Silverdene Stud is a small 'boutique' horse stud, situated in Lyndhurst, an outer
South/East Melbourne rural area. The locality is ideally situated, about half way
between Dandenong and Frankston ... in the 'heartland' of the Victorian
The stud principal - Dr.
Barbara Burrows is a professional and her attention to detail is
reflected in many ways, through her business philosophies and property management. Barbara
was a keen competitor, having successfully trained and ridden to FEI Dressage on a
couple of her favourite & talented horses She is keen to be at the forefront of the
improvement of Australian bred performance horses that will some day see
Australian equestrian combinations at the top ... at international level.
purpose built to make these goals possible. The property is ideal for breeding, raising foals
and training quality horses. A full time manager oversees farm activities.
Facilities include first class fencing, large grassy paddocks and a full
size indoor arena. Silverdene's philosophy is to ensure that each horse is treated as an
individual and given every opportunity to reach full potential.
Silverdene Stud is home to
two imported Hanoverian stallions,
Calypso Classic and Prince Noir.
... has enjoyed a long and
distinguished competition career in Europe and Australia with successes up
to FEI level with various riders.
'The Prince' is a
superbly elegant horse with 'picture book' good looks. He is jet black
with four white stockings and a perfect blaze to set off perfect
conformation and stunning presence. He would be just as 'at home' in the show ring, as he is
in the Dressage Arena. Prince Noir carries the blood of the very successful
thoroughbred stallion Prince Thatch who is found in the pedigrees of some of the most
successful Dressage horses competing in Europe today ... and like so many of these highly
prized individuals ... he is of the finer more elegant type rather than the 'old fashioned'
heavier Warmblood, that first made it's mark 30 years ago.
... had an enviably successful early dressage career, but a serving injury forced
an early retirement from competition.
underwent some showjumping training to prove his athletic ability and the
scope of his genetic makeup. It was noted that he possessed many
special attributes and worked with a willing temperament and calm confident
attitude to his jumping. He demonstrated the naturally talented
technique and 'ping' that promised success at the highest level of the
sport. Due to a number circumstances, this talented stallion did
not continue his training and has been retired to stud. Calypso Classic is consistently
passing on these highly heritable
traits to his progeny. For this reason he is a
popular choice for breeders looking to strengthen their stud's gene pool
with proven international lines. One of CC's youngsters
has been exported for a showjumping career.
is the legendary Calypso ll, who was sired by the incomparable Cor
de la Bryere. Calypso ll was a successful showjumper. Cor de la Bryere has produced
many extremely successful performance horses, most notably the fantastic
Dressage horse, Corlandus. In the mid 1980's, this imposing 17.3 hand
gelding swept international audiences 'off their feet' with breathtaking
movement and a lightness and self carriage that had not been seen before.
He made a superbly elegant picture with his German based French rider,
Margit Otto Crepin . They reigned supreme for many years.
CC's dam is by Werther, one of the great Hannoverian sires
descended from the legendary Ferdinand who has made his mark in the Australian breeding
'record book'. It is not surprising that the offspring of these 'greats' should show
such athleticism and rideability ... Calypso Classic continues the
At Silverdene, we have
combined Calypso Classic with some specially selected thoroughbred mares and
the Duellschutz, Lander and Monopol lines. This 'nick' has
consistently produced athletic horses with confident willing temperaments
and aptitude for training.
riders and trainers well understand the benefits of choosing horses with a
strong and proven performance pedigree. Increasingly, the trend is to
breed or select purpose bred equines that possesses the correct genetic
makeup to deliver good movement and a trainable temperament that will
justify the very significant and ongoing investment that is required to
reach the top.
Europeans have been breeding and refining desirable qualities to ensure that
the proven bloodlines give a greater success rate. Silverdene Stud is
producing youngsters which fulfill these requirements admirably - come and see
for yourself !