Segenhoe Stud is proudly the leading vendor of 2 year old stakes horses for 2018-19 which is a reflection of our dedication, facilities and experienced staff. We can cater to our all clients’ needs with specialized foaling, weaning and handling areas as well as our Yearling Barns which can house up to 30 yearlings.
The Yearling Farm is the newest completed addition to Segenhoe with 14 paddocks on undulating hills, a purpose built barn, walker and turnout yards as a secondary yearling preparation centre.
Having also recently acquired a 538-acre area known as the Glenbawn Block, this part of Segenhoe consists of a foundation mix of alluvial soils and undulating hill country. This area of the property is divided by the Hunter River, which we have year-round access to the crystal-clear water flowing through it. Once fencing on the eastern portion of the block is complete, this will become the main area for all our broodmares and foals.
Segenhoe Stud offers agistment to cater for maiden mares, mares in foal and those with foals at foot. Our devoted foaling unit has floodlit paddocks, barn and a number of foaling yards ensuring individualised attention to each and every mare and foal.
We have our own fleet of transport vehicles, including a 7 and 6 horse truck, ensuring safe travel for your mares between Segenhoe and their destination. We service all the major studs in the Hunter Valley and regularly transport yearlings to and from our breaker for the next phase in their career.
We also understand how important it is to offer your valuable assets for sale at the right time and location. We offer consignment of our clients’ mares, weanlings and yearlings at major sales, as well as consultation on sales placement, breeding plans and purchases, to our clients.
Purpose built to cater for your valuable mare and the resultant foal, Segenhoe’s foaling area consists of the foaling unit as well as the foaling yards, which are floodlit on a timer so nothing is ever missed by our staff.
Segenhoe’s staff members are attentive and extremely diligent at what is one of the most important times in the life of your mare. Experienced with all facets of the pre-and post-natal care, our staff ensure your mares and newborn foals are always Segenhoe’s number one priority.
The heavily pregnant mares are kept in foaling paddocks only a short walk from the individual foaling down yards, all the while under the watchful eye around the clock. Once it is clear that a mare is ready to foal, she is separated to foal down in one of several individual foaling down yards.
Your mare and foal will spend their precious first few days under constant watch whilst they bond in their own personal space.
After a week together they will progress into a small group paddock with other mares and foals of similar age, which is an important step for their development not only physically, but also on a social level.
Renowned for achieving an excellent fertility rate, Segenhoe Stud walks out up to 150 mares each season to all the major stallion farms within the Hunter Valley region.
Over the years Segenhoe has built up an excellent relationship with theses stallion farms and with their assistance has enjoyed a high level of success on all fronts.
The impressive fertility rate achieved under the guidance of Dr Cameron Collins, who is one of the leading reproductive vets in Australia and lives close to the stud itself, has continued to grow and is a major focal point in the high level of success achieved by Segenhoe.
As we have our own truck facilities, all mares and foals are constantly under the care and supervision of Segenhoe staff and will only be taken straight to the required stallion farm and back, reducing stress to the mares as well as their young foals.
Foal & Weanling Handling
This process generally begins in January and consists of spending 5 days educating weanlings before being turned out with a mob of fillies or colts and a nanny. We concentrate most of our effort into teaching the young horses to have a head collar on, how to be led as well as have their feet picked up in preparation for later life.
We work with group of 6-8 each week to allow for individualised attention and tasks are kept to a minimum but over the 5 days, are visited frequently. It is this constant repetition that allows the foals to gain the necessary experience that will help them further in the yearling preparation phase. Foals are weaned from the mares in a way that causes minimal distress to both parties.
Part of the sales and registration process includes branding and microchipping our foals and weanlings. This generally occurs in first three months of the year where Segenhoe employs an experienced freeze brander and liaises with clients for any requests they may have. Our vet is also engaged to microchip each weanling while they are in the barn for handling and their identification kit is sent off to the Australia Stud Book for verification.
Veterinary & Farrier Care
With Cameron Collins as our head vet and access to the world class facilities at Scone Veterinary Hospital, all veterinary needs, including surgery, after hours care and call outs are catered for.
Our farriers Geoff Hall and Link Baumann are recognized industry leaders in their field. From an early age, each foal, weanling and yearling’s conformation and health is monitored closely in conjunction with our highly qualified consultants, giving each and every individual the best possible start to their future racing career.