Glen Mia Saddlery (previously Glen Mia Supplies) has been servicing the south-east region of NSW and the ACT for over 30 years under Carmel Rixon and her son, Ian.
In 2000, Ian and wife Jenny took over the Canberra operation with a market-base stretching into NSW through Goulburn, Queanbeyan, Yass and Young.
Early in 2009, Glen Mia ACT opened a Saddlery Shopfront at Thoroughbred Park aka Canberra Racecourse.
Staff Profile — Andrea Kelly
Andrea has been working for Glen Mia (ACT) Saddlery since March 2014 and brings extensive experience and knowledge in both the racing industry and equestrian disciplines.
As a young rider growing up in Melbourne, Andrea competed in various equestrian disciplines and began her love of racing at the Yarra Glen racetrack. A move to North Queensland saw Andrea working horses on the beaches of Magnetic Island to then transport them to the mainland to compete.
Andrea and husband Geoff Kelly moved to Yass in the late 1990s and worked alongside local trainer and father-in-law, Joe Kelly, in the family business. They took over the reins of Kelly’s Racing Stables, with success at the Picnic meetings, Country Cups, Metropolitan and City meets.
Andrea is an accomplished rider and horse-enthusiast and, with daughters Isobel and Naomi competing regularly on the show jumping circuit, both Andrea and farrier-husband Geoff remain very involved in all areas of the industry.
Andrea will discuss all your horse and riding requirements and is happy to chat about your latest horse news.