Welcome to Poplar Grove Stud

Where our motto " Boutique Breeding At Its Best ! "
exemplifies our commitment to
a small number of breeding stock aiming at all times for

Quality not Quantity


Our donkeys at our stud & the foals as they arrive; are listed on our website with their Full Stud Names & Pedigrees.

We are extremely proud of our stock

We want YOU to see at a glance the quality, genetics and breeding that our donkeys have been Individually Selected for - it took years of searching. .......... We want to show them off to You !

Our actuality .....

" Rare in the World

..............Without Equal in Australia " ...........©2005

is not hearsay...

Poplargrove Stud has the ONLY two micro jacks in Australia with

NMDA - American NATIONAL SHOW winning titles

The Top Guns of Halter...

They are the best of the BEST !

Then add to that ALL our fully Imported USA & N.Z

Micro, Wooly and Dark Spot Jennies from world renown USA studs !

voilĂ  ... sa magnifique !

Breeding to better the breed




"Stock Market's Pocket Change"

own daughter...

Sunny G's Pebbles [imp USA]



Introducing ...... Sunny G's Pebbles

OMG !!! l do so love spots...

But.....Never at the expense of conformation... NO !

This filly is Pocket's own daughter...

She has all the attributes of her fathers World class accolades....

Including his exquisite dishy picture perfect head and expressive eyes...

A true black and white spot tiny girl with a pedigree full of National & World Champions !

Pebbles was only a yearling in this photo, but you can see the class this filly exudes.

. Pebbles is drop dead gorgeous !

Breeding only gets better at Poplargrove Stud ...

We are indebted to my friends, Dorie & Carmen for allowing us to buy Pebbles and her sire USA National Show winning jack "Stock Market's Pocket Change".

And to my dear friends Dayle & Joe for homing Pebbles for a year.

But special thanks go to Dayle for all her help in getting Pebbles ready for shipping to Australia. Again, these people re-write the book of 'good friends'. Thanks Dayle at Half Ass Acres for the glorious photos and video of Pebbles...


2014 FOALS Gorgeous!!

Just look at this girl....

Claire de Lune is Pocket's first foal born in Australia.

Top Proven USA Show Breeding

And does it show !

Luna is very special micro breeding totally unrelated to anything in Australia

She is ohh so Correct with a HUGE Cute factor !

We're so very excited about our breeding program here at Poplargrove Stud



Photo below - her first morning ........What a doll !

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Well... OMG ! What can we say ...

The Holy Grail of Jacks is here.. (Feb 2013)

Took me years of asking, but I finally got him...

Now my band of Jacks are complete

One simply cannot get any better -

Breeding, American NMDA NATIONAL show winning conformation and looks...

Poplargrove Stud proudly introduces :

 Stock Market's Pocket Change [imp USA]

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This man is all class. He is absolutely stunning.

The prettiest donkey l've ever seen,

with a body and temperament to match...

3rd in large classes at the

American 2009 NMDA National Show

Shelbyville, Tennessee - Halter

Grandsires : Stock Market's Cash Dividend - World Champion.. etc etc

...................: Itsy Bitsy LN Bronson - USA National Champion ... etc

Sire........... : Itsy Bitsy Jet Pilot - USA Grand Champion Jack ....etc


Pocket Change oozes Champion presence...

* April in Australia - one month after arriving from America...

Pocket wins Supreme Champ twice !

But with his breeding & USA National title accolades

- what would you expect !

He's simply stunning....



2014 FOALS are arriving !!!

Ravishing little 100% AMMD babies

Spotteds, WOOLIES, solids 'n' fillies

ohh my heart be still....

They are Sooo cute & sooo very much more...

see Miniature Donkey For Sale Barn

or visit HorseYard.com.au

See foals page ...

Hey come and say 'Hello!!'



This is a snap shot of donkeys at

Poplargrove Stud...

How gorgeous are these donkeys ?

