The Victorian Clydesdale Horse Society

Victorian Clydesdale Horse Society


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L for Leather

Brian Pinches | 365 Old Melbourne Rd, Traralgon, Victoria, Australia 3844

Mobile 0418 744 253

I manufacture harnesses mainly for draught horses to work with – to suit Clydesdales, Percheron horses, Shire horses and Australian draught horses, to other draught horse breeds.

We stock and manufacture mainly workhorse harnesses and horse collars.

Wiltshire's Horse Works

Noel Wiltshire | 5217 Murray Valley Highway, Kotupna, Victoria 3638

Phone (03) 5867 3224


Wiltshire’s Horse Works is a family business that cares, quality matters and it's our passion.

Based in Northern Victoria, we manufacture and import top-quality heavy and light horse harnesses using the finest Australian and American leather or synthetic materials.  We have in stock collars to fit horses, mules, donkeys and ponies, as well as stocking other horse-related products.

We back our top-quality products with expert knowledge acquired from a lifetime spent working with all breeds of horses in harnesses and under saddle.

For more information please contact Noel on 03 58 673 224 ( if no answer please leave a message)

Or email

Dreamscope Photography

Kathryn Potemspki | Truganinia 3029

Mobile 0408 513 811

Proud sponsor of the Werribee Heavy Horse Festival.

Capturing the essence of rural life for over three decades, Kathryn has been the proud sponsor of the Werribee Heavy Horse Festival for 14 years and has made many friends and documented the stories of country folk across Victoria. With two published nature books and special edition features on Clydesdales and Heavy horses, Kathryn of Dreamscope Photography specializes in family portraits, equine shows, and unforgettable snapshots of life on country roads. Her stunning photography reveals the heart and soul of the people and animals that make rural Victoria so special.

Shady Snaps

Shady Snaps | not available 


Proud sponsor of the Werribee Heavy Horse Festival

My life has been viewed through a camera lens for as long as I can remember. With thousands of photos documenting every moment, friends and family have always encouraged me to pursue photography. So when it came time to name my business, I knew it had to pay homage to my beloved dog Shady. Now, I capture the world through my lens as a hobby while working full-time as a mom to my beautiful family Photography and animals are my passions.


Rod Lakin | Not available

Proud supporter and sponsor of the Commonwealth Clydesdale Horse Society Victoria
An avid photographer with an eye for Clydesdales, Rob Lakin has been capturing our magnificent heavy horses for over 30 years. Honoured with a Distinguished Service Award at the 2016 Annual General Meeting. Rob has dedicated countless hours to photographing Clydesdales at the Royal Melbourne Show, Foal Show, and Heavy Horse Festival, creating a comprehensive visual history for the Clydesdale Horse Society of Victoria. His stunning images showcase these gentle giants in all their glory, preserving special moments for the club and its members. With a lifelong passion for Clydesdales, Rob's photographs tell the story of these majestic animals and the people who love them.

Aarunga Clydesdales

Andrew Marriott | Benalla, VIC 3672 Australia

Phone Andrew 03 5762 6722


More than half a century of breeding and showing top quality Clydesdales in hand and harness. Enquiries welcome

Ardmona Clydesdales

Peter & Deborah Allen | Yarragon, Vic 3823

Mobile 0448 529 456

The success of the horses that Peter has broken in and trained for himself and others in the "show ring" and for "just out and about" is all the recognition Peter needs.
If you require your horse to be broken in please contact us. 

Avonberry Clydesdales

Julie Barber | Walla Walla, NSW 2659

Mobile 0428 572 841

Enjoying Recreating History Driving her pair of Clydesdales in the Walla Walla 150th Street Parade.

Julie is continuing on the Avonberry Stud, started in 1923 by MF Barber and Sons, then by her father Ivor Barber. Julie is passionate about passing on knowledge to the younger generation to help keep the Clydesdale a part of living history.

Bellellen Rise Clydesdales

Michelle Fricker | Alexander Rd, Bellellen VIC 3381 Australia

Mobile 0422134188

Bellellen Rise Rain Maker CCHS 9365 Life Cert eeAA17 Hands. Sire Weetreeda Lord Oscar Dam Berry Downs Rocksanne .Available for live cover or AI Conditions Apply

Ben-Koi Clydesdale Stud

Mrs Margaret and Shirley & Noel Filbay and Kerlin | 100 Clarendon St Drysdale, Vic 

Mobile 0447 513 010

The family run Ben-Koi Clydesdale Stud has produced over 40 registered horses since it started in 1975. Notable successful Champions are;

Ben-Koi Sydney
- 2017 National Clydesdale & Heavy Horse Supreme Champion Harness Exhibit and Tradesman's Turnout. Sydney was exhibited by family member, Roz Bardsley with help from the family.

