Oct 222016


When: Sunday 6th November`2016

Time: 9.30am Start   to 3.30pm

Where: Gloucester Showground

Cost: $40 Adults : $30 Under 17’s at School. Payable on the day

Entries: Close Tuesday 1st November 2016 by e-mail to the Secretary Tina Robinson  tinarobinson2422@gmail.com

ALL riders must be ASH Members , or take out Day Membership – Adult $40  , Junior $15

Teams consist of 3 riders. Each rider may have 4 “runs” – The 2 runs before lunch may be in teams of riders own choice, and the 2 runs in the afternoon will be in “drawn”teams.

Awards for – Secret Time; Best Presented; Encouragement !!!

BYO lunch – cups of tea coffee and cold drinks will be sold from ASH building.

Rules for Team Penning are available from ASH Handbook, ABCRA Rulebook, and” www.teampenningaustralia.com

Aug 102016

Gloucester Branch Led & Performance Show 2016

Thank you to our sponsors and volunteers who helped make our show a success.

Congratulations to all competitors, especially Debbie Foster with Smoking Gun Supreme Led, Brittany Hetherington with Silverthorn Man O War Supreme Open Ridden, and Matthew Kelly with Sevenangle Neon Moon Supreme Junior Ridden.

Show Results

2016 Gloucester Branch ASH RAFFLE

Thank you to Gloucester CRT for their generous sponsorship.

Major Prize – ASH Saddle cloth and Tie, 10kg Maxicoat, Horse weight tape, 2L megatrace and an AgBoss travel mug! Alison Duncan

Prize pack 2: Stock health Apple cider vinegar, 2L megatrace and 50m roll wire! Kelvin Gregory

Prize pack 3 & 4: 007 lick block and an equimec hat. Brett Howard & Ed Robinson

Prize pack 5 & 6: 007 lick block and a virbac umbrella. Tony Pulbrook & Kylie Johnson





Jun 142016


Date: 5th, 6th and 7th July, 2016
Location: Gloucester Showground
Age: 7-18 yrs old
First 50 Paid Entries Accepted

Tuition by accredited judges/coaches
two handed cutting
camp draft – dry work only
working and hack patterns
Price includes tuition, camping, stabling, morning tea and lunch for riders, (lunch available for parents/carers for small fee!).

Appropriate clothing, footwear, saddlery and tack and an approved helmet is required, at all times. A helmet must be worn at all times whilst mounted.

Full payment of $150 per rider must be paid with the entry form so secure your place.
For more information please contact Tarnya Turner, on 0428900456.
Direct Deposit Details: Australian Stock Horse Society Gloucester Branch
BSB: 082595 Account No.:509678391
Please use surname as reference.

Entry Form

Success for Gloucester Branch at the ASH National Show 2016

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May 202016
Hugh Main on Bunderra Saffron

Hugh Main on Bunderra Saffron

cameron led

Cameron Dunlop and his filly Grandview Adina, in the led section of the 3yr old futurity and in the working section.

cameron working

rebecca dressage

Rebecca Babich riding Belmur Matho, place first in the teams dressage and placed fifth in the Preliminary Dressage.

dressage trio

L to R: Emma Johnston riding Taravale Thowra, placed second in the teams Dressage, Rebbeca Babich and Tarnya Turner placed first in the Teams Dressage.

Brittany placed 4th in the 2016 National Futurity on Taraway Jackson

Brittany Hetherington placed 4th in the 2016 National Futurity on Taraway Jackson.

Silverthorn Man O War placed 1st place in the Station Horse 3 Years and Under

Silverthorn Man O War placed 1st place in the Station Horse 3 Years and Under

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Apr 012016

                             Gloucester Branch ASH Society

             STATION CUTTING CLINIC – (Snaffle Bit)               Cancelled

When: 23rd & 24th April 2016

             9am-5pm Saturday ;     8am – 4pm Sunday

Where: Bruce Snape’s property 450 Wallanbah Road WALLANBAH.

           (subject to weather conditions)

Who:     Max of 15 participants. Priority given to those who intend to enter the Gloucester Branch Challenge in 2016.

Financial ASH Members only. Day Memberships available Adult – $40, Junior – $15

Cost: $150.   Cheques payable to “Gloucester Branch ASH”

     Includes instruction; cattle hire; cattle insurance; lunch; morning & afternoon teas.

Water & soft drink available on sale $1

Instruction: by Luke Thomas. 2013 NCHA Snaffle Bit Reserve Champion. Judged and instructed 1st round of 2015 Gloucester Challenge.

