ABOUT US

Silverdale is a broodmare and spelling farm located in the beautiful region of Southern Highlands of NSW, southwest from Sydney near Bowral and close to the coastal area of Kiama.

Silverdale is uniquely situated for Thoroughbred breeding with lush, naturally irrigated pastures which extend to rich undulating paddocks. The property has an abundance of underground water from seven natural springs, a vital natural resource that this valley is renowned for.

Our excellent facilities provide the best possible environment for raising thoroughbreds of the highest quality. Clients can keep in regular contact via our 10 accessible cameras, our website or directly with our passionate team.

OUR FARM


At Silverdale, every horse receives individualised care to manage their nutrition, health and training. Safety and security are our top priorities. Our world-class facilities are designed to safeguard breeding stock from the moment of their arrival, including foaling down, handling, training and transportation. In addition, our professional on-site staff are equipped to intervene immediately during any emergency event, with two large equine hospitals within close proximity. Our clients and partners receive regular reports and photos of their breeding stock. Using our advanced monitoring technology, owners receive access to live webcam feeds to monitor their horses in real time 24/7.

INTERNSHIP


Silverdale Farm, in conjunction with TAFE NSW, is providing a select group of enthusiastic students, the opportunity to participate in an immersive on-stud learning experience.  The theory component is delivered via Connected Classroom (5 weeks online) followed by one week on stud farm. 
This fantastic opportunity is fully subsidised and will provide a combination of hands on learning, related theory, a full day excursion to the racetrack and the chance to engage with industry professionals.

The program outcomes are designed to introduce students to the opportunities of working on a horse breeding farm with the potential of a career in breeding, racing or in other sectors of the horse industry. It will provide insights into various job roles and the numerous study pathways associated with a career in the horse industry. Participants will include those already involved/interested in the horse industry or those that want to experience industry work and gain an understanding of potential job possibilities and outcomes.  

OUR MISSION

To facilitate the enjoyment & wide-ranging rewards available to our clients in the thoroughbred industry

OUR VISION

To maintain an exceptional environment on our farm that drives positive effects for the lives of our horses & provides them every opportunity of success in their racing & breeding careers.

OUR UNIQUE LOCATION

Climate

The Southern Highlands Regions has more rain all year round than the Upper Hunter Valley. The average rainfall for the area is 1050 millimeters a year (compared to 650mm at Scone). This means that we have grass growing better and longer in this area compared with the Scone Region. Our temperatures are cooler and our horses acclimatise better with the cold than with the heat. Silverdale has been compared more to the area around Cambridge NZ more so than the Hunter.

Soil

The soil on the property is rich in minerals, trace elements and nutrients ensuring the best nurturing for growing stock and providing them every opportunity to fulfil their potential. Our location: in the Southern Highlands is a major advantage being closer to the racetracks in Sydney. From an international perspective the racing environment in NSW is right up there with the best in the world for facilities, prize money and production of world class bloodstock. Our owners and partners find the farm very accessible allowing them to keep in touch with their horses.

Environment

Our excellent facilities provide the best possible environment for raising thoroughbreds of the highest quality. Clients can keep in regular contact via our 10 accessible cameras, our website or directly with our passionate team.

OUR LATEST NEWS

August 3, 2022

Interns up and running

Emerging Silverdale Academy firing up Article courtesy of Virginia Harvey, The Land While there are dedicated equine courses aimed at horse interested people, Silverdale Farm owner/operator Steve Grant, in […]
July 5, 2022

Silverdale to host TBNSW Leadership Course

Silverdale Farm are proud to be hosting the Thoroughbred Breeders NSW 4-Day Leadership Course in the Southern Highlands on 18-21st July. Running from 10am – 3pm […]
May 25, 2022

Night Watch / Foal Attendant Job Opportunity

Silverdale Farm located in the picturesque Southern Highlands, is seeking casual applicants for a Night Watch/Foaling Attendant. This is a unique opportunity for a starter in […]
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