Established in 1973 by Pat and Sid Samuel, Marlie Draught Horse Stud breeds quality working draught horses to the Australian Draught Horse Classification Standard. At Marlie Stud, we are passionate about farming with draught horses. We also enjoy competing in working horse events, such as ploughing and draught horse pull competitions across NSW.
At Marlie Stud, we breed horses for all forms of harness work as well as part-bred horses for performance needs. Our horses have the influences of the major Draught Horse breeds including but not limited to American Belgian, Suffolk Punch, Shire and Percheron. Marlie Stud’s aim is to bred superior working horses suited to the Australian environment.
Aleks and Karina Berzins, along with their three girls, are passionate about educating people on the traditional ways of farming and keeping history alive. Step back in time with them, as they take you on a tour of Marlie Stud and a working draught horse farm.