Arkley Stud bought their first Haflinger horses in 1979, and since then have been continuously breeding and selling horses.
In 1987, we travelled to Austria and selected a yearling
After various tests for fertility and quarantine, he finally arrived in Australia in 1988. He has been used for breeding extensively. He is the full brother to the famous stallion, "WINTERSTEIN", who has dominated World Haflinger Shows in Europe for many years.
and his progeny have been
regular winners at Agricultural and Royal Shows in led-in and ridden classes. Wintersun
has for several years been participating in One & Three Day Events
against all breeds and has been consistently well placed.
breed is exceptionally versatile in that they are good in harness driving, trail
riding, dressage, jumping and make a wonderful pony club mount ... in short they
love to do anything with people!!
Arkley Stud is a licensed Artificial Insemination Centre. In 1994, we imported a new bloodline into Australia. We selected the United Kingdom Champion Haflinger Sire, "ALPINE". The first crop of Alpine foals were born in 1995, and have inherited Alpine's wonderful temperament. Then, in 1999 we imported “MARLON” also from the UK, his foals are of very high quality. Both stallions were bred in Austria.
The Haflinger horse is originally from the town of Hafling
in the South Tyrol mountains. Dating from Roman times, it has been a work horse
working side by side with man in the high altitudes of the Austrian Alps. This
close association with people is a great characteristic of the Haflinger breed.
They are calm and have an inbred affection for their owners, they are highly
intelligent and willing. This is the real joy of the Haflinger today.
Haflingers are spread through most of the countries of the
world and in each country there is an association of dedicated breeders, which
works rather like an extended family.
For further information for breeding or stock for sale please contact:
Phone (02) 4938 0333 Fax (02) 4938 0512
Or for breed information
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