Date: January 2012

A very sad day at Blackall Park today.(1/1/2012)   Daley K suffered a heart attack at this evening and died almost instantly.   He would have been 28 years old on the 15th of January.   He had been in great spirits, and today was as feisty as  ever when  I led him from his paddock to his stable.   He will be sadly missed not only by all of us here at Blackall Park, but also by many in the equestrian community. He leaves a legacy of performance horses that excelled in all disciplines, particularly showjumping.   RIP old friend. You will live on in our hearts forever.   DC

Date:  October 2011
Blackall Park along with other leading studs were proud sponsors of the Australian Showjumping Championships at Dubbo last weekend.  We were delighted with the Show, and congratulate the organizers and the many dedicated people who worked tirelessly to ensure it's success.  Once again Blackall Park horses were prominent thoughout the weekend. Caltango, superbly ridden by Tim Clarke placed third in the Senior Championship to prove beyond doubt that this wonderful mare has arrived at the elite level in this country. Also in this class Nero GHP ridden by Olivia Hamood jumped superbly to secure equal seventh place. SL Limerick again showed that he must never be overlooked in any class and placed second in the Young Rider Championship.  The Futurity, a class of the highest standard for up and coming horses saw AEA Orox gain second place. Orox, a former winner of the five year old class at JWTS was ridden by Robert Moffatt . This beautiful young horse by Orame, is one of two outstanding jumpers from the same Daley K mare,  the other being Sanskrit Park Ali K a B grader ridden by Jonathon Smith.
Date: September 2011aggggd
Another great result for the Daley K "World Cuppers" at Adelaide Royal on the 8th of September.  The class was  won by the great mare Caltango ridden by Tim Clarke.  Only a small horse by World Cup standards, but all heart. Caltango is by Contango II from the outstanding brood mare Blackall Park Calypso who is by Daley K. This outstanding performance caps off a string of consistent placings at the highest level in recent weeks by Caltango who is now acknowledged as one of the best showjumping mares in the country. Congratulations to Tim and Ingrid Clarke for their superb training and presentation  of this super star.
In third place SL Limerick fulfilled the promise he has shown over the last season under the brilliant riding of young rider Tom McDermott.  SL Limerick is a son of Daley K and  has been steadily improving.  Not an easy ride  Limerick may still take some time to show consistency. However no one doubts his ability, and we feel sure his time to greet the judge at World Cup level is not far off.  Congratulations to Tom, not only for this performance but also for his outstanding results in the Junior classes at the Royal which erned him the Top Junior Rider award once again. 
We would also like to congratulate Jamie Kermond on his brilliant second place on the great mare Colthaga. Jamie now moves still further ahead in this years World Cup standings, and must be a strong contender for London 2012.
Date: May 2011
Daley K was well represented in the World Cup Qualifier held in Sydney at SIEC on Sunday the 8th of May 2011. Three of his sons, Nero GHP ridden by Olivia Hamood, SL Limerick ridden by Tom McDermott, and Cool K  ridden by Jamie Grant , and also two of his grandaughters Penrose ridden by Ally Lamb, and Caltango ridden by Tim Clarke contested the event.  They all performed well. *RESULTS* It is interesting to note that Nero GHP, SL Limerick, and Cool K are all from Balmoral Boy mares. Nero GHP  and SL Limerick in fact are full brothers being by Daley K from Balmoral Daisy.  Also of note is that Penrose and Caltango are from the same mare, Blackall Park Calypso.   Once again  these results highlight the high quality and consistancy of  horses bred from these tried and true bloodlines.   We would like to congratulate the riders of these talented and brave horses and wish them every possible success for the future. In particular Olivia Hamood and Tom McDermott, both only seventeen years old. These two gifted young riders will make their prescence felt at the highest level of the sport in this country.  We will follow their careers with great interest.  Additional congratulations go to Ally Lamb who won a 1.30 class earlier in the program riding Silverton, another outstanding showjumper by Daley K from  Balmoral Daisy
Date:  March 2011
Jumping With The Stars 2011 was a great success and in our opinion the best yet. Blackall Park was represented in the four year old class by Blackall Park Coloe ridden by Susie Cantwell. They performed extremley well and placed 4th overall in the class. More photos (1) (2) (3)

