Arnwood is a family owned stud operated by my daughter Ruth & myself Jaccy. It is located on the Cnr of Midland Hwy & Starritt Rd, Tatura, only a 15 minute drive from Shepparton and 2 hour & 15 minute drive from Melbourne CBD.
It has been my life long ambition to breed New Forest Ponies. Having been exposed to them from a very early age. My childhood home was situated in New Milton, which is part of the New Forest.
I became re-acquainted with the breed in 1999 with the purchase of a yearling colt. Many hours have been spent researching pedigrees to source suitable foundation stock with, not only temperament, type, movement & performance, but also diversity of bloodlines.
Outside stallions & imported semen have been used to help broaden the gene pool.
All our ponies have full equine passports and are registered in the New Forest Pony Stud Book (UK).
Since beginning the stud we have made regular trips to the New Forest, and have been fortunate enough to host vistors from the New Forest and the Continent.
We are members of the New Forest Pony Breeding & Cattle Society UK, founding members and committee members of the New Forest Pony Association of Australia Incorporated. I'm also the show co-ordinator for the NFPAA Inc Open Mountain & Moorland Show held at the Barastoc Horse of the Year Show.
Arnwood is proud to sponsor of the NFPAA Inc Open Mountain & Moorland Section at Barastoc Horse of the Year Show and the NFPAA Inc Performance Pony of the Year Competition.