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TEAM PATCHWORK

PATCHWORK PARK IS A FAMILY OWNED BUSINESS RUN BY MOTHER AND DAUGHTER DREAM TEAM, SUSAN AND HEATHER PAIX.

THE BUSINESS ORIGINATED IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA'S PRISTINE ADELAIDE HILLS IN 1994, HOWEVER IN AUGUST 2017, WE UPROOTED AND MOVED TO VICTORIA'S CENTRAL HIGHLANDS (BALLARAT). EASILY ONE OF THE BEST DECISIONS WE HAVE EVER MADE, THOUGH NOTHING EVER PREPARED US FOR THE COLD!

MEET OUR TEAM BELOW!

 

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SUSAN PAIX

AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX OLYMPIC LEVEL

DOB: 02/09/1956

HEIGHT: 5'4"

PERSONALITY TYPE: ENTJ-A "THE COMMANDER"

If there's a way, she will make it happen. Susan is famous for her 'gung-ho' attitude; a motivated and unstoppable human force. Accurately claimed as an ENTJ personality, Susan craves progress and results, evidenced in her successful Equestrian career in both Eventing and Dressage.

"Commanders love a good challenge, big or small, and they firmly believe that given enough time and resources, they can achieve any goal. This quality makes people with the Commander personality type brilliant entrepreneurs, and their ability to think strategically and hold a long-term focus while executing each step of their plans with determination and precision makes them powerful business leaders. They are likely to push everyone else right along with them, achieving spectacular results in the process."
--16Personalities.com (Click here to read more)

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 HEATHER PAIX

AUSTRALIAN FEI DRESSAGE RIDER (INTER 1)

DOB: 30/01/1997

HEIGHT: 5'10"

PERSONALITY TYPE: INTJ-A "THE ARCHITECT"

Quite the contrast to Susan, being more reserved and calculating. Heather is a logical, analytical individual with a motivated, optimistic approach to life and business endeavours. Female Architects are exceedingly rare in society, only comprising .8% of the total population. They are a special encounter indeed.

"Architects are proud of how much they know, and  enjoy sharing the knowledge they gain. They’re confident in their mastery of their chosen subjects. They are serious and prefer to design and carry out effective plans rather than waste their time with foolish distractions like gossip. Architects are self-confident. Using their insights and logic, they push innovation through by sheer willpower. Architects constantly deconstruct and rebuild every idea and system they encounter and move through life as though it were a giant chessboard, advancing and retreating with considered intelligence. This personality type always looks for new tactics, strategies, and contingency plans. With this, they can achieve any goal they apply themselves to."
--16Personalities.com (Click here to read more)

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 KYA NASH

JNR PATCHWORK RIDER

DOB: 07/10/2005

HEIGHT: 5'3"

PERSONALITY TYPE: ESFJ-A "THE CONSUL"

Kya's journey with horses began in 2014 at a riding school. This soon developed into a strong passion and interest to retrain off the track horses. Before long, Kya had her first horse, a TB mare.

Kya joined our team in 2021 as a rider for our HERO horses, assisting them to adapt to a new life under saddle. Plenty of time is spent exposing them to various situations, in and out of the arena.

"People who share the Consul personality type are, for lack of a better word, popular – which makes sense, given that it is also a very common personality type, making up twelve percent of the population. In high school, Consuls are the cheerleaders and the quarterbacks, setting the tone, taking the spotlight and leading their teams forward to victory and fame. Later in life, Consuls continue to enjoy supporting their friends and loved ones, organizing social gatherings and doing their best to make sure everyone is happy.."
--16Personalities.com (Click here to read more)

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 MISCHA BURGE

JNR PATCHWORK GROOM

DOB: 11/01/2006

HEIGHT: 5'6"

PERSONALITY TYPE: ISFT-T "THE ADVENTURER"

Mischa's passion for horses was quite unexpected, given everyone in her family is a "Horse Muggle." She learned to ride in our former riding school and has been working weekends here for nearly 3 years.

In 2021, Mischa has been lucky enough to be selected as  the allocated rider for our HERO AMBASSADOR, the famous "BORN TO ROCKNROLL".

Mischa hopes to step into Equine Medicine once she finishes school. She is passionate about rescue and rehoming programs that give horses a second chance at life.

"Adventurers live in a colorful, sensual world, inspired by connections with people and ideas. These personalities take joy in reinterpreting these connections, reinventing and experimenting with both themselves and new perspectives. No other type explores and experiments in this way more. This creates a sense of spontaneity. Adventurers live to find ways to push their passions. Fortunately their attunement to the moment and their environment allows them to do better than most. Adventurers also enjoy connecting with others, and have a certain irresistible charm."
--16Personalities.com (Click here to read more)

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 CJ ELLIS

PATCHWORK PROPERTY MANAGER
 

DOB: 12/09/1938

HEIGHT: 5'4"

PERSONALITY TYPE: ISFT-T "THE ADVENTURER"

Never one to squander a choccy biscuit; CJ has been an integral part of Patchwork's infrastructure and property maintenance since humble beginnings.

All our fantastic new post and rail fencing has been lovingly installed by CJ and his red tractor over the years, amongst other vital improvements.


He is a real gun; hard working and has a keen eye for perfection. Where would we be, without him?!

 

 

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 CLUEY

RESIDENT HOOMAN GREETER

YOB: 2019

HEIGHT: LARGE

PERSONALITY TYPE: BORK-BORK "THE JUMPER"

(LOOSELY TRANSLATED)
"Hi, my name is Cluey. Apparently I am a Rhodesian x Kelpie. When I was younger I had very selective hearing; the world was far more interesting than "my Susan". For some reason she thought I would be more likely to listen if my name was yelled louder; lol, she was wrong. (The whole of Snake Valley knows my name now though, that's so exciting).

I'm a bit older now, far more obedient and and often get told that I am "the goodest boy!"

I don't really care about food much but I LOVE water! The dam is so much fun to swim through!
I also can open doors, handles or knobs. Unfortunately I haven't yet learned how to close the door behind me, probably because I'm a dog and I don't care.

I'm good at catching mice but bad at eating them. Usually I carry them outside and let them go. 

Now that I'm a bit older, I don't have quite as much energy and will sit quietly by the gate to watch Susan ride her horses. She hasn't taught me how to call an ambulance yet - hopefully I don't need to learn that one.

Speaking of Susan, she had better not leave my sight or I will get very upset. She is my special person."

 (The rest of the dialogue consisted of inaudible borking and could not be translated)

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