Merrivale Stud "Home of Versatile Champions" is situated on a 640 acre sheep and beef farm in Southland, when we are not farming we have had great success in showing and breeding performance and halter horses since 1993. In 2002 we purchased our founding sire Deck Bar who is NZ Champion no.5 and has numerous successes to his name including Leading Sire of Point Earning Western Performane Horses and English Performance Horses countless times. Deck Bar has sired many of our successful show horses such as Glenview Lady who is NZ Champion no.32 and 4x Superhorse winner, Decks Temptation who is NZ Champion no.33, Merrivale Idahos Flash who is NZ Champion no.34 and Superhorse winner and Merrivale Dazel Me Deck who is currently being shown with great success. All of these horses have numerous National Hi Points and ApHANZ End of Year Hi Point Awards to their names. One of our most successful Broodmares is Merrivale Princess who is the Dam of Merrivale Idahos Flash, Merrivale Dazel Me Deck and Merrivale Dipped In Deck, this cross has proven to be very successful giving Merrivale Princess Leading Dam of Point Earning Halter Horses and Western Performance Horses two years in a row. We have been a competitive show family for quite some time now and all do our part in breaking in, preparing, training and showing our horses. We take pride in all our horses and enjoy the success of their achievements and our own which include Charleen, Kimberley and Owen all having their NZ Youth Champion Awards.