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Event Type : Eventing

Spring in the Vines 2019 w/Charlie Brister and Robert Stewart SJ/XC

Fernances Creek Farm




 Spring in the Vines 2019 at Fernances Creek Riding Club

with Chariie Brister and Robert Stewart



Conditions of Entry: No Refunds three weeks prior to the event due to cancellation fees! We have Coach/3 star Rider: Jade Findlay (eventing) and Level 3 Coach: Robert Stewart (Showjumping)

We have a 7:30 start on some classes, it is best to come the night before and camp or give yourself lots of travel time if you have to travel on the day. This event will start the lower classes early.

 If you are late or miss your class, you will be unable to join another class if they are full as we only allow 6 riders maximum per class. If you cannot attend the event, it will be up to you to find your own replacement using Facebook, waitlist  or other means.  You must book extra meals for friends and family when you book in on nominate as there are limited places for extra meals.


No dogs allowed without a leash.

If you are not an EA member then you will need to join our club for insurance purposes when you enter this event.

Yards and paddocks are limited to first bookings.

Cancellations due to wet weather will be posted on Facebook and emailed.




There is a 40.00 discount for both days, this gives you a total of 2x2 hours each day of showjumping and crosscountry with a gourmet lunch on each day.

For both days choose 1 Saturday and  1 Sunday class and the discount wil be applied when you enter.

Enquiries: fernancescreek@gmail.com 




Get ready for an awesome 1 or 2 days of riding with two amazing coaches! Day 1 and Day 2: JADE FINDLAY and Robert Stewart

Join JADE FINDLAY and Robert Stewart for an action-packed day of show jumping and eventing while enjoying a gourmet lunch. Bring your non-rider friends and family to watch the action, enjoy lunch and a spot of photography. This clinic caters for riders adult and junior riders from 45cm-1.05 both days. This is a great clinic to bring a new horse, try the next level or sharpen your skills and train for an upcoming event. Opt in for Day 2 and you will have a chance to put into practice all of the things you that you learned in Day 1 with a round on the course at the end of the lesson if time permits. 

On arrival, register at the clubhouse. Make sure you get your wristband and food tickets when you register. Weather permitting, there will be a fire but always hot coffee and baked goods waiting in the clubhouse. Tack up at least 10 minutes before your class. Meet your instructor on either the XC or SJ course, depending on your timeslot. There are warm up areas in the show jumping and cross country area. Do not jump anything until the instructor arrives.


Start getting your horse fit for this action-packed riding weekend.

If you have a young horse or a new horse, let the instructor know.


Day 1: Saturday, each rider will receive 2 hours of show jumping training (Robert Stewart)  and 2 hours of cross country training (JADE FINDLAY) and a gourmet lunch for riders. Camping, yards and extra spectator meals must be booked in advance. There will be an optional campfire and BBQ in the evening for campers. Complimentary tea and coffee all day in the clubhouse.


Day 2: Sunday, each rider will receive 2 hours of show jumping training (Robert Stewart)  and 2 hours of cross country training(JADE FINDLAY) with a cross country round in the last part of the lesson. Also, a gourmet lunch for riders. Complimentary tea and coffee all day in the clubhouse. All camping and extra spectator meals must be booked in advance. 


We have two (only) luxury tents available. There are limited yards, stables and paddocks available and will be on a first come, first serve basis.  We also have the Back Forty Cottage that can sleep 6 which will be available.

These can be booked under options on Nominate.

You can bring your own yards. If you do not want to camp and are looking for accommodation nearby check out: http://www.visitwollombi.com.au/ or google Laguna, NSW Accommodation.


If you arrive on Friday night, there is a pub for dinner about 10 minutes away with live music. The Great Northern Trading Post.

If you camp Saturday and want to join us for a BBQ and campfire, you need to book in when you enter. The Pub is also open.


Check List: Book Classes, Options and Camping

1. Please answer the rider questions when you enter to help us with planning.

2. If the class you want to enter is full, enter the next one up with a note so we can split classes. There is a cap on total rider numbers but we can split classes to accommodate riders within that cap number.

3. Book rider classes for Day 1 and/or Day 2 .

4. Book in yards or paddocks (we have limited yards so don't forget to book when you enter)

5. Book in camping or accommodation nearby

6. Book in extra non-rider/spectator gourmet Saturday lunches

7. Book in Saturday night BBQ

8. BYO Breakfast for Sunday Morning to go with complimentary coffee/tea/muffins in clubhouse. The lunch will be substantial so you will not go hungry.

9. Book in extra non-rider/spectator gourmet Sunday lunches.

10. Plan on camping if you have an early class or give yourself travel time.

11. Bring your water bottle, refills in clubhouse.

12. Bring a cooler as fridge will be full.

13. Rug up for cold weather, bring that extra doona if camping!   

14. Important! Bring your back protector and all protective riding gear.                                                                    

Spring in the Vines Format 

This year the higher classes will start first on Saturday and the lower classes will start first on Sunday. Classes and numbers are limited and the time slots are fixed. If the class you want is full, enter the next one up or down. There is a cap on numbers but we can split classes and accommodate riders. Each group will have a 2-hour session in the morning, then lunch and then a 2-hour session in the afternoon. If you are late or miss your class, you will be unable to join another class that is full. Max 6 riders per class.

