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Issue No. 4 July 2012

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Issue No. 4 Features the two winners of Supreme Miniature Horse & Supreme Miniature Gelding at the recent 2012 Victorian Horse of the Year State Show. Kooka Heights Jamas Prince Charming & Tiny Toy Jamiroquai Congratulations to

Rob & Maree Lester Kooka Heights Miniatures

NATIONAL COMMITTEE President: Diana Trainor diana.trainor@bigpond.com

Vice President: Martin Hickey Ph: 0407 117 442 stang66coupe@bigpond.com

Treasurer: Craig Meade Ph: 0419 006 495 csmeade@live.com.au

Secretary: Ross Fleming Ph: 0417 766 973 refleming@bigpond.com

Editor: Kaylene Tuohey Ph: (03) 5457 1390 kay2e@kayleypark.com

Committee: Bretton Drinkwater Ph: (02) 6355 2431 cryhei1@bigpond.com

Paperwork Address 96 Trunk Lead Road, Bunkers Hill Victoria 3352 admin@amhs.com.au

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FEATURES

Show Results – North Queensland (2011) Show Results – North Queensland (22nd Apr) Show Results – South Queensland (18th May) Show Results – NSW State (Feb 2012) Show Results – North NSW (24th Jun) Foals Best Start Newcomers Perspective-NSW Show Results – VIC State (Mar 2012) States “My First Show Experience” Stallions At Stud Feature Hi Point Results – Victoria (2011-2012) Stable Talk

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PRESIDENT’S REPORT

By Diana Trainor, VIC Pictured Right: Presentations at the recent Victorian Hi Points Awards Day: Tiny Tot Overall Winner, Lachlan Thomas, VIC State Rep, Rob Lester & Diana Trainor.

What an amazing first year we have had with AMHS Inc. Time has certainly flown by too fast and we are quickly approaching our first AGM at the end of November. I am proud to say that I have supported AMHS since the day it was launched as the Vice President. As the President stepped down recently due to personal reasons, I was more than happy to step into the Presidents role to see AMHS grow from strength to strength and continue on as Australia’s most prestigious Miniature Horse Society as I am very passionate about AMHS Inc. I would like to say a very big THANK YOU to all our volunteer Committee Members Australia wide, you are all amazing people who have given up your spare time to help AMHS become the Society it is today and on behalf of all the National Committee, THANK YOU, we really appreciate everything each and every one of you do for our Society. THANK YOU also to all our wonderful Members, week after week we see more and more Members joining AMHS as word quickly spreads of all the benefits of being a Member and the quality that AMHS provides in everything we do. AMHS prides itself on the fact that we really care about what our Members want and think. The number of new Members that are flocking to join AMHS

EDITOR’S REPORT

By Kay Tuohey, VIC Sorry for the delay in this edition of Elite Magazine, just when you think you are catching up, something happens and things get delayed….

It’s hard to believe we are past our first year mark and we are already into our second season (for Vic) and year for AMHS Inc. As this was meant to be the final issue for our first year, you will find a complete coverage of the NSW and VIC Horse of the Year State Championship Shows (woah they were a couple of big shows to cover). Thank you to the photographers who captured some amazing shots throughout the events and congratulations to all the winners, your horses and ponies looked amazing. This issue also contains the Victorian Hi Point Awards Presentations, once again congratulations to all the winners and make sure you check out the extra photos in this issue of Stevie & Meadie, sorry boys I just Page 2

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is amazing as they all want to experience the AMHS difference. It is wonderful to see our Golden Buckle Shows planned for nearly every State over coming months, once again another fine example of AMHS thinking outside the box and giving our Members something different. We will be awarding the Gold Buckles to every Grand Champion, good luck to all, I’m sure you will love them as they are beautiful! As always we want to encourage our Members to contact us if you wish to get involved more with AMHS as we still have a number of areas that do not have a full Committee. This is an amazing opportunity for you to get involved with your area and help plan events for your State as you will be involved in all aspects of Committee decisions. Even if you are in an area that has a full Committee (we are always looking for more help) and you would like to get involved please do not be afraid to speak up and contact your Rep. As Victoria was our only State to award Hi Points this year (that will be different for next year as we have NSW, QLD & WA all launching Hi Point Systems as we speak and I look forward to being able to attend these presentations where possible next year), I would like to congratulate all the successful Hi Point Award winners for the season. Thank you for supporting AMHS Events and congratulations on your awards. A HUGE congratulations to all our Overall Honour Roll Award Winners, that was an amazing effort by all and I was honoured to be a part of the Award Presentations along with the new State Representative, Rob Lester. I look forward to our exciting new year to come… Diana Trainor Acting President couldn’t help myself and had to print them…. Thank you to everyone who took part in our Stallions at Stud Feature which will be running over the next two issues, your boys are amazing…. A huge thank you also to everyone who is supporting Elite Magazine by advertising. With other Societies having to cut out magazines & cut back on the quality because of rising costs, we aim to continue bringing you the most prestigious Miniature magazine in print and online as we all agree, there is nothing like sitting back in your chair with a cuppa and enjoying to read an actual hard copy magazine, with glossy pictures and beautiful ads…. For many your magazines are keepsakes and you enjoy getting them out whenever you feel like it and flipping through the pages, looking at the types of horses that are winning in other States, looking to see what Studs are breeding and showing beautiful horses by the stunning ads, for many, it’s just not the same as an online magazine and that is why we will continue to bring you the best of both worlds…. Enjoy the read, talk soon Kay Tuohey Editor HORSE SOCIETY INC.


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WESTERN AUSTRALIA REPORT

By Kirsty Bradford, WA The big news in WA is the announcement of the 2012 Orange Australia Golden Buckle Show, which is to be held at the beautiful Brookleigh Equestrian Centre in the Swan Valley on November 4th. Entry forms and programs can be obtained from the AMHS Website or from the AMHS WA Facebook page and follow the links. Even at this early stage, the 2012 Orange Australia Golden Buckle Show has generated great interest in the Miniature world. I am of the understanding that all stables at Brookleigh have already been snapped up and reserved by eager competitors for the event. However don’t despair as there are ample yards available for any who are interested.

Awesome prizes are on offer (I’m lovin’ those buckles!!) with the added benefit of being first in the programming. So come on and pull your boy out of the paddock and give him a make-over so he can attend the most prestigious event of the season (in our humble opinion anyway)! As you are aware AMHS believes the Youth are our future and as such the 2012 Orange Australia Golden Buckle Show reflects this in the programming. There is a strong focus on classes for Youth Handlers and also our Tiny Tots, in both halter and performance. Those Members with young children who have been pestering them as to when is it their turn?””, take advantage of this event and let them have their day! Once again I suggest pullingyour gelding out of the paddock or if you don’t have one then beg, borrow or steal (just kidding about the stealing!) someone else’s. Geldings are fantastic for beginner handlers, tiny tots in particular as they are generally even-tempered and very forgiving – an important trait where kids are involved! (If you haven’t already noticed, yes, I am biased – my two kids have geldings.) On top of all the fun and wonderful prizes there will also be a fancy dress class at the commencement of lunch break for handlers 15 years and under. I can’t wait to see what people come up with for this one!!

WA would like to extend a HUGE and heartfelt THANK-YOU to Orange Australia for coming on board as our Major Sponsor. For those that don’t know Orange Australia was also our Major Sponsor for the Silver Trophy Show back in May, which was a resounding success! It is this type of repeat support that enables us Another exciting aspect of the Show is that it will mark the to host such high calibre events for our Members. launch of our WA Hi-Point competition. This is our way of thanking our members for their support and recognising It must also be mentioned that the support from Orange Australia excellence within AMHS WA. Qualification is easy. You just and our many other Sponsors is largely due to the fact that we have to be a member and attend three Championship Shows. The have such a dedicated and hard working Committee. Two of our trophies that we have for this competition are simply lovely and Members in particular rise above and beyond the call of duty when would be a treasured display in any home for years to come. The it comes to organising these events. Girls, you know who you are competition also caters for our youth and tiny tots, so, parents, and we thank you for being such wonderful ambassadors and now is a good time to upgrade to a family membership if you building a positive rapport with our Sponsors! don’t already have one. Information booklets will be released We also extend the same HUGE THANK-YOU to all of our other shortly via the usual avenues. Sponsors and those who have made donations. Without all of your support, these events just would not be possible and we sincerely hope that you enjoy these events as much as we do! While we have our Major Sponsor we are still seeking sponsorship to ensure the smooth running of this event.

If you are interested in sponsoring a class or own/know a business that may be interested in taking up sponsorship or providing donations please contact our Sponsorship Co-ordinator Emma Dunham (matopbipark@hotmail.com). In a similar vein we are also in need of extra hands on the day to assist with setting up the performance course, packing away, marshalling, canteen and so forth. If anyone can spare some time during the day please contact one of the Committee Members. Your reward will be the opportunity to be part of the force behind such a prestigious event, our undying gratitude and the warm glow of knowing you assisted YOUR society for YOUR benefit!

