Mikayla Jeffcoat - Head of Sales Stock
Mikayla Jeffcoat previous experience at Bell View Park and as former Newhaven Park yearling manager provides her with a wealth of experience in the preparation of yearlings, and other classes of sales stock for major broodmare and weanling sales.
An accomplished horsewoman with a particular talent for young-stock Mikayla enjoys the boutique style of farming at Lime Country along with being part of the management team of a rapidly growing thoroughbred business.
Liaising clients and updating owners on the progress of their stock from a hands on perspective is part of Mikayla’s core duties as well as overseeing the management of seasonal sales staff. In her free time she likes to get out for a throw around and some rough and tumble on the polocrosse field.
FROM: Nowra, NSW
FAVORITE THING ABOUT THE FARM: Because it's a smaller family owned operation that is passionate about what they do they really make you feel like part of the family.
FAVORITE THING ABOUT SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS: I love the farm's location, the cafes and restaurants along with the boutique shopping in Bowral which is only 4km to the farm is great. From a lifestyle perspective, Sydney is close the coast is under an hour away and there's plenty to do away from work when you live where we do.
M: +61 428 357 960 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ruby Goodsell - Head of Broodmares
Ruby has worked in the equine industry for the past ten years. Originally from a farming back ground, she has traveled extensively with her equine career spending time in Holland and America working primarily with Warmblood stallions, mares and foals and is now loving crossing over and bringing her skills into the Thoroughbred world with the team at Lime Country.
Ruby’s attention to detail, calm demeanor and observant nature allows peace of mind for clients during the critical pre and post foaling care stages of our broodmare band. Working closely with our reproductive vet and the overall management team Ruby is the point of contact for clients regarding all on farm mares.
An accomplished classical dressage rider Ruby has her own young warmblood she bringing on for future competitions.
FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE FARM: The property has beautiful big hedge lined paddocks with shady trees and nothing is under pressure. It’s perfect for the mares and foals to have room and shade to relax and grow. I like that we all get in and help each other on the farm, it really is a team effort and everyone works well together – it’s a family operation and you feel like you’re part of the family.
FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS: The Highlands are beautiful, Sydney is so close and the beaches are an easy drive away.
M: +61 429 379 759 E: email@example.com
Romany Lee - Head of Pre-Training & Breaking-In
Romany grew up in the hills of Northern NSW and had horses since before she could walk. Finishing school she quickly moved to Sydney to be closer to the action and begin working with show-jumpers. Over the years Romany has worked in Sweden, USA and South Korea with sport horses - competing, breaking, training and coaching. Her favorite thing is working with young horses, she enjoys the education and development mentally and physically of the young yearling through to the matured racehorse. Rom especially enjoys working with the pre-trainers watching them come through their preparations and seeing them furnish into themselves. When she’s not on duty at the farm she’s working on her own jumping horse and competing when she can.
FROM: Northern NSW
FAVORITE THING ABOUT THE FARM: It’s a beautifully situated farm and provides such a variety for the horses in terms of their spelling and time in work. Lime Country encourage us all to expose the horses to as much as possible and make sure they have a well rounded preparation before they head to the trainers. With the all weather arena, treadmill, turf track and farmland to ride on it keeps the horses and the staff fresh.
FAVORITE THING ABOUT THE SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS: I have been here for just over three years now and I just don’t see myself moving anytime soon! I just love the area; it’s greenness, the town and the proximity to Sydney and the South Coast.
M: 0429 990 348 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
“Pancho” Francisco Jimenez - Farm Manager
Pancho is another of our secret weapons. He has been at the farm for the past six years and has done a fantastic job the agronomy, pasture improvements, irrigation, weed & pest control and maintenance of the 1200m turf track.
A recently inducted racehorse owner he now has the bug and will no doubt be wrecked for life.
FROM: Pancagua, CHILE
FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE FARM: Working with a great team of people and getting satisfaction from seeing the property developments we have undertaken over the past six years and planning the next steps from here. I love seeing something I've built in action and seeing the horses happy around the farm with great pasture in the paddocks and facilities.
FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS: I love living in the Southern Highlands, it's pretty peaceful, the locals are really friendly and everyone knows everyone else. I guess it's a pretty affluent area, so the cafes and bars are top notch too.
M: 0447 457 953
Youhan Dermo - Groundsman/Gardener/Drummer Extraordinaire
Originally from Tehran Youhan joined us after moving to Australia from Cesena Italy where he had managed a small private vineyard for 12 years. He has extensive experience with orchards and vegetable gardens giving him the skills to maintain the extensive grounds at Lime Country in addition he manages the extensive staff veggie garden which supplies a steady stream of fresh produce to all members of the Lime Country team.
In his spare time he is a talented experimental drummer and has travelled around the world playing with variety of bands across a diverse range of genres.
FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE FARM: I think the views from the farm are pretty special, looking back at the Bendooly Hills and over to Berrima is just beautiful. On top of that the trees and plantings here are pretty unique for a farm in Australia.
FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS: I can be at a beach or fishing in just over 45 minutes! Then I guess it's the seasons here, the Autumn and the spring are really beautiful with the gardens and the seasonal changes in the trees throughout the district.
Kirsty Day - Accounts & Administration
Kirsty’s experience in an earlier life working on farms such as Baramul and New Haven Park doing preps for Magic Millions and Inglis major sales has been a great grounding for her to understand the daily workings of the farm from a ground-up to admin perspective. A former course co-ordinator at Western Sydney Institute for the Diploma of Horse Industry Management Kirsty brings a wealth of knowledge to her role in the office of Lime Country.
With two young children riding competitively weekends and her own small horse property to run time away from our four legged friends are few and far between.
FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE FARM: The people
FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS: The tranquillity and friendliness - everybody knows their neighbors here
M: +61 0427 542 758
O: +61 (02) 4861 3378
Maggie & Flash - The Woofers
FROM: Hawkes Bay, NZ
FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE FARM: The ducks in the dam, the porch, the ute, the open fire in the Pinnaroo Homestead & the buggy.
FAVOURITE THING ABOUT SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS: Flash Tough one, probably the porch, the birds & new food. Maggie - Look, I'm a natural born killer. Show me a rodent and I'll show you something with a limited life span. There's certainly a lot of new targets over here - can't wait to get my teeth into it.
FAVOURITE THING ABOUT AUSTRALIA: Flash - Have to be those good looking Aussie bitches. Maggie - Well, I feel a connection to my Aussie Terrier heritage that was just missing in NZ, y'know?