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    Australian Draught Horse Stud Book Society  


Sydney and Southern Districts Branch Group



So What is an Australian Draught Horse?




Do I need an Australian Draught horse to participate in Sydney and Southern Districts Branch? No, any horse is fine! Or join as a social member......







October 2007 News


A small but interesting horse free meeting was had on Sunday 28th October. Alan Shaw brought a bevvy of photo albums which was both nostalgic and informative.


The website was briefly discussed, and it was agreed that expanding the information using this media would be helpful to attract new memberships and continuing classification of horses. It was concluded that information about the process involved in classification, and attaining judging qualifications would be a useful inclusion. In addition, a list of officially endorsed and qualified judges and classifiers would be maintained in order to facilitate this. Obtaining a copy of the ADH studbook was also mooted as an important step forward in promoting the breed. As there is a Federal Meeting on 4th November this request will be passed on beyond the club level.


An end of year gathering is currently being planned - Sunday 25 November (to be confirmed) at Macquarie Arms, Thompson Square, Windsor. Bring a Kriskringle gift to the value of $5.  


The new year is approaching and some dates for upcoming shows and training days were discussed. At present, Luddenham Ag Show is due to run Feb 9-10, and Hawkesbury on 11-13 April.Both shows have a good draught program (including prize money) which, horse population health willing, we will endeavour to patronise. Training days are being booked for 24 February 2008 and 27 April 2008 to enable pre show practice. Further show dates are posted at http://www.agshowsnsw.org.au/.






September 2007 News


The club and social day was held on Sunday 26th August at Luddenham Showground, Campbell Street Luddenham with much success. Due to lockdown subsequent to Equine Influenza outbreaks, no horses were permitted however that did not stop some 26 people from coming along and sharing some stories, watching some old video footage, enjoying a good feed and enjoying the warm sunny day.

During the meeting the topic of website was raised. While a proper website is prepared, this temporary site will be maintained with important dates, results, internet links and classifieds.





 August 2007 News


Drizzle and cold weather was not enough to put a dampener on our first club get-together at the Luddenham Showground this year. Almost 30 people came on the day; existing members, new members and people interested in finding out about our club. We had some new members sign up to the Sydney and Southern Branch, enquiries about horse classification, and we sold a bit of ADHSBS merchandise too.

Six people brought their horses, which was a good effort. Amongst the horses we had a registered Australian Draught, a mare from Clydesdale Rescue, a Haflinger and a young Shire stallion. They were black, bay, chestnut and buckskin, short and tall, which goes to show you don’t have to have a certain type of horse to come along and have fun driving over bridges, around witches hats and around the log snig course.

Lunch was served under the shelter of a covered picnic area, appropriately decorated with old horse drawn winkers and harness, and old pieces of Australian memorabilia. Morning and afternoon tea were a treat to the tastebuds thanks to the many people who brought nibblies and biscuits, and who had been busy in their kitchens making a great selection of homemade slices and cakes.

Thankyou to everyone who helped organise the event and those who braved the drizzle to come along. Thanks also to Dianne who made and donated a selection of jams for the lucky door prize.



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New members are always welcome whether or not you have a horse. Please join us in training exercises, exhibiting, bring and buy, sharing stories or a drink or two. For further information on joining the Southern Branch, as a social or active member please contact:


      President                  Kimberley Hill             0417 787247

      Vice President          Alan Shaw                 02 4571 1743

      Secretary                 Christine Sercome     02 4567 1153

      Treasurer                 Prue McPhail              0415 880936




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