. MORE than a decade ago, when building the foundations of Mirabelle Farm, a bespoke heirloom fruit orchard on the picturesque Mornington Peninsula, Amanda and her husband Andrew had ambitions of creating something “aesthetically beautiful, productive and of exceptional quality”. The boutique farming operation embodies those values today and it’s also the same […]
GERMAN summers spent cantering across a grassy field flanked by Munich’s mighty Isar River left a lasting memory of the Haflinger breed on Petra Munnoch. Growing up in Bavaria’s capital, Petra worked summer jobs at the Tierpark Hellabrunn Zoo leading Haflinger horses for kids’ pony rides, and, on occasion, the staff were permitted to take […]
ALTHOUGH he had coveted breeding lineage and exemplified much-demanded traits needed in the Australian market, the owners of proven Haflinger stallion Abendsturm reflect it was a risk to back the horse and import the 10-year-old sire from Germany to NSW. Chrissy Kemp, alongside her husband Peter who run Ballindeane Stud outside of […]
The search for a suitable kid’s pony is the ultimate test in matchmaking. It’s a nearly impossible task to seamlessly align riding abilities of a child with the perfect safe mount and is a process that cannot be rushed. For experienced horsewoman Kerrie Sperl, this quest led her directly to Haflingers and then ignited […]
Mt Walker Haflingers, a breeding operation southwest of Brisbane at Mount Walker Queensland, is owned and run by Maxine Hobbs Laing, a dedicated horsewoman who has had a connection to the breed for more than 40 years.