Stud Manager


Bernadette Hamill our Stud Manager, first started at Yarradale in 1996 as a part-time Stud Hand, while she completed a university degree. 

She was appointed Assistant Stud Manager in 2000 and became Stud Manager in 2004.

Bernie has worked in the industry since 1981, including four and a half years working abroad at leading studs, including Cheveley Park in England and Three Chimneys in the USA, where she gained valuable experience working with mares, foals and preparing yearlings for sale.  

She seems to know everything about Yarradale - from where the water pipes are, to which horse is in which paddock, or the year a mare first foaled, and when it won its first race - her knowledge is extensive and she is our 'Guru'.  If anyone needs to know anything, the first port of call is to Bernie!