Sunny River Australian Stock Horses


News


 
Sunnyriver Raven - Sold
05/08/18


Sunnyriver Raven has moved onto a great new home with a campdrafting & challenge competitor. 



Sunnyriver Ambition - Sold
05/07/18


Our sweet chestnut filly Sunnyriver Ambition has been SOLD with a future in campdrafting to a consistent campdrafting competitor.
We will look forward to watching this lovely filly under saddle and at ASH events, challenges and drafting/working cattle.




Foal News for 2017
10/11/17


We have two lovely colt foals arrive safely this 2017 foal season.

Our good old girl Glen Lee Rivoli Swallow-HSH had a bay colt on 8th October by multi winning campdraft and show sire Mister Hyde-HSH that we have named Sunnyriver Medallion.
A full brother to Sunnyriver Rebellion-HSH.  Medallion has classic ASH working bloodlines and looks the goods so far!  Fingers crossed he turns out as good as his brother!

Nevafail Trinity-LH foaled a lovely chestnut colt on 10th November by Green Gully Rolex-HSH and he looks the image of his sire!  We have named this foal Sunnyriver Solitude, he is very friendly and quite a curious little guy.  Again with working bloodlines he will be one to watch mature!




ASHS SA Management Council High Point Awards 2017
20/08/17


The Sunny River horses received recognition a the ASHS SA Management Council State High Point Awards for this year.

Sunnyriver Rebellion-HSH was placed 3rd overall in the Show Horse section & also the Performance Horse section amongst some great competition.

Sunnyriver Iconic-HSH was Reserve Champion Young Horse for the year and received a lovely embroidered rug for his efforts, which was a lovely prize to win. 

Thank you to the ASHS SA State Management Council for providing such a great incentive for ASHS Members in SA.




ASHS SA Central Branch Annual High Point Awards
18/06/17


The Sunny River horses did very well at the ASHS SA Central Branch 2016/17 High Point Awards today.

Sunnyriver Rebellion-HSH won the ASHLA High Point and the Lochinvar Gelding High Point Trophies as well as being Runner Up Overall Rannock Trophy Winner.

Sunnyriver Iconic-HSH was Runner Up First Season Trophy  and Runner Up Memphis Park Young Horse Trophy Winner.

Both our boys excelled this season and we were very appreciative of the rewards for their efforts with the lovely trophies we took home and congratulate all other place getters from this show season.




Sunnyriver Playtime - HSH SOLD
17/04/17


Another Sunny River horse is off to a new forever home today!
We congratulate Molly and Ned on the purchase of the beautiful yearling Sunnyriver Playtime - HSH.
We will look forward to seeing him out and about competing in challenge events in the future once he matures and is educated under saddle.





2017 Royal Adelaide Autumn Breed Show
02/04/17


This year we took only the one young horse Sunnyriver Iconic - HSH to the Royal Adelaide Autumn Breed Show and had a great day catching up with friends and competitors between events.
We were very proud of how this young horse has matured in the last 12 months under saddle.

 Sunnyriver Iconic - HSH

1st - Led ASH Gelding 2 - 3 years old
1st - Stockmans Turnout 
1st - Ridden ASH Colt, Filly or Gelding under 3yrs.
1st - Working ASH Colt, Filly or Gelding under 3yrs.




Australian National Saddle Horse - National High Point Awards 2016
01/03/17


Sunnyriver Rebellion received Top Ten recognition in the Open Performance section of the ANSA National High Point Awards for 2016.  This was a nice achievement to receive after attending a few shows only following his time out due to injury and was confirmation that we have him back on track for future competitions.



2017 ASHS SA State Futurity & Maturity Show
12/02/17


We entered the one horse only, Sunnyriver Iconic, in the SA State Futurity & Maturity Show this year, as we were busy with the running of this event, so time was limited coming into the show.
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Sunnyriver Iconic placed 2nd in the 3 year old Futurity and worked well under saddle and I could not have been more pleased with him with his working and hack work outs.  He still has a lot more maturing to do and is turning out to be a lovely soft ride and responsive to aids.  So Iconic is on track to be another lovely working horse for us with a future to working, challenge and campdraft events.




