Resident Stallion: Wandarra Pippen

The Balnagown Stud started showing Shetlands in 1973, initially in miniature turnouts and then in Shetland classes with the purchase of Roseville Hercules, who was an astronomical 7hh, but that didn't stop him taking a blue at Melbourne. 

The stud took on a direction in the mid 70's that encompassed big, black and bloodlines. Several mares were purchased from the Koolangatha and Lanark studs, including Koolangatha Pollyanna and Lanark Nifty, who were both successful in the show ring, and as broodmares. In 1980 youngstock were purchased from Shady Glen and Mulwaree studs, including the colt Shady Glen Supreme (Junior Champion at the Victorian Stud Show, 1983), and Mulwaree Lois (Junior Champion at Melbourne Royal, 1983). Over the ensuing years several more mares and stallions would add to the stud. As fewer imported ponies arrive in Australia, we believe it is important to save the old bloodlines and are searching for ponies with bone and good shetland qualities. 

The most important characteristics o
f the Shetland pony to us is not only conformation, but movement and temperament. Versatility is paramount to a good pony in our view, and our ponies have been successful in saddle, harness, as kids ponies, pony club, cross country, farm work, stock work, and schoolmasters. To us the Shetland is not something to be discarded if it doesn't win a blue ribbon or is the wrong colour. 

The Glen Ardan Stud ar
ose from some of the family relocating to Queensland and commencing showing there. With the return to Victoria, both studs are neighbours and have invested in 11 more ponies in 2005/06 of varying colours for the future.

   -   4th April 2015 - Foals, Sale Page

Contact:  Balnagown Stud

Nancy Wilson 
2937 Hopkins Highway
Ballangeich (near Warrnambool), Victoria

Phone:   (03) 5567 1151

Contact:  Glen Ardan Stud

Fiona Wilson
88 Riordons Lane
Ballangeich (near Warrnambool), Victoria

Phone:   (03) 5567 1296


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