Willowby Australian Stock Horse Stud

The Premier Stud for NZ-bred Australian Stock Horses
and Horsemanship Training

Keith and Karen Harrison have owned, bred, and trained Australian Stock Horses for over 20 years.

Keith and Karen Harrison
Keith and Karen Harrison

Their Australian Willowby stud - based at their western Victorian farm of Willatook Park - has been associated with well-grown, well-bred, prepared yearlings for the Annual Fountain of Youth Yearling Sale held in Tamworth, associated with the National Australian Stock Horse Show.

Both Keith and Karen are available to provide New Zealand riders with horsemanship training in a range of disciplines.

For beginner or intermediate riders wishing to enter the Stockman's Challenge and other challenge competitions, take advantage to learn from Karen and Keith's years of experience.

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Horsemanship training
horsemanship training

Since returning to New Zealand in 2017, Keith and Karen are involved with the Australian Stock Horse Society through its New Zealand branch, and actively promote the Australian Stock Horse breed in NZ.

Willowby Excelarator

Probably their most successful horse to date is Willowby Excelarator, boasting credits including:

  • Open Campdraft winner;
  • Open Challenge winner;
  • Sydney Royal winner.

Willowby aims to continue to produce quality horses suitable for all levels of competition, with the expectation of similar excellent results.

The latest mare in the breeding program is Ramblinvale Susie (imp Aus), a 14.3 hh Australian Stock Horse mare by Rambler KD Acres (Acres Destiny).

Trained by Karen, she boasts wins and numerous placings in led, hack, dressage and at the Melbourne Royal Show.

Imported to NZ, she has now presented the stud with Henry, a gorgeous colt by Berragoon Immaculate (imp Aus) a 15.2hh Australian Stock Horse.

Henry is proving to be a delight - quick to learn when in training, and with a playful nature. He is a real dude!

Henry with Ramblinvale Susie

Henry with Ramblinvale Susie

Attards Elegance

Congratulations to the new owners of Attards Elegance.

This fine black Stock Horse mare was imported from Australia in May 2020, after a long waiting time due to restricted flights during the pandemic.

Since arriving in NZ she has been trained by Keith, and has now been sold to Australian Stock Horse breeders and horse riders Steve and Ngaire Bryant.

We are sure she will be an asset to their Te Kowhai Australian Stock Horse Stud.

Willowby Acres of Gold - Fountain of Youth Sale 2016

Willowby Ramblin Ace – Sydney Royal winner, Champion Small Hack

Willowby Ramblin James (L) and Willowby Excelarator ( R) at the 2014 yearling sale Tamworth

The Willowby K brand

The Willowby Brand

Willowby's "K" brand reflects a high standard in horsemanship training and stock horse breeding.

Well-known throughout the Australian Stock Horse community, the Willowby brand is increasingly-familiar to New Zealand riders.

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Willowby Australian Stock Horses is proudly a member of the Australian Stock Horse Society, New Zealand Branch.

The Branch warmly welcomes Stock Horse riders of any ability level from throughout New Zealand.