Angela Tiede. Image: Ballawinnie with foal Enoch.

Born in September 1996 Ballawinnie stands at 15hh and is a bay with black points. She has done pony club and preliminary dressage, and is a beautiful mount on trail rides. She is obedient, willing and a pleasure to ride.

Waler mare Ballawinnie

Ballawinnie was bred in Tasmania by Janet Lane, and given her name thanks to the map of Tasmania on her forehead. Her name means red ochre in the language of the Oyster Bay tribe, the Aboriginals who lived in the area she was born, Freycinet Peninsula. Her sire was foundation Garden Station stallion Sergeant Small, dam foundation Wilpena Pound mare Sarie Marais.

She was purchased in 2007 for the Collingwood Children’s Farm Waler project in Abbotsford, Melbourne, and spent four years there as a Waler ambassador before coming home to Clarkefield where she was put in foal a few years later to foundation Newhaven stallion Virtuoso, delivering colt foal Enoch (now gelding) in 2015.

Ballawinnie went on to become a first pony club mount for a young rider, participating in rallies and even learning to play polocrosse, an enjoyable and reliable mount for both beginners and experienced riders.

Posted by Angela Tiede

Educator and Waler advocate and owner since 2006.