2016 Adelaide Royal Autumn Breed Show
03/04/16


We took our two younger horses to the Royal Adelaide Autumn Breed Show and the results show we had a successful day in the placings with each class.  Chook rode Sunnyriver Timex - HSH in her first ever Stockmans Turnout and had a ball.  It was also the first big show that Sunnyriver Iconic - HSH had attended and took in the big atmosphere of the show grounds.

Sunnyriver Timex - HSH

2nd - Led Gelding 2 - 3 years 
2nd - Stockmans Turnout
3rd -  Ridden Colt, Filly or Gelding 3yrs & Under
3rd - Working Colt, Filly or Gelding 3yrs & Under

Sunnyriver Iconic - HSH
1st - Best Presented ASH any age (in a huge class too)
3rd - Led Gelding 2 - 3 years





SA State Futurity & Maturity Show 2016
13/02/16


We took young horses, Sunnyriver Timex and Sunnyriver Iconic to the ASHS SA State Futurity and Maturity Show held at Lucindale in the South East of SA and were very pleased with the results from both horses as both being in the ribbons!

Sunnyriver Timex - HSH competed in the SA State 3yr old Futurity (Led, Hack & Working Sections) with Stacey Smith riding him throughout a consistent led and ridden performance and placed 2nd Overall in good competition with interstate ASHS Judges from Qld. 

Sunnyriver Iconic - HSH was recently broken in by Stacey Smith of Nevafail Perfomance Horses and this was his first ever outing and show.  We could not have been happier how this lovely horse presented himself and performed at his very first ever event.  Beautifully ridden by Stacey throughout the competition, Sunnyriver Iconic was placed 1st Overall in the SA State 2yr Old Futurity after both led and hack workouts!   We received a beautiful green and gold rug and sash as the winner and thank sponsors from Glenfield ASH Stud for their support and prizes.

This confirms what type we are breeding, a nice Australian Stock Horse type with the good looks, presence and ability for the show ring, yet with working blood to capture athletic ability and what you want in a cattle working horse.

We were thrilled to see both our horses come home in the placings in both age groups at State Level with such good local competition!




More Foal News for 2015
29/11/15


Nevafail Trinity has birthed her first foal, a sweet chestnut filly with a white star, which we have named Sunnyriver Ambition, by Green Gully Rolex on 29th November.  With great working bloodlines, we are very pleased to have this filly arrive safely.

Amber is already very curious and growing daily and keeping us amused with her antics, we will be watching her development and growth into a mature horse.  

Foals are such time wasters.. we could watch them play all day..




Foal News for 2015
24/10/15


Glen Lee Rivoli Swallow - HSH has had a beautiful bay colt by Green Gully Rolex - HSH at 9.30pm on 24th October.
Sunnyriver Playtime - HSH, is very well put together with strong working bloodlines he is sure to impress.  He has a super laid back temperament, just like his full brothers Sunnyriver Timex -HSH and Sunnyriver Iconic - HSH and he will be for sale upon weaning.  

We will watch with interest as he grows and develops.




ASHS SA Central Branch High Point Awards for 2014/15
28/06/15


The ASHS SA Central Branch High Point Awards were presented at Crafers after the past years competitions at ASH High Point Shows.

We were extremely pleased with the following category wins by Sunnyriver Rebellion - HSH in his first year out in the open age group classes.  This horse is a fun horse to ride and consistently in the placings and we look forward to more competitions with him in future.

Winner of The Rannock Trophy for SACB High Point Ridden Horse of the Year 
Winner of The Lochinvar Gelding Trophy for ASH Geldings in led and ridden competition.
Winner of ASHLA Trophy with F Green for all Australian Stock Horse Ladies Association classes.

Thank you to the following sponsors of theses awards:
SA Central Branch ASHS, Lorraine Micke and Friends of Rannock.




ASHS National ASHLA High Point Awards 2014
13/06/15


Sunnyriver Rebellion - HSH once again claimed the ASHLA National Overall High Point Gelding of the Year Award for the second year running along with being Runner Up Versatility High Point Award Winner at the recent 2014 ASHLA High Point Awards held in Adelaide in June 2015.

