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 supplements by Hi-Form Australia.

Considerately handled from birth, our young horses are introduced to working in-hand at approximately 4 to 5 years of age before being started under saddle from 5 to 6 years onwards.

Riders who are interested in owning one of our horses must first be a practicing student of Vipassana meditation. If you are yet to study this technique, you will understand why we recommend it once you’ve completed your first course.

Equestrian disciplines aside, riders also need to show a genuine commitment to an academic pathway of horsemanship, where a working knowledge of equine anatomy, physiology and biomechanics form the foundation of all practical work with your horse.

Other conditions apply. If you would like to know more, please read about us on Facebook or send us an email.

Warmest regards, Peta Bradley

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