The Australian Stock Horse Society
The Australian Stock Horse Society was established in 1971 in Scone, New South Wales with the aim of preserving and promoting the bloodlines of the Australian Stock Horse, recognised for its versatility and superior performance amongst work and leisure breeds. Today the Society is Australia's largest equine recreational and pleasure association, with a loyal and growing membership of more than 9,500 individuals and in excess of 180,000 registered horses in the Stud Book.
Banner Photo Credit (L-R): Leo McGuire, Julie Wilson, Geoff Bateman, Narelle Wockner.
ASHS Stud Book - Stallion Owners Notice
Compulsory Tests For Genetic Disorders
Some Australian Stock Horses have been identified as carriers of HERDA - Hereditary Equine Regional Dermal Asthenia. It is a severe skin disorder, causing blistering and lesions, leading to secondary infections and early death. HERDA can be traced through Quarter Horse lineage to a mare called Miss Taylor (born in the USA in 1933), the dam of influential Quarter Horse sire, Poco Bueno. Members should research the disorder before breeding. The AQHA requires horses to be tested and results are available on the AQHA database.
On 9th March, the ASHS Board discussed Genetic Disorders and how to manage them - OLWS, HYPP, HERDA, PSSM1, MH, GBED. They agreed, management is paramount. For further information and key points relating to sire registered stallions, progeny of horses testing positive (carrier or affected) and registration of progeny born after 1st August 2020 (must be negative) as adopted by the Board - click here.
Stallion Owners Notice
- All Sire Registered stallions must be tested for Genetic Disorders by 1st August 2019. Results will be noted on the horse’s registration.
- Stallions or colts being Sire Registered will require Genetic Disorder Testing. Any horse returning a Positive Test (carrier or affected) will be REJECTED for Sire Registration.
- Stallion owners can test their stallions now, enabling results to be disclosed to mare owners before mating.
ASHS Stud Book - Proposed Stud Book Changes
Proposed Stud Book Changes - March
The Board are reviewing ways of improving the integrity of the Society’s Stud Book. Part of these discussions, include a vision to introduce a Breeding Appendix for mares and stallions. As a result of these discussions, a special resolution will be presented to Members at the 2018 Annual General Meeting to remove Clause 11, STUD BOOK of the SOCIETY’S CONSTITUTION in its entirety and a replacement clause has been drafted and is currently available for Members to review.
Update from May Board Meeting
As a result of Member’s feedback, the Board have agreed to some changes and extra information concerning the Breeding Appendix concept. The proposed Stud Book changes will be presented to Members at the 2018 ASHS Annual General Meeting. Members are invited to attend the meeting (in person, or by proxy) to vote on a Special Resolution to change the Stud Book clauses in the Constitution.
See the Notice Board below for details on the Society's 2018 Annual General Meeting.
|Notice Board Updated - Friday, 15th June 2018.
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Dear Members & Friends,
It is with much sadness that we advise the passing of former ASHS Director, Mr Peter Gower.
Peter was the South Australian representative who served on the Board from July 1997 for four consecutive years, which included the organising of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.
Peter called the first Branch Meeting of the ASH Society in SA back in the 1970's and wrote articles for the ASH Journal, The Courier and Hoofs and Horns.
Peter is survived by daughter Kim and her husband Andy and three grandsons, Ashton, Jason and Xander, and son Graham.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday 22nd June at 10:30am at Carr and Kleemann Funerals Chapel, located at 1 Morphett Street Mt Barker SA.
2018 ASHS Annual General Meeting
The 2018 Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday, 28th July 2018 at Oaks on Collins, 480 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria. Registrations and morning tea will commence at 9:00am with the Meeting to commence at 9:30am.
The Notice of Meeting containing Resolutions and Proxy Forms will be available to Members 21 days prior to the meeting. Proxy Forms and Questions on Notice Forms will also be available on our website.
Members Forum Questions on Notice
A Members Forum will be held at the 2018 Annual General Meeting.The Members Forum will consist of the Question/s on Notice and the Board’s response. Question/s on Notice must be lodged with the Chief Executive Officer no later than 4:00pm on Friday, 20th July 2018.
Click here to download the Questions on Notice form.
The Society will also be hosting a Buffet Dinner that will commence at 6:30pm at the Oaks on Collins. Tickets are $55 per person and can be purchased by completing the form and returning it to Head Office. Click to download the order form. Alternatively, you can phone Lynne O'Connor at Head Office.
If you have any questions regarding the Meeting please contact Lynne O’Connor at Head Office on (02) 6545 1122 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ASHS Approved Saddlers
The following saddlers are the ONLY businesses approved by The Australian Stock Horse Society to use the "A" logo on their leather saddlery products:
- Chloe Rutherford Bridles & Tack
- Lordan's Saddlery
- Marlem Custom Made Saddlery
- Marsh Carney Saddlery
- Robinsons Saddlery
- Simon Gray Saddlery
- SKT Leather
- Stan Bowd - Custom Made Saddlery
Defamation and the Disciplinary Committee
As of the February 2012 Board Meeting, Members using electronic methods to defame either the Society, its Judges, Officials, Volunteers or fellow Members will be referred to the Disciplinary Committee.
23 JUN | New Zealand Branch Information Day
Te Awawnutu, New Zealand | Karen Harrison +64 277 284 195
23 JUN | Central WA Branch Show / Gymkhana
Coolup, WA | Louise Richards 0448 173 477
23 – 24 JUN | Northern Branch Shoeing School
Barraba, NSW | Ros Waller 0428 131 206
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