We’re a bit different to other thoroughbred breeders in Queensland. We believe that horse breeding is just the beginning, so we offer ‘whole career’ services to our owners, breeders and trainers. Our team isn’t just our owners – it’s horticulturalists, farriers, riders farmhands and stud grooms. We’ve built a team of racing industry professionals, beyond the basic stud manager and thoroughbred breeders.
Meet our core team
Owners, breeders and trainers are always welcome to visit us at the horse stud. You’re welcome to come over to the stunning Darling Downs and meet our team in person. Horse breeding is in our blood, we’d love to share our passion with you.
Bob Frappell – Principal
Bob Frappell is a familiar name (and face) in the Queensland racing and breeding industry. After beginning his career as an entrepreneur, Bob turned his understanding of business to his passion – thoroughbred horse racing and breeding. For more than three decades Bob and Maree have been growing their bloodstock portfolio, and their reputation to mark their place as leading thoroughbred breeders in Queensland.
Mobile 0411 398 737
Maree Frappell – Principal
Maree Frappell, in partnership with Bob, has three decades of experience buying, selling and breeding thoroughbreds. Maree’s astute eye for ‘spotting talent’ and her understanding of client needs has made her everyone’s favourite in the Queensland racing and breeding industry.
Mobile 0423 594 612
Mick Frappell – Stud Manager
Raised on horseback, Mick undertook Rural and Agricultural Studies and a BSc in Equine Science from the University of Queensland. He went on to work in shuttling stallions to the United States where he took on management roles in the US thoroughbred breeding industry. After returning to Australia, he commenced the role of Stud Manager in the family business. Mick evolved the family business from breeding, spelling and agistment and introduced breaking-in and pre-training, creating Clear Mountain Fairview as a multi-faceted thoroughbred operation. More recently, Mick obtained his Queensland thoroughbred trainer’s licence and takes an active hand in raising high-performance racehorses.
Read Mick’s Full Story Here
Mobile 0403 047 685
Lisa Frappell – Marketing & Administration
Lisa is the third generation of ‘thoroughbred people’ in her family. After completing her BBus in Marketing & Public Relations, she went on to work in marketing and communications at Queensland Racing. After meeting Mick she joined the Clear Mountain Fairview team and SWEARS that she’s never looked back.
Mobile 0402 490 501
Dr. Chris Reardon – Veterinarian, Warwick Vet Clinic
Our on-call veterinarian is well known as an experienced and trusted equine vet. Chris has worked with us since our move to the Darling Downs and is joined by a farrier and other equine health specialists, to ensure your horse is always in safe hands.
Mobile 0419 707 904