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VBA Avena

VBA Avena is a chocolate brown filly whose mother, VBA Camira was caught from the Bago State Forest in New South Wales in July 2017. Camira came to us with her whole family group including her own mother, VBA Jill, who later gave birth to VBA Bago, so Avenas ‘Uncle’ Bago is also in the Youth Australian Brumby Challenge!


VBA Avena's trainer in the McDowells Australian Brumby Challenge is Elizabeth Grant.




Elizabeth grant

Aged 14, from Londrigan, Victoria


I am Elizabeth. I am 14 years old and attend Galen secondary college. I also attend Rochester Pony Club. I live on a property in Londrigan with my Mum, Dad, Sister and Brother. I got my first Shetland pony named Belle, at 3 years old. I spend every spare moment working with my own horses and helping friends with their unhandled horses.

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