Please note that entries for this event close on the 5th October. There will be NO LATE ENTRIES OR ENTRIES ON THE DAY. All exhibits are required to be measured - no permanent height records will be accepted. Measuring will commence at 7am sharp! For those of you groaning at the early start, we will have a BBQ brekkie available for purchase. This should get you going and keep you satisfied until lunch time when the barbie will be fired up once again. There will also be cold drinks and snacks available for purchase. The Committee will also be running raffles so be sure to bring your loose change as the prizes are fantastic – as I’m sure the winners from the Silver Trophy Show will attest. Remember that this is an open event. All are welcome, regardless of societal affiliations, so please pass information onto anyone you know who may be interested in attending. Well that’s about it for now! I would just like to once again thank ALL of our sponsors and supporters as well as any who are contemplating donations or sponsorship. I cannot reiterate enough that, without all of you, we. the Committee, could not bring these events to fruition. So THANK-YOU, THANK-YOU, THANK-YOU!! I look forward to seeing you all at the 2012 Golden Buckle Show! Cheers!

The Orange Australia Golden Buckle Show has an extensive program and there is sure to be an event to suit everyone! As well as halter classes we will also be running performance and harness events. There will be two rings: Miniature Horse/Small Horse and Miniature Pony…..and wait for it…..YES! Foundation Pony. We have changed the programme around a little from the usual format and gelding classes will precede the filly/mare classes. So those of you who have boys at home who haven’t been out in a while, this Kirsty Bradford would be a fantastic opportunity. WA State Representative

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QUEENSLAND REPORT

By Michael Bowden, QLD What a pleasure it is to be the AMHS Northern Queensland Representative and I would like to add my welcome to those of you from this region who have recently joined this great Society. It’s good to get around and meet you all at shows in the area. We have just come to the end of the busy Agricultural Show season for this area – starting at the end of April and running most weeks through to the middle of August. I hope everyone is enjoying showing their miniature horses to the public. Quite a few shows in the area are now featuring Miniature Horses in a full program and the reaction from the public has been inspiring.

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Our last AMHS show was held in Rockhampton on Saturday, 29th September at the Rockhampton Showground’s with Youth, Miniature Pony and Harness Classes in the morning. In the afternoon, the Miniature Horse and Small Horse Classes were judged and all Performance Classes were in the evening under lights to avoid the heat. You will find photos from this show featured in our next edition of Elite Magazine. In this issue we have some photos from our previous shows which we were waiting on photos to be submitted. On another note, if you would like help to organize a show in your area, please get in touch. Part of our philosophy is to be there for our Members. I have organized some fundraising events at Office Works in Rockhampton over the next few months so if anyone would like to offer an hour or two selling “sausage sandwiches”, you’re most welcome to help. My contact details are on the website. Enjoy your minis

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KerrenSiedel with Korunya Park Bold Image

NQ Maryborough Championship 11th December 2011

KerrenSiedel (Left) with Korunya Vicki Passalaqua (Left) with Tiny NQ Rep Michael Bowden Park Bold Image & Karen Toy Snippets Image & Maree cleaning up Woodall with Highland Mist Top Odger with Kildaire Lilly Pilly Marks

Emma Shang (Left) and MicaelaRumpf

Champion Adult Handler Ross Fleming

Carol Shoesmith with Karavale Sculptured to a Tea

Carol Shoesmith & Ross Fleming

Karen Woodall with Circle S Classic Jet

Vicki Passalaqua (Left) with Shangrila BW Dynasty and Isabella Lankowski with Caritas Flash Tradition

Carol Shoesmith Karavale Sculptured to a Tea

Vicki Passalaqua (Left) with Wildflower Dynasty Ohh La La & Ross Fleming with Hillston Grove Penny’s Pride

MareeOdger with Kildaire Lilly Pilly

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Performance Competitor Bryony Shang

Performance Competitor Emma Shang

Ross Fleming, MareeOdger & Vicki Passalaqua

NQ Rockhampton Championship 20th November 2011

Supreme Miniature Pony Shangrila BW Dynasty & Vicki Passalaqua

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NQ Back to Back Championship Show

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22nd April 2012, Maryborough Showgrounds

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BALIN BRADFORD

Q. How old was Balin when he first started showing? A. Balin commenced showing this year at the age of 4 ½. The Orange Australia Silver Trophy in WA was his first event. Q. How did Balin start in Miniatures? A. Balin has grown up around horses. His Aunty breeds Friesians in Burekup (south-west WA) and he has spent a lot of time interacting with the foals over his short life. Balin’s mum has a Friesian Sporthorse which Balin kept claiming was his and that he was going to ride. At the end of 2011, he moved from Bunbury to Bakers Hill. Mum finally got tired of arguing over ownership of her horse and who was going to do the grooming and feeding etc. This prompted a visit to Wildfire Miniatures and family friends, Anne and Billy Dawson, in April 2012. It ended up with us coming home with Wildfire Peppers Phoenix who was originally to be a shared pony with his big sister, Danica. (Mum wasn’t sure how long the enthusiasm was going to last). However, it soon became clear that Balin was not content to share and was becoming increasingly frustrated at having to wait his turn with the pony as well as wanting to do everything himself. This resulted in another trip to Wildfire Stud in July 2012 and a lovely young gelding for Danica to bring on while Balin gained sole ownership over Phoenix. Q. What is Balin’s favourite horse’s name? A. Phoenix Q. What is Balin’s favourite horse colour? A. Black/brown. (Until fairly recently, he assumed all horses were black as he was only used to seeing the Friesians!) Q. What is Balin’s favourite class at shows? A. Balin has so far only competed in Handler and Best Presented. He enjoyed the Handler Class best, as he got to trot Phoenix on his own.

Q. What is Balin’s favourite showing moment? A. His favourite moment was when he received a “goodie bag” for his Handler Class at the Orange Australia Silver Trophy Show. Phoenix was promptly handed to his sister and Balin found a nice spot on the sidelines and spent the rest of the morning devouring his loot! Q. Does Balin do Performance? A. Balin is looking forward to The Orange Australia Golden Buckle Show in November, where he will compete in his first Performance Class. At the moment, he is content to practice at home over jumps, tarps, through cones and shower curtains etc.

Outline of Achievements: 3rd Child Handler 9yrs and under – Orange Australia Silver Trophy Show Ambitions: To win a trophy and a medallion like his sister!

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LILY DUNHAM Q. When did you first start showing? A. I did a couple of shows doing Leading Rein and then started showing miniatures last year. Q. How did you start in miniatures? A. My older sister, Emma, got me into showing them. Q. What is your favourite horse’s name? A. Rosie (Wildfire Irish Rose) Q. What is your favourite horse colour? A. Chestnut Pinto Q. What is your favourite showing moment? A. When I won my first handler class when I was showing Wildfire Dolly Did It. Q. Do you do Performance? A. No I don’t do it just yet, but I would love to learn how and start doing it at shows. Outline of Achievements: 1st Place in the Junior Handler at the CBCHS WA Annual State Show 2011. 2nd Place Junior Handler 11yrs & Under at the 2012 Orange Australia AMHS WA Silver Trophy Show Best showing/handling tip you have been told: Always stand your horse up straight and always move out of the way of the judge when they are trying to look at your horse. Ambitions: To one day go to the National Show and compete against all of the Australians.


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Small Horse Junior Hunter Excellence Academy Black Velvet Dynamite

SEQ Championship Show, Caboolture Rise ‘N’ Shine Show, 18th March 2012

Small Horse Senior Trail Sandalwood Shanay

Supreme Miniature Horse Exhibit CMR 143 BOYS NIGHT OUT

Small Horse Senior Trail Sandalwood Shanay

Best Opposite Sex Small Horse Wildflower MG The Artist

Small Horse Junior Trail Avalon Black Magic Woman

Small Horse Senior Trail Roslyn Badcock

Supreme Miniature Horse Gelding Exhibit Shangrila BW Dynasty

Champion Miniature Pony Mare Swagman Park Ruby

Supreme Small Horse Exhibit Excellence Academy RM Flaunt It

Trail Competitor Belle Capri Mr Realty

Miniature Horse Junior Trail Tourmaline Silver Sensation

Miniature Horse Senior Trail Miniworld Snippet

Miniature Pony Trail Gar-won Larry

Small Horse Senior Hunter Grandchester Views Something Special

Miniature Horse Senior Trail Miniworld Snippet

Champion Miniature Pony Stallion Gar Won Larry

Miniature Horse Senior Trail Caritas Charmeuse

Miniature Horse Junior Hunter Tourmaline Silver Sensation

Best Opposite Sex Miniature Reddiston Park Gambler's La De Dah

Supreme Miniature Pony Exhibit Swagman Park Brandy

Sandalwood Shanay AMHS Supreme Award

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NTH NEW SOUTH WALES REPORT

By Christine Cantrill, NSW With Winter coming to an end, we can get stuck back into the NSW AMHS Show Season and Events Calendar. Due to show venues being booked twelve months in advance and having to compete with other breed societies, the task of hosting shows was difficult in our first year. We were able to get around this by sourcing grounds that no one else had thought of, which enabled us to offer a lot more events. By obtaining the use of these facilities AMHS were able, in just a few short months, to offer a Championship Show, NSW Regional Show, Christmas Show, State Show, Lismore Championship Show and an International Halter Preparation and Training Clinic with World Champion, Casey Campbell (USA). As studs were preparing for National Shows from May through to April, we decided to start our Show Season again after Winter. This also allowed us to continue with our fund raising and plan an exciting Events Calendar for the next Show Season

