Stud News

December 12th, 2011:   

Over the show season we attended 4 shows with several ponies. Wandarra Pippen attended 3 of these shows and was champion shetland stallion at Port Fairy, Noorat and Camperdown Ag. shows. Balnagown Macneil came out after 2 years off the show scene to attend instead of Pippen for a champion stallion at Warrnambool Ag. Show.

Yearling filly Glen Ardan Charisma (sired by Wandarra Pippen) attended her first show and was Reserve Junior Champion Filly at Warrnambool Ag. Colvadale Show Girl was Champion Mare at Port Fairy Show, and Pentland La Diva was Reserve Mare at Noorat Ag. Show.

This weekend past we attended the Victorian All Shetland Show with some nice results. Colvadale Show Girl who has been off the show scene for 2 years since having a foal, won the Broken coloured mare class, and also won the shetland mare 5&6 years of age. First time out under saddle she was third in the first season saddle shetland only after 3 weeks under saddle and worked very well. She then accompanied Maddie Michelotti in the Junior Handler class prior to the pair winning the fancy dress class as the Royal Wedding, with the pony as Prince William and Maddie as Kate Middleton.

Yearling filly Glen Ardan Charisma won the yearling filly class and we were wrapped with her on her second only outing. Pentland La Diva took out Reserve Champion mare 9.2hh and under. All ponies won ribbons, so we had a great weekend under international judge Steve Rendall from Shetland.

September 6th, 2011:   

We attended 2 foal shows over May. The first was the Castlemaine Youngstock show. We campaigned with Wandarra Pippen who was champion stallion, and our mare Colvadale Show Girl, who was Champion mare and Supreme Shetland Exhibit. We also took a filly foal, Glen Ardan Perpetual, who was champion shetland foal, and Supreme foal exhibit.

We attended the APSB Vic. foal show at Werribee with 3 foals. Balnagown Fraser won his small colt class. Balnagown Bonnie Lass went second in her smaller filly class and was very well behaved for her first show. Glen Ardan Perpetual was very overwhelmed in the big shed and unfortunately wouldn't work for the judge at all! She was otherwise well behaved and all the better for her second outing.

Our foaling season has started with a sad start so far, with a premature filly born from maiden mare Lentara Harmony by Koolangatha Tumbleweed. A lovely black filly with a white star who unfortunately did not live despite our vet doing his best. Only days later we noticed another foal born very premature, and unfortunately lost his mother as well, to what we believe was grass tetany, a very lethal condition. So the broodmare gang are getting salt/calcium blocks for their paddock. Despite this we are looking forward to the rest of the foaling season, awaiting foals from Wandarra Pippen, Glen Ardan Conrad, Lentara Armadeua, Balnagown Macneil, and Koolangatha Tumbleweed.

We are planning on attending the NSW Shetland Supershow at the end of October with a team of four. We are looking forward to the dinner with the international judge from Shetland. Before this, and till April next year we hope to attend a few more shows than last year (only 4), and this year Balnagown Macallister joins the ranks of the show team in harness.

We hope to see everyone out and about at the shows. Please feel free to enquire about our youngstock and this years drop of foals. We have kept all 6 fillies from last years crop of foals and so this year many will be offered for sale. We are also offering some of our broodmares to make way for our young fillies.


February 7th, 2010:   

We travelled to Bendigo to attend the Vic APSB show on the 16th and 17th of January with a team of 5 ponies. We had a really good show under NZ judge Lois Newick. Our stallion Wandarra Pippen won his stallion class and was awarded Champion Stallion. Then our colt Balnagown Macneil won his 3yo colt class and was awarded Champion colt. We showed Colvadale Show Girl in the Broodmare class and she also came home with a broad ribbon, receiving Reserve Champion Broodmare. Our little mare Pentland La Diva placed second in a strong class of under 9.2hh mares, and finally our 3yo gelding placed 3rd in his class, although he was very nervous with all the wind and didn't work so well.

