Come Spring 2022 it will be three long years since we have had any foals born at VSA  but with great excitement and much anticipation in October 2022 we are expecting two foals both by VS Tamaan out of Baring Court Innicah and our beautiful homebred mare VS PShalana.

Tamaan also covered two outside mares and Valley Park Sugar Plum & Sheer Delight, we look forward to hearing foaling news from their owners when these foals arrive.

Despite trying, our beautiful PSophia thinks she is just too good to be a mother yet but eventually it will happen, she can’t be a “Paddock Princess” forever!!!


Well we have all at some point felt despair since early March 2020 onward due to COVID19 which unfortunately is still in our midst. We hope & pray that this hideous virus is eradicated in the near future so that everyone can get back to enjoying a normal life.

Many fellow breeders & equine vets around Australia found the 2020/2021 breeding season extremely difficult including us.  Despite trying to breed two of our mares we had no success so another year without any beautiful Arabian foals frolicking around here.  We just hope that Spring 2021 is better for us and everyone else wishing to continue their Arabian dream.

We did breed Tia who was preg tested in foal but disappointingly Tia absorbed her foal and so it was decided that Tia would go into retirement, at least she had given us one very beautiful treasured daughter VS PSophia to continue her legacy.

Alas another blow we lost our beautiful Oyster Bay Shahtia on the 20th June 2020 following a paddock accident.  A very beautiful treasured member of our family was laid to rest, Tia is sadly missed but never forgotten.


2019 FOALS

sired by VS Tamaan

The first foal of the season was out of Shasalina Esteem Amira who delivered a lovely chestnut colt known as Nemar born on the 23/10/19 for his owners Sandra, Michael & Dakota Smith.



Baring Court Innicah aka “Nickers” gave us a gorgeous leggy chestnut colt, now gelded born on the 1/12/19 he is a beautiful boy, to be registered as “Valley Springs VisArchi” aka “Archi”, who is now owned & very much loved by Dan Campbell.


Nickers & VS VisArchi


Tungarra Chorus Girl aka “Jenny” delivered a beautiful petite chestnut filly now known as Fern on the 20/12/19 for her owners Mia & Claire Tubb.

Fern with Mia and Lucy


Last but not least Jenny Sheer’s standard bred mare Tootie delivered a lovely bay filly on Christmas Eve aptly named “Sheer Joy” aka Jo Jo.   Congratulations Jenny we know how delighted you are with Jo Jo

Sheer Joy aka  Jo Jo



Valley Springs Heaven Sent

(Eastwinds Axplosion x Eastwinds Esperanto)


Our beautiful Heaven was an inspirational purebred Arabian mare who absolutely loved people and gave us so much joy, our snow white fairy tale Arabian mare is survived by two beautiful daughters, VS Fareedah aka Ruby (sired by VS Tamaan) proudly owned by Karly Hill and a gorgeous filly VS PShalana (by PShalomar imp USA) retained by us to continue Heaven’s legacy into the future.  Heaven you will always be in our hearts such a beautiful soul and the kindest mare ever, such a pleasure to have had you in our lives ☹







Foaling News 2018

Oyster Bay Shahtia gave birth to a stunning chestnut colt by PShalomar (imp USA) in October, whilst we were disappointed he was not a she, we are now thrilled with the outcome, Valley Springs PSafiq, aka Chilli is a beautiful colt with great confirmation and an amazing temprement, he is the first colt foal we have ever bred we feel has all the correct attributesto remain entire and we believe he has a huge future ahead of him. Chilli has just been weaned and is currently going through the necessary part of his educationaltraining before he goes to his new home with his owner Alesha Laing. We wish Alesha all the very best with Chilli and hope to see him out and about in the show ring in the future.


Valley Springs PShafiq

PShalomar (imp USA) x Oyster Bay Shahtia

Photo credit - Jess Board


*Update* Chilli has now settled in to his new home with Alesha and we look forward to hearing about Chilli's adventures in the near



December 2018 saw the arrival of a beautiful petite chestnut filly out of Bluegrass Gift of Live by VS Tamaan.  Weknow “Jasmine” is very much treasured and loved by her owner Melissa Pearton.  Unfortunately Jasmine had a terrible paddock accident during a thunder storm but thanks to the amazing dedicated care that Melissa has provided hopefully one day we will still see “Jasmine” grace the showring..



X Bluegrass Gift Of Love




Showing News 2019


January 2019 our much loved filly VS PSophia (PShalomar x Oyster Bay Shahtia) attended the 45th All Arabian "A" class Show at Westbury where she was awarded winner of the 2 year old Purebred Challenge and Reserve Champion filly. The beautiful filly that did win Champion Filly and was also sashed Supreme Champion Purebred Exhibit was the stunning JB Classic Dior who is out of a lovely mare that we bred VS Sharanto so needless to say we were over the moon with the judge's decision on the day.



Valley Springs PSophia

Photo credit - Melissa Lee Stone



Foals Due 2019

VSA has only one foal due out of Baring Court Innicah aka Nickers by VS Tamaan. This foal will be a full sibling to multi Supreme Champion, VS Armaani. We are hoping for a filly but if Nickers has a colt it will be for sale.