   Includes Dry Work, Mechanical Cow; and on cattle in both square and round pens.

Camping: Some campsites with power available. Some horse yards and areas for electric fencing. BBQ facilities available for you to use.

   Contact Bruce if you wish to camp over.

Entries: Post to Bruce Snape, 450 Wallanbah Road, Wallanbah. 2422

Include Name, ASH member No., phone and e-mail address, indicate if you wish to camp over, and MUST include full payment.

Enquiries: Call Bruce Snape Ph.65502560 . E-mail bruce.snape@skymesh.com.au

   Or visit website www.gloucesterbranchashs.com.au

Mar 302016


Congratulations to Bill Wilson & Neville Smith who received Branch Life Membership for their services to the Gloucester Branch.

Jan 262016

Congratulations to all trophy winners for the year 2015

Merilyn Snape: Club Person of the Year

Brittany Hetherington: Open Overall Hi-Point Horse/Ride, Winner Led Horse, =Runner Up Open Working Horse, Runner Up Open Hack, Winner Open Hack.

Marie Gregory: Winner Open Working Horse

Paul Wardell: =Runner Up Open Working Horse, Runner Up Led Horse

Bruce Snape: Winner Open Challenge, Winner Open Cut-Out Horse, Runner-Up Open Campdraft Horse

Hugh Main: Runner up Open Challenge

Vicki Evans: Winner Open Campdraft Horse

Tarnya Turner: Winner Open Dressage

Charlotte Maslen: Junior Overall Hi-Point Horse, Runner-Up Junior Pony Club Horse

Bianca Turner: Winner Junior Handler, Winner Junior Hack, Runner-Up Junior Jumping/Eventing, Winner Junior Judging

Lachlan Sansom: Runner Up Junior Working Horse, Runner-Up Junior Handler, Runner-Up Junior Judging,

Cameron Turner: Winner Junior Working Horse, Winner Junior Dressage, Winner Junior Jumping/Eventing, Runner-Up Junior Hack

Brooke Turner: Runner-Up Junior Challenge

Chloe Shultz: Winner Junior Pony Club Horse, Winner Junior Sporting Horse

Travis Sansom: Winner Junior Campdraft Horse, Winner Junior Cut-Out Horse, Winner Junior Challenge, Runner-Up Junior Campdraft Horse, Runner-Up Junior Sporting Horse

Dec 092015

Youth riders from near and far eagerly attended the first Gloucester Branch ASH Youth Clinic. 50 students congregated early on Tuesday the 22nd of September at the Gloucester Branch home base to receive two jam-packed days of tuition in a variety of riding disciplines.   Instructors were all local horse professionals.


Brittany Hetherington, from Silverthorn Stockhorses, a highly successful rider and ASHLA competitor, shared her knowledge in junior judging, handler and ring craft. She also mentored girls in the finer details of ASHLA and how to cope with nerves.


Well respected dressage judge and coach, Ross Green was highly praised for his tuition with many students saying his sessions were up there as their favorite of the two days.


International showjumper, turned campdrafter, Darren Brislane had children and their horses jumping new heights with his jumping expertise! Two students, Cameron Turner and Ruby McNiven went on to place in showjumping at the ASH Youth Nationals the following week!


Robert Watchirs and Tess Wilson, and Vicki Evans taught the children the finer points of Working, Utility and Time trials. “Use your markers correctly and ride to your pattern”, was the take home message!


Bruce Snape started his session with children cutting out cattle on foot. It was amazing to watch the youngest students working the cattle on foot, as many of the cattle were bigger than them, however they did an amazing job! The art of cattle management was then put into practice on horseback. Campdrafting then followed under the watchful eye of Vicki Evans. Students were commended on their safe and thoughtful riding. A big thanks you to cattle donors, Graeme Judd, Graeme Stackman, and Ian Sansom, and for cartage from John Turner and Ian Sansom.


Fast paced games of polocrosse were fun to watch, and lots of laughter and shrieks were heard from children and adults alike. Again the children took heed of the wet conditions and rode fast but safetly! Thank you to Mark Ball for doing a wonderful job in instructing the children.


As always the wonderful Mrs Snape and her offsider, Cass Howard, did an impeccable job at keeping every one fed and watered!


The Gloucester Branch would like to thank all the instructors, helpers, students and their parents/gardians for taking time out of their week to make the first youth clinic such a huge success! Keep an eye out for more Gloucester Branch clinics in 2016!