Birdwood Stud

Quality and Quietness with Colour Often a Bonus!


An update is underway ...

Morongla Foal & Youngstock Show - 23 May

A wonderful Show put on by the local Ag Society attended by a staggering number of quality horse and ponies! A lovely day out.

First outings for both our foals, and we were very pleased with both of them!

Birdwood Masquerade looks like she loves being in the Show-ring, coming home with Champion Australian Pony, Reserve ASP and a super win to be Champion Arabian Pony from a quality line-up!



Birdwood Royal Rebel lived up to his name and made us laugh many times!! He had a great day also winning Champion Roan and 1st Australian Colt, 1st Part Welsh Colt and 1st ASP Colt. Many thanks to Rachel from KR Show Team for handling the ponies on the day.


Together the ponies were named BEST PROGENY GROUP OF FOALS for their Sire Dunelm Musician. What a thrill to win this from an impressive line-up that included Shetlands, Welsh and Arabian Groups. Many thanks to Shiranna Garlands for the lovely prizes.

Foal Shows 2010

Watch this space for an UPDATE ... lots has happened that we want to tell you about!


Bathurst Foal Show - 6 June

Another lovely Foal Show run by the Western NSW RPG, a very small but dedicated Committee.

Birdwood Masquerade proved again that she is a show-ring star winning the WPCS Medal for Supreme Part Welsh Exhibit! As well as Champion Arabian Derivative and placing in her Australian Pony class.

Not to be out-shone, Birdwood Royal Rebel also came home with Champion Riding Pony, Champion Roan and wins in Part Welsh Gelding and Australian Gelding! Pic with Sandy enjoying the sun...

Great News...

We are very pleased to announce the POSITIVE pregnancies of some of our favourite show mares. They are all maiden mares!

Birdwood Country Belle (while having a break from the Show-ring) was joined to Burren-dah Stud's Welsh B Stallion, Imperial Journal. 

Foal will have 50/50 chance palomino/chestnut. She is due late September.


Birdwood Bouquet was joined to our new Australian sire, Fairlight Acres Subaru.

Foal will have chance of being Chestnut(12.5%), Palomino(25%), Buckskin(25%), Cremello/Perlino(25%) or Bay/Black/Brown(12.5%)!! She is due mid September.


Birdwood Sareenade was joined to resident super-sire, Birdwood Bushranger.

Foal will have 50/50 chance buckskin/palomino.She is due mid-November.


The bay mare Birdwood Symphony is on lease from Kylie Place and has been joined to the lucky Birdwood Bushranger.
We are hoping for that elusive buckskin filly from her, around Christmas time!

Fingers crossed that the our grey Australian Pony/Arabian Pony mare Birdwood Madonna is in foal to our resident Australian Pony/Arabian Pony Sire Dunelm Musician - again for a Christmas baby! No prediction re colour for this foal!!!

Canberra Royal - 28 Feb

The 2010 Canberra Royal was a WET event for us. The heavens opened with thunder and lightening just in time for our palomino class! Birdwood Romanz (Lady) was very well behaved and stood throughout the events - even managing to trot through the puddles in her workouts! Her behaviour and manners were rewarded with 1st in the Palomino Filly under 4 years and Reserve Champion Palomino Mare/Filly.

Show News ...

APSB Feature Show, Moss Vale NSW  17 January 2010

Our first Show for 2010 saw some very pleasing results!


Birdwood Simba won the Partbred APSB Championship after winning the Gelding over 13hh class. He also beat some quality ponies for the Champion Part Welsh Gelding sash after winning the Gelding over 13hh class.




Our little super-star, Birdwood Rupert Bear, a firm favourite with the family, was again victorious! Taking the Champion Australian Gelding and Champion Roan ribbons home as well as winning the Part Welsh Gelding under 13hh!

Following the Show, Rupert has been leased to the Gallagher Family of Cambeltown, to become the 'family pony'. We hope he will be ridden and shown by 10 year old Sheridan and her little sister Mackenzie, and perhaps occasionally big brother Joshua! We wish them every success - and lots of fun.