To make it fair to all this Show Season, we will be hosting NSW Shows in as many different areas as we can. AMHS have taken into account the needs of our Members and have sourced grounds that offer good camping faculties, quality stables and indoor arenas where possible. As the comfort and well-being of our horses is of great importance to us, young stock events will be held in the warmer months, not the dead of Winter. We don’t want to give too much away just yet but we can advise that we have the following being organised as we speak for the upcoming Show Season. All our Events will be added on to the official AMHS Website (www.amhs.com.au), Events Calendar Page as we confirm more dates and newlysourced venues, so make sure you keep an eye on our Website and Facebook Page. A taste of what is to come for NSW:  Dubbo - Golden Buckle Championship Show over two days, with every Champion receiving one of our stunning Gold Buckles (valued at $90 each).  Bathurst - Crystal Trophy Championship Show  NSW AMHS HOTY State Show  Dubbo -Family camping weekend with full performance program, horse and family adventure treasure hunt and lots more. Keep an eye out for details on this one.  Richmond - Regional Championship Show  Lismore - Far North Coast Golden Buckle Championship Show  Grafton - Twilight Championship Show. In this issue of Elite you will find a complete overview and show coverage from our recent 2012 NSW HOTY State Championship Show along with a special write up from one of our NSW Youth Members, Maddison Morgan about her experience with showing and AMHS. We are looking forward to another very exciting year for AMHS in NSW. If anyone wishes to help host a show and get involved with AMHS NSW Committee or knows of any venues that may have all the requirements at an affordable price, we would love to hear about them. Take care and be kind to one another, Christine Cantrill Central NSW State Rep

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NORTH NEW SOUTH WALES REPORT

By Rosslyn Badcock, NSW We had our first Northern AMHS Championship Show at Lismore on 17th June 2012. It was a great success with everyone having a great time. I would like to thank Narelle Little who helped me all the way, Ross Fleming who came down from Rocky to help out on the day and the Lismore businesses for their sponsorship of the day with lots of bags of feed to give away. We had lots of media coverage in the paper (refer below for articles written before/after the Show) and on T V with large crowds turning out on the day to see our beautiful miniatures. The crowds were so big that I started to ask people if they knew someone with horses. They all said, “No, we saw it in the news paper so just came to have a look.” Last Sunday, the 29th July, we were asked to take part in The Blessing of The Horses and the Horses’ Birthday Party at the Ballina Riding For Disabled. Dalina and Mark Gravson and myself and my husband took some of our horses along. What a day! I took Barney (my harness horse) and three others that got lots of pats. Barney gave rides to lots of disabled kids. Our horses were a great hit and we will be going back on a regular basis with horses so these kids can learn to train and show our horses. We will be having a show down there for them to compete in. It was a very special day for us all and all the horses got birthday cake in dishes with chaff. We will be having another show in Lismore and one in Grafton as soon as dates are set. I will post them on the AMHS site. Talk to you soon Rosslyn Congratulations to our North NSW Rep, Rosslyn Badcock on all the wonderful media coverage that AMHS received both prior and after her very first AMHS Nth NSW Championship Show at Lismore on the 17th June. The huge crowds loved watching the miniatures on display, showing everything from Halter to Performance events. Thank you to everyone who supported the day….

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All Photos by Hec-Tic Photography

25th -26th February 2012

Beautiful Award Tables setup up for the NSW Horse of the Year State Championship Show

Tiny Tots 5yrs & Under Kelsey O’Connor

Grandchester Views Something Special

Tiny Tots 5yrs & Under Shaylee Nass

Willow Creek Miss Muffett

Champion Tiny Tot Turnout 6-9yrs Res Champ Youth Handler 9yrs & Und Georgia Lett Axel Thomas H.P. Dream About Me

Champ & Res Youth Handler Rachel Dalrymple & Madison Morgan

Cranage Mini Me

Champion Tiny Tot 5yrs & Under Samantha Greech R&L Lodge Ruby Rainbow

Champion Foal/Weanling Gelding Champion Miniature Horse Gelding Crystal Park Fantastic Visual FX Ravens Brooke Destined 2 B Rachel Dalrymple Spectacular, Lesley Metcalf

Champion Exhibit Ravens Brooke Truly Spectacular Lesley Metcalf

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Supreme Miniature Pony Exhibit Domino Downs Jet Peta Bickford

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Miss Tiny Tot Turnout 6-9yrs Georgia Lett H.P. Dream About Me

Champ & Res Tiny Tot Turnout Kelsey O’Connor & Shaylee Nass Something Special & Miss Muffett

Youth Handler 6-9yrs Kykah Nass

Grand Champion Little Horse Libbity Lodge Sparkles

Willow Creek Little Miss Muffett

Christine Cantrill

Champ & Res Adult Handler Lisa Lukies & Brittney Poidevin

Champ & Res Adult Pony Handler Tara Laine & Troy Gilmore

Supreme Small Horse Gelding Wenalan Orions Mr Bling

Champion Weanling Filly Larapinta Eternal Buck Kim Battle

Kim Glinkowski

Champion Mare Wehed Farge Jamil Mourat Amanda Drinkwater

Champion Colt Ravena Brooke It’s a Kinda Magic

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NSW Horse of the Year State Show, 2012

Champion Colt Summer Lea Mr Magic Healey Whiteing

Children Fun Classes Hobby Horse Cup

Supreme Gelding Exhibit Rapidash Boysenberry Echo Kim Battle

Reserve Champion Small Horse Mare Willow Creek Little Miss Muffett Amada Drinkwater

Champion Junior Classic Head Wenalan Orions Mr Bling Kim Glinkowski

Champion Pony Performance Blue Gum Bobby N. McNamara

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Best Opposite Sex Pony Caramia Lady

Champion Stallion Bernaroo Park Electric Blue

Supreme Miniature Exhibit Summer Lea Mr Magic

Champion Gelding Cranage Mini Me

Reserve Champion Gelding H.P. Dream About Me

Reserve Champion Gelding Touched By Excellance

Champion Small Horse Filly Cranage Love ‘N’ Kisses

Reserve Champion Yearling Filly Cranage Maid to Measure

Champion Small Horse Mare Larapinta Dream Girl

Peta Bickford

Axel Thomas

Kim Battle

Champion Small Horse Colt Cranage Mirror Image Kim Battle

Reserve Champion Junior Classic Head Ravens Brooke Truly Spectacular, Lesley Metcalf

Reserve Champion Pony Performance Joemoor Valentines Flame Tara Laine

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Healey Whiteing

Brittney Poidevin

Brydan Train

Haley Whiteing

Madison Morgan

Carmen Bajpe

Supreme Small Horse Exhibit Lin-Di Don’t Forget Me Anita Czuczi

Best Opposite Sex Small Horse Cranage Love ‘N’ Kisses Kim Battle

Champion Senior Classic Head Beau Cheval X Factor

Reserve Champion Senior Classic Head Bernaroo Park Electric Blue

Charles Bailey

Best of Show – Classic Head Wenalan Orions Mr Bling Kim Glinkowski

Brittney Poidevin

Champion Female Coloured Exhibit H.P. Kiss ‘N’ Tell

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NSW Horse of the Year State Show, 2012

Reserve Champion Female Colour Wenalan Born A Star Peta Bickford

Champion Female Classic Trot Ravens Brooke Truley Spectacular Lesley Metcalf

Champion & Reserve Male Small Horse Classic Trot Grandchester Views Something Special & Minya Park Ixion

Get of Sire H.P. Butterfly Kisses & H.P. Kiss & Tell

Photo 65: Class Name Here Horse Name Here Owner/Handler Name Here

Youth Competitor Leah Biddle

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Champion Male Coloured Exhibit Beau Cheval X Factor

Reserve Champion Male Colour Lin-Di Don’t Forget Me

Champion Male Classic Trot Southern Cross Rainstorm

Best of Show – Classic Trot Miniature Ravens Brooke Truly Spectacular

Charles Bailey

Charles Bailey

Best of Show – Small Horse Classic Trot Grandchester Views Something Special, Rachel Dalrymple

Youth Handler Natalee Biddle

Centaur Lady Hawk

Youth Competitor Maddison Morgan

Owner/Handler Name Here

Youth Competitor Rachel Dalrymple

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Anita Czuczi

Best of Show-Coloured Exhibit Beau Cheval X Factor Charles Bailey

Champion Female Small Horse Classic Trot Crystal Park Rowdy’s Extreme Elegance

Lesley Metcalf

Rachel Dalrymple, Rosslyn Badcock & Kelsey O’Connor with Grandchester Views Something Special

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Micheal Inis

Get of Sire Ravens Brooke 2B Spectacular & Ravens Brooke Truly Spectacular

Youth Handler Rachel Dalrymple

Crystal Park Fantastic Visual FX

Tiny Tot Competitor Kelsey O’Connor

Grandchester Views Something Special

Adult Lady Handler Lisa Lukies HORSE SOCIETY INC.

