Foaling season has finished at Pear Tree Farm

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We used a new foaling alarm system this year (Smart Foal Alarm) and it proved to be an excellent system that allowed us to remotely monitor mares on all of … Read More

Spring is arriving at Pear Tree Farm

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After what seems like a very long and wet winter, we are finally experiencing some more spring like days with warmer temperatures which are helping to dry out the very … Read More

New foals at Pear Tree Farm

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Spring is well and truly here with luscious green grass everywhere. We have welcomed one foal so far this year and have another due at the start of November. ‘Joan’s … Read More

South Island Sales success

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The South Island Yearling Sales were a huge success with massive increases on all statistics including a mean of $15,000 (up from $6000 in 2015). Our draft of ten were … Read More

Well behaved horses at our Yearling Draft Parade

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We were very lucky with the weather on Sunday when we paraded our 2016 South Island Sale Yearling Draft for a good crowd of prospective buyers organised by the Central … Read More

Welcome rain and new grass

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Spring has brought with it some welcome rain and new grass growth. All the horses have now lost their winter coats and are all looking fabulous. We have been treated … Read More

Iffraaj filly fetches $23,000

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Yearling sales are over and done with for the year. We presented a strong draft at the April South Island Session and were delighted with the results. Of particular note … Read More

Sales prep and summer racing

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We are well into our sales preparation for 2015. We have a lovely draft of seven yearlings heading to the April 17th South Island Sale in Christchurch. We will proudly … Read More

Big changes with the April Sales

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Big changes for us this year with the South Island Sales being held in April. We had a successful sale which saw Pear Tree Farm finish third on the leaders … Read More

Solar Dragon’s Hong Kong win

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We were excited to watch Solar Dragon winning in Hong Kong on New Year’s Day. We sold this son of Danroad and Snow Reason as an untried 2yo through the South … Read More

Yearling draft shaping up nicely

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We were thrilled to watch our homebred Knowing win at Hawera over 1600m – his second win from seven starts. He was ridden well by J Parkes and trained to … Read More

The final August South Island Sale

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We were delighted to take a quality draft of horses to the final August South Island Sale. The horses were very well received and sold accordingly well. The Road To … Read More

Stud Tour and Yearling Parade

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Central South Island Owners & Trainers Assn invite you to join us on, Sunday 28th July, for the 2013 Stud Tour and Yearling Parade to inspect some of the local stallions standing … Read More

‘Knowing’ wins his fourth start

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‘Knowing‘ winning his fourth start on 10th June at Waverley ridden by Opie Bosson. This lovely horse was bred, foaled, raised, broken in and first ridden work done at Pear … Read More

Making hay while the sun shines

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Summer is rolling on and we have been busy making hay while the sun shines. Michael and I actually got brave this year and cut, raked and baled our own … Read More

First foal of the year

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We have been relaxing a bit since the South Island Sale, just enjoying not being too busy before the foaling season starts. We had our first foal on Monday – … Read More

2012 South Island Sale results

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The 2012 South Island Sale was a very difficult market to sell horses in on Friday. Pear Tree Farm did manage to sell all but one of the colts that … Read More

Annual Stud Tour 2012

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On Sunday, we hosted the Central South Island Racing Owners and Trainers Annual Stud Tour. We proudly paraded all six colts that are heading to the South Island Sale on … Read More

D’Cash with three winners

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D’Cash has had a great two weeks, with three winners in the North Island. The first of those was 3yo filly ‘Heapzacash‘ at Waverly RC 5/7/12 over 1200m. This win … Read More

Danroad – Snow Reason colt

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The Danroad–Snow Reason that sold for $56,000 at 2011 South Island Sale was purchased by Cambridge trainers Tim and Margaret Carter. It has been a huge thrill for us to … Read More

A Royal Ascot win!

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The South Island Sale is now less than a month away and we are very pleased with the progress of all six colts that will be part of this years draft. … Read More

South Island Sale highlights

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Pear Tree Farm had a great sale result on 12th August at the South Island Sale and were 4th highest on the vendors list of averages at the completion of … Read More

Stud tour and yearling parade

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On Saturday we hosted the Central South Island Owners and Trainers Stud Tour and Yearling Parade. We had lovely weather and the horses behaved beautifully. We received some great comments … Read More