Show News...

D.A. Gala Coloured Championships, Wagga NSW 5 Dec 2009

Well!! What a Show for Birdwood bred ponies.... It was a great Show at a new location, and well done to Dilutes Australia Committee members for hosting such an event. The prizes were magnificent and all competitors friendly and supprted each other.

A list of our successes: [all photos taken by Jacqui Langfield]

Birdwood Romanz (Jacqui Langfield) - Champion Led DA Junior Palomino, Supreme DA Palomino, GRAND CHAMPION D.A. REG EXHIBIT OF SHOW and Top 5 Led Horse of Show. [photo above]

Birdwood Hat-trick (Patrick Scorse & Dionne Arnold) - Champion Palomino Gelding 2 & 3 years

Birdwood Bush Blossom (handled by Mandy Lewis) - Champion Senior Buckskin Mare, Best Senior Buckskin, SUPREME LED BUCKSKIN EXHIBIT and Top 5 (Runner-up) Led Horse of Show.[photo below]

Birdwood Braveheart (Kylie Place) - Champion Senior Led Buckskin Gelding, Supreme Led DA Registered Buckskin Exhibit, SUPREME RIDDEN BUCKSKIN EXHIBIT capably ridden by Joanne Irvin and Top 5 Ridden Exhibit of the Show.

Hawkesbury Park Poetry (Kylie Place) - Champion Led  Junior Buckskin Gelding, Best 2 & 3 yo Buckskin, BEST 2 & 3 YOUNGSTOCK OF THE SHOW, Top 5 Led Horse of Show. [photo below]



National Capital Horse Show, EPIC ACT, 28 Nov 2009

After a busy Spring Show season, it was Birdwood Romanz who flew the flag for the Birdwood name at the National Capital Horse Show this year. And wave it well she did!

In a tough Arabian Pony Filly 2 yrs class, full of 6 quality fillies, she was placed second and went on to be sashed Reserve Champion Arabian Pony Filly. She followed this up with a win in the Palomino Filly 2 years class, went on to be Champion Palomino Mare/Filly and then declared Supreme Palomino Exhibit! What a thrill... She also re-appeared later in the afternoon to claim a win in the Partbred APSB Mare/Filly over 13hh class. [Photo: Jarendan Photography]

It was a successful camp with major wins for all our friends, including Tiffany Green and Celadon Alibi (Supreme Aust Stock Horse), Sharyn McKell and Jarendan Just Is (Supreme ANSA), Carol Hancock and Sarahn Solid Gold (Reserve Champion Arabian Pony Gelding), Glenda Lovell and Glenian Park Rare Delight (Champion Partbred Filly), Joanne Irvin with Sarahn Superstition (high placings inall breeds) and Sam Davidge with Jindalee Casanova (Reserve Champion ASH Stallion).

NSW APSB Nationals, SIEC 7 & 8 Nov 2009

We took a 'fresh' team up to SIEC for the 2009 Nationals, including the debut outing for our new colt, Fairlight Acres Subaru. What a super show colt he will be! Took all in his stride, and proved he will be a pleasure to have out-n-about. He won the Australian Pony Colt 2 & under 4yrs and then went on to be declared Champion Australian Colt 12.2-14hh! [Photo: Delwyn Moss Photo]

Birdwood Rupert Bear made his much anticipated return to the Show-ring, with a win in the Roan Gelding and Reserve Champion Roan, as well as 2nd Riding Pony Gelding u12.2hh, 2nd Show Hunter 12-13hh and 2nd 3G Gelding in hand. After spending some time with and being educated by Penny Whatman in Canowindra, he was entered in the saddle classes on the sunday. Sadly, Penny couldn't make it to Sydney to ride him due to exam commitments, so Nicole Rivett stepped in and did a wonderful job riding Rupert. 2nd in the Novice Australian Ridden u12.2hh, 4th in the Intermediate and a superb 2nd in the Ridden Coloured u12.2hh. Thanks Nicole,very much!! [Photo: Delwyn Moss Photo]