Also in the 5 year old class Daley K was represented by Souvadale a beautiful grey gelding ridden by Eliza Baldwin.
Date:  March  2010
Once again Jumping With The Stars proved to be a triumph for Melissa Froesch. This year her spectacular five year old gelding Master Cognac was crowned overall champion.  Master Cognac is by Warlord II from Melissa's well remembered A grade mare Miss Cognac. There were several other horses throughout the age groups  by Warlord II and they all placed highly. 

Blackall Park Stud was represented directly by Blackall Park Surprise ridden by Kate Fleischer in the four year old class. Kate and Surprise did not have the best of luck in the competition but gained valuable experience. Surprise impressed many with her jumping ability, we look forward to returning next year in the five year old class.

Date:  February 2010
Click to enlargeWe are delighted to welcome home Blackall Park Chablis (aka Lee). This beautiful mare was sold in our first production sale in 1995 to local rider Kellie Walsh. With Kellie, Lee commenced a very successful eventing career achieving  several wins and placings at some of the best known events in the state. 

Lee was then sold on as  young mare to Mr Frederick Davidson, and moved to a wonderful home on the Mornington Peninsula.  Frederick enjoyed riding Lee  for ten years, and would have continued but for a minor tendon injury. The injury will not be a long term problem, but  will require quite a long spell from work.    

Lee is in superb condition  and it was felt that the time might be right to retire her as a riding horse and  give her the opportunity to become a broodmare.   Hence she was offered for sale to Blackall Park. She arrived home on the 5th of February. 
Date: February 2010
Click to enlargeFebruary 10th, and exciting day at Blackall Park.  Blackall Park San Tropez was born this morning.  A filly by the North American stallion V'Tropez from VP Veronica.  She  is the only foal by this remarkable stallion to be born in Australia. Students of breeding will note with interest that V'Tropez is by Galoubet from Nascency, (a Grand Prix jumper that was by Good Twist the sire of the legendary Gem Twist). 

I was told by a leading US rider when researching V'Tropez that he could easily be the best bred stallion in North America when considering  sires to breed jumpers. 

Our  lovely filly foal was born trouble free. She is strong and active, apparently black with one white hind foot. Photos of BP San Tropez can be seen on our foal page.
Date: September 2009
Click to enlargeContary to an earlier announcement,   Daley K will  be available to outside mares for the 2009 season.  Daley K is in superb condition and is  strong and active. His service fee this year will be $2000+GST plus agistment and vet costs. We will however be quite selective with regard to outside mares, no very old mares or difficult breeders, and preference given to proven performance mares.  

For our many faithful clients, we are pleased to announce that we have secured the sole Australian rights for the promotion  and distribution of semen for the wonderful American warmblood stallion V'Tropez.    Students of breeding will recognize the incredible quality of this remarkable stallion.  Further information including video footage can be found at the following website.
Date: April 2009
Click for larger imageBlackall Park Stud combined with Snowy River Warmbloods to present a selection of performance horses for Auction at Tonimbuk Equestrian Centre on April 18th.

Horses presented ranged from Showjumpers with proven performance to yearlings with  future potential. The majority of the lots offered were sold with prices ranging from $5000 to $28000, to buyers from WA, QLD, Japan, as well as local Victorian stables. Top priced horse of the sale was Tulara Baloull, offered by Snowy River Warmbloods.

The top priced horse for  Blackall Park Stud was Blackall Park Athos seen here being shown by stable rider Kate Fleischer before the auction started.

For more information, please see our 2009 Auction page.