Silverdene Stud is a 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 equestrian community. 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 and 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.
Silverdene Stud was purpose built to make these goals possible. The property is ideal for breeding, raising foals and training quality horses with a full time manager who oversees the farm's 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.
Astute 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. The 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 !