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International Visitors

Dawn Elliot - Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Hollybank Stud has had some visits from fellow welsh breeders and judges from overseas of late, it is always a privilege to be able to show them round the Stud.

Top L-R Daniel Harvey/Eagle Park Stud, Australia, Brian and Marlene Schroder (NZWPCS President) Maffodale Stud, Blenheim, Michael Gates/Cherrington Stud, Australia.

Bottom left - David James/Sianwood Stud, Wales, Gary LeBrocq/Torlyn Stud, Australia.

Bottom right - Wendy Trimble/Tooravale Stud, Australia.


Canterbury Judges Visit

Dawn Elliot - Friday, January 22, 2016

A few days after the Canterbury All Welsh Show we were delighted to have a stud visit from the Australian judges Janet Murphy of Keyi Stud and Anthony Deane of Llanfairbryn Stud, escorted by Shirley Bennett of Glendale Stud.  Once again, wonderful to have the chance to show off the rest of the ponies at the Stud to the visiting international judges.


Judges Visit

Dawn Elliot - Sunday, May 24, 2015

The day after the South Island Welsh Show Australian judges Darryl King from Victoria, and Kathryn Mitchell from Dalbrae Stud, Adelaide, along with Kathryn's mum Marlene Mitchell visited Hollybank Stud, escorted by our New Zealand Welsh Pony & Cob Society President Kevin Townsend. After the pony tour we all headed up to Terrace Downs for lunch, Kevin, Kathryn and Marlene then headed off to the airport while Darryl got taken on a local farm tour courtesy of Francis Royston. He then stayed the night, his chef skills came out and he cooked a lovely dinner for us all!


Visitors from the UK

Dawn Elliot - Sunday, November 30, 2014

Hollybank Stud was thrilled to have some visitors from the UK in November. Robert Parker-Jones who was the judge at Canterbury A&P Show and Christopher Littlewood spent a lovely sunny Sunday afternoon with us, offering lots of helpful advice and an enjoyable afternoon was had by all.


International Visitors

Dawn Elliot - Sunday, May 18, 2014

Hollybank Stud has recently welcomed some more visitors from across the ditch.  In January we had Jill, Megan and George Howe from Nawarrah Park Stud together with Di Aumann from Pemberton Stud in Victoria.  Then in February we were visited by Jenny and Wes Gardiner of Karanga Stud in Victoria, and Fiona and Jack Forge from Kimberley Park in New South Wales.  Pictured is Jill and Megan catching up with Nawarrah Park Lady's Man and Jenny with Karanga Lady Arabella.

Michael Gates of Cherrington Stud visits Hollybank

Dawn Elliot - Wednesday, January 23, 2013

On the 20th January 2013 Hollybank Stud enjoyed a visit from Michael Gates of Cherrington Stud in Australia, after performing his duties as one of the judges at the Canterbury All Welsh Show. Pictured from left Colleen and Charlotte Roberts, Michael and myself.


Visitors at Hollybank Stud

Dawn Elliot - Monday, January 07, 2013

In December 2011 Hollybank Stud was delighted to be visited by Megan Howe of the Nawarrah Park Stud in Australia, the breeders of Nawarrah Park Lady's Man. Megan is pictured re-acquainting herself with Lady's Man.