Alpine Trails to Outback Tales: Haflinger Horse Breeder, Caroline Sinnamon

  For Caroline Sinnamon, a lifelong passion for Haflinger horses was sparked at the age of fourteen when she first rode a mare named Julia in the picturesque Rhine valley of Switzerland. This pivotal moment cemented her lifelong affinity for the breed which would follow her from the serene landscapes of her homeland to the […]

Haflingers lead to a life of Adventure

THE opportunity to secure premium Haflingers during the Bunderra Stud dispersal sale in 2009 wasn’t missed by Louise and Jon Venticinque, who jumped in, “boots and all”, purchasing three mares and a stallion to start their own breeding operation. The couple, based at Raymond Terrace outside Newcastle in NSW, used these horses and a strategy […]

Haflinger: Productive and aesthetically beautiful an ethos that built a thriving stud

    . 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 […]

Haflinger Breeding: Search for New Genetics Uncovers Leading Haflinger Stallion

       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 […]

Haflinger: Hunt for Perfect Kid’s Pony Inspires Yarra Valley Breeding Program

  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 […]