The Lost Herd of Challa

These mares and their progeny form the nucleus of the "Lost Herd of Challa."

The Lost Herd is the tongue in cheek name we give to the horses running out in Jinner paddock, a vast 10 x 8 km paddock just east of the homestead. Whilst they are not, in fact lost - they know exactly where they are - they can sometimes be difficult to locate. On occasions we have driven out daily looking for them without success and only find them with the help of the expert aerial mustering pilot, Ashley, and his Cessna 172.

The Lost Herd of Challa are arguably the most peaceful and contented mob of horses in the country.

Mt Tawonga Belinda

Mt Tawonga Belinda (Holly) 15h brown pure Morgan mare

Mt Tawonga Tarraji x Mt Tawonga Linda (2002)

Our beautiful mare, Holly chose us when we visited the Mt Tawonga Morgan Stud in Victoria. Of all the horses there, she was the one who came to us and stood with us. A few months later we had the opportunity to purchase her in foal to Mt Tawonga Tobey.

Holly has a damaged right eye. She hurt the eye as a young horse and is blind in it but she continues to astound us with her sixth sense.

When Holly arrived at Challa she had never seen a human ride a horse and after her initial amazement subsided she began to follow me around when I rode the other horses. She soon had a filly foal at foot (Challa Station Willow) but continued to show a great interest in being ridden.

After the foal was weaned I decided to start her under saddle. She was 9 years old. We took things very slowly and I really enjoyed the challenge of starting a one eyed horse. As long as I positioned myself exactly right on her blind side she would respond just as she did on her good side. She learned to lunge, long rein, and work under saddle. She hasn’t had a great deal of work under saddle, but at least she now understands what is happening when she sees me ride away on another horse.

Holly’s is a really friendly mare and we share an unspoken bond. She is the lead mare of the herd and keeps the youngsters in line. She has the kindest nature we could hope for and passes this on to her very beautiful foals.

Holly's had one foal before we bought her however it sadly died. Since then she has produced three lovely fillies for us, Challa Station Willow (by Mt Tawonga Tobey, 2010) Challa Station Forever (by Eiben's Sterling, 2012) and Challa Station Captivate (by Koolaroo Klasique Ebony, 2013) and a colt, Challa Station Justified in 2017.


 

Mt Tawonga Belinda

2002/12/27

Marvelous Encore

Ryegate Major

Stillwater Indigo

Major's Nubbin

Moro Hills Royrita

Dyberry Ethan

Lippitt Rita Roy

Mt Tawonga Miss Mary

Aura Dell Charlie Brown

Saddleback Sultan

Saddleback Sundance

Lizotte Lil Bridget

Ortawn's Premiere

Wawayanda Wallington

Kingston

Applevale Lyric

Wawayanda Maequin

Brorock Markquinn

Brown Mae

Aura Dell Misty

Saddleback Sultan

Orcland Dondarling

Donene Pepper

Saddleback Sundance

Applevale Donalect

Waltz Time

Challa Station Willow

Challa Station Willow (born Sep 11th 2010) was the first Morgan born at Challa Station. She is by Mt Tawonga Tobey from Mt Tawonga Belinda. She competed in the 2015 Australian National Morgan Show at Brookleigh Equestrian Centre in Perth, winning first place in the In Hand Trail class, placing second in the Liberty Class and third in the purebred mare 4-5 years class. Since then she has been started under saddle and in harness. She has a remarkable nature and I have not known a sweeter, gentler mare than Willow.



 

Equinox Royalty

Dyberry Bob

Lippitt Billy Ash

Lippitt Miss Nemoka

Royalton Debbie Darling

Ethan Eldon

Lippitt Darling

Mt Tawonga Miss Mary

Aura Dell Charlie Brown

Saddleback Sultan

Saddleback Sundance

Lizotte Lil Bridget

Ortawn's Premiere

Mt Tawonga Belinda

2002/12/27

Marvelous Encore

Ryegate Major

Moro Hills Royrita

Mt Tawonga Miss Mary

Aura Dell Charlie Brown

Lizotte Lil Bridget

Wawayanda Wallington

Wawayanda Maequin

Aura Dell Misty

Saddleback Sultan

Saddleback Sundance

Greenstone Dandaloo and Greenstone Giaginye

Greenstone Dandaloo and Greenstone Giaginye hail from the high country in Victoria. Bred by Wendy Jubb Stoney, they are full sisters by Tuis Nimrod out of Mt Tawonga Vicky. They have adapted to station life extremely well. 

