We breed, train, show and sell Purebred & Derivative Arabian Horses of predominantly straight Crabbet lines.
We stand Pure Crabbet Stallions at stud.
We hope you enjoy your visit here.

About Us

Bruce, Janice and Michael O'Connor welcome you to the webpages of Comanche Lodge. We breed purebred Arabian and Arabian derivative horses for show, performance, endurance, pony club and family backyards and become a treasured part of the family. 

We have a nucleus of Pure Crabbet Arabians began with the stallion Silver Wind Van Nina and include the bloodlines of such Crabbet greats as Somerled, Silver Moonlight*, Silver Fire, Electric Silver*, Grand Royal*, Silwan*, Sindh*, Riffal*, Crystal Fire* and Skowronek. Principle Strain line - Kehilan Dajania.

The farm is situated on 40 acres of grazing land in the Lockyer Valley in South East Queensland, Australia, one hour west from Brisbane along the Warrego Highway and a half hour from Toowoomba, with easy access on sealed roads.

Our horses are trained and shown at halter, under saddle and in harness and have the bloodlines, confirmation and attitude required for success in endurance. We occassionally have youngstock for sale.



Proudly Australian.

 "It's never too late to be who you might have been"... George Elliot

What is a Crabbet Arabian

A PURE CRABBET ARABIAN is one which traces in all lines of its pedigree to Pure Arabian horses owned or  bred by Lady Anne Blunt, Wilfrid Blunt, Lady Wentworth, Cecil Covey and the Crabbet Stud..

CRABBET BRED refers to those Pure Arabian horses which are of predominantly Crabbet breeding i.e 75% or  over CrabbetArabian Breeding.

Crabbet Park Stud

The Crabbet Arabian Stud was established on 2 July 1878 when the first Arabian horses brought to England by Wilfrid Scawen Blunt and Lady Anne Blunt arrived at Crabbet Park, their estate in Sussex. Six months earlier, while staying in Aleppo, Wilfrid and Lady Anne had made a plan to import some of the best Arabian horses to England and breed them there. In Lady Anne's words, "it would be an interesting and useful thing to do and I should like much to try it."

The Crabbet Arabian Today

The particular virtues of Crabbet horses - sound, athletic conformation, good movement, solid temperament and performance abiltity - show up especially well in under saddle competition, and particularly in endurance riding. Thus, the modern Arabian of Crabbet ancestry can be seen in the backyard of the single horse owner, on rugged wilderness terrain, or at the highest levels of national performance competition. 


"In the beginning, God gave Ishmael, son of Abraham, a gift, made of mist and dust, as a reward for Ishmael's faith and dedication to the God of his father. Out of the mist and dust came the first Asil Arabian mare, who was at the time in foal, and produced a son. From these two gifts from God came the beginning of the Asil (pure) Arabian horse." (Whitman Legend and Reality of Blue Star Arabians).

Photo Copyright

Photos used on this site were provided by Irene Flissinger, Sue Crockett, Sharon Meyers, Agile and Janice O'Connor. All photos, icons and artwork are copyright and may not be downloaded, copied or used for any purpose.

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