The Horses - Australian Brumby Challenge

HVBA Thor
HVBA Thor

HVBA Thor is a rising yearling filly who was conceived in the wild and born at the VBA's colleague; the Hunter Valley Brumby Associations Sanctuary after his mother's (HVBA Mountain Ash) capture. Thor entering the Australian Brumby Challenge was the perfect answer to VBA's concerns regarding shipping a young yearling all the way to NSW to his trainer, as the HBVA are situated only hours away from Thor's new trainers property! Thor grew up in a wild herd and was weaned a month before the Australian Brumby Challenge commenced. Mountain Ash and Thor originate from the Long Plain region of the Kosciuszko National Park in New South Wales. Mountain Ash will likely commence training at the HBVA soon as she continues to get used to domestic life. Young Thor will be trained by Samantha McCallum in the Australian Brumby Challenge Yearling division.

HVBA Thor
VBA Alpine Daisy
VBA Alpine Daisy

VBA Alpine Daisy is a mature, bay roan mare who was caught whilst in foal from the Long Plain region of the Kosciuszko National Park in NSW in winter, 2014. Daisy foaled down with VBA Ruby at our Brumby Junction Sanctuary. Daisy's foal was weaned and Daisy returned to one of VBA's larger paddocks to build up her strength and continue to get used to life on a farm. Daisy's trainer in the Australian Brumby Challenge is Nigel Anderson.

VBA Alpine Daisy
VBA Ballarat
VBA Ballarat

VBA Ballarat is a five year old, brown mare who was caught from the Bogong High Plains regions of the Alpine National Park in Victoria in winter, 2014. Ballarat came to the Brumby Junction Sanctuary and lived with her herd here whilst she got used to life on a farm. Ballarat's trainer in the Australian Brumby Challenge is Amanda Wilson.

VBA Ballarat
VBA Bright
VBA Bright

VBA Bright is a nine year old, black gelding who was caught with his bachelor mob from the Bogong High Plains regions of the Alpine National Park in Victoria in winter, 2014. Bright was gelded and turned out into a large paddock at the Brumby Junction Sanctuary to get used to life on a farm. Bright's trainer in the Australian Brumby Challenge is Amy Eighteen.

VBA Bright
VBA Chance
VBA Chance

VBA Chance is a rising yearling gelding who was conceived in the wild and born here at our the Brumby Junction Sanctuary after his mother's (VBA Zali) capture. Chance grew up in a wild herd and was weaned a month before the Australian Brumby Challenge commenced. Zali and Chance originate from the Long Plain region of the Kosciuszko National Park in New South Wales. Chances dad, VBA Maximus is also in the Australian Brumby Challenge, being trained by Rachel Clarkson. Zali has thrived since her arrival and is undertaking the Australian Brumby Challenge with trainer Vicki Wilson. Chance will be trained by Brooke Palmer in the Australian Brumby Challenge Yearling division.

VBA Chance
VBA Coby
VBA Coby

VBA Coby is a rising yearling gelding who was conceived in the wild and born at the Brumby Junction Sanctuary after his mother's (VBA Tallara) capture. Coby grew up in a wild herd and was weaned a month before the Australian Brumby Challenge commenced. Tallara and Coby originate from the Long Plain region of the Kosciuszko National Park in New South Wales. Tallara has been returned to the VBA's paddocks to build up her strength and continue to get used to domestic life. While young Coby will be trained by Tanya French in the Australian Brumby Challenge Yearling division.

VBA Coby
VBA Ella
VBA Ella

VBA Ella is a mature, black mare who was caught whilst in foal from the Bogong High Plains regions of the Alpine National Park in Victoria in winter, 2014, along with her stallion, VBA Teddy. Ella was turned out at the Brumby Junction Sanctuary to build up her strength and to get used to life on a farm. Ella's trainer in the Australian Brumby Challenge is Linda Morrison.

VBA Ella
VBA Ember
VBA Ember

VBA Ember is a mature, black mare who was caught whilst in foal from the Bogong High Plains regions of the Alpine National Park in Victoria in winter, 2014, along with the rest of her family, VBA Esther and stallion, VBA Axle. Ember foaled down with VBA Sparky at the Brumby Junction Sanctuary. Ember's foal was weaned and Ember returned to one of VBA's larger paddocks to build up her strength and continue to get used to life on a farm. Ember's trainer in the Australian Brumby Challenge is Stephanie Lancefield.