 After your class: You are welcome to chill out in the clubhouse and join us for coffee, dinner or drinks. We will provide a campfire, seating and dinner for those that have booked.  BYO drinks. Sunday classes with will start at 7:30am so we can finish early. If the class you want to enter is full, enter the next one up or down as we can split the class if needed.

 Since this is a follow-on day, please let the instructor know if there are particular jumps you want to jump. 


 About the Coaches


Charlie Brister is currently competing 3*** eventing and developing a team of future international champion eventers.

With a decade of experience riding track work at Warwick Farm, Charlie also educates young thoroughbreds to be jockey-ready and track-fit.

Charlie regularly competes in the show jumping arena and is currently starting in Advanced Dressage competitions.

As a young rider Charlie has been on the Equestrian Australia “Emerging Talent” list and a member of the National Youth Development Squad.  Charlie is now part of the Kibah Tic Toc High Performance Squad.

Charlie’s riding ambitions started at 10 years of age at the small one day events and with his family horse businesses. He funded his university degree in Politics and Sociology from The University of Sydney by riding track work and educating young horses before deciding to turn professional as an equestrian.

Many experiences have helped shaped Charlie’s practical approach to horse education.  A few highlights include

  • Germany 2012            Stable rider for Australian Olympic jumping team coach, Gilbert Boeckmann, as recipient of the three month Equestrian Australia Scholarship
  • Portugal 2012             Trained at Morgado Lusitano for a month with Paulo Sergio, a Master in the Portuguese School of Equitation
  • Germany 2009            Rode at well-known German breeding and competition barn of  Zuchtof Klatte
  • Australia 2005-2013  Track rider for Paul Cave racing stables and chief assistant to equestrian vet Brett Warren (also known as Charlie’s dad).

Current coaches mentoring Charlie include:

  • Ann Slatford – dressage
  • Colleen Brook – show jumping


WATCH CHARLIE RIDE https://vimeo.com/127676543



 About Robert Stewart LEVEL 3 SHOWJUMPING  Listen to his podcast, link in description.


 Career Highlights:

  • International Show Jumper and World Cup Competitor, Now Supporting Riders to Achieve their Dreams, Famous students Edwina Tops-Alexander as a young rider in Australia.
  • Currently a member of the NSW Jumping Committee
  • EA NCAS Level 2 General - EA NCAS Level 3 Showjumping Specialist Coast
  • Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment
  • EA Coach Educator - Competed at National Level in Dressage, Eventing and Showjumping
  • Competed at International Level in Eventing and Showjumping
  • Represented Australia in Showjumping and both Queensland and NSW in Eventing
  • Rode and competed in Europe in 2001 - 2002 - EA Coach of the Year - EA Representative International coaches Forum in UK - EA Representative FEI Developing Equestrian Nations Program

**Robert acknowledges that he has had the privilege to coach many wonderfully talented riders over his career, many who have gone on to become successful riders and coaches. He believes that no one person ever trains a rider or coach but they are a sum of their experiences . Robert also believes that he has inspired many to commit to the sport, pursue their equestrian dreams and reach their aspirational goals. Famous Student: Edwina Topps-Alexander

Robert's Favourite Inspirational Quote - Nothing is Impossible

Who Has Inspired Robert - Tina Wommelsdorf - George Sanna - Wayne Roycroft - Sir Mark Todd

Inspirational Horses - Kavanna - Whiz Kid - Cognac (Robert's first Grand Prix Horse)

Recommended Book - Principles of Riding - German Equestrian Federation

About This Episode - Robert talks about following his favourite quote to achieve his dreams, riding and competing at an international level. He fondly remembers starting out as a working student for two high level coaches who set the foundations for him, saying about how he felt that he valued this training more because he had to work so hard for it.

PODCAST www.HorseChats.com/RobertStewart


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80cm-1.05 Saturday Only
Theses are maximum heights, lower heights can be schooled with the coaches.
80-1.05 Sunday Only
60-75cm Saturday Only
Theses are maximum heights, lower heights can be schooled on warm-up and in training when required.
60-75cm Sunday Only
45-60cm Saturday Only
45-60cmSunday Only
45-80 Saturday Only
Option for new rider/horse combinations for example.
Sunday Showjumping with Robert Stewart and Lunch(45-1.05 nominate height on entry)
Indicate what height you would like on entry

Event Notes

Open Yards per horse per day
Paddock (if all yards full) with other horses) per
Camping Spots - 1 per family per day
Saturday-Sunday Luxury Tents (2 days only )

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