Being successful is never a result of just one individual, our stable works together as a team. We are very thankful and proud of our experienced and hard working staff members. Here we would like to introduce the people dedicated to caring for your horse.
Ultra is Matthew's wife and mum to Layla, Jessica, Brayden and Asha. Ultra is our Racing Manager and looks after all the stables office work. This includes dealing with all horse accounts, owners, paying bills and any quieries you may have regarding your horses. She has an extensive background in business with successfully owning and running Horseland Warrnambool for several years. She is an integral part to keep the stables running smoothly.
Ultra can be contacted on 0407 518 074.
Track Work Rider
Sarah has worked for our stable for 3 years. She is often seen strapping at races all over the state or taking horses on interstate trips for races.
Sarah also assists in the day to day running of the farm stables. She also sends out the stable newsletter and all horse 'Trainers Say' which are reported from Matthew. She is a capable rider and experienced horse person. Sarah is currently completing Certificate 4 in Racing (Assistant Trainer) to further her knowledge and involvement in the stable and she also holds a licence for our horse truck.
Track Work Rider
Tyler has worked for Matthew for 5 years. He is currently half way through his trials on the way to becoming a Jumps Jockey.
Tyler is a very capable track rider who rides a range of horses in our stable and at the trials. He also schools the jumpers and teaches our horses to jump for some variety in their preparations. He also holds a truck licence for our horse truck which comes in handy.
Track Work Rider
Nikita started at our stable working weekends and afternoons while completing high school and has now moved onto a full time position.
She has always had ponies and has progressed along really well as a capable track work rider since starting at the stable. Nikita rides at the track, beach and sand dunes. She also straps on race days when required.
Carly has been with us for 4 years. She knows the stable routine like the back of her hand.
Carly is responsible for feeding up in the mornings, swimming horses at the beach and working horses on the treadmill to specific work. She will also strap on race days when required.
Josh is Matthews Cousin and Barry Walshs grandson. He is currently completing a Plumbing Apprenticeship and helps out in the mornings and afternoons on weekends.
Barry is Matthew father and has helped out since Matthew started training nine years ago. He is generally called on at the last minute to fix or go and pick up goods ect. Barry also helps out feeding up some nights and weekends.
Barry (Sparra) has been helping out at the farm since Matthew started training. He looks after the spellers and helps out when ever needed doing jobs like driving the truck, helping out on raceday and general jobs around the farm.
Suze has been with the stables for 5 years. She has an extensive Pony Club and horse background. Suze assists with all the stable work from driving our horse truck, swimming horses, raceday strapping and is a asset to our stable with a great attention to detail when looking after the horses.
Shannon is quite new to our stable. She works most afternoons and mornings on the ground helping with all stable duties. Shannon came to us having not worked with racehorses before but shows a great willingness to learn and is very keen to pursue a career in the racing industry.