Welcome to Cloverfern Equestrian Centre, boutique breeders of a limited number of superior performance warmblood horses based on the world's finest Westphalian / Hannoverian and Trakehner bloodlines.
Progeny from Cloverfern's two stallions, Grand Kavalier and APH Spiegel are consistent premium performers in hand and under saddle.
Each year the quality of their foals is proven through the Australian Continental Equestrian Group (ACE) assessments undertaken by European experts across the country. The Cloverfern stallions have produced several National number 1 foals and numerous top 10 foals at State and National level.
2000- No. 1 filly, Victoria - Cloverfern Gretel (Grand Kavalier). All foals presented achieved Premium Foal status
2001 - National No. 1 colt - Cloverfern Galaxy (Grand Kavalier-Kelara Tsarina Alexia)
2002- National No.1 colt- Cloverfern Skywalker (APH Spiegel-Kelara Tsarina Alexia)
2003- Six of Victoria's top 10 foals were sired by Grand Kavalier or APH Spiegel. 3 of these foals scored over 80%
2004- Cloverfern Spielberg (APH Spiegel) and a colt by Larundel Gandalf (Grand Kavalier) achieved Premium awards and were among the top 20 colts nationally. Top 4 year old mare went to a Grand Kavalier mare
2005- The national highest scoring filly foal was Cloverfern Gemima by Grand Kavalier. Cloverfern Guinevere by Grand Kavalier was in 10th place and had the highest score nationally for movement (84.5%).
In addition, two Grand Kavalier sons were presented for stallion licensing. VPS General was the top scoring stallion nationally and Grand Farnese was ranked 4th. Farnese also achieved his AWHA Approved stallion licence
2006- Cloverfern Sudoku (APH Spiegel) was the No.3 colt nationally. The No. 2 filly yearling was by Grand Kavalier and the top filly yearling by Larundel Gandalf (Grand Kavalier)
2007- Two colts by APH Spiegel, BMS Armada (No. 6) and BMS Savant were among the top 20 colts nationally, while Cloverfern Margrette (Magritte) was the 6th ranked filly nationally.
VPS Garrison (Grand Kavalier) received his Provisional stallion licence
2009- Cloverfern Saskatoon (APH Spiegel) achieved elite foal status and was ranked 7th filly nationally. Cloverfern Soubrette achieved the No. 1 spot for yearling fillies. Double Destiny (broodmare) was the top ranked mare nationally with a score of 81%
2010- Cloverfern Salisbury achieved a Premium foal award and was ranked in the top 20 colts nationally
Cloverfern Equestrian Centre
256 Gyro Close, Riddells Creek, Victoria
Tel: (03) 5428 6427 (03) 5428 6427 Mob: 0419 363 161 0419 363 161 Fax: (03) 5428 7627
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Cloverfern Equestrian Centre is beautifully situated in the foothills of the Macedon Ranges, 30 minutes from Tullarmarine Airport and 50 minutes from Melbourne.
The property stretches over 113 acres of rolling pastures dotted with mature native gums and eucalypts providing shade and shelter for the horses. Several streams and natural waterways run through, taking advantage of run-off from the hills of the Macedon State Forest rising above the property.
Cloverfern has been purpose-built to provide the highest standard of facilities for all facets of horse training and stud management. It boasts an Olympic size indoor arena and an all-weather outdoor arena catering to both show-jumping and dressage training requirements.
Stabling facilities for up to 12 horses, lock up tack rooms, hot and cold horse wash bays, turn-out paddocks, kitchen facilities, excellent handling and first aid equipment etc are just some of the amenities available to agisted horses and their owners.
The property is home to owner Dr Sally Godek (Carter) who also operates a busy medical practice in the neighbouring area. Experienced and qualified staff are also on hand to maintain the highest levels of supervision for the horses. Veterinary surgeons visit the property on a regular basis to conduct stud-work so each horse receives the very best in health monitoring and care.
Cloverfern maintains only a handful of carefully selected broodmares, producing a limited number of exceptional quality foals each year.
Two stallions, the Westphalian Grand Kavalier (imp) and the Trakehner APH Spiegel, are the cornerstone of the stud's breeding program. Both have consistently produced superior youngstock competing nationally with tremendous success in-hand and under saddle. For more information on some of these horses, click here to view the latest news.