Reserve Champion Broken Colour Redheart Wildfire Brett Drinkwater

Youth Competitor Jayden Nass Borynda Priscilla

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Beautiful Trophy/Award Displays by the talented AMHS Team for our Southern & Junior Spectacular Show

Youth Competitor Cameron Bailey

Youth Competitor Kelsey O’Connor

Silver Star Enchanted

Grandchester Views Something Special

Champion Gelding Minya Park Ixion

Reserve Champion Gelding Beau Cheval X Factor

Dalene Nobbs

Charles Bailey

Youth Competitor Rachel Dalrymple

Youth Handler Winners Rachel Dalrymple & Madison Morgan

Supreme Miniature Gelding Cyrstal Park Fantastic Visual FX

Champion Miniature Mare Wenalan Born A Star

Crystal Park Fantastic Visual FX

Peta Bickford

Rachel Dalrymple

Reserve Champion Mare Whaed Fargs Jamil Mourat

Supreme Miniature Horse Tiny Toy Hot Summer Night

Best Opposite Sex Exhibit Wenalan Born A Star

Reserve Champion S/Horse Gelding Touched By Excellance

Supreme Small Horse Gelding Minya Park Ixion

Champion Mare Larapinta Eagles Dream Girl

Reserve Champion Mare Willow Creek Miss Muffett

Champion & Reserve Stallion Alkina Jigsaw Puzzle & Alchemy Chain Of Hearts

Supreme Small Horse Exhibit Larapinta Eagles Dream Girl

Amanda Drinkwater

Hayley Whiteing

Champion 11yr Old Small Horse Mare Silver Star Enchanted Cameron Bailey

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Pam Broadbent

Dalene Nobbs

Reserve Champion 11yr Old Small Horse Mare TEKA Patricia Groger

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Peta Bickford

Champion Small Horse Gelding Minya Park Ixion

Madison Morgan

Dalene Nobbs

Amanda Drinkwater

Madison Morgan

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Best Opposite Sex Exhibit Alkina Jigsaw Puzzle Amanda Drinkwater

Supreme Junior Small Horse Ravens Brooke That Hollywood Melinda Strachan

Army Force Leah Biddle

Bride & Groom Kelsey O’Connor

Champion & Reserve Adult Handler Christine Cantrill & Brett Drinkwater

Champion & Reserve Youth Handler Madison Morgan & Brydan Train

Brydan Train

Best Small Horse Classic Trot Minya Park Ixion

Charles Bailey

Bumble Bee Jayden Nazz

Supreme Junior Gelding H.P. Dream About Me

Best Coloured Exhibit & Best Classic Head Exhibit Beau Chevel X Factor

Supreme & Best Opposite Sex H.P. Kiss & Tell & H.P. Dream About Me

Best Miniature Classic Trot Wenalan Born A Star

Dalene Nobbs

Peta Bickford

Little Indian Natalee Biddle

Supreme Junior Exhibit H.P. Kiss & Tell

Best Opposite Sex Junior Exhibit Summer Lea Mr Magic

Madison Morgan

Hayley Whiteing

Champion Junior Colt R.B. That’s Hollywood

Reserve Champion Junior Colt Redheart Wildfire

Melinda Strachan

Brett Drinkwater

Supreme Junior Small Horse Gelding Champion Harness Horse S.P. Sculptures Double Up Grandchester Views Something Braydan Train Special, Rosslyn Badcock

Reserve Champion Harness Horse Borynda Priscilla Rachel Dalrymple

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Champion Harness Horse Grandchester Views Something Special Rosslyn Badcock

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Best Presented Horse & Youth Kelsey O’Connor

Grandchester Views Something Special

LISMORE CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW Photos by Rosslyn Hogan

Winners in the Best Presented Horse & Youth Handler

Youth Handler 6-9yrs Kayler De Conti

with Little Buckes Zeplin

Champion Youth Handler Logan Mason

Champion Adult Hander Kristina Sanne with Thi Hi Simply The Best

Champion & Reserve Adult Handler Kristina Sanne & Vicki Passalaqua

Reserve Champion Miniature Filly Apoco All That Jazz

Champion & Res S/Horse Colt Wildflower MG The Artist & Sharrion Justa Nother Dollar

Champion Senior Horse Performance Tourmaline Knight Walker

with VIP Exotic Dreamer

Bill Stevenson

Fancy Dress Competitors

Fancy Dress Competitor Logan Mason VIP Exotic Dreamer

Fancy Dress Winner Kelsey O’Connor Wiru Dust Dancer

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24th June 2012, Lismore Showgrounds

Runner Up Fancy Dress Cooper O’Connor

Centaurs Madam Gwinavee

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Tiny Tot Hunter Second Place Kelsey O’Connor

Grandchester Views Something Special

Supreme Miniature Exhibit Del Equuleus Gamblers Up Town Girl Delina Garvson

Harness Horse Grandchester Views Something Special & Chris Cantrill

Fancy Dress Winner Kelsey O’Connor Wiru Dust Dancer

Champion & Res Tiny Tot Perf Kelsey O’Connor & Cooper O’Connor HORSE SOCIETY INC.

Runner Up Fancy Dress Cooper O’Connor

Centaurs Madam Gwinavee

Champion Tiny Tot Performance Kelsey O’Connor


The highest death rate for horses is in the first two days following birth so it is a critical period. Experienced owners and veterinarians describe three things that can dramatically increase your foal’s chance of survival.

The Three Ps of Young Foal Management 1. Preparation 2. Problem Recognition 3. Prompt Intervention 1. Preparation

To avoid the potential for panic should something go wrong it is best to be well prepared. A number of things can be performed before, during and immediately after birth. Before Birth  Identify high risk mares and provide appropriate veterinary care during pregnancy  Vaccinate (5th, 7th, 9th month and 30 days prior to birth) and worm the mare  Provide good nutrition to the mare (avoid fescue)  Prepare a foal emergency kit (see below)  Clean the stalls and use clean bedding materials (not sawdust)  Install a foal (birthing) monitor  Understand how to perform foal CPR (close off one nostril and breathe into the other ensuring that the lungs inflate)  Prepare a frozen colostrum bank, or the easier option  Have frozen plasma on stock  Observe the mare for colostrum leakage and vaginal discharge (signs of placentitis)  Wash down the mare’s hindquarters before delivery During Birth  Be unobtrusively present and observant during the birth process  Observe for “red bag” delivery (an emergency)  Keep and weigh the placenta (normal is 10% of foal weight – approximately 5kg) Following Birth  Call your veterinarian to ensure the foal is examined within 12-24 hours of birth  Wash down the mare’s hindquarters before suckling  Observe foal for colostrum ingestion, or the easier option  Ensure the veterinarian administers a litre of plasma  Perform an enema  Leave umbilicus intact for as long as possible. If is usually broken by the foal attempting to stand. If you must break it pull the cord apart while holding close to the abdomen AUSTRALIAN MINIATURE

 Turn out the mare and foal for one hour per day increasing per day. By 10-12 days the mare and foal can run with other mares and foals.

2. Problem Recognition

The key to problem recognition is having an understanding what is normal. The following tables provide a general guideline to normal and abnormal foal signs in the first 48 hours.

