Thoroughbred breeding stud reviews
Eight years ago as a small breeder I sought out a new stud farm. I was fortunate to find Clear Mountain Stud, as my experience since has been both rewarding and pleasant.
I have bred using all three Clear Mountain stallions – Zaha, Tycoon Ruler and Outback Prince – and utilised the stud’s breaking and spelling services. The result has been sound, well-educated horses capable of winning races.
Clear Mountain is a fine, efficient operation. It is characterised by excellent value for money, a totally professional approach, accompanied by the friendliest of relationships – a Clear Mountain client feels more a friend than just a client. The owners, the Frappell family, are most welcoming – a true welcome mat is always out if you want to visit the stud. Importantly, comprehensive communication with clients is always given a high priority.
In the last eight years I have never once been tempted to move my horses elsewhere. High satisfaction describes my experience at Clear Mountain Stud.
– Dennis Clarke
From breeding, breaking in, pre-training and spelling we have utilized all the services available with excellent results thanks to the professional and friendly staff at Clear Mountain Fairview.
– Ken & Alex Sorensen
Your team have been a pleasure to deal with and it has made my experience with breeding horses, an exciting one! It’s really great to be able to deal with such nice people. Thank you!
– Kyle Mansfield
Thanks for your assistance and the team at Clear Mountain Fairview during our mare’s stay and her covering by Wanted. Special thanks to Maree also for her informative correspondence throughout the process. As owners, we are excited and hopeful of a positive outcome and look forward to seeing what awaits us down the track. Best wishes for your ongoing endeavours and you can be assured we are happy to recommend your breeding services.
– Laurie Toms
On behalf of the Leprechaun Lad Syndicate, I would like to pass on a big thank you to Mick, Lisa, Bob and Maree for all your assistance over the years. The help we have received from the moment we sent our mare to stud has been first class. Our horse Leprechaun Lad, has now won his ninth race and given us owners the time of our life. We won our ninth race at Toowoomba last Saturday night and first people to congratulate us was Lisa and Mick, even though their horse came second. I have found the Frappell family the friendliest people in the racing industry.
– Mark Chandler
My mare came back within two months of being sent to the stud looking immaculate and in foal. In particular, I must mention that the correspondence I received from you was, as a horse owner, very reassuring. I was updated on my mare on a regular basis which saved unnecessary phone calls and angst. You replied to my emails within 12 hours with accurate information that did not incorporate any sidestepping of topics, essential when as an owner, as it is easy to get the run around in this business. I also enjoyed the newsletters and stud updates and passed them on to some of my friends, family and colleagues. The information and content was easy to read but most importantly to me, relevant. Keep up the good work and be assured that I have no problem referring any friends, family or colleagues to Clear Mountain Fairview Stud.
– Angie Chandler
Thank you so much for all of your work on Bush Caviar. We all love our horse and think he has a big future. We cannot thank Clear Mountain Fairview enough as he has done so much of his education there. We have now had part ownership in two Tycoon Ruler horses and the odds are that we will be buying another. We think they are terrific!
– Darren & Kim Fleming
I just wanted to say how professional the Clear Mountain Fairview operation is. Whilst we have not been involved in the bloodstock industry very long we do appreciate the updates, information and details on the likes of our filly’s progress. One of our broodmares was purchased out of a “leading Victorian establishment” and trying to get info out them was like “pulling teeth” especially with regard to newborn foals. Not a pleasant experience. Thanks again!
– Richard & Julie Anderson
Please pass on to Mick and all concerned how delighted we are with how the mare and foal looked on their return – particularly the foal. We just can’t believe how much the foal has grown in the few weeks she was away. She must have enjoyed her stay! She has benefited so much from the handling you guys gave her – she really has come home a different little foal!
– K.G, Qld
Many thanks for keeping individual owners, like myself, updated regularly by emails on the progress and /or happenings of their horses through their respective phases – pregnancy tests, foaling downs, weaning, breaking in, pre-training, barrier practice, or just general welfare. This, whilst in some eyes may not be accepted as directly related to marketing management, it is to me the most valued form of marketing in that I am being continually informed and that is what my experience in commerce has been the most important function of marketing.
– Kevin Morrison
We would like to pass on a big thank you to Bob, Maree, Micheal and Lisa. We were not expecting anything to much on our excursion to Greenmount but left thinking what a wonderful family and organisation. We feel good about our purchase and wish Clear Mountain Fairview all the very best.
– Darren & Kim Fleming
I am a small racehorse breeder and owner and have been using the services at Clear Mountain Fairview for a number of years from spelling and agistment, breeding and stallion services, and horse breaking and sales preparation. I do not know of a more professional and complete service offered elsewhere and the team are always helpful and friendly. The horses are always well looked after and looking great.
