Warwick Park Stud

Established in 2008, the Warwick Park Sufffolks Stud is located about 20km east of the centre of the city of Melbourne, in the southeastern mainland state of Victoria, Australia. It is located in the suburb of Lower Plenty, where the Plenty River joins the Yarra River.

The stud is easily reached by car from the city centre in about 40 minutes. It is located in an area that feels like the countryside, and adjoins the Yarra Valley Parklands, which run down to the riverside.

There are two mares, Capleach Princess Anne, and Capleach Belinda, both bred by Dennis and Marge Candy of Inverell, New South Wales. The stallion, Forgewood Benjamin, was bred at the Working Horse Centre in Kent, UK and imported into to Australia by Dennis and Marge.

As it is close to the city land is limited and the horses spend much of their time on our neighbours' properties, which is very generous of them.

The stud has a fascinating collection of historic harness and horse equipment, collected over many years by Dennis Candy. Marge and Dennis have been responsible for the re-introduction of the Suffolk Punch into Australia, after an absence of many years.

This is complemented by a growing collection of equipment and implements, including a spring cart, and (unrestored) a flat bed steel wheeled farm dray and horsedrawn mower.