Hinterland Thoroughbreds

Setting your horses up for their racing career and beyond.

Welcome to Hinterland Thoroughbreds

Your one stop shop for all your Breaking, Spelling and Pre-training needs.

Breaking in


Give your horse the
best start at their
racing career.



Optimise your horses
fitness with our
world-class facilities.

Horses in morning paddock


Allow your horse to recuperate
in the ideal climate
of Queensland.

About us

Hinterland Thoroughbreds is run by Sarah Gardiner and her team from their Canungra base, situated in the Gold Coast hinterland, in Queensland. With state-of-the-art facilities and an enviable track record, your horse will get all the care they need at Hinterland Thoroughbreds.

About us

Woman and horse


The Hinterland philosophy is that no one horse is the same so when a horse comes to Hinterland Thoroughbreds, no one horse will be treated the same, they all have an individualised program depending on their needs at that particular time.

Meet the team

Riding jacket


Although the name suggests we only work with thoroughbreds, here at Hinterland, we deal with all kinds of horses – from warmbloods to stockhorses and everything in between!


Our world class facilities

The property is located at Canungra which is situated in the Gold Coast hinterland, in Queensland. And just one hours drive from both the Gold Coast and Brisbane.

Explore our facilities

Our graduates

We use Hinterland Thoroughbreds for all aspects of breaking, pre-training and spelling. The yearlings are always superbly educated with Hinterland, and adapt to the busier environment of trackwork very well with impeccable manners. We have also used Hinterland to spell our older horses, including Zaaki and Mo’unga who spent the winter in Queensland. The warmer weather, spacious paddocks and overall care that the team provide, creates an environment for healthy and happy horses.

Annabel Neasham, Trainer

Sarah, I am truly impressed with the impact your feeding and pre training program has had on the  appearance, attitude and fitness of all our thoroughbreds we have put in your care over the last few months. I can’t remember them looking so healthy and race prep ready. As a Veterinarian and horse breeder,  quality care and attention to detail is high on my list. I highly recommend Sarah and her team. Thanks again!

Dr Benjamin Purtle BVSc, Veterinarian, Thoroughbred Breeder, Equestrian Enterprise Stud