The Australian Stock Horse Society
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ASHS Members Only Raffle - Have you purchased your tickets yet?
Don't miss out on your chance to win one of three great prizes and help support the Society's Youth Development Programs.
Tickets are JUST $5 each, and all proceeds go to activities including Branch Youth Camps, National Youth Point Score & Youth Clinics. Call Head Office today to help us help our Youth.
Tickets can be purchased when renewing your Membership online or by phone, mail, email or fax.
Raffle Closes: 5pm on Thursday, 7th February 2019 -
First Prize - Helloworld Travel Scone Holiday Voucher - Valued at $3,700
Second Prize - Handmade Simon Gray Saddlery Bridle & Breastplate - Valued at $960
Third Prize - Tickets for 4 to the Australian Outback Spectacular
|Updated: Monday, 21th January 2019.
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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.
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.
24 - 27 JAN | Far North Coast Branch Horsemanship Clinic
South Grafton, NSW | Jessica Ricketts 0418 437 276
25 - 27 JAN | West Gippsland Branch Annual Show & Challenge
Trafalgar, VIC | Kym Robinson 0409 923 396
28 FEB - 9 MAR - ASHS National Show | ashsnationals.com.au
ASH Approved Sales
2 MAR | ASHS Fountain of Youth Approved ASH Sale
Tamworth, NSW | Landmark, Tamworth (02) 6765 5211
23 MAR | Balonne Branch Approved ASH Sale including
Balonne Branch Campdraft & Show
St George QLD | Elders, St George (07) 4570 9100
Latest Online Classifieds
LOTUS VALE MELODY | DOB: 25/02/2004. Bay Mare. 15.2hh.
Sire: THE RANCH ABBEYS TOP GUN. Dam: LOTUS VALE LUCINDA - HSH.
CONDAMINE FRONT COVER - HSH | DOB: 12/01/2008. Black Stallion.
CONDAMINE UNDECIDED | DOB: 14/12/2002. Bay Mare. 15hh.
CANOME LYNRAY - HSH |
DOB: 02/11/2001. Brown Mare.
Sire: LINDSAY - IS HSH. Dam: CANOME LOOKARAY - HSH.