Shasalina Esteem Amira aka Steamy is expecting a foal by Tamaan late September for Michael, Sandra, Dakota and Cody Smith. We hope steamy delivers a beautiful healthy foal and look forward to receiving your foaling news and photos. This foal will be a full sibling to Estamirah another beautiful Tamaan daughter.

Due December 2019, the lovely pony Tungara Chorus Girl aka Jenny is due to foal a full sibling to JB Valentino (dec'd) aka Forest. We wish Claire and Mia Tubb all the very best for another beautiful quiet foal like "Forest" who unfortunately had to be PTS after a terrible paddock accident that rendered him unsound despite everything that was done for him.

We wish Jenny Scheer all the best with SB mare "Tootie" who is also due to foal in December and we look forward to her foaling news and pictures.



Tas ARAB’s 44th “A” class Show


Well it has been eight years since we have actually taken a home bred & owned horse to a show Ourselves but in January we did it,

OMG, talk about me being nervous I was a wreck how ridiculous I know! but the thrill and the excitement when our yearling filly VS PSophia (PShalomar imp USA xOyster Bay Shahtia) was awarded first place in the Futurity was amazing, first time we have ever

won a futurity!!!  Then out Bronc & PSophia went again for the Yearling Filly class where she placed first which meant she had to go back in for judging of Junior Purebred Filly OMG she WON I almost started to cry, talk about proud she was such a good girl on the day which was all I wanted.



VS PSophia

Photo Credit Emma Warbrooke


To top things off the show was EXTRA special with VS Tamaan winning the sire’s progeny class, thanks

to Nadja & Annie Jaehne with Bashirah Lodge Zinjara & Bashirah Lodge Nisma.




Bashirah Lodge Nisma

Photo Credit Emma Warbrooke

Bashirah Lodge Zinjara

Photo Credit Emma Warbrooke



Then two Tamaan son’s Bashirah Lodge Zinjara who was sashed Senior Champion Purebred Gelding &

Valley Springs Armaani who was sashed Junior Champion Purebred Gelding went out for judging of the

Supreme Purebred Gelding which was won by VS Armaani (VS Tamaan x Baring Court Innicah)

being sashed Supreme for the second year in a row for his owner’s Kerrie & Hayley McCarthy. 

VS Armaani was also awarded Champion Purebred State Bred & Owned with VS PSophia

placing 2nd.


VS Armaani

Photo Credit Emma Warbrooke



Foaling News 2017


So pleased for Jess Board & Kellie Tuskin with the safe arrival of a bay colt JB Valentino aka Forrest,

I know Kellie wanted a chestnut colt but at least she got half her wish, congratulations


Here at Valley Springs Arabians  we were so thrilled with the safe arrival of a beautiful grey filly

VS PShalana aka Lana out of VS Heaven Sent by PShalomar (USA).  This will be Heaven’s last foal and she will now be retired from breeding and enjoy being a mentor & paddock nanny to our future weanlings.




Expected Foals for 2018


With news that our dear friends Phill Ryan & Phil Wild from Hideaway are planning on leaving Tasmania and

moving interstate we decided we had best breed two mares to the stunning PShalomar (Imp USA) so

within a week we made two trips to Sunnyside with Baring Court Innicah and Oyster Bay Shahtia to be

bred to PShalomar.  We thought well at least one should be in foal but we are delighted to say both mares

were tested positive so bring on October 2018 another couple of fillies by the amazing PShalomar would be truly awesome, I know I am being greedy but I truly love this stallion


Baring Court Innicah Oyster Bay Shahtia
PShalomar (Imp USA)


Progeny Performance


Zintahn Masquerade (VS Tamaan x Camelot Ladyhawk)  aka “Blondie” 

is owned by Natalie Ramsay in NSW since being broken in Blondie has surpassed

all expectations and attended several shows under saddle and has accumulated

many awards already in her brief career to date.  It is so wonderful to see Blondie

doing so well making both ourselves and Lisa Dolbel extremely proud of her

achievements, congratulations Natalie wishing you both all the very best for your

continued success.


Zintahn Masquerade





Zinthan Masquerade attended the prestigious EAST COAST  CHAMPIONSHIPS 

in January to win Chamion Dual Reg Pinto, Champion Duel Reg Ridden Pinto, Top 5 Partbred Mare, Top 5 BPH, Top 5 Derivative Hunter Mare, Top 5 Partbred Ridden Mare. What a huge achievement so thrilled for Natalie and Blondie!


Zintahn Masquerade






Bashirah Loge Nisma  aka “Peanut” bred & owned by Maya, Nadja & Annastasia Jaehne.

Peanut attended her first ever show at Westbury on the 10th December 2017 and was awarded

Supreme Purebred Arabian to say that I was thrilled is an understatement, Nadja did an amazing job showing Peanut and her efforts paid off, congratulations.


Bashira Lodge Nisma


Vintage Chanel  aka  “Coco”  also attended a show on the same day in the South of Tasmania

I had no idea until I heard the news much to our delight Coco was awarded Supreme of Show out of a

very strong line up, what an achievement, congratulations Jess Board & Kellie Tuskin.


