Pete purchased the 200 acre property back in 2014 and quickly set about making massive investments and fast tracking building & construction.

South Serenity Arabians was born and you are welcomed to enquire more about our Arabian breeding & showing.

SSA then  expanded its services to see the establishment of  the Kilmore Equestrian Centre, Kilmore Equestrian Float Hire, AirBnb accommodation  and Belle’s Equine Rehabilitation.

Our boutique property is located in Kilmore, central north Victoria Australia, only 45 mins from the Melbourne International Airport and only an hour from the Melbourne CBD. The property is easily accessible from the major freeways, and we welcome you to make an appointment to view our stallions, youngstock and Arabians for sale along with the wide range of services available.

Peter O’Connor

Pete commenced in the Customs & International Logistics industry in 1974 and immediately enrolled in a 3 year course to allow eligibility to be granted a Commonwealth Customs Agents License. Peter reached his first goal in 1979 by being one of youngest ever persons to attain their Commonwealth Agents License.

Pete then progressed to take on a management role in a small Brokerage at age 26, which put him in good stead to open his own business in 1991 – a year that Australia had 17% interest and less than positive economy. That Company, All Ports International (API), has grown over the past 20 years to be a well respected service orientated professional entity.

Pete’s foundation ideals for API were to provide an ethically based company that provides high levels of service at fair pricing. It has always been Peter’s belief that if you do a great job then the client is more than happy to pay you a fair & reasonable fee. Peter invested many years in establishing and nurturing his own special culture at API.

As a young person, Pete was a regular visitor to his Aunt & Uncle’s farm in Kerang Victoria, where he learned at a very young to drive Massey Ferguson tractors, go fishing, fox & rabbit hunting and generally having a ball in the country…..very rare experiences for most city dwellers. Those positive childhood experiences no doubt have now led Pete to wanting to make a major life change and be involved with the Arabian Horse to combine the best of both worlds.

Belinda O’Connor

I have had an association with the Arabian horses for more than 30 years and started breeding 28 years ago; Mikinda Arabians was founded.   Lived in the picturesque town of Springton just between the Adelaide hills and the Barossa Valley South Aust on a small property of 15 acres beautiful home and gorgeous horse barn close to the home.

My aim was to produce outstanding Arabians with the intention of being great saddle horses either purebred or derivative that were known for their incredible movement, style and temperament. The studs breeding stock was carefully selected for temperament, type, conformation  and purity of paces, this being so important to me as I am a rider and with the intention of producing my next saddle horse.

In the early days I was heavily involved in training and showing Arabian horses for clients as well as my own Arabian show horses for numerous years travelling to all the major interstate shows to compete. A host of many championships and Supremes where won under saddle and in halter.   During this time heavily involved in all three Arabian clubs in South Australia and involved in the combining of these clubs, running shows and conducting seminars.

For the past 15 years while still having a keen interest in Arabian horses  I cut down numbers keeping a stallion and a couple of mares who are part of my family and give me great pleasure. During this time I have concentrated on my job career in the wine industry , family and lifestyle choices and continued to support the Arabian horse industry by being an Arabian horse Judge. Appointed judging commitments have taken me all over Australia, New Zealand and Tasmania. It’s been a privilege to judge some amazing horses during that time.

A new chapter in my life was moving to Melbourne to be with my husband Pete and combining horses to start a new stud together South Serenity Arabians  on a picturesque property in Kilmore.

I have been blessed to have Arabian horses in my life and so grateful for all the amazing people I have met through owning them.