In 1987 we realised the need for new bloodlines so we imported a colt from Ebbs in Austria, named Wintersun (full brother to the famous stallion Winterstein) and he was bred extensively until he died in 2006. Wintersun’s influence on his progeny has made a great improvement to the breed here.
Later, in 1994 and 1999 we imported frozen semen from Europe which has further modernised the quality of horses. In 2006, we imported two top mares from Austria, in foal to very good Austrian stallions. One of the mares has given us a colt foal, “Alpha” and the other has had a beautiful colt “Nobel” (Son of Nordtirol).
These new bloodlines will go a long way to improving the quality of Haflingers in Australia to the standard of the World Haflinger Federation modern haflinger type, being taller and with a longer length of rein, while retaining all the essential haflinger characteristics.