Gone but never forgotten
Ponies of the past
YELLOW DUN HIGHLAND PONY STALLION, 14HH
Foaled 15 October 1985, Sadly Dorian passed away on 15 August 2012.
Registered Australian Pony Stud Book Society & Highland Pony Society of Australia & National Buckskin Society
SIRE: BARRYMOOR GRAND FINAL
DAM: TARANGANBA DONIA
Frozen semen available.
He is one of the most influential stallions in Highland pony breeding in Australia, having sired 46 foals.
GREY DUN 14HH IMPORTED SCOTTISH HIGHLAND PONY STALLION
Registered HPS Scotland & APSB
Shown successfully in Scotland
Sire: Falcon Frost of Salichrie
Sadly Fyfedene was put to rest at the Ballinton Dene Stud in Tamworth NSW in early February 2013.
He was the first to win both the ridden and the in hand at the Royal Highland Show in Scotland in over 30 yrs, also taking out the Cuddy's and the NPS Silver Medal in the same year, which no other horse has achieved.
However, although he has earnt many great achievements in his life, both in the UK and Australia, the Dene stud particularily want to remember him for his wonderful nature.
Mhairi, as a little girl often went and had talks with him in his stable, he was a great listener; as an 11yr old she used to have lessons on him, and as a teenager she used to ride him on the beach, an activity which he absolutely loved, jumping boldly into the waves, sometimes too boldly!
The Dene family would like to say a special thank you to Barbara McVean for all of her hard work and her passion for Fyfe and also to Karen and Jahnae Parish for their hard work whilst he was in Australia.
It goes without saying that Fyfe has left an impact on the Highland Pony world .
GREY DUN HIGHLAND PONY MARE
Foaled 19th of October 2011, sadly passed away on the 28th of March 2014 while in foal to Croftcnoc Lucas.
Sire: Croftcnoc Montgomery
Dam: Harkaway Lodge Celeste
Our sympathies to the Annabel of Glencadem Farm.
Harkaway Lodge Piper
RED DUN HIGHLAND PONY GELDING
Foaled 19th of October 2011, sadly passed away in 2014.
Sire: Croftcnoc Macadie
Dam: Benacre Rose
Our sympathies to the Harkaway Lodge Stud.
Celtori Master Hamish
GREY DUN AUSTRALIAN HIGHLAND PONY GELDING
Foaled 06th of December 2012.
Sire: Harkaway Lodge Rannoch
Dam: Harkaway Lodge Amber
Beloved first foal for Celtori stud in Victoria. Our sympathies to you all.
Croftcnoc Cognac (Spud)
YELLOW DUN PART BRED HIGHLAND GELDING
10.10.1993 to 2.7.2015
SIRE: Barrymor Dorian
DAM: Tequila Sunrise (ASH)
Spud was bred by Anna & Rick Thirkell who showed him in some Buckskin classes & HRCAV events.
He was sold to Rae Madden at the age of 6 and this turned out to be a wonderful partnership.
Spud competed very successfully in HRCAV dressage reaching level 2. He was an all rounder, good at jumping, obstacle courses,drill, trail riding and great with traffic.
He twice won the Buckskin Performance Award and was runnerup twice. He won the Partbred Highland Pony High Point Award 8 times and was runner up 3 times.
He had a wonderful temperament, was very smart and just a 1 in a million horse.
HIGHLAND PONY FILLY
4 December 2014 to 5 February 2016 - taken too soon
SIRE: Fourmerk Royal Scott (Imp)
DAM: Currie Park Kilbride (by Maverickdene Imp)
Grevillea was bred by Sarah and Jason McAndrew and had been sold to Currie Park Highland Fold, but unfortunately never made the journey to W.A.
She was a stunning black filly who sadly never had the chance to show her beautiful temperament to any but those who knew and adored her at Tarabrae.
She is greatly missed.
GREY DUN HIGHLAND PONY STALLION, 13.2HH
Foaled 15 November 1997. Sadly Donell passed away on 26 September 2016.
Registered Australian Pony Stud Book Society
SIRE: HARKAWAY LODGE MCMILLAN
DAM: BARRYMOOR MERINDA
He is one of the most beloved stallions in Australia, with an amazing temperament and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
MOUSE DUN HIGHLAND PONY GELDING, 14hh.
Born: 2.11.1987 – 20.1.2018
Registered APSB and National Buckskin Society
SIRE: Barrymoor Grand Final
DAM: Gipsy Melody Of Turin Hill
Monty had a very successful show career both in hand and under saddle, but his forte was as, an all round mount, achieving many great results in Dressage, Showjumping, Games and Horse Trails. He started HRCAV Dressage in level 4 and quickly pointed up to level 1. He loved to jump and was a winner at many HRCAV TTT events.
In his retirement he was a brilliant baby sitter for numerous young highlands and partbreds, even a few of our Warmbloods. He loved his job.
He was buried at Croftcnoc Stud in his favourite paddock, by the creek