Vintage Chane


From Heaven with Love

(VS Tamaan x VS Heaven Sent)

          22/11/2005 – 19/7/2017


They say it only happens to the good ones, oh how true that saying is, all my Arabians & welsh ponies are special to me but some you just have that extra special bond with.   It is with a very sad heart I write the passing of our beautiful mare Missy, she was such a gem beautiful both inside and out, anyone & everyone loved Missy she even converted quite a few Arabian critics, she was such an honest gentle soul and the most amazingly comfortable horse I have ever ridden, she was a true Rolls Royce with a mind blowing extended trot and a true armchair canter.  We bred Missy, we showed her briefly for two Supreme Champion Purebred Exhibits then we broke her in she never put a hoof wrong and we enjoyed many miles pleasure riding together until due to my own health issues I was unable to ride her.  Missy was enjoyed for four years by my friend Lyn who felt she needed to get used to riding an Arabian whilst waiting for her gelding to come of age and start his ridden career. Once Lyn was able to ride her boy I felt so sorry for Missy sitting in the paddock, I have never known a horse that loved to go riding like Missy did, I contemplated selling her but it was not meant to be, so I offered her to another dear friend Sue, who also enjoyed some time riding her.  I am extremely grateful to Sue for arranging all the vet visits, treatment and looking after Missy so well for the last few months of her life. 

Missy you will be forever missed and never forgotten, until we meet again my sweetest beautiful girl.





Patara Solomon (VS Tamaan x Kate) took his lovely owner/breeder Pauline Cox to the Library today to change some books and say hello to Fiona.




Liz Siemicki was over the moon with the arrival of her filly Arwen out of Kalypso Momento we wish Liz all the very best with Arwen.



Evelyn Breraton so wanted a chestnut filly by Tamaan and fortunately Ruby fulfilled her wishes delivering a healthy chestnut filly just as requested known as “Flickers of Gold”.





Evelyn also keeps telling me that her gelding VS Prinz (VS Tamaan x Oyster Bay Shahtia) is growing too tall, nice to see Evelyn unintentionally managed to get on him bareback out of the blue, Prinz was 2 & ½

at the time, yes he is going to be a big boy!




 We have saved our best news (for us anyway lol) till last we are absolutely thrilled with the arrival of our first filly foal out of the beautiful Oyster Bay Shahtia by the ethereal stallion PShalomar (imp USA) we named our filly PSophia and she is more than we could have ever wished for she is going to be a big beautiful chestnut when fully grown, she has looks to die for, attitude to burn, excellent conformation and a very sweet disposition.  The photos below do not do her justice and has she changed since these were taken.  We hope to show PSophia this coming show season :-)






 VSA looks forward with much anticipation to the safe arrival of what will be our second foal by the stunning super sire PShalomar (imp USA) in September from VS Heaven Sent.


VS Heaven Sent PShalomar (imp USA)






Recently Vintage Chanel aka Coco was broken in and it was lovely to hear that Kellie Tuskin thoroughly enjoyed her recent outing with Coco at the NARC Navigation Ride, this was Coco’s first public ridden group outing

and Kellie was delighted with her excellent behavior making for a fun day out.


Vintage Chanel





we were ecstatic to see the beautiful gelding VS Armaani win Junior Champion Gelding at the Tas ARAB’s “A” class show in January 2017 and were so very proud when this gorgeous boy went on to be sashed Supreme Purebred Gelding by Mieke Bigg his owners Kerrie & Hayley McCarthy so deserve all the accolades having prepared & shown Armaani to absolute perfection, congratulations Kerrie & Hayley so pleased for you both.


Valley Springs Armaani (L-R Shane Reeve, Haylee McCarthy & Mieke Bigg)


November 2016

bring it! on we are ecstatic to announce that Oyster Bay Shahtia (BA Minstrel Bay x Magdalena) is in foal to the beautiful imported colt PShalomar (imp USA) (Shanghai EA x Psynammon). We are so looking forward to this foal. We have always admired many of the famous horses in PShalomar’s prestigious pedigree and to be now incorporating these bloodlines into our stud is a dream come true.  **** Filly  **** pleaseeeeeeeeeee


PShalomer (IMP USA) - 2016 Bronz Australian Champion Colt

Oyster Bay Shahtia

photo credit Sharon Meyers




We have another two of our treasured mares visiting PShalomar in September 2016 one being Baring Court Innicah (Oyster Bay Al Reane x Magdalena) aka Nickers and the other is VS Heaven Sent (Eastwinds Axplosion x Eastwinds Esperanto), we are determined to get at least one daughter by the magnificent PShalomar


Baring Court Innicah


VS Heaven Sent





2015 Foaling News


On the 1st December we welcomed our only foal for 2015 the very beautiful liver chestnut “Valley Springs Armaani” sired by VS Tamaan out of Baring Court Innicah.  Armaani is one of those foals you just love to have around he is so quiet and so friendly, love this cross  


VS Armaani


2015 saw the arrival of some lovely foals by Tamaan from various outside visiting mares, we congratulate all their owners and wish them all the very best for the future with their foals.


x Kalody Park Celeste Bay Colt


x Phenise Grey Colt


Noah's Park Pollianna - Grey Filly




Prince Simba  an Anglo gelding sired by Tamaan was diagnosed with Ross River Virus and after two years spent recovering he is now once again venturing out under saddle with his beloved owner Ellie Grice so good to see these two once again enjoying each other’s company doing what they love.




