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.
Stud Book – White Paper
BREEDING APPENDIX - Vision, Integrity & Principles
Currently 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. Below is a link to an explanation of what a Breeding Appendix would mean for the Society and its Members. The Breeding Appendix has not been implemented. The Board are currently discussing suggested changes with members in open forums to gauge the potential impact from a wider audience. The Breeding Appendix would be presented to members at the 2018 AGM.
HERITAGE STOCK HORSE
- Progress & Process
Recognising Traditional Breeds - The Australian Stock Horse Society is dedicated to preserving the heritage of the breed by recognising Registered Australian Stock Horses that have descended from the same breeds as horses ridden by the Australian Light Horse in WWI and breeds that resided in Australia prior to 1945.
- With over 190,000 horses - only 45,000 (24%) have been assessed.
- In reviewing assessed horses, approximately 65% are HSH.
- Members may submit an application at any time, fee - $25.00
Whilst the Society promotes that horses are automatically assessed, with our current computer system this is a separate process to registration and is not automatically programmed. At this point in time, the Heritage Stock Horse breed percentages are not integrated with the horse’s registration data and Heritage Stock Horse assessments remain a manual process in many ways. For this reason, the Society’s capabilities are limited.
|Notice Board Updated - Friday, 8th September 2017.
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ASHS Member Giveaway - Spring is in the Air
The Australian Stock Horse Society in conjunction with Oaks Hotels & Resorts are happy to announce our Spring is in the Air, ASHS Member Giveaway.
Click here for your chance to go into the draw to win one nights accommodation for two people at any of the fabulous Oaks Hotels & Resorts within Australia.
Entries close at Midday on Friday, 13th October 2017.
It’s not too late to Renew or join for 2017 to enter the draw.
From the Board Room - July 2017
NEW PROCEDURE - The Board approved that part of the Branch Facilitator training is to be completed online. The applicant will also be required to attend a one day practical workshop to graduate as an approved Branch Facilitator. The applicant should have their working with children check (blue card- depending on state requirements) prior to applying for this role.
RULE CHANGE - Section 2 updated 4.27 Markers may be used at the Judge’s discretion.
RULE CHANGE - Section 2 updated 8.1 Volunteer’s age has been extended to 85 years.
NEW RULE - Added within Section 1 - 6.8 Organisers must institute a responsible service of alcoholic beverages and comply with the relevant liquor licensing laws.
NEW RULE - Regarding other cattle events besides Campdrafting added within Section 1 - 22.214.171.124 Where appropriate NCHA or qualified Campdraft Judge should be sourced for Cattle events such as Snaffle Bit Cutting or Team Penning competitions and must be a Financial ASHS Member.
NEW RULE - Added to Section 4, ASH Hack & Classes regarding Novice Horse Status as point 126.96.36.199 & 188.8.131.52 of the Event Rules & Regulations - Any Horse that wins an Open Championship or Supreme regardless of age will no longer be a Novice Horse.
2017 Warwick Gold Cup Campdraft
- $1,000 cash & Collector’s Edition Australian Stock Horse Society Buckle for Highest Placed Registered Australian Stock Horse owned by a Financial Member.
- $500 cash for the Breeder of this horse, must be a Financial Member.
- $500 cash for the Breeder (must be a Financial Member) of the Highest Placed Competition Eligible Registered Heritage Australian Stock Horse owned by a Financial Member.
2017 Canning Downs Campdraft
- $1,000 cash & Trophy Rug for Highest Placed Registered Australian Stock Horse owned by a Financial Member.
- $500 for the Breeder of this horse, must be a Financial Member.
- $500 for the Breeder (must be a Financial Member) of the Highest Placed Registered Heritage Australian Stock Horse owned by a Financial Member.
Note: Above ASHS Sponsorship is only valid for competition eligible horses excluding for breeding purposes only or suspended.
Society Notice - 2017 AGM Stud Book White Paper
A copy of the Stud Book ‘White Paper’ presentation from the 2017 ASHS Annual General Meeting is available for viewing.
David Gatwood - Chief Executive Officer
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
Motion from 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 - 24 SEP | Great Southern Branch / Katanning Equestrian Assoc ASHS Practice Weekend
Katanning, WA | Wendy Bessell-Browne 0417 994 636
23 - 24 SEP | Victorian Management Council Youth Camp
Garfield North, VIC | Jason Fry 0407 295 909
ASH Approved Sales
Latest Online Classifieds
SOLD - SILVERTHORN VANITY FAIR | ASH Reg: 191015
DOB: 04/09/2009. Back Mare. 14.3hh
(ST RONAN ABDUL SMOKE/MONTCALM JILLAROO - HSH)
BILALI WILLOW - HSH |
ASH Reg: 195471
DOB: 09/10/2003. Grey Gelding. 16hh
(EDENHOPE TYCANNA - HSH/VOLCANIC DREAMS)