Narbethong foals have started arriving with 7 on the ground already and four more to come!
If you are in the market for a dressage horse or pony then please send us a email for a current update on what we have available for sale.

Nightwishes and her lovely colt NEP Clovis de Luxe II

The DaVinci Code with her super moving Royal Oak II filly NEP Royal Heiress -Sold

NEP limousine-one of my favourites, colt by Lord Larmarque 

More photos to come shortly of 'Bugatti' by Benicio-Sandro Hit, 'Barcelona' Bellario-Royal Oak II and Roadstar Royal Oak II-Mirinda Spring Magic.

Warmblood foals due 2013/2014 Breeding Season
Stallion Benicio

Foal due by Benicio(IFS)-Sandro Hit(IFS)-Don Ramiro (IMP)
Foal due by Bellario(IMP)-Royal Oak II(IMP)-Sandro HIT(IFS)
Foal due by Lord Larmarque(IMP)-Royal Oak II-xx
Foal due by Royal Oak II (IMP)-The Davinci Code xx
Foal due by Lord Larmarque (IMP)-Just If xx
Foal due by Lord Larmarque (IMP)-Confident Girl xx
Pony/Galloway Foals due 2013/2014 Breeding season
Imported German Riding Pony Stallion Prince Perfect
foal by Royal Oak II (IMP)-Mirinda Spring Magic
Foal by Prince Perfect (IMP)-Cheval de Luxe(IMP)-Nightwishes
foal by Cheval de Luxe (IMP)-FS Golden Storm
Foal by Lord Larmarque (IMP)-Wildwood Silhouette
Foal by Cheval de Luxe (IMP)-Victoria xx
Foal by Cheval de Luxe (IMP)-Valentino xx
Some of these mares are available for sale in foal
(IFS) = Imported Frozen semen
(IMP) = Imported from germany

Don Dancier had the highest scoring test percentages in 2012 than any other horse in Western Australia!!
Congratulations Deon Stokes and to Don Dancier-proof of a very exciting future ahead!

Attention Mare Owners:
Please contact us if you require a service certificate so we can send you the relative information that needs to be completed before we can issue you one.
We have had some trouble with our emails when changing over to a new system so if you have not received a response after 7 days please call Kate on 0438912040

Some very exciting news for Narbethong....It has been one of our busiest breeding seasons yet with lots of eagerly awaited foals due in 2013. One of these is Hollingrove Sasha by World Champion Sandro Hit who is now in foal to Bundeschampionate Benicio! 
Thanks to Oakford Equine Hospital for managing our stallion work and our own breeding program.

Congratulations to Vernon Reed for winning the Photography Competition for a free Service fee with their magnificent colt by Royal Oak II

A well earned break for all the stallions and time to attend some breed Shows..
Gosnels All breeds Royal Oak II SOS led horse and SOS Ridden
Pinjarra All breeds Bellario was SOS Led and SOS Ridden
both photos by Vicki Photos

Bellario goes global on Eurodressage!!

A full write up by Sara Price on the successful 2012 trip east to the National Dressage Championships with Royal Oak II and Bellario
What a trip!! We never imagined that we would come home with 2 National Championships and a bunch of good placings and percentages in some really strong classes!!
above photo and blurb taken from the ASPR website

Deon left Perth on 9thOctober to take a team of horses over to the National Dressage Championships being held at SIEC from 25/10/12 to 28/10/12. Two of the team were the Narbethong stallions, Royal Oak II and Bellario. The stallions were competing across a number of levels with Bellario doing the Medium and Advanced championships and Royal Oak II doing the PSG and Inter 1 championships.

Deon headed to Melbourne first to train for a few weeks with GlennisBarrey. This training time was invaluable and really highlighted how important it is to have someone knowledgeable watching you every day. This is something that I think we really lack in Australia, that constant support on the ground. One of the really significant benefits of trips like this for our team is that opportunity for really consistent daily training to make sure that we are progressing as we should.  This training time also included two small competitions at Werribee which were invaluable as it gave me a chance to get the cobwebs out, test our new skills and warm up plans. The boys showed well at these competitions winning their classes with some good percentages and still with some room for improvement before the big show!

They then had a few days of training after the show to just refine all the little places that came up in the tests. Everyone then headed up to Sydney on the 23/10/12 and went straight to SIEC.

The horses settled in super well and were all pretty comfortable in the competition surrounds. In these big competitions it becomes really important that the stallions are so easy to deal with. They are happy to be hand walked and grazed which helps them stretch out and relax in between their work.  Both the boys have gorgeous temperaments and it shows in their ability to know their job and not react to all the other horses.

Our competition started on Friday with Bellario in the Advanced tests and Royal Oak II in the Inter 1. Bellario was a little green in his first Advanced and was a little wary of the arena. He was still a very good boy but being a little bit tentative certainly reflected in his marks.  We were still happy with him given that he is only just 7 and is still new to that level. It is a credit to him that even in a test that is not his best, he can still run 8th in a class of that size and calibre. He still finished on a 66.10% and it is testament to the quality of the classes that this sort of score will have you in 8th place. He was much improved in the 2nd test.  He had relaxed into the arena atmosphereand ran a very good 3rdwith 67.54%.

