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2011 Membership Renewal - Early Bird Special Winners

Congratulations to the following Early Bird Special winners:

Mrs. Robyn Hoggins of COWWARR, VIC - $1,000 Fuel Voucher
Ms. Pam Lindsay of BOWRAL, NSW - $1,000 Fuel Voucher
Mrs. Meshelle Hall of SOUTH GRAFTON, NSW - Saddle Cloth
Mr. Leslie Godfrey of STRATHALBYN, SA - Saddle Cloth
Mrs. Vanessa Weightman of WITCHCLIFFE, WA - Saddle Cloth
Mr. Geoffrey Etherington of HIVESVILLE, QLD - Saddle Cloth
Mr. Anthony Fellows of GERALDTON, WA- Saddle Cloth
Miss. Stacey McIntosh of NICHOLLS, ACT - Saddle Cloth

Dalby Sale (Updated)

The 2010 Dalby Sale was a very solid sale. The new agents, Grant Daniel and Long Pty Ltd, did a terrific job in conjunction with the Darling Downs Branch. A great result despite disruptions caused by the rain. The sale grossed $790,250 for an overall $8,064 average. The average selling prices were; mares - $9,491, colts -$15,500, geldings - $5,596.

To view the entire Dalby Sale results please click here.

Feasibility study to be completed

At the recent Board of Directors meeting, the Board resolved to undertake a feasibility study on the possible relocation of Head Office from Scone NSW to Tamworth NSW. Tamworth Regional Council are currently developing an Equine Precinct in the AELEC area. Further investigation will be carried out to determine whether the relocation to that area will be beneficial for the Society. It is envisaged that the decision making process could take up to 12 months.

ASH Clean Sweep the Warwick Gold Cup

Australian Stock Horses won all four campdraft events at the recent Warwick Gold Cup, held 25th-31st October 2010.

Ben Hall of Julia Creek, Queensland, took out the Black Toyota Warwick Gold Cup on Ken Frost’s stallion CLARKES STUD PERFECT SON, while Ben’s wife Jaye took out the C G Welding Ladies Silver Cup on HAZELWOOD LEX. Jim Daley of Goomburra, Queensland, won the Frasers Livestock Transport Stallion Campdraft on his own WESTONS YAKKA, while the Supafloats Canning Downs Campdraft was won by John Hoath on DOCS LEGACY.
The Top 10 placings in each event were dominated by Australian Stock Horses. The Top 10 results are available for download below:

Black Toyota Warwick Gold Cup
C G Welding Ladies Silver Cup
Frasers Livestock Transport Stallion Campdraft
Supafloats Canning Downs Campdraft

Sara saddles up for ride of a lifetime at AACC

Tasmania is a long way from Longreach, but a love of horses has bridged the geographic gap for 16-year-old Sara Boxhall.

The teenager set out from the northern end of Tasmania in the middle of this year for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, learning all about horses from award-winning and renowned teacher John Arnold from Australian Agricultural College Corporation.

Please click here to download the Australian Agricultural College Corporation media release.

Caption: Australian Agricultural College Corporation horse instructor John Arnold has a lifetime of experience with horses and 16-year-old student Sara Boxhall from Tasmania is benefiting from this through her Certificate III in Horse Breeding at AACC Longreach.

Branch Coaches

The Board of Directors have approved a Branch Coach accreditation program.  Branch Coaches will volunteer their time to oversee and assist Branches at Branch practice and training days. Branch Coaches are not entitled to receive any form of remuneration.
Interested Members must meet some pre-requisites and have the application endorsed by their Branch.

This accreditation course is FREE.
For further details contact Head Office.


At a recent teleconference Board of Directors meeting, the Board resolved to support the signing of EADRA and will work towards giving input into the conditions and the Levy structure. Animal Health Australia (AHA) have launched a new webpage with up to date information for horse owners on the Emergency Animal Disease Response Agreement. (EADRA).

The Board of Directors have resolved to support a levy mechanism on the sale of manufactured feed (hard feed) and  anthelmintics (worm treatments).  The Horse Industry has been given a strict timeline to have the matter resolved.   The General Manager and Chairman are available for Members and Branches for further information or discussion. Please do not hesitate to contact either Catherine Smith or John Green.

Please click here to check out the latest updates. Please click here to view the Signing the EADRA Newsletter.

Westpac Bank Star Of The Year Winner 2009 - HALLS RANSOM

HALLS RANSOM (ASH Reg. 165909), one of Australian Outback Spectacular’s top bred Australian Stock Horses, has taken out the prestigious Westpac Bank 'Star of the Year' award.

The Westpac Bank ‘Star of the Year’ trophy is an annual award that is awarded to an Australian Stock Horse that has been an outstanding ambassador for the Australian Stock Horse breed throughout the past year.

Please click here to download the media release

EI Vaccination – What a Waste

The Australian Horse Industry Council (AHIC) has just made available a press release regarding EI Vaccinations. If you wish to read the press release, please click here.

Riders Get Back In The Saddle For Cancer

Following the success of the 2009 “Pink” Ride, the Stockman’s Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the third annual “Pink” ride in the Outback in support of breast cancer research, to be held in Longreach, Saturday 26 June 2010.

Please click here to download the media release and here for the 2010 Advertisement.