We haven't come up for air these past few weeks!
Things are moving fast at Shiprock Stud! Shiprock Darby is the second filly to sell this week.
Darby has been snapped up by a fantastic young competitive eventer based in Victoria. Darby was bestie with Amber and with both of them leaving the stud this week they will leave a hole in the heard an a gap in our hearts. We wish Darby well in with her eventing career.
On 15 November 2015, one of our favourite brood mares (Polly) presented us with a beautiful colt, which we named Shiprock Phoenix.
Last year Polly lost her colt, Shiprock Southern Cross, to a freak paddock accident, so we felt the name Phoenix was appropriate. This little fella is rising from the ashes of his late brother.
Phoenix is full brother to Shiprock Abbeygale and Shiprock King's Diamond. Here are photos of Abbey and Apollo so you can get an idea of how this little chap will look when he is matured.
Phoenix will be available for purchase when he is weaned at approximately 5 months old.
All of our foals are handled regularly from birth, so by the time they are weaned they lead well, are happy to have their feet picked up and trimmed, go on an off a float etc.
If a buyer has a particular training requirement we are always happy to accommodate. For example, the owner of Apollo, Zues and Mercury had specific requirements for the boys to be introduced to the water hose at a young age. No problem! We hosed those boys down on a regular basis and by the time they left here they were almost asking us for their daily hydrotherapy treatment!
Phoenix will be appear on the For Sale page shortly. If you are interested in securing this perfect little chap, please give us a call.
Our King's Gold Irish Sport Horse youngsters are proving to be very popular!
Since advertising our reduction sale, we have found perfect homes for:
Enquiries are coming in on a regular basis and we are always happy to spend time talking to anyone who shows an interest in King's Gold and his progeny.
We have a selection of ISH youngsters featuring in the reduction sale, from yearlings to rising 4 year olds going well under saddle.
We welcome pre-arranged visits to the stud, so if you fancy popping in to view our lovely ISH youngsters feel free to give us a call.
If you'd like to talk to an existing Shiprock Baby owner to get their opinion, we can put you in touch with a selection of our Shiprock Alumini members!
Our beloved Amber (Shiprock Queen of Diamonds) is the latest of our babies to move to a new home.
Amber caught the eye of a lovely lady who lives in New South Wales who came to the stud for a visit a few weeks ago. Jannine instantly connected with Amber, which is not very hard to do I'll admit. Amber is such a loveable young horse.
We are super pleased that Jannine chose Amber and we look forward to having regular updates from Jannine.
Welcome to the Shiprock Stud Alumni Jannine!!!
Shan and Graham Fleming are the proud owners of Shiprock Stud. With an unmentionable amount of horses at the stud, their days are never boring.
"There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man"
"Go hug your horse. Someone probably loved a mare and carefully chose a sire. Someone devoted their life to a stallion they believed in. Someone chose to help mares make babies for a living. Someone sat up all night for who knows how long to help your horse into the world and someone kissed that wet nose. Someone put on the first halter, picked up the first hoof. Gave the first bath and tightened the first girth. It took a lot of hearts to carry your horse to you. They gave many moments of their lives, many breaths, many stomped toes and broken boards. Hug your horse for them..... they did it believing in your horse's future, so make it a good one"