Welcome to the Australian Stock Horse Society New Zealand Branch!

We are a new and growing organisation - only the second international Branch of ASHS - our members sharing a love and enthusiasm for that wonderful horse breed, the Australian Stock Horse.

Visit this site plus our Facebook page for news, information and education about all things Stock Horses.

As our presence in New Zealand grows, expect to see a range of events and demonstrations.

At the moment most of our members are involved in polocrosse, but we aim to encourage more diverse horse events, including campdrafting and hacking.

If you are a member of ASHS, or have any interest in Australian Stock Horses, please get in touch, we would love to hear from you!

Latest Branch News

  • Head Office (ASHS Scone)  are pleased to forward the Agenda to International Members and are looking forward to discussing the Agenda Items;  and formulating a specific plan so that we can all work together on priorities whereby the growth of the Breed and the Society can proceed with the best outcomes in each country. We

  • The Branch Committee met recently in Otorohonga 1: to wish our President Paddy Cornelius a happy birthday; and 2: to actually have a meeting! Briefly the NZ Branch Committee this year won’t be demonstrating horses at either Equidays or Equitana for 2019.  However, it was resolved to demonstrate horses next year at Equidays. We certainly

  • This website will continue to grow and add interest as time goes on.  One of the areas we would like to add is a section for readers and members:  new Membership for 2019 and horse registration forms.  These will be uploaded shortly. The benefits of membership for NZ owners and riders:  the Branch is continuing

  • The incoming Committee for the NZ Branch has some big ideas for the Branch and its members for 2019. Plans are underway for:  a 2 day cattle clinic; cattle training days; Branch training days which include challenge patterns and polocrosse practice; show training

  • The AGM has been conducted and the results are in. The new Committee for 2019 are:  President:  Paddy Cornelius; Vice-President:  Tony Schrafft; Secretary / Treasurer:  John McCracken; Publicity / Website:  Karen Harrison Branch Committee members (from left) Steve Bryant (Assessor – pending)John McCracken (Secretary)Paddy Cornelius (President)  Jenelle Coxsall (Horse Assessor)

  • Do you have a breeding program?  Are you standing an Australian Stock Horse stallion this breeding season? The NZ Branch website is offering  an opportunity to advertise your stallion free of charge for the up-coming breeding season. Show case your Australian Stock Horse stallion, your stud, and your mare power. How?  Go to the Stallion

Australian Stock Horse Society Inspectors
The Branch has three qualified inspectors, who are happy to provide inspections and certifications for your horses.

Why not join ASHS
New Zealand Branch?

If you are a financial member of ASHS living in New Zealand, why not join the New Zealand Branch?

We have a small but growing membership and are committed to providing education, competitions and promotions around our favorite horse breed - the Australian Stock Horse.

Whether your interests are polo, polocrosse, eventing, show-jumping or camp-drafting, we are sure you will find friendship and encouragement with ASHS NZ Branch.

Membership Form

If you are not yet an ASHS member, you can download an application form for the Society here - it's specifically for international members.

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