Gloucester Branch ASHS Show and Campdraft held on 22nd and 23d of October
Judges for the show were Wally Martin and Greg Ainsworth.
Campdraft judges were Wally Martin and Ray Brown.

An excellent branch show with record entries despite the inclement weather. Fantastic sponsorships and prizes. We had a wonderful weekend with our horses, with the following results:

  • Knights Jugaby took out Hi Point Senior Horse of the day after winning champion stallion with Paul and then with Kylie Blanch in the saddle, 1st in the stockman's turnout class, 3rd in the stallion hack, champion working, 3rd in the open challenge and supreme champion ridden. Paul and Kylie both had runs on Jugaby in the campdraft, Paul got into the final of the maiden and Kylie had a run in the ladies.

Kylie Blanch on Knights Jugaby (clockwise from top left: ladies campdraft, hi point senior horse, winning ride for supreme ridden ASH, winning champion working ASH). 
  • Silverthorn My Girl with April Spriggs on board took out a 2nd in the junior stockmans turnout and a 3rd in the mare hack.
  • Silverthorn Country Music was placed second in her two-year-old filly class to her sister Silverthorn Springfield owned by Bob Murray.
  • Bob Murray's Silverthorn Springfield came first in her two-year-old filly class and went on to become junior champion.
  • In the group classes, Montcalm Luke won the sires' progeny group with Silverthorn Springfield and Clovernook Sienna Rose, Six S Stud Charity won the mares group with Silverthorn My Girl and Silverthorn Danni Girl, and Silverthorn Stud won the breeders group with Silverthorn Country Music, Silverthorn Springfield and Silverthorn Danni Girl.

Dam's group winners Silverthorn My Girl with April Spriggs, and Silverthorn Danni Girl with Julie.

Bob Murray and Silverthorn Springfield.

Junior handler class, April and Silverthorn My Girl.

Cumberland Branch ASH Show, Camden, 16-17th October - Judges, J Meyers and W Martin

As always we enjoyed our weekend at the Cumberland Branch Show at Camden in overcast conditions on the first day that came into rain on the second. Day one saw Silverthorn Country Music place 5th in a line-up of 17 two-year-old quality futurity horses and then a 3rd place in the two-year-old filly class. Young April Spriggs came along with us for the competition and first up won her juvenile handler class. Then in the saddle with Silverthorn My Girl, took out 4 firsts, a second and a reserve champion working horse. The points earned over the day ultimately resulted with April winning the Hi Point Youth trophy rug. Congratulations April.

Day two saw:

  • April take out a second in the junior judging.
  • Knights Jugaby with reserve champion stallion, a 3rd in his snaffle bit hack and a 2nd in his working class.
  • Our sires progeny group of two, with My Girl and Country Music came third out of a good line-up of quality horses.
  • My Girl won the three-year-old futurity, and had seconds in the three and under snaffle bit hack, working horse, and station horse classes.

My Girl 3 yr old futurity CCASH.

A very big weekend!

Pictured below is Mr Ron Dyer, a return buyer, with his very smart yearling gelding Silverthorn Barrington. We wish Ron all the best with his purchase and look forward to seeing them out and about. Barrington is from Elle Astra by Montcalm Luke and full brother to our very successful mares, Madalyn and Eclipse.

Taree Show, 8th October - Judge Steve Bull

Weather-wise the day looked promising but by about 10am it was blowing hats off everywhere making competition difficult. Nevertheless we had another top day with Jugaby and Country Music.


  • Jugaby took out the HI Point Australian Stock Horse after winning champion ASH stallion or colt, champion ASH hack and reserve champion working ASH.

and the next day received the "Best Performed Horse Award over 4 Tests" in the dressage, having won 2 tests, and placed in the other 2.

  • Country music was placed first in her led class and was reserve champion mare/filly. April Spriggs rode her for a second in the ASH hack ridden by a junior and second also in the maiden hack.

Manning Valley All Breeds and Hack Show, 2nd October - Judge, Dawn Johnson

Held at the Wingham Showground, a show we always enjoy, and this year was no exception.

We had a terrific show with our two fillies, Silverthorn My Girl and Silverthorn Country Music and the stallion Knights Jugaby.

  • My Girl was placed second to Country Music in their led class. With young April Spriggs in the saddle My Girl was placed 3rd in the ASH hack mare and 2nd in the working stock horse mare. April was placed 2nd in the ASHLA class on My Girl.
  • Country Music placed first in her led class then went on to win champion filly or mare and finally supreme ASH exhibit.
  • We used the two fillies in our sire's progeny group of two for a first in a very large class.
  • Now Jugaby - what a day he had! First in his led stallion class then on to champion stallion or colt. First in the stallion hack, 1st in best educated stock horse, 1st in working stock horse stallion and champion working horse. Champion open working horse or pony, Champion all breed stallion on plain bit for the George Cooper Memorial Trophy and then Paul riding Jugaby took out the George Hickman Memorial Trophy for the veteran rider class.


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