Our Philosophy

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Little Avondale Stud is not only Big on Winning - it's also big on attention to detail.
Each and every horse on our property is treated as an individual. At any time, there's a mixture of client and stud owned mares, foals and yearlings, and they're all carefully monitored.

At all times, you can find out what your horse is up to. All foals born at LA are personally attended to by Sam and all yearlings born on the farm are carefully branded with the LA mark by Sam providing this is the clients wish. From a certain age, all the colts at Little Avondale get their own paddock in beautifully but even more importantly safely fenced paddocks. This has been critical to reducing the injuries that wooden fencing can cause.

Our carefully chosen team are experienced horse people and report directly to Sam

Our aim is to always to produce the stars of the future, focusing on colts and fillies who can run AND win.

Ultimately, we all want Group Winners, but along the way, it's all about having masses amounts of fun as a horse travels through the ranks.

Just look at the LA bred, reared or sold G1 winner Bonham, G1 winner Dal Cielo, G1 winner Viadana, G1 winner Xanadu, G2 winner Saracino,  G2 winner Savvy Nature, G3 winner Addictive Nature, G3 winner Usanity, G3 winner Karla Bruni, G3 winner Eloa and the wonderful multiple stakes winners and G1 placed Rapid Kay and Rocanto

We encourage friends and family to experience the fun that is thoroughbred breeding and racing so they can enjoy the successes with us. If you think you'd like a share in a racehorse or are considering purchasing one at the sales just give the LA Team a call.
Little Avondale Farm

Two exceptional young people putting a lot into racing and other important things outside racing

Mick Ormond, Waipukurau Breeder/Owner