You won't get better breeding and imports...

Just look at the selection of show donkeys...

Micro's, Wooly's 'n' Spots....

Cutting Edge Show breeding....




Poplargrove Tiny Teddy - just so cute !!

The wooly micro mini - future herd sire...

Have to say it again... we are so proud of our donkeys !

Teddy as a Yearling in sun bleached coat


Teddy currently...




Arrived ! Suki and Pocket arrived Feb 10th 2013


Hills Haven Suki was top seller at the 2012 The Great American Miniature Donkey Sale. One of the most select prestige sales in America.

l tell you.. We truly are in Donkey Heaven. We now own and Australia now has...

My dream dark spot tiny girl with a pedigree jam packed full of iconic Champions !

Suki looks black sometimes and others dark brown, you can see her black coming through on her shoulders. With a pedigree like hers - who cares. Stunning either way !

. Can you imagine the babies to Pocket, Idol & Teddy Bear one day !

We are indebted to my friends, Dayle & Joe for all their help, without whom we would not have had the opportunity to buy this incredible girl ... these people re-write the book of 'good friends'. My heart felt thanks to Dayle at Half Ass Acres for these glorious photos and video of Suki...



OUR baby is growing up..

Not even 1 year old & look how stunning she is!

 HHAA Bells 'N' Whistles [imp USA]

Reserve Champion Jenny

Royal Geelong Show Oct. 2012

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Photo : Courtesy of Julie Jones - JF Miniature Donkeys {USA}

Proud owners of Heikens Ark Napoleon : Whistles sire

Our darling Whistle's [imp] comes from one of THE MOST ICONIC studs in America - Half Ass Acres .

Dayle & Joe's donkeys & their donkeys offspring, win countless USA and European champion titles.

Definitely one of the most acclaimed studs in the USA.

We are so very proud to join the illustrious world wide show team!


OUR Gorgeous imported tiny dream dark spot sire:

American Idol [imp USA] ....

DNA tested to carry the RED gene..

.....Phenotype - Tyger Spotted Black and White .....

....... [see his left side photos!]

What a gem !


Idol came from Hill Country Miniatures, one of the leading Donkey Studs in America - renown for producing superior show stock, countless NMDA, ADMS and ACOSA champions & topping many prestige sales.

IDOL placed 4th in large classes at the

American 2011 Nationals in both NMDA - Halter

(traditionally solid classes - so for a spot to place is amazing ! )

and ACOSA {colour} classes !

[still getting O/S enquiries for Idol's progeny !!!]


Star shape Site last updated 4/4/14


Proud Breeders Of Mediterranean Miniature Donkeys

You be the judge !

Don't take our word for it - or the hearsay of others.

Check how many studs you can visit & see in person

their jacks running with their jenny's with foals at foot

knowing the Jack is not only safe

but really protects and treasures the foals...

Come and see for yourself how quiet,

loving & well conformed our miniature donkeys are.

View their heights, colors and sneak a cuddle.

Our stud - the breeding facilities, stables & paddocks

all reflect the care, time & pride we have in our animals.

Rest in Peace our beloved Jazz - the most beautiful Rhodesian Ridgeback creation ever made



Poplar Grove Stud is situated in Drouin South, rich dairy belt in the heart of Gippsland, Victoria. We are approx 1 1/4 hour out of Melbourne via the M1.

Easy access off the M1. Central to Melbourne and interstate transport. We are committed to a small number of breeding stock, aiming at all times for quality not quantity.

Our select Mediterranean Miniature Jacks & Jennies, have been chosen for their breeding, conformation and temperament to ensure progeny of the highest standard.

Please browse through our pages, meet our family.

lf you're looking for your new next best friend a Mediterranean Miniature donkey ...

then only great homes need apply !

This is our hobby, we aim to improve the breed

and ensure the best homes for our select babies.

Please contact us to visit the farm and see our select special donkeys

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