We were very please to have been honoured once again in such top competition with over 70 entries in the National high point awards overall. 
Well done to my favourite 4 year old little bay horse by Mister Hyde out of Glen Lee Rivoli Swallow.




2015 Autumn Royal Breed Show
29/03/15


We took both Sunnyriver Timex and Sunnyriver Rebellion to the 2015 Royal Autumn Breed Show and we were pleased to take home ribbons in the following events. Both horses worked nicely and handled the big event atmosphere well.  They are both now out for a deserved break over winter, as this was the final ASH show for the season.

Sunnyriver Timex
1st ASH Led Gelding 3yrs and Under sponsored by Moot Yang Gunya ASH 
Reserve Champion ASH Gelding Overall 

Sunnyriver Rebellion
3rd ASHLA sponsored by Aust Stock Horse Ladies Association
1st Stockmans Turnout sponsored by Ranges Country Clothing
2nd Working ASH 4yrs and under sponsored by SE of SA Branch ASHS




SA State Futurity & Maturity Show 2015
22/03/15


Sunnyriver Rebellion  competed in his 4yr Old Maturity in 2015 at the ASH State Show with the following results.
4yr old Led Section: 3rd
4yr old Hack Section: 2nd
4yr old Working Section: 3rd
3rd Overall placing in 4yr Old Maturity.

Sunnyriver Timex competed in his first event under saddle at the State Show in the 2yr Old Futurity, after being broken in a few weeks earlier with the following results.
2yr old Led Section: 2nd
2yr old Hack Section: 2nd
2nd Overall placing in 2yr Old Futurity.




Australian National Saddle Horse - National High Point Awards 2014
07/02/15


Glen Lee Rivoli Reaction winner of ANSA National Campdrafting Award!

Reaction was successful to win the Campdrafting High Point of the Australian National Saddle Horse Association National High Point Awards for 2014 and received a beautifully embroidered rug for his efforts.
My favourite boy is such a great horse to ride and we have so much fun competing with him.. Reaction will get extra carrots tonight thats for sure!
Thank you ANSA!




ASHS SA State Management Council - State High Point Awards 2013/14
12/07/14


Sunnyriver Rebellion again proved his consistency under saddle as a 3 year old and was awarded the following State High Point Awards by the ASHS SA State Management Council.

Overall winner of ASH Working Horse Trophy State High Point
Overall winner of ASH Young Horse Trophy State High Point

We were the recipient of a beautiful new rug embroidered with the winning high point places and his name on it! A lovely reward for the effort and joy this horse has been to compete on during the last show season.




ASHS SA Central Branch High Point Awards for 2013/14
28/06/14


Sunnyriver Rebellion was successful in his campaign as a 3 year old in Australian Stock Horse Branch Competitions this last season and was awarded the following High Point Trophies at the SA Central Branch presentation for his efforts in both led and ridden classes:

Winner of the Rannock Ridden High Point Horse of the Year Trophy - for open highest scoring of points under saddle.
Winner of the Sunnyriver ASHLA Trophy - in all ASHLA classes only.
Winner of the First Season Trophy - for first full season under saddle.
Winner of the Memphis Park Young Horse Trophy - for young horses 3yrs and under only.




Australian Stock Horse Ladies Association - National High Point Awards 2013
01/06/14


Sunnyriver Rebellion - HSH had a very successful ASH campaign in 2013 and we were very pleasantly surprised to have achieved the following awards at the ASHLA Annual General Meeting held in Hobart in June 2014.

Runner Up - High Point ASH Hack 2013
Winner - High Point Gelding 2013
Winner - Senior High Point 2013
Winner - Versatility High Point 2013
Overall Winner - 2013 National High Point 

Sunnyriver Rebellion has been a delight to ride and compete as a 3 year old and we continue to educate and enjoy working with this lovely horse and look forward to what the future brings with him. 




