More Awards for David Finch
Long term Ag Solutions advocate, David Finch of Finch Farm, has once again been acknowledged for his great contributions to the equestrian world as both a coach and breeder.
David was named 2022 Equestrian Queensland Coach of the Year at recent Equestrian Queensland Awards Evening at Rydges, Southbank. Key criteria that had to be demonstrated included EQ Values of Safety, Welfare of the Horse, Fairness, Accountability, Integrity and Respect. David was also recognised because his pupils ranged from raw beginners right up to the sport’s elite. Special mention was also given to David as a coach of coaches.
Finch Farm once again received confirmation that they are one of Australia’s premier breeders of sport horses for the Olympic Disciplines. The Australian Continental Equestrian Group Inc ( ACE ) toured Finch Farm to assess the current crop of home bred foals. Each foal is marked on a range of factors focussing on the movement and conformation of the horse. The assessment was performed by international expert, Jens Wehrmann, who travelled from Germany to tour and assess all Australian young horses nominated. Of the 18 foals nominated by Finch Farm, 9 received the highest award possible of Elite and 7 were awarded premium. An awards line up that would be the envy of all others.
While every foal has a back story, David chose to tell us about Finch Farm Millenium. A filly that holds a special place in David’s heart because of the history she carries. “She starts with a mare called Boera, a mare that has been extremely influential in my program. I rode and placed Boera at World Cup level here in Australia, the highest level we have. When she was finished she entered my breeding program. Being a thoroughbred mare she brought athleticism, endurance, soundness and a desire to work. I crossed her with Casall. A stallion that dominated the international scene for a decade and held the record for the highest prizemoney earnings in the world. He is one of the very few stallions that has had such a strong impact on the sport and breeding scene while he is still alive. There is no jumping studbook in the world that has not been influenced by Casall. The result of this cross produced Finch Farm Lulu. Because of her valuable genetics and the fact that the older siblings from Boera were now reaching world cup level, Lulu went straight into our breeding program. Lulu was then crossed with Massimo Quality, an imported stallion with state of the art European breeding. Massimo brings power, carefulness and a great mind. He also throws good movers with tremendous scope. This filly is the result. She is all that I had hoped for and the equal of anything you could buy in the world.”
So David, is Millenium staying with you or is she for sale?
“I am in the business of selling horses, but I am happy for her to stay!”
So why does David use Ag Solutions?
“That’s easy. I invest a lot of time and money trying to produce the best sport horses possible, so I use Equine Enhancer to ensure they are receiving all the necessary vitamins and minerals. It’s a great product and the results speak for themselves.”