And not to be left out was Birdwood Bush Blossom. Bloss had a great Show, winning Champion Arabian Pony Mare and Reserve Champion Buckskin as well as placing 4th in the large Led Show Hunter 13-14hh and 3rd in the Partbred APSB Mare class. [Photo: Coady Photos]


NSW All-Welsh and Hunter Valley Arabians

WOW!! What a hugely successful weekend for the divine palomino 2 year old filly, Birdwood Romanz... 

We travelled up to the NSW All-Welsh, and began bright and early with an 8am class - the Part Welsh Futurity. Romanz WON this class with a super workout (through the jumps set up for the Working Hunter class!!). She was also sashed Best Part Welsh Futurity.

Then we travelled up to Salt Ash for the Hunter Valley Arab Show, where Romanz continued her lucky form and began the day as Runner-up Best Derivative Youngstock, followed by 1st in a strong Arabian Pony Mare/Filly class, 1st Palomino Youngstock & Champion Palomino as well as Champion Partbred APSB. But the real thrill of the day was winning the Supreme Led All-Breeds Exhibit - Romanz's first Supreme!

Birdwood Simba made his long awaited return to the Showring at the NSW All-Welsh, after a 5 year absence, to look magnificent and claim a pleasing 2nd in both Part Welsh Gelding classes - All-Welsh and Gelding Show.

Simba continued his fabulous weekend at the Hunter Valley Show, gaining a fantastic 3rd in a very large Arabian Pony Gelding class (winner was the eventual Supreme Derivative Gelding), 1st Partbred APSB and 2nd Part Welsh. He has a bright future in these led classes wirth more experience.

September 2009

NSW Arabian State Titles - Sept 12 2009

Birdwood Romanz and Jacqui attended the Arabian State Titles held at Clarendon, NSW.

This was the first time we have exhibited at this Show, and it was a fabulous day! With just the one pony to show, it was relaxing and vey enjoyable.

'Lady' got off to a great start winning both the Best Head and Best Trot clases for Derivative Juniors! These were large classes.

Then a 3rd in the Arabian Pony Filly 2 & 3 years and 2nd Dual Registered Mare/Filly.


APSB Youngstock Show -  Sept 13 2009

Lady and Jacqui stayed on in Sydney to compete on sunday at the Youngstock Show put on by the NSW Branch of the APSB. Many thanks to Sharyn McKell from Jarendan Stock Horses for letting us stay saturday night. Sunday saw us at a new location - Luddenham Showground! What a super little ground - and we certainly enjoyed the shade of those large gum trees.

Birdwood Romanz was 1st and Reserve Champion Partbred APSB Filly, 1st and Reserve Champion Coloured Filly, 2nd and Reserve Champion Arabian Pony and 1st Part Welsh Filly 2 yrs!

For a 2 year old filly at her first outings for 2009, she travelled beautifully and was a delight to have away. She is a fine example of our Birdwood breeding - her excellent temperament meant she took all before her in stride. She is following proudly in her dams footsteps!

Report on UK Trip

Sandy and Dave report the Trip was a great success!!  Even scored good weather!
This scene is at a Welsh Society Medal Show they travelled from York to attend, 
close to Barnam Castle - with hay making continuing in the nearby paddocks!
More photos to follow! 

Bon Voyage!

Well they have finally done it - Sandy and David have departed Australia to visit England, Ireland and Wales! A long awaited trip. They will visit a number of tourist locations, as well as take in a Stud or two and visit at least one Pony Show. Can't wait to see the photos when they get back on the 29th August...

2009 Morongla Foal & Youngstock Show

A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to Marie Cooper and her beautiful filly BIRDWOOD HEART OF GOLD on their recent wins. 'Holly' looked quite superb at the Show on May 24th, and was consistently in the placings (most of them blue!!) including the Reserve Champion Arabian Derivative 2 & 3 yrs from a line-up of 12 horses! Marie has done a wonderful job with her, I think you'll agree she looks wonderful...

