||Updated: Tuesday, 17th June 2019.
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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 & Hunt 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
Update on the NSW Board Election
Anyone wishing to vote in the forthcoming election for NSW Directors will need to be financial by COB on 12 June 2019.Full, Gold, Honorary Life and Life Members that have their membership address being in NSW or the ACT will be issued ballot papers on 13 June 2019.
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
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.
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:
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.