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.
ASHS Art Union Raffle
All proceeds from this fundraiser will go to supporting and developing the Society’s Youth Programs such as the Annual National Youth Point Score, Youth Camps and Clinics, the National Youth Exchange Program and Stan’s Stable Kids Club. The Society promotes and supports Youth Members who compete in a wide range of equine disciplines throughout Australia and overseas. The ASHS is constantly developing and improving our programs and initiatives to maximise opportunities for our Youth Members both Nationally and Internationally.
ASHS Stud Book
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.
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.
|Notice Board Updated - Thursday, 17th May 2018.
Scroll down within the Notice Board to view the full contents.
2018 ASHS Annual General Meeting
The 2018 Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday, 28th July 2018 at Oaks on Collins, 480 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria. Registrations and morning tea will commence at 9:30am with the Meeting to commence at 10am.
The Notice of Meeting containing Resolutions and Proxy Forms will be available to members 21 days prior to the meeting. Proxy Forms and Questions on Notice Forms will also be available on our website.
If you have any questions regarding the Meeting please contact Lynne O’Connor at Head Office on (02) 6545 1122 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Draft Proposal For Stud Book Changes - 2018 AGM
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. As a result of these discussions, a special resolution will be presented to Members at the 2018 Annual General Meeting to remove Clause 11, STUD BOOK of the SOCIETY’S CONSTITUTION in its entirety and a replacement clause has been drafted and is currently available for Members to review.
The draft changes to the Constitution will be finalised at the May Board Meeting as a Special Resolution for the 2018 Annual General Meeting. The resolution adopted by the Board at the May Meeting will be presented to the Members at the 2018 Annual General Meeting for Members to vote.
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
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 MAY | Beaudesert Branch Campdraft
Broken Hill, NSW | Steve Gooley 0424 025 653
26 MAY | South Burnett Branch Training Day
Kumbia, QLD | Jodie Lawless (07) 4164 6189
Latest Online Classifieds
BOONYOUIN INDIGO | ASH Reg: C2-169469
DOB: 25/10/2002. Brown Mare. 16hh.
FLEMING STUD CHICKASHA TASSA/BOONYOUIN JOY
BENBRAGGIE FLIRT - HSH | ASH Reg: C2-187939
DOB: 07/11/2006. Grey Mare. 14.3hh
BENBRAGGIE CAPPER - HSH/BENBRAGGIE ROZETTE - HSH