Dakota & Cody Smith have been competing in barrel racing at last season’s rodeos with their part bred Arabians, full siblings Pritty Mare & Pritty Boy both sired by Tamaan.  This coming season the girls are going to try their hand at roping with their mounts at the rodeos and we shall be looking forward to hearing how they go


Dakota Smith & Pritty Mare - Powrana Cody Smith & Pritty Boy - Harveydale


Foals Due for 2015


Tamaan covered Barring Court Innicah aka Nickers and she is due on the 23rd November and we are looking so forward to this foal. Nickers had a beautiful filly by Tamaan known a Baring Court Lateefa a few years ago but unfortunately Teefa died.


We also had five extremely lovely outside mares visit Tamaan and together with the owners we look forward to the arrival of these foals from October onwards, we thank the owners for entrusting their mares to us and we truly hope their hopes & dreams are fulfilled with the safe arrival of their foals.


Foaling 2014/15


2014 saw the arrival of two foals by VS Tamaan but whilst only two the quality is truly amazing VS Tamaan sired two extremely stunning athletic colts ........


Valley Springs has an extremely tall purebred chestnut colt, VS Prinz out of the beautiful mare Oyster Bay Shahtia, both ourselves and everyone that has seen Prinz in the flesh are truly blown away with this superb foal who is now proudly owned by Evelyn Brereton.




For Evelyn Brereton whose lovely Anglo mare Gem (sired by Kerrilea Mi Kushmah) produced a lovely chestnut colt named Traces of Gold on the 17th January 2015 congratulations Evelyn I know you really love this colt.



Baring Court Innicah


We are so delighted to announce that Baring Court Innicah aka Nickers now also calls VSA home and we are extremely grateful to Selina Ahel for allowing us to purchase this superb mare, being a half sister to Oyster Bay Shahtia and having already produced a filly by Tamaan a few years

ago we are sure that she will also cross very well with Tamaan and we look forward to the future breeding some superb foals from Nickers.




Erica Nicholls

 posted on Face Book recently how pleased she is with her boy “Pie” so great to hear that this little fellow is following in both his parents hoof steps and being such an awesome first time ridden mount.




Shakla’s Maya

Maya pictured below taken 2nd March is now rising 4yo and is one very special filly her beautiful dam Shakla’s Mystique (SK Shakla Khan x Pacquinell Shakira) was put in foal to Tamaan for her first foal at the age of twenty.  Much to our delight she gave her owner Vanessa Powell the beautiful filly known as Maya.

I so love to hear or receive updates from the owners of progeny by Tamaan and was delighted to know how truly happy Vanessa is with her filly.






It was so nice to see Nadja out enjoying the Navigation Ride at Sassafras with her purebred gelding Bashira Lodge Zinjara aka “Zameel” who has grown into such a handsome young man. Recently they were at a club fun day and I saw Zameel in the distance and thought hmmm gee that is a nice looking horse, not even realising who it was lol.  Those that know me know that this is so very true, old blind eyes lol.








Valley Springs Nadal

(Abu Sayeid x J’adore Nizette)

aka “Squizz” was recently broken in, much to the delight of his loving owner Lyn Wrigley he has been absolutely amazing taking everything in his stride.  Squizz & Lynn visited recently and together with a group of friends we went trail riding, I must say I have not seen a youngster behave so well on his first group outing and it was so obvious how much he (with ears pricked) & Lyn (smile from ear to ear) thoroughly enjoyed every minute of their ride.

Lyn & Squizz, lesson time in the arena 25/5/14


Endurance News

Whilst searching International Endurance Results I was delighted to find some info on Bashirah Lodge Zahir (VS Tamaan x Dowling Nefertari) aka “Dood” to find that he is successfully competing and was placed 45th out of 145 horses in the 120km Emaar Endurance Challenge in Dubai, December 2013.

But even more exciting for me was finding  Valley Springs Extreme  (Eastwinds Axceptional x Eastwinds Second Spring) aka “Exy” who is closely related being a half sister to Tamaan is still successfully competing at endurance with the Dubai Endurance Stables, what an amazing mare she is to still be competing in endurance at 13 years of age.

Foaling News 2013/2014

Delighted to announce the first foal for the 2013 season a gorgeous chestnut filly Bashirah Lodge Nisma (pending)   aka “Peanut” out of Rosecliffe Savannah congratulations to Maya, Nadja & Annie Jaehne of Bashirah Lodge.


Photo credit Sharon Meyers


Next a very elegant bay colt out of Noah’s Park Polliana exactly what I wanted her to have for me last season, but my sincere thanks to Susan Prewer for allowing me to have this lovely foal, finally a future riding gelding for me by my much loved stallion Tamaan.

Photo credit Sharon Meyers


Congratulations to Jessica Board & Kelly Tuskin on the safe arrival of the gorgeous bay filly “Coco” out of the riding pony mare Tapu Sentennial


Learning Tricks

Please click here to watch a video of Soloman (VS Tamaan x Kate) a yearling teaching himself to 'see saw' thank you to Pauline and Emily Cox for sharing this video footage of Soloman

Oyster Bay Shahtia

We are extremely delighted to announce and welcome the arrival of Oyster Bay Shahtia (BA Minstrel Bay x  Magdelana) who will now reside at VSA, we would like to sincerely thank Selina Ahel for allowing us the privilege to purchase this beautiful mare whom we have admired for many years.  Tia will be a very much loved & cared for member of our equine family.