Thanks to all those who helped us prior to and during the show, and although I don't want to start mentioning names in case I forget someone, I would like to give a huge thank you to Julie Michelotti for the great job she did leading the boys and Deb who was there all the way from Adelaide who led Macalister and Show Girl.

It was good to see the number of entries up again, with some classes bordering on the numbers from the "old days" in the 80's when numbers would get into the 20's for filly and mare classes. Congrats to other winners and I hope they are as proud of their ponies as we were with ours on the weekend.

May 25th:   

We attended the Western Promotional Group foal show with success. We took Balnagown Karma and Balnagown Lilac (now with Cleoranee Stud).

Karma was first in the older filly class in ring one and Champion Filly. Lilac was very overwhelmed and didnít want to run to the judge but still got second.
In ring two both fillies won their class with Karma again taking the championship.
We waited around for the supreme and once again Karma did the stud proud by taking this ribbon. We thank Kylie Dooley for showing the ponies (as I was sick).

We are now looking forward to the foal show at Werribee. We will be taking four or five to this show, and delivering Glen Ardan Cadet for his new owner Helen Sheehan.

March 8th:   

Emerald or M&M as she is know affectionately, successfully competed at the Victorian Shetland show and the Vic stud show winning Reserve Broodmare at the Shetland show, and champ broodmare at the stud show. She has now been put to run with Pippen hopefully for a 09 foal.

November 19th:   

Show results - We attended Noorat Ag Show on the weekend. The results were.

  • 1st Shetland Stallion; Wandarra Pippen.

  • 1st Shetland Colt: Balnagown Mcneil.

  • Champion Male: Balnagown Mcneil

  • Reserve Champion Male: Wandarra Pippen.

  • 1st open Stallion under 14hh & Reserve Open Stallion or Colt - Wandarra Pippen

More foal photo have been added to the 2008 foals page.

November 2nd:   

More show results - We attended Port Fairy Ag Show. The results were.

  • 1st Shetland Stallion; Wandarra Pippen.

  • 1st Shetland Colt: Balnagown Mcneil.

  • Champion Male: Wandarra Pippen

  • 1st Shetland Filly: Pentland La Diva

  • Champion Female : Pentland La Diva

This week also saw the arrival of our last foal for the season, a black filly by SG Scotchman out of Tara Park Lucinda.

October 30th:   

More success for our show team! We attended Warrnambool Show on the weekend. Wandarra Pippen was once again awarded Champion Stallion and Supreme Shetland Exhibit. Balnagown McNeil was also Reserve Junior Exhibit.

The breeding season has been in full swing. We have 8 foals now with one to go by Shady Glen Scotchman from Tara Park Lucinda. Our foals so far are:

  • Balnagown Emerald had a black colt by Scotchman.

  • Shady Glen Farrah had a black filly by SG Conrad.

  • Balnagown Miss Muffett had a black colt by Wandarra Pippen.

  • Balnagown Jezabeel a black filly by Wandarra Pippen.

  • Woodview Amber a black colt by SG Conrad.

  • Millbrae Kismet a Black filly by SG Scotchman.

  • Yeo Lodge Carrie a black colt by Wandarra Pippen.

  • Corinley Peggy a piebald filly by SG Conrad. (sold)

Most are for sale. All are excellent show prospects. All these foals come from prize winning parents, including Royal Supreme & Champion winners. All have good bone (medium to heavy). Some photos can be viewed on our foal page and more will be added shortly. Email or call for more information.



October 21st:   

Another fantastic show result for our resident stallion, Wandarra Pippen. Pippen was awarded Champion Shetland Stallion at the recent Geelong Royal Show. He then went on to be sashed Supreme Shetland Exhibit!

September 13th:   

Our breeding season has well and truly commenced with three foals arriving safely. Our latest foal is a black filly by Wandarra Pippen out of Balnagown Jezabeel. All three of our foals born so far are offered for sale and most can be viewed on our foal page. Please email for more information. Sadly we also lost a black colt by Balnagown Brodie (dec) out of Arapaho Little Squaw.

