Breed Versatility

Probably the most significant point about Australia’s horses is that the same sires whose lines propelled horses to victory in the Olympics also sired champions in Campdrafting, Endurance, Polocrosse, Polo and Pony Club mounts.

SHOW JUMPING Comparatively small by Warmblood standards the ASH have tremendous spring, speed and athleticism. Competing in the FEI eventing, World qualifiers and the Beijing Olympic games.

POLO AND POLOCROSSE Athletic, calm mounts that are clever like to play games and have cat-like maneuvers. Australian Stock Horses are considered the official mount of polocrosse.

ENDURANCE RIDING With the prominent arab bloodline of ‘Shahzada’ and a strong influence of the Thoroughbred Stud book the ASH has proven itself to be a great endurance horse in many international events including the great desert race of Dubai.

CAMPDRAFTING Born out of working cow horses this sport has remained purely Australian to date. But uses the ‘Cut out’ and ‘run’ work similarly used in North Americas Working cow horse events. Futurities add the Hack and Halter events, which focus on the versatility of the ASH breed.  Click here to watch a short clip* of the ASH campdrafting. [DURATION: 03:02 *clip requiresquicktime]


 

   
 

“THE AUSTRALIAN STOCK HORSE HAS THE VERSATILITY TO EXCEL IN A WIDE RANGE OF EQUESTRIAN DISCIPLINES. MY 1979 BURGHLEY WINNER AND OLYMPIC HORSE, DAVEY, WAS AN AUSTRALIAN STOCK HORSE WHO PROVED HIMSELF TO BE ONE OF THE BEST HORSES IN THE WORLD AT THE TIME. HE TOOK ME TO 2 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, 2 OLYMPIC GAMES AND TRAVELLED THE WORLD 3 TIMES. HE WAS THE MOST HONEST AND BRAVE HORSE I’VE EVER RIDDEN WHO ALWAYS GAVE 110%. THE LONGER I’M IN THE SPORT THE MORE I ADMIRE HIM FOR WHAT HE DID FOR ME.”

—Andrew Hoy, Eventer, Olympic Gold Medallist