Normal Foal Signs Sign

Normal

Breathing Standing

Within 30 seconds of birth Within one hour of birth (some heavy breeds are slower) Within two hours of birth 130/minute in first hour. 95/minute up to 48 hours (at rest) 70/minute in first 10 minutes. 35/minute for first 48 hours (at rest) Black, dry & tarry stools within 12-24hrs of birth 3-5 times per hour 10% of foal weight (average is 5kg) Alert, active, suckling Straw coloured within 12hrs & every time it suckles

Suckling Pulse rate Respiratory Rate Passing of Meconium Nursing Frequency Placental Weight Behaviour Urinating

Abnormal Foal Signs Sign

What it might mean

Milk coming from nose

Sunk back

Cleft palate, risk of pneumonia, Too much milk in one session Meconium aspiration, risk of pneumonia Dummy foal (lack of oxygen during birth) Not nursing Neonatal isoerythrolysis, jaundice Septicaemia Dehydration, malnutrition or an eye problem Infection, Septicaemia Colic Sick, septicaemia Patent urachus Ruptured bladder Straining to defecate, Meconium retention Straining to urinate

Pain on breathing

Potential broken ribs

Orange fluid from nose Behavioural changes Milk on face Yellow gums Brick red gums Eyes sunken or teary Swollen Joints Bloat Weak or lethargic Urine from umbilicus Abdominal enlargement Arched back

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EWCOMER A Newcomers Perspective of AMHS!

By Maddison Morgan

Hi guys, I’m Maddison Morgan. Just to tell you a little about myself, I am from NSW. I have been showing for two years now with my best friend, Brydan Train, with the support and encouragement of my grandmother making it all possible. Brydan and I purchased our first miniatures before Christmas of 2010. Even though I only showed my little Bubby for six months, she taught me so much in a short period of time. Having been bitten by the mini bug, I bought two Harrington Park fillies and Bryden, in turn, had his little gelding that worships him. They are the perfect show team. My grandmother, who, of course, is now also addicted owns two miniatures that we show. Bryden and I attended our first AMHS show, the AMHS Christmas Show, where my black filly won her first supreme. I will never forget for as long as I live how proud I was of my little girl. Brydan and I gain a new learning experience at each AMHS show we attend, learning the importance of preparation, good sportsmanship, but best of all have found it so much fun. Bryan and I were approached by Priscilla Maher of Carousel Park to show one of her horses. This went on to become a wonderful opportunity for Brydan and myself. Our next show, the AMHS Horse of the Year State show, we were just lucky enough to take out four Supremes, two with Priscilla’s horses, and two Supremes with our own. The experience gained, and the support shown to the youth, along with the guidance and trust given to us by AMHS and Priscilla Maher has truly been a life-

Changing experience for myself and Brydan, as well as boosting our confidence. The support shown to the newcomers in this industry by the breeders has also been wonderful. I would never have competed seriously if had not been for Harrington Park and Sedona Miniatures, who not only sold me my beautiful Harrington Park horses but have continued to offer their support, help and advice along the way. Why youth should get involved I never pictured myself showing miniatures. To be honest, before buying Bubby, I didn’t see miniature horse showing as something that would be exciting. The best thing about showing miniatures is the fact I finally found something I loved to do and could see myself showing for the rest of my life. The people I have meet through showing I hope to stay friends with forever. The encouragement shown by the society to youth, the new friendships between the kids I have met and all the times we have stood around in the ring talking and waiting for our turn are all moments, I will cherish. As a newcomer, my personal perspective on showing is, at the end of the day, everyone wants to win; but if you go out with your head held high and have fun you win either way. I can defiantly say that miniatures will be with me for the rest of my life and there are so many people I could never thank enough. As the industry grows, I hope I can grow with it. I’ve been told by numerous people that youth are the future of miniatures and I strongly advise any youths out there to get out and have a go as it will change your life as it has mine and Brydan’s. Thankyou Maddison Morgan

Foals Best Start Continued from Page 25 3. Prompt Intervention

Once a problem has been identified it is always best to err on the side of caution and intervene quickly. Having an emergency foal kit available will help, as will a routine examination by your veterinarian within the first 12-24 hours of birth. It is also important to know that the biggest cause of death in foals is related to infection – through wounds, trauma, injuries and failure of passive transfer. Foals are born with an immune system that is largely a “blank slate” incapable of fighting infection and they absolutely must have colostrum, or if that fails, intravenous plasma until their own immune system matures. Colostrum provides essential infection-fighting antibodies and administration of plasma, high in antibody content and other infection-fighting agents, provides extra insurance and peace of mind. Emergency Foaling Kit Contents Item Use Umbilical Tape Tie the umbilicus if it is bleeding Antiseptic navel dip Twice daily immersion of the (not neat iodine) umbilical stump Large syringe with the Obtain colostrum from the mare end cut off & reversed Small syringe or bottle Administer colostrum to the foal with nipple

Examination gloves Large plastic bag with tie Antibiotics Enema materialsTowels Clean containers Bucket of warm water Elasticised bandage Frozen colostrum Frozen plasma Scales K-Y

Photos Above Top: Maddison Morgan. Middle: Maddison Morgan. Bottom: Bryden Train & Maddison Morgan

Handling umbilicus & placenta For keeping the placenta For administration twice daily for three days Prevention of retained meconium warm soapy water & catheter Drying the foal Collection of colostrum Cleaning of mare’s perineum & legs Tying up the placenta off the Mare’s hocks Administration to foal Administration to foal To weigh the placenta Lubrication for enema

Key Points  The highest rate of death for horses is in the first 2 days of life  The key to managing your foal through this period is: Preparation, Problem Recognition and Prompt Intervention (3Ps)  Have a Veterinarian examine your foal within 12-24 hours of birth  The biggest killer of foals relates to infection  Make sure you foal gets colostrum  Make sure your Veterinarian gives your foal plasma (stock some yourself)


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One of the highlights was the Dutch Auction held on Saturday night after our free BBQ for all Members, over 100 items up for auction with heaps of money raised for the group which will be put to good use in Victoria with new equipment, PA System with 4 Mic’s so no one should miss their classes next season, updating performance equipment as again this is one section growing at an amazing rate, with the inclusion of By Rob Lester, VIC pony trail and jumping classes this coming season it can only Hello Fellow Members, get bigger and better. Well what a busy and hectic first season we have had at AMHS, So come on all you Miniature Pony people, the shows have been growing with every Feature Championship the classes are there, now all we need is show held. you. So spread the word and the word is I thank all our Sponsors, who supported us throughout the season AMHS, “Experience the Difference”. and look forward to a continuing working relationship, because Our highpoint presentation was also without you we could not offer so much. a great hit and I congratulate all the

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A great effort by all Committee and all I can say is thanks to all the AMHS Members who gave us a go and have been coming back ever since. A great addition has been the Miniature Pony section. It has been building with every show and with the new season upon us, I can see it growing to put on a third ring. Let’s all keep our fingers crossed and please keep supporting AMHS as we are here for you the Members. In March AMHS conducted our first Victorian State Show and we put on an extensive program for Miniature, Small Horse and Miniature Pony. Record numbers entered and also record numbers of stables were hired out. It was a fantastic weekend had by all. Because of the large following supporting AMHS Victoria we put classes on for the first time on Friday, something new and we were not sure how the Members would take it.

winners, it is a credit to you all. See you all in the ring! Rob Lester Victorian State Representative

They took it very well, in fact with as I said record numbers for all three days of the State Championship Show. Trophies, Sashes, Ribbons and prizes were all fantastic and loved by all, as I am sure you would have seen on our face book pages.

A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL OUR SPONSORS AT THE 2012 JAMES & SON VICTORIAN STATE CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW JAMES & SON KNIGHTS SHARPENING KAYLEY PARK MITAVITE MINROSA ULTRABEET NUTRIMOL SHIRANNA GARLANDS KENTUCKY EQUINE RESEARCH NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK (PAKENHAM) NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK (BALLARAT) STORMS HAVEN MINIATURES TASHWOOD HORSE RUGS SILHOUETTE GARLANDS ROMANDA CREATIONS POCKET PONIES BUDGET MINIATURE HORSE GEAR DDSL PRODUCTS THE SADDLERY TRADING CO. PAKENHAM PRODUCE

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VIC HORSE OF THE YEAR, Tatura Photos by Kelly Campbell (USA) & Rebecca King.

16th March – 18th March 2012

Beautiful AMHS Award Displays

Left-Right: State Grand Champion Tiny Tot Turnout, Louis Connard. State Reserve Grand Champion Tiny Tot Turnout, Lachlan Thomas. Tiny Tot Competitor, Jaxon Scott. Best Presented Horse & Youth Handler, Sheriden Tyzzer. Youth Competitor, Cassandra Demopoulos-Rault.

Left-Right: State Grand Champion Youth Handler, Jade Butler. State Reserve Grand Champion Youth Handler, James Tyzzer. Youth Competitor, Madilyn Tyzzer. Youth Showmanship 10yr-13yrs Winner, Jordan Thomas. Youth Showmanship 9yrs & Under Winner, Lachlan Thomas.

Left-Right: State Grand Champion Youth Showmanship, Sheriden Tyzzer. State Reserve Grand Champion Youth Showmanship, Jordan Thomas. Youth Competitor, Kieron Thomas. Youth Show Jumper, Lachlan Thomas. Youth Show Jumper, Jade Butler.

