Yarrawa Park Stockhorses is one of Australia’s premier Stock Horse Studs with a long and rich history.
Founded by Barry and Annette Law, the Swan Vale stud has been home to many of Australia’s finest stallions. To name just two, the Rivoli Ray and Nabinabah Cool Gun bloodlines can be found in thousands of todays registered Australian Stockhorses.
The current proprietors of Yarrawa Park, Codie and Natalie Law, have continued to breed the finest of Stock Horses and have always sourced the very best genetics for stallions to use with the home bred Yarrawa Park mares.
Kneipps Conray is the current sire at Yarrawa Park and like the stallions before him, he carries the absolute best of campdrafting genetics. He is a colt from the first Hazelwood Conman foal crop and is from Boonal Serenade, a mare that many astute horsemen in the region regard as one of the very best mares ever to Campdraft. This is a very big statement, but one you will soon find legitimacy in if you chat to the seasoned competitors of the border region of NSW and Queensland.
Boonal Serenade is by Warrenbri Romeo and from a Rivoli Ray bred mare. She had produced a string of successful camp horses including Boonal Malibou owned by John Kempton. Serenade was a successful camp horse and won the Zone Horse of the Year, but was retired early as Stephen Kneipp had a serious back injury. Conray is her third foal.
Codie’s father, Barry, had admired her so much he asked for the first offer on every colt foal she had. The first two were first Cross horses that were not what Yarrawa Park were after for their stock horse mares, but when Stephen rang to say he had a liver chestnut colt by Hazelwood Conman Barry definitely pricked his ears!
Conray is now a seasoned Open Campdraft Horse with many Open wins including the prestigious Stallion Draft at Warwick Rodeo and the Open Draft at the Landmark Classic.