Heidi Clotworthy

I have lived in the waikato my whole life, and currently own a lifestyle property west of Hamilton with my best friend, a couple of horses and some cattle.

I work full time as a Flight Attendant for Air New Zealand – based out of Auckland for just over 7 years. I am passionate about my role not only as a normal Flight Attendant but I am also a Trainer/Checker.

I have ridden horses from a young age, starting out doing show hunter for most of my pony career.  I met Tina Fagan as I needed a ride to Hawera as I was chasing the Equitation and high points series.

We then got discussing my next step onto horses, she said I should come look at some of the young ones she bred and the rest is history. Not long after I moved in with her for my final year of high school in Cambridge, for the next 5 years I learnt a lot about natural horsemanship, started gaining experience in different disciplines while bringing on a young horse Tina bred by her beautiful Stallion Damontez. I love Showjumping and the challenge of working Equitation. Many years later I was lucky enough to go to Japan with Tina  to help train people and horses at Adventure World for displays to the public, and a night show with the horses.

Starlight Farm is a massive part of my life and without Tina’s mentoring I wouldn’t be where I am today.

Apollo’s Bio.

Previously known as ‘Courage under fire’ in the KHH database mustered from Zone 20 and a band stallion.

Apollo – after the Greek god, who was one of the 12 Olympians. Known for his beauty, the God of Archery, music, dance, healing and prophecy.

He hasn’t been officially measured but is around 14.3hh and approximately 6 years old.

Apollo is very confident of himself and sure of his surroundings, he is naturally inquisitive, curious and playful which made the transition into the human environment smooth.

The initial handling required a lot of time and patience as he commanded his space and he chose when he was confident enough for you to enter his space.

Apollo now loves to be in your presence as long as food isn’t involved and loves getting cuddles.