The Australian Stock Horse Society
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SIRE REGISTERED STALLIONS - must be 6 panel Genetic Disorder tested by 1st August 2019. If not tested by 1st August 2019, Sire Registration will be SUSPENDED until testing is completed. To arrange testing, contact the ASHS office with the horse’s name, number and credit card details. Genetic Disorder Testing Costs for Sire Registered Stallions are as follows:
$130 Genetic Disorder Tests - already DNA Profiled with ASHS
$225 Genetic Disorder Tests - NOT previously DNA Profiled with ASHS, includes verification.
If a new sample is required under any circumstance, an additional $65 is required.
|Updated: Monday, 11th February 2019.
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Heritage Stock Horse
Members are advised of changes to the eligibility criteria for Heritage Stock Horses which will be effective from 1st June 2019. 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.
ASH Breeding Certificate
Rules 3.1 to 3.13 remain unchanged. Amendment to rule 3.14 and add Rule 3.15 - ASH Breeding Certificates NOT signed or signed by unauthorised person, the Society or Board reserves the right to accept an Application for Registration that is not accompanied by a properly completed and signed ASH Breeding Certificate.
Members should review the rules - Section 3, Registration of Horses, Rule 3 - ASH Breeding Certificates - CLICK HERE
2019 Members Only Raffle Winners
Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Members Only Raffle.
1st Prize: Tracey (TJ) Moore of Davidson, NSW
Helloworld Travel Scone Holiday Voucher - Valued at $3,700
2nd Prize: Marianna Campbell of Mount Isa, QLD
Simon Gray Saddlery Bridle & Breastplate - Valued at $960
3rd Prize: Annette & Robbie George of Mitchells Flat, NSW
Tickets for 4 to the Australian Outback Spectacular
We would like to thank all of those who purchased tickets to help support our Youth Members. We would also like to thank Australian Outback Spectacular, Simon Gray Saddlery and Helloworld Travel Scone for their generosity and support.
2019 ASHS Membership Renewal Reminders
Membership Renewal Reminders are on their way!
The Society would like to advise that Membership Renewal Reminders have been emailed or mailed. If you don't receive your reminder please contact Head Office on (02) 6545 1122.
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.
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.
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 - 19 MAR - 2019 WA State Championships & Show
Hosted by Western Australia Management Council
Dardanup, WA | Alison Spencer 0427 631 971
22 - 24 MAR | Balonne Branch Campdraft and Show
St George, QLD | John Lyons (07) 4625 7522
Latest Online Classifieds
FLETCHERS RIVOLI SELMAN| DOB: 10/11/2018. Dun Colt.
Sire: DONELL PARK SELIGMAN SPIN. Dam: FLETCHERS RIVOLI ROSE - HSH.
PRESTIGE PRADA | DOB: 06/08/2017. Black Mare. 14.3hh currently.
Sire: KIRKBYS STUD DIGGER - HSH. Dam: SPANISH ACRES.
KAYDEE GEM | DOB: 27/09/2011. Brown Mare. 15.1 1/2hh.
Sire: BROWN OAK. Dam: KAYDEE MEG.