New South Wales Branch


 2018 State Committee Members 





Megan Cusack

Megan Cusack

Cassandra Hinson

Warwick Blacker

Jennifer Beer

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Ph 0423 598191

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State Delegates

Megan Cusack

Barbara Davies

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State Championships 2016

New South Wales Branch

~*State Championships are over for another year!!*~
Dressage Results can be found via the following link:…/AHAA_Final_Results_3rd_Dec_2016.pdf

 First we would like to thank all of our competitors for the weekend! We hope you enjoyed your day(s) and we loved meeting you all!...
Second we would like to thank all of our wonderful volunteers!! Your hard work and dedication was wonderful and we appreciate all of your help.

Thirdly we would like to thank our wonderful judges who did a fantastic job in the heat we were facing.

A HUGE thank you to our Sponsors TuffRock, NRG, Equine Vit&Min, Baroque Horse Magazine and Horse & People Magazine. Your support was greatly appreciate and we hope our members are enjoying their goodies!!

Our small committee have had a HUGE weekend (I have actually lost my voice which made busting out a tune on the way home today difficult ) and we had such a wonderful time meeting and helping as many of you as we could.

Dressage images are now available through CatchLight Photography and Hacking will be available soon through Delsharla Pet Pawtraits

On behalf of the committee,
Cassandra Hinson,

NSW STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS 3rd & 4th December 2016

    ~°~NSW State Championships program is now available!~°~

We have 2 fantastic days lined up with our **Official Dressage Day** which is open to ALL breeds on Saturday the 3rd of December, and on Sunday the 4th of December we have our big **Breeds Day**.

Saturday evening we are holding a members meet and greet with a FREE sausage sizzle! During our meet and greet we will be providing all of our financial members with a SPECIAL GIFT to thank you for your continued support.

‘Kate Fenner & NP Kandoo Jazz’

New South Wales Branch

 30th August 2016

Over the past month Kate Fenner and her talented buckskin Iberian (Andalusian x Lusitano) gelding ‘Jazz’ left the peace and quiet of country living and headed to the big smoke of Sydney to take part in a theatre production by Living Room Theatre - ‘I Love Todd Sampson (redux)’ a theatrical experience which integrates architecture, sound, film, equine science and performance to expose the vulnerability of human nature; A very successful production which has profoundly left it’s mark with positive feedback from social media sites, popular magazines and newspapers, with Jazz taking the limelight with his beautiful golden coat like a true star!

It’s hard to believe Jazz recently celebrated his 5th birthday and up until a month ago was a colt. It goes without saying Kate has done a phenomenal job of training Jazz not only for his important role but also his development as a riding horse.

Over the past few months Kate focused all her time and energy towards Jazz to ensure he was ready for his role and ensured it was done at his pace; Being a country kid Jazz had never experienced city life and was a bit stressed at the beginning but with reassurance and comfort from Kate he went above and beyond to please and by the time production started he was more than ready. I’m sure all the extra attention from the cast helped also!

The production itself required Jazz to be still for long periods of time in front of a big audience in very confined spaces as well as walk quietly through crowds and around the block in Redfern - the middle of Sydney. Kate explains ‘Jazz was perfectly behaved in every way from start to finish - evidence that early foundation training really pays off’.

Jazz was purchased as a yearling from Noble Parque Stud located in Tasmania; he is out of the Andalusian mare Noble Parque del Dabria (El Caballero Ambassador x Andauka Destinada) and by the Approved Lusitano stallion Saphiro via frozen semen. Kate has been the primary trainer of Jazz, using her program she created ‘Kandoo Club Foundation Training’- a focus on groundwork and waiting until over 4 or mature enough both mentally and physically to begin work under saddle. Working with the Iberian breed Kate has found their temperaments are ‘perfect for creating safe and happy riding horses’.

Jazz is currently under saddle up to his 12th ride and whilst staying in Sydney have been riding in the busy Centennial Park between production breaks!

Congratulations Kate and Jazz on your fantastic promotion of the breed and we look forward to sharing future updates.

Written by: Victoria Davies-Koch
Photos Supplied by: Kate Fenner
Photo credits: Julie Samerski and Clare Hawley
Credits to: Living Room Theatre


AHAA 'NSW Branch' Survey

1st August 2016

The AHAA NSW committee welcome all AHAA members and Andalusian enthusiasts to take part in our first ever online survey!

This survey is designed by the AHAA NSW committee to gather feedback from our members & the Andalusian community to enable continuous improvement across a number of areas.

