Peter and Anne Ryan began breeding ponies many years ago, eventually purchasing our delightful Section A Welsh Mountain pony , Roseraie Masquerade, to lead our breeding programme. Our stud began as "Meadowvale" Welsh ponies, and you will see these ponies today as childrens leading rein and ridden, in studs and as broodmares. our ponies are dual registered Welsh or Part Welsh and APSB, some are able to be registered with Dilute societies, with many being dun or buckskin.
We have spent a lifetime with horses, Peter growing up with heavy horses and Anne with driving trotters and ponies, both of us using stock horses for farm work. We both grew up in an era when heavy horses still worked the farm and Peter enjoys driving his heavy horses now, both in show and for enjoyment.
The name "Woodview Park" is in honour of Peter's family farm and roots at Woodview via Casino on the northern rivers of NSW, where his Irish family settled in the late 1800s. In 2013 we decided to change our stud name to Woodview Park and will continue to breed quality native ponies under that prefix. Our ponies are known for their wonderful temperament , excellent type and bone and athe ability to adapt to either riding or driving. During the last few years we have begun to specialise in carriage driving ponies, our ponies will have competed at local shows, attended carriage driving club Rallys and pleasure outings. They will be suitable for the show ring or enjoyable drives with family and friends. As youngster, our ponies are exposed to all the noise and experiences of a working farm, vehicles and dogs, other horses in harness and long country drives.
We handle our foals from birth and they continue to learn the basics right up until we break them in our our farm, ready to go out into the world and give their new owner the pleasure of driving. We prefer to break in and train ourselves, then we know we have a pony with a good, soft mouth, good manners and an adaptable mind. We have had drivers from as young as 7yrs to 70yrs driving our ponies, safely and with confidence.
We enjoy teaching basic carriage driving for pleasure, and in the near future , will offer lessons and Farmstay/Tuition on our new farm in NSW. You will be able to have a day of lessons, followed by an escorted , relaxing pleasure drive in the countryside combined with a lovely picnic lunch and good company. Keep watching this page for details for our opening in early 2015 and also our new Facebook page dedicated to our ponies.
Current Events & News from the farm
* Check our our "For Sale " page, to see what we have available at the moment -,ponies, several items for sale,
HIGHLAND PONY ALERT
Relocation of the stud and the beginning of our Farmstay & Pleasure Driving...... In 2015 we moved to NSW , a huge undertaking where we relocated the entire farm, stock and stud. So , watch this space for more news.........
*We are delighted to increase our Highland pony numbers, Cleo has a colt - Hector, and we are negotiating with Sue Jarman from Rosemarkie Stud to buy more Highland mares. Peter has purchased a lovely purebred gelding from Lee Bartholomew, Harridene will join us to learn farmwork and carriage driving. In the future, our Highlands will be ridden as stock horses for use in our hilly country and driven for lessons and farm work
Our new Highland mare Rosemarkie Cleo , who foaled to Rosemarkie Archer ,she has settled in well at our stud. Thanks to Sue Jarman of Bolivia, Tenterfield for this lovely mare. We will be rebreaking her to saddle when her foal is weaned this year.
For Sale to excellent home only, Nutmeg's 2014 foal, Woodview Park Noddy, aged 5mths and weaning now . He is taught to tie up and lead, wash, stable with mum or mates. Friendly sweet little fellow who will mature around 10 hh , super solid build, suit carriage driving. See his mum Nutmeg in the gallery photos in harness, he will excel at harness with his darling temperament. Absolute sweetie, $600 ono
Above left Woodview Park Wally ( for sale now or broken to harness later). Wally is Annabelles full brother. And above right, Woodview Park Murphy, who will join our show team and school ponies when he is mature .