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Youth Hunter Lachlan Thomas

Youth Hunter Jade Butler

Champion A/O Colt Foal/Weanling Mstque Valley Dark Nyte Sue Bardsley

Supreme A/O Miniature Horse Silver Star King Of Cool Sue Bardsley

Reserve A/O Senior Gelding Glenmar Park Kings Colour Me Magic

VIC HORSE OF THE YEAR, Tatura

Youth Hunter Kieron Thomas

Youth Hunter James Tyzzer

Youth Hunter Sheriden Tyzzer

Youth Jumper Lachlan Thomas

Reserve A/O Colt Foal/Weanling Glenrowan Rebel On Demand Mandy StClair

Reserve A/O Stallion Mt Alexander Showtime Ann Hedwards

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Oliver Galea

Ann Hedwards

Reserve A/O A/H Senior Gelding Silver Star Magnicifent Valour

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Reserve Champion A/O Colt A-One Snippets Tuxedo

Champion A/O S/H Junior Gelding Reserve A/O S/H Junior Gelding Newera First Edition Marlanoc Salt River

Supreme A/O Small Horse Exhibit Bollingbroke Inspiration Vikki Marshall

Youth Hunter Jenelle Carter

Sally Henderson

Champion A/O S/H Colt Foal Edens Enchanted Storm

Catherine Connard

Youth Hunter Madilyn Tyzzer

Champion A/O Colt Jedarras Splash Of Red

Supreme A/O Miniature Gelding Mirrindel Extreme Elegance

Merianne Young

Champion A/O S/H Filly Glenrowan RE Bella

16th March – 18th March 2012

Photos by Kelly Campbell (USA) & Rebecca King.

Brianna Whittington

Champion A/O S/H Stallion Collandie Park Jeronimo

Wendy Ahern

Sue Bardsley

Oliver Galea

Supreme A/O Small Horse Gelding Mirrindel Something Special Brianna Whittington

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LOUIS CONNARD

My First State Show Experience  By Louis Connard 

At the State Show in 2011, Louis did not show, as he felt he was too young and little to compete successfully against the older children. What a difference a year makes. With the introduction of ‘Tiny Tot” classes by AMHS Inc. and a full season of showing under his belt with AMHS Victoria, Louis was very excited about competing at the 2012 AMHS Victorian Horse of the Year State Championship Show. Tell us about your favourite horse/s:  Sweetie - she has a white mane and tail and is very quiet and she also likes to jump. I am thinking of competing in Performance Classes, especially the jumping.  Remy- he is little like me and is also very quiet.

What was your proudest moment at States? My proudest moment was on the Sunday afternoon taking my brother’s horse, which I had never handled before and competing against the big kids to win Best Presented Child Handler. Tell us what else you liked about States? I really liked sitting up in the stands and watching the horses run around in the Liberty event. I really loved the Dutch Auction on the Saturday night. I love watching the people bidding but I got tired and had to go to bed. Final Overview With the Tiny Tot classes, it gave me the confidence to try showing and now I love it.

“WATCH OUT BIG KIDS (INCLUDING WILLIAM) HERE I COME….”

What do you like most about the State Show? I like the idea of staying over for a couple of nights at the State Show.

What Training did you do leading up to States? The training that I did was going into the paddock with my big brother (William) and pretending that we were at a show, practicing workouts and standing the horses up. How did you go at the State Show? I won my Tiny Tot Turnout at the State Show.

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My First State Show Experience  By Lachlan Thomas 

What Training did you do before States? Mum trains me very hard before a big show. I have to work with my horse every day to make sure it listens to me. I have to practice my handling, making sure my horse stays beside me, then we do some jumps and then some side pass and backing to make sure he is switched on. Before we left I had to get his feet trimmed, wash him so that mum and Ashleigh could clip him and then find his rugs to put on. I then had to clean my show halter and make sure my shoes were polished. I’m lucky my mum cleans my clothes and irons them before I show otherwise I would never be ready. What did you like about States? I liked showing at the State Show because this year we showed in the kids stuff on the Friday and so we didn’t have to run from one ring to another. I think I had a good show, but even if I don’t win a class, as long as my horse behaves the way he should and I do the best I can, I am happy. What was the Funniest moment? When we tried to put the fancy dress together and it just didn’t want to stay the way we wanted.

What was your proudest moment? My proudest moment was when I competed in the Show Jumping, Six Bar and Fault and Out in the Youth Classes. I had always wanted to be able to do these classes and finally mum couldn’t say no. Final Overview I enjoyed the whole weekend as I got to spend time with my horses, family and friends that I don’t get to see any other time except at shows. But my favourite time is the kids fun classes, when we all laugh and have fun being silly with our horses, a big thank you to Kooka and Maree for making it so much fun. I hope to compete next year….


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16th March – 18th March 2012

Left-Right: State Grand Champion Youth Handler, Amber Katzer. State Reserve Grand Champion, M. Doyle. Adult Lady Handler Winner, Peta Bickford. Adult Lady Handler Runnerup, Kerralie Goggin.

Left-Right: State Grand Champion Adult Handler, Peta Bickford. State Grand Champion Colt Pony, Dee Bee Back in Black. State Reserve Grand Champion Colt, Jiminy Barnes. State Grand Champion Stallion Pony, Possum Hollow Lairds Phantom.

Supreme Miniature Pony Exhibit Dee Bee Back in Black Kerralie Goggin

Supreme Miniature Gelding Exhibit Kooka Heights Jamas Prince Charming Rob & Maree Lester

State Grand Champion Mare Wenalan Born to be a Star Peta Bickford

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Best Opposite Sex Miniature Pony Grassdale Elizabeth Taylor Emma Manning

State Grand Champion Filly Foal Kooka Heights Designer Label Rob & Maree Lester

State Grand Champion Colt Mirrindel Troubles Exception to the Rule

State Grand Champion Senior Gelding Miniature Pony, Reztak Firecracker Amber Katzer

State Reserve Grand Champion Filly Foal Kenlee Park Echo of an Angel Steve & Melitta Tyzzer

Supreme Miniature Exhibit Tiny Toy Jamiroquai Rob & Maree Lester

Diane & Danielle Cotton

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Supreme Miniature Pony Gelding Grassdale Easy Rider Emma Manning

State Grand Champion Colt Foal Kenlee Park Cavalier Steve & Melitta Tyzzer

Best Opposite Sex Exhibit Mirrindel Irresistabelle Samantha Acott


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State Reserve Grand Champion Small Horse Gelding Foal Littleton D’artagnan Cassandra Demopoulis-Rault

Supreme Youth Performance with a Small Horse Jenelle Carter

VIC HORSE OF THE YEAR, Tatura 16th March – 18th March 2012

Photos by Kelly Campbell (USA) & Rebecca King.

State Grand Champion Small Horse State Grand & Reserve Champion Gelding Foal Junior Geldings, Centaur Al Capone Kooka Heights Jamas Lord & Cranage Like My Style, Catherine & William Connard Platinum, Rob & Maree Lester

State Grand Champion Small Horse Colt Foal/Weanling Edens Enchanted Storm

State Grand Champion Small Horse Filly Glenrowan Rebels Hug Me Tight Mandy StClair

Supreme Small Horse Gelding Mirrindel Something Special Brianna Whittington

Supreme Small Horse Exhibit Shangrila BJ Simply Awesome Steve & Melitta Tyzzer

Wendy Ahern

SENIOR & JUNIOR SOUTHERN SPECTACULAR SHOW - SUNDAY

Supreme Senior Miniature Gelding Kooka Heights Jamas Prince Charming Rob & Maree Lester

Supreme Senior Miniature Daanmor Kings Exclusive Design Miranda Morris

Best Presented Senior Horse & Youth William Connard

Champion Senior Mare Daanmor Kings Exclusive Design

Champion Senior Stallion Silver Star King of Cool

Champion Veteran Stallion & Best Opposite Sex Exhibit Tiny Toy Jamiroquai

Sue Bardsley

Miranda Morris

Rob & Maree Lester

Samantha Acott

Supreme Senior Small Horse Gelding Mirrindel Something Special

Champion Senior Small Horse Stallion Kooka Heights Sir Pallidon

Champion Youth Handler William Connard

Reserve Champion Youth Handler Cassandra Demopoulis-Rault

Champion Adult Handler Catherine Connard

Supreme Senior Small Horse Mirrindel Arabella

Brianna Whittington

Champion Senior Miniature Gelding Reserve Champion Senior Gelding Kooka Heights Jamas Prince Glenmar Park Kings Color Me Magic Merianne Young Charming Rob & Maree Lester

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Champion Adult Learner Handler with Senior Horse Oliver Galea

Brianna Whittington

Fancy Dress - Avatar Cassandra Demopoulis-Rault

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Junior JuniorHorse HorseTrophy/Sash Trophy/Sash Award Award Display Display

Champion ChampionAdult AdultLearner Learner Handler Handlerwith withJunior Junior Horse Horse Oliver OliverGalea Galea

V IIC H OR RS SE EO OF FT TH HE EY YE EA AR R,, TTaattuurraa V C H O Photos by Kelly Campbell (USA) & Rebecca King. 16 March – 18 March 2012 Photos by Kelly Campbell (USA) & Rebecca King.

