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VALE – Arthur and Flash

It is with immense sadness that Oakwood would like to inform clients and agistees that two of our School Horses, Arthur and Flash crossed the rainbow bridge together last week, due to ongoing illness.
Both horses started their Schoolie career at the old Oakwood before coming to the Meadows, and were well known for their gentle natures which made them a favourite of many staff and clients.
Arthur (Authoritarian), 23 yo came to Oakwood following a moderately successful career as a racehorse, winning $120,000 for his owners. At Oakwood he was a popular step up for the more advanced clients. Always the first to come up in the paddock for any treats that may be had.

Arthur (1)

Arthur’s Bio

  • Born: 1993
  • Height: 16hh
  • Breed: Thoroughbred Gelding
  • Bio: Arthur came to Oakwood when we moved to The Meadows.   He is quite a responsive fellow and is great for teaching people to develop their coordination of aids and to ride more sensitively.  Arthur is great for the more intermediate to experienced riders.

Flash (Silver Flash), 18 yo was racing royalty! His great great grand dam was called Raphis – by Night Raid from Entreaty……… a full sister to Phar Lap! Flash came to Oakwood as a leggy 4 year old from the racetrack. His sweet nature allowed him to become the perfect lunge horse for beginners as well as a reliable mount for novice riders.


Flash’s Bio

  • Born: 1998
  • Height: 16.2hh
  • Breed: Bay Thoroughbred Gelding
  • Bio: Flash has been at Oakwood for many years now! Like all of the horses, he can go really well but likes to make you work for it. He has a lovely nature and gentle temperament and is great for those people just starting to ride as well intermediate riders learning new skills.

Both of these horses were loved dearly and will be sorely missed.
Gallop free, sweet boys!

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