Welcome to Silverthorn
Australian Stock Horse Stud
Gloucester, NSW, Australia
Welcome, we are Paul and Julie Wardell and we hope you enjoy browsing our website.
We are situated in the Gloucester Tops on the Gloucester River, in a beautiful valley that runs from river to mountain tops.
A beef cattle property with country so steep that
cattle-work is a difficult task but is efficiently achieved from the backs
of our reliable Australian Stock Horses (ASH), enabling us to produce
sure-footed, easy going mounts that earn us our living every day. These
same horses, without missing a beat, are shown in high level ASH
competitions most weekends, after the week’s work is done.
We pride ourselves on the excellent bloodlines that
our horses carry, and enjoy breeding, raising, showing and breaking-in our
youngsters and seeing them excel in whatever discipline their ultimate
Our own show team has its share of success in the
led, hack, working and campdraft arena which we feel reflects on the
choices we have made in the selection of our breeding stock. Our aim is
always to produce a line of horses that are sound, easy going, good
minded, and of consistently uniform type.
We feel our long-term breeding programme is on track with the pleasing outcomes of matings by our past and present stallions to daughters and sisters of our foundation sire Montcalm Luke. Silverthorn Shotgun, one of the last sons of Montcalm Luke, has produced some quality foals over the last two years and we are looking forward to getting these young horses out and under saddle.
Our broodmare base is such that we can say ".....this is the mother, grandmother, or great-grandmother of so many of our horses .....". It is very satisfying to watch the progeny of these wonderful heritage bred mares whose bloodlines can be traced back to pre 1830, succeeding at the very most elite levels.
Sydney Royal Show 2003, Knights Jugaby, Paul Wardell, Silverthorn Carbine,
Anna Keys and Silverthorn Danny Boy.
Our Home - "Fairview"
Currently we are offering two stallions at stud:
Additional to the breeding and showing facets of our business. Paul runs regular training and horsemanship clinics. For outside horses we also offer breaking-in, training and re-training and show and sale preparation. See our Training Page for more details.
Our byline "From the high country ... to the main arena" - truly evokes who we are and what we do.