Golden Hills Quarter Horse Stud is located on 285 Acres within the city boundaries in sunny Nelson, South Island, New Zealand, and is owned and operated by Sharon Higgins and daughter Georgia.

Golden Hills Quarterhorse Stud was formed in 1996 when Sharon purchased the stud ‘Docs Golden Pride’ also known as Corby.  She then went on to successfully campaign Corby in both the North and South Island in ridden and in-hand events.  After a number of years in the show pen Corby was retired to breeding duties and Sharon decided to focus more on his stud career and showing his progeny.  Even though Corby is no longer with us his legacy is still continued on by his successful offspring.

Sharon has always had a dream of running a riding school from her nelson property and in 2010 that dream became a reality.  Sharon now runs a very successful riding school which caters for all ages and abilities.  Please see the Golden Hills Equestrian Centre page for more information.



Resident Stallion:

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Goldenhills Equestrian Centre is very proud to offer “Buddy” at stud for the coming 2017/2018 season. He is a 2012 Bay Roan Stallion with first class western pleasure bloodlines imported direct from the USA. He charms everyone he meets with his incredible temperament and presence alongside un-beatable talent which is already being seen in his limited young stock.  For more information please look at his stallion page.

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Golden Hills Quarter Horse Stud was the proud home of Doc’s Golden Pride(Corby). He came to us as a yearling in 1996 and it was already apparent that he possessed that special quality to be a sire. Continuously stamping his progeny with his amazing temperament; stylish looks, exquisite form and movement to match, Corby is to us was our Super Sire.  Feel free to check out his stallion page here.

His young stock have succeeded in all disciplines, renown as being great all rounders, and with their trainable attitude are always extremely competitive.  Great Youth and Amateur Horses, you wont be disappointed with your Golden Hills Quarter Horse purchase.
Please visit our For Sale page to see all available youngstock.

Believing the key to any successful breeding programme is in the mares, we have over the years hand picked a band of quality broodmares. Feel free thilltop1o check these out on our Mare Page and if you see anything you are really interested in give us a call.

We invite you to Stop and visit us and our fine selection of Quarter Horses if you are ever in our neighbourhood.

Golden Hills Riding Centre

Golden Hills Equestrian Centre also operates a Riding Centre from its property.  Students of all ages and from both Western or English backgrounds can enjoy professional instruction on our School horses or your own horse.  We pride ourselves in providing an environment where students can enjoy and achieve a solid foundation in any equestrian discipline, to find out more visit our Golden Hills Equestrian Centre Page.

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