Happiness, contentment and success in life can be essentially boiled down to the 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.
MRS. MULAWA Presentation and organization are two innate skills that Julie brings to the Mulawa team with brilliance. Julie heads the “prep” team at every show and open day, making up horses and making sure that the equine as well as human crew, oftentimes two dozen-plus members strong, is ready to compete on time. As such, Julie is usually the last person to see the horses compete – the championships and the final Open Day presentations are always a highlight and a fitting reward for the hours, days, weeks and months of hard work committed to a first-class turn out. Julie also spearheads the Mulawa breeding and embryo transfer operation, spending time each week at Alabama overseeing the expanding program. JulieKatharine Farrell
MISS MULAWA Kate has grown into a very talented and highly-competitive dressage and hack rider; on any given weekend, she and Julie can be found competing at dressage competitions across New South Wales. Kate has had particular success with: the Mulawa-bred purebred gelding Proclaim, a 10-time Australian Champion in nine different divisions; the Arabian warmblood Summerzar Imagery, with whom Kate was named Australian Interschool Intermediate Dressage Champion; and with Owendale Lemon Twist, one of the most accomplished Arabian riding ponies in the country. Her most recent and impressive success is with the imported Arabian Warmblood/Hanoverian gelding LUXOR 118. Together the pair have become theJane 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.Greg Farrell
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 MulawaJohn Thompson
performance coach Recognised in Australia and New Zealand as an incredible equestrian, John Thompson joined Team Performance at the beginning of 2018 to assist Riley and Katharine with preparing for competition, and training our growing number of performance horses. John’s effervescent personality, professional manner and extraordinary capabilities are an absolute complement to the performance program.Ellen Suann
MULAWA PERFORMANCE HORSE MANAGER Since late 2011, Ellen Suann has been an invaluable member of Team Mulawa as the lead conditioner for Team Halter. Ellen spends the majority of her time working to raise the young horses into ‘good Mulawa citizens’, helping them maximise their natural potential and character while diligently preparing a team of top halter contenders throughout show season. Ellen’s long list of responsibilities have allowed her to grow and continue to hone her skills in conditioning, show clipping, stallion handling, weanling training and all areas of daily equine care. Ellen takes great pride in her day to day tasks at Mulawa, and in cheering on our horses both here in Australia and abroad.Kathryn Morgan
PERFORMANCE TEAM ASSISTANT Joining Team Performance at the beginning of 2018, Kathryn was previously an invaluable member of our Halter Team for many years. She is now responsible for handling our up and coming younger prospects. Her knowledge and natural gifts as a horse person make her a wonderful addition to the team.Danielle Currie
BREEDING FARM SPECIALIST Danielle Currie, formerly responsible for all horse management at Mulawa Performance, has relocated to Alabama to assist with the breeding programme and the raising of youngstock. Her years of experience and involvement make Danni an invaluable asset to the Team and to each generation of young horses in both the Arabian and warmblood programmes.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.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.Vince & Karen Falzon
ALABAMA & CRONK COAR STUD 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 Manager 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.Cameron Bonney
HEAD HALTER TRAINER | WEANING MANAGER International horseman Cameron Bonney heads up the halter training division. With several years of experience in North America & Australia to his credit, Cameron is recognized as one of the finest halter trainers in the world. He has been at the lead of several of Mulawa's biggest winners of the past few seasons, including Cameron's own Australian Champion AAMAHNI and the unforgettable Australian National Champion Mares MULAWA KARISMAA, PARADA, ROMANCE MI, KLASSICAL DREAM MI, ALWAYS VALENTINE MI, KLASSICAL PRESENCE MI, MI KLASSIC FANTASY, ROMANCE MI, VENECIA MI & KLASSICAL FAME MI. Providing leadership for the incredibly successful Mulawa Team Halter,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.