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A few photos from around the farm...


Welcome to Chester Farm - photo shoots with horses aren't always easy!!


Country Calendar film crew at Chester Farm, March 2017


Country Calendar film crew at Chester Farm, March 2017


Country Calendar film crew at Chester Farm, March 2017


Chester Farm Twilight Jumping Series Winner for Feb 2017 - Bronte Hemmings & Dun Cruisin


A fantastic group to share the weekend with! Adult Rider Empowerment Camp, February 2017


Bo longreining down the farm laneways with Greg.


Young horses Amigo (left) and Zeva (right) going out and about around the farm and country roads.


Dolly and Luke going for a road ride


Harry goes hacking (left) while Honey learns groundwork and lunging (right).


Winter schooling and hacking around the farm.


Nugget schooling on the arena with Rochelle


Max goes on a long-reining adventure with Greg


What a great day at the office! Longreining a young horse at Chester Farm.


Warmblood mare Donna Wilson during one of her first rides under saddle.

Thoroughbred gelding Harty Bodle takes his first brave steps in the river.

Early morning mist at Chester Farm

Groundwork session in the roundyard
Astek Gianni
Astek Gianni and Diana competing in 1.05m showjumping at Woodhill Sands

Astek Gymbya (right) at her first competition, ready for the night with her older full sister Astek Gianni
Astek Gymbya
Astek Gymbya and Diana, Waitemata Showhunter Summer Series Champions 2014.
Vollrath Chagall
Vollrath Chagall and Greg competing at Grand Prix, 2014.

Hot summer days are a great time for a swim in the river!

New puppy Larry with Barney, Nov 2013

Bella Nielson and Enzy off for a road ride, Dec 2013.

We welcomed Melissa Kristiansen from Denmark to Chester Farm in October 2013

Greg riding Tara on the arena, Oct 2013

Vollrath Chagall and Greg schooling at home, June 2013

Vollrath Chagall and Greg schooling at home, June 2013

Our 2yo filly Astek Gucci goes longreining around the farm and river, June 2013

Diana and Astek Rantani during a sunny winters day, July 2013

Sarah Neilson has a ride on her horse Luka before taking him home, June 2013

Tottie, owned by Geraldine Managh, freejumping with great style, May 2013

A beautiful scene looking out at morning fog in the valley from our kitchen window, May 2013

Victoria Bridle attending our Showhunter clinic, May 2013

Linda French attending our Showhunter clinic, May 2013

Greg summarises the showhunter lesson with a young rider group, May 2013

Jumps all set for our first Showhunter clinic, May 2013

Fenella Skelton attending a Showhunter clinic, May 2013

Brett Kendall attending a Showhunter clinic, May 2013

Charlie Forsythe attending a Showhunter clinic, May 2013

Camp noticeboard at Chester Farm arena, May 2013

Our 4 year old gelding Astek Versace has a lunge with Diana while coming back into work, May 2013

TB X 2yo gelding Jack ventures out of the round yard with Greg, May 2013

A rare foggy morning at the farm, May 2013

Anzac day dawns at Chester Farm, overlooking the visiting horses paddocks. April 2013

2yo warmblood Groove, owned by Cate Wilson, longreining over the ford, April 2013

Lovely big gelding Luka, owned by Sarah Neilson, lunging with the saddle on for the first time, April 2013

Welcome to Chester Farm! May 2013

Gorgeous autumn colours, April 2013

Diva explores the river under saddle with Greg, May 2013

Young warmblood mare Diva, owned by Jacqui Wright, longreining on a lovely autumn day, April 2013

Elvira, warmblood mare by El Bundy owned by Annie Wills, goes over her groundwork exercises with Diana, April 2013

Elvira doing groundwork exercises with Diana, April 2013

Tori, owned by Mike and Natalie James, shows great form over the free-jump, May 2013

Barney hard at work again, May 2013

Warmblood gelding Spindles comes back into work at Chester Farm prior to attending our Autumn 3 day riding clinic, April 2013

Thoroughbred filly Orange, owned by John Collinson, comes home after a ride out down the laneways, April 2013

Overall Twiight Jumping Nights series prizewinners at the final night prizegiving, March 2013

Diane Mumford jumping the Mini Hunter Derby with her young horse at the Chester Farm Twilight Jumping nights, Feb 2013

Renee Hazelton and Just Ace'd fly around the jumpoff at the Chester Farm Twilight Jumping nights, Feb 2013

Debbie Bjarnsen and Alex taking part in the Chester Farm Twilight Jumping nights, Feb 2013

Mini Hunter Derby course all set for fun at the Chester Farm Twilight Jumping nights, Feb 2013

Peugot, owned by Karen Wilson, jumps around the mini hunter derby course, Feb 2013

La Belle, warmblood mare by Lessing, during one of her first rides under saddle, Jan 2013

Mr Ears, owned by Jo Bodle, checks out the red wall for his future jumping career a few years down the track! Dec 2012

La Belle, owned by Sarah Neilson, wearing gear and learning to lunge, Jan 2013.

