SIMMS & MARGAUX DAVISON
OWNERS & GENERAL MANAGERS
Mapperley Stud was established over half a century ago by Simms’s grandparents and the management of the Matamata based stud was handed over to Simms and wife Margaux over six years ago.
Both Simms and Margaux share a passion for the establishment of the business and decided to go back to “old roots” when building the Mapperley stallion roster back up and now stand four stallions at the stud. Simms and Margaux are very excited about what the future holds for Mapperley and are committed to providing first class service to clients and buyers alike!
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Returning to New Zealand after working stints in Australia and the United Kingdom, Steven has decided to pursue his passion for the thoroughbred industry by joining the team at Mapperley Stud. Steven graduated from the University of Waikato with a Bachelor of Management Studies majoring in Finance and Strategic Management. Steven brings a solid commercial background and a fresh approach to the team as we look to grow and develop the Mapperley Brand.
An avid horse woman, Kat has been involved with horses her whole life. Eager to pursue a career in the equine field, Kat completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (majoring in Equine Science) in 2007 and has cumulated valuable experience managing studs in NZ, Australia and England. Kat has a particular passion for rearing and raising young horses and possesses all the key attributes to make her perfect for managing the yearling and foaling operation at Mapperley.