Welcome to Crowningstone

Crowningstone is a specialist thoroughbred broodmare farm providing professional personalised broodmare management services including agistment.

Crowningstone is owned and operated by Mike and Mia Thew who have more than 50 years combined experience in Australia and overseas in wide ranging facets of the thoroughbred industry.

The property boasts excellent gently sloping grazing country and clean fertile loamy basalt soils with improved pastures.

After just a decade of commercial operation as a small specialist broodmare farm Crowningstone can boast an enviable record for producing high calibre gallopers. The list of stakes performers foaled and reared at Crowningstone includes Nocturnelle, Puritan, Soweto Slew, Ovidio, Harrier Jet, Senta De Noche, Seduced, Looking Ahead and Liancourt Rock. Mike and Mia were an integral part of the selection process that led to the purchase as a yearling of subsequent dual Gr1 winner Cosmic Endeavour now a resident at Crowningstone

Located at the centre of Thoroughbred breeding in the Hunter Valley, Crowningstone is 6 kilometres west of Scone in the Dartbrook Valley less than 5 minutes’ drive from Yarraman Park. It is only a 15 minute drive to Arrowfield, Darley, Newgate and Vinery; 30 minutes to Emirates Park and 45 minutes to Coolmore. Widden Stud is easily accessible within 90 minutes. We have local access to many of the best Equine Veterinary consultants and associated equine services in Australia.

The Crowningstone team comprises trained and experienced staff who ensure all horses receive optimal care and personal attention. Our aim is to provide industry best practice management and husbandry for your horses.

We pride ourselves on providing informative and timely communication to our clients. As an owner operated business with a dedicated team Crowningstone provides a complete package of professional care for thoroughbred breeders.