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Tablelander
08-07-12, 01:50 PM
I'm in the market for buying a nicely bred weanling / youngster but being fairly new to Australia I don't know where to start looking. I'm looking for a youngster that might grow up into a good dressage / ODE prospect. I'm happy to pay a decent amount but not double figure thousands..!

Can anyone recommend any studs or breeding programmes to look at?

Thanks

LisaL
08-07-12, 02:15 PM
There are more than a few breeders on this board who would love you to visit their properties.

Then there is always horsedeals - as well as googling for studs close to your area and go see what they have. The auction of the future stars will be on the gold coast later this year and you can always enjoy a week visiting horse studs.

Djangoandjacana
08-07-12, 02:23 PM
Don't eschew the smaller breeders. Can be a way to pick up a bargain as you are not also paying for profile and infrastructure. Thats not to say you cant get bargains from a big stud, just that you can often pick up something with equivalent bloodlines fir less elsewhere. The Auctions are a good way to see what is going on in the market even if you aren't intending to buy.

That's the end of my advice as my knowledge of eventing is limited to it bloody hurts when you fall off and I don't want to do it again:)

manu
08-07-12, 02:26 PM
I highly recommend kenlock park in Victoria.

I bought a weanling from them at the start of the year, and couldn't be happier with her, she is stunning and has a wonderful temperament.

And she was affordable

Elvis
08-07-12, 02:28 PM
Google Koyuna Stud

Tablelander
08-07-12, 02:56 PM
Thanks for the advice. I should say that I'm in FNQ so there isn't that much locally that I'm aware of. I'm keen to do the first cut on photos and videos before going to see the 'finalists' as I don't want to spend too many weekends travelling to view horses when I have animals here to look after.

LisaL
08-07-12, 05:26 PM
Google is your friend, as is horsedeals, and keep an eye out for cheap weekend flighs to brissy

FNQ62
08-07-12, 05:33 PM
Why don't you try Majestic Spanish Horses they are in your neck of the woods. They had a lovely weaning for sale, very scopey, would mature around 16-16.2hh.

Good luck.

Bats_79
08-07-12, 11:17 PM
We sold a weanling from Melbourne all the way up to Townsville 4 years ago (time flies). He traveled wonderfully, even gained weight and developed no itch.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/284980_138973212857222_3936204_n.jpg

Sadly he has had a horrible paddock accident after the above photo was taken and hasn't made a full recovery. :(

But we have some youngsters bred purposely for eventing such as this foal who is 25% tb from her father and 25% tb from her mother. She's a rocket. July 2012 price $4400.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/419787_232361576851718_552159338_n.jpg

More foal photos - https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.184151408339402.49371.109697905784753&type=3

Sales list - http://www.brokeford.com.au/sales_bfd.html

capri
09-07-12, 06:51 AM
If you are after a 2yo rising 3 who will mature around 17hh let me know. He is a WB eligible for AWHA reg beautiful grey by Carbine(GER) now producing very good eventers and dressage horses and mum is by Weltmeyer (Ger) well known dressage sire. Dams sire was a Grand Prix Dressage horse by Sky High(ger) Duel Australian champion showjumper. The boy is really well bred but he is way too big for me I bought the mare in foal. I have not got a big price on him as I need to sell him as I need to get an electrician to rewire the house and a new stove and he is sitting in the paddock doing nothing just getting fatter. I am in southern Qld.

He is in this video http://youtu.be/_vIJ53Oeo3s
(edit) Just adding a price as I also find it annoying when looking at a horse and don't know if it is in my price range. At the moment he is $6600. and that is selling at a loss but it is more of a loss if he never does anything and becomes a paddock ornament.

Dutch
09-07-12, 07:25 PM
I have a filly who would do what you are after. She is beautifully bred being by Latimer out of a Diamond Hit x Inspiration mare (good jumping and dressage cross). She should end up approx 16.1hh. $9,000 ono

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/385793_213321458753705_1229794302_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/561359_271166196302564_1035048170_n.jpg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPH_5o77nZ8

Email me if you are interested pam.haysom@bigpond.com

Tablelander
10-07-12, 08:39 PM
Thanks capri but 17hh+ is too big for me. 16.2hh is absolute max and I'd prefer shorter.

Thanks Dutch, your foal looks lovely but is too expensive for me.

I will contact majestic but I don't really want a pure spanish which is what I think they specialise in.

Bats - nice looking foal I might contact you soon.

Thanks for all the advice.

capri
10-07-12, 09:08 PM
Thanks capri but 17hh+ is too big for me. 16.2hh is absolute max and I'd prefer shorter.

Thanks Dutch, your foal looks lovely but is too expensive for me.

I will contact majestic but I don't really want a pure spanish which is what I think they specialise in.

Bats - nice looking foal I might contact you soon.

Thanks for all the advice.

I'll go out and tie a brick on his wither. Hopefully someone will buy him as he has the most amazing canter. I stand there dumbstruck when he canters so effortlessly around the paddock. If he stays around long enough He will be broken in and he won't stay at that price.

Hope you find just what you are looking for.[

taliem
10-07-12, 09:42 PM
Tablelander - Have PM'd you

LisaL
11-07-12, 07:14 AM
Dutch's foal is lovely, as is the other one in the clip, so nice i checked oit the website, loads of nice weanlings, and according to the website thats the only unsold one.
$9k for a weanling is way outside my budget, but you know what, ive no doubt that the right buyer will turn up for Dutch's weanlimg and that tablelander will find a nice weanling somewhere else within his/her budget.

MellizoPark
11-07-12, 01:46 PM
I have two weanlings available for sale. A Spanish Warmblood colt who will mature about 15.2hh for $5,500 and a second cross Andalusian filly (3/4 Andalusian and 1/4 TB) who will mature around 16.1hh for $4,400. Photos are available on my for sale page on my website www.mellizopark.com.au. We are located in Victoria.

Diana
11-07-12, 02:29 PM
Wow isn't Adesio lovely!! :) Very nice MellizoPark :)

Djangoandjacana
11-07-12, 02:57 PM
Oh what a shame if Adesio greys out :(

tunagirll
11-07-12, 03:06 PM
Too bad what I have at the moment is probably going to be too short for you :)

Just a note: Sky High (mentioned in an earlier post) is one of the legends of old performance breeding in Australia. Others to look out for are Fourwinds Fama, Souvenir, Brilliant Invader, Indian Conquest and Ron Bon to name a few.

MellizoPark
11-07-12, 03:07 PM
Oh what a shame if Adesio greys out :(

Tell me about it!

Thanks for the lovely comments Diana :)