About Us

Darkmoor da Vinci & Ingleside Georgina

Cai and Emma Thomas have both owned and loved horses for most of their lives.

Some years ago, they bought a Shire cross Clydesdale gelding as a riding horse and before long decided he needed a girlfriend to keep him company. Tullymore Leonie, a Clydesdale mare, arrived two months later. As is often the case with horses, one was not enough!

Six months, another four mares and a stallion later – and with the help of some very welcoming heavy horse veterans – Darkmoor Shire Horse Stud was born.

Cai & Emma are passionate about breeding high quality Shire horses for show, work and play. Their goal is to breed well rounded horses that are versatile enough to make life long partners in whatever discipline is chosen by their owners.

Foals are handled from birth and some will be for sale each breeding season.

The stud is located just outside Gundaroo, about an hour from Canberra.

Visitors are welcome by appointment.