VS Faareedah  aka  Ruby

Today I said goodbye to my precious Ruby who has gone to live with her new owner Karly Hill.
I wish Karly all the very best with her and I know she will take good care of Ruby.  Karly is one
of From Heaven with Love aka Missy biggest fans and now she has her full sister Ruby, I look
forward to seeing them both out and about in the future.

Endurance Update

Denise Williams is extremely pleased with her gelding, Valley Springs Nazaan (x VS Tamaan) on his first endurance training ride, wishing them both many more enjoyable miles together.

VS Nazaan & Denise Williams #45
VS Nazaan & Denise Williams

All Grown Up!

Patara Majic (VS Tamaan x Pepper) turned 5yo this season, so time to start on a new phase of education with Emily Cox, jumping, lots of fun to be had.

2012 Foaling News

September saw the first arrival for the season of an extremely handsome palomino colt named Shareef out of the beautiful grey mare Shasalina Shaharni Kaarn much to the delight of Gwennyth & Michael Williams now located in NSW.


After going 15 days past her due date VS Heaven Sent gave birth to a beautiful filly now known as Ruby.   Finally after seven years we have a full sister to “From Heaven with Love” aka Missy.  It has been a long wait but so very worthwhile, couldn’t be happier :-)

Ruby at 1 day old
Ruby at 2 days old
Ruby at 1 week old




Congratulations to Lisa Dobel and Camelot Lady Hawk who finally (15 days over) gave birth to a beautiful palomino & white filly named Zintahn Masquerade (aka Blondie).




Noah’s Park Pollianna (Section B welsh pony) who is currently leased from her owner Susan Prewer,  delivered a gorgeous petite chestnut roan filly foal on the 29th October named VS Pandora who in a few years time will be my next riding pony, I definitely need a smaller mount lol.

Pandora at 1 day old
Pandora at 9 days old




Then came the arrival of a tall stunning filly much to the delight of Hannah Vandongen out of the leased mare Shasalina Esteem Amira.  Hannah wanted a chestnut filly with bling and her wishes were deservedly granted.


Tamirah, 3 day old filly
Tamirah 4 weeks old




Erica Nicolls sent news that her pony mare Sari had given birth to a lovely chestnut colt known as “Pie”on the 16th November and both were doing really well.

Colt x Sari




On the 18th November the lovely chestnut thoroughbred mare Delz Bells gave birth to a stunning chestnut colt for his owner Karly Hill who is extremely pleased with him

Colt 11 days old x Delz Bells
Colt 11 days old x Delz Bells




Last but by no means least Valley Springs Sharanto aka Shataan finally delivered a leggy grey colt for Jessica Board, this boy will be known as Hunter

Hunter at 3 days old
Hunter at 3 days old




Tom Quilty June 2012

We would sincerely like to congratulate Viv Lawson and Valley Springs Saarina on their successful completion of 160kms at the Tom Quilty. 
Totally unaware that Saarina was entered until we looked through the list.  We were so delighted and thrilled to be there and see and cheer on Viv and Saarina, what a fantastic result, well done!!!


Introducing Valley Springs Kamal


Last but by no means least we are extremely proud to announce the arrival of Valley Springs Kamal sired by Gai El Jullyen out of Oyster Bay Shahtia.  Kamal was so worth the wait he is one extremely stunning boy and no doubt a future star in the making.





J'adore Nizette

*** SOLD *** 

congratulations to Melissa & Keith Reid, Reid River Arabians


2012 Allbreeds Stallion Parade

Tamaan along with many other stallions strutted their stuff recently at the Tasmanian All Breeds Stallion Parade in February, it was so nice to see Bronc on the end of the lead with a smile on his face.


The highlight for me at the parade was seeing Nadja Jaehne and Valley Springs Tamaanah doing a display before the audience, I was so proud of them both needless to say ..........



Tamaan’s 2011 Foaling News!!!!

Breeding is not for the faint hearted, Tamaan covered ten mares in 2010 all preg tested in foal, from which there was five foals born for 2011.  But we persevere regardless for the love of it!!!!

On the positive side of breeding we saw the beautiful regal Shaklas Mystique turn twenty years old in 2011 and give birth to her first foal an absolutely stunning chestnut filly.  All the efforts paid off and it was so worthwhile our congratulations go to Vanessa Whelan owner of Mystique and her beautiful filly Maya.


We received news from Rebecca Harrison, delighted to announce the arrival of Arjuna Ridge Rafan a lovely chestnut colt out of Follydown Jumanah.


Shane Reeve from Shasalina stud told us in no uncertain terms he wanted his mare Lynn-Roy Amira Serina to have a chestnut filly, well a filly was born but alas it was bay, however Shane is so pleased with his filly, Shasalina Amira Sharmana (pending) that he says the colour does not matter now lol.



Kantarabia Park Tiger Lilly presented Krystal Reid from Archerville Arabians with a long awaited chestnut filly, and what a stunning filly she is.


