the willowcroft stud

 

Established in 1975 with UK imported breeding stock Willowcroft developed into the highest and most sought after show lines in the country. Willowcroft export horses Internationally to the UK, Asia, New Zealand and around the globe. Willowcroft continues to produce excellence and exclusivity for those seeking to experience the Ultimate Show and Performance horse.

Willowcroft Stud is located in the prestige farming land at Gunnedah NSW.

our horses

 

SIRE LINES

Willowcroft boasts 2 outstanding Stallions that are renown for their huge movement, superb temperaments, conformational correctness, and proven track record of producing outstanding progeny with sensational and exceptional wins Nationally and Internationally. The unique qualities, type and outstanding presence of both the Willowcroft stallions stand them apart and are sourced by breeders and those seeking the ultimate in a prestigious and high quality mount.

MARE LINES

Willowcroft mares are an absolutely exceptional bunch bred specifically to mesh superbly with the temperament, type, movement and presence of the Willowcroft stallions. We have been expanding out the Stud with a new run of superb and carefully chosen Willowcroft fillies, and through the infusion of selected huge moving and stunningly beautiful thoroughbred stock. The mare herd now includes a core program within a restricted and specific breeding line of some 15 top quality show mares. It has taken many generations to fulfill the optimal mare type required to produce consistently high end winning performance progeny.

GOALS

Willowcroft will continue to offer the absolute Ultimate Show and performance horse so purchasers can be absolutely assured of both quality and choice, to meet their individual requirements. Willowcroft will offer the exceptional and unique cross of the Willowcroft Stallions over the selected Willowcroft mares to enhance showing/ performance domains and set the trends for the future.

stallions

 

WILLOWCROFT REGAL EMBLEM

Urubula Regal Promise x Willowcroft Saphire

Willowcroft Regal Emblem is an exceptional galloway with an outstanding performance record to his credit. Regal Emblem oozes presence and he is true quality with great refinement, pure elegance, and outstanding conformation which stamp the essence of the modern show horse. He has a beautiful head with a lovely big eye, a huge length of rein, and a stunning, elevated and expressive movement.
His pedigree boasts some of the most highly successful bloodlines both in Australia and the UK. Emblems own performances highlights his ability as the most highly awarded sire in this domain within Australia. His siblings and progeny grace the studs of the UK, Asia, New Zealand, and across the globe. No other Australian sire has achieved this standing and as such Emblem represents a rarity, a precious jewel within the Australian landscape.

Read more about Willowcroft Regal Emblem here

ROSEDALE LORDS

Kolbeach Sensational x Colbeach Simone imp

 

Owned by the Fraser Family

Lords possesses some of the best bloodlines in the country, carrying a double cross to “Keston Tribune” as well as four-time Pony of the Year winner “Holly of Spring”. His beautiful dam “Colbeach Simone” (imp) is recognised as one of Australia’s most successful show mares, winning numerous Royal Show Championships in Australia, and winning at the Royal International Horse Show in the UK.
Lords is a truely world-class stallion, with outstanding high order wins including the prestigious 2010 National Riding Pony Stallion of the Year. He is true to type and possesses a magnificent turn of front with beautiful correct movement.

Read more about Rosedale Lords here

stallions

 

WILLOWCROFT REGAL EMBLEM

Urubula Regal Promise x Willowcroft Saphire

Willowcroft Regal Emblem is an exceptional galloway with an outstanding performance record to his credit. Regal Emblem oozes presence and he is true quality with great refinement, pure elegance, and outstanding conformation which stamp the essence of the modern show horse. He has a beautiful head with a lovely big eye, a huge length of rein, and a stunning, elevated and expressive movement.
His pedigree boasts some of the most highly successful bloodlines both in Australia and the UK. Emblems own performances highlights his ability as the most highly awarded sire in this domain within Australia. His siblings and progeny grace the studs of the UK, Asia, New Zealand, and across the globe. No other Australian sire has achieved this standing and as such Emblem represents a rarity, a precious jewel within the Australian landscape.

Read more about Willowcroft Regal Emblem here

ROSEDALE LORDS

Kolbeach Sensational x Colbeach Simone imp

Owned by the Fraser Family

Lords possesses some of the best bloodlines in the country, carrying a double cross to “Keston Tribune” as well as four-time Pony of the Year winner “Holly of Spring”. His beautiful dam “Colbeach Simone” (imp) is recognised as one of Australia’s most successful show mares, winning numerous Royal Show Championships in Australia, and winning at the Royal International Horse Show in the UK.
Lords is a truely world-class stallion, with outstanding high order wins including the prestigious 2010 National Riding Pony Stallion of the Year. He is true to type and possesses a magnificent turn of front with beautiful correct movement.

Read more about Rosedale Lords here

 

broodmares

 

Willowcroft Stud boasts an exceptional and sound breeding program based on many generations of performance mare lines fulfilling the ultimate modern show horse type. The mare lines are founded on carefully selected high calibre mares producing consistency in presence, type, temperament, conformation and movement.

The Willowcroft mare lines embrace an infusion of selected superbly beautiful Thoroughbred mares, which have been carefully sourced and acquired.

The Stud is founded on the distinct quality Willowcroft mares and encompasses a breeding herd producing ponies, mostly galloways, and the odd hack which will be the ultimate ‘top of mind’ for showies, judges, and trend setters for the future. Willowcroft stands for a uniqueness in type for those seeking to stand truly apart from the norm in the show and performance domains.

 

foals

The essence of our strong and established breeding program is the production of healthy sound foals that are destined to become the future ‘top end’ show prospects.

Willowcroft foals are given the finest start with unsurpassed natural growth in the spectacular farming land and pasture improved paddocks of Gunnedah, NSW. The foals are supplemented with quality feeds to ensure optimal nutritional needs are met ensuring long term sound and healthy performance horses.

The foals are prepared for there busy future ‘high end’ show careers with a solid program at weaning, inclusive of quality handling, drenching and a vaccination program. This program ensures your Willowcroft foal arrives in peak condition ready for your care and enjoyment.

We treasure the individual characters of each of the Willowcroft foals and aim to encourage owners to foster the trust and enjoyment of this life stage.  Every Willowcroft foal has the breeding, growth, temperament, and unique type to stretch their owner’s ultimate dreams.

 

foals

The essence of our strong and established breeding program is the production of healthy sound foals that are destined to become the future ‘top end’ show prospects.

Willowcroft foals are given the finest start with unsurpassed natural growth in the spectacular farming land and pasture improved paddocks of Gunnedah, NSW. The foals are supplemented with quality feeds to ensure optimal nutritional needs are met ensuring long term sound and healthy performance horses.

The foals are prepared for there busy future ‘high end’ show careers with a solid program at weaning, inclusive of quality handling, drenching and a vaccination program. This program ensures your Willowcroft foal arrives in peak condition ready for your care and enjoyment.

We treasure the individual characters of each of the Willowcroft foals and aim to encourage owners to foster the trust and enjoyment of this life stage.  Every Willowcroft foal has the breeding, growth, temperament, and unique type to stretch their owner’s ultimate dreams.