Wellington Ag Show, 9th May

What a superstar Birdwood Prince of Thieves continues to be! At his first Show since December, he has competed against much older and more mature geldings to win the led Saddle Pony and Riding Pony gelding classes. Go Prince!


Congratulations to the connections of Birdwood Raffia, who we have just found out had some wonderful placings at the 2009 Victorian APSB Show. Raffia gained his awards in the Ridden Partbred APSB and Led Show Hunter classes - WELL DONE!!

Victorian Arabian Classic - March 12-15 2009, Werribee VIC

This was the first time Birdwood has ventured south of the border to attend the Victorian Arabian Classic. There were a few initial 'hiccups' by the organising committee, such as allocating us to portable stables that weren't even built and a timetable that was crippling for Arabian Ponies entered in dual registered or ridden classes. But we got through these issues and had a very enjoyable show.

Saturday was our main day, and we encountered constant rain for the morning, and most of the afternoon. Wet suits and hats for everyone!!

Birdwood Country Belle won the Led Derivative Best Trot class in a strong field and was placed 4th in the Arabian Pony Mare class. We ventured into a couple of ridden classes with limited success.

Birdwood Bush Blossom was a little hard done-by in her Arabian Pony Filly class and was put down to 5th in the driving rain - see the photo! Under a different judge she placed a pleasing 5th in the Dual Reg Pony capably led by James Triggs (Aloha Stud) as we had another class clash!!

Congratulations must go to fellow NSW competitor Mandy Lewis (who travelled with us in the truck) on her magnificent show: Champion Ridden Arabian Pony, Champion Ridden Dual Registered, Reserve Champion Dressage Horse and Reserve Champion Western Horse. WOW what a pony Zues (Lac-La-Biche Playboy) is!! He is pictured here with our Team Mascot - Vickie..

Also travelling to Victoria with us was Carol Hancock and Aloha King's Flight who made quite an impressive picture in the ring. Flight placed 2nd in his Arabian Stockhorse class in very strong competition - well done Flight! Keep an eye on this youngster in the next 12 months...

It was a great week and I would like to Thank those who made the effort to come and celebrate my 30th Birthday with me at the Show! Talk has already started about our next big trip! ... where shall we go..?


Birdwood Country Belle and Birdwood Bush Blossom represented the Stud at Canberra Royal with very pleasing results:

Belle was 1st in the Palomino Mare class and went on to win Reserve Champion Palomino Mare/Filly. The raced out of that class and straight into a very strong Arabian Derivative mare under 14.2hh class, with 18 horses entered. She worked into a 3rd placing - even without plaiting!!

This was Blossom's first Royal Show and she proved she will be a pony able to compete at the highest level, coping with the trots, jumping and water-ski-pools with minimal fuss. She placed a wonderful 3rd in the Arabian Derivative Filly class and then a 3rd in a very strong Buckskin Filly class later in the afternoon.

Thanks to my many helper:, Dionne, April, Jocelyn and Jo - every little bit helped!!


This was our first show back since December, after missing a few local Shows recently due to the heat-wave. Crookwell provided us with a day quite the opposite! It was cold, windy and drizzled rain all morning - making us very chilly.

Birdwood Country Belle and Birdwood Bush Blossom took on the weather to have a very successful morning. Belle won Champion Palomino and then in tough competition was named Champion Arabian Derivative also. Blossom was Champion Buckskin, placed 1st in the Arab Derivative Filly class and a good 2nd in the ASP 12.2-13.2hh class.

We did not stay for the pony breeds due to the inclement weather and enjoyed the early return from a Show for a change! Many thanks to my wonderful strapper, Emma Boland - what a trooper in that weather!!