Kirsten Laurence and her lovely warmblood mare Bella take a ride together before going home, Dec 2012

Kellie Hamlett has her first ride on her beautiful big warmblood gelding Rocky, Dec 2012

Dusty makes her way back home up the hill, Nov 2012

Coloured pony Dusty, owned by the Lamont family of Tokoroa, trots out down the road with Greg, Dec 2012.

Holly Bonnar during our Oct 2012 3 day clinic

Diana and Marcy take on the arena poles, Nov 2012

Happy horses in their yards during our Chester Farm Spring 3 day riding clinic, Oct 2012

Young rider Emma Tetley-Jones enjoying a group flatwork lesson, Oct 2012

Mandy Bryers jumping her lovely young coloured mare on our 3 day Spring clinic, Oct 2012

Regular student Courtney Agent shows off her excellent position over the jump, Oct 2012

Young horse / confidence builder group lesson, Spring clinic, Oct 2012

Chester Farm arena all setup ready for the start of our Spring Riding Clinic, October 2012

4yo TB gelding Ronnie owned by Hannah Johnson head out down the lane for a ride around the farm, October 2012

Diana's finishing touches to the arena all set for the start of our Spring Riding Clinic, October 2012


A beautiful spring day view of Maratoto Rock, September 2012


Centurion III aka Spindles (3yo warmblood gelding by Donnerwind owned by Rosemary Carter and Brett Kendall) at Chester Farm for breaking in and early mileage, August/September 2012


Kricket (4yo gelding owned by Sandra Davy) explores the river with Diana, September 2012

Imnported warmblood colt "Patricio Ego Z" has his first canter under saddle, August 2012

Storm (owned by the Whamby family of Hamilton) during a schooling session with Greg, August 2012

Tori (owned by Mike and Natalie James) making great progress under saddle, June 2012

Vedette returns home from a ride out with her owner Phillipa Warhaft, June 2012.

Cricket (owned by Sally & Erin Wagstaff) schooling on the arena, June 2012


Rubin (owned by Shirley Wigley) has a groundwork session with Diana, June 2012


Arena schooling on a lovely winters day is Babylon (owned by Debbie Scobie & Mike Nash), June 2012

Tilly (owned by Bronwyn Taylor) during an early lesson under saddle, May 2012.

Pete goes long-reining around the farm in his early training
before establishing work under saddle.
May/June 2012. (owned by Michelle Reddy)

Tilly crosses a scenic ford after heavy rain, May 2012

Our 3yo gelding Astek Versace comes home
from a short ride out, May 2012

Diana & Vedette cross the ford during a hack out
on their own, May 2012

Nicola Smith enjoying her first ride on Mickey
before taking him home, May 2012

5yo Warmblood gelding Javi during a schooling session,
May 2012

Vedette working in the arena, May 2012

Gerrit and Jenny Beker come to see their lovely gelding
DJ ridden before taking him home, May 2012

Our favourite photo of the month! Tori bravely crosses
the flooded ford with Greg's guidance, May 2012

Diva during one of her first rides in the round yard,
May 2012

Desiree comes back from a ride up the bush track
on her new horse Becky, May 2012

Diana and stationbred pony Pou come back from a ride
down the farm laneways, May 2012

DJ learning to long-rein, April 2012

Mickey stops for a drink in the river, April 2012

Javi heads out on a farm ride with Greg, April 2012

Diana lunging Tudor, April 2012

4 year old mare Rania learns her early riding lessons in the round yard.... April 2012

... Before she heads out around the farm for some hacking out experience. April 2012
Easter egg welcome at our Autumn clinic held over easter, April 2012
The easter egg welcome for clinic riders and campers went down a treat! Autumn clinic, April 2012.

Diana rode two young horses on the clinic, our chestnut mare Astek Gymbya and the coloured gelding Merloe, as good practise for their upcoming winter shows!
Autum riding clinic, April 2012

A Young Horse / Confidence Builder group prepare for their next challenge, April 2012
Flatwork lessons for young horses or to improve your general riding skills and confidence
Kathie and Gypsy showed great improvement since their last lessons. April 2012
Diane and her warmblood mare during a lesson
Diane and her lovely warmblood mare Connie, April 2012
Renee and Domino jump over the diamond oxer
Renee and Domino jump the diamond oxer. April 2012
Daring each other to go over the water jump!
Diana, Sonia and Debbie briefly contemplate the water jump, but decide to leave it for another day! April Clinic 2012

Camping onsite during our Chester Farm riding clinics makes for a fun holiday with your horses!

