Having grown up ‘on’ the Silver Brumby children’s books series by noted Australian author Elyne Mitchell, it was with pleasure that I sat down to interview Kathryn Massey, the President and founder of the Hunter Valley Brumby Association and find out more about these iconic Australian wild horses and the Associations aims and activities.
Kathryn Massey and the Hunter Valley Brumby Association have championed Australian Brumby horses since 2009 and provide for them refuge, rehabilitation, education and training from their sanctuary property near Stroud NSW. The Associations main focus (working with Government, National Parks and State Forest departments) is to protect the 3 main wild populations of Brumbies in the NSW Hunter Valley region (at Barrington, Nerong and Singleton).
The Association also works to promote the Brumby as a breed in itself and to improve its profile and popularity to the general public, regularly showcasing the Brumby breed at horse shows, agricultural events and farm days across the region.
More brumby information can be found on The Hunter Valley Brumby Association website at www.hvba.com.au.
Hunter Valley Brumby Association website
Listen to the episode here