Welcome to all folk browsing through our website for 2013. We hope you enjoy your visit. After years of depressing seasons, which has maintained stud breeding as a real challenge, 2010 heralded in a change and we were so amply blessed this 2011 / 2012 spring and summer that we ended up with floods. We were slightly inconvenienced but blessed compared to folks in the north and south of eastern Australia and our hearts go out to those folk who have endured the catastrophic events that have caused such grief and hardship and loss of valuable livestock. I think we are all praying that this coming decade may herald in a return to good seasons without such extreme weather events.
I have to congratulate all those wonderful show competitors for a splendid performance in presenting and showing Kamilaroi Riding Pony stock with much success at major events. It is epecially heartening to hear that a number of Kamilaroi ponies have performed well at the Pony Club Championships & gymkhanas for their young riders, as ultimately I consider that is what breeding ponies is supposed to be all about.
Bell Boy has produced another lot of quality progeny this season especially over the Windsong mares. They are a distinctive type of riding pony with equisite heads and elegant front lines and some of his fillies and in particular, the 2010 / 11 colt from Lyric, I consider to be outstanding.
The stud reduction has become a reality and I have made the hard decisions regarding the future of Kamilaroi Stud and my beloved ponies. As can be viewed on the Horses for Sale section there are still a number for sale, however the available saddle ponies, most of the 2 and 3 year olds and most broodmares with foals have been sold. Saying goodbye to some of those productive broodmares that are so much part of the history of Kamilaroi Stud has been difficult but I know they are going to good homes. As stated in the Welcome to Kamilaroi Stud, I have retained a trio of younger galloway Windsong mares that are my favourites and some wonderful old mares that were the former mounts for my granddaughters are retired in the paddock with dear old Windsong. I am also retaining a very small number of younger mares in partnership with the Young Family of MCARTHURPARC Stud.
Bell Boy has been leased to an approved stud home with the Judd Family at West Wyalong for 2011 and 2012, however I have retained frozen semen from this great young sire and we have two mares joined to him for this year. He will be home during the spring and I have to make some difficult decisions about his future. Our young stallion Kamilaroi Lord of the Manor has also been sold to Shaun Hardy at Moore Creek near Tamworth, and he has been winning champion awards led this for the 2012 show season. plus the lovely natured Windsong colt ‘Song o’ Flame’ out of our wonderful old child’s mount Flame of Splendour has also found a new home with Prisilla and Tony Cuell. He returned for Ellie Field to put under saddle and he has an outstanding temperament and I understand the Cuell family are pleased with his first crop of foals.Three outstanding fillies have been leased to wonderful client homes with Vanessa Hartge at Swan Hill, Vicky Fleming at Walgett and Lee Woods-Traynor at Moree. The colt ‘Celebrity Showcase’ was sold in 2011 along with a number of other ponies to Filou Lane stud in Victoria. His new owner Filipa Marshall has plans for this elegant fellow as a future sire and he is proving to be meeting expectations in the showring at 13 months of age, as he was awarded Champion Colt 3 & Under at the 2012 Victorian Riding Pony Show and Reserve Champion at Barastoc under English Judges and has recently won Champions in Home Produced colt at elite level.. We have a couple of quality foals by Bell Boy this season and two fillies from dear old Windsong. Lyric has produced an elegant McArthurparc Partnership colt this year as ¾ brother to Showcase being by the Young Family’s award winning colt Whitmere Royal Rumours. The full sister to Celebrity Showcase the bay filly K. Classic Harmony has been sold and she has gone to a new home at McArhurparc Stud where she will have a wonderful opportunity in the showring. Old Vain Star has produced her 18th foal in 18 years to Windsong, another quality brown filly and she has already found a home with Prisilla Cuell. The mare, Kamilaroi Academic has been sold from Dale Plumb’s stable to a new home in Victoria and I wish them well. The very attractive full brother to Song n’ Dance, K. Elite Edition has been sold to repeat buyers the Simmonds family from Bourke, while the lovely natured youngstock geldings, being full brothers K. Evening Peel and K. Prince Charming have also been sold to the Woods and Smith Families respectively and will also make their new home at Bourke. It is also wonderful to hear that the Galloway mare K. Resort out of our beautiful old Tiffany (deceased) is doing well for young Molly Cullen.The ponies have given me so much pleasure over the past twenty five years and although I no longer compete and will be breeding on a much reduced scale, I look forward to observing other folk competing and campaigning Kamilaroi ponies. It will be interesting also to see the performance of the foals produced by the three mares in partnership with McArhurparc stallions,‘Spirit of Holly & Whitemere Royal Rumour. Best wishes to those folk who have purchased Kamilaroi ponies and to everyone and their horses for the 2013 year. Happy showing and successful breeding! Regards to all from both of us.