Reserve Handler Reserve Champion Champion Youth Youth Handler with Junior Horse with Junior Horse Cassandra Cassandra Demopoulis-Rault Demopoulis-Rault

Supreme Supreme Junior Junior Miniature Miniature Gelding Gelding Exhibit Exhibit Kenlee Jack Kenlee Park Park Cadillac Cadillac Jack Madilyn Madilyn Tyzzer Tyzzer

Champion Youth Youth Handler Handlerwith with Champion Junior Horse Junior Horse Jade Butler Butler Jade

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BestPresented PresentedYouth Youthwith with Best JuniorHorse Horse Junior LouisConnard Connard Louis

Supreme Junior Junior Small SmallHorse Horse Best BestJunior JuniorSmall SmallHorse HorseClassic ClassicTrot Trot Supreme Gelding KookaHeights HeightsJamas JamasLord LordPlatinum Platinum Gelding Kooka Mirrindel Wheelin Wheelin‘N’ ‘N’Dealin Dealin Rob&&Maree MareeLester Lester Mirrindel Rob Gaye Longley Longley Gaye

THE THE ADVENTURES ADVENTURES OF

MINXY & JINXY ItIt all all started started out out at at the the Vic Vic Golden Golden Buckle Buckle Show Show when when “Minxy” “Minxy” made made his his first first appearance in in the the fun fun filled filled appearance Adult Fancy Fancy Dress Dress Class. Class. Adult Needlessto tosay say “Minxy” “Minxy” was was aa Needless huge hit with the crowd, as he he huge hit with the crowd, as paraded his his magical magical unicorn unicorn paraded around the the arena arena while while around sprinkling magic magic fairy fairy dust dust to to sprinkling wish us us all all good good luck luck for for the the wish restof ofthe theyear. year. rest Atour our end end of of season season Hi Hi Points Points At Award Day Day and and Breakup Breakup party party Award “Minxy” was was unable unable to to attend attend “Minxy” due to prior media due to prior media commitments, so to not commitments, so to not disappoint he sent in his twin disappoint he sent in his twin sister “Jinxy” “Jinxy” on on his his behalf behalf so so sister everyone could could start start the the day day everyone off with a bit of fun and off with a bit of fun and laughter(definitely (definitely was…). was…). laughter

Well Well needless to say “Jinxy” was was as big a hit as “Minxy” (even (even without the magical unicorn & fairy dust!!!!) So to unicorn honour “Minxy’s” previous honour Fancy Dress achievements, we Fancy auctioned off for fun a signed auctioned poster of “Minxy” along with a poster few other goodies which was a few huge crowd pleaser….. huge

“Jinxy” “Jinxy” auctioning auctioningoff off“Minxy’s” “Minxy’s”Photo Photofor foraa“fun” “fun”fundraiser… fundraiser…

On behalf of AMHS, we’d like On to say a HUGE thank you to to “Minxy” & “Jinxy” for “Minxy” brightening our day at both of brightening these events, events, as as you these you both both bought so much fun bought so much fun and and laughter to to all all who who were laughter were lucky lucky enough to to be be around around and enough and get get involved with the lighter involved with the lighter side side of participating participating in in these of these fun time classes…. fun time classes…. xoxo xoxo

“Minxy” “Minxy” & & his his Magical Unicorn Magical Unicorn in in Adult Adult Fancy Fancy Dress Dress


VICTORIAN HI POINT AWARDS

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VIC NEWS

2011-2012 Show Season Hi Point Award Winners

August 2011 – March 2012

Congratulations to all our Victorian Hi Point Winners…

Hi Point Fancy Dress “The Solider”

Lachlan Thomas

Hi Point Adult Learner Handler

Samantha Acott

Hi Point Youth Showmanship 9yrs & Under

Lachlan Thomas

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Hi Point Youth Handler 9yrs & Under

Hi Point Youth Handler 10yrs – 13yrs

Lachlan Thomas

Hi Point Adult Handler

William Connard

Catherine Connard

Hi Point Youth Showmanship 10yrs – 13yrs

Jordan Thomas

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Hi Point Newcomer Show Jumper

Rachel Carpenter

Hi Point Youth Showmanship 14yrs – 17yrs

Sheriden Tyzzer

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Hi Point Youth Handler 14yrs – 17yrs

Sheriden Tyzzer

Hi Point Newcomer Performance

Merianne Young

Hi Point Youth Performance

Jordan Thomas


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VICTORIAN HI POINT AWARDS 2011-2012 Show Season Hi Point Award Winners

August 2011 – March 2012

Hi Point Miniature Horse Foal/Weanling Filly

Hi Point Miniature Horse Foal/Weanling Colt

Hi Point Miniature Horse Yearling Filly

Steve & Melitta Tyzzer

Steve & Melitta Tyzzer

Steve & Melitta Tyzzer

Kenlee Park Echo of an Angel

Hi Point Miniature Horse 2yr Old Filly

Mirrindel Irresistabelle Samantha Acott

Hi Point Miniature Horse Yearling Colt

Mirrindel Troubles Exception to the Rule, Diane & Danielle Cotton

Kenlee Park Cavalier

Hi Point Miniature Horse 3yr Old Mare

Hi Point Miniature Horse 4yrs & Over Mare

Miranda Morris

Miranda Morris

Daanmor Kings Exclusive Design

Daanmor Neoka's Enchantment

Hi Point Miniature Horse 2yr Old Colt

Hi Point Miniature Horse 4yrs & Over Stallion

Diana & Gerald Trainor

Rob & Maree Lester

Shangrila SE Striker

Hi Point Miniature Horse Yearling Gelding

Hi Point Miniature Horse 2yr Old Gelding

Madilyn Tyzzer

Helen Thomas

Kenlee Park Cadillac Jack

Kenlee Park Juliette

Neehi Park Top of the Town

Tiny Toy Jamiroquai

Hi Point Miniature Horse 3yr Old Gelding

Kooka Heights Jamas Prince Charming Rob & Maree Lester


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VIC NEWS

Hi Point Miniature Pony Filly

Kimmini Royal Gift Leanne Williams

Hi Point Miniature Pony Stallion

Wooloo Golden Josh Kirsty Beattie

VICTORIAN HI POINT AWARDS 2011-2012 Show Season Hi Point Award Winners

Hi Point Miniature Pony Mare

Hi Point Miniature Pony Colt

Emma Manning

Leanne Williams

Grassdale Elizabeth Taylor

Jiminy Barnse

Hi Point Miniature Pony Gelding

Hi Point Small Horse Yearling Colt

Karen Hendley

Miranda Morris

Ananaka Lodge Royal Jackpot

Hi Point Small Horse 2yr Old Colt

Hi Point Small Horse 4yrs & Over Stallion

Tiffany Granger

Brianna Whittington

Shangrila Poised to Win

August 2011 – March 2012

Kooka Heights Sir Pallidon

Daanmor Egyptian Wizard

Hi Point Small Horse Yearling Filly

Wildflower Destiny's Tru Love Kay Burke & Luke Perrin

Hi Point Small Horse 4yrs & Over Mare

Little TC's Anastasia Sally Henderson

Hi Point Small Horse 2yr Old Filly

Hi Point Small Horse 3yr Old Mare

Kay Burke & Luke Perrin

Samantha Acott

Wildflower Troubles Miss Behavin

Mirrindel Arabella


We ask some top Showies “What’s your Secret?” to help other Members in the Show Ring…

