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 2018 and also our new Facebook page "Beulah Farmstay and Campground" where you can bring your horse and camp.
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
We are now the proud owners of 3 Highland ponies, Rosemarkie Cleo, Woodview Park Hector, a lovely yellow dun gelding and Harridene, a mouse dun gelding who is excelling in driven work with champions at his first driving show in chains and slide. They are a wonderful quiet breed and a joy to work with
We now have our Farmstay and Campground up and running, bookings available through YouCamp.com on the following link - https://youcamp.com/view/beulah
We offer camping holidays on several lovely shady sites on the river or the creek, BYO horse and enjoy a holiday away with your four legged friends. Contact us for more information. We will have our "Peach Tree Cottage" available for the Xmas holidays 2017. Enjoy a farm tour and see our favourite farm animals.