Raised on the Hills to Race on the Flat

Alan Willis was a passionate, hard working, dedicated horse lover with a reputation for honesty, integrity and above all strong family values. Together with his wife Val and their two sons, Greg and Brad he dedicated his life to fulfilling the dreams of others through breeding. He established Chatswood Stud at the family’s Avenel property some 45 years ago and with the help of Greg, expanded the operation to the current location in Seymour in 1996 where they proudly stood first season sire – FLYING SPUR. Chatswood’s first stallion was the son of Star Kingdom in RED GOD and was followed by other successful stallions such as PLUSH and PREGO. In 1996 Chatswood relocated from Avenel to its current 1000 acre base at Seymour. FLYING SPUR stood his first year at the new property which resulted in him being crowned Champion Australian 1st Season Sire. DANZERO and GEIGER COUNTER followed as did World Champion 2YO Sire INVINCIBLE SPIRIT.

Reward For Effort and Inference maintain the tradition of offering quality bloodlines to Australian Breeders.