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!

Mary and Jackie Gibson

Success Staff

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.



Grant Mair
Stud Courier


Grant has been with Success for over 5 years and once again this season takes on the role as Semen Transport Courier - meaning he travels daily to the Canberra airport to meet the plane and bring back the semen from all parts of Australia and New Zealand. Grant is a saddler by trade and takes care of all repairs we may have. When the breeding season is over he then moves across to the Yearling Sales Prep Team.


Alex Tout


Alex has proven himself to be an integral part of our team. You'll find him gaining experience and enjoying every aspect of stud work and life. Alex was awarded the Leigh Plunkett Foundation Scholarship in 2016 for horse breeding. As part of that Award, Alex visited the USA during May 2016 and visited some of the top Studs where he gained a wealth of knowledge.


When not working Alex has a small team of show horses he competes with great success on the NSW show circuit and will again this Easter enter for the Sydney Royal Easter Show. Alex is our main man for social media updates on twitter, Instagram and Facebook - he's handy with the camera.

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Faye Herbert


Faye has been a member of our team for 6 years in two sessions.  Faye has a background in Thoroughbred racing and spent a deal of time in the western showring with her quarter horses.  Faye has a passion for horses which is obvious from her attention to detail.


Faye and her husband Gordon are Greyhound trainers enjoying success on the track with their team.

Robyn McCarthy


Robyn is our experienced foaling attendant and this will be her third 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.

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 8 years. When away from his demanding career Dave enjoys his 3 beautiful children and will have the odd run on the rugby field.



Mick Hudson


Mick joins us each yearling season for the sales series.  Mick has a very strong Thoroughbred background with handling and racing and we are proud to have him as part of our team.

Karen Kemp
Website Administrator


Karen is a Freelance 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 the NSW Standardbred Owners Association.