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2020 ASHS National Show Update


2020 ASHS National Show Update

The Board and Management have decided today not to proceed with the National Show on 24th to 30th April 2020.

Following the implementation today of the Public Health Public Events Order by Brad Hazzard MP, Minister for Health and Medical Research, the Board unanimously agreed to postpone the National Show program to a date in September or October. Further advice on dates will be made as soon as these are confirmed.

The Board also agreed to refund all nomination fees in full and this will be done as soon as is practical. We will be in contact with AELEC and they will advise on their refund policy for Stabling and Camping.

Should you require any further information then please do not hesitate to contact Head Office on 02 6545 1122

Coronavirus Update


Message from the CEO: Coronavirus Update

The Society continues to monitor the concerns around the Coronavirus and our plans on running the 2020 National Show.

We are continuing to liaise with AELEC and other stakeholders,  and it is obviously very important to our event, participants and spectators to understand any likely implications as soon as possible. This also includes advice on any Branch Show’s and events that are planned to be run in the coming weeks.

The Board are meeting today via teleconference and I expect we will be able to provide a statement on the National Show and other Society events later today.

We aim to update our Members and other stakeholders with the most relevant information over the coming days as we receive further advice.


Society Announcement


It is with great sorrow, we advise the passing of a good friend and life member. Brian Brown was the former Executive Manager of the Australian Stock Horse Society for over 5 years, from 1992 – 1997.

During his years as Executive Manager, he improved the position of the Society around from difficult times into a strong position going forward focusing on financial improvement and promotion. Brian Brown was a wonderful man and the Society will never forget all he did during his time. 

His biggest achievement was presenting an idea about an Australian equine breed at the Olympics Opening Ceremony. Brian Brown did a feasibility study suggesting the Australian Stock Horse should be involved and he submitted it to SOCOG. The rest is history, with the lone horseman galloping into the arena and cracking his whip, followed by 120 Australian Stock Horses with an audience of 3.7 billion viewers worldwide for the Sydney Olympic Opening Ceremony in 2000.

Brian Brown was a very dedicated person to the Society and he was awarded ASHS Life membership in 2003, in recognition of his work and continued support for the Society.

He was a very well respected and devoted person in the Scone area, being a Scone Shire Councillor for many years, being on the board of local organisations and a volunteer to community groups.

We express our sincere sympathy to the family during this difficult time from the Board, Managements, Staff and Members of the ASHS. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this time.

His funeral will be held in Scone at the St Lukes Anglican Church, at 2pm on Tuesday 11th February 2020.


Society Announcement


It is with deep sadness that the Society announces the passing of well-known horseman, Peter Daley from Pittsworth in Queensland on Friday, 24th January, after a long illness.

Peter, formally from Capel in WA, joined the ASHS in April 1977. Peter was instrumental in the establishment of campdrafting in WA and was one of the state’s foundation ASH Breeders.

He was a Gold Member of the Society and together with wife, Roberta bred 108 registered Australian 
Stock Horses. The PERINGA horses were well known and competed successfully in a number of disciplines including campdrafting and Eventing. PERINGA ENSIGN – HSH placed third in the 2004 Warwick Gold Cup and Stallion Draft WESTONS YAKKA - HSH won the Warwick Gold Cup Stallion Draft in 2010.

Peter is survived by wife Roberta and sons, Jim & Ben and daughters, Annie & Jenny. The Directors and staff of the ASHS would like to extend sincere condolences to Peter’s family and loved ones. Our thoughts are with you all.

A Celebration of Peter’s Life will be held on Saturday, 1st February in the Douglas Feez Pavilion at the Warwick Showground at 2.30pm.

Photo: Peter with DANDILLA CAMPASS – HSH

ASHS USA & Canada Breeders Tour


The ASHS is excited to announce a proposed Breeders Tour to the USA & Canada in September 2020

The tour will give Members a unique opportunity to visit some of our prominent USA & Canadian Breeders while travelling with a small group of ASH Breeders & enthusiasts. The tour will incorporate some major tourist attractions & a visit to Equitana USA in Lexington, Kentucky. Once dates, itinerary & costs are finalised, Members who have submitted an EOI will be contacted to confirm their intent to travel. The tour is open to Financial Members of the ASHS over 18 years.

For more information please contact Cathy at Head Office on 02 6545 1122.



50th Anniversary Coffee Table Book


The Society was built on the back of a nation of “can do” people, our Members and horses reflect that attitude. To celebrate its 50th Anniversary in 2021 the ASHS is planning to release a coffee table book designed to capture all of that history and colour.
You will read the stories of the studs and what made them be a part of this growing phenomenon. The influential Sires and Dams that built individual stud reputations and the evolution of the Society and our horses over the past half-century.

If you’d like to be included in the historic publication we have limited places available so secure your spot today:

All submissions and full payment must be submitted to Head Office by 31st May 2020.

Re Issue of ASH Registration Papers


Members affected by natural disasters, including floods and fires. 

In regards to natural disasters, where all ASH Registration papers have been destroyed, Financial Registered Owners may request a reissue of horse Registration Certificates at no cost. Any member in such circumstance, should contact the Society to update their Horse List and request new Certificates at no cost due to documentation being destroyed by a natural disaster.

Our thoughts go out to Members in these areas and we thank Members for supporting each other during these difficult times.

Nominations for National Youth Point Score & Polocrosse Awards Close Soon


If you would like to Nominate for the ASHS National Youth Point Score or the ASHS State Polocrosse Awards please be aware that Nominations need to be received by Head Office by COB Friday, 31st January 2020.
These Awards are conducted annually and performances need to have been recorded from the 1st January to the 31st December 2019.

2019 National Youth Point Score
Are you under 21 and a current ASHS Member?
Categories include; Campdrafting/Cut Out, Sporting, Hack, Rider, Dressage, Eventing, Led, Junior Handler, Polo & Polocrosse, Working ASH & Utility, Show Jumping, Endurance (Novice/Open).
Performances at agricultural shows, rodeos, Pony Clubs, gymkhanas, etc are acceptable for these Awards.
To enter submit a Nomination Form to Head Office to receive your Performance Booklet:

2019 State Polocrosse Awards
To be eligible all nominated horses must be owned by a financial Member of the Society.
Divisions include: Mens & Ladies Rookie Horse and Mens, Ladies & Junior Open Horse.
To download the nomination form please see: https://www.ashs.com.au/med…/1766/2019-polocrosse-resume.pdf

Limited Edition 50th Anniversary Keepsake


The ASHS will celebrate its 50th Anniversary in 2021 and we are excited to share our enthusiasm with our Members. To commemorate this milestone in the Society's history we have partnered with iconic Australian family business, ADINA Watches to design these original and unique ASHS timepieces suited to the Australian Lifestyle.
We invite you to pre-order a Men's or Ladies bespoke ASHS keepsake by visiting our online store;
Please Note: As these watches are exclusive to the ASHS we require pre-orders with full payment of 70 x Men's and/or 70 x Ladies to be placed by 31 May 2020.