Most difficult blog

Due to a stable injury Team Joyce no longer have our champion šŸ™ This particular blog would have to be the most difficult one I have ever had to write to date. Team Joyce have honestly shared many highlights and low lights for the past 20 years. We have encouraged many of you to ride with us experiencing everything horses have to offer.

Tragic losses do heal but take a long time

Team Joyce have expressed openly even before Oaks Volta joined our stables what we hope to achieve. Wes’s passion is horses he idolizes them in every way. Spends hours around them in the flesh and in his spare time searching for them on the internet watching them on television it is the first topic in conversation.

We hope you enjoy watching the video below

Captivating his full life as he enriched ours from the very beginning
Wes & I are on ore of our Oaks Volta
Wes & I are on ore of our Oaks Volta

Horses are his whole life

Purchasing Oaks Volta at only 6 months was a huge step for us. We loved everybody ‘ Watching Volta Grow ‘ with us. This concept was so much fun and generated a huge group of faithful followers. This is the time again we wish to touch on that support. We thank you for encouraging us with all Volta’s up & downs there were many rocky roads but the biggest highlight was definitely his very last event.

2nd place Australian Showjumping Championships Futurity 2019

Boy did Wes & Volta shine at both events actually. The Boneo Cup & Australian Jumping Championships. Everything Wes had worked toward was achieved over those two weeks. Volta will be remembered for his big brown warming eyes ,handsomeness, scope, loving nature ,personality, strength,energy, smooches, whinnies and ride ability. Wes produced and educated him well. He went out on a high. If you wish to recap these two events and hear Wes talk about his champion.

Oaks Volta
My Wes is devastated at the lose of this very special horse Oaks Volta

Gone but lives on in his progeny

The one feature that keeps Team Joyce going everyday at Lals Haven would be admiring his progeny. They ooze his qualities mentioned above we see Volta everyday in them and we are sure they will provide riders with a huge amount of fun in years to come, ‘he lives on’ through them.Volta is a stunning looking horse very captivating a real head turner and his young stock give you that same feeling. Look at me I am a nice kind willing horse who loves people.

Oaks Volta
Kindly taken by Gone Riding Media

Please continue to join Team Joyce

We invite you to stay on board ride with Team Joyce as we have many more adventures to conquer together. Hopefully you will enjoy watching his babies mature into fine Lals Haven Performance Horses. There are plenty of frozen straws available if you wish to breed your own Volta champion.

These beautiful words sum it up so well

We are holding you close
and kissing your face.
Our thoughts are of you
which time will never erase.

Those we love don’t go away
they walk beside us everyday.
Unseen, unheard, but always near
so loved, so missed, so very dear

Our heart aches in sadness,
and secret tears still flow,
what it meant to loose you Oaks Volta
no one will ever know 


  1. andrew on 5 February 2020 at 2:31 pm

    so sorry to hear this terrible news

    • Trish on 5 February 2020 at 3:13 pm

      Dear Andrew ‘ we appreciate your time in writing xx

  2. Shannon Omeara on 5 February 2020 at 4:27 pm

    So sorry to hear of your loss. I know how much he meant to you.

    • Trish on 6 February 2020 at 3:07 pm

      Thank you Shannon for writing such lovely comforting words. We really appreciate your support ?

  3. Pinky Spencer on 5 February 2020 at 10:02 pm

    So sorry to read this sad news Trish and Wes.. sending you all my love and strength to get you through..

    • Trish on 6 February 2020 at 3:06 pm

      Thank you so much Pinky we are so shocked. Your kind words and support mean a lot and we appreciate it ?

  4. Annette Gibaud on 5 February 2020 at 10:06 pm

    To Wes, Trish and family, so sorry to hear about this!

    • Trish on 6 February 2020 at 3:05 pm

      Thank you very much Annette we truly appreciate you taking the time to reaching out amd express your support ?

  5. Kathleen Turner on 5 February 2020 at 10:41 pm

    What wonderful years you shared.
    What a tragic loss.
    RIP Oaks Volta

    • Trish on 6 February 2020 at 3:04 pm

      Thank you so much Kathleen we truly appreciate your suppprt and kindness ?

  6. Justine on 6 February 2020 at 11:16 am

    Oh hell. Iā€™m crying now. So incredibly sad. xxxx

    • Trish on 6 February 2020 at 3:03 pm

      Thank you so very much for your honesty & kindness reaching out to us. We are truly devastated and your support does ease the emotions Justine.

  7. Suzie Batten on 17 February 2020 at 11:48 pm

    Wes and Trish you don’t know me but I have admired and loved Oaks Volta since was a youngster, and was enjoying seeing your recent successes. He was such a beautiful horse and so talented, and your devotion to him was heartwarming. I am so sorry to have heard this news, which a friend shared with me a few days ago. RIP Oaks Volta xx

    • Trish on 18 February 2020 at 9:25 am

      Dearest Suzie we truly thank you for taking the time to reach out and support us with your beautiful words about our most treasured sorely missed champion oaks Volta. Wes & I are still so devastated and constantly support one another through those days where you stop to think and reminisce. Suzie we are very grateful for your support during our journey and hope you stay on board for the future adventures.