HAPPY ENDING 29/12/11
It is lovely to see horses go on from racing and end up in a good home.
Recently we were contacted by an owner, Kathryn, who had given
Crown Lea a new home over a year ago. She also had further news that
the mare was in foal and due anyday. This morning we received the
exciting news that Lea has had a little palomino filly, and both are doing
It is so nice to hear of happy endings like this!!
Crown Lea at Glenferrie Stud At her new place, 9 months pregnant Not long now, 10 months pregnant!
Crown Lea and her new addition Mumma and bub Happy Lea and her new palomino filly
HARD AT WORK 23/12/1
It's a hard life being a foal. After breakfast one (milk), followed by breakfast
two (lucerne), Franklin decided a much needed rest was called for!!
NEW FACE AT THE STUD - 17/12/11
Yesterday we had Sister Akhapacs and her colt foal arrive at Glenferrie.
They settled in well last night and were put out into a paddock first thing
this morning. The foal 'Franklin', from De Beers is a few months old, and
already has a fantastic appetite, it is going to be lovely to watch him grow!
GOING FOR A GALLOP - 7/11/11
The first thing Lost Fong likes to do when he gets out of his stable is to go for
a good gallop in the paddock! It can be fun while leading other horses past him
to their paddocks, but who can refuse the boy a good run!!
FACES OF GLENFERRIE - 24/10/11
Some of the horses out enjoying a spell in the lush, spring feed at Glenferrie Stud.
Dubai Destination filly & El Prado Gold Desert Sun gelding Kungka Can Run & Ishiever
Lost Fong Oakwood Stonehaven
BACK TO WINTER - 24/10/11
Today has seen a return to winter in the hills, we have gone from a weekend of quite warm
weather - the horses have all enjoyed the sunshine and having their rugs off - to a bitter
12 degrees, southerly blowing and rain! Rugs back on all round and some very excited
horses at the change in the weather!!
SPRING IS HERE!!! 17/10/11
Wow - spring is well and truly here this year! We have had an amazing growing season, with
bouts of sunshine and warmth, followed by more rain, then sunshine again!! The feed in the
paddocks is just amazing, the horses don't even want to come into their stables at night for
LOW CLOUD 19/7/11
With the mornings being so cold we were greeted with the view of Kuitpo Forest
appearing out of low cloud this morning. As the sun rose the forest gradually became
visible from the clouds! Note: Kuitpo can be seen at the back of the photo, just peeking
out from the cloud, behind the first stand of trees.
BREAK IN THE WEATHER - 7/7/11
Today we finally had relief from three horrendous days of rain and gale winds, the horses
got to go out and enjoy their paddocks in some sunshine, although still cold! And while
putting the horses out we were all treated to arainbow, that finished in our front paddock
- now just to look for the pot of gold!!!
FOLLOW THE LEADER - 24/6/11
Trying to take photos this morning in the paddocks I was followed by my faithful
companion, Ryan Balfour's Dubai Destination filly, who is really more like a large dog.
Affectionately known as Dee dee she is a very friendly filly, that likes to know all that is
going on in her paddock, and also tries very hard to be in ALL the photos!!
Here I am - pick me!!! I'll graze - act natural Don't push me out of the photo!!!
KEEPING WARM!! - 16/5
We recently weaned a foal at Glenferrie Stud and teamed her up with one of our old
retirees Joe. She has made a wonderful transition to being Miss Independant - and loves
to show off to all the other horses just how fast she can run. However she never likes
Joe to go TOO far away!!
SITTING DOWN ON THE JOB - 11/5
It's alright for SOME of us to sit down on the job!! Our dogs come out each morning to
supervise us putting the horses out - of course they must be tied up for safety. However
each of them feel there is no point not being comfortable - and quite happily lounge around
on the job. Below Oscar chilling back watching the goings on - and Cooper feeling it is
warmer up in the hay than on the ground!
WINTER HAS ARRIVED - 2/5
The rain has arrived, the mornings are usually around 2-3 degrees when we first start
outside - and although we still get lovely sunny days the mornings can start off cold and
misty. The horses gradually appear in the paddocks as the mist lifts and the sun breaks
through the clouds. Below the Consolidator filly looking for her friends!
THE SKY IS FALLING - 1/5
Putting the horses out this morning I was greeted with an amazing sight as the sun
rose, the clouds seemed to descend from the sky, to the point you felt you could reach
out and touch them! Had to grab a few quick pics!
CARROT KIDS - 1/5
We have two mares here from trainer David Balfour that are absolute carrot fiends - in
fact I call them my carrot slot machines. Pop in a carrot and watch them go!! The girls
ensure they are in prime position - 'just incase' - to receive another carrot after they
have been put in their paddock, and recieved 'their' respective carrot!! And honestly, who
could ignore those pleading faces!! Duchess of Avalon on the left, Saintly Spirit on the right.
BUSY, BUSY....BUSY!!!!! - 20/4
Glenferrie Stud has been going through an absolutley mad, busy period - not that we
are complaining!!! We have had horses coming and going nearly everyday, in fact for a
while it seemed that they were just coming and not going, we recorded 40 horses at one
stage! To name a few those going have been Silvercitymiss, Actin'Snakey, Blue Prussian,
Dubai Dawn, Talented Beau, Tonlyn Spirit, Easy Tigers, Tee Rubble, Barter Time and
Arriving at the stud - again to name a few! - have been Marryatville, Saintly Spirit,
Duchess of Avalon, Fager Son, Inbound, La Lista, Emerald Queen, Cosmic Commander,
Li'l Cashy and a heap of yearlings from Inflate, Face Value, Gallo Di Ferro and Lord Jim.
TRAINING TIME - 20/4
We seem to have recieved an influx of yearlings and foals to be handled, branded,
microchipped etc. They have required from basic first time handling, to having feet
trimmed, wormed, rugged and just general day to day handson. Below is one of the
foals having her first halter lesson with mum watching patiently in the adjoining stable.
LATEST FASHION ACCESSORY - THE FLY MASK!!! - 15/1
The flys, the flys, THE FLYS!!! The last few months have resulted in a ridiculous
number of flys to the point we havegone out and got all the horses fly veils to relieve
them from the onslaught during the day. Masked crusaders, Kurrimine Miss, from
trainer Peter Macdonald, owner I.Whittaker, and her yearling friend from owner G.Field,
were more than willing to model the latest fashion at the stud while partaking in
morning mutual scratchies!
STUD VISITORS - 14/1
It was lovely to see trainer Peter Macdonald, and owner Ian Whittaker and his family,
visit the stud today to see their horses.
SEASONS GREETINGS FROM GLENFERRIE STUD! - 13/1
Apologies must be made from all involved here at Glenferrie Stud for not updating this
site for far too long! Over the silly season we had some major technical difficulties with
the computer, and lost the website in the formatting stage! However all is now rectified
so you can look forward to the regular updates and photos we like to provide! We hope
christmas and the new year was enjoyed by all!!!