SHOW PREPARATION TIPS

 After you have bathed your pony/horse, most people scrap them down and then towel off. What I do is to use a large car chamois, wipe it over them, ring out, do a bit more and ring out again. By the time you have done all over, the pony is pretty much dry or close to it.  Most people wipe a sheepskin mitt over their horse/pony just before going in the ring. Yes, they work but better still is a household dusting cloth. Not sure what they call them but they are a funny material and when you wipe over your pony it grabs any dust or little hairs or anything on the coat and leaves the coat squeaky clean and shiny. You can buy them from the $2 shop and at the end of the day just pop in the wash.  After you have done your full body clip, mix up some Alpha Keri moisturizing oil (about a one second squirt in to a 250ml spray bottle with some water) and spray all you’re your horse’s body, Do this daily and brush through or massage in to skin for the first week to ten days .It keeps the skin nice and supple. Thank you Leanne Williams (Kimmini Stud, Bendigo)  For horses and ponies with very thin tails, the best way to promote a healthy thick and long tail is to wash and condition the tail, then wrap and plait the tail and leave it alone. If you do this through the winter or from the end of one show season to the start of another, you will be amazed at how much tail your horse will have. This works even for the appys, well known for not having much tail at all. Do this and your horse will have a beautiful thick and long tail in no time. Thank you Angela Watkins (Storms Haven Mini Wear, Vic)  Sunlight soap or Sunlight dishwashing liquid will strip green stains and smudges from white tails, bodies and legs.  To remove yellow urine stains from white tails use fresh lemon juice. Leave in for at least 30 minutes then wash and condition as usual. Thank you Tracey Filicietti, NSW  Always ensure you balance your Show Horse's feed with the correct proportions of ALL food groups. When showing, lay off the show sheen and colour enhancements. A healthy coat colour and shine comes from the INSIDE just as much as from the outside. Thank you Rebecca Harper, QLD Here is a great show tip for competitors whose horse has a scar or white mark made from rug-rubbing. It can be difficult to find the right colour make-up to cover the blemish. I find that the cheap Nugget found in Safeway supermarket will cover just about anything and it’s really cheap. Nugget comes in black, brown, beige and white and costs around 90 cents for a small tub. By mixing a few different combinations you can come very close, if not perfect, to the colour you need to cover up. Then just paint it on the area and blend it in. I had a palomino with a dreadful white line in front where the rug clip would rub. By using beige and dark brown I mixed them together on a little paint pallet and covered the mark with great success. Hope people find this helpful. Thank you Artemis Demopoulis-Rault, VIC

The simplest way to remove knots from your horse’s mane and tail is to pour some baby oil on the knot and rub into the hair. Then brush with a stiff brush, starting at the bottom. Knots come straight out. Thank you Janeane McConnell, VIC How about teaching a foal to tie up first before leading? It will teach them to deal with themselves and pressure so they are less inclined to fight you when leading. NB Do not tie up your foal and leave unattended (less is more). Ten minutes is long enough. Thank you Melissa Sticklen, QLD

HALTER SHOWING AND TRAINING

I hope I can help you with a few quick tips on training and showing your miniature horse.  Never try to teach your horse too much at one time.  The secret is short bursts and many of them. Don't be discouraged if they won't do what you want after 5 minutes, it’s like fine wine it takes time, time and more time.  Teach your horse to walk first and stay with that until you are happy with your horse walking on command then move to other commands, trot, stand, stretch and so on.  Talk to your horse and let them know what you want them to do. Don't just expect them to guess what you are trying to do.

SHOWRING TIPS

 Always show respect to the Judge, Stewards and most of all other Competitors.  Show attire should be as well dressed as possible.  Good fitting clothes are a must.  Be confident in the ring put your best foot forward, listen to the Judge, if you’re not sure of the workout ask again before you start. Don't bother asking half way through your workout. Remember you are always on show from the time you are waiting outside the ring till you are leaving the ring. See future issues of Stable Talk for what I call the “1% Difference”, it can make all the difference in the show ring. I always say “a good handler can sometimes be the difference between winning and losing”. If you have a question about showing please “Ask the Trainer” (refer below) and we will try & help. So until next issue see you in the show ring. Thankyou Rob Lester, Kooka Heights Miniature Horses Note From the Editor: With so many new Members joining AMHS each month, I’d like to start up a regular “Ask the Trainer” Feature to accompany our “Stable Talk” Anything you would like to know or are unsure of, please send in your questions to: admin@amhs.com.au with “Ask the Trainer” as the subject line and we will organise an answer t o your query & feature it in the next issue of Elite Magazine to help others. If you have ideas on other articles you would like to see included in Elite Magazine please make sure you also send them in as I’d love to hear from you!


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VICTORIAN HI POINT AWARDS 2011-2012 Show Season Hi Point Award Winners

August 2011 – March 2012

Hi Point Small Horse Yearling Gelding

Hi Point Small Horse 2yr Old Gelding

Hi Point Small Horse 3yr Old Gelding

Rob & Maree Lester

Catherine Connard

Miranda Morris

Kooka Heights Jamas The Du-Fuss

Cranage Like My Style

Hi Point Small Horse 4yrs & Over Gelding

Hi Point Junior Small Horse Performance

Brianna Whittington

Tiffany Granger

Mirrindel Something Special

Shangrila Poised to Win

Atlanta Thunderstruck

Hi Point Junior Miniature Performance

All Star A-One Snippets Tuxedo Oliver Galea

Hi Point Senior Miniature Performance

Hi Point Senior Miniature Show Jumper

Hi Point Senior Small Horse Performance

Martine Melton

Craig & Jenny Meade

Steve & Melitta Tyzzer

Storybook Mighty Mouse

Hi Point Senior Small Horse Show Jumper

Shangrila BJ Simply Awesome Steve & Melitta Tyzzer

Mirrindel Petit Garcon

Hi Point Harness Horse

Korizma Dynamite Lad Angela Watkins

Shangrila BJ Simply Awesome

We can’t thank our Members enough for all your support, hard work and dedication to AMHS and our Events over the past season. We appreciate every one of our Members as without you we wouldn’t have the most prestigious Miniature Horse Society Australia has ever seen. We aim to continue providing you with the highest level of events Australia wide over many years to come. HUGE Congratulations to all our 2011-2012 Victorian AMHS Hi Point Award Winners. The 2011 -2012 Honour Roll Award, Overall Winners are featured on the last page of the Victorian Hi Point Award Feature. Congratulations to all…..


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Hi Point Honour Roll - Overall Tiny Tot

Hi Point Honour Roll - Overall Youth

L-R (R.Lester, L.Thomas & D.Trainor)

L-R (R.Lester, M.Tyzzer & D.Trainor)

Lachlan Thomas

Sheriden Tyzzer

Hi Point Honour Roll - Overall Miniature Gelding

Hi Point Honour Roll - Overall Small Horse

L-R (R.Lester, M.Tyzzer & D.Trainor)

L-R (R.Lester, B.Whittington & D.Trainor)

Kenlee Park Cadillac Jack

August 2011 – March 2012

Hi Point Honour Roll - Overall Miniature

Mirrindel Troubles Exception to the Rule L-R (R.Lester, D. Cotton, D.Cotton & D.Trainor)

Kooka Heights Sir Pallidon

Hi Point Honour Roll - Overall S/Horse Gelding

Kooka Heights Jamas The Du-Fuss L-R (C.Meade, R.&M.Lester & D.Trainor)

Hi Point Honour Roll – Overall Miniature Pony

Hi Point Honour Roll – Overall Mini Performance

Hi Point Honour Roll – Overall S/H Performance

L-R (R.Lester, C.Meade & D.Trainor)

L-R (R.Lester, J.Meade & D.Trainor)

L-R (R.Lester, S.Tyzzer & D.Trainor)

Grassdale Elizabeth Taylor

Mirrindel Petit Garcon

Shangrila BJ Simply Awesome

A HUGE thank you to all of our Members for supporting AMHS and a big thank you to all of our Committee’s. Without the hard work and dedication from all our volunteer Committee Members, AMHS would not be known as the most prestigious Miniature Horse Society we have ever seen. THANK YOU to everyone who helps behind the scenes as your contributions are greatly appreciated and we look forward to working with you all again over many more years to come! AMHS Experience the Difference….


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AGM MEETING

llowing Just a reminder that our first AGM Meeting will be held on Friday the 30th November at Ciloms Airport Lodge, 398 Melrose Drive, Tullamarine, Victoria. Starting time will be 7.00pm. All Members are welcome to attend as we would love to have you involved and helping out with AMHS Inc. Any Special Resolutions need to be in by the advertised date (a letter has been sent to all Members) regarding the AGM Meeting.

SPECIAL AD DEALS Also a quick reminder that we still have the following Advertising Deals:

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We are now at the time of re-electing our Queensland State Committee’s. If you would like to get involved, please complete a nomination form (online) by the advertised due date, we really need more help from our Members in all areas. We would also like to invite any that would like to get involved at Committee tos Members etc) level, either State or National to please contact us as we edition are always looking for more people to help with all the Shows behind the scenes running of things with AMHS. We have a number of State Committee’s that have positions success vacant, we need more help on the ground in these area’s hotos & so all the work is not left to one or two people. hat you Please make sure you contact the relevant Rep in your make area to express your interest in joining State level as we would love to have you on board… Page 52

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This is an amazing price to start promoting your Stud while supporting your Society. Please remember that we have already started on Issue 5 of Elite, so if you would like to take advantage of either of these two fantastic deals, please contact our Editor: admin@amhs.com.au

ELITE ISSUE 5 REMINDER

Please send in your photos (foal brag, show photos etc) to go in our Fifth Issue of Elite Magazine. In this edition we will be covering a number of Championship Shows that have just kicked off for another season. Remember, we want to also help celebrate your success throughout the year, so please send in your photos & stories of how you went at any AMHS Event, what you liked and whatever thoughts you have on how to make this next year even bigger and better. HORSE SOCIETY INC.

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