The final test for Friday was the Inter 1. The small tour classes (PSG and Inter 1) were seriously strong and the strength in these classes was the talk of the show. Given that this was Royal Oak’s and Deon’s National FEI debut, it was quite a class to step out in! Royal Oak was super in the Inter 1, he was quiet and rideable and given theirfairly significant nerves they put together a credible test. They  ended up 9th on a good score of 67.29% and while we were pleased to finish in the top 10 in such a strong class, Deon knew (and was told by Glennis!) that they needed to step on their motor and up the ante if they  wanted to rattle the top guys.

The next day was super busy with 8 tests starting at 8.40am and finishing at 5.50pm. We had Bellario in the Medium tests as well as the Advanced Freestyle and Royal Oak II in the PSG Challenge and the Inter 1 Freestyle. Bellario was an absolute superstar in all respects. He had relaxed into his work and put together a lovely Advanced Freestyle to gain 69.17% and be awarded Australian National Advanced Freestyle Champion. He was very good in both his Medium tests to win both with over 71% and was crowned Australian National Medium Champion.  He caused quite a stir with everyone commenting on the quality of his temperament and training as well as his natural abilities. It was a sensational outcome and we are so excited for the future with him! He is still only 7 and he is just going from strength to strength.

Royal Oak’s first test on Saturday was the PSG Challenge. This is an event for the top 12 PSG horses in the country that are 10 and under. Given that Royal Oak II has only just turned 8 it was credit to him that he got a start in the class as he was definitely one of the youngest horses. His work had improved from the previous day and Deon was determined to put a bit more motor in. The test was super apart from mistakes in the walk pirouettes and in that strong a class, you cannot afford to make a mistake! He came away with a 66.74% and 4th place. His next test was the Inter 1 freestyle which was fraught with drama from start to finish! Of the 12 horses that qualified, 2 were eliminated and 2 retired. Three of these horses were the three immediately before our test! Our own test was not without drama with a mishap from the arena gate crew which did unsettle Royal Oak II for part of his work. This was a real shame given that he effectively missed a compulsory movement which hurt our score. At the end of the day though, mishaps like that happen and we need to be able to ride through them, so you put this down to experience and move on!! Royal Oak II still finished a good 5th with a score of 67.45%.

The final day was a pretty easy day with just the PSG on Royal Oak II. This was a huge class and we were in the first group in the morning. Royal Oak was just getting better and better and came through with a good test for a 69.18%. This put them in 2nd place early on by only 0.16% and we were hoping to stay there! In the end there were a couple of better tests and they ended up in 4th place but still only 1.42% off the leader. Again we were super pleased that Royal Oak had got better and better throughout the show and given he is still green at that level, we are really excited for next year!!

All in all it was a fantastic show. We have taken horses over to a number of shows in the last 4 years and each time we have come back knowing that we are on the right track. There is no question that the horses that we have are some of the best in Australia and are arguably the best to come out of WA. Particularly Bellario who has done 3 National level shows and come away with National 5yr Young Horse Champion, Runner up National 6yr Young Horse Champion, Champion 6yr Young Horse at Sydney CDI and now National Medium Champion and National Advanced Freestyle Champion all at the age of only 7yrs old. Royal Oak II has also competed exceptionally well with Runner up National 5yr Young Horse Champion, Runner up National 6yr Young Horse Champion and is now showing really well in very strong FEI classes against combinations that were significantly more experienced at that level than both he and Deonare. All I can say for him, is look out for next year!!
Thank you to everyone who has supported us; Horseland Maddington and Virbac Animal Health who are Stokes Sporthorses’ personal sponsors, Milne Feeds who provided us with feed for the trip, Melissa Cook who was a sensational groom for the trip and the team at home who kept everything ticking over. We could not have done it without you guys and we all sincerely appreciate the support. Also to everyone who has supported us; thank you.  All your ‘good luck’ and ‘congratulations’ are very much appreciated.  It has been a wonderful journey so far and it is only just beginning!! 

Lord Larmarque (imp) is now registered Arabian warmblood and is available at Stud this season. He stands for $2,200 and the service fee is payable only on a positive pregnancy. This gives breeders an opportunity to use very high quality and fertile fresh or chilled semen without having any obligation to return or pay a service fee should your mare not fall pregnant. Lord Larmarque is available for viewing at Carlar Park.

Royal Oak II and Bellario have safely departed to begin their journey to Melbourne and then Sydney for the National Dressage Championships. Breeders who have contracts with either of them are welcome to swap to our other stallions Lord Larmarque, Don Dancier or Cheval de Luxe. Limited collections will be possible while they stay in Melbourne otherwise Royal Oak and Bellario will be available again in WA from the 2nd of November.

New Stallion Clips available:

NEP Der Tanz has been sold to Deon Stokes of Stokes Performance Horses
We couldnt have hoped for a better rider!! 

Bellario and Royal Oak II accepted to compete at the National Dressage Championships!
Bellario and Royal oak II will be leaving Western Australia on the 8th of October and Returning on the 1st of November. Collections will be available in Melbourne during the lead up to the competition.
Win A Free Service Fee!!!!!!!!

