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Muscle Building for Horses
All horses at Abderry are fed
Hire of Facilities
Two arenas available - cushion ride & sand surface
Sand Track - 600 metres
Arena /Track hire
Casual use $20 per horse (including jumps) or $160.00 paid in advance for ten uses.
All welcome, Trainers, Clubs, Clinics, Trial of Horse, Fitness, Schooling
Coaching with Cheski - $75 private session or $60 each for 2 - 4
Call 09 23 63 867 (office hours) or e-mail to book - Bookings Essential
The legacy of Desmond Brown...
Abderry was established in 1984, when Desmond and Cheski Brown immigrated to New Zealand from Singapore. In South East Asia they had been active and respected members of the region’s polo, racing and sporthorse fraternities. The farm (named after their two children Abi and Derry) was originally designed to cater for Desmond’s passion for racing and polo and as a retirement property after a very busy and successful business career.
Desmond and Cheski transformed an established 120 acre dairy farm by building facilities that today include a large stable complex, polo field, over 60 sheltered paddocks, a 25m diameter covered lunging ring, an eight-horse walker, two all weather arenas, a600m sand track and a loose jumping oval. The development of the farm prompted the decision to put the property to commercial use.
Desmond died in October 1999 but he left clear guidelines as to how the farm and business were to be managed in his absence.
Desmond was insistent that Abderry should always be committed to providing New Zealand sport-horse and racing enthusiasts with a broad range of competitively priced equine services. To this end Abderry employs a competent team of professionals who take enormous pride in what they do
Abderry had already established a reputation for supplying value for money horses by sending a select number of racehorses to Singapore and Malaysia. In 1998 Abderry formed a partnership with Mr Chang-Sig Kim of United Bloodstock Limited to supply horses to Korea. This partnership went on to deliver 470 horses to the Seoul Racehorse Owners' Association. We are very proud of this achievement, as the horses supplied by Abderry/UBL were the most successful group of horses racing on the KRA circuit in 1999 & 2000.
Equine Sea Shipment
Desmond and Cheski used their knowledge of culture, climate and equine conditions in Singapore and Malaysia, to form an association with the Nedlloyd Shipping Company, which allowed them to pioneer a modern version of equine sea shipment to South East Asia.
This was a successful business venture for Abderry who transported more than 1,000 horses by sea and gave owners and trainers in South East Asia an alternative transportation service that was both cost effective and efficient. Apart from the obvious cost savings the horses were given the opportunity to gradually acclimatise to equatorial life during their two-week journey.
During the course of time and due to shifting business elements, the Abderry Sea Shipment operation to South East Asia has been discontinued.
Abderry Polo Ponies
Desmond really enjoyed his polo and was thrilled when his Auckland team won the New Zealand National 8-Goal tournament in 1994. Desmond and Cheski knew the sort of ponies that were suitable for Asian conditions and have supplied over 150 polo ponies to players in Malaysia and Singapore. Abderry continues to be involved in the shipment of Polo Ponies and managed the shipment of 15 ponies to the Royal Johore Polo Club, Malaysia in April 2009.
Abderry Sport Horses.
Abderry have been involved in the supply of some very successful Sport horses and ponies to various Asian countries including:
Hong Kong (where we have sent four of their best RDA ponies)
Thailand (where we supplied 30 horses for the 1995 SEA Equestrian Games and 21 Military Horses for the Royal Thai Horse Guards)
Malaysia (where we have supplied approximately 100 horses and ponies to various equestrian centres around the country).
Singapore where a number of the stalwarts at the Bukit Timah Saddle Club and Singapore Polo Club were supplied by Abderry.
We are proud of the success of our equine services and the horses we have sold. We are committed to our policy of offering both vendors and clients a professional service at a realistic price.
In January 2003 the Abderry evolution continued and a specialised company: Abderry Equine Services Ltd was created.
We redeveloped and upgraded the facilities, and turned the farm from a useful equine property, to one with truly excellent facilities.
Cheski Brown BHSII and ESNZ Coach Educator
When a human child goes to School their classmates will be potential lawyers, dentists, doctors, bricklayers, homemakers and website designers etc. Regardless of their eventual careers, the lessons taught are generic.
We follow exactly the same principles in our Equine School........ of course all the horses are very special, but a vital lesson of life is to learn "How to Be Calm & Sensible."
Follow the links below to read more about the various training programmes.