Anne Collumbell and her young horse learning to jump at our Autumn Clinic, April 2012
Chester Farm arena surrounded by autumn colours and native bush, April 2012
Our arena surrounded by autumn colours and native bush, all set for the start of our Autumn Riding Clinic, April 2012.

Greg schooling 4yo gelding Miller, March 2012

Javi learns how to negotiate coloured rails during his first free-jumping session, March 2012.

Chezzy decides the farm motorbike has other uses!
Feb 2012

Sharlene Storey comes for a ride on her newly started Hanoverian mare before taking her home, Feb 2012.

Diana Jamieson and Astek Gianni Diana Jamieson and Astek Gianni
Diana and Astek Gianni competing at Waikato Showhunter, Taupo, Feb 2012


Merloe enjoys a splash in the river with Diana, Feb 2012

Gemma goes long-reining around the farm, Feb 2012

Always plenty of jobs to do other than horses!! Haymaking on the farm, Jan 2012.

Greg and Vollrath Chagall on their way to 1st place in the Pukete 1* Grand Prix, Jan 2012
Astek Gianni cometing in showhunter with Diana, Jan 2012
Astek Gianni competing at Waitemata 3* Jan 2012 with Diana
Horses take rest during our 3 day Clinic and Camp, Jan 2012
Horses take rest during our 3 day Clinic & Camp, Jan 2012
Kid, ponies, river equals great fun after lessons! Jan 2012
Kids + Ponies + River = Great fun after lessons! Jan 2012
A little bit of rain deterred noone from making the most odf the lessons! Jan 2012
A little bit of rain deterred no-one from making the most of their lessons! Jan 2012
Campers start arriving, Chester Farm Clinic and Camp, Jan 2012
Campers start setting up at our Chester Farm 3 Day Riding Clinic & Camp, Jan 2012
Dinner time at the farm, October 2011
Dinner time at the farm, October 2011
Waka poses for the camera after a ride, October 2011
Waka poses for the camera after a ride, Oct 2011
Diana guides Podge over the trot poles,  Oct 2011
Diana guides Podge over the trotting poles, Oct 2011

A stunning rainbow lands on Chester Farm! October 2011

Anne, Belinda & Ann enjoy a lesson together, Oct 2011
Astek Gucci and Astek Gigi at Chester Farm, October 2011
Astek Gucci & Astek Gigi at Chester Farm, Oct 2011

Barney makes friends during the riding clinic, Oct 2011

Diana works with Kathie & Gypsy, Oct 2011

Another lovely day during our riding clinic, October 2011
Harmony crossing the ford, October 2011
Harmony and Diana cross the ford...
Harmony heading home up the hill
... before heading off home up the hill. October 2011
Retrospect flies over the water jump
Success!! First attempt and Retrospect flies over the water jump, September 2011.

Po goes hacking around the farm , September 2011
Diana riding Astek Gigi
Astek Gigi's first ride with Diana onboard, Aug 2011

Sylvester schooling with Greg
Sylvester working in the arena, Aug 2011

Chez and Blackie enjoy an afternoon in the sunshine, August 2011
Chez and Blackie enjoy an afternoon in the sunshine at Chester Farm, Aug 2011
Tralee in the river
Tralee in the river, July 2011
Po goes long-reining around the river, Aug 2011
Po goes long-reining, Aug 2011
Charm explores the farm with Greg
Charm explores the farm with Greg, July 2011
Astek Giovanni at Chester Farm, May 2011
"Astek Giovanni" and Diana autumn schooling, May 2011
Lizzie heads out for walk, June 2011
Lizzie heads out for a walk, June 2011
Autum view overlooking Chester Farm, May 2011
Autumn view overlooking part of Chester Farm, May 2011
Sunset at Chester Farm, May 2011
Another sepctacular sunset at Chester Farm, May 2011
Aspa under saddle, April 2011
"Aspa" during his first week under saddle, April 2011
Astek Gymbya during a flatwork session, April 2011
Astek Gymbya during a flatwork session. April 2011
Diana and Remi working in canter, April 2011
Diana and Remi working in canter, April 2011
Mac takes on the hunter spars with Greg, March 2011
Mac takes on the hunter spars with Greg, March 2011
Astek Gianni and Diana during presentation for Amateur Showhunter Of The Year, HOY March 2011
Astek Gianni and Diana during presentation for Amateur Showhunter Of The Year, March 2011 (Photo: NZ Equine)
Tiki Taane and Greg competing at Horse Of The Year show, March 2011
Tiki Taane and Greg competing at Horse Of The Year show, March 2011 (Photo: NZ Equine)
The local hoon, Feb 2011
The local hoon, Feb 2011
Jazz goes hacking, Feb 2011
Jazz goes hacking, Feb 2011
Sunset at Chester Farm, Feb 2011
Sunset at Chester Farm, Feb 2011

