Hi, I’m Fiona Weal, and I’m fortunate enough to call the beautiful countryside of Cowra, central west NSW, home. You’ll usually find me knee-deep in the joys of farm life, helping to run and tend to our mix of sheep, cattle, hay, and of course, my passion being Eastview Australian Ponies.

Eastview Australian Ponies is a venture I kicked off back in 2012. It all began with a couple of mares and a stroke of luck at a dispersal sale over in Cudal with a stud called “Amaranda.” At Amaranda’s dispersal sale, I ended up purchasing a lovely broodmare named “Amaranda Jalaan” and her foal “Amaranda Jazzmine.” I was also lucky enough to buy a yearling named “Amaranda Whyitte,” who developed into a lovely broodmare and is the dam of my very successful “Eastview Wishful.” To complement my stable, I decided to lease the beautiful and very successful stallion “Amaranda Coolibah Classic,” who was the proud sire of the majority of my foals until he passed last year.

Nowadays, I’ve got two handsome stallions of my own, each with their unique charm. One is from classic lineage, and the other I bought as a foal from the Koora-lyn Australian Pony Stud. Both these boys are busy siring the next generation of beautiful, well-behaved ponies that are true to type and have the sweetest temperaments.

Running a boutique stud means I get to pour all my energy into quality over quantity. My motto? “We don’t sell anything we’re not willing to keep.” So, when you take home a pony from me, you can bet it’s top-notch.

Sure, winning at shows is a thrill, but for me, the real joy comes from seeing my ponies find their perfect match with their forever families. That’s what it’s all about – creating ponies that bring happiness wherever they go.

Life on the farm might keep me busy, but I consider myself incredibly lucky to do what I love each and every day.

“I have all of your rugs – the puffer combos being my favourite as they are nice and snug, great for the winter nights in the stables and great for show prep.

I also love both the ripstop and cotton combos, as they fit really well, especially for my foals – when I wean them the first rug they get into there bodies is the cotton combos.

I find them easy to put on and take off and they don’t move on foals as they gallop and buck around the paddock”