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THE GARDEN

The Garden station is east of Alice Springs, in the MacDonnell ranges. The Garden horses recorded here were bought in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s from saleyards in Alice Springs. A government program to get rid of brumbies under the TB-Brucellosis eradication program meant they were going to the meatworks in unprecedented numbers and there was a chance to save a few to continue their old Australian bloodlines. Reg Wilson, then a surveyor from Darwin, knew the area and personally contacted station managers to ensure the horses were of old background without new blood. By having horses with the earliest connections to those brought to South Australia and the Territory, the Garden horses have a great genetic legacy. More information on the history of the Garden horses is to be found in the Station & Breed History section of the website.

NAME GENDER YEAR COLOUR TYPE REGISTRATION DNA DECEASED
Brandy (Garden) Gelding 1995 Bay Medium WHSA
Brian Boru (Garden) Gelding ? Brown Medium WHSA
Buster (Garden) Stallion ? Bay Medium WHOBAA
Cally (Garden) Mare ?  Bay Medium WHSA
Cannon (Garden) Stallion ? Black Pony WHSA
Flanders (Garden) Mare 1990  Black Medium WHSA
Mega (Garden) Mare 1989 Bay Medium WHSA/WHOBAA Yes
Mister Sam Nicker (Garden) Stallion ? Bay Heavy WHSA
Noble Comrade (Garden?) Stallion 1993 Dark Bay WHSA
Pandora (Garden) Mare 1988  Bay Medium WHSA
Piccaniny Daylight (Garden) Mare 1991 Black Light WHSA Yes
Romani (Garden) Mare 1990 Black Medium WHSA/WHOBAA
Rulla (Garden) Gelding 2000  Bay Medium WHSA
Sergeant Small (Garden) Stallion 1991 Tas. Bay Pony WHSA
Ski (Garden) Mare ? Black Medium WHOBAA Yes
Sky/Skye (Garden) Mare 1995 Bay Medium WHSA
Snippet/Snip(Garden) Mare ? Bay WHOBAA Yes
Snoopy (Garden) Gelding ? Bay Medium WHSA/WHOBAA
Taraleah (Garden) Mare 2000 Bay Medium WHSA
Topaz (Garden) Mare ? Bay Medium WHSA