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My young gelding has been agisted with Simone at Sacred Hill for many years now, and from the first day he moved in I have never had to worry about his care at all. Simone takes care of every horse on her property with great care and attention, and takes the time to get to know them. 

In 2008, I purchased a embryo rights to the coming foal of 'Christoph Amethyst' & 'Khouros'.. Viewing the amazing full siblings (Zaffiro SHAH/Diamante SHAH) of this pending baby, I knew I was in store for an awesome foal. 'Platinum SHAH', born in October '08 was certainly no disappointment! He has lived at Sacred Hill Arabians from birth and Simone has prepped and halter trained him in that time, winning Res. Champion AWB Gelding at the Qld Challenge Show at just 8 months old.. She clearly has a great eye for details, in both her show preparation, and her breeding program..

Not only has Simone taken great care of my horses, she has given me the confidence to take my own horses into the ring. She has inspired me to work hard and dream big, so I feel very lucky to have her as my mentor and close friend. Thankyou Sim for your unfailing support and knowledge!
Lauren Temple

Team Jameel - Bonni, Angela Rogers, and Vicki

Angela Rogers - Jameel Arabians New Zealand - On New Years Eve 2004 a very special stallion touched down on the tarmac at Auckland International Airport. This was of course Khouros - our favourite 'red' horse and we can never thank Mark and Simone enough for letting him into our lives - he has since brought many wonderful opportunites our way including the sale of his fabulous son JA Khudos x Redwood Lodge Estonia - to La Plata Arabian Stud in the USA. Those who know Simone will know how hard it must have been for her to let Khouros leave to come to NZ - I don't think I have ever met someone who has had a relationship with their stallion like Simone does with Khouros.
Simone has become a regular on the show scene here in NZ, particulary at the New Zealand Arabian Championships - she is always caring and sympathetic towards the horses she is leadiing and has always produced excellent results for their owners. Simone has a great repore with her clients and makes a point of keeping in touch with them. She has a genuine interest in them and wants to do the best by each and every client. Simone has a great eye when it comes to prepping a horse for the show ring and the horses are consistently well turned out and presented.
I thank you Simone for being a part of our operation here in New Zealand and look forward to working with you in the years to come.
Thanks Buddy xxx

Dundevale Fire n Flare and Simone
Photo credit - Unicorn Images

Penny Sutherland - Cyprus Arabians New Zealand - I first met Simone at the Auckland Spectacular in NZ, December 2004 showing the beautiful Euralea Spanish Light, on approaching her to see if she was the owner I found out that she was the professional handler and was having a practice run with the mare, after a chat I found out that Simone was coming back for the Nationals in March 2005 so I quickly snapped up her services and booked my two youngsters to be shown.
I was not disappointed. With both my horses having had minimal halter training, Simone worked with them for two days prior to the show with great response, and I must say thankyou to Mark also who held my filly while Simone clipped her, a last minute decision which I definately think made the difference on the day!!
My yearling colt "Dundevale Fire n Flare" and 2 year old filly "Cyprus Alii Esperance" both took TOP FIVE Championships, and I was ecstatic to say the least!!
I was so proud that day, and my horses looked amazing with Simone on the end of the lead, they really worked for her. So thank-you so much Simone and Mark, and I hope to see more of you both in the future.
Penny Sutherland
Cyprus Arabians


Michelle Thomas  – Chelleason Arabians – “Just want to say a Big Thank You to you and Mark, you have been truly great to work with. With 6 mares to breed it has been a long breeding season but you have always made Khouros available and nothing has been a problem or too difficult. For this, I thank you. I can only say positive things as to our dealings with Sacred Hill Arabians and Khouros has been a gentleman with the mares. Looking forward to some Golden KHOUROS babies in 2007”


Hollyford Park Symphony owned by Eminem Arabians

Eminem Arabians – “Dear Simone, Thank you so very much for keeping me informed of our mares' progress. Lyn and I are so very impressed with your professionalism. It is so very reassuring from a mare owners perspective to have the stallion owner keep us informed of progress and even send us photos of our mares to let us know that everything is fine. I have heard so many horror stories when mares are sent away to stud and not looked after properly, we will be recommending you and your stud to anyone and everyone. You are a wonderful asset to the Arab world.
You will definitely be sent more wine........
thanks so very much
Megan Menzies ”


Photo credit - Narelle Wockner
Chaswyck Captivator owned by Tanya & Christine Banks

Monavale Arabians and Polo Horses -

Hi Simone and Mark,
We used Simone's plaiting service's on our gelding Chaswyck Captivator's tail, and I think that you would have to have been blind to miss that tail!!!! It was just BEAUTIFUL and after winning all his saddle classes at the 2007 Pan Pac's, and with all the great comment's we received....we just couldn't go to a show without that tail!!!!!!
So she helped us continue on with our winning streak not only at the 2007 Arabian Gala Event, but also at the 2007 Arabian Challenge. We think that she was our good luck charm!!!
SO A BIG THANK-YOU TO SIMONE (and her magical little fingers).
Tanya and Chris

Bonni with her beloved Smudge
Photo credit - Sandi Maclean NZ


Kiva Arabians  New Zealand - Bonni Paul - Simone was part of Angela Rogers' team of professional handlers for the 2007 NZAHBs National Show.  I was able to secure a schooling session for my purebred Arabian gelding, "RR Indian Firestorm" on the days leading up to the show with Simone.  Smudge, as he is known at home,  responded very well to Simone's fair, consistent approach and the result was a bit of a polish on his standup.  On the day, this stood Smudge in good stead and he looked a million dollars. Simone's quiet manner and patience helps each horse be the best they can!


Kind regards

Bonni Paul - Kiva Arabians

Zaffiro SHAH
photo credit - Tracey Bavinton

Tulgon Estate Performance Horses - Amanda Lugton -  I purchased Zaffiro SHAH, an Arabian Warmblood gelding, from Sacred Hill in November 2005.  Knowing the breeding of this foal, I had been anxiously awaiting his arrival & pretty much the second I saw him, I knew he was going to be my future superstar.


Not living on acreage at the time, the decision was made that even after weaning, Zaf would continue to live with Simone & Mark at Sacred Hill.  Never for a moment did I worry about the standard of care that he would receive – I knew that he would be cared for & loved as though he was one of Simone’s own horses.


Over the past14 months as Zaf has commenced his show career, Simone has been solely responsible for his training & show preparation, and the results have been simply outstanding.  Wherever he goes, Zaf is complimented by judges & fellow competitors on his manners, presentation and conditioning, not to mention his fabulous confirmation, movement & looks, which are as a result of Simone’s well-planned & executed derivative breeding programme.


I am so confident in Simone’s abilities & so impressed with her results to date, that I now have my TB broodmare at Sacred Hill, in foal to Khouros and awaiting an exciting Anglo foal.


Simone’s work ethic is inspiring & her results speak for themselves.  I would never hesitate in engaging Simone for show preparation, training, conditioning or showing, and for a small stud, her breeding programme is enviable.  Simone’s personal touch & close attention to every horse that she manages is refreshing in this industry – every animal is treated as an individual, not just another number.   



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