Who ARe We?

The Farm


Shalimar is a boutique hands on, owner-operated farm, aimed at providing a quality nursery and the growing out of Standardbred racing stock of the highest quality possible.  The 100 acre property is set in the Capertee Valley, with generously sized paddocks, lush pasture and clean undulating countryside with abundant water supply, providing the perfect development of future race horses.  

Shalimar Stables produces a small number of quality bred and handled yearlings for sale each year.  A small band of athletic, well conformed or successful race mares make up the  broodmares band.  

We focus on breeding for success at the race track, we are able to find suitable matchings based on both type and pedigree, usually from Australian bred stallions along with unproven North American bloodlines. The development of young horses that are well handled and will be able to have a life after racing is at the forefront of our rearing and handling practice.

The Owner

Shalimar Studio is the creative hub of Dyanna Thommeny, who owns the farm.  Dyanna is a passionate admirer of nature and a keen photographer.  Although Dyanna graduated from University with a Bachelor of Fine Art majoring in Photography, Ceramics and Painting, a successful career in Education eventuated and she follows her artistic pursuits in her leisure time. Prints and the occasional painting are available for purchase or commissioned work via request.  Dyanna can also help you out with sorting your collection of photos to ensure you family keepsakes and memories do not get lost.