Finding Inspiration in Every Turn
Together Tina and Ben have been able to bring their passion for the horse industry together after establishing B&C Equine 8 years ago. This thriving business is now opened up to the thoroughbred world which is so rewarding. It has been an adventure for both and their experience, and top quality service is being utilised by some of the industries leaders.
Ben and Christina have been in the horse industry for most of their lives.
CHRISTINA ANDREWS started riding once she was able to walk and has been by her father Greg Andrews side who needs no introduction to the horse industry, running one of the biggest Arabian studs in Australia and specialising in difficult stallions till she was 20. She has been able to bring that experience into her management of the farm, thier diets and handling. With the dressage background from her stepmother, it has helped with gaining all correct basics with all the horses in the barn.
BEN TERRY grew up with his mother Sue Terry who taught him all she knew about rehabbing, breeding and over all horse care. Her knowledge in the racing industry was extensive and this led to Ben fulfilling one of his passions. He was able to compete highly in the dressage world and worked in Europe, training and competing for some of Australia's and Europe's top dressage trainers.
No horse is a number in our barn, and we will always make sure that is the way. We take our time tweaking their feed, work and the overall care to suit every horse. If they need groundwork, pole work, flat work or track work it just depends on the horse and that day
What we love about our home and surrounding property is the horses can always enjoy the relaxed environment we have here. We are able to watch them be loved by our daughters and see them interactive and happy.
We love seeing the horses succeed after being here. It's a privilege to go on our client's journey as their pride mature both mentally and physically.
Head Groom /Rider
Shannon has been in the industry well over 10 years. Ben met Shannon as a track rider at Wyong, and he knew there was something there!
They got on like a house on fire, Ben says. This is because she reminded him of Tina, and well he is well trained there! When Ben and Tina were recovering from accidents there was no one else he would want on his horses and Shannon excelled.
Now Shannon is right beside Ben and Tina Riding! She is an amazing woman to work with and has become a big part of our family!
WHATS OUR FAVOURITE OTTB YOU HAVE TRAINED OUT OF THE BARN THIS YEAR?
Personally Big Surpirse, Professionally Power as its so nice to see him succeeding!
FAVOURITE BREAKER THIS YEAR?
Hahahah Piglet (Addictive Princess)! Dundeel Colt and Tivaci Colt! Too many to choose
FAVOURITE PART OF THE DAY?
The quiet time of the day when you can sit back and have the little moments with the horses!
FAVOURITE MEMORY YOU HAVE FROM WORKING HERE?
When Ben Alyssa and I where riding three Babies around the track doing ins and out. I was on Shalaa Colt ( the Best one!) and my medicine alarm was going off so Shalaa and I had this cool back round music to gallop to whilst Alyssa and Ben's horses where freaking out! Also another cool Memory was selling Power, it was my first OTTB for B&C and it was the perfect home for him!
WHO DO YOU LOOK UP TO?
Ben and Tina as you have a lot of experience and are very smart at what you do!
WHO YOUR FAVOURITE BOSS?
That’s hard!...... (dead silence!) its a tie! As we have different relationship and I enjoy both!
WHAT'S YOUR GOAL FOR NEXT YEAR?
Probably to be more confident in my dressage riding. Also be back to Competing with my own OTTB.
Laylah has been with us for over a year now and is a member of our family and a huge part of everyone’s day to day.
She has always had a soft spot for animals and has amazing qualifications and experience in childcare. She lives with us and helps our two girls with their horses, home schooling and other sports. She also makes sure everyone has a fridge full of drinks and food, does all the stables errands and is becoming a big part in the office helping with clients and book work.
We truly couldn’t do what we do without Laylah being part of our team and we are so excited to watch her grow in the business and her new horse she has taken over care from us “Prince” a beautiful 18-year-old Warmblood.
WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE PART OF YOUR JOB?
I would say just how freely I can work. I can work on my own terms in a good environment.
FAVOURITE TIME OF YOUR DAY?
I reckon in the mornings because that’s when everything is starting, it's a relaxing time of the day on the farm.
FAVOURITE HORSE THAT HAS COME THROUGH THE BARN? Obviously, Prince but the others are Dusty and Teddy.
FAVOURITE MEMORY WHILST WORKING FOR US?
Would have to be when we first moved into Salomina Lodge and watching the farm grow and spending the end of a hot day in the pool with everyone.
WHAT'S YOUR 2024 GOAL?
Getting in more of a routine with day-to-day jobs and learning to look at things in a really positive way.
WHO IS YOUR FAVOURITE BOSS?
No difference, love them both.
Alyssa Came to work for us in 2023 and was such a huge asset to our team.
Her knowledge and talent she has absolutely amazing to watch and we where so fortunate for the time she rode for us! As time went on her dream to do body work become a reality and we where so sad to not see her face every day but are so lucky to get to have her expertise on our horses still.
She is a huge asset to us with all our horses in training, she not only treats are own team but comes in and helps us answer a lot of questions with clients horses and we are able to give the horses every chance to succeed with her help