Exciting news at Hi Form
We would like to introduce you to our wonderful Hi Form team which include two new experienced staff members, from left
Tamara Black B.Sc (Veterinary Bioscience) Sales and Administration Assistant and Equine Consultant
Erin Romanin Equine Sales Consultant and Nutrition in her final year of Nutritional Medicine at the Southern School of Natural Therapies
Antoinette Foster Managing Director, Product Formulator, Dip. Nut. Diploma Equine Nutritional Therapy, Diploma Herbal Medicine, Diploma Nutrition Therapy Genetics.
Vanessa Gillett Operations Manager, marketing and sponsorship Bachelor of Biological Science, Zoology and Genetics
Hi Form always strives to provide you the best possible advice and service with highly experienced and qualified staff. Our new website which includes our new equine nutrition software program will be launched by the end of May 2017. In the meantime, if you require any advice please contact us on (03) 9775 6422 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
we would also like to thank Jessica Atkins for the wonderful photos and Lauren Carroll for make up
Hi Form has just been approved as a service provider for our future equine nutritional therapy course which will be made available towards the end of 2017. It is the most comprehensive equine nutrition course available in Australia and possibly internationally it will be available to complete online and contains 21 modules. Students can also opt to study one module at a time. Keep watching for further details and updates..
Hi Form is also launching a new product at the end of May 2017 this is extremely exciting so keep watching for updates, we are not giving any clues just yet
CONGRATULATIONS TO HI FORM AUSTRALIA'S SPONSORED RIDER KATJA WEINMANN MAKING THE 2016 RIO SQUAD
Below is the list of riders who have successfully made the Rio Squad good luck everyone, there is a great deal of work to do to secure a spot on the Olympic team in 2016
2016 Rio Squad
Alison Butler, Elisabeth Murdoch and Jenny Levett
Keith and Juliet Osborne
Lucinda Fredericks, Angus Murray and Richard Ames
Fernhill Classic Syndicate
Daniel & Seumas Marwood
Lady Lindy Best & Jane Keir
Judy Chromiak, Judy Maitland-Jones, Penelope Makins
Shane Rose & Michelle Hasibar
Shane Rose & Elizabeth Wischer
Shane Rose & Johnnie Walker
Rebecca & Simon Bell
HI FORM WELCOMES JULIA BATTAMS TO OUR SPONSORED RIDER TEAM
We welcome Julia Battams to our sponsored rider team, we are very excited to have her on board. Julia is also the National Performance Director for Dressage & Para-equestrian Dressage for 2013-2016
A clear vision and focus is what is needed for dressage in Australia according to Equestrian Australia’s new National Performance for Dressage, Julia Battams. Julia who successfully led the Para-equestrian Dressage team for the London 2012 Paralympic Games, has been appointed as the National Performance Director for Dressage & Para-equestrian Dressage for 2013-2016.
Having built the Para-equestrian Dressage (PE) program after Equestrian Australia took responsibility for it in 2009, Julia successfully worked to bring about a strong team culture in the PE program which she believes can be developed for dressage.
“We want to focus on fostering a positive team environment across the whole sport from Futures’ squads through to our Elite squads. Identifying young horses and bringing them into the High Performance Program and team environment early on will be important,” said Ms Battams.
“We want to establish a mentoring program across Dressage sport in the country where Dressage riders can offer support to our Para-equestrian riders, and vice versa.
“A systematic approach to training across all we do will be important as we set ambitious targets for Dressage and Para-equestrian both in the short term and long term,” she said.
OUT AND ABOUT
The Hi Form team was out at Werribee in December to attend the Dressage Festival and cheer on our many clients and sponsored riders competing. Congratulations to Julia Stewart, 4th in the GP Kur and Rachelle Wilson 7th in the Inter 1 and then 2nd the next day. Also congratulations to newly sponsored rider Julia Battams who won the Inter 1! We had a fantastic time there, and were able to meet some new friends and provide diet advice to some lovely horses, either competing over the weekend, or hoping to compete one day. We also had many of our regular clients drop in to the stand and give us amazing feedback!
OUT AND ABOUT
Another weekend, and another horse show – this time we were lucky enough to be part of the West Gippsland Equestrian Expo held at Tonimbuk Equestrian Centre. We had a fabulous weekend catching up with some familiar faces, and getting to know some new ones. It was a busy couple of days filled with on site diets and consultations, Antoinette presenting a well attended talk on ‘Simple Nutrition for Horse Owners’, and crowd favourite, sponsored rider Julia Stewart and her beautiful horse Rafter (Ashton Farm Rivoli) taking part in the Heath Ryan masterclass as the Grand Prix combination. We loved catching some of the amazing demonstrations and educational displays, and of course managed to find a little bit of time to grab some bargains for our own four legged friends while we were there.
DID YOU KNOW?
Hi Form have been working hard over the last few months to set up facilities at our new Langwarrin home to allow us to carry out on site consultations for you and your horse. Hi Form can assist in reviewing your horse’s overall diet to ensure it is balanced, and also address any areas of concern such as behavioural difficulties, joint supplementation, and feeding for optimal performance. Too many horses to bring to us? Never mind, we can organise to come to you for on farm inspections. To arrange a consultation with one of our highly qualified staff members, please call Hi Form during office hours and we can discuss your requirements.
DID YOU KNOW?
You can host a talk or seminar at your local club or retail outlet carried out by one of our experienced and qualified staff members. Suitable for the complete beginner horse owner, right through to the highly experienced international competitor, we can tailor the talks to cover specific areas of interest. The seminars can be used as a popular and effective fund raiser for pony clubs and adult riding clubs – either held as a stand alone event, or incorporated into the regular rally day. Contact Hi Form to find out more about hosting a information seminar.
COMING IN 2014
Hi Form is partnering with some of Australia’s best trainers and industry experts to bring you a complete educational series covering some of the major topics we deal with everyday. Recognising that there is often not just one point that needs addressing with the horses and horse owners we consult, we are combining forces with other equine professionals to help get to the bottom of a lot of the major issues we see. Stay tuned for more information in the new year!
International News: From the UK, Germany, France, Denmark and NZ coming soon
Hi Form is now working with Agronomist Steve Dickson
Bio: Steve Dickson Agronomist
I Live in Bannockburn and have an advanced diploma of applied science in Farm Management. I have been an Agronomist for 15 years, makes me feel very old! I operate Crop Plus Agronomy which I formed in 2007 advising a group of farmers on cereal and pasture production in SW Vic In the summer months I prepare standardbred yearlings for the APG Melbourne yearling sales. I am available for consultations and work closely with the Hi Form team to ensure pasture management is a huge part of your horse’s health and well being. Emailcropplus@bigpond.com