2014 ASHS SA State Futurity & Maturity Show
26/04/14


Sunnyriver Rebellion contested the 3 year old Futurity held at Naracoorte in the States South East against strong SA competition with his results shown below.

3yr Old Futurity Led Section - 3rd Place
3yr Old Futurity Hack Section - 2nd Place
3yr Old Futurity Working Section - 1st Place
Overall 3yr Old Futurity Winner - Sunnyriver Rebellion

Rebellion is now having a break over winter as a reward for his efforts during the past show season, he has consistently worked and been placed in most competitions.  He has now won his Yearling, 2yr Old and 3yr Old Futurities and we look forward to an exciting future with this horse!




2014 Adelaide Royal Autumn Breed Show
24/03/14


Sunnyriver Rebellion competed at the Adelaide Royal Autumn Breed Show and had fantastic results! 

Rebellion not only competed in his age group classes, but also against older more experience horses and earned placings in all classes that he was entered.  We are very happy with the temperament and attitude to work that Rebellion has, he is such a joy to ride.
  • Best Presented Led ASH - 1st Place
  • Led ASH Gelding 2-3yrs old - 1st Place
  • Champion Led ASH Gelding
  • Supreme Champion Led ASH Exhibit
  • ASHLA - 2nd Place
  • Stockmans Turnout - 3rd Place
  • Ridden Colt, Gelding or Filly 3yrs & under - 1st Place
  • Working Colt, Gelding or Filly 3yrs & under - 1st Place
  • ASH Station / Utility Horse - =3rd Place 




Australian Stock Horse Society National Show 3rd-8th March 2014
08/03/14


We took Sunnyriver Rebellion to the Australian Stock Horse Society National Show in Tamworth in March 2014 and what an experience!

Following the 19 hour journey to NSW, Rebellion competed in the 3yr old Futurity (Led, Hack, Working & Time Trial Sections to be contested)with over 100 entries in the age group!  He performed very well and took in the atmosphere and event that is the ASHS National Show all in his stride.    Our best performance throughout the Show classes and 3yr old Futurity was the ASHLA class with Rebellion completing a super workout and being placed less than 10 points behind the winner!  We were very pleased with this outcome as he was one of the youngest horses in the class. 

Being able to ride with and compete against some of the best Australian stock horses and riders in Australia on a horse that I had bred, ridden and trained myself was certainly a dream come true.




Australian National Saddle Horse - National High Point Awards 2013
01/01/14


Glen Lee Rivoli Reaction -HSH - Runner Up Hi-Point Campdrafting 
Top 10 Open Sport Horse
Sunnyriver Rebellion- HSH - Top Ten Open Performance Horse

We were delighted with the results from our Sunnyriver Team in ANSA, as it had been an additional class to our ASH events at shows and again be recognised for consistency.




Foal News for 2013!
20/11/13


Our favourite mare Glen Lee Rivoli Swallow has produced another fine looking bay colt foal (HSH - Sunnyriver Iconic) on November 20th, by Green Gully Rolex, he has traditional working stock horse bloodlines.

With a great temperament that is just like his full brother HSH - Sunnyriver Timex, we are very pleased with this new addition to our team!




ASHS SA State Management Council - State High Point Awards 2012/13
13/07/13


Super State Season from the Sunnyriver Team!

The ASHS SA State Management Council High Point Awards were presented at Keith with the Sunny River Team having a very successful year of competition.  
We were very pleased and proud of our horses efforts to win the following State High Point Awards:

State Led Section High Point Award
Sunnyriver Rebellion was Runner Up Led Overall to win a beautiful embroidered rug and  Lake Eyre Cougar was second runner up (with only 3 points between them) and received a rosette as recognition of his efforts.

State Show Section High Point Award
Lake Eyre Cougar was placed 4th in the State Overall  in this very popular category amongst very good competition.

State Cattle Section High Point Award
Glen Lee Rivoli Reaction was a creditable 4th Overall in the State Cattle section with his efforts campdrafting in the last 12 months and we were very happy to have him recognised with this award.

