ACCESS to three of Australia’s most in-demand stallions will be up for grabs at the Australian Campdrafting Association’s national finals at Kilkivan, southeastern Queensland next month, in a bid to raise funds – and smiles – for a leading charity.
Service fees to the outstanding sires Hazelwood Conman, Marnies Destiny and World Class will go under the hammer to boost the coffers of the Sunshine Coast chapter of Riding for the Disabled.
The trio of stallions represents the pinnacle of Australian horse sport bloodlines – between them, they account for virtually every major title on the campdraft and challenge roster.
Conman dominates the ACA sires standings, campdraft arenas and the sale ring.
The 14-year-old, owned by Terry and Christine Hall at Goondiwindi, has dozens of major wins to his credit, including multiple Warwick stallion and ladies’ drafts, the Chinchilla grandfather clock, the Landmark Classic stallion shootout, and last month’s Longreach stallion draft with a spectacular 94-point run.
A grandson of the legendary Elliot’s Creek Cadet and Warrenbri Romeo, Conman has twice missed out on the jewel in the crown – the Warwick Gold Cup – by the skinniest of margins.
In 2009, the stallion led going into the final but finished third behind daughter, Concert, while last year’s final hinged on a run-off.
Conman’s progeny at the 2013 Landmark Classic at Tamworth sold to a top of $40,000, and averaged $20,500 at last year’s sale.
Marnies Destiny has won or placed at nearly every major draft or challenge in the country, with more than 120 ribbons to his credit.
The 2012 ACA open horse of the year became the only stallion to take the title in two decades, and was also crowned Australian Stock Horse campdraft horse of the year. Owners Rick and Gay Young bought the Acres Destiny son in 2006, and he stands at their Young Star Stud near Dalby.
Victories include the Cloncurry Stockman’s Challenge, Chinchilla grandfather clock, the Warwick maiden and stallion drafts, the Condamine restricted open, ASH Series led championship and Springsure working horse spectacular.
Marnies Destiny has been runner-up in Paradise Lagoons opens, the Condamine Bell open, Tamworth futurity, Warwick stallion draft and the Rocky Rush, and his progeny are shining in the campdraft, challenge, polocrosse and led arenas.
World Class, owned and bred by William and Tracey Tapp and standing at Wowan, is by the renowned Freckles Fortyniner and from the outstanding mare Lonesome Dove All Class.
He represents the combination of the superstar genetics the Tapps were privileged to own. Freckles Fortyniner and Lonesome Dove All Class were both quality athletes in their own right, and together they have produced a family of outstanding performers.
A multiple big-event winner, World Class was the ACA and ASHS novice campdraft champion in 2011-12 and is a full brother to star performers Classy 49er, Classy Chex, Classy Kate and Fortyniner All Class.
The first of his progeny is Classy Dove which won the recent Julia Creek novice with two 90-point runs.
A multiple big-event winner, World Class was the ACA and ASHS novice campdraft champion in 2011-12 and is a full brother to star performers Classy 49er, Classy Chex, Classy Kate and Fortyniner All Class. The first of his progeny is Classy Dove which won the recent Julia Creek novice with two 90-point runs.
With Kilkivan set to host Australia’s best horses and riders, the auction is an opportunity to give back to the local branch of Riding for the Disabled, which provides fun and therapy for people with disabilities across the region. The non-profit organisation is completely dependent upon donations, and the Hall, Young and Tapp families, along with the Kilkivan organising committee, jumped at the opportunity to lend their support.
The auction will be held at the ACA national finals on Friday night, September 6. While the winning bidders will secure service fees, other costs such as transport and insurance will be their responsibility. For more information, contact Arthur Winter on 07 4651 6441 or Matt Winter at firstname.lastname@example.org