This survey is anonymous however, there is an option at the end of the survey for you to leave your contact details.

CLOSING DATE: 1st September 2016

We thank you for your time & your feedback is much appreciated!


AHAA NSW Winter Woolies Show and Open Dressage Day **CANCELLED**


Date: Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th August 2016.

Venue: SIEC (Sydney International Equestrian Centre


The Dressage day is for all breeds with tests from PREP to GRAND PRIX and our Winter Woolies Show is open to Andalusian, Lusitano, Iberian, Lipizzaner, Friesian and Partbreds

Show Entries

Open Dressage Day Entries

AHAA NSW Members out & about June/July 2016

New South Wales Branch

Congratulations to our members Liza Carver, Victoria Davies & Gill Rickard for their outstanding results at Shoalhaven Dressage Club and DNSW Clarendon.

Grandioso MG - Imported Pure Spanish (PRE) stallion ridden by Gill Rickard & Owned by Liza Carver won both the Official Intermediate A at Shoalhaven Dressage Club & DNSW Clarendon with 62.08% and 61.80%

Seni Zurda - Imported Pure Spanish (PRE) mare ridden & owned by Liza Carver had a great win at Shoalhaven Dressage Club taking out the Official Preliminary 1.3 and placed 11th in the Official Preliminary 1.2 at DNSW Clarendon.

Andaluka Elegido - Pure Spanish (PRE) stallion ridden & owned by Victoria Davies placed 2nd in both the Official Medium 4.2 & 4.3 at Shoalhaven Dressage Club; followed by a successful day at DNSW Clarendon winning both the FEI Para Grade Ib tests with 74% and 72.78 and placed 10th in the Official Medium 4.1.

Once again congratulations to our NSW members for their wonderful achievements and promotion of the breed.

Article & Design by: Victoria Davies-Koch

AHAA NSW Members out & about May/June 2016

New South Wales Branch
New South Wales Branch
New South Wales Branch

Big congratulations to our members from NSW that have been out and about with their Andalusians over recent weeks.

Belinda Lees - the owner of Purebred Andalusian stallion Necesario II made his debut back into the dressage arena with rider Justin Worthy winning the Elementary 3.3 at the Hawkesbury Riding Club dressage day. Belinda is also the proud owner of Diestro Ligera, a Purebred Andalusian mare that is in training with Candice McIntyre, together they have qualified for the PCA State Championships and will be out competing Novice and Elementary in the upcoming months.

Broadway Park Sarabande a first cross Andalusian mare owned & ridden by Diana Thorman had a successful day competing in both UC Preliminary tests at Bowral Dressage. This was Diana & Sarabande’s first time competing at Bowral Dressage and were a favorite with the photographer!

Following their outstanding results earlier in the year from the Sydney CDI Sabina Callaghan and her team kept the winning streak going at the Young Dressage Championships with 5yo mare BHM Spanish Love ridden by Rebecca Walshe winning Champion Division A Novice and 4yo gelding BHM Spanish Amor also ridden by Rebecca Walshe taking out Reserve Champion in the division B Novice. Great results for these 2 Spanish Derivatives.

A few days after returning from a training trip overseas, Para Equestrian rider Victoria Davies and her Purebred Andalusian stallion Andaluka Elegido were back into the swing of things competing in their first medium level test together achieving a high score of 67.64% in the 4.1.

Once again congratulations to our NSW members for their wonderful achievements and promotion of the breed.

Article & Design by: Victoria Davies-Koch

Photos supplied by owners of horses

Open Dressage Day - 23 August 2015

The AHAA (NSW Branch) Open Dressage Day will be held at SIEC on 23 August.  Entries are via Nominate.

2015 AHAA National Championships

The NSW State Branch hosted the 2015 National Championships at Sydney International Equestrian Centre on 25 and 26 April. 

NSW State Championships 2015

The 2015 NSW Championships will be held at SIEC on 3 October.

NSW State Championships 2014

The AHAA (NSW) State Championships for 2014 were held on 4th and 5th of October at Sydney International Equestrian Centre.   The dressage results can be viewed by clicking on the following link.

Andalusian Horse Association New South Wales Branch is Now on Facebook

Follow us on facebook.  Keep updated with all the latest news.  Meet up with other members and Andalusian owners who reside in NSW.  Come and visit us at


Property Identification Code requirements for NSW horse owners

Dear Horse Industry representative,

I wish to provide you with some important information about  extended requirements for property identification codes (PICs) in NSW. Please forward this information to your members and/or place it on your website so that your members can readily access this information and better understand the NSW