Bethesda horse stud, is a small family run stud located in the Central Goldfields of Victoria, Australia. Our aim is to breed the best Drum Horses and Shire Horses. We want to be breeders of horses with excellent conformation and movement, and fantastic temperaments that will excel in harness and under saddle, with a focus on quality rather than quantity.
As breeders we have always loved the heavy horses and after much searching, decided to focus on breeding excellent quality Drum Horses with our Clydesdale horses and Shire Horses, as well as breeding Gypsy Cob crosses.
Our horse breeding program currently consists of a range of mares including three Clydesdale mares, one Shire mare, a Thoroughbred and one pony.
We have used the Gypsy Cob stallion “The Minstrel” during the last two seasons to our Clydesdale mares and the last season to our Thoroughbred and pony mares. This season will see the introduction of the Gypsy Cob stallion Tom of Brackenhill (owned by Surrey Springs) into our breeding program.
We have decided to keep our first coloured Drum Horse colt as he is just one of a kind and will be a major assett to our breeding program in the coming years. He will be standing at stud in 2011 to a limited number of outside services. Chilled semen will be available this season and the possibility of frozen in coming seasons. Contact April for more information More photos of Eli may be viewed here.
Each year, we will offer a limited number of quality Drum Horses for sale, as well as other quality cross-breds. At the moment, one of our Drum Horses is for sale – Amadeus, a bay gelding. Our Drum Horse filly, Noell recently sold to a farm in Queensland.
View photos of our brood mares and foals, along with some of the horses that are for sale in the photo gallery.
If you have any questions about Drum Horses, or would like to enquire about purchasing one of the horses we have for sale, please do not hesitate to contact us as we would be happy to assist with any queries you may have on any of the horses we have at Bethesda horse stud.
Mick and April Low
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New Gallery added
August 10, 2011
A new gallery of photos of the Drum Horses, Clydesdales and Shires taken when me moved them all around into different paddocks.
New Gallery added
July 21, 2011
A new gallery of photos of the Drum Horse Foals at feed time that we took yesterday afternoon. They are a bit hairy and muddy
April 6, 2011
The other day, I opened the laneway gate so Eli could wander down and graze in the back paddock. It was almost dark when i finally got to checking him and he hadn’t come home yet. I went to see where he was and he had gone down into the gully for a drink and kept walking along the gully into the neighbour’s paddock. (We didn’t realise that the fence had washed away with the rain in the January floods). By the time I got to him, there was almost no light left and …
Read the rest of Eli’s Adventure here
Royal Melbourne Horse Show
January 19, 2011
Eli, our drum horse colt yearling, will be competing at Royal Melbourne Show this Saturday morning in the Gypsy derivative class. Drop by and say G’day if you are there. We’d love to see you.
Eli wins APSB class
January 16, 2011
We went to the APSB Victorian stud show today. Eli (drum horse colt yearling) won 1st in the partbred Gypsy Cob class and Champion partbred Gypsy Cob. Noell (drum horse filly yearling) won 3rd in the same class. We forgot to take our camera, so hopefully we will get some photos from some of the people who were taking them during the show and put them up shortly. Eli is pictured (right) trotting around the ring.
See more photos of the Drum Horses competing