Lunar Rise Enjoying New Life as Troop Horse Martin

Tara Madgwick - Friday April 30

An expensive Inglis Easter yearling bred and sold by Arrowfield, who became a successful Group III winning racehorse / turned more than handy showjumper for the Daybreak Farm team, Lunar Rise is now enjoying life in his new role as Troop Horse Martin in the NSW Mounted Police unit.

Click here to read Living the Life, the story so far for Lunar Rise from November 2019.

A year ago, Lunar Rise (our lovely Lenny!) left Daybreak Farm after two years of being retrained and competed by Jack and Jasmine Haynes on the Thoroughbred Sport Horse Jumping circuit.

Lenny leaves Daybreak Farm to join the NSW Mounted Police in 2020.


He was accepted for a three month trial with the NSW Mounted Police which went so well he was later offered a permanent role and given his new official troop horse name of Martin in honour of the late Sergeant Dick Martin.




Troop horse Martin’s day out. Out this morning for some exercise to Centennial Park, then this afternoon a lovely sunny...

Posted by Mounted Unit - NSW Police Force on Monday, April 26, 2021


Sergeant Dick Martin was a much loved member of the NSW Mounted Police Unit for many years and was a great lover of thoroughbreds, who worked in racing and breeding before progressing into a policing career, so the name is a fitting one.

Some horses have special qualities that set them apart and Lunar Rise aka Martin is one of those horses, so if you see him out and about do say hello and give him our love.

Martin has an out of town gig this weekend and with his work mate Ismo will be patrolling at the Tocal Field Days near Maitland.






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