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Society Announcement - The Australian Stock Horse Society Announces a New Director

The Australian Stock Horse Society Announces a New Director

Society Chairman Ms Lorna Fanning announced that a new Director had agreed to serve on the Board for the remainder of the term left vacant by the resignation of Robert Watchirs from NSW. The new Director is Ms Vicki Mascord from Sydney.

Ms Fanning said “Vicki comes to the Board with a lifetime of experience and involvement in the Society through Branch & Management Council and was recently awarded our National Volunteer of the Year.”  Ms Fanning continued “Vicki is highly regarded in the Society and in the broader horse industry in general.”

Ms Fanning said the Board would like to thank Robert Watchirs for his time on the Board and wish him well in the future.

With four women now on the Board, Ms Fanning said that gender balance was an important issue to be considered along with skill based attributes when selecting a new Director. “The Society’s demographic is predominantly female and we need to reflect that on our Board” she said. 

With the Society set to celebrate its 50th Anniversary in 2021, Ms Fanning believes that more women should consider governance roles in the industry. “I am so pleased to be able to work with a Board that is progressive, cohesive and committed to what the future may hold” she concluded.

Society Announcement - Update from Brett Welsh - Convener of the ASHS Stud Book Committee

Update from Brett Welsh - Convener of the ASHS Stud Book Committee

I have received some questions regarding the proposed Base Register mentioned in a media release from our Chairman, Lorna Fanning.

The board is working towards keeping the membership informed and involved in proceedings, hence these updates. They will come as quickly and as often as possible. Some may be merely ideas for comment, others may develop into regulation. Please be involved and offer constructive criticism but refrain from distasteful remarks - these may be works in progress and we are all on the same team.

Base Register - The ‘Base Register’ is a working title for a concept in development. It is proposed that the minimum entry level for a new sub-category - the (Base Registry) would require that a horse must have at least ONE HSH grandparent or TWO HSH great grandparents. (i.e. 25% HSH).

In conjunction with the proposed Heritage Stock Horse Stud Book, this proposal would bring our practices more in line with the Mission Statement of the Society.

So in summary, this means that going forward all horses being registered in the Base Registry will have to possess HSH ancestry. This is a concept. It requires much consultation, development, legal advice and regulation.

 

Society Announcement - The Australian Stock Horse Society Announces new Chairman of The ASHS Board

The Australian Stock Horse Society Announces new Chairman of The ASHS Board

The Australian Stock Horse Society is proud to announce that their new Chairman is Ms Lorna Fanning from Queensland. Ms Fanning from Warwick (Queensland) is a well-known local personality in the Campdraft and Stock Horse world.

Commenting after her first Board meeting as Chairman, Ms Fanning said that she was really pleased with both the direction and work ethic of the new Board. “Over the last two days we made decisions around member benefits, a Loyalty Program, a Heritage Stud Book, implementing a Base Register for horses that are not currently eligible for Stud Book Registration, the 50th Anniversary celebrations and a whole lot more.”

“We were also delighted with news that with over 1000 sires now tested for genetic disorders, that only around 1% had come back testing as a carrier” she said. “This has given us the opportunity to manage the problem within our Stud Book” she continued.

“I am so pleased and humbled to be given the honour of leading this great organisation for the next twelve months. We have a great deal of work to do in preparation for our fiftieth anniversary and I am very keen to ensure that we honour our past and set a great platform for our future” she concluded.

Regards,
Steve Guihot - Chief Executive Officer

Society Announcement - 2019 Election - ASHS Board of Directors - NSW/ACT

2019 Election - ASHS Board of Directors - NSW/ACT

The ASHS would like to announce the results of the Election.

The Society welcomes Darren de Jong and Barry Moore as the newly elected ASHS Directors.

The ASHS would like to thank the outgoing Director, Craig Young for his outstanding contribution to the Society.

Regards,
Steve Guihot - Chief Executive Officer

Society Announcement - 2019 AGM & Awards Dinner

2019 AGM & Awards Dinner

2019 Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday 17th August, 2019 in Brisbane, Queensland.
Brisbane Riverview Hotel, Cnr Kingsford Smith Drive & Hunter Street Hamilton QLD 4007 Phone: (07) 3862 1800.

Registration will commence at 9.30am
Members Forum to follow at 10.00am

AGM Opening - 1.30pm

CLICK HERE FOR AGENDA

CLICK HERE FOR PROXY FORM

Followed by Awards Dinner from 6.30pm - Tickets $58.00 per person (Guests to purchase own drinks)

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE DINNER TICKETS

Regards,
Steve Guihot - Chief Executive Officer

Society Announcement - 2019 Board Nomination

2019 Board Elections

Under the ASHS Contstitution Section 4 the following Directors will retire in the year 2019 and are eligible for
re-election:

Codie Law - New South Wales
Craig Young - New South Wales
Lorna Fanning - South Queensland

Nominations have been received:

Lorna Fanning - South Queensland area
Barry Moore - New South Wales - click here for Biography
Darren de Jong - New South Wales - click here for Biography
Craig Young - New South Wales - click here for Biography
Codie Law - New South Wales - Withdrawn

Regards,
Steve Guihot - Chief Executive Officer

Society Announcement - Heritage Stock Horse - Update

Heritage Stock Horse - from the Boardroom

Members are advised of changes to the eligibility criteria for Heritage Stock Horses which will be effective from
1st June 2021
. As a result of these changes, it may be that horses currently eligible for Heritage Stock Horse may not be eligible after the introduction of the new rules.

Whilst the Society currently undertakes routine assessment of the eligibility of horses, this process will not be complete prior to the introduction of the new rules. Accordingly, should members be concerned that their horses may not be eligible after the introduction of the new rules, they are invited to make application to the Society to undertake the assessment pursuant to the currently rules, at the cost of the applicant.

HSH Rules & Regulations (June 2021) - CLICK HERE
HSH Assessment Application - CLICK HERE