Rich Hill Stud, Walton was founded in 1994 and has become a show piece property of 320 acres situated in the heart of the fertile Waikato basin.
The name Rich Hill originates from the homeland of John's grandfather Vic Troughton who grew up in Richhill, Co Armagh, Northern Ireland and immigrated to the Waikato district in the early 1900's. He became a successful and respected dairy farmer.
Rich Hill Stud is now firmly established as one of New Zealand's leading thoroughbred nurseries. Its picturesque location and superb facilities provide a safe and natural environment for its young thoroughbreds.
The farm has become renowned for raising and selling a quality product that is sound enough to compete at the highest level on Australasia's leading racetracks. The strict physical and genetic criteria adhered to over the last decade, when selecting stallions, broodmares and racehorses is now reflected by the success we have achieved in the sale ring and on the racetrack. Rich Hill provides a complete bloodstock package for its clients. This service includes foaling, weaning, and the raising of young stock by qualified and dedicated staff.
We market yearlings at Australasia's leading yearling sales and offer advice with broodmare and weanling purchases and assist with our clients' mating plans. It is testimony to the hard work and professional approach of the Rich Hill staff and management that our services are in such demand.