October 30, 2004 - Tamworth Branch ASH Show, Tamworth

  • Silverthorn Springfield, Bob Murray's yearling filly, won a large yearling filly class and went on to take out Reserve Champion Mare/Filly of the show.
  • Silverthorn Cooee, Bob's two-year-old colt, placed a very respectable third in his colt class.

This gelding, BARSHAM SUNSPECKS has been sold from our Youngstock For Sale page and we are looking forward to seeing him out and about in the near future.

BARSHAM SUNSPECKS, reg ASH No 167726, foaled 13/01/03 By Haydon Easy Sun out of Barsham Rosalie. Bay two-year-old gelding, star, snip. Should mature around 15.2hh. Classy, tall, elegant type.

Check out his pedigree on the ASH online studbook.


17th October, 2004 - Gloucester Branch ASHS Led and Performance Show - Judges, M/s Teena Bridge and Mr Bob Kildey.

Held at the picturesque Gloucester Showground in fine weather we experienced another excellent day with our horses.

  • Knights Jugaby won the Stockman's Turnout class and came fourth in the open challenge.
  • Silverthorn Madalyn took out Champion Led Mare and was placed third in the working mare class.
  • Silverthorn My Girl won her led class, came second in a huge class in the maiden hack and third in the three-year-old snaffle bit.
  • Silverthorn Country Music was came second in the yearling filly class and went on to be Reserve Junior Champion.
  • Silverthorn Springfield owned by Mr Bob Murray was first in the yearling filly class and was Junior Champion.
  • Silverthorn Standout, with his rider/owner Miss Caitlin Bowman, had a pleasing day being placed with seconds in many of his classes.
  • Silverthorn Moonlight with her rider/owner Miss April Docherty took out a third in the huge maiden hack class against all ages. A very creditable result for a three year old filly and an 11 year old rider.
  • Our sires group of two representing Montcalm Luke - Silverthorn Country Music and Silverthorn Springfield - were placed second.
  • Our breeders group of three for Silverthorn Stud all by Montcalm Luke - Silverthorn My Girl, Silverthorn Country Music and Silverthorn Springfield - came first.

Miss April Docherty in her junior handler class with Silverthorn Moonlight.
Miss Sarah Docherty in her junior handler class with Silverthorn Southern Cross.
(Above photos courtesy of Barry McGregor Photography).

Miss Caitlin Bowman and Silverthorn Standout.

9th October, 2004 - Taree Show - Judged by Mr Tony Sherrin

Taree Show organisers put on a really great programme for the Australian Stock Horses attracting many exhibits. This was an ASH feature show with Silverthorn stock horses being placed all day with the following results:

  • In the sires progeny group of three with the Montcalm Luke group, Silverthorn Country Music, Silverthorn Springfield and Silverthorn My Girl took first place.
  • In the breeders group of two, the Silverthorn group of Country Music and My Girl won the class.
  • Silverthorn Country Music won her yearling filly class and went on to win Champion Yearling and Supreme ASH Led Exhibit.
  • Silverthorn Springfield owned by Mr Bob Murray, was placed second to Country Music in the yearling filly class.
  • Silverthorn Cooee owned by Mr Bob Murray took third place in the colt 2 and 3 years.
  • Silverthorn Standout owned by Miss Caitlin Bowman won the Stock Horse Junior Rider (ASHLA) and a second in the 3 year old snaffle bit working class.
  • Silverthorn My Girl was placed second in the filly 2 and 3 years and went on to take out Reserve Champion Mare or Filly. In the 3 year old snaffle bit working she took out first place, and in a big maiden hack class took out a second.
  • Silverthorn Madalyn came second in her led class, first in the mare hack and second in the mare working. Mrs Carolyn Murphy rode her in a dressage test and results are not yet to hand.
  • Knights Jugaby was second in the stallion working class and then took out Reserve Champion Working ASH. He acquitted himself well in his first dressage test with Mrs Carolyn Murphy in the saddle - results are not yet to hand.