Dandaloo is the image of her beautiful dam, Victoria. She is divine in every way but still a little timid. Her name means "Pretty Little Thing."
Giaginye is the bold older sister. Her name means "pleased to meet you." Both mares arrived at Challa Station early in 2016.

Greenstone Dandaloo is the mother of Challa Station Wildflower (2016) by Watching Royalty.

Greenstone Giaginye is the mother of Challa Gold Rush (2017) by Australian Stock Horse, Benalong Waymore Wishes

Greenstone Dandaloo (left) and Greenstone Giaginye at Stockyard Creek, Victoria.

Greenstone Dandaloo (left) and Greenstone Giaginye at Stockyard Creek, Victoria.

Greenstone Giaginye

Greenstone Giaginye

Taproot Paul Revere

Taproot Command Pilot

Deer Run Command

Taproot Copper Iris

Taproot Sweet Flag

UVM Dexter

UVM Harmony

Tui's Secret Song

JMF Royal Secret

Windhover Regency

Appleton Debutante

JMF Beam Song

Whispering High Beam

TS Atlantics Ebony

Equinox Royalty

Dyberry Bob

Royalton Debbie Darling

Mt Tawonga Miss Mary

Aura Dell Charlie Brown

Lizotte Lil Bridget

Wawayanda Wallington

Wawayanda Maequin

Aura Dell Misty

Saddleback Sultan

Saddleback Sundance

Greenstone Dandaloo nursing Challa Station Wildflower

Greenstone Dandaloo nursing Challa Station Wildflower

Greenstone Dandaloo

2010/10/20

Taproot Paul Revere

Taproot Command Pilot

Deer Run Command

Taproot Copper Iris

Taproot Sweet Flag

UVM Dexter

UVM Harmony

Tui's Secret Song

JMF Royal Secret

Windhover Regency

Appleton Debutante

JMF Beam Song

Whispering High Beam

TS Atlantics Ebony

Equinox Royalty

Dyberry Bob

Royalton Debbie Darling

Mt Tawonga Miss Mary

Aura Dell Charlie Brown

Lizotte Lil Bridget

Wawayanda Wallington

Wawayanda Maequin

Aura Dell Misty

Saddleback Sultan

Saddleback Sundance

Challa Station Captivate

Challa Station Captivate

Challa Station Captivate was reserve Champion Mare in the Morgan Horse Association's Photo Conformation Show in 2015 and again in 2017.

Born in 2013 to Mt Tawonga Belinda by Koolaroo Klasique Ebony, Challa Station Captivate, or Molly, is a lovely dark brown mare with a big personality. Confident and friendly, she is a real pleasure to have around. She will be started under saddle before she is bred. 

 

Koolaroo Klasique Ebony

7/8 Lippitt Morgan Stallion.

Karenza Apollo

Karenza Kingpin

Ryegate Syndicate

Covenant Kaelyn Moro

Okan Missed Easter

Meredith Bilirubin

Good News Priscilla

Red Bluff Kareena

Marvelous Encore

Ryegate Major

Moro Hills Royrita

Mt Tawonga Kate

Equinox Royalty

Lizotte Lil Bridget

Mt Tawonga Belinda

2002/12/27

Marvelous Encore

Ryegate Major

Moro Hills Royrita

Mt Tawonga Miss Mary

Aura Dell Charlie Brown

Lizotte Lil Bridget

Wawayanda Wallington

Wawayanda Maequin

Aura Dell Misty

Saddleback Sultan

Saddleback Sundance

Red Bluff Just the Ticket (Dec)

By the faultless imported sire, Justin Morning Glory and  out of Mt Tawonga Nicolla, this lovley chestnut mare brought not only her magnificent conformation and temperament to the herd, but some new genetics to WA as well.

Ticket came from the Red Bluff Morgan Stud in Victoria and was bred by Jenny Bird, one of the most experienced and particular Morgan breeders in the country.

Ticket produced a lovely palomino filly in September 2013. We called her Challa Station Symphony.


We were devastated when we lost Ticket to colic in Feb 2014. She was in foal to Koolaroo Klasique Ebony. 


 

Red Bluff Just the Ticket (Dec)