Team Performance

Happiness, contentment and success in life can be essentially boiled to the copious presence of two things: uncompromising insistence on a superior quality of life and the committed nurturing of meaningful relationships. Quality of life might just as well be the Mulawa mantra – it is abundantly evident in the fabric of daily routine and pervasive at every level of the program. In terms of relationships, these are utterly dependent on people, and the people that comprise the essential Mulawa team are amongst the finest horsepersons and humans anyone should ever have the good fortune to meet.

 
 

Greg Farrell Jr.    "Mr. Mulawa"

Greg is by nature very hands-on – activity done translates into learning and understanding – and he still applies this essential quality to the horses with ambitious zeal and earnest dedication. Greg is a natural horseman – his innate affection for and confident ease with horses is readily apparent in his daily interaction with the horses at every level. Although Greg’s primary vocational responsibility has always been Managing Director of Federal Group (the highly successful and widely respected Australian owned family business and the world’s second oldest hotel group), he always finds quality time for the horses. He remains integrally involved with all the handling and training of the Mulawa Arabians, from early breaking through the professional turn out of top level show ring performers in hand.

(Pictured with ADVANTAGE MI

 

Julie Farrell    "Mrs. Mulawa"

Julie oversees every aspect of Mulawa Performance, from breeding plans, growing youngsters, saddle training and equine health. Julie's passion, commitment and drive ensure the programme performs at an optimum level.

(Pictured with KARMAA)

 

Jane Farrell    "Ms. Mulawa"

Jane is a beacon of positive energy and support and the perpetual and untiring cheerleader for all things Mulawa. For years, Jane has served behind the scenes as the official Mulawa spokesperson – designing ads, articles, promotional material, stallion cards, etc. and utilizing her innate intelligence, creativity and compassion to relate the Mulawa success story as it unfolds. Jane, who often modestly understates her crucial contribution, is also the official resident photographer/videographer, a role which is taken very seriously and the results of which, are without fail, first class.

(Pictured with ALWAYS VALENTINE MI)

 

Katharine Farrell    "Miss Mulawa"

Kate has grown up with a great interest in and affinity for horses of all disciplines. She has had particular success with the Mulawa-bred purebred Arabian gelding PROCLAIM, a ten-time Australian Champion across nine different divisions, in addition to the Arabian Warmblood SUMMERZAR IMAGERY, with whom Kate enjoyed Championship success at Australian Interschools, as well as OWENDALE LEMON TWIST, one of the most accomplished Hunter ponies in the country. Kate's current partnership is with the imported Hanoverian gelding LUXOR 118. Competing at Grand Prix level, together Kate and Luxor have become the most successful and highest scoring Under 25 combination in Australia, winning several consecutive FEI Under 25 individual and Freestyle tests.

(Pictured with LUXOR 118 & Ty) 

 

Brett Parbery    Dressage Head Trainer

Brett Parbery has been an official member of Mulawa Team Performance since 2012, taking on the immense responsibility of training and riding the high level Dressage horses. Brett brings a wealth of experience and inherent talent to Mulawa Performance as one of Australia’s highest ranked FEI dressage riders. Among his most impressive accomplishments are his record holding high score ride at the Sydney CDI Grand Prix, as well as two Top Ten finishes at the 2010 World Equestrian Games in Kentucky, in the Grand Prix Freestyle and the Grand Prix Special. Brett serves as the coach for the Kate Farrell & LUXOR 118, the top FEI Young Rider Pair in the country. He spends the rest of his time at Mulawa training and exhibiting rising stars ABER HALLO, FURSTIN FRIENDSHIP & LARENSO.

(Pictured with LARENSO)

 

Danielle Currie    Performance Team Manager

Danielle Currie is responsible for all horse management at Mulawa Performace established at Ambition. Affectionately known as the resident "barn diva", Danielle ensures the world-class facility runs like a fine-tuned machine, and its aristocratic equine residents receive the superlative care and attention to detail they deserve.

(Pictured with ABER HALO MI)

 

Riley Alexander    Assistant Performance Trainer

Riley is a talented young rider from Parbery Performance that starts our young Warmbloods for the discipline of Dressage. Riley accompanies Brett four times a week to train the Mulawa Preformance horses.

(Pictured with ABER HALO MI) 

 

Cindy Barnes Performance Team Assistant

Cindy Barnes assists with horse management at the Mulawa Performace Facility at Ambition. In her daily routine, she is responsible for the daily care, feeding and conditioning of the stellar performance team.

(Pictured with LARENSO)

 

Lena Seiler  Performance Team Assistant

Lena joined Mulawa Performance in May 2016. Lena is responsible for the daily care and welfare of the Warmblood horses from Weanlings to the Grand Prix performance horses. Lena is studying Equine Sports Massage.

(Pictured with ABER SOLUTELY MI)

 

Kayla Wilson  Performance Team Assistant

Kayla joined Mulawa Performance in 2015. Kayla grooms and prepares the performance horses for Brett Parbery. Kayla is studying vet nursing.

(Pictured with MI SIRTAINLY SIR)

 

Bill Catt    General Manager | Operations , Projects & Properties

Bill Catt is the General Manager for all four facilties - Mulawa & Ambition in Sydney and Alabama & Cronk Coar in Aberdeen. Bill has been an essential partner in Mulawa's success for several years. Every detail of facility management, maintenance and improvement falls under his capable jurisdcition.

(Pictured with TS AL MALIK)

 

Paul Stockman    Mulawa Farm Manager

Overseeing the daily operation at Mulawa & Ambition in Sydney is farm manager Paul Stockman. Paul is essential in ensuring all the horses in residence, which include the Mulawa Show Teams (both Halter & Performance) and all the Mulawa Chief Sires, enjoy the best possible care on a daily basis.

(Pictured with fiance Katie Smith & FAME MAKER R)

 
Vince & Karen Falzon    Alabama & Cronk Coar Farm Managers

The husband/wife team of Vince & Karen Falzon manage the Alabama & Cronk Coar operations in Aberdeen. Vince & Karen bring years of experience and expertise to the operations at Alabama & Cronk Coar. No detail is left unnoticed under their watchful eye.

 

Alissa Johnson    Alabama Horse Supervisor

Alissa Johnson oversees all horse management at Alabama & Cronk Coar. Alissa is responsible for all daily care of both the purebred and recipient mare herds, as well as each annual foal crop. Alissa also assists Daniel in overseeing all reproduction and breeding management.

(Pictured with ALWAYS AN ANGEL)

 
Daniel Barbosa    Breeding Specialist

Brazilian breeding specialist Daniel Barbosa heads up the embryo transfer program at Alabama. Daniel supervises all reproduction on the farm, including cooled and frozen semen handling as well as all embryo transfers. Daniel also assists with overall mare management of both the purebred and recipient herds and is responsible for breeding 40+ mares each season. 

 

Cameron Bonney    Weaning Management

While international horseman Cameron Bonney heads up the halter training team in the Arabian division, he is also indispensable as the weaning manager. Nearly all of the 25+ foals born each season, Warmblood & Arabian alike, are first handled by Cameron during the industry-renowned & universally respected weaning process.

(Pictured at the Australian National Championships

 
Glen Thorne

Glen Thorne Feed Management

Glen Thorne oversees the management of daily feed formulation for all horses in residence at Mulawa and Ambition. His careful attention to detail ensures the Mulawa show horses on both Team Halter and Performance receive optimal and cutting-edge nutrition.

(Pictured with MULAWA BRONZE WINGS)