Ben-Koi Spitfire
- 2017, 2018 & 2019 Champion Gelding exhibited by Russell March at the Royal Adelaide Autumn Breed Show

Ben-Koi Ferguson - 2019 Royal Melbourne Show Champion Clydesdale driven in long reins exhibited by Robert Chmielinski. Also winning the Australian Long Reining Championship at the National Clydesdale & Heavy Horse Festival in 2019.

Young stock are available for sale and enquiries are welcomed.

Box Valley

Peter & Eileen Jorgensen | Murtoa East, VIC 3390

Phone 03 5385 5002

The Stud was established in 1927. Peter and Eileen continue to produce quality Clydesdales synonymous with the Box Valley reputation. Enquiries welcome.

Carinya Clydesdale Stud

Tony & Donna Ronzio | 1152 Bolinda Darraweit Roads
Darraweit Guim
Victoria 3756 

Mobile 0437100 599

The Carinya Clydesdale stud has shown and produced Royal Melbourne Show Champions. They are standing Warralinga Monty Reg 7880 at stud and welcome enquiries

Coolibah Ridge Clydesdales

Dave & Nicola Martin | Gowrie Junction, QLD 4352

Mobile Dave 0402 224 306 Nicola 0403 546687

Home of the 2019 QLD Junior Championships Supreme 2 & 3 yrold,
                              " Coolibah Ridge Jennah"

Dave and Nicola breed, show and work their clydesdales and welcome enquiries.

Famously, their 3 horse team, Lavereen Banjo & Clement and Coolibah Ridge Sam have become part of the silo art trail in Victoria near Benalla.  The Goorambat silo art painting of the team is visually imposing and a great tribute to the Clydesdale Horse. 

Darkmoor Shires & Clydesdales

Cai Thomas | Gundaroo 2620 NSW

Mobile +61 401 476 194

Breeders of quality Shire & Clydesdale horses. Also a supplier of woodflour, rafia & leg whitener

Duneske Clydesdales

Ian & Joan Stewart-Koster | Peranga, QLD 4352

Phone 07 4692 8292
Mobile 0407 928 292

The Duneske Clydesdale is bred for quality and temperament. The Duneske Clydesdales are successfully shown in hand, ridden classes and worked.

Earlsfield Clydesdale Stud

Noel & Wendy Jones | 255 Fowler Rd, Broxburn, QLD 4356

Mobile 0427 965 393 or 0427 580 289

Noel & Wendy breed, show and drive their Earlsfield Clydesdales. Find them on Facebook.
Enquiries invited.

Elemer Clydesdales

Erin & Elizabeth Lewis |
3728 Remembrance Drive, Bargo, NSW 2574

Mobile Erin 0416 820 322 & Liz 0423 884 780

The Most Versatile Clydesdale Stallion in Australia

Elemer Clydesdales proudly stand at stud their Clydesdale  Stallion, Jeanal Summer Solstice reg 9144.
His performance record excels in hand, under saddle and in harness, traditional vehicle or show cart.

Euron Gulla Clydesdales

Ian Feldtmann | 595 Thomas Rd
Major Plains
Victoria 3725

Mobile 0427 503 142

Euron Gulla Clydesdales are by top quality sires from Aarunga and Valmont sires. Also standing  a stallion at stud. Enquiries invited.

Haylands Clydesdale Stud

Barbara & Denia Ford & Gilheany | Colglenn625 Holden RdDiggers Rest 3427Victoria

Phone 03 97401281
Mobile 0525 111 570

The Haylands Clydesdale Stud was established in 1953 by Hugh Barrie. His daughter, Barbara and grandaughter, Denia are continuing to breed and show Haylands Clydesdales. Their stallion, Haylands Souvenir carries quality bloodlines of the founding sire, Valletta Flash Prince, tracing back to the imported stallion, Flashdale, brought out from Scotland in the early 1920's. Enquiries and visitors are welcome.

Lowan Vale Clydesdales

Ian & Lynette Fritsch | Mount Gambier SA 5290

Phone 08 8724 9286
Mobile 0408 036 373

              Lowan Vale has produced Royal Champions in hand and harness.

