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July 2018

Posted by Carole Phillips on July 13, 2018 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Time for an update!

The stud has taken a slight change of direction due to my long time fascination with mushroom coloured shetlands.
I have followed them for years in The UK and Europe and have known that a rare number of our Australian shetland ponies also appeared to be this colour. They are all descendants of Avening Fagus IMP, a son of Avening Jupiter, a known mushroom carrier in the UK.
See for lots of information.
After searching high and low, we now have five mushroom ponies and several mushroom carriers and are very excited about breeding these beautiful coloured and rare ponies. 
We are adding tobiano to our breeding program with the purchase of two lovely tobiano small shetland mares that we are planning to sent to out mushroom stallions in the near future.
We have two mares due to foal this season, one will be mushroom one will be chestnut tobiano. Can't wait to see what they are!
Hoping to get out beautiful yearling mushroom colt out this show season as well, now that I can run again after my surgery. :)

April 2017

Posted by Carole Phillips on April 28, 2017 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

After a four year break we have two gorgeous foals born this year. 
Both born on 21/11/2016 within a few hours of each other!
Torvista Blue Jay, a quality liver chestnut colt, by Carnwath Champagne out of Kanimbla Bubbles and Torvista Pearl, a gorgeous mushroom filly, by The Golden Meadow Jack out of Kanimbla Bubblegum. 

We are also expecting two foals later in 2017.

Torvista Imperial Elegance (Possum Hollow Laird's Glory x Bessie Creek Mimosa and 
Torvista Bella (St Helena Karat x St Helena Brown) have been running with The Golden Meadow Jack.
Can't wait for these foals. They will be very special and very carefully planned foals.

Torvista Jax and Torvista Titan have gone to the most amazingly wonderful and loving homes. We will miss them, but are delighted to know that they are in such great and long term homes. 

June 2015

Posted by Carole Phillips on June 11, 2015 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

We have been having a break from breeding for the past two years but will be running a couple of very special mares with a couple of very special stallions for 2016 foals. We are very excited about this very limited and unique breeding program for colour, temperament and type. Can't wait! :)

September 2014

Posted by Carole Phillips on September 17, 2014 at 8:20 PM Comments comments (0)

I can't believe that it has been so long since I updated my website again! :/

Due time time constraints I am not currently breeding any foals or showing my ponies much.

I am having a break after about 15 years and in future will be only breeding one or two very special and carefully selected foals.

I am concerned about  the number of unfortunate ponies being sold through the saleyards and ungelded colts being made available to backyard breeders.

I am also concerned that undesirable faults such as cryptorchidism, malaligned and overcrowded mouths, poor temperament, dwarfism, locking patellas, weak hocks etc,. are being overlooked in the quest for that really great show winner.

I don't have any of these faults in my breeding stock and will continue to be very careful not to introduce it into my bloodlines. 

I only made it to two shows last year, with Torvista Calypso and was very proud of his results.

Torvista Calypso was awarded Supreme 8.2h & u. Shetland Exhibit at the Victorian APSB Stud Show  and also Reserve Champion Stallion at Yea.

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Carole Phillips :)

June 2013

Posted by Carole Phillips on June 9, 2013 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (0)

I can't believe that is has been so long since I updated my website!

We only had one foal born this season, Torvista Esperanza,a gorgeous chestnut tobiano filly with a flaxen mane and tail by Domino Downs Caremel Bear' n' Cream out of Jiminy Carousel who we are retaining at stud.

I am having a break from breeding this year due to my hip surgery and am looking forward to next year's show season and also riding my Welsh cob now that I am mobile again.

I went to two shows this season.

First was the Small Shetlands Promo Group's Autumn Show where my 2 year old colt Torvista Shadowhunter was awarded Supreme Miniature Pony and Champion 8.2h & u. Shetland Colt or Stallion.

He also won the Shetland Colt 8.2h & u. Foal Futurity

Our second show was The Dandenong Scottish Heritage Day Foal Show where Torvista Esperanza was awarded Champion Miniature filly foal and won the Shetland filly n.e. 7.2h class.

I am very proud of them both.


May, 2012

Posted by Carole Phillips on May 1, 2012 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)

The foals are about to be weaned and their long suffering Mothers will be turned out onto the lovely grass at the farm for a well earned rest.

The Autumn Shetland Show at Juravon Park on the 29th of April was a great success.

Spargo Creek Jasper was Champion 8.2hh & under Shetland Stallion and Reserve Champion Miniature Pony Stallion.

Torvista Shadowhunter was 2nd in the 8.2hh & under Shetland Yearling Colt, Miniature Pony Yearling Colt and Piebald Coloured classes.

Now for the foal shows!


March 2012

Posted by Carole Phillips on March 10, 2012 at 5:55 AM Comments comments (0)

We had a great time at the APSB Stud Show and are really proud of our ponies. Spargo Creek Jasper won his stallion class and Torvista Shadowhunter was 2nd to Kerralie's lovely Darley Wesley

I only had time to take one pony to Foster Show. Spargo Creek Jasper won his class and was awarded Champio Stallion or Colt.

The foals are growing fast and we are beginning their training.




January 2012

Posted by Carole Phillips on January 14, 2012 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Happy New Year!

We are delighted to announce that we have had four foals born this season. Two colts and two fillies that all display the quality and lovely friendly temperaments that we are striving for at this stud. Please see them on our Foals 2011 page.


September 2011

Posted by Carole Phillips on September 17, 2011 at 7:00 AM Comments comments (0)

We are delighted to have the lovely Toy Image Give Me Five back at our stud after 12 months away.

Jimmy as we know him will be a great asset to us as he is a grandson of Shanusti Dane and  a great grandson of Laurelwood Jeronimo on both sides of his pedigree. We will use him over his first mares this season and can't wait for his first foals. We would love to get him out into the show ring again as well but unfortunately doubt that we will find the time to do so.

Spargo Creek Jasper won Supreme 8.2hh and under Shetland at the Small Shetland 8.2hh and under APSB Promotional Group's first Autumn Show at Juravon Park, Melton on 1 May, 2011. Well done Jasper you are such a pleasure to own!

We have four foals due this year by four different stallions so we are excited to see what our lovely girls produce.

Foals are due from November onwards.

We also bought a pony sulky and pvc harness and are looking forward to harness breaking a couple of our geldings soon.

We are also lucky to have purchased two lovely APSB / AMPS geldings that we hope to show later this season if we get time. One is black pinto and the other a chestnut with light mane and tail and they are both have the sweetest temperaments.



January 2011

Posted by Carole Phillips on January 16, 2011 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (0)

We had our last foal born on the 26th of November 2010. A gorgeous palomino pinto filly!  We are absolutely delighted with her and the quality of all of our foals this season.

We braved the elements and decided to go to the Victorian APSB Stud Show at Bendigo on the 15th of January. I had changed my mind about 20 times because of the appalling weather conditions but decided to just take one pony for the day instead of camping for our usual 2 nights. I missed the fun that we usually have when we stay, but it was really lovely catching up with everyone on the day.

Spargo Creek Jasper got Reserve Champion Junior Colt! I was very proud of him as he is a delight to handle and show. I am also really proud of his results this year from very limited outings. :)