Junior Principal & Nominations
From a young age, Alistair, son of stud Principal Neville, has had an interest and passion for the Thoroughbred Horse Industry. Alistair grew up around horses and has always been involved in their care and development. As Junior Principal of Oaklands, Alistair has a particular interest in bloodlines and enjoys working alongside Neville learning the ins and outs of the industry. Alistair hopes to work to bring a youthful approach to Oaklands and draw on his skills and ability to reach all generations and educate them and continue working alongside them with the common goal of furthering the Thoroughbred Horseracing Industry.
Youngest son of stud Principal Neville, Hamish, enjoys undertaking a more physical role at Oaklands. Along with Alistair, Hamish enjoys learning about bloodlines and furthering his knowledge in pedigree analysis. Hamish has a passion for building strong client relationships and looks forward to introducing his contacts to the industry. Currently pursuing a professional Rugby Union career, Hamish enjoys coming home to Oaklands as much as possible.
Our Management Team
Grant begun his career at Oaklands Stud at the young age of eighteen. He joined Neville in 1980 and was an essential contributor to the development of infrastructure at Oaklands. As Agricultural Manager, Grant takes pride in his work and strives to produce feed that is as organic as possible and integral in the growth and development of horses throughout all stages of life. From 1980 to today, Grant has worked above and beyond for Oaklands and is a vital contributor to the stud’s past, present and future.
Commencing at Oaklands in 2015, Stephen brings extensive knowledge and experience to his position of Stud Manager. No stranger to the thoroughbred industry, Stephen ran his own Darling Downs based breeding operation and is a horse breaker by profession. As manager at Oaklands, Stephen oversees the day-to-day operations of the Stud and is primarily responsible for the growth and development of all horses on the farm. Stephen displays upmost care and attention to horses throughout all stages of the rearing process and works to pass these skills on to the rest of his team.
After joining the team at Oaklands in 2017, Melissa assumes all administrative duties. With extensive experience in office management and administration, Melissa forms the first point of contact at Oaklands. Available five days a week in the office, Melissa is eager to help with any client concerns and queries regarding Oaklands Stud.