The Australian Stock Horse Society
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|Updated: Friday, 7th December 2018.
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ASHS Chairman of the Board - Update
I would like to take this opportunity to advise everyone that I resumed my role as Chairman of the Board on Monday, 3rd December 2018.
Thank you to the ASHS Board, our Members, family and friends who sent well wishes, especially those who supported my family during my illness. I am well on the road to a full recovery and look forward to working with the Society again.
Larry Cutler - ASHS Chairman of the Board.
ASHS Membership Renewal Early Bird Draw - Winner
Congratulations to the following winners of our ASHS Membership Renewal Early Bird Draw. Each winner will receive a $400 EFTPOS Gift Card, and those Members who renewed online also received an additional $150 ASHS Gift Card.
Week 1: Mrs Cissy Bright, Warwick, QLD - EFTPOS & ASHS Gift Card
Week 2: Mr Brent Tyler, Wellington Mill, WA - EFTPOS Card
Week 3: Mr Robert Pout, Gruyere, VIC - EFTPOS Card
Week 4: Mr Luke Quaid, Mourilyan, QLD - EFTPOS & ASHS Gift Card
Week 5: TBA
Week 6: TBA
A reminder that all Members who renew their Membership/s for 2019 by Friday, 14th December 2018 will be entered into the weekly draw.
You can renew online at www.ashs.com.au/renew.
2019 ASHS Membership Renewals
Due to the volume of ASHS Renewals that were emailed out to Members on Wednesday, 7th November, there was a delivery issue with some emails.
If you have an email address listed on the ASHS database and have not received your Renewal please contact Head Office who will happily either email or post out your Renewal.
Members who do not have an email address will receive their Renewals via post.
Please note that you can also renew online without your Membership Renewal letter, all you need to do is visit www.ashs.com.au/renew, select 2019, login, check your Membership details are correct and then start the renewal process.
We apologise for any inconvenience.
Letter from the ASHS Board - Social Media
The Society provides an official Facebook page to Members for the opportunity for the Society and its Members to share up-to-date information, share positive aspects and good news stories with the wider Stock Horse community. This is a privilege that has been and is being abused by some Members. The Society has a Social Media Policy which prohibits this conduct and Members who continue to post inappropriate comments, inaccurate or misleading information or make derogatory or defamatory comments about the Society, its Members, Directors, Staff, Officials, Judges, Volunteers or other organisations will face disciplinary action and will be refused access to this Page. Reference by Members to the registration of horses with other organisations is deemed inappropriate.
ASHS Senior Vice Chairman, Craig Young for and on behalf of the ASHS Board of Directors.
Members Ballot Results -
Regulation Change for the Reintroduction of First Cross Stallions
I wish to advise that the result of the ballot was as follows:
Yes - 691
No - 790
Informal - 40
Total - 1,521
The question was therefore resolved in the negative.
Rose & Partners (Ballot Scrutineers)
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.
Click to hear from Dr Natasha Hamilton of Equine Genetics Research Centre - Racing Australia, who provides some insight into the work that they do and how they are partnering with the Society to assist with the recent adoption of DNA testing for hereditary diseases.
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 Approved Saddlers and Retailers
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
- Toprail Equine
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.
15 - 16 DEC | Central WA Branch Youth Camp & Youth Challenge
Coolup, WA | Louise Richards 0448 173 477
15 - 16 DEC | East Gippsland Branch Show & Challenge
Bairnsdale, VIC | Peta Jewell 0418 814 952 or (03) 5633 2533
28 FEB - 9 MAR 2019 - ASHS National Show | ashsnationals.com.au
ASH Approved Sales
2 MAR 2019 | ASHS Fountain of Youth Approved ASH Sale
Tamworth, NSW | Landmark, Tamworth (02) 6765 5211
2 MAR 2019 | Balonne Branch Approved ASH Sale including
Balonne Branch Campdraft & Show
St George QLD | Elders, St George (07) 4570 9100
Latest Online Classifieds
CONDAMINE FRONT COVER - HSH | DOB: 12/01/2008. Black Stallion.
CONDAMINE UNDECIDED | DOB: 14/12/2002. Bay Mare. 15hh.
SNEAK PEEK | SOLD
THE BLACKSMITH | SOLD
THE BACHELOR | DOB: 26/09/2018. Black Colt. Mature Approx 15.2hh.
CANOME LYNRAY - HSH |
DOB: 02/11/2001. Brown Mare.
Sire: LINDSAY - IS HSH. Dam: CANOME LOOKARAY - HSH.