Baton Run Horse Treks. Horse Treks, Trekking and Back Country Accommodation, Nelson, Tasman, New Zealand (NZ)
Fiona has chosen horses she loves to ride and has Arabs, Clydesdale Cross, Stationbred and Irish Hunters. She takes the time to get to know each horse and often takes them out to local competitions. Because of this, they are not just trekking horses but horses keen riders will enjoy.
Baton Run Horses
I am a Stationbred (North Island) with a strong likelihood of Connemara in me. I have socialised widely through Pony Club and have competed in cross country and love to jump. I have dreams of being a movie star and have auditioned extensively, but so far my only break has been a bit part in a toothpaste commercial, so for now I’m keeping my day job. I am currently flatting with Verano and Annie but love to party hard at night and go on the pick-up.
I have worked extensively in the trekking industry and am comfortable in all roles. I also excel at stock work and swimming. I would secretly like a white wedding with all the frills but Verano has trouble with commitment. Time is running out and I’m close to giving him the push and am starting to look around for other possibilities. I am a member of Mensa and enjoy Sudoku and crosswords. I don’t suffer fools lightly and could run the show on my own if required.
I have had a long career as an endurance horse with some top class endurance riders. I enjoy kicking back, taking in the scenery, but can still run like the breeze if required. I consider myself extremely handsome and have an on-off relationship with Summer but I have trouble with commitment and this causes tensions between us. I like to think I’m in control of things and feel I’m the perfect guide horse but if there’re any problems, I let Summer sort them out.
Though young, I’ve been trekking for some time in Cable Bay. My parents thought it would be good for me to get some mountain experience, so I’m visiting my Aunty Summer. I’ll miss the sea and hope my new colleagues will be friendly. Ruby is young and beautiful and has caused some jealousy issues with Emily, who thinks there should only be one sexy chick in a crowd. But Summer will be looking out for her. Summer thinks Emily should have some counseling to deal with her jealousy issues and develop some insight into her body image problem, (Emily secretly binge eats). Will Ruby be able to make friends with Emily?
Orca our newest addition to the team,Orca has had an interesting past with a variety of jobs she has been diving for Paua in the Caribbean and has been part of the crew on the Sea Shepard,an active environmentalist,green party member with a particular interest in global warming. Orca knew early on that males held no attraction for her and has always been out loud and proud, though keeping this quiet in her new work environment until she is sure the team are gay friendly. She is hopelessly smitten with Annie, though Annie is blissfully unaware at this stage. Duke the Baton Valley Casanova is keen to work his charms on Orca and when he will be inevitably knocked back, he will be heading straight to the bottom of a bottle.
Suzie may appear fine boned and delicate with that fine pretty head but she is no shrinking violet and on the inside is an iron woman waiting to jump out. She is currently training for the iron woman competition and has no time for politics, while every one else is upset by a scary pig in the bush she is the one who goes forth to investigate while the others hide behind her, which is pretty hard as she is the smallest in the group. Whilst not romantically involved she is not adverse to knocking back a few vodka breezes and beating the boys at pool..
Rata has been head hunted from a top organisation; she has been the trail boss’s horse for the last 5 years for the Murchison Trek, being tempted away with an attractive package including company car, free accommodation and shares in the company as long as she does not tell the others about her new perks. She has already ruffled a few feathers by muscling in on Verano; she has started poker evenings with a bit of whiskey and gambling on the side – only the older ones are allowed into this high stakes game. Summer is absolutely furious this Smart Alec is taking over and things are going to come to a head any day now…
I’ve competed extensively in dressage and show jumping and now like to go out and win ribbons at trail riding competitions. I love going out to karaoke bars and line dancing competitions but I’m always up and ready to roll in the morning. I love being part of the team – I do the job well and I like being in the front over any terrain. I especially like the swimming at the end of the day. I’m having a secret affair with Verano and am fearful Summer will find out.
The team suspect Trinny left school early and was keen to get a job so she followed her cousin Ruby up the Baton Valley, she has fitted in easily and has enjoyed total immunity, she is not picked on being the new one as she has been able to stay under Ruby’s skirts. She is keen to learn and hopes to save enough from a seasons work to go overseas travelling hopefully with Ruby.
Antoinette is busy saving for her big OE, she is mad keen to travel and reckons if she just works a couple of seasons for the Baton Run she will have enough money to head overseas and see the world, she is really keen to see Paris as she has French ancestry, and catch up with her friend Janna in Germany. She is working on Trinny to come with her, they would have such a blast together, but Trinny is hopeless with money, she has too many HP payments going out for a wide screen TV, iPhone 5, and a nearly new Cherokee Jeep. As soon as Trinny gets a wage packet she loves to shop. Will love and money get in the way of Antoinette’s big plans….?