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Deane Lowcay

7 May 1995

Deane Lowcay

Deane Lowcay is a valued member of the Te Akau Stud team working as one of our specialised Equine Assistants.

Deane has been part of the Te Akau Stud team for nearly two years and says that no day is ever the same which is one of the many reasons he enjoys his role.

“From a high level of professional care, to foal handling and assisting with the breakers, the diversity of work is quite huge out here, and the everyday appreciation makes you feel good about coming to work.”

“Our main job here at Te Akau Stud is to ensure that the spellers are exceptionally cared for, so that when our racehorses return to work at our stables in Matamata, they are in a positive frame and great condition. I can honestly say that this is the best spelling and agistment operation that I have ever seen. It is a very unique experience, and location, and I feel very privileged to be a part of it.”

Deane has always been involved with horses and has been riding since ‘before I could remember’. He was New Zealand Cutting Horse Association Hi Point Champion Youth on the Western circuit, which eventually took him to America where he travelled and competed across the states before returning to New Zealand.

However, Deane explained that thoroughbreds are a whole other ball game.

“You are consistently learning, all the time. From different aspects of doctoring, from breaking-in to handling and care; I really do love animals, and a horse is an individual that you can learn from. You take the positives with you, and leave the negatives far, far behind.”

“Here at Te Akau Stud and Racing Stables, you are surrounded by people who are competitive in their desire to grow and evolve, and this is a team where you can thrive on helping each other alleviate your skills to the next level.”

Deane was also awarded our “Team Member of the Month” award in July 2020.

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