2020 Celebrating 25 years of breeding excellence in Australia
“THE NEXT GENERATION:
Breeding for conformation, stamina, temperament and versatility”
~ Amanda Kettlewell
“Like a perfectly woven Persian tapestry,
perfection takes time”
~ Heath Rowbottom
It all starts with our breeding program.
Over the past 25 years, the majority of our breeding formula has remained the same – through the bloodlines of Kelkette Park & Al Marah (USA).
Both these breeders leaned to certain predominantly Crabbet lines such as Raffles, Indraff, Silver Moonlight, Silver Vanity, Dargee, and Grand Royal.
From this lineage we found, what we considered, to be our foundation and mares of today in the greats of Zarak, Iolia, La Dalliance, Blue Dominance, Sakhan, Silver Eclipse and Electra.
Both our stallions and mares, including OSO Edith and Cap Brave Heart together with Brag N Good and OSO Xannya to name but a few, are perfect examples of our successful breeding program.
To realise our final goal of versatility, at times we do make use of outside genetics to refine and compliment the evolution of each generation. This also includes our newer derivative program, recognising the qualities that our purebred horses can offer other breeds; which enables us to continue breeding some of the best quality derivative horses in Australia.
Whilst we have the pedigree, we certainly don’t allow our horses to rest on the laurels of their genetic strength alone. Through a carefully managed training program, our horses are given the opportunity to prove their athletic ability that goes hand in hand with their heritage.
“With flowing tail and flying mane, wide nostrils never stretched by pain, mouth bloodless to bit or rein, and feet that iron never shod, and flanks unscar'd by spur or rod, a thousand horses - the wild - the free - like waves that follow o'er the sea, came thickly thundering on.”
~ Lord Byron