Australian Performance Horse Magazine May - June 2020

James and Tanya O’Ryan are a husband and wife team with a reputation for creative ideas, work attribute, positive attitude and dedication in everything they commit to. They are excited to add the Australian Performance Horse Magazine to the enterprises they currently own and manage. With the couple’s passion for horses the opportunity to own the Australian Performance Horse Magazine seemed a no brainer. A third generation Equestrian and a background across the many English and Western disciplines Tanya understands that horses are more than a hobby, they are a lifetime passion. James has a background in farming as well as producing, training and riding Stock Horses. Together they run Crackenrock Performance Horses. The APH Magazine first hit the newsstands in 1989, and in 2019 we celebrate 30 years of publication. James and Tanya look forward to taking this magazine into the future by continuing to include all performance horse disciplines from show jumping to showing, campdrafting to reining and everything in between. James and Tanya believe that a job worth doing, is worth doing well. In every area of business, they are known for their commitment to delivering products and services they can be proud of. As new owners of the Australian Performance Horse Magazine, their commitment is to provide advertisers, industry representatives and readers with a quality publication worthy of our many performance horse disciplines.

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in this issue

2 min
from the editors

Welcome to the 2020 May-June Edition of the Australian Performance Horse Magazine. We hope all our readers are well in what have been extremely trying times, with everything that has been cancelled. Fingers crossed you have been able to spend time with loved ones, catch up on jobs around the home and breathe in the fresh air while riding. Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone effected by Covid, especially to those families that have lost loved ones! Winter is just around the corner and we have had a few frosts of a morning. We are looking forward to continuing to teach our young horses while we are home without events to go to, it’s the perfect time to slow down and perfect the small things. Inside this edition make sure…

4 min
finding the perfect horse part 2

But, if emotion gets in the way of common sense, the situation can be not only disappointing but also dangerous if the horse is beyond the rider’s capabilities or is not suitable for what the rider wants to do. If done incorrectly an experience that should be exciting, rewarding and enjoyable ends up in disappointment and distress when people buy a horse using too much emotion and not enough common sense. So what do you do to make sure you end up with the horse of your dreams? Well there are a list of simple steps you can take to ensure that you do not end up disheartened and disappointed. 5. Be On Time When you go to look at a horse try to be early or at least on time for your appointment;…

8 min
link and chris baumann

Link and Chris Baumann are situated on 105 acres just north of Werris Creek NSW. Their equine facility is pristine, and comprises 20 individual yards and small paddocks, 10 stables, a 6-space horse walker, and hot and cold wash bay. They have an indoor arena and an outdoor round arena. 3 cattle paddocks with feeders and access to a regular supply of fresh cattle. It is also an excellent facility for breeding with a mare and foal crush and a quarantined area. Link and Chris have been involved with horses all their lives. Their passion for cutting horses goes back a long way. They have seen some great horses compete such as Docs Spinifex, Docs Freckles Oak and Lethal Lena just to name a few. Their breeding is based on some…

10 min
2019 ncha national finals

The 2019 National Finals were held in Toowoomba from 24-29th of February, showcasing some of the year’s highest point scoring teams and a great display of cutting across the competition. The event provided the opportunity for cutters to compete and socialise while spectators got to watch some of Australian cuttings best horses. Ameila Servin made a splash taking out the $5,000 Novice riding ‘Lady Too Suen’ with a score of 226.5 as well as the BI Non Pro Classic Challenge with 221 points while placing 3rd in the Open Non Pro with ‘QXH Bonitas Stylish’, scoring 209. Amelia also placed =4th in the BI Non Pro Derby riding ‘Hava Kit Kat’ with 207.5 points. Among the champions were Dan Heise and Barbara Williams’ ‘One Jewel Jazz’ who took out the Snafflebit with…

6 min
a true couple & a couple of true champions!

The King of the Ranges Stockman’s Challenge and Bush Festival was held at the Rosedale Complex in Murrurundi NSW, from 28th February to 1st March 2020. It was a festival that enticed stockmen and women, from far and wide, who wanted to compete and show their style in the various classes and events on offer, such as Horse and Rider Gear, Whip-crack, Pack Saddle, Stock Handling, Shoeing, Bareback and Cross Country and more. Winners from each event then got the chance to compete in the Finals that were held on the Sunday. It was a full on Australian Bush Festival with some amazing sights and sounds like Bush Poetry and music, a very popular Goat Race, market stalls, billy boiling, bush dinners and cooking and a whole lot more. Many came…

2 min
premiership awards

Fifty ASCA members, horse owners, board members and sponsors from all over Queensland converged in the ‘beef capital’ of Queensland; Rockhampton, for the 2019 ASC Premiership Awards and held at The Stirling Motel in early March. Guests arrived dressed ‘to the nines’ and ready to celebrate the achievements of many talented horsemen and women in the stockman’s challenge industry. An informal greeting started with a few cold beverages, a hot roast dinner along with a lot of laughter and socialising before the formalities of the celebrated awards began. Doug O’Neil, the ASCA president, opened the evening by congratulating and celebrating everyone involved within the challenge industry and on the eve of International women’s day Doug made special mention the valuable contribution the women competing and behind the scenes make to this sport. The…