Spring sprung at Clydesdale stud

Jaimie Thompson with one of Sandy Creek Clydesdale Stud's newest spring arrivals Sandy Creek Miss Congeniality, and proud mum, mare Chocolyn Domina. Photo: Eve Lamb

Eve Lamb

It’s easy to see that spring has sprung at Sandy Creek Clydesdale stud just out of Maldon.
The arrival of two beautiful new Clydesdale foals in quick succession over the past three weeks is definitely adding to the buzz in the air.
Gorgeous – but big – babies, Sandy Creek Miss Congeniality (aka Halle) arrived first to the delight of proud mum, mare Chocolyn Domina.
The brand new arrival immediately displayed a sassy and outgoing personality and was followed a week later with the arrival of somewhat more bashful little Sandy Creek Señor Pablo (Pablo for short) born to mare Lowan Vale Brooke.
“They were actually text book (births) thank God,” said Sandy Creek’s Jaimie Thompson who owns and runs the stud together with her husband Matt.
“They’re absolutely loving spring, running around trying out their new legs.”
The local Clydesdale stud and property with its wide array of additional farmyard animals provides a prime example of a rural enterprise that’s not only been able to endure through the COVID-19 pandemic, but also make the most of the lockdown vagaries it’s thrown up.
Matt and Jaimie have been able to use the lockdown time to focus on further developing their vision for the property as a regional attraction able to host a wide range of special Clydesdale-focused activities alongside other public functions including market days and weddings with their first wedding event booked for November.
As part of the vision that looks likely to enhance Maldon’s pull as a visitor destination, they’ve also been installing significant new fencing while getting some groundwork done toward establishing a new stabling complex and training arena capable of hosting lessons and clinics. Read the full story in today’s Mail…

Eve Lamb
Journalist and photographer Eve Lamb has a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) degree from Deakin University and a Master of Arts (Professional Writing) from Deakin University. She has worked for many regional newspapers including the Hamilton Spectator and the Warrnambool Standard, and has also worked for metro daily, The Hobart Mercury, and The Sunday Tasmanian. Eve has also contributed to various magazines including Australian Cyclist.