Pauline Cox notified me that their mare Kate had a live healthy colt foal and he in now frolicking around the paddock where she could enjoy watching him from her kitchen window.  Last season Kate had a foal which unfortunately died soon after birth and Kate reared an orphaned foal, so it is so nice to know that Kate has her own baby to look after this year. 


Needless to say Tamaan has quite a few foals due from September 2012 onwards some mares visited for a second year in a row, we sincerely hope this year they will give their owners a much awaited foal plus a few new mares are also expecting foals by Tamaan, we wish everyone all the very best with their expectant mares and look forward to hearing their foaling news next season.

Tas ARAB’s All Breeds Extravaganza

Congratulations to Nadja & Baring Court Zinjara aka Zameel on being awarded Reserve Champion gelding in the Arab ring an awesome achievement for a youngster shown against the mature men.


Bashirah Lodge Zahir aka Dood, sired by VS Tamaan out of Dowling Neferatari has recently hit the endurance track, successfully completing 4 x 80 km rides and has been exported to the UAE.



VALE - Baring Court Lateefa (Valley Springs Tamaan x Baring Court Innacah) it is with great sadness that I report that the beautiful mare, Teefa suffered a stroke and had to be put down late December 2011.  Such a shame she was a beautiful mare, a tragic loss.




***SOLD***    September 2011 

Valley Springs Nazaan (VS Tamaan x J'Adore Nizette)

We are all delighted to announce that Nazaan has gone to a wonderful home with Denise Williams, we wish Denise and Nazaan all the very best and look forward to hearing about his endurance career in the future.

Funday August 2011

It was absolutely awesome to see Nadja and VS Tamaanah out enjoying themselves at the THRO Funday having their first attempt at jumping!!!  Could be their forte.        

Photo - Jessica Tanner


Nadja would not leave Zameel at home alone so he went along too, he was so well behaved, this was his first outing

It’s okay Mum it’s not that serious!!!

Agfest May 2011

It was truly wonderful to see both Tamaan and his son Bashirah Lodge Zahir at Agfest.  The weather was oh so kind to us and thanks to all those that participated in the Costume Display on an awesome turnout.

Love this pic had to share, so mystical!!!

Bashirah Lodge Zahir & Monica Tanner

From Heaven With Love

Well it has only taken me four years to get some updated photos of Missy, for some reason when I went to catch her this morning to go for a ride she decided it was time to show off and let off some steam.  So I rushed inside & grabbed the camera and when I returned she immediately decided okay now I will continue, make sure you get some good shots mum!!!!

After which we went and did what we love most, had an awesome trail ride.  I could not have asked for a better day!!!!


Gai El Jullyen (Imp USA)   (Jullyen El Jamaal x Gai Fantasha)

We are thrilled to announce that our friend & fellow Arabian breeder Selina Ahel has kindly allowed us to lease her gorgeous purebred mare Oyster Bay Shahtia (BA Minstrel Bay x Magdalena).  Tia  has been put in foal to Gai El Jullyen. Jullyen is one of the most stunning Arabian stallions we have had the pleasure of recently viewing and we are looking forward with great anticipation to the resulting foal. 

Gai El Jullyen (imp USA)
Oyster Bay Shahtia

We sincerely thank both Phill Ryan & Phil Wild from Hideaway Farm for making this awesome opportunity possible for us and other fellow Tasmanian Arabian breeders to utilise this magnificent worldwide acclaimed stallion, truly a once in a lifetime opportunity!!!

Our Stud Breeding Update

Valley Springs Arabians is extremely excited about the forth coming foaling season expecting foals by two very different exciting stallions

Due October 2011

J’adore Nizette is in foal to the stunning purebred Arabian stallion Abu Sayeid (Om El Abadan (exp France) x Sanroblee Marmara)

Maggie our tri coloured tobiano mare is in foal to the impressive black & white homozygous pinto Part Arabian stallion,Sweet Meadows Appache Rebel


Breeding Season 2010

Tamaan covered various outstanding outside mares this season and has several foals due from October onwards.  We are extremely proud that so many people have had the foresight to breed their mares to Tamaan realising the outstanding potential this stallion offers.  A proven sire of superb purebred & partbred foals which all have their sire's amazing people loving temperament.


2010 Progeny Update

In January I found time to visit with Maya and see how Nadja’s foal Bashirah Lodge Zameel  was growing up
and take some photos of this gorgeous little man who doesn’t half mind showing off for the camera


News Update January 2011

Nadja started her school holidays by enjoying riding Tamaanah, have to wait a while for her little man Zameel to grow up.



We sincerely hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a great start to the new year.
Just had to share this special picture of Nadja with her foal Bashirah Lodge Zameel. 
Oh so cute !!!!



First foals for 2010

Congratulations go to Claire, her part Arab mare Ulinga aka Fanny giving birth to a very cute filly
this morning (Saturday 20th November), talk about friendly the filly known as Pepper just come straight up
to us much to Mia’s delight getting heaps of pats.


On Thursday the 7th October 2010 Dowling Nefertari presented us with a beautiful chestnut going grey colt. As yet he is un-named whilst his young owner searches for that perfect name.

*** SCID Clear ***

Valley Springs Tamaan has been tested & certified as SCID Clear, we always thought he was but it is nice to be 100% sure andbe able to give mare owners that assurance.