Narbethong Stallion’s Progeny Photo competition
To go in the entry to win a free service fee, please email us a photo of your progeny by any of the Narbethong Stallions. The person who sends in the best photo...
will win a free service fee (you do not have to be the owner!). The horse may be of any age. Winners to be announced on January 1st. Photographs must be a minimum of 1 megabyte in size.

Colt by Don Dancier

News from Narbethong Equestrian Park...

Some of you may have already heard, after much deliberation we have finally come to the regretful decision to sell our property 'Narbethong' in Bedfordale. We sadly outgrew the boutique (approximately 15 acre) equestrian property some time ago which resulted in us deciding to move the stud horses to our much larger, 500 acre property in Harvey just over 12 
months ago. With big plans to improve ‘Harvey Springs’ facilities and with another base much closer to the city we no longer have time to run the property Narbethong. This move will also allow us to expand our breeding program in the future. The stallions Royal Oak, Bellario and Don Dancier will continue to live and train with Deon Stokes in Darling Downs as they have done for the past 12 months. Cheval de Luxe has returned to former rider Sara McLeod at Carlar Park in Cardup. Narbethong Equestrian Park will still continue to run as it has for the past 6 years and we hope to have a horse (or horses) achieve our ultimate goal of representing Australia one day!

If anyone is interested in viewing the stallions for the 2012/13 breeding season in person please feel free to contact me on 0438912040.

Stallion Videos

Thankyou to all of you who have contacted me about breeding to the stallions available at Narbethong this season. 

The new videos will be finished shortly and links will be available on You-tube. Updates will be posted on this page and your patience is much appreciated. 

Don Dancier, Royal Oak II and Bellario will be competing in Victoria for the month leading up to the National Dressage Festival and will therefore be available for collections in Victoria during that time. 

I will be on Maternity leave for a few weeks at the start of August but I will endeavour to return your emails and phone calls as soon as possible. 
Youngstock and Horses for sale

If you are looking for a special dressage partner then please feel free to contact us regarding horses we may have available for sale. 

Competition news..
WA Warmblood Gala Showcase
Don Dancier was our Narbethong Stallion representative this year. We are delighted that he also took home the Supreme of Supreme Title (won last year by Lord Larmarque) and the Marjory Radford Trophy.
This photo was kindly taken for us by Show Ring Classifieds with the Title
'Winners are Grinner's'
The Autumn Dressage Festival/State Dressage Championships..
Results as Follow:
Don Dancier-State Champion Novice Horse
Bellario-State Champion Medium Horse
Royal Oak II-State Champion PSG Horse
The First Show was the Swan Valley Dressage at Brookleigh..
Bellario and Deon winning the Medium-Redfoto
Cheval de Luxe and new rider Helen Archibald were second in the Pony Elementary-Redfoto

2011 foal crop. 
NEP Dolton
Don Dancier-Sunny Boy-Flemmingh
This outstanding black colt is our first ever ET foal. His Dam is Hollingrove Sunburst who we purchased as a 3 month old foal and has since been sold to Sally Mayall. Hollingrove Sunburst was selected for the National Futures Squad and this is her only foal to date. Dolton is the product of years of selective breeding from a fabulous Dam line, by our most popular stallion Don Dancier. This is a colt of stallion quality, perfect uphill conformation but above all movement that barely touches the ground! What more could we want?
For Sale: $25,000
NEP Royal Standard
(Royal Oak II/Sandro Hit) The most attractive foal of 2011, this smashing, black, perfectly marked colt with so much natural presence is the full brother to last years Elite foal NEP San Francisco (retained by the stud). Royal Standard is described as the image of his well respected and highly successful sire Royal Oak II. Royal Standard is sure to follow in his fathers footsteps!
(full sibling NEP San Francisco)
Price: SOLD to Sara Price
NEP Cha Ching
Cheval de Luxe-Fs Golden Storm
Nightwishes and Cheval have done it again and produced us another gorgeous buckskin GRP foal but this time a colt. Stallion prospect, extremely quiet and 3 impressive paces!
For Sale $12,000
 NEP Classic de Luxe
Classic is a bay colt by Cheval de Luxe and is the only foal out of Wildwood Royal Silk pictured below (Ascot Classic Silk (AIUK)/ Kirreway Welcome) and was kindly on lease to us for one season. Wildwood Royal Silk was Newcomer small galloway of the year under her owner Olivia Gamage. Classic is an exquisite type, very showy with a trot that is sure to draw much attention. Will suit a show/dressage home.
Price: $8,800 
Please address all enquiries to Kate Barton at or mobile 0438912040
In some cases our prices may be negotiable and terms are available.

Video link to a filly by Don Dancier!

Congratulations to Royal Oak II and Deon Stokes for making it onto the Australian National Futures Squad!

Pre Royal Breed Show
Supreme Champion Warmblood-Lord Larmarque
Supreme Champion Buckskin, any other registered breed and Supreme Champion ridden stallion (all breeds) Cheval de Luxe.


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