VBA Ember
VBA Esther
VBA Esther

VBA Esther is a mature, black mare who was caught whilst in foal from the Bogong High Plains regions of the Alpine National Park in Victoria in winter, 2014, along with the rest of her family, VBA Ember and stallion VBA Axle. Esther foaled down with VBA Raven at the Brumby Junction Sanctuary. Esther's foal was weaned and Esther returned to one of the larger paddocks to build up her strength and continue to get used to life on a farm. Esther's trainer in the Australian Brumby Challenge is Briar Morris.

VBA Esther
VBA Fergus
VBA Fergus

VBA Fergus is a six year old, bay gelding who was caught with his bachelor mob from the Kosciuszko National Park in NSW in winter, 2015. Fergus was gelded shortly after his arrival at the Brumby Junction sanctuary and turned out while he got used to being a gelding on a farm. Fergus's trainer in the Australian Brumby Challenge is Steve Brinkworth.

VBA Fergus
VBA Honey
VBA Honey

VBA Honey is a mature, chestnut mare who was caught from the Long Plain region of the Kosciuszko National Park in NSW in winter, 2015. Honey was turned out to one of VBA's larger paddocks at the Brumby Junction Sanctuary to build up her strength and to get used to life on a farm. Honey's trainer in the Australian Brumby Challenge is Michael Mason.

VBA Honey
VBA Hotham
VBA Hotham

VBA Hotham is a four year old brown gelding who was caught with his family mob from the Bogong High Plains regions of the Alpine National Park in Victoria in winter, 2014. Hotham was gelded and turned out into a large paddock at the Brumby Junction Sanctuary to get used to life on a farm. Hotham's trainer in the Australian Brumby Challenge is Jack Purcell.

VBA Hotham
VBA Jack
VBA Jack

VBA Jack is a rising yearling gelding who was conceived in the wild and born at the Brumby Junction Sanctuary after his mother's (VBA Grace) capture. Jack grew up in a wild herd and was weaned a month before the Australian Brumby Challenge commenced. Grace and Jack originate from the Long Plain region of the Kosciuszko National Park in New South Wales. Grace has been returned to the VBA's paddocks to build up her strength and continue to get used to domestic life. While young, Jack will be trained by Jenny Renouf in the Australian Brumby Challenge Yearling division.

VBA Jack
VBA Kai
VBA Kai

VBA Kai is a ten year old, brown gelding who was caught with his bachelor mob from the Kosciuszko National Park in NSW in winter, 2015. Kai was gelded shortly after his arrival at the Brumby Junction Sanctuary and turned out while he got used to being a gelding on a farm. Kai's trainer in the Australian Brumby Challenge is Blair Ireland.

VBA Kai
VBA Magnus
VBA Magnus

VBA Magnus is a six year old, brown gelding who was caught with his bachelor mob from the Kosciuszko National Park in NSW in winter, 2015. Magnus was gelded shortly after his arrival at the Brumby Junction Sanctuary and turned out while he got used to being a gelding on a farm. Magnus's trainer in the Australian Brumby Challenge is Pauly Daniel.

VBA Magnus
VBA Maximus
VBA Maximus

VBA Maximus is a nine year old, bay gelding who was caught with his mob of mares and foals from the Kosciuszko National Park in NSW in winter, 2015. Maximus was gelded shortly after his arrival at the Brumby Junction sanctuary and turned out while he got used to being a gelding on a farm. Maximus's lead mare, VBA Zali (with trainer Kelly Wilson) and their foal, VBA Chance (with trainer Brooke Palmer) are both also in the Australian Brumby Challenge! Maximus's trainer in the Australian Brumby Challenge is Rachel Clarkson.

VBA Maximus
VBA Nightingale
VBA Nightingale

VBA Nightingale is a mature, black mare who was caught whilst in foal from the Kiandra region of the Kosciuszko National Park in NSW in winter, 2014. Nightingale foaled down with VBA Seattle at our Brumby Junction Sanctuary whilst she lived with her herd here. Nightingale's foal was weaned and Nightingale returned to one of the larger paddocks to build up her strength and continue to get used to life on a farm. Nightingale's trainer in the Australian Brumby Challenge is Daniel Stoneman.

VBA Nightingale
VBA Pippin
VBA Pippin

VBA Pippin is a mature, brown mare who was caught whilst in foal from the Bogong High Plains regions of the Alpine National Park in Victoria in winter, 2014. Pippin foaled down with VBA Lilly at our Brumby Junction sanctuary. Pippin's foal was weaned and she returned to one of VBA's larger paddocks to build up her strength and continue to get used to life on a farm. Pippin's trainer in the Australian Brumby Challenge is Sarah Buckley.