Belated International Endurance News

Congratulations to Karen & Jessica Gall on the sale in 2009 and exportation to Dubai of
Valley Springs Extreme (EW Axceptional x EW Second Spring) as an endurance horse.
Extreme is a half sister to our stallion VS Tamaan who is also out of EW Second Spring
so we are extremely proud not only to have bred Extreme but to also own her half brother.


Valley Springs Saarina

Congratulations to Valley Springs Saarina & Viv Lawson placing 1st middle weight at the Cliftonvale Endurance ride.


VS Nazaan

VS Nazaan (VS Tamaan x J’adore Nizette) is now rising 3yo purebred gelding he belongs to Amanda Lyon and has only recently been broken in by Leanne Gonninon.
Nazaan and Leanne made a trip to a NARC instruction day in May and although they had not had a ride for a month all went superbly.

Well what do you think?
Lets see!
We are off!!
Lets go...
and join in


Agfest 6th & 7th May 2010

Leonie Kirkhope was asked to attend Agfest & be a part of an Arabian costume display, her answer was yes 'if Sherry will let me take Tamaan'.

So with only three weeks’ notice I decided to look for a costume, whilst browsing the web looking for a pattern to make one I found exactly the costume I had in mind so after some deliberation it was decided to put our pending decking repair job on hold and buy a costume for Tamaan & Leonie to strut their stuff in.  Very happy with it and extremely pleased with Tamaan making his first mega public appearance with Leonie and taking everything in his usual un-phased stride.  The Arabian costume display was awesome and a credit to everyone that participated.



Our last show for the season was the Tas ARABs Annual “A” class show held at Westbury on the 17th January 2010.
After a great deal of deliberation we decided to enter Tamaan for this show, and following the huge success at the three previous shows with each of our gorgeous mares we thought we should at least give Tamaan one outing.
Leonie Kirkhope had not ridden Tamaan since December 2008 but she insisted that with only two weeks preparation prior to the show she was certain he would be ready to compete at his first show under saddle.
Saturday 17th January was a beautiful day and despite having attended numerous shows I was extremely nervous.
Bronc showed Tamaan in the led section judged by Glenys Lilley from NSW he was awarded Supreme Champion Led Purebred Exhibit much to our delight.

Photo Credit: Bridey Lee

Next came the ridden section being judged by Allan Preston from NSW, one of Australias highest credentialed judges, the tension built I was so nervous & excited I became quite vocal much to everyone’s amusement when Tamaan & Leonie placed 1st in the Open Stallion class and then the ULTIMATE was Tamaan being awarded Supreme Purebred Ridden Arabian it was a dream come true and a day never to be forgotten, our sincere thanks go to Leonie she had the foresight & belief in Tamaan to know that they could achieve this.  Never in our wildest dreams did we think this was possible at his first show under saddle.  Tamaan is an amazing Arabian stallion, we are so fortunate to have bred him and have him in our lives.

Photo credit: Bridey Lee


Super Show Season !!!!!!!!

2009 has been a super show season for VSA we decided to attend three shows and enter a different mare at each show, we are so proud & overwhelmed with our girls’ successes.  This year will be one that will not be forgotten.  Still on cloud 9 !!!!!!!!!!

Burnie Show    VS Heaven Sent       Champion Mare & Supreme Purebred Exhibit  Judge:  Meike Bigg (QLD)

M & A Allbreeds Championships          From Heaven with Love                       

Champion Mare & Supreme Purebred Exhibit          Judge:  Cherie Edwards (QLD)


 Tas ARABs “B” class & Allbreeds        J’adore Nizette            

Champion Mare & Supreme Purebred Exhibit            Judge:  Belinda Hoillie (South Australia)




Belated congratulations go to Denise Williams & Valley Springs Summer Haze on 1st place in the Heavy Weight Division of the 2008 Tasmanian Endurance Championships and their many other successful endurance accomplishments.  Wishing them both all the best for the future they certainly make a great team.

Foals for 2009

Sunny has had a lovely tall chestnut colt, unfortunately Sunny just isn’t prepared to pass on the dilute gene for a palomino foal, regardless Irene is impressed with her latest edition.    


VS Lil

After persisting for three years despite the vets telling us to give up Clair Tubb’s arab x welsh pony mare Ulinga aka Fanny gave birth to her bundle of joy a filly known as “Lil” short for Little One.  Everyone is so delighted, Fanny will be 21yo next January and she is the doting proud mother.

Photos taken 16th November 2009


Sweet Rebecca

Margie & Mathrew Johnson of Westbury are extremely delighted with their chestnut anglo filly out of Sweet Rebecca and I must admit I am very impressed with the anglo foals sired by Tamaan to date.


Other News

Annie & VS Tamaanah having some fun.

Annie and Tamaanah are moving forward in leaps and bounds despite plenty of setbacks! hopefully in the next year we will see them out and about not only in halter but under saddle if they keep up the good work!


Show News

Valley Springs Heaven Sent had her first outing in 7 years on Sunday 4th October to the Burnie Show judged by Mieke Bigg (Queensland).  Heaven is such a drama queen but once she was given the once over and presented for her classes she showed beautifully for Bronc.
Heaven won classic head, placed second in classic trot, won the mare class and was awarded Supreme Champion Purebred much to our delight.

