Owners John and Helen North live on Bowness Stud, providing 24 hour site management. In addition, a vet, farrier and chiropractor are on call to provide any extra specialized care if required. Our comprehensive range of services include, breeding of commercial thoroughbred horses; agistment for thoroughbred broodmares and foals; rearing, feeding and sale preparation of weanlings and yearlings; agisting, breaking-in and spelling of young horses; and, free consultation and advice from renowned studmaster and successful thoroughbred breeder John North.

Our range of services include:-

AGISTMENT: Long- and short-term stay for broodmares and foals, weanlings, yearlings and racehorse spellers.

SPELLING: Long- and short-term available for thoroughbred racehorses and breakers.

WEANLING: Feeding for growth, bone, strength and maturity of weanlings. Specialised handling and weaning service, including branding, DNA micro-chipping and Stud Book identification.

YEARLING: Pre- and post-sale agistment for yearlings and breakers. Full yearling sale preparation also available.

BREAKING-IN & PRE-TRAINING: Breaking-in and pre-training service by qualified and experienced personnel.

BREEDING: Full broodmare ‘walk on’ service to major studs in the Hunter Valley and Victoria. Mares are foaled down under 24/7 care and supervision.

TRANSPORT: Walk on and sale transport is available at competitive rates.

SUPPORT/CONSULTATION: Free advice and recommendations on breeding and racing strategies available to agisting clients if required.

NB. Transfers directly between Bowness Stud and Watershed Farm are carried out free of charge by our professional horse transport.


Stud principal JOHN NORTH on (+61-0) 428 846 270