– Vince Ernst
Racehorse Pre-Training, Breaking In, Agistment and Spelling Reviews
A very much appreciated thank you to Clear Mountain Stud for the agistment of Megamax. Being Victorian owners, it’s a gamble where to spell horses in Queensland. Once again the care and horsemanship is spot on!! Megamax looks amazing!! He has spelled extremely well and his feet are perfect. You don’t get results if they’re not happy and well looked after. Many thanks and we will send up another shortly.
– David Baker
We want to thank you Mick & Lisa for all off your assistance during the time our horses were at Clear Mountain Fairview. We are very aware all our horses have received the best of care during their time at your stud farm. Good luck to you all in the future and we hope to see you at the track in the future.
– Chris & Narelle Leman
Thank you for everything all the team at CMF have done for me…..your patience has been legendary. My mares and foals always look wonderful and I am warmly welcomed whenever I want to visit.
– Fiona Bieber, Pinnacle Bloodstock
Just a quick note to say a very big thank you to both you and your staff for the fabulous job looking after Gotta Be First. He has come back from his latest spell and pre-training looking sensational and reports from our trackwork rider about how well he is working since coming back to the stables, are very pleasing. We are hoping his turn in the winner’s stall is not too far off this prep and we certainly look forward to catching up with you both at the races very soon.
– Greg Powell & Brenda Harper
My beautiful mare was looked after perfectly by the team at Clear Mountain Fairview. Highly recommend, these guys are great!!! Thank you!
– Carolyn Drane
After a hard day, your card wishing us luck with Magequill was welcomed. We have found Clear Mountain Fairview not only professional and friendly but also accessible.
– David & Blake Nolan
I would like to thank you very much for the nice card sent to me the other day and the fantastic service and more importantly, the care of our horses at Clear Mountain Fairview. Thank you.
– Matt Campbell
I would like to give a big thank you to the Frappell family and all their team for looking after our filly over the past 18 months, she has matured into a beautiful rising 3 year old young lady with terrific manners and temperament. A big thank you to Lisa for all the updates on her progress and lovely photos. I would not hesitate in leaving any of my most loved baby’s in the hands at Clear Mountain Fairview or recommending their services to any other potential clients. Thanks Mick for the final touches to enable our filly to start her next adventure in the racing stable.
– Les & Robyn Kirkwood
I’ve just picked up four spellers from Clear Mountain Fairview and wow what a good job – they look sensational! Make My Own Luck’s holiday was brilliant.
– John Zielke
We visited our filly at the trainers stable this morning and were thrilled with her appearance. She looked in fantastic order and our trainer says she has been well schooled. Could you please pass on our thanks to Michael and the staff for the way they presented our filly, they have done great job.
– Christopher Leman
Many thanks for the info, the weanling arrived safe and looks fantastic. Thanks for looking after him so well.
– Judy Simpson
We were very happy with the way our mare spent the month there! Lets hope she can carry it on from here. Keep up the good work!
– Grant Arnold
I would take this opportunity to personally thank you for looking after our horses. The quality of the care is not lost on me. It’s lovely to deal with those you can trust.
– Richard Pomana
I’d like to thank the stud again for your efforts as Mick has done an outstanding job with the handling and weaning of our colt, so please pass this on to all for a job well done.
– Roger Hunt
A big thank you to your team in the time I had Shadow Show spelling at your stud. I am very happy in the order he has come to my stables and it is a credit to your stud. I look forward to catching up in the near future when it is time for Shadow Show to have another break. Thanks again for everything.
– Ron Morris
Congratulations to you all – your email newsletter is the most professional in all Australasia (and I get them all).
– Malcolm Campbell
I would like to say thank you for what great condition my horse is in. I can see that she has been extremely well looked after. Also, please give my thanks to Mick for all of his hard work, it is also most appreciated.
– Michael Hughes
We just want to say thank-you very much for looking after our mare this season, she looks super.
– Paul & Ronda Plummer
I just want to say a big thank-you to you and your staff for the joy we felt in seeing our mares returned to us in such excellent condition. I will certainly be letting our friends know how professional you people are. Thank-you again, we will be back.
– Norma Dale
I have been spelling horses and engaging the Pre-Training services at Clear Mountain Fairview for close to 15 years. In that time I have been more than happy with the horses when they return to me. Their level of care and condition the horse put on whilst spelling is second to none. The location of the Greenmount property and the communication from the Frappell’s is also of a very high standard.
– Michael Nolan
Thanks to your team at Clear Mountain Fairview for the care and preparation you have provided Andre (Allknight Saint). He looks a treat!
– Lachlan Brown
Clear Mountain Fairview comes first every time if you want professional care for your bloodstock. You are always on a winner when you choose Clear Mountain Fairview for your equine services.
– Dr. Kim McCasker
For many years we have had our broodmares from an old No. 5 New Zealand family agisted with Clear Mountain Fairview, a stud that has the best climate and water for horses in Queensland. The mares and foals have always been well fed and have received the best treatment for breaking-in and spelling.
– John & Lynn Cowan