Australian Performance Horse Magazine September - October 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 September-October Edition of the Australian Performance Horse Magazine. We hope all our readers are well and are continuing to be safe in the current COVID-19 circumstances. It is great to see training days and small events beginning to run again around the country and we look forward to bringing you event reports and articles from them. We have been blessed with over 10 inches of rain in the last 6 weeks which has been absolutely amazing. Inside this edition make sure you check out our SUPER STALLION and BREEDING feature!! We have over 55 Stallions and there are some amazing Sires out there to choose from and some great feature articles on the basics of breeding and mare foaling. We have the amazing article with Kylie Graham…

6 min
being prepared for a clinic with michelle o'neill

Clinics are an awesome investment of your time and money, as not only do you get to spend one or more days working on your horsemanship skills but also watching others work on the same or similar issues. This is doubly beneficial as you get to both feel how things work when you do them and then see how the same things work when others try the same methods. But to make the most out of your investment (and you should look at it as an investment in your knowledge to get the most out of it) what should you do to be prepared? BE POLITE TO THE ORGANISER Often the organiser of the clinic is not the clinician and they are often organising the clinic for little or no payment, so it…

16 min
simon canny – a horseman shaped from the outback

"The Slower you go the faster you'll get there" Red dirt, wild brumbies, fat cattle and tough Aussie ringers with knowledge passed down through the generations - the iconic Australian culture of working on a station from the back of a horse is a slowly dissolving pastime. Simon Canny's brilliant horsemanship was moulded by the red dirt of the outback and the raw spirit of the old Aussie horsemen. This honest, reserved and talented horse trainer takes us on a journey of how he learnt his skills, taking a break from what he loves, coming back to his true passion, the tough lessons he learnt and how through horses he is helping others. Simon is known in the area around Byron Bay. He's one of the horse trainer's that you hear of…

3 min
supreme sales records smashed!

Queensland’s largest performance horse sale was brought onto the Auctions Plus online sales platform with resounding success. The sale successfully sold 97 lots, averaging $9286.08. We saw Supreme Sales records smashed in every major category and the sale gross $900,750.00. A top price Supreme Sale record was broken by two spectacular ridden mares. Major vendors of the sale J&G Pastoral (Trinity Stockhorses) offered a beautiful 4-year-old mare trained by Leah Read in LOT 77 - TRINITY ACRES ELISE (Acres Destiny X Kirkbys Stud Elsie), who sold for $38,000 to a Qld purchaser. Lyra View Trading presented yet another very attractive 4-year-old mare in LOT 84 – WYENA IDLE (Binnia Ideal X Clarkeville Kathryn) who also sold for a record breaking $38,000 to Michael and Marion Glasser of Ashlar Stud, Wodonga. Ridden gelding…

5 min
the basics of breeding

Are you contemplating breeding your mare this season? The thought of adding a foal to the family is enticing to many of us. However, the decision to breed a mare involves important considerations and planning, and can sometimes be overwhelming. To simplify this experience for you, answers to questions we are commonly presented with as a veterinarian are provided below. Is my mare a good candidate for breeding? There are 5 important factors to consider when determining whether your mare is a good candidate for breeding and in terms of having a high probability of achieving pregnancy. • Breeding history• Mare’s age• Breeding soundness examination• Body condition• Desired stallion and method of breeding Based on these factors an assessment is completed of the expected success of breeding with your mare. An overview of methods…

4 min
wunderbar warmbloods

Anna Fullarton started her small, boutique warmblood breeding program in 2011 purchasing a beautiful Sunny Boy mare affectionately known as Holly from a stud in Victoria that was closing due to the owners retiring. Holly was in foal to a popular European stallion named ‘Furst Heinrich’ via artificial insemination from imported frozen semen. Anna had also recently started a family of her own and decided that she needed to breed her own foals to ride when she had time to begin to compete again. And so it all began, the passion and love for breeding Warmbloods, and sourcing quality mares to fulfill her dreams. With help from friends and guidance from other Australian breeders, she started using some of the best stallions from across Europe with imported frozen semen from International…