Sliding Lodge is Located near:

Goulburn, NSW 2580.

AUSTRALIA

Phone: 0403 675 554

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MATT CHARLES

Matt Charles first found a love for horses whilst working on a cattle property in North Queensland’s ‘Buckingham Downs', that was just under 1 million acres, after Jackerooing for about 9 months.

 

Matt saw how useful the horse was and its potential to do various task.

 

While reading a magazine, he noticed Warren Backhouse on Cd Rom, doing reining and a spark was ignited.

 

After leaving the station Matt worked with various people and horses including ‘Mulawa Arabian Stud.

 

He found home to a small boutique Arabian Stud - 'Bru - Dell Stud', in which he handled and trained various horses on the ground for halter.

 

During this time Matt had purchased a horse from the stud and decided to go reining. Little to his knowledge, even though the horse was a great little horse, he didn’t cut it in the reining arena.

 

This family could see the passion Matt had for reining and decided to send him to Rob Lawson, to introduce him to reining.

 

From there Matt relocated to ‘Richard Webb Cutting Horses’ for another year in which he broke horses to saddle and went to shows around NSW. After that year, Matt kept in contact with Rob Lawson and he was asked if he wanted to work from ‘Lawsons Performance Horses’.

 

Matt accepted the offer and ‘Sliding Lodge Performance Horses’ was started.

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MATT CHARLES

Achievements

 

2019

Matt spent considerable time in the USA with Shawn Flarida

2018

 

Matt spent valuable time with Joe Schmidt in the USA.

 

He also showed the First Shiners voodoo Dr filly in Australia to:

  • 4th place in the  Limited Open NSW Futurity and

  • 6th in the intermediate Open NSW Futurity

 

  • Nu Smoking Gun to 1st Junior Horse and

  • 3rd Open All Breeds NSW Paint Show

 

2016 RESULTS

 

Matt Charles

National Rookie Professional Champion

Reining Australia Rookie Professional Hi point Champion - Winderadeen Bejewelled

Top 5 High Point Rookie Professional - Triandibo Indeniable

 

Grant Frater

5th – Rookie Level 1  Reining Nationals

6th  - Rookie Level 2 Reining Nationals

 

Sarah Mammone

3rd – Youth 14-18 Reining Nationals

3rd -  High point horse for youth 14-18 – Triandibo Indeniable

 

EVIE GILMORE on Hollys Miss Battler  

Won Green Rider Level 1 – taking home her 2nd buckle

Reserve in Short Stirrup 11-14 yrs old

 

SARAH MAMMONE on Triandibo Indeniable

Placed in rookie level 1 and 2,

Reserve in Youth and Placed in Green Rider

 

GRANT FRATER on Winderadeen Bejewelled

Won 2 Handed Rookie and Reserve in Rookie Level 1 and 2

 

MATT CHARLES 1st and 2nd in Rookie Professional

He also got Co-Champion in Limited Open and 2nd on two horse.

Triandibo Indeniable and Winderadeen Bejewelled

 

 

2015 RESULTS

 

SARAH MAMMONE on Triandibo Indeniable

Champions in Rookie Level 1 and 2  

Youth 14-18yrs old (Sarah won 3 buckles in total)

4th Short Stirrup 11-14yrs old,  

3rd Youth Freestyle,

6th Green Rider Level 1.

 

NYAH KEMP on Jessies Blonde Gamble

3rd Youth 14-18 yrs old,

3rd Short Stirrup 11-14yrs old.

 

SOPHIE LAWS on Migs Mr Whizzel

4th Youth Freestyle

 

EVIE GILMORE on Hollys Miss Battler

Encouragement Award Short Stirrup 10yrs and under

Reining Australia Short Stirrup Champion 10 and under

(Evie’s first Buckle at her first National Show)

 

 

MATT CHARLES on Triandibo Indeniable

Reserve Champion in Rookie Professional

3rd Limited Open

 

 

2014 RESULTS

 

JINDABYNE

1ST SNAFFLE BIT, 5 AND UNDER OPEN CLASS

 

HORSEWORLD MARAYLYA

1ST SNAFFLE BIT OPEN CLASS AND ROOKIE PRO, 3RD LIMITED OPEN

 

2013 RESULTS

 

NYAH KEMP (Non-Pro) - SHORT STIRRUP U/14 NSWRHA CHAMPION

 

 

2012 RESULTS

 

HI POINT REINING AUSTRALIA ROOKIE PROFESSIONAL

 

HI-POINT NSWRHA OPEN CHAMPION

HI-POINT NSWRHA ROOKIE PROFESSIONAL CHAMPION

HI-POINT NSWRHA NOVICE HORSE CO - CHAMPION

HI-POINT NSWRHA LIMITED OPEN RESERVE CHAMPION

2012 NSWRHA Rookie Professional Reserve Champion

       

 

PREVIOUS RESULTS

 

2011 NSWRHA State Show Rookie Professional Reserve Champion