Riverina are proud to have established their first major sponsorship in supporting the Australian Campdrafting Association (ACA).
Jamie has been cutting horses competitively for over 15 years and has an impressively long list of achievements, including winning the 2021 SQCHA Novice Horse of the Year award and placing 3rd at the 2021 NCHA Autumn Spectacular Show Open Derby, both with Hewitts Metallic Millions.
Raised in a large family near Muttaburra (Central Western QLD), Jamie enjoyed the rural lifestyle and grew up working with horses, sheep and cattle. His mother Pam was the driving force behind Jamie’s introduction to horse sports, and they travelled to local Pony Club, ag shows, hacking and dressage competitions.
Jamie has spent time in Canada and the United States with legendary cutting trainer and competitor Al Dunning, as well as working for Ben Hall (one of Australia’s most successful campdrafters). He spent four years further refning his skills with Australian cutting trainer Todd Graham, and in 2015 his big break arrived - Jamie competed in the NCHA Futurity on Melody’s Cat, winning the 1st Round and finalling in his very first futurity.
Jamie has been operating as a professional trainer since 2016, with his original stable of 10 growing to its current total 30-40 horses. Along with his wife Ella, the team work long hours to prepare clients' horses for competition and continue to achieve excellent results in the cutting pen.
"I am able to keep my horses performing to the highest standard thanks to Riverina Stockfeeds. While working with 30-40 horses at one time, it has become an essential part of my training program and keeps their endurance levels, health and coats in optimal condition."
Riding for as long as she can remember with the guidance of her father (and former Olympian), Guy Creighton, Gemma now competes and coaches jumping across Australia.
Gemma has an impressive collection of achievements in the show ring, having competed at a World Cup level and representing Australia at several international competitions. Have travelled to New Zealand, Malaysia, Bangkok and Mauritius to compete, some of her career highlights include:
- Winner - Adelaide Royal Grand Prix, 2022
- State Indoor Title - Victorian Indoor Showjumping Championships, 2022
- Winner - Toowoomba Royal Grand Prix, 2021
- 2nd Place - Shepparton Grand Prix, 2021
- Australian Teams League - Coolmore/Peachester Lodge Team Member
- Leading Rider Titles - Adelaide Royal, Brisbane Royal, Darwin Royal & Melbourne Royal Shows
When she's not in the showring, Gemma is kept busy looking after her team of horses and training young riders from her home base in the Darling Downs, QLD. With a growing competition team, Gemma is grateful to the owners who enable her to perform at such a high level thanks to the high quality horses entrusted to her care. Like many full-time equestrians, Gemma's success is made possible by the combined effots of her team, which Riverina is proud to be a part of.
"Riverina very generously fuels my competition team so they can both look and feel their best.
The competition team has a tough fitness schedule as well as a busy competition schedule meaning they need the right fuel to stay at the top of their game and last the distance at long running events."
Learning all his techniques from family, Scott also draws on the teachings of Ian Francis and Gary McPhee, both renowned horsemen amongst their peers.
Established in 2008, Scott offers professional training to riders from all disciplines from his base at 'Spring Creek Ranch' near Clifton, QLD. Providing guidance in both horse breaking, training and horsemanship, Scott runs group clinics and private lessons. He's given demonstrations at the Queensland Polocrosse titles, State Polo titles in South Africa, and completes an annual circuit presenting a range of regional trade shows and exhibitions.
When injury cost Scott an international rodeo scholarship at just 16 years old, the opportunity to begin SK Horsemanship presented itself. When explaining the importance of quality training, Scott says "Quite often it's only the guy holding the trophy on the day that gets full recognition. I've never seen a horse win the Melbourne Cup yet and someone ask, 'I want to know who broke him in'. But I tell you what, if it pulls back on the truck and kicks some farrier, someone will go, 'Who broke him in?'"
Travelling Australia-wide, Scott's personal approach to horses and riders of all levels and disciplines allows riders to relax and learn in a safe and friendly environment to achieve their individual goals.
With a lifetime of experience in the saddle, Scott has handled and trained horses for rodeo, campdrafting, polo, racing and everything in-between. He is widely recognised as a self made and respected trainer, with his best marketing being done for him by satisfied clients and students.
"I receive a high level of support from Riverina and confidently feed my horses premium quality Riverina products."