We are a young family dedicated to breeding high quality fullblood miniature belted Galloways in both red belted and black belted. Our Stud was formed in 2006 and is situated in NE Victoria on the hilly terrain of Tallangatta. The name “Eagle Ridge Stud” came about from resident wedge tailed eagles that are prevalent in the area, and a long ridge that runs along the top of the property that the belties love to graze. We run a herd of over 30 registered mini belted breeding cows, making us one of the largest studs for miniature belties in the world.
Our initial foundation stock was purchased from Dr Robert Maddern (geneticist) of Budawang Belted Galloway Stud. Bob is probably best known for having developed the red belted Galloway in Australia, but he also began a selective breeding program for miniature belties in the mid-to-early 90’s. Over the years we have been given the fortunate opportunity to be able to select and purchase some amazing genetics from Bob’s very large and diverse herds, which has helped us immensely.
We are looking forward to exhibiting and displaying some of our mini Belties at shows in the future, and further promoting this truly amazing breed.