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Little Hills Pastoral Co is a 500 acre property located on the Southern Yorke Peninsula of South Australia, approximately 220km from Adelaide (a 2.5hr drive). It is owned and run by Dr Geoffrey and Mrs Christine Tucker.

LHPC is home to both Newlands Arabian Stud, and a commercial Thoroughbred breeding operation.

Newlands Arabian Stud

Dr and Mrs Tucker established Newlands Arabian Stud back in 1967. Both were experienced horse-people who had developed a keen interest in the unique Crabbet Arabian - renowned for its loyal temperament. When they decided to purchase their first purebred mare in 1967 to breed a foal or two, their fate was sealed and Newlands was born.

50 years later, the stud continues to breed pure crabbet and crabbet-related horses in part for preservation, but also due to passion. We believe owning a Crabbet Arabian is nothing short of a privilege, not only are they loyal, devoted companions to the right owner, but also fantastic performance horses! We have seen our horses succeed in halter, harness, hacking, hunting, pony club, eventing, dressage and endurance.


Although Dr and Mrs Tucker had always owned a Thoroughbred mare or two, in the late-1980's they decided they needed another challenge and started to breed TB's to race. Over the next 20 years the broodmare band grew from 2 to 18 with a focus on the production of sound, successful Thoroughbred racehorses.

LHPC has had success not only on the country racetracks of south-eastern Australia, but also the metropolitan tracks of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Hong Kong, Singapore and Penang. Some of our winners include: SECOND EFFORT, FAPPIANO'S SONWESTERN ZIP, SKY BULLET (SING), Fox Lake, Princess Joy, Brave Lead, Mr Doubtfire (AUS)/True Valour (HK), Who's Crackin (HK), Brains Trust (HK), Opononi, Jeune's Lagoon, It's Snowtime, Grail Jeuney, Birdlady, Vainsky, Relativity, Viscay Star, Dee Vee Dee, Go Kell, Al Hazaar, Adelaide Express, Social Scene, Brave Deed, Our Joy, Shady Street, Tomorrow's Dreams (SIN), Bring Them On (MAL), HoHoHo (MAL), Marco Polo, Extreme Value, Got the Message, Ascending Nima, Excitations, Brave Journey, Wilander Princess, Harlem Child, Vivaldi's Quest, Snippetron, Set the Bar High, It's a Debacle, Host the Nation, No Doubt About it, and Abracadash.