Uhavta Stud was established in 1989 and is located in the Swan Hill region of Northern Victorian.

The stud has a rich history, beginning generations back with Curly Burns, who bred and raced many thoroughbreds throughout Australia.

Uhavta's modern day specialty is breeding and showing riding ponies, as well as dabbling into breeding and racing thoroughbreds.

The stud is managed by sisters Helen and Maryjane. Maryjane's husband Alastair and son Wentworth also work in the business, along with their niece Alannah.

The stud currently has 30 plus horses and ponies on the farm. Alannah rides and trains the saddle horses and leads the ponies at shows.

Photo credit: Angie Rickard Photography

Riding Discipline:


Recent achievements:

• VASA ltd - 2020 Champion Newcomer Open Large Pony (Uhavta Naughty N Nice)
Equinade Victorian RPOTY

• Equinade Victorian RPOTY - Supreme Led youngstock/ senior in-hand (2014, 2020, 2021 Uhavta Nice N Naughty)

• SHC SA-Summer Spectacular- Reserve Champion Ridden Small Hunter Galloway 2019 (Uhavta Intune N Intime) -Champion newcomer large pony (Uhavta Nice N Naughty)

• Canberra Royal - Jill Grant Memorial Supreme led part welsh (2017 Uhavta Kensington, 2019 Uhavta Nice N Naughty)

Competition horses

Uhavta Nice N Naughty
13.3hh Riding Pony, 2013

(Photo: Angie Rickard)

Uhavta Quick N Quirky
13.3hh Riding Pony, 2016

Uhavta Raise your Glass
13.1hh Riding Pony, 2017

(Photo: Little More Grace Photographics)