The stallions of Benvarden are the cornerstone of our breeding program.
In the past we improved the quality of our mares by purchasing the best stallions we could find
in Australia & breeding them to the best of the mares we were producing.
Over the years a few mares were purchased to introduce some extra new bloodlines
to our program.

Our stallions have included:

Ratara's High Roller (Sami's Kloudy Rowdy (imp) X Ratara's Rosie)

Flying Dust Sirocco (La Vista Sir Barimor Napoleon (imp) X Dell Teras New Type (imp)

Benvarden Sahara Moonshadow (Flying Dust Sirocco X Benvarden Gold Melody)

Wildflower Troubles Breakin All The Rules (Apoco-D Double Trouble X Wildflower Flaunt)

In 2012 we decided to go further afield to find stallions with the qualities
we so wanted to breed into our own stock.
We had heard of & seen of the quality of the new breed of American Shetlands
that was taking the international miniature horse world by storm
& decided to investigate for ourselves.

Our visit to the AMHR National Show in Tulsa Oklahoma was amazing!
There we saw the progeny of American Shetlands bred with miniature horses & knew this was our new direction.


Our Stallion Rollcall now includes these two stunning American Shetlands:

Strasslein Red E Radiant Redneck (B & L's Rock E Red Alert X Martins Mardi Gras Radiant Redhead)

US National Champion
Australian National Grand Champion
Queensland State Res Grand Champion


Star Struck Hersheys Candied Cowboy (B & L's Bar-G's Rock E Hershey Bar X Rhapsody's Red Glitter Girl)

Queensland State Supreme Exhibit at his first show!
Qld HOTY All Breeds Supreme of Supremes Exhibit.


Red Alert & Hershey are both Rock E sons.
Radiant Redhead & Glitter Girl are both Rock E granddaughters.

Read the ROCK E legend for yourself on his page.




See them both on the American Shetlands page.


Exciting breeding times are ahead.
The 2015 breeding season can't come quickly enough!


Benvarden Miniature Horses

Queensland Australia

Member of:
Miniature Horse Association of Australia (MHAA)
International Miniature Horse Registry (IMHR)
Australian Miniature Horse Society (AMHS)
American Shetland Pony Club (ASPC)
American Miniature Horse Registry (AMHR)
Australian Palouse Pony Association (APPA)