Remi Martini and Diana fly over the wall, Feb 2011
Manni comes home from his first ride out
Manni comes home from his first ride out, Feb 2011

Greg and Retrospect II on the George Morris clinic, Jan 2011

Astek Gonzales, worn out at the show! Jan 2011
Astek Remi Martini
Diana and Astek Remi Martini schooling at home, Jan 2011

Group jumping lesson, Jan 2011

New yards beside arena get put to good use, Jan 2011


Choccie longreining over the ford, Dec 2010


Holly schooling on the new arena, Dec 2010

Gymbya's first ride over trotting poles, Nov 2010

Chester Farm arena
Arena completed! Nov 2010


Arena & driveway entrance, work in progress! Sept 2010

"Tommy" practises his transitions, Sept 2010


The end of another long day for a hard working dog! September 2010


The metal base for the arena goes down while Greg starts putting the fence up. September 2010


Debonair in training with Greg, Aug 2010

Diana and Nahe on a farm ride, Aug 2010

Alfie coming home from a ride out, Aug 2010

Blake enjoys a trip around the farm, Aug 2010

Late afternoon at the stables and roundyard, Aug 2010

Yearlings at the end of a spectacular rainbow! July 2010

"Tiki" flies the freejump, July 2010

Diana's first ride on 3yo filly Astek Gymbya, June 2010

Greg with our 3yo filly Astek Rantani, July 2010

Hacking out with two young horses, June 2010

Hacking out with two young horses, June 2010

Greg with "Ravel" in jump training, May 2010

Diana schooling "Ravel", June 2010

"Astek Gymbya" strides through the water, April 2010

"Yadhava" negotiates the rocks, April 2010

"Astek Gianni" and Diana competing at the NZ Young Horse Showjumping Championships, April 2010

"Astek Gianni" and Diana - National 5yo Showhunter Champions 2010

"Astek Radiance" at NZ Young Horse Showjumping Championships, April 2010

"Astek Radiance" and Greg flying to 8th place in the 4yo National Showjumping Championship, April 2010

Diana lunging "Blue", March 2010

"Astek Gianni" & Diana (left) receiving their ribbons in the Ridden Sporthorse section, Horse Of The Year, March 2010

Retrospect II jumping in the 1.35m Championship at Wellington Champs, Foxton, Feb 2010


Tui in the garden, Feb 2010


Yearling colt "Astek Guy Fox" by Gymnastik Star, Jan 10

3yo fillies "Astek Gymbya" & "Astek Rantani", Jan 10

"Astek Gianni", "Hez Zurich" & "Retrospect II" ready to travel home from Xmas Classic, Taupo NEC, Dec 2009

Farm ride, Nov 09

River scene, Dec 09

Yearlings at tea time, Oct 09

Diana riding 5yo Warmblood mare "Holly", Oct 09

The spring grass takes off at Chester Farm, Oct 09

Barney gets caught sleeping on the job again! Oct 09

"Fluke", 3yo gelding long-reining in the river, Oct 09

"Giovanni" 4yo gelding long-reining over river rocks Oct 09

Gymbya shares her tea with some friends, Sept 09

"Chief Of Staff" Barney the boxer catching flies!

Jess supervises the daily farm activities, Aug 09

Winter view at Chester Farm, Aug 09

Diana and Astek Gianni at Woodhill, June 09

Greg and Omniscient at Woodhill, June 09

Front paddocks, June 09

The 2yo fillies, Gymbya & Rantani, June 09

Greg guiding "Viktor M" down our cross-country staircase...

...and they've made it!

Crossing the ford on a beautiful autumn day, May 09

Mares & Foals, April 2009

Retrospect II jumping 1* Grand Prix National Champs 09

A hunter spar & cross country log on the farm

Schooling horses grazing in turnout paddocks

4yo Astek Gianni, Canterbury Dressage Champs 09

Astek Gymbya at the Warmblood Championship Show


Hez Zurich's showhunter debut at Taupo Breeders 09
earned him 2nd place in the 7yo class

Retrospect II flying to 4th place in the 1* Grand Prix
Championship, Waimate 08

Renassiance II & her gorgeous filly Astek Gigi by
Gym Bello at 1 day old

 

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