NSW All-Breed Youngstock Show, NSW    7th December 2008 -

Birdwood Romanz won the Palomino Yearling Filly class, and was 2nd in her Patrbred APSB and Part Welsh classes with a tough 3rd place in her Arabian Pony Yearling class.

Birdwood Prince of Thieves was again consistently successful with Reserve Champion Arabian Riding Pony Gelding, 2nd Riding Pony and 2nd Aust Saddle Pony.

Both ponies travelled excellently and were a pleasure to have at the Show, a credit to their breeding and temperament!

National Capital Horse Show, 29 Nov 2008

This would be the first outing for the exquisite yearling filly, Birdwood Romanz. She proved to us that she will be a true show pony, taking all the new experiences of the day in her stride and acting like an old pro! She placed 2nd in the Yearling Palomino and 2nd in the Yearling Arabian Pony Filly.

Birdwood Prince of Thieves showed he is a true Open Pony contender, winning the Riding Pony Gelding under 13.2hh class, against much older and more experienced geldings under the Victorian judge, Mr Gary le Brocq. Prince was also a winner in the Arabian ring, taking out the Yearling Arabian Riding Pony Gelding class.

National Arabian Stud Horse Show, 19-23 Nov 2008

We made the extended stay at the Arab Nationals with 3 of our ponies, B. Country Belle, B Bush Blossom and B Prince of Thieves.

After surviving some wild weather we very happily came home with some wonderful results, especially the Reserve Champion Arabian Pony Filly prize that Blossom won afer claiming first prize in the Arabian Pony Filly 3 years!

Belle made quite a picture in the indoor arena to place 3rd in a strong Arabian Pony Mare class. And Prince continued his solid year with a great 2nd place in the Arabian Riding Pony Gelding Yearling class in tough competition.

2008 NATIONAL STUD PONY SHOW, S.I.E.C. NSW, 1st & 2nd Nov

WOW, what a Show for Birdwood Ponies!!! We took 3 beautiful ponies to Sydney and returned home with a swag of ribbons and quite a few broadies too!

The star for us was Birdwood Country Belle, continuing her amazing season with 3 Champion ribbons! Her first for the weekend was in the Arabian Pony section on Saturday. She also placed 2nd in her Partbred APSB class. But on Sunday she really shone, starting the day with Champion Palomino in a quality line-up of pally's. She won her ridden Coloured Horse class also. Then she competed in her first ever Show Hunter class... and WON IT! Judge Sue-ellen Deane from Victoria said she was 'a perfect hunter, showing substance with elegance and quality'- high praise indeed! The judge backed-up her comments by giving Belle the Champion Led Show Hunter ribbon - a thrill for us all!!

Birdwood Rupert Bear had a wonderful show, beginning the weekend by winning his Riding Pony Gelding class and then being named Reserve Champion Riding Pony Gelding in a quality line-up of geldings. He continued his winning ways with his Arabian Pony and Part Welsh classes as well as a 3rd in the Australian gelding class. Sunday saw Rupert make his debut under saddle, calmly and expertly ridden by Miss Penny Whatman from Canowindra. They struck a beautiful bond together and we can't thank Penny enough for her effort and talent.

Not to be outdone by her stable-mates was Birdwood Bouquet, who is always a head-turner! Boo placed 1st in a large Part Welsh class, 1st in her Riding Pony class, 1st in the Partbred APSB mare class and was sashed Reserve Champion Partbred APSB Mare or Filly and was second to Belle in the Palomino mare! She was beautifully ridden by Penny in her saddle classes, for wins in the Novice and Intermediate Partbred APSB classes, and a wonderful 3rd in the Childs APSB. Penny and Boo made a lovely picture and it was wonderful to see her going so beautifully - again many thanks go to Penny!

Inaugural NSW State Gelding Show, Bathurst NSW - 25th October 2008

A small show with lots of lovely geldings, a credit to organisers!


Birdwood Rupert Bear was a star, winning Supreme Part Welsh and receiving the WPCS Medal! Well done Rupert. He was also Champion ASP, Champion Australian and Reserve Champion Arabian Pony.

