19th September, 2010



We wrote about new owner Maddy Barnes on the purchase of Silverthorn Lonesome Dove only two weeks ago and already Maddy has had the mare to her first show. She is pictured here with Dove after having won 2nd place in open galloway mare. Maddy tells us that they also had a good day in the stock horse ring and we look forward to seeing them out and about now that the show season has started.


5 September, 2010



Gloucester Branch ASHS had their annual campdraft at Gloucester Showground on a fine but very windy day. Hats needed to be clamped down firmly and sun-glasses were the order of the day to keep the dust and wind out of our eyes.

Pictured here are two youngsters we took to have a look about and to turn back cattle.

Whiteash Tobin with his stylish grey looks is being prepared for his three-year-old events and futurities for 2010; and Silverthorn Easy Acres, our exciting two-year-old Acres Destiny colt drew quite a lot of interest. We are planning to start campaigning Easy this year - he's a lovely soft going colt and like his many siblings is showing a lot of promise.


Whiteash Tobin


Silverthorn Easy Acres


6 September, 2010



Pictured is Maddy Barnes of Jerry's Plains, NSW new owner of Silverthorn Lonesome Dove. Maddy is a very capable young rider and is planning to campaign Dove in stock horse events. Dove is by our very successful stalliion Knights Jugaby from Silverthorn Invergordon.


Paul riding Whiteash Tobin at the Hunter Valley Spring Show

3rd September, 2010

Spring is here and hence the breeding season commences - an exciting time for us all as we watch and wait for each new foal to arrive. Accompanying Spring is the usual routine of preparing our horses for the coming show season and looking forward to introducing our youngsters to the show ring.

We've been receiving some really positive correspondence from our Silverthorn horse owners. Young Joe Lawrence with Silverthorn Seeker has just attended his second show for the season with more success to report - this time at Weethalle Show - winning the ASH ridden by a junior, 2nd in the open gelding and a second in led gelding. Elizabeth McKelvey had her first outing at Penrith Show with her young St Ronan Abdul Smoke gelding Silverthorn Gideon, placing in everything she entered, with seconds in led gelding under 3 years, novice hack, 3 years and under hack; and fourth places in gelding hack and novice working. Well done Joe and Elizabeth on such young horses.

We attended the very big Hunter Valley Spring Show with our mare Silverthorn My Girl and the three year old gelding Whiteash Tobin. This was held on the lovely Salt Ash Sportsground on a day that looked in the beginning like we were in for a very cold day but when the sun appeared we were blessed with a pleasant spring day. This show caters mainly for the hack and breed fraternity but we were happy to go along for the day and compete with this elite group representing our breed.



Joe Lawrence at Weethalle Show on Silverthorn Seeker

Toby won his led and ridden classes in the ASH section. My Girl had a cracking day with firsts in novice galloway, open galloway, ANSA; and seconds in open lightweight galloway and ASH mare. Girl was runner-up supreme ridden breed.

April Spriggs and Silverthorn My Girl at the Hunter Valley Spring Show


13th August, 2010

When we tear off the July page of our calendar and read "August" it seems that our year has come full circle. Once August starts so does the arrival of our first foals. We have two nice foals to date, the first one is a bay filly from our great producing mare Elle Astra by Silverthorn Shotgun; the second one is a chestnut colt from Barsham Sunlast by our Docs Freckles Oak quarter horse stalliion, Crillee Amarillo Oak. Pictured is the filly - Silverthorn Willow.

Young Joe Lawrence had success at the Southwest Hack Show, Temora, last weekend with his three-year-old gelding Silverthorn Seeker - Seeker's first outing. In the led ring they placed second in the under four years, first ASH hack under four years, and second in the ASH hack ridden by a juvenile - congratulations Joe, keep up the good work.

At present we have six two-year-olds in for breaking-in. These are some of the first St Ronan Abdul Smoke crop of youngsters and we are very pleased with the way they are coming on. They are all proving to be sensible and easy to train. We also have two very nice three-year-old fillies by JR Cattle Hand going through the process of breaking and training and they are coming along kindly and taking in everything they are shown with a willingness to please.

If you're looking for a quality, well bred, futurity mount then you'd better come and have a look at what we have to offer - you won't be disappointed.


23rd July, 2010

Currently we are breaking in five rising two-year-olds, three geldings by St Ronan Abdul Smoke and two fillies by JR Cattlehand. The fillies are about two weeks ahead of the geldings and have already had a couple of rides, while the geldings are still getting the necessary ground work before being ridden. If you are looking for your next futurity mount, watch their progress as we feel they are all showing promise and are great types as well. We'll be taking photos of this group shortly for inclusion on our sale page.

Pictured below is Mick Allen riding Lonesome Dove on a cattle drive from Mernot to Avonleigh in the Curricabark area, west of Gloucester, NSW. It's a great opportunity to take young horses on these long musters to round out their education in their preparation for sale. Paul and Mick took both Dove, who is on our sale page, and Whiteash Tobin, who is on our 2010 show team.


Dove and Toby resting below after mustering the cattle off Mernot prior to the drive to Avonleigh.


Mick took his yearling colt Silverthorn Spiderwick (St Ronan Abdul Smoke x Silverthorn Invergordon) to the NSW All BreedsFoal Show at Clarendon last weekend taking out Reserve Champion ASH foal overall. Congratulations Mick.

Pictured here is the filly Silverthorn Imogen (by Waikon Park Coolabah from Silverthorn Eclipse) with her new owner Mrs Melanie McCallum from the Central Coast. Melanie has also purchased the broodmare McKennas Debut, in foal to Silverthorn Shotgun.


Another new addition to our sale page is the lovely black 2-year old filly Silverthorn Journey. A definite show prospect from Silverthorn Danni Girl by St Ronan Abdul Smoke. If you're looking for a very special show filly, this one could be it!


Silverthorn Seeker

Seeker has been sold to the Lawrence Family of Barmedman, NSW.

We look forward to following his progress with his new young rider Joe Lawrence.

Seeker is pictured here with Joe.


21st June 2010

With winter on us we are getting through our usual off season chores, pasturing, painting fences, weaning foals, training, and breaking-in, etc. A time also for our friends to catch up and spend some quality time with us.

Last month Mick Allen had great success with his black weanling colt Silverthorn Spiderwick at the Morongla Foal and Youngstock Show, with Best Presented, first in the colt class, and champion in the ANSA classes; then Best Presented, first in the colt class, and champion in the ASH classes. Spiderwick was then awarded Supreme large breed of the show. Congratulations Mick, great result. Spiderwick is by St Ronan Abdul Smoke from Silverthorn Invergordon.

Mick is staying with us at present, and the pictures of Spiderwick, and Mick and Spiderwick were taken here at Silverthorn.

We have some lovely weanlings for sale and pictures of some of these are on our For Sale page.

Also on our sale page are some broodmares just listed for sale. A great opportunity to purchase a well-bred mare about to produce a 2010 season foal.


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