Judy and Malcolm Field
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We are a small to medium Riding Pony Stud located in the North West of New South Wales, at Pilliga, situated half-way between Narrabri and Walgett. Our stud commenced about 1987, with the purchase of Australian Stud Book fillies, bred at Bereen Stud at Barraba, and sired by the Rotherwood Commander stallion, Menindee Commissaries. Having admired the quality of the imported Riding Ponies, 1989 saw the addition of another Rotherwood Commander mare, Kirreway Levane, in foal to Carolinas Cats Whiskers and purchased at the Kirreway sale. Acting upon the advice of the great studmaster Eric Dudley in 1990, a colt was purchased from Kirreway stud, by Carolina’s Cats Whiskers, with the dam being the highly performed Kirreway Lullaby. This colt Kirreway Windsong proved to be the best purchase we have ever made. Other brood mares within the stud were joined to the Kirreway sires, Rotherwood Acrobat (Imp.) and Syon Splendor (Imp.) and stock purchased by Small Land Mascot (Imp.) and Roslayne Blue Peter (Imp.).
Resulting progeny have been joined to the highly performed young stallion Syon Royal Portrait (Imp), Courtland Boy Blue (Imp) and Ninfield Minks Supreme (Imp). Another special addition to the broodmare team has been Mats Magic of Astral (Strinesdale Matador (U.K. X Silkwood Spring Thyme s.o.d. Rotherwood Windswept Imp.), plus the addition of fillies by Urubula Regal Promise from Willowcroft stud. Many of the broodmares have been joined to Windsong to produce quality youngsters of great temperaments and exceptional movement, consistently winning at agricultural shows and a number progressing through to wins at Horse of the Year events and Royal Shows. A feature of the Windsong progeny is that most of these performers can be safely shown by children.
In 2006, the 3 year old colt Mandaley Bell Boy was purchased from Ian and Susie Stewart to join to Windsong mares. Bell Boy had enjoyed a great show season culminating in being awarded Champion stallion or colt at Adelaide Royal in that year. His dam is Furzey Mostly Mink (X Syon Royal Portrait) and his sire Owendale Percival (dec.) is also the sire of the successful young stallion Fernleigh Fine Print, standing at Kolbeach stud. Bell Boy is producing fine-boned true riding pony types. His dam Furzey Mostly Mink is a successful broodmare as she has also produced Maximus of Astral and Mandaley Pure Silk. Among his many awards, Maximus has been National Ridden Riding Pony Stallion of the Year while Pure Silk has capped off a very successful show year in 2008 to recently be awarded National Champion Ridden Riding Pony in 2009
Mats Magic of Astral produced an outstanding colt by AI in 2007, to the highly successful U.K. sire Rotherwood Peter Pan, and the colt Kamilaroi Lord of the Manor has been successfully campaigned by Anthony Mountney and we have sold him to Sean Hardy at “Moorlands”, Moore Creek near Tamworth.
The old saying “Time and Tide wait for no man” has caught up with Kamilaroi Stud and with no one to succeed as studmaster, I have made the difficult decision to make a considerable reduction to the breeding stock within the stud. Our faithful old Windsong, now at 22 years of age will stay retired in the paddock with his old mate K. Vain Star, as this duo have produced a remarkable 18 foals in 18 years and all have proved to be great ponies. Joining them will be a small number of the granddaughters outstanding old mounts that we could never sell. I have retained 3 younger Windsong Galloway mares for the immediate future, one K. Symphony is a full sister to the very successful gelding Song of Spring, another K. Bewitched is a daughter of Rockview Pandora (a former Galloway of Year in W.A.) and K. Memories which is a full sister to another successful mare K. Dreamtime. Another trio of successful younger mares will be retained in partnership with the Young Family’s Macarthurparc Stud. I have already sold most of my very successful brood mares and I have one remaining mare for sale with an attractive filly foal by Windsong & rejoined, that come from champion families. Bell Boy has produced quality progeny from Windsong mares, even beyond my expectations and I have reluctantly leased him for the 2011 / 2012 breeding season, under the terms that I will still be able to access services for a couple of mares. I have semen retained for this lovely natured stallion and I will have to make the difficult decision about his future when he returns for the spring season.
Old Windsong is semi-retired in the paddock with a companion mare and both he and Bell Boy have produced stock that are currently winning at elite level. Kamilaroi Kismet (X Windsong) was EA National Champion Pony Hack in 2012 and 2 Y.O Kamilaroi Enchantment (Bell Boy X Mats Magic of Astral) won Champion for Sarah Young at 2013 Toowoomba Royal Show recently. Kamilaroi Song n’ Dance (X Bell Boy) is now under saddle and has been sold to S.A. for dressage competition while the colt 2 Y.O. Celebrity Showcase has been winning at elite level in Vic. for Filou Lane Stud. Purchasers of Bell Boy youngstock have commented on their good temperaments under saddle, which is very positive.
Despite our reduced numbers, in the future visitors are always welcome to visit and browse through our ponies and join us for the inevitable “cuppa” and a great bonus is that we can now boast a bitumen surface road right to our front gate