Situated on 80 magnificent acres overlooking Port Phillip Bay, and established in 2006, ‘Ablue Moon’ was trademarked in 2016. Arguably the premier Arabian Pony stud in Australia, and with an international reputation for excellence, the stud is owned and operated by mother and daughter team Dee and Nicola Kelly.
We specialise in producing ponies of sound minds, sound bodies, and captivating beauty for women (and gentlemen) of all ages. We prioritise safety, manageability and temperament, understand the desire for success, and place a heavy emphasis on our ideal pony in terms of type, colour and appeal. Between us, we have over fifty years’ experience with horses, primarily Arabians, and are very well-supported in our endeavours by the non-horsey men of the family, who kindly provide labour and tech support.
Our Arabian Ponies are bred for the show and dressage arenas, but have the potential to ‘achieve anything’. Generally representing crosses between Arabian and Welsh lines, many are also Half-Arabians, with a registered Purebred Arabian parent.
Our resident stallion, Ablue Moon Rising, was born on the farm in 2006. Unshown due to the Equine Influenza outbreak in 2007, and subsequently as a result of a broken nose and jaw in 2008, Zing’s outstanding progeny have represented their sire with success at the highest levels across the country. Zing does not stand at public stud, but each year we offer a small number of his progeny to the most discerning homes.
Our small band of exquisite broodmares are arguably Australia’s most admired collection of Arabian Pony females. With premium bloodlines, superb individual type, and colour, these ladies are the framework of our specialised and exclusive breeding programme. Our original group of foundation mares all produced highly decorated progeny who have excelled on the national show circuit, and our current broodmare band is composed of a small number of home-bred gems.
The principle Arabian bloodlines of our stock include El Shaklan and Nazeer (via Ansata Ibn Halima and Morafic), with Menai Silver Sand and Cherrington Sir Jason being our primary pony lines. These bloodlines, combined with exceptional individual quality, have reliably crossed to produce foals of the highest calibre. In terms of Arabian purity, our ponies range from 33% to 82%, and their heights range from 12hh to 14.2hh. Ablue Moon ponies are consistent achievers in halter rings all across Australia, and have been awarded Australian, East Coast, National, State, Royal, Barastoc, AA-Class, A-Class, Supreme & Multi-Championship titles.
Our stock are now commencing their saddle careers and, from limited outings to date, their results have already been exceptional. Their achievements include National Supreme, Royal, State and Pony of the Year Championships in the show ring, as well as wins and Championships in the Dressage and Combined Training arenas. We look forward to following the continuation of their careers, and to seeing the next generation make their debuts in due course.