Thank you visiting my stud!

 

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:  Starbuck Ion.


 Above: Vala welcomes a newborn Saphira into the world (Pollyanna Photography)
 


Below: 2 years later Bickie welcomes Sienna into the world! (Deltree Photography)



 

 


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. 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)


 

Mare Power! 

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!








 

Above: Starbuck Ion - 2017 - Out in Harness now!!!


 

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


 


 

 

Right : One of our "Stars", Beyond Blue Pandora at the 2014 Northern Districts AMPS show.


 

Deltree Photography


 

 

 

 

Starbuck Saphira - my yearling filly and I at the 2012 Allbreeds Youngstock Show at Hawkesbury Showground.

Deltree Photography


 





Right and below : Photos taken 15th Dec 2013 - during a lovely warm sunny day.


Right : Starbuck Saphira (left) and Starbuck Sienna (right) 2 year old and 2 month old half sisters, enjoying the dam!


 

I love seeing the ponies so healthy and happy! What a lovely life they must have!
Left: Left to right
Starbuck Saphira, Starbuck Sienna and Charm Park Houdini
Below: Mares and Geldings resting in the shade at Starbuck!