State Performance Section High Point Award
Lake Eyre Cougar was the Overall Winner of the State Performance Section and was presented with a beautiful woollen embroidered rug! 
Sunnyriver Rebellion received rosette for 3rd Place Overall in this section which was a nice surprise as he had been competing amongst much older competition!

State Multifacet Section High Point Award
Glen Lee Rivoli Reaction came a creditable 4th in the State Overall in this section with another rosette being presented to him.

State Sport Section High Point Award
Glen Lee Rivoli Reaction surprised us with a 3rd in the State Overall in the Sport section, which was unexpected as he had competed mostly at campdrafts during the last season, but has shown his versatility at other events to gain this placing.




ASHS SA Central Branch High Point Awards for 2012/13
07/07/13


Another successful season for the Sunny River team with the Australian Stock Horse Society SA Central Branch High Point Awards.  

Sunnyriver Rebellion was the recipient of the lovely Memphis Park Young Horse Award in his first year of being shown in led competition! We look forward to seeing this horse out and about under saddle in ASH classes in the coming show season in 2013.

Lake Eyre Cougar again was in the winners circle being presented with the lovely Lochinvar Gelding Trophy Award and also being the horse to carry Felicity to her 4th consecutive ASHLA High Point Award in the branch.

The highlight was to have Lake Eyre Cougar once again be presented with the beautiful Rannock Trophy for the Overall Branch High Point Winner during the last show season.  This is truly a highlight to the year and we were very pleased with the results and efforts by our horses over the past twelve months of competition.




2013 Adelaide Royal Breed Show
03/03/13


A good performance by the Sunny River team at the 2013 Adelaide Summer Royal.

We competed in 9 classes in total and came home with 6 second places and 1 third place against good local and interstate competition.

We were particularly happy with the 2 year old Sunnyriver Rebellion, who behaved beautifully in such a big new environment at his first Royal Show and gave us some nice led and ridden work during the day and came home with 2nd place ribbons in each class he contested. 

Lake Eyre Cougar pulled a couple of neat flying changes and some good speed in the gallop to get 2nd in ASHLA and 2nd Stockmans Turnout (won new breastplate - woo hoo!) amongst other 2nd placings, as well as working his way up the line up in other classes, consistent as always.

Thats the last of the shows for this season and we now look forward to a few campdrafts before winter with our other horses! 




2013 SA State Futurity & Maturity Show
24/02/13


Sunnyriver Rebellion - HSH

Held at Penola in the South East of SA, Rebellion won both the Led and Ridden Sections of the SA State 2 year old Futurity and was presented with the overall first place amongst good competition. Collecting a beautiful sash, prize money and bronze plaque for the effort.  Rebellion has now won both his yearling and two year old futurities and we look forward to what the future may hold for this lovely little fella! 




New Foal for 2012
06/10/12


Glen Lee Rivoli Swallow has a beautiful colt foal by Green Gully Rolex on 6th October. 

This little guy is the first official Heritage Australian Stock Horse bred at Sunny River!  




Additional Heritage Stock Horse Status
27/08/12


HSH status has also been approved for Glen Lee Rivoli Reaction, Sunnyriver Raven and Sunnyriver Rebellion from the Australian Stock Horse Society.



ASHS - State Service Award
30/07/12


Felicity Green was the recipient of an State Service Award from the Australian Stock Horse Society. This was presented at the ASHS Annual General Meeting held in Melbourne on 28 July 2012.  The Special Services Awards are to recognise individuals that have contributed to their Branch, the Australian Stock Horse breed and/or the Society over a number of years.



ASHS SA State Management Council - State High Point Awards 2011/12
23/07/12


State Futurity & Maturity ASH High Point Award – Runner Up

Sunnyriver Waterlily & Felicity Green

State Working ASH High Point Award – Winner

Lake Eyre Cougar & Amanda Young




Glen Lee Rivoli Swallow receives - Heritage Stock Horse Approval
15/07/12


The ASHS has confirmed Glen Lee Rivoli Swallow as a registered ASH with Heritage (HSH) pedigree back to the Australian Waler era. This is in keeping with our breeding philosophy to breed registered Australian Stock Horses with traditional Australian Stock Horse Bloodlines.
Heritage Stock Horse is explained below:

Heritage Stock Horses - Recognising traditional bloodlines

The Australian Stock Horse Society is dedicated to preserving the heritage of the Australian Stock Horse and is proud to announce that it is now recognising those registered Australian Stock Horses that have extensive pedigree back to Australian bred horses of the Waler era whose ancestors are predominately of the same breeds as horses ridden by the Australian Light Horse in WWI.