Birdwood Prince of Thieves is really learning how to be a true show pony, with professional stands in all his classes and faultless workouts, we are very proud of Prince! He achieved Champion Arabian Derivative, Champion Riding Pony and Champion ASP Junior.


MORONGLA SHOW, 6th Oct 2008

Birdwood Country Belle has continued her winning ways at this Show, taking out the hotly contested Supreme Champion Arabian Derivative (after winning Champion Arabian Pony) and Supreme Coloured Exhibit (after winning Champion Palomino). As well as being Champion Partbred APSB. Thank you to Susan Langfield for leading her in some of these classes when I was announcing!

Other Birdwood Ponies deserving mention are-

Birdwood Prince of Thieves who continues his successful yearling season with a 1st in the Yearling Arab Riding Pony class and then Reserve Champion Arabian Riding Pony.

Birdwood Highlight who was successful in the Palomino Youngstock class and second in the Arabian Pony Yearling class.

Birdwood Bush Blossom who won her Arabian Pony class, her Partbred APSB Youngstock class, her Buckskin class and was Reserve Champion Buckskin!

Congratulations also to the team from Hawkebury Park Show Horses who had a very successful day with Hawkesbury Park Poetry and Birdwood Braveheart (both by Birdwood Bushranger), including wins in the Buckskin, Arabian Pony and ridden Show Hunter sections.

COWRA SHOW, 9 Sept 2008

Birdwood Stud attended Cowra Show and put on a wonderful display of coloured ponies! Birdwood Bush Blossom was 1st in the Led Buckskin class, with Emma Clarkes' Birdwood Gabrielle in close 2nd. Birdwood Bonanza was 1st in the Led Palomino Gelding class, followed by the Led Palomino Mare class which saw Birdwood Country Belle in 1st place and Birdwood Bouquet in 2nd place. B. Country Belle took out the Champion Coloured Horse title with B. Bonanza in Reserve Champion!

B. County Belle was also named Champion Led Arabian Derivative, won the Ridden Coloured Horse class.

Big Thank You's to Nikki Fallon from Canberra for jumping on board a very green B. Bouquet and having a go at the ridden events! A credible 4th in the Ridden Arabian and Ridden Coloured! And to Fiona Clarke for helping us all on the day as a strapper, holder and handler - much appreciated.

BARELLAN SHOW, 30 Aug 2008

We ventured down to Barellan Show, a first time for us - and what a GREAT little show! Definitely on the calendar again for us next year...

Birdwood Country Belle was sashed Champion Partbred APSB and Champion Arabian Derivative in some fabulous strong competition. She also took home the Champion Palomino ribbon. Unfortunately the weather turned nasty after lunch, and we decided not to risk riding a young horse in wet conditions so she did not compete under saddle.

Birdwood Prince of Thieves also had a great day placing 2nd in a strong Open class of Pony Geldings - not bad for an 11.2hh yearling! He was also 2nd in the Arabian Derivative Youngstock class.

Dressage Debut

Birdwood Country Belle has made her Dressage debut at the Young Dressage Association's August 24th Competition, attempting two tests. She placed 2nd in the Restricted Prelim 1.2 class and =4th in the Prep 4. A very pleasing first effort!


Foal Shows 2008

Morongla Foal and Youngstock Show - 25 May 2008

Foals exhibited were:

Birdwood Bonanza (left)- Res Ch Arabian Pony, Champ Palomino, 1st Partbred APSB Gelding and 1st Part Welsh Gelding


Birdwood Highlight - Res Ch Palomino, Res Ch ASP, 1st Arabian Pony Filly, 1st Partbred APSB Filly and 2nd Part Welsh Filly.

Birdwood Prince of Thieves (right)- shown by Emily Armistead: Best Presented Arabian Derivative and Riding Pony, 1st Arabian Riding Pony Gelding and 1st Riding Pony Gelding.

