Meet the Team

Donna Cranshaw

General Manager

Donna manages the husbandry side of things here at Cross Park. She takes pride and enthusiasm in all animal welfare from the tiny bees to cattle herd."

With her breadth of knowledge and experience working with animals, and specifically horses, Donna manages the husbandry side of things here at Cross Park. She takes pride and enthusiasm in all animal welfare from the tiny bees to cattle herd. 

Donna joined us in 2012, with horses being her main focus on... Read all

With her breadth of knowledge and experience working with animals, and specifically horses, Donna manages the husbandry side of things here at Cross Park. She takes pride and enthusiasm in all animal welfare from the tiny bees to cattle herd. 

Donna joined us in 2012, with horses being her main focus on the property running our elite Horse Agistment Programme. With a great passion and love for horses, and 25 years’ experience being surrounded by horses and being involved with and trained by professional horsemen, Donna ensures the horses are managed to a very high standard.

Kim Ward

Assistant General Manager

Kim has a love for animals and takes pride in caring for their health and wellbeing."

Kim joined Cross Park Stud after completing a 3 year apprentice in certificate 3 Production Nursery Horticulture. Her green thumb is a real asset here as she keeps our lawns and gardens in fine form, as well as her involvement with the tree regeneration project and weed control. Kim will tell you she enjoys being a... Read all

Kim joined Cross Park Stud after completing a 3 year apprentice in certificate 3 Production Nursery Horticulture. Her green thumb is a real asset here as she keeps our lawns and gardens in fine form, as well as her involvement with the tree regeneration project and weed control. Kim will tell you she enjoys being a part of our team due to the variety of projects running, including her favourites, Assisting with the maintenance of bee keeping and managing the organic veggie garden is a great passion of hers. 

Additionally, Kim has a love for animals and takes pride in caring for their health and wellbeing. She has a passion for horses and thoroughly enjoys being a part of the horse welfare and fitness programmes.

Alpacas

Alpacas come from the same family as Camels. Our girls are cute and curious, and because they are halter trained. Feeding treats, taking for walks and getting photos can all be a part of your farm experience.

Alpacas come from the same family as Camels. Our girls are cute and curious, and because they are halter trained. Feeding treats, taking for walks and getting photos can all be a part of your farm experience.

Friendly Farm Cow

Not every farm you visit has a big affectionate angus cow to get up close and personal with. Our resident cow, T-Bone was an orphan at birth and hand raised by our staff a Cross Park. At almost 5 years old now, pats, cuddles and treats are always welcome. T-bone is a favourite with our guests, especially the... Read all

Not every farm you visit has a big affectionate angus cow to get up close and personal with. Our resident cow, T-Bone was an orphan at birth and hand raised by our staff a Cross Park. At almost 5 years old now, pats, cuddles and treats are always welcome. T-bone is a favourite with our guests, especially the kids.

The Horses

Cross Park striveS to breed quality, trainable performance horses. Most of our horses have had successful performance careers in polocrosse and in the show ring.

Guests staying at Cross Park Stud have the opportunity to jump in the saddle and enjoy a guided tour of the property on our horses. Pony rides... Read all

Cross Park striveS to breed quality, trainable performance horses. Most of our horses have had successful performance careers in polocrosse and in the show ring.

Guests staying at Cross Park Stud have the opportunity to jump in the saddle and enjoy a guided tour of the property on our horses. Pony rides and private riding lessons also available, subject to availability and bookings.

The Hounds

Cross Park Stud is 100% dog and pet friendly. We welcome our guests to bring the fur friends with them during their stay at the farm, where they’ll love running in the paddocks or swimming at the beach. 

Our resident dogs are all very social and love dog visitors. Two of our dogs are pound rescues who have... Read all

Cross Park Stud is 100% dog and pet friendly. We welcome our guests to bring the fur friends with them during their stay at the farm, where they’ll love running in the paddocks or swimming at the beach. 

Our resident dogs are all very social and love dog visitors. Two of our dogs are pound rescues who have come to live here and enjoy their second chance at life. Meet our hounds whilst here: Elvis, Brodie, Macey, and Ty.

Hiccup & Burp

These ladies are super social. They love nothing more than our farm guests to pay them a visit with treats and pats. Goats are living weed whackers, and these two are constantly munching away on the pesky weeds we all dislike.

These ladies are super social. They love nothing more than our farm guests to pay them a visit with treats and pats. Goats are living weed whackers, and these two are constantly munching away on the pesky weeds we all dislike.

Honey Bees

We here at Cross Park are keen Bee Keepers for honey production. We care for our bees and harvest the honey right here on the farm.

Did you know that bees are on the decline due to things like insecticides, urbanisation and climate change?  Bees are responsible for pollination of many of our key fruit and... Read all

We here at Cross Park are keen Bee Keepers for honey production. We care for our bees and harvest the honey right here on the farm.

Did you know that bees are on the decline due to things like insecticides, urbanisation and climate change?  Bees are responsible for pollination of many of our key fruit and vegetable crops, and without bees there will not be apples, avocados, blueberries, strawberries, zucchini, tomatoes, just to name a few.

We plant bee friendly herbs and flowers for our hives. How can you help?

Support local farmers, and always buy local, raw and natural honey.

Our Raw & Natural Honey is available for sale most parts of the year.

Chickens

Free range chickens are wonderful lawn mowers, garden fertilisers, and great at debugging! Our friendly flock at Cross Park Stud, not only work hard each day fulfilling their garden duties, but they also supply us with an endless supply of delicious organic eggs. Available for purchase.

Free range chickens are wonderful lawn mowers, garden fertilisers, and great at debugging! Our friendly flock at Cross Park Stud, not only work hard each day fulfilling their garden duties, but they also supply us with an endless supply of delicious organic eggs. Available for purchase.

 
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