VBA Pippin
VBA Rafiki
VBA Rafiki

VBA Rafiki is a rising yearling gelding who was conceived in the wild and born at the Brumby Junction Sanctuary after his mother's (VBA Zazu) capture. Rafiki grew up in a wild herd and was weaned a month before the Australian Brumby Challenge commenced. Zazu and Rafiki originate from the Long Plain region of the Kosciuszko National Park in New South Wales. Zazu has been returned to VBA's paddocks to build up her strength and continue to get used to domestic life. Young Rafiki will be trained by junior trainer Grace Varker in the Australian Brumby Challenge Yearling division.

VBA Rafiki
VBA Red
VBA Red

VBA Red is an eight year old, chestnut gelding with a striking white splash on his barrel who was caught with his mares and foals from the Kosciuszko National Park in NSW in winter, 2015. Red was gelded shortly after his arrival at our Brumby Junction Sanctuary and turned out while he got used to being a gelding on a farm. Reds trainer in the Australian Brumby Challenge is Chris Giles.

VBA Red
VBA River
VBA River

VBA River is a rising yearling gelding who was conceived in the wild and born at the Brumby Junction Sanctuary after his mother's (VBA April) capture. River grew up in a wild herd and was weaned a month before the Australian Brumby Challenge commenced. April and River originate from the Bogong High Plains region of the Alpine National Park in Victoria. April has been returned to the VBA's paddocks to build up her strength and continue to get used to domestic life, while young River will be trained by Sally Adsett-Brown in the Australian Brumby Challenge Yearling division.

VBA River
VBA Sansa
VBA Sansa

VBA Sansa is a mature, flaxen chestnut mare who was caught whilst in foal from the Long Plain region of the Kosciuszko National Park in NSW in winter, 2014. Sansa foaled down with VBA Tyrion at the Brumby Junction Sanctuary. Sansas foal was weaned and Sansa returned to one of VBA's larger paddocks to build up her strength and continue to get used to life on a farm. Sansa's trainer in the Australian Brumby Challenge is Lara Poynton.

VBA Sansa
VBA Shyla
VBA Shyla

VBA Shyla is a mature, taffy chestnut mare who was caught whilst in foal from the Long Plain region of the Kosciuszko National Park in NSW in winter, 2014. Shyla foaled down with VBA Quiz at the Brumby Junction Sanctuary. Shyla's foal was weaned and Shyla returned to one of the larger paddocks to build up her strength and continue to get used to life on a farm. Shyla's trainer in the Australian Brumby Challenge is Kelly Wilson.

VBA Shyla
VBA Solo
VBA Solo

VBA Solo is a six year old dark brown gelding who was caught with his bachelor mob from the Bogong High Plains regions of the Alpine National Park in Victoria in winter, 2015. Solo was gelded and turned out into a large paddock at the Brumby Junction Sanctuary to get used to life on a farm. Solo's trainer in the Australian Brumby Challenge is Tani Gregorich.

VBA Solo
VBA Starbright
VBA Starbright

VBA Starbright is a rising yearling filly who was conceived in the wild and born at the Brumby Junction Sanctuary after her mother's (VBA Tokay) capture. Starbright grew up in a wild herd and was weaned a month before the Australian Brumby Challenge commenced. Tokay and Starbright originate from the Long Plain region of the Kosciuszko National Park in New South Wales. Tokay has been returned to VBA's paddocks to build up her strength and continue to get used to domestic life. Young Starbright will be trained by Sandy Varker in the Australian Brumby Challenge Yearling division.

VBA Starbright
VBA Yani
VBA Yani

VBA Yani is a mature, bay mare who was caught whilst in foal from the Long Plain region of the Kosciuszko National Park in NSW in winter, 2014. Yani foaled down with VBA Monty at our Brumby Junction sanctuary. Yani's foal was weaned and Yani returned to one of VBA's larger paddocks to build up her strength and continue to get used to life on a farm. Yani's trainer in the Australian Brumby Challenge is Brendan Antone.

VBA Yani
VBA Zali
VBA Zali

VBA Zali is a mature, bay mare who was caught whilst in foal from the Long Plain region of the Kosciuszko National Park in NSW in winter, 2015 with her stallion, VBA Maximus (who is taking part in the Australian Brumby Challenge with trainer Rachel Clarkson). Zali foaled down with VBA Chance (who is taking part in the yearling challenge with trainer Brooke Palmer) at our Brumby Junction Sanctuary whilst she lived with her herd here. Zali's foal was weaned and Zali returned to one of the larger paddocks to build up her strength and continue to get used to life on a farm. Zali's trainer in the Australian Brumby Challenge is Vicki Wilson.

VBA Zali