Oaklands was established as a working stud almost 40 years ago, by respected stockman Godfrey Gird, with substantial infrastructure and breeding facilities.
After Godfrey Gird’s departure in 1990 the stallions Second Empire, Alado and later Tiger Dance stood on the farm. The farm was then further developed to a point where it was a custom made horse farm, suited for the accommodation of horses and little else. The farm then went into a decline and fell into disrepair, which was exacerbated by a wildfire that swept through the farm in 2008.
In 2010 it was purchased by the Darley Waddilove family, The Darley Waddilove family have an illustrious history of involvement in the development of the thoroughbred industry world-wide, that can be traced back to the importation in 1704 of the Darley Arabian to the erstwhile family home at Aldby Park in England. The family then set about rebuilding Oaklands, improving infrastructure and adopting a conservative approach to the restocking of the farm, allowing for the rehabilitation of paddocks. It is now again offering an all-inclusive equine facility with professional horse care.