Lynette and Lowan Vale Elaenor made history in 2006 as the first females to win the Supreme Champion Tradesman/Delivery Horse event at the Royal Melbourne Show beating the traditionally male dominated event. In 2019 their home bred mare, Lowan Vale Lady Anne, won the Supreme Clydesdale title & Champion mare at the Royal Adelaide Autumn Breed Show. 
Enquiries invited.

McMurchie Clydesdales

Colin & Karen Brown | "Sunny Ridge" Mandurama, NSW 2792

Phone 02 6367 4741

"Maintaining Quality and Tradition for Future Generations"

Colin and Karen have imported stallions from Scotland over the years to continue to improve the quality and broaden the gene pool of their studs progeny. McMurchie Clydesdales have achieved success in the showring, Royal and country shows. Currently standing at stud is Millisle Garlieston (IMP) and Aarunga Fraser. Enquiries are most welcome.

Narioka Clydesdales

Bill & Graeme Mahncke | Picola, Vic 3639

Phone Bill 03 5869 1248 Graeme 03 5869 1332

Bill and his family aim to keep the Clydesdale a part of living history and to uphold the quality of the clydesdale breed. Enquiries welcome.

Oscarville Clydesdale Stud

Paul & Lisa Cooper | 1235 Silverdale Rd, Werombi NSW 2570

Phone 02 465 31550

Paul & Lisa welcome visitors and enquiries. Standing an imported and Australian bred stallions and breeding quality stock. Young stock are available for sale.

Rick Talbot Clydesdales

Rick Talbot | Kotupna 3638 Victoria, Australia

Mobile 0499 910 242

Keeping tradition alive is Rick Talbot's passion. With the help of a team of friends, Rick travels his team of 8 Clydesdales and proudly parades them at events such as Corryong Man from Snowy River Festival, Echuca Steam Rally, Moora Working Draught Horse Muster, Barellan Working Clydesdales, Churchill Island, Yarra Valley Draught Horse Festival & Korumburra Draught Horse Festival also including working demonstrations.

Sandy Creek Clydesdale Stud

Matthew & Jaimie Thompson | Maldon, Victoria 3463

Mobile 0401 244 438

Our boutique stud prides itself on our breeding and training programs to offer exceptional quality Clydesdales. We have sold Australia wide and exported to asa far as the Philippines and Indonesia. Enquiries welcome. 

Taloumbi Lodge Clydesdales

Robert & Thelma Ronzio | 29 Shaws Drive, Romsey, Vic 3434

Phone 03 5429 5810

The Taloumbi Lodge Clydesdale Stud has achieved Champion Royal Show success in hand and harness.

In 2016 Taloumbi Lodge Flash Grace, exhibited by their son, Tony Ronzio, was awarded Champion Mare at the Royal Melbourne Show. Robert and Thelma were keen harness exhibitors at the Royal Melbourne Show. In 2000 they won the Reserve Champion Harness Clydesdale award with Haylands Masterstroke.

Robert and Thelma are heavily involved with the Commonwealth Clydesdale Horse Society. Robert is President of both the CCHS Federal and Victorian Branch and Thelma has been recognised for her long standing services to the Victorian Branch with a Distinguished Service Award in 2014.

Robert and Thelma welcome enquiries and encourage new members.

Terra-Lyn Clydesdales

Terri & Geoff Butler & Peters | 950 Longford-Loch Sport Rd, Dutson, Vic 3851

Mobile 0428 460 847

Terri and Geoff are passionate about breeding, showing and driving their Clydesdales. Their colt foal Terra-lyn Remi won Champion Foal at the 2019 Dandenong Scottish Heritage Day and their young mare, Terra-Lyn Maddison was awarded Reserve Champion Clydesdale driven in long reins at the Royal Melbourne Show. Terri successfully competes in harness with Fernshade Zachery. Well handled young stock are available for sale and enquiries are welcome.

The Clydesdale Horse Society of New Zealand (Inc)

Gareth Pryce | The Secretary, Gareth Pryce, 4016 Mokau Road, RD48, Urenui 4378 NZ

Phone 64 027 2725644

Clydesdale Horse Society of New Zealand History

On the 1st June 1911, an advertisement in the Otago Daily Times invited breeders, and others interested in Clydesdale horses, to attend a meeting to be held in the offices of the Otago A&P (Agricultural and Pastoral) Society in Dunedin, Otago. Here it was resolved “That it was desirable to form a Clydesdale Horse Society for New Zealand ... the question to be further considered at Winter Show time in August.”

