Gloucester Branch ASHS Annual Presentation and Dinner on 30th July:

A great social evening for members of the Gloucester Branch ASHS and Gloucester ASHLA.
Silverthorn horses did very well in the 2004-2005 pointscore with:

  • My Girl taking out Hi-Point Hack, Hi-Point Led Horse, and then the ultimate, Overall Hi-Point Horse. Very pleasing result for a two-year-old.
  • Madalyn, now out in the broodmare paddock awaiting her Knights Jugaby foal, was runner-up to My Girl in the Hi-Point Hack, and 
  • Country Music, our yearling filly was runner-up to MyGirl in the Hi-Point Led.

Sunday June 12, 2005 - Manning Valley Hacking & Dressage Club

Carolyn Murphy rode Knights Jugaby at the MVH&DC Gloucester Dressage competition for his third ever dressage start. With only a few rides on him in preparation (and none for over the 6 months previous) the combination was 1st in the 1.1 and was 3rd in the 1.2. The judges described his paces as "lovely [and] rhythmical" and "expressive" and, from a dressage perspective, concluded that he is a "lovely horse". 


A very pleasant weekend at home with plenty of visitors, including Mr and Mrs Paul and Debbie Davidson and their boys who travelled from Orange, NSW this looking for quality young stock horses for the whole family to enjoy and show and went home with two very nice young horses:

  • Silverthorn Moss Rose (Silverthorn Roulette x Montcalm Luke), the special little black filly who was advertised on our Youngstock For Sale page and 
  • the super flashy weanling colt Silverthorn Chan (Timor Jenny x Montcalm Luke), full brother to Silverthorn Cooee.

Congratulations Paul and Debbie on your choices.

Pictured are Paul Davidson and Paul Wardell on the sale of Moss Rose and Chan.


We are delighted to announce that we have the rare opportunity to stand a wonderful old horse, WAIKON PARK COOLABAH at Silverthorn ASH Stud this season. Coolabah is a son of ABDUL and full brother to Waikon Park ABRAY.

Serious ASH breeders and campdrafters are invited to take advantage of this unique chance to acquire this bloodline by booking mares early. We will also be using him over some of our own mares. See Waikon Park Coolabah page.

Waikon Park Coolabah in his prime.

Successful competitor Bob Murray has just purchased the lovely bay filly by Knights Jugaby out of Silverthorn Juliet to add to his stable of Silverthorn horses. Congratulations Bob, it will be great to see the first of Jugaby's stock emerging in the showring this year.

North West Branch ASHS Annual Show - Judges Lyn and Ken Knight and Kellie Robertson

A rather late show but we felt worthwhile the effort. Despite the terrible drought conditions being experienced the North West Branch conducted a very successful and well attended show. Great to watch the 23 stallions in the stallion draft under lights on the Saturday night on a top campdraft ground. Interesting to view each stallion paraded with a commentary on his breeding and performances prior to the draft.

  • Our team won the Breeders Group of three with My Girl, Country Music and Springfield; and the sires progeny group (Montcalm Luke) of two with Springfield and My Girl.
  • Knights Jugaby was champion stallion in his led class.
  • My Girl had a great show with a 1st in her led 2-year-old filly, 2nd in the 2-year-old progressive futurity, a first in the ASH hack three and under, under 15hh, a third in the open mare hack, and with young April Spriggs on board, a 3rd in April's junior working class.
  • Country Music was third to Bob Murray's Springfield in both the led yearling filly class and the yearling progressive futurity.
  • Paul rode Bob's three-year-old colt Cooee, on Cooee's first outing under saddle and took out 2 very creditable thirds in huge classes, one in the ASH hack three and under, over 15hh and the other in the novice hack over 15hh.
  • Young April Spriggs, a serious pony competitor, broke out of the pony ranks and joined us on our trip to Narrabri to ride My Girl for a third in a very large ridden class and also gained a third in the junior handler class - congratulations April, well done.

Stroud Show, 1st April, 2005 - Judge, Mr G Idstein

A beautiful autumn day, plenty of competition for our last local show for the season. Nice to see the two Silverthorn geldings, Royal Astra and Montane out with their young riders collecting a few ribbons.

We had a good show with our two fillies My Girl and Country Music.

Music won her yearling filly class and Girl ended up with Champion Mare/Filly and Supreme ASH Exhibit. Girl also did well under saddle with a 2nd in the novice hack, a 1st in the mare hack, a 2nd in her novice working and a 3rd in the mare working - a very pleasing result for a two-year-old.

Pictured at Stroud Show is Mikayla with Montane and Royal Astra.

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