About Us

Selectivity Creates Success

Stella Stud's History

Genetics & Performance

Welcome to Stella Stud, a specialised boutique stud that is home to Hanoverian sport horses with international pedigrees.

Stella Stud is located in the farming community of Ellangowan in South East Queensland, Australia. Surrounded by over 1,200 hectares of prime black soil country, our farm has designated grazing for breeding a small number of top class Hanoverian foals each year.

We are 15 minutes from the rural town of Clifton and 45 minutes from the Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport (Toowoomba).

Founded in 2010, our key focus is utilising imported frozen semen from internationally renowned stallions approved for breeding by the highly regarded Hanoverian Verband in Germany.

The foundation mares of Stella Stud are elite quality Hanoverian studbook mares with proven genetics. Our focus is on breeding strong, athletically gifted animals with quality bloodlines, rather than what is fashionable at the time.

Our horses are raised in a natural herd environment and are fed high quality plant-based supplements by Hi-Form Australia and organic certified feeds by Harry's Choice.

The Cytek hoofcare method is also employed for our shoeing and barefoot trimming needs.

From a young age our horses are introduced to a variety of groundskills before starting work in-hand from approximately 4 to 5 years of age (with a lightweight French-style cavesson and two reins). After which they are started under saddle from 6 to 8 years onwards, depending on their mature height.

We value riders who are committed to an academic pathway of horsemanship, where a sound working knowledge of equine anatomy, physiology and biomechanics form the foundation of all practical work with your horse. Success achieved beyond this is merely a bonus.

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Warmest regards,
Peta Jean Bradley

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