New Arrival

VSA have a new edition to the family with the acquisition of a colourful non Arab mare known as Maggie, she has the sweetest disposition and was previously a tourist trail riding horse at Cradle Mountain, Maggie was bred to Tamaan late last season and is due to hopefully give us a coloured foal on about the 3rd February 2010.

The youngsters.............
During winter a couple of Tamaan’s progeny started some under saddle education and are proving to be excellent riding horses for the whole family to enjoy

      VS Tamaanah & Annie Jaehne aboard showing us just how laid back she is


Bronc & I have broken in, From Heaven with Love  aka “Missy”  and I am delighted to say she is a fantastic riding horse and I could not be more happy with her, she has an excellent walking stride,  her trot is huge she sure does cover the country and her canter is like sitting in a rocking chair just so smooth she is the most pleasurable youngster I have ever ridden.

               Shock horror yes it is Bronc riding Ezar

Missy does care whether she is leading the way or following


                  What a glorious view!


I recently received one of the best compliments from a vet that visited us and a non Arab lover at that, he had previously visited Doug Stevens at Evandale to geld “Simba” an Anglo foal by Tamaan and he told me that he was very impressed with him,  he is so well put together, and has such great attitude and he is just so sensible.   I replied all Tamaan’s foals are like that and he said  well if that is the case you have a very good stallion.   Needless to say I was pretty chuffed by his comments.

Foals Due.....

Tamaan has four foals due 2009/10 we are really looking forward to them all arriving safely, the first is Fanny an extremely pretty Welsh/Arab cross pony she is almost 20yo and it has taken us three years to get her in foal despite the vets telling us to forget it she was past it, her eagerly awaited foal is due in September.

In October Sunny is due, just hoping she has a palomino for Irene’s sake this time round.  To Irene there is only one good colour and that is palomino, mind you she is very pleased with her previous liver chestnut filly, Flame also by Tamaan and despite being harassed by numerous people to sell Flame she is still with Irene, mind you if Sunny has a palomino foal that could change.

Sweet Rebecca (TB) is due in November followed last but not least Maggie due in February next year.

Tamaan has a busy breeding season for 2009 approaching which we are certain he will be extremely delighted about.  Four people, who if not previously are now all good friends of ours who have previously bred their mares to Tamaan are obviously pleased with Tamaan as a sire as they are bringing mares back to him again this season which we think is absolutely fantastic.

This coming summer I am planning on getting out and about and visiting many of Tamaan’s off spring to get some much needed updated photos of them all grown up.



After four years absence Tamaan has returned to the show ring and was awarded “Supreme Purebred Arabian Exhibit” at the Monds & Affleck Allbreeds Championships, judged by Alan Preston (NSW) who recently judged in Las Vegas & Brazil.  Tamaan was a pleasure to show and won many admirers for his beauty and impeccable behaviour on the day.
On his second outing on the 28th November at the Tas ARABs “A” Class show Tamaan was awarded “Champion Purebred Stallion” judged by Meredith Scullin (Vic).

Photo Credit -  Nadeen Davis  2/11/08



Elle Grice & her grandfather Doug Stevenson from Evandale are absolutely thrilled with their flashy chestnut colt out of the gracious thoroughbred mare Not Vindictive aka Tara.
“He is just perfect and could not have been any better if we had made him ourselves, says Doug”. 
 Known as Simba he is Tamaan’s first Anglo foal and we are all delighted with him.


Sunny a palomino mare belonging to Irene Glover from Waharija has a gorgeous liver chestnut filly.


The gorgeous bay purebred mare Asdiqa Amethyst aka Coco has delighted the Flademore family after giving birth to a very pretty chestnut filly.

Pic coming soon

Sales News

Baring Court Jai has recently been sold to Renee & Duncan How from Liena.  We wish them all the very best in the future and hope that Jai full fills their dreams.

Baring Court Lateefa has left us and is now proudly owned by Lucinda Glover from Chudleigh we know Teefa has a very loving & caring home and we wish Lucy & Teefa lots of joy & pleasure together in the future.


*******VS Open day 2nd of December 2007 ******

On the 2nd December 2007 friends & visitors were made welcome to the first Open Day to be held since the foundation of Valley Springs Arabians fifteen years ago. It was a glorious sunny day and everyone sat back & relaxed and enjoyed the afternoon, firstly seeing the stud’s resident stallion VS Tamaan both in hand and again returning under saddle ridden by Leonie Kirkhope. Earlier that week Leonie and Tamaan became reacquainted for the first time in 19 months in between Tamaan’s busy mare serving schedule and put on a splendid display showing how tractable & well mannered this young stallion truly is. Next the beautiful mares of Valley Springs then made their appearance and were released at liberty showing their true presence & awesome movement, followed by some of Tamaan’s progeny ranging from 3 months to 3 years old. Much to Sherry & Bronc’s delight the presentation went off without a hitch and was thoroughly enjoyed by all those present.

Sincere thanks go to all the friends & family who without their help this day would not have been possible.


For pictures of the open day click here



(Espiration x Esperanda)

Katrina McGilchrist from NSW reports that Eastwinds Esperanto aka Honey has had a gorgeous chestnut filly by Tamaan and both mother & baby are doing well.

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