Aph Sydney Australis, owned by Alice Swarts, will be arriving around 5.30am on Sunday morning...we will have to be up with the sparrows! Syd will be spending his first stud season in Western Australia at Alexander Park.
He is by the 2007 Horse Magazine Sire of the Year Trak (imp). His Dam is a full sister to Grand Prix dressage Stallion APH Spegiel. She is by Kassiber out the very famous mare Sarmatia who is the dam of many a famous dressage horse. This gives Syd both superb jumping and dressage blood making him an excellent choice as an eventing Sire. APH Sydney Australis has 3 excellent paces with very laid back relaxed nature. He also has a very good jump making him a suitable sire for all 3 disciplines.
Trak was brought to Australia from Poland by Australian Olympians George Sanna and Rodney Brown and John McMillan to compete. He suffered and injury soon after arrival and retired to stud. He has since sired many high quality showjumpers in Australia.