Letters were sent to all the leading A&P societies in the country and a formal meeting held in Dunedin on 2 August of the same year. This was attended by breeders from all over New Zealand and as a result the Clydesdale Horse Society of the Dominion of New Zealand (Incorporated) was formed, rules were formulated, and the first officers, forming a Society Council, were elected.

The Society’s first Stud Book was published in 1914 with a total of 2,052 entries, a number of animals being entered retrospectively to make the pedigree record as full as possible. This volume also contained the Rules of the organization as an Incorporated Society and, even more importantly, a comprehensive history on the breeding of Clydesdale horses in New Zealand to that date. This was published in two parts – for the South and North Islands respectively.

The early years of New Zealand’s Clydesdale Society coincided with a peak population of horses – including Clydesdales – in this country. After the First World War there was steady decline in numbers with the advent of motorized transport and traction.

The Second World War marked another period of decline, this time fairly rapid, and the Clydesdale in New Zealand assumed the status of a rare breed.

The Society, however, has been maintained since its inception, and the Stud Book has been continued throughout the years. Since the 1990s there has been a revival of Clydesdale breeding in New Zealand. Today, the horses are a great attraction at most of the large A&P shows, and field events are held throughout the country.

AEB Prestige Garlands.

Nathaniel Arthur-Ellis | Not avalable 

Email or FB

Proud sponsor of the Werribee Heavy Horse Festival

AEB Prestige Garlands proud sponsors, we thank you for your dedication, work and commitment to excellence.

Nathaniel & Matthew Arthur-Ellis founded A.E.B Prestige Garlands to bring their creative flair and fine attention to detail to equestrian show garlands.

After honing their skills crafting rosettes, ribbons, and garlands for local shows, their bespoke designs earned acclaim for their artistry and durability.

Today, exhibitors, sponsors, and photographers nationwide seek out AEB's quality garlands to make a statement in and out of the show ring.

From breed shows to rodeo events, A.E.B Prestige Garlands help equestrians look their best.

Contact via email : or FB

Galloping Goop

Galloping Goop | Ballan

Mobile 0416251210

Proud sponsor of the Werribee Heavy Horse Festival

Galloping Goop horse shampoo thoroughly yet gently cleanses dirt, grease, and stains from your horse's coat.

This low-foaming formula deeply penetrates pores to refresh skin without stripping natural oils. Enriched with soothing aloe vera and nourishing vitamin E, it leaves horses with silky soft, shiny coats and healthy skin.

Veterinarian-recommended for all coat types, including sensitive or dry skin, Galloping Goop sets a new standard for effective and gentle horse shampoos.

Ironbark Station Creative Celebrations

Darren and Angie Phelan | Lillypilly Lane, Kilsyth South Victoria 3137, Australia

Mobile 0400881401

Ironbark Clydesdales & Ironbark Station Creative Celebrations 

Proud Sponsors of the National Clydesdale and Heavy Horse Festival

Darren Phelan has brought the American Wild West to life in Australia. On his 4-hectare property in the Dandenong Ranges, he has built an entire mid-1850s colonial town replica, complete with a coach house, working pub, stables, blacksmith shop, and more. Over the past three decades, Darren has assembled an impressive collection that includes 20 horse-drawn carriages and 9 Clydesdale horses. His creative vision offers a one-of-a-kind backdrop for unique celebrations and unforgettable photo opportunities. In 2018, Darren and his wife Angie opened the property for special events. Two years later, they launched it as a bed and breakfast where couples can have rustic yet elegant weddings customised to fit any budget. Phelan's replica town brings the spirit of the historical American frontier to life in the Australian bush.

The Affordable Cowgirl

Jenelle Harper | Not available 

Mobile 0423352779

Proud sponsor of the Werribee Heavy Horse Festival

With a passion for the equine lifestyle, “The Affordable Cowgirl" brings the spirit of 

the open range to your wardrobe and home. 

This thrifty cowgirl entrepreneur provides today's quality fashion, accessories, show items, and horse products at prices every cowpoke can afford. 

Let "The Affordable Cowgirl" help you saddle up in style without breaking the bank


ALL registration & membership enquiries should be directed to the Federal Secretary, Rod Bowles or 03 5442 8890