Silverthorn Country Music, Supreme Champion ASH, Taree Show

3rd October, 2004 - Manning Valley All Breeds Hack Show and Horse Spectacular - Judged by Mr Bill Catt

Another great day for Silverthorn Stud in the Stock Horse ring:
  • In the yearling filly class Bob Murray's Silverthorn  Springfield was placed first with Silverthorn  Country Music taking second place. Springfield went on to win Champion Mare/Filly and Supreme ASH.
  • Bob Murray's colt Silverthorn  Cooee won his colt class and then Reserve Champion Colt/Stallion.
  • Silverthorn  Country Music and Silverthorn  Springfield took out first in the Sire's Progeny Group of 2 (Montcalm Luke).
  • Silverthorn  Madalyn won her led class and then took out Champion ASH Hack and Champion Working Horse.
  • Knights Jugaby took out Reserve Champion ASH Hack.
  • Miss Tiffany Green's three-year-old filly Celadon Evangeline by Montcalm Luke, won Reserve champion ASH Mare/Filly and Champion Mare/Filly in the Arabian Derivative class finishing up with Supreme Arabian Derivative Exhibit.

Silverthorn Cooee, Reserve Champion led ASH Stallion/Colt.


Silverthorn Springfield, Supreme led ASH.


Silverthorn Madalyn, Champion ASH Hack and Champion Working ASH.


Celadon Evangeline, Reserve Champion led ASH Mare/Filly and Supreme Arabian Derivative.

2nd October, 2004 - Eastern Branch ASHS 31st Breeders and Performance Championships held at Singleton - Judged by Mrs D Newberry

After a most successful day we ended up bringing home two of the major trophies - Most Successful Sire with Montcalm Luke and Most Successful Dam with Elle Astra. Other successful results that day were:
  • Silverthorn  Springfield was Reserve Champion Yearling.
  • Silverthorn  My Girl was Junior Champion Filly. Girl competed in hack 3 years and under for a first and a second in the novice hack n/e 15hh.
  • Silverthorn  Madalyn was Senior Champion Led Mare and Reserve Champion Hack.
  • Very impressive was young April Docherty (11-years-old) riding her three-year-old filly Silverthorn  Moonlight against all ages in the hack classes and making it to placings.
  • Silverthorn  Country Music came third to Silverthorn  Springfield in the senior yearling filly in a class of eight.
  • Judging in Silverthorn  Cooee's ring was Mr R Folpp who awarded him Reserve Champion Junior Colt or Gelding from 14 colts and geldings catalogued.

Paul being presented with Most Successful Sire and Most Successful Dam trophies by Mr Bruce Moxey.

Paul on Madalyn, Ian Docherty on Southern Cross and April Docherty on Moonlight.

26th September, 2004 - Northern Agricultural Association Inc (Singleton Show) - Judged by M/s H Eslick.

Our first Spring show and a good one:

  • Silverthorn Country Music, our yearling filly on her first outing, was placed first in the yearling filly in a class of six.
  • Silverthorn Springfield, owned by Mr Bob Murray, placed second to Silverthorn Country Music, a placing that could have gone either way.
  • Silverthorn My Girl, now a two-year-old and her first day out under saddle had an excellent day with a second in a class of six in the led ASH filly 2 years and under 4 years, then first in the working filly 3 years and under, and second in the open ASH hack not exceeding 15hh in a huge class of mares, stallions and geldings.
  • Silverthorn Madalyn, won her led mare 4 years and over, over 15hh; came first in her open hack over 15hh in a very large class, third in the station horse over 15hh; and second in her working ASH over 15hh, ultimately taking Reserve Champion Australian Stock Horse under Saddle.
  • Silverthorn Cooee, owned by Mr Bob Murray, placed first in his led ASH colt 2 years and under 4 years in a large class of colts and then on to take out Reserve Champion Australian Stock Horse Colt/Stallion.


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