Prix Championship and Prix St George Championship for the Geor family was pretty special. I have been lucky to have been associated with some great horses and owners.

What are your goals for the coming season?

To start Liszt at Prix St George level and to be really consistent with the others in their grades.

The one horse to watch?

Stoneylea Felencio, probably the one no one thinks about as he is young, very big, but has amazing work ethic.

Name Four People You Would Invite for Dinner:

Graeme Norton, Roger Federer, Gai Waterhouse, Isabell Werth (German dressage rider).

Speaking of Dinner Can you Share a Horse Feeding Tip?

Fibre, Fibre, Fibre and for horses that won’t eat, Dunstan Breed & Grow is always the go to for us.

What do you never leave home without?

Money for coffee.

So then, What is Your Number One Tip for Travelling Horses?

Always important that the horses are happy and relaxed before they travel. We use Beta Vet Gastro tec to help with the stress of travel and going to a new place.

Can you tell us who inspires you?

Ulf and Eva Mollar German Dressage riders that I spent a lot of time training with in Germany. Both of them could turn a Donkey into an amazing moving international dressage horse and both of them would do it by being patient and a smile on their face.

What is your favourite riding accessory?

Kingsland jackets

I’m lucky I have some nice horses at the moment, Schindlers Liszt (Level 5), Stoneylea Lord Loxsley (adv), FIS Lucifer (adv), FIS Santo (level4), Stoneylea Felencio (Level 1).

How did you get started in your equine career?
My parents were both involved with training racehorses, my mother rode show horses very successfully, and my sister evented to 3 star level, so horses were a way of life for our family. It was a great grounding into the management of horses before doing it on my own.

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