Youngstock exhibited were:

Birdwood Country Belle (left)- making her debut under saddle: 1st Ridden Coloured ne 14hh, 2nd Ridden Pony Breeds and 2nd Ridden Arabian Derivative ne 14hh. Led: Ch Palomino, Ch Partbred APSB, Ch ASP, 1st Riding Pony Filly 2&3 yrs and 2nd Arabian Pony Filly 2&3 yrs.

Birdwood Gabrielle - shown by Emma Clarke: Res Ch Buckskin, 2nd Partbred APSB, 2nd Part Welsh and 3rd Arabian Pony Filly 2&3 yrs.

Birdwood Bonanza (Dunelm Musician x Windsor Park Gem)


Western NSW Foal Show, Bathurst - 1st June 2008

Foals exhibited were:

Birdwood Bonanza (pic above)- Ch Palomino, Ch Partbred APSB, Ch ASP, Ch Arabian Pony and 2nd Riding Pony Gelding.

Birdwood Prince of Thieves (pic right)- Ch Riding Pony, 1st Arabian Riding Pony Gelding, 1st Arabian Derivative Gelding.

13th April 2008: More exciting pictures from Alex and Jenny O'Sullivan in Victoria!

If you ever needed proof that Birdwood ponies are more than just pretty faces, look no further than Birdwood Raffia competing at Pony Club and Open competitions Grade 4 Jumping. He has commenced some One Day Events and we can't wait to hear how he goes! Keep up the outstanding riding Alex and all the best from us at Birdwood...

December 7th: Well, Christmas has snuck up on us again. It is usually a time for us to have a break after a spring full of Showing and competition, but not this year!

With 2008 rapidly approaching, we look forward to starting the New Year fresh with enthusiasm and inspiration for the ponies who have missed so many opportunities to strut their stuff for everyone to see. We will be exhibiting a few ponies under saddle in the coming season, this will be a change for some of the ponies, as we have concentrated on our in-hand youngstock for the past few years. Look out for Birdwood Country Belle, Birdwood Bouquet and Birdwood Rupert Bear (above) !


A big GET WELL from all the Birdwood ponies and family goes to Sandy, after she slipped in wet muddy conditions and broke her ankle in 3 places!!! After a short stay in Orange Base Hospital and surgery (involving tie-wire, plates and screws!) she is now on the road to recovery, albeit getting very frustrated with not being able to go out and spend time with her ponies. Send her an email with your good wishes here and brighten her day!!

2007 Bathurst Foal Show

Congratulations to Birdwood Gypsy Girl on her debut show, winning all her classes: Arabian Pony Filly, Part APSB Filly, Part Welsh Filly, Saddle Pony and Palomino! As well as collecting the Reserve Champion award for Palomino, Partbred APSB, Part Welsh and Saddle Pony. Her sisters B. Dusty's Girl and B. Gabrielle and her 3/4 brother B. Rupert Bear would be very proud of her, following their winning ways!

2007 Morongla Foal Show

Birdwood Stud attended the 1st annual Morongla All Breeds Foal Show on May 27.

Birdwood Country Kisses (Dunelm Musician x Birdwood Golden BonBon) was sashed Supreme Arabian Derivative and Supreme Coloured Exhibit, as well as Reserve Champion Part APSB. She has proved she is quality enough to follow in the large hoof-prints of her sisters, B. Bouquet and B. Country Belle. Pictured with Judge Graham Smith.



Birdwood Jessie James (Dunelm Musician x Dripstone Jessica) was sashed Champion Australian Pony, Champion White Horse and Reserve Champion Part Welsh. Thanks to Dionne Arnold for her help in showing Jessie.

Birdwood Highwayman wins BEST PALOMINO GELDING at Sydney Royal, after winning the hotly contested Palomino Gelding under 14hh any age class.

Also placed a commendable 2nd in the Partbred APSB Gelding 3yrs & under, and 2nd in the Part Welsh Gelding 3 years & under.