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Starbuck Ponies was born in 2008 when I was given a miniature pony gelding called Smokey to keep my arabian gelding company.
I'd never had a miniature before and hadn't had much exposure to them, but Smokey quicky won my heart, and so Starbuck Pony Stud was born!
People tried to warn me that one won't be enough, and it's absolutely true!
*Please note: Many of the photos on this website are from professional photographers - Pollyanna Photography and Deltree Photography - and are therefore covered by Copyright.
Photographers permission must be given before removing images from this site.
Above: Stud stallion, Ambaura Apollo as a 5 year old - At the 2013 AMHS Bronze Medallion Show - Supreme Miniature Pony Exhibit!
Photo courtesy Deltree Photography
My ponies have been selected for type and temperament, and they are ALL important members of the family - ie: Furry Kids!
My ponies lead as natural-a-life as I can manager, even though they are shown they are allowed to be ponies, and I love mixing up what they do with the shows and things like trips to the beach - which they love!
I particularly love unusual markings - as you will see. Of course, a good horse is NEVER a bad colour .. and conformation above ANY colour! But it doesn't hurt to stand out a bit! After years of showing paints and pintos, I just love the broken coloured horses/ponies!
Below: Starbuck Saphira - 12 hours old- welcomed into the world by Vala (Pollyanna Photography)
Above: Newest member of the Starbuck Stud.... Starbuck Ion.
Right: Apollo and I at the 2012 MH & PE Nationals, where he was placed 1st in the Best Broken Coloured Jackpot, 1st in his Stallion Class and Reserve State Champion Stallion.
I have owned Apollo since he was about 15 months of age and he is just my baby. He has a cheeky but friendly personality and doesn't have a bad bone in his body. I feel privileged to own such a beautiful pony, and for me it was love at first sight.
(Photo Deltree Photography)
Right: Starbuck Silhouette
Betty was awarded 2nd at Sydney Royal 2015 for the second time in a roy!
Betty is owned by Emma Cooper of Deltree Miniatures and was beautifully prepared.
So proud of her!
Photo: Deltree Photography!
I have a strong emphasis on mare power, and believe that in order to breed quality foals, your mares should be of excellent breeding and type.
Pictured right - Beyond Blue Pandora, who has had an amazing show career as a filly and is now in foal to Glenelen Dynamite for a 2014 foal.
Photo right: Taken at Sydney Royal 2014
1st 3 year old filly!
Pandora has been retired for the rest of 2013 to enjoy being pregnant.
Above: Starbuck Silhouette (Betty) and Starbuck Saphira at the beach in early 2014
Fabulous photo by Deltree Photography!
Starbuck Celeste - Pic Right - after winning Grand Champion Mare/Filly at the AMHS Horse of the Year Show 2015.
She then went on to take out the Supreme Miniature Pony of the Year!
I am so proud of her, and so happy for her owners, Mike and Jocelyn as they have done an amazing job with her!
Photo : Tania Hobbs Photography
Me with one of my broodmares, Pomanoz Queen Bee - taken at Maitland Show 2015 where she was awarded Champion Appendix Pony Exhibit.
Mare power is a VERY important thing here, all our mares have been selected carefully for conformation, and personality.
Bee is heavily pregnant in this photo - if you're wondering!
Crazy Boots Photography
Below: Starbuck Ion with his dad, Nigel Burton, both taking a break at the Hawkesbury Twilight Show Jan 16
Right : One of our "Stars", Beyond Blue Pandora at the 2014 Northern Districts AMPS show.
This girl is one of my favourites and had a stunning filly to Glenelen Dynamite last season - see foals 2014
Pandora will be back in the ring in 2015
Starbuck Saphira - my yearling filly and I at the 2012 Allbreeds Youngstock Show at Hawkesbury Showground.
Right: Starbuck Smooth Criminal
"New kid on the block!"
Jackson is our up and coming colt, by Deltree Miniature's beautiful stallion Glenelen Dynamite, out of our foundation mare, Pomanoz Flashback.
Jackson has been well awarded in two shows, including a State and National Championship.
I have big plans for this little fellow!
Shown here in October 15 as a yearling
Nicky B Photography
Right : Starbuck Saphira (left) and Starbuck Sienna (right) 2 year old and 2 month old half sisters, enjoying the dam!
Left: Left to right
Starbuck Saphira, Starbuck Sienna and Charm Park Houdini