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Our story

Our adventures with Icelandic Horses started over 25 years ago, when brothers Clyde and Roger Haldane imported, 8 fillies and a colt in the mid 1990's, from Gudenadalen stud in Denmark. When Clyde passed away in 2005 the herd moved to Yambuk, Victoria from Colac and is now the oldest herd of purebred Icelandics in Australia. Rogers daughter Amy Haldane runs the herd and the promotion of Icelandics in Australia. 

Roger and Suzanne Haldane also started  Australias first and biggest herd of pure Italian water buffalo under the Shaw RIver Buffalo Cheese brand.

Clyde Haldane with a young Blika from Gudenadalen - one of the original foundation fillies from Denmark. 

What we do

  • Haldane Icelandic Horses breed, train, promote and sell icelandics in Australia.

  • We pride ourselves on providing practical and friendly pre and post purchase services 

Our goal is to create YOUR DREAM PARTNERSHIP

To match horse and owner for long term success and enjoyment.

Breeding aims :  to raise healthy, naturally gaited horses with excellent temperaments. 

Feel free to contact us for more information about the breed, to arrange a visit, meet the herd.

ABOUT US

Amy Haldane  
OWNER /MANAGER
Equine Interaction Experience™ Practitioner (EIEP)

Hello, I'm Amy and I've been working with the icelandic horses since 2006. Horse mad since a child I got my first horses at 12 and have spend a lifetime travelling overseas and farming all sorts of exotic animals. I've spent some time in Iceland and Sweden getting to know people and the breed on its home soil. 

I love helping people find their perfect horse and enjoy matching rider with horse. I will always do my best to make sure that you are set up for success with your new horse. 

If you're after Icelandic Horse tack and resources I have available books, saddles, bridles and clothing in my "Viking Rider" store on Facebook. 

 

My sister Thea and I were founding members of the IHAA - Icelandic Horse Association of Australia and have held various roles on the committee over the years, including many stints as the President. I was also a founding member of the IHBRANZ the Kiwi Icelandic Association.  

I run the herd of 60+ icelandic horses primarily on my own with support from our lovely vets and other farm contractors as needed. 

Luckily my partner Shane gets why Icelandic Horses are so amazing and we enjoy lots of quiet time together with the herd.

 

You're welcome to come and visit us one day for an Icelandic Horse Experience too. 

Please feel free to contact me to find out more about our horses or for general enquiries. email me at info@icelandichorses.com.au or ph/text0431815880 

Clyde Haldane, Roger Haldane and Suzanne Haldane 
Founders 

Brothers Clyde and Roger Haldane have been successful livestock breeders and visionaries in a number of fledgling Australian agriculture industries, including SA tuna and prawn fishing. Their names will be familiar to any alpaca breeders around the world and are associated with importing alpacas into Australia, quality of breeding and enduring bloodlines. 

Roger and Suzanne also imported Italian Water Buffalo into Australia ( which is the start of the Icelandic Horses journey). Setting up dairy and cheese production in Yambuk as Shaw River Buffalo Cheese. After over 25 years of farming and milking buffalo, they sold the buffalo and stopped making cheese in 2022. 

Sadly our darling mum Suzanne passed away in mid 2023. Mother of 5 children and nanna to 9, she was so supportive of all of our dreams. 

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