New Zealand Stockhorse Members
With 22 members across both islands of New Zealand, the ASHS New Zealand Branch is steadily establishing competitions, education, family days, and is fostering community spirit among breeders and enthusiasts of this exceptional horse.
As a young but growing ASHS Branch, we seek your membership, support and involvement to help the Branch better serve the New Zealand Stock Horse community.
This website, plus our Facebook page, will keep you up-to-date with Branch activities, and we will be delighted to see you at any event!
ASHS-NZ Branch Executive
Secretary / Treasurer
Publicity / Website
Meet the Members
Paddy Cornelius is a sheep and beef farmer responsible for 900 hectares in Taupo, NZ. Paddy, with wife Nicky and their two children Caitlin and Carey enjoy the life farming brings. Paddy and Nicky purchased their first stock horse in 2009, followed by further purchases of NZ-bred stock horses to play polocrosse. In 2015 the family purchased and imported a young colt BERRAGOON IMMACULATE (AUS) at the annual Berragoon sale in NSW, as a new sire for the NZ market. Paddy’s vision for the NZ Branch is to increase membership, improve and promote further registration of NZ-bred stock horses and to produce quality stock horses to perform in any discipline. Paddy is also a ASHS Inspector along with Jenelle Coxall and Steve Bryant.
Keith Harrison has been involved in horse related Committees in both NZ and Australia for over 45 years, many as President in both countries. Currently he is the President of the Bay of Plenty Western Riding Club in an effort to re-vitalise the club through low level cattle events; he is the Vice President of the NZ Branch and one of two State Management Council Representatives for the Branch. Keith rides and trains his own stock horses and has been involved at State level in Australia as a Branch President.
Immediate Past President, Steve was introduced to the Australian Stock Horse on a supporters’ tour of Australia, with the NZ Polocrosse team in 1983. He bought shares in a heritage bred ASH going on to import his own stallion in 2009: J Star Walkabout. His friend and mentor Joy Poole encouraged Steve to set up the NZ Branch of the Australian Stock Horse Society which occurred in 2015. Steve has bred, trained and played the Australian Stock Horse for 30 years. Steve is also a Branch Horse Inspector.
Karen and husband Keith have relocated to NZ from Australia after 23 years away. During that time both were heavily involved in breeding, training and showing Australian Stock Horses in Victoria. Keith was the President of the Western Victoria Branch of ASHS for over 4 years, and the President of the Macarthur Campdraft Club for 6 years. Their stock horse stud – Willowby – bred some fine young horses taken to the National Yearling Sale in Tamworth for over 12 years. Karen is a accredited ASHS Judge and Branch Facilitator; and has participated at both local and State level on Branch and State Committees. Karen has trained, shown and prepared her own Australian Stock Horses for the show ring and achieved success at State and local level. Karen is also publicity and website editor for the Branch.
Why not join the New Zealand Branch of the Australian Stock Horse Society?
Any financial member of ASHS in New Zealand is eligible to join the New Zealand Branch - you are assured of a warm welcome!
About the Australian Stock Horse Society
The Australian Stock Horse Society was established in 1971 in Scone, New South Wales.
The Society aims to preserve and promote the bloodlines of the Australian Stock Horse, recognised for its versatility and superior performance amongst work and leisure breeds.
Today the Society is the largest of more than 70 individual horse breed associations in Australia, with a loyal and growing membership of around 9,300 individuals and in excess of 180,000 registered horses.