top of page
entrance to success.jpg

Celebrating 54 years of breeding horses


Discover what Success can deliver ...

Success Stud prides itself on the comprehensive services it provides. Together with their professional staff, Mary and Jackie Gibson have many years experience in the care of horses at all stages, as they progress from a mere embryo on the ultrasound, to a professionally presented yearling in the sales ring.


As a transport semen mare base, we cater for those breeders wishing to breed to almost any stallion available throughout the world (including Australia, US and New Zealand), with either chilled or frozen semen. As the techniques and technologies are ever progressing in the breeding industry, we are constantly reviewing and advancing our knowledge and procedures, to provide the very best conception results for our client's brood mares.


A 24 hour foaling station, with a nightwatch person, is in operation from September through until January, to help ensure the safe delivery of your valuable foals. A highly qualified vet is also on 24 hour call.


Success Stud has earnt an enviable reputation for the preparation and presentation of yearlings at the annual sales conducted throughout Australasia. This reputation has led to many repeat clients and buyers, as well as awards, top priced yearlings and race winners.


The property is pasture improved and fenced to the highest of standards. Regular soil testing is conducted to ensure a high nutrient content is present. Hand feeding to complement the wellbeing of stock is monitored closely. At Success Stud, your valuable mares and young stock will have every opportunity to grow to their full potential.


Ideally located between Sydney and Melbourne, the Young based property

is in the heart of Riverina horse country.

Success Stud is a highly progressive breeding operation owned and managed by the Gibson family, who have over 50 years of experience with equine breeding.

meet the staff

The people behind Success ... The Gibson Family.

It is often said that a place is only as good as it's people.

If that's the case Success Stud must be a fantastic place due to it's people.


Success Stud is a family business that runs like a family, with people caring and sharing together, to make their successes work together.


Like a family they have their ups and downs, but at the end of the day all things are resolved due to a family style communication between each other.


This results in a business, where you can be reassured that you, the client, will get that little bit extra. Extra in care, and in the end you too become a family member.

A win-win situation for one and all. In what some of us do winning can sometimes be very important.


Take a moment and get to know them a little better. You'll be really glad that you did!

marie and jackie.jpg

Mary and Jackie Gibson

YASMIN GUYMER Stud Bookkeeper Yasmin has been our stud bookkeeper for over 20 years and has been known to lend a hand with the horses too - luckily she's a country girl and multi skilled.   Together, with her partner Peter, she runs a very successful mixed farming business on several properties north west of Young.  Yasmin is a keen photographer and can be found stalking the mare and foal paddocks at times.


ROBYN McCARTHY Foaling Attendant Robyn is our experienced foaling attendant and this will be her fourth year with our team. Robbie is a passionate animal lover and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to her role. She is an avid Cronulla Sharks supporter to boot.

michael day

MICHAEL DAY Michael Day joins our team bringing with him a wealth of horse knowledge and general stock ability. When away from work the horses are a constant in his lifestyle with Michael enjoying taking back the reins and training a small team from his home base.

jock and jackie

JOCK RENDALL Maintenance/ Logistic Manager During the stud season Jock is the courier for incoming semen deliveries - travelling to the Canberra Airport daily. He keeps our fencing and machinery in tip top order. Although not hailing from a horse background, Jock is certainly on hand and honing his horse handling skills. When not keeping busy on the stud, you will find him on his road cycling bike and competing in cycling events.


DR DAVID WOODWARD BVSc Hon II Stud Vet David first arrived in Young back in 2004 after working in Darwin and other states of Australia. In 2008 he ventured overseas to the United Kingdom and then to Dubai to work in the Crown Princes' Dubai Equine Hospital. Luckily for us David then returned home to become a partner in the Young Vet Clinic. David has a passion for equine reproduction and has been a valuable member of the team here at Success for over 10 years.

karen kemp

KAREN KEMP Website Administrator Karen is a Freelance Graphic Artist/Website Designer who has designed and maintains many websites for businesses within the harness racing industry. She is our website administrator, newsletter editor and handles general promotions of the Stud. Along with being a passionate standardbred owner and breeder, Karen is a hard working committee member of Harness Breeders NSW and is co-owner of the Harness Trading Ring


CRAIG McCOY Farrier Many of you know Craig from the yearling sales - he joins us each year for the sale weekend as a yearling leader. During the rest of the year Craig (Macca) is our stud farrier for the mares and youngstock. Craig is a keen student of Horsemanship and is a huge support to his two teenage children in their pursuits on the Rodeo and Trick Riding circuits.

bottom of page