Leanne Owens with our 4yr old palomino gelding, Daydream Believer, and Kate Owens with our senior stallion, Days of Gold, competed at the Quarter Horse Nationals for two Reserve National Champions in both their hack classes.
December 2012: 'Tintaras Chandra', our 2005 Cremello Australian Stock Horse Stallion has been sold to Japan and will be standing at Northern Horse Park. We wish his new owners the best of luck and hope he sires some wonderful Palomino performance horses for Japan. Chandra becomes one of the very few cremellos/perlinos to be exported out of Australia (along with Days Of Golds' full brother, and a Nights of Gold cremello filly).
December 2012: Also a big congratulations to the new owners of 'Ahrem Time Out' (Silver ASH Stallion). Diesel is now standing at a stud in Western Australia - contact details will be here soon. We are thrilled with his new home.
Please see our foal page
for photos and information of our 2012 foals for sale.
On September 15, 2012, Leanne took Gilbert (Champagne All Night), to the QLD State Dilute Championships, where he won all his classes, then took out Supreme Champagne exhibit, and then went out against all other breeds and colours to take out Supreme Exhibit of the Show. His sire, Nights Of Gold, has won this same award twice, and Days Of Gold has won it once in hand, and twice under saddle. Above: 'Champagne All Night' as a two year old, 15 September 2012
Congratulations to our senior stallion Days Of Gold and his rider Kate Owens for once again competeing at the AQHA QLD State Championships, and bringing home 3 State Champions (in Dressage and Hacking), and High Point Dressage Horse of the Show. We are so lucky to have this beautiful stallion. Thank you Tania Hobbs for the photos.
Days of Gold does it again - in April, 2012 - Kate Owens competed on him at the Lockyer Equestrian Hack day against all breeds and colours to take home Supreme Hack of the Show. A great effort for a perlino Quarter Horse stallion - three things you wouldn't normally find in a hack class.
Some photos of the stud in 2011/2012 Summer
2011 Dilute State Championships
Days of Gold and Kate competed at the Dilute State Show in October to take out Supreme Ridden Exhibit of the Show. Against all breeds, under non-western Judges, in the middle of breeding season, our big Perlino Quarter Stallion keeps doing us proud, and showing how versatile he is at 9 years old.
We also showed two of Nights of Golds' progeny, Champagne All Night (out of PH Tailor Made), and Good Night (out of Alcans Harmony - Anglo mare). Gilbert (Champagne All Night) took out Champion Champagne, and Goody was Reserve Champion Gelding. We are very proud of all our boys.
Days of Gold winning Supreme Exhibit Good Night (Nights of Gold x Anglo mare)
2011 Colourama Spectacular
Days of Gold and Kate won the large Snaffle Bit Hack Class, then won their Hack class and Champion Hack and then went up against the Champion Pony Hack and Champion Galloway to win the Grand Champion Hack of the Show. They also won Best Educated Hack. Kate won her Rider class and went on to win Champion Rider of the Show.
Nights of Gold won supreme Cremello/Perlino Exhibit, beating some really top quality horses that would supremes in their own breeds to national level, and Supreme Ancillary Exhibit, as well as lots of wins and champions.
One of Nights' sons, Champagne All Night (out of PH Tailor Made; Driftwood Travellers dam), won Supreme Champagne exhibit. And Emperors Gold (6 year old stallion by Days of Gold) won champion palomino under saddle, and reserve champion show hunter.
The boys with just some of their winnings from the weekend
Champagne All Night Days of Gold Nights of Gold
At Q10, the 2010 Quarter Horse National Championships and World Show Down Under, Days of Gold, handled & ridden by Kate Owens, won two National Champions in Dressage & Hacking in large fields, as well as three National Reserve Champions in Hacking & Halter. Nights of Gold won two National Champions – Stallion 4 years & over Open and Amateur as well as places in dressage. At the Queensland State Quarter Horse Championships, Days of Gold won two State Champions in hacking in large classes as well Reserve Champion and placings in dressage, while Nights of Gold won State Champion Stallion 4 years & over.
Many offspring of Days and Nights performed well throughout the year, including major wins and placings at Q10, the Queensland State Quarter Horse Championships, Queensland Dilute Championships, Toowoomba Royal, Brisbane Royal, WA Quarter Horse Shows, Tasmanian Quarter Horse shows, etc. As well as winning at halter, offspring by Days of Gold were winning in open performance against all breeds.
Forever Gold, bred, owned , trained & ridden by Mandy Smith won in eventing, jumping, dressage & hacking;
Emperors Gold owned, trained & ridden by Yvette Vlies, won in open dressage, hacking &halter;
Sleepy Hollow Dun Smokin, bred, owned & campaigned by Kym Neate, won many champions & supremes & futurities and commenced work under saddle showing prowess at campdrafting;
Days of Velvet, bred & owned by Lynda Harding, won at halter, HUS, WP & Trail, getting two State Reserve Champions in Halter & Trail;
Signature In Gold, bred by Sharyn Street and owned, trained & ridden by Claire Frank, won in WP, HUS & Trail.
The oldest of the Nights of Gold progeny began working cattle and First Nights Kiss, bred by Leanne & Mark Gidman and trained and ridden by Mark Gidman, showed herself to be very cowy while his exported offspring proved proficient with cattle work and a demand for more Nights palomino fillies came from overseas. White Hot Nitro owned & campaigned by Toni Porth won State Champion at the WA Quarter Horse Show as well as the Dilutes Australia State Championships and he began his career under saddle.
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