Castlebar was established by Meg’s father, William Glenn Wade, with the purchase of the Thoroughbred mare, Lady Quillo in the late 1960s. Meg still has one of the mare’s great, great granddaughters on the property, Castlebar Tradition. Sadly, Meg’s father passed away many years ago and never saw her many triumphs in Endurance riding.

In 1987 Meg discovered endurance riding and the attraction was instant. This complemented her existing passion of long distance sports, having raced long distance Kayaking and Cross country skiing. Meg competed in her first 40km race later that year near Richmond NSW. She rode Quillionaire, a grand daughter of the stud’s first mare.

Meg realised that to be competitive, she needed to ride Arabian Bred Horses.

She bought her first breeding mares - Kelkette Park Nazira, Lynbrook Tamsin, Wagga Belmay, Lady Claire, Clemency & Celina in 1988/9. Every mare of those initial purchases has produced world class competitive horse.

The purchases of these foundation mares was followed with the purchase of the two stallions Seraja who is still alive today, and Tribal from the same breeder Claire Proudford in 1989.

Today Meg has completed 65 one-day 160km competitions. She has won 24 of these competitions. She has been Australian Rider of the Year 10 times,  has 3 team bronze medals at World Endurance Championships and an individual 4th placing at the 2002 World Championships. She has won the Tom Quilty Gold Cup – the Australian National Championship 4 times (2000,2001,2003 and 2008)

The stud sells both domestically and internationally to both breeding enthusiasts and world leading competitors.

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