All Heritage Stock Horses must have recognised Waler Horses of Significance in their pedigrees to qualify and these are horses born in Australia in 1945 or earlier




ASHS SA Central Branch High Point Awards for 2011/12
01/07/12


Lake Eyre Cougar was successful in winning the High Point Lochinvar Gelding Trophy at the recent SA Central Branch, Annual General Meeting, held at Mt Barker on 30th June 2012. Owner Amanda Young, was pleased to be presented with this award, as well as an award for Runner -Up for the Overall SA Central Branch High Point Rannock Trophy.

Felicity was fortunate to also ride Cougar in all of the ASHLA classes held during the last branch show season and this combination was presented with the SA Central Branch ASHLA High Point Award.




2012 Australian Stock Horse State Futurity & Maturity Show
01/06/12


The SA Central Branch of the ASHS hosted the 2012 State Futurity & Maturity Show at Murray Bridge on 24th March.

After much preparation and effort, we had a very successful day with our young horses and results as shown below:

Sunnyriver Rebellion - 1st Place Yearling Colt/Gelding State Futurity and Second in Mare Progeny Group

Sunnyriver Rendition – 2nd Place Yearling Colt/Gelding State Futurity and second place in Stallion Progeny Group

Sunnyriver Waterlily – 2nd Led Section, 2nd Hack Section, 2nd Working Section and final placing over all of 2nd in the Three Year old State Futurity.

Sunnyriver Raven – equal 1st Led Section, 4th Hack Section, 3rd Working Section and final placing overall of 3rd in the Four Year old State Maturity and also 2nd in Mare Progeny Group.




2011 ANSA High Point National Runner-Up Performance Horse
01/05/12


Glen Lee Rivoli Reaction was announced as Runner –Up Performance Horse in the 2011 Australian National Saddle Horse High Point Awards. Last year Reaction was in the top ten in this category, so with a little hard work and improvement he has consistently performed to attain this higher placing.

He also placed in the 2012 ANSA Top 10 Campdraft Section of the High Point Awards.




ASHS SA State Management Council - State High Point Awards 2010/11
15/04/12


State Senior Overall High Point ASH Award – Runner Up
Glen Lee Rivoli Reaction & Felicity Green

State Hacking ASH High Point Award – Runner Up
Glen Lee Rivoli Reaction & Felicity Green

State Working ASH High Point Award – Winner
Glen Lee Rivoli Reaction & Felicity Green




ASHS SA Central Branch High Point Awards 2010/11
01/04/12


High Point Trophies are earned by ASH registered horses and SACB members who attend at SACB nominated High Point Shows and Challenges.

LOCHINVAR GELDING TROPHY – Donated by Mrs. Lorraine Micke (trophy crafted by Lorraine). For Geldings 4 years and over in all led and ridden events where the horse is judged.
Runner Up = Lake Eyre Cougar & Amanda Young
Winner = Glen Lee Rivoli Reaction & Felicity Green

SACB ASHLA HIGH POINT TROPHY- Donated by Amanda “Chook” Young
To encourage and recognize ASHLA Members in our own SA Central Branch Runner Up –Amanda Young Winner – Felicity Green

HENTSCHKE HIGH POINT OPEN CHALLENGE TROPHY— donated by the Hentschke Family. For SA Central Branch
Members who have placed in selected High Point Challenge Events, during the Show Season. Winner = Glen Lee Rivoli Reaction & Felicity Green

RANNOCK TROPHY—donated by friends of Rannock
The “Rannock Trophy” is awarded to the Ridden High Point Horse Of the Year
Winner = Glen Lee Rivoli Reaction & Felicity Green





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