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Harness Racing, Standardbred, Horses, Stallions, Horse Racing, Yearling Preparation, Standardbred, Horse Training, Trent Yesberg, Sarah Clements

Yearling Preparation


At Ripple Creek we have been preparing yearlings since 2021 with considerable success. For three of those years we were the largest preparers at the PGG Wrightson South Island Standardbred Sale of the Stars. 


We strive to produce the best-mannered and best-presented horses at the Sales each year, and ensure each yearling reaches its full potential while in our care.


Check out our modern facilities, where we prepare your yearling to its fullest potential while ensuring your horse is safely cared for at all times.


To ensure we can show off each yearling at its best on Sales day, we box our dark-coloured horses during the day to prevent coats from bleaching, and our lighter-coloured horses during the night.

Rotation works well for us as it allows each yearling time off the pasture, and gets them used to a routine simulating what may be expected of them in race barns after the Sales.


Each day as necessary they are exercised on the walker, groomed and generally tended to. We believe in giving every horse the hands-on attention it deserves, always making sure feet, teeth and wormings are maintained regularly. We feed only the best Prydes feeds as part of a monitored diet for each horse.

For us a strong, healthy horse starts on the inside first; an approach that pays off come Sales time and onwards into the youngster's bright futures. 

Having your yearlings as part of the larger Ripple Creek draft has a lot of benefits. The horses get into a good routine, learn socialising skills and develop independence. Applying our specialist experience we make sure that each horse stands out from the crowd.  Ripple Creek is a full-time professional equine operation, and we get the right buyers through the gate.


We pride ourselves on our innovative marketing strategies and have adopted all modern media formats to market your horses.  We have superb in-house photography and videography, and each year we produce a quality printed brochure with our draft cataloged and described by Trent in a few honest words.  

Visit our Archive of past Standardbred Yearling Sales Drafts


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