Mayfield Farm was established by Kerry Mack as a professional agistment centre and Warmblood stud. Our aim is to breed horses that can excel at the highest level of competition. We have selected bloodlines for their temperament, conformation and aptitude for the work and that special quality that the Europeans call “rideability”.
Finch Farm Cab Sav is an experienced, competitive world cup jumping mare at the top of her game. At only 11 years old she already has 3 seasons of World Cup Qualifiers under her belt. She is incredibly brave, honest and scopey, making her a very straightforward ride in the ring. Competes in a plain snaffle with no spurs, no whip, she has all the engine and brakes she needs! Many wins and placings including Bega Cup winner 2018, Benalla Grand Prix Winner 2019, 3rd in the Australian Speed championship 2019, 1st 1.35m height class at Australian Championships 2019, 2nd 1.40m Mt Gambier Easter show 2021, 1st 1.30m Lang Lang show 2021. While this horse is straightforward to jump and ride on the flat, she is horse shy (this is only a challenge in competition warm ups) so requires a competent, confident rider.
Sire: Charlemagne Ego Z
Dam's sire: Alimo
Currently being broken. A beautiful gelding for sale by Diamond Hit (Don Schuffo/Ramino/Donnerhall) out of a Mayfield Pzazz (Jazz) x Calypso Classic mare. Diamond Hit was of course reserve world young horse champion as a 5yo, and went on to campaign at Grandprix and has sired many successful dressage horses around the world. This classy gelding is bred to be a superstar! Mature 16.3hh
Currently placing in CDI-W grand prix's in CDI's all around Australia, Mayfield Pzazz was purchased as a ‘just started' young colt from Mary Hanna. From the first ride it is easy to feel that he was special, he has a special bond with humans and wants to please.
This Australian Grand Prix champion carries the bloodlines and characteristics of the most successful Dressage horses in the world today. He was undoubtedly the ‘best performed' stallion to be imported into Australia and gives breeders here the chance to upgrade the local gene pool with an infusion from the most respected and influential Dressage horses of modern times.
Kinglsey Tarpania was imported by Mayfield Farm in 2019 at a 4 year old. His quality speaks for itself, and he was scoring over 9's in Europe in young horse classes. Perhaps more importantly, his temperament is outstanding. Very quiet and reliable, with superb trainability.
Articles by Kerry Mack
I read a lot of books and do like to share some of other people’s ideas that I find are helpful. Mark Rashid is a well known American trainer and writer initially from a western orientation. I have enjoyed several of his books but particularly enjoyed reading about what he had learned from the Japanese Samurai traditional self defense discipline of Aikido. He describes the master demonstrating a defensive manoeuvre, the students having great difficulty understanding how he was achieving the results. The master explained that he wasn't moving the outside of his body, only the inside. Now this is exactly what we must do to convey our more subtle aids to the horse. The horse is able to attune himself very finely to what we do on the inside of our bodies.
Last time we talked about training that aims to make the work like “A DAY AT THE OFFICE”, Routine, and “A PIECE OF CAKE”, Easy. Fundamentally this is about understanding what is the smallest step towards what you are wanting to train, rewarding by removing pressure when your horse makes a reasonable attempt, then repeating. Then when this little bit is easy and routine build on it by asking just a little bit more. Last time we took the example of lengthening and collecting the steps.
A list of ALL horses we currently have for sale!!
Foals - 2yos $11k - 25k. Ridden horses $22k-55k
we have horses suited to FEI dressage, adult riding club, high level eventing, and showjumping, based on each horse's unique pedigree, experience and temperament. Many of the below young horses have full siblings out competing in all...
It's always great to here about how Mayfield horses are doing out in the real world in their new homes, after they have left us. Positive development within a horse/rider partnership after a sale is an important part of the whole process for us. Below is listed some feedback we have recieved regarding...