We want to wish Kylie, Gerard and the girls at Cleoranee Stud well with Balnagown Glisten (piebald mare) in foal to S. G. Conrad. Glisten is hopefully expecting a coloured foal for them this season.

We have had approx. 12 inches of rain since start of July until last weekend. The farm is very wet and muddy but at least we are expecting a good spring.

February 3rd:   

We had a good hay season here at Glen Ardan, and the cows and ponies are all lovely and fat. We have had two foals, the first a grey filly from Fenwick Molly by SG Conrad. We also had a chestnut filly out of Paluka Damselle by Fenwick Emmett. We are expecting a foal from Wandarra Pleasure and maybe a suprise arrival from old Corinley Rita as she looks like she is definitely in foal.

June 6th:    Glen Ardan Jazz has gone to a new home with Rebecca Hay and will be shown this coming season. We are expecting 4 foals this coming season. We do have a show quality colt for lease who is black. Excellent nature and good old breeding. We had over 6 inches of rain for May which was excellent but now need sun and warmth for the grass to grow.

We went to the foal show at Ballarat on Sunday with good results. We took Balnagown Lullaby and Macneil, and Glen Ardan Jazz was taken by her new owner Rebecca Hay.

Ring 1.  Champion Shetland: Glen Ardan Jazz      Reserve: Balnagown Macneil

Ring 2.  Champion Shetland: Balnagown Lullaby     Reserve: Balnagown Macneil

Ring 3.  Reserve Open pony under 12hh:  Balnagown Macneil

It was a great day for us and we are thankful to the Western Promotional group for putting the show on.

May 7th:     We have weaned most of our 2006 foals, only a couple of late foals remain on the mares. Glen Ardan Victoria was sold to a lovely home in NSW with Helen Luby and we wish her luck. We have a lovely colt Balnagown McNeil who has nice bone and will hopefully be attending some foal shows. We are very happy with him and he will remain a colt, one of only 5 in 30 odd years of breeding.

The filly Glen Ardan Jazz by Wandarra Pippen is perhaps the heaviest foal the stud has ever bred, and will mature about 9.2hh. Despite being just weaned a week ago, she goes into the dairy during milking without a care! Very quiet filly who will only be sold to a good show home.
Balnagown Macallister has not done as well, as his dam is unwell, and he has suffered from poor nutrition. We hope he will improve as he still has a great frame.

Balnagown Lullaby is Brodie's first foal, and we are happy with her. She is sweet and mum wont part with her!

As most places we are praying for rain. They keep saying it will, but it wont!!

December 1st:  It has been a busy time down in Western Victoria with harvesting of hay, and the arrival of new foals and calves. We now have 5 foals, 3 colts and 2 fillies. 

  • Balnagown Macneill (Balnagown Sequin x Shady Glen Conrad) black colt with white star.

  • Balnagown Macallister (Wandarra Pippen x Corinley Peggy) Black colt

  • Glen Ardan Victoria (Fenwick Molly x Fenwick Anthony) Grey/White skewbald filly

  • Glen Ardan Jazz (Wandarra Pippen x Balnagown Jezabeel) Black filly

  • Glen Ardan ? (Balnagown Mackinnon x Balnagown Miss Muffet) Black colt

We await one last foal in January by Balnagown Brodie x Tara Park Lucinda.


Recently Millbrae Shannon was sold to a lovely home at Cleoranee Stud. Kylie and family are happy with him and plan to show him at the shetland show. We wish them luck with him in the future. We would also like to thank Kylie for her assistance recently at the youngstock show, as without her we would not have coped! 


Our show team have been performing very well so far this season, especially our young stallion, Wandarra Pippen. Pippen was awarded Grand Champion Shetland at Colac Show, and was also The Supreme Shetland Exhibit at Warrnambool Show. The recent Ballarat Welsh Supporters Youngstock Show was particularly successful for our studs with several Championships being won by our ponies, and Millbrae Kismet being awarded Supreme Champion Shetland Exhibit. (Wandarra Pippen & Colvadale Show Girl pic below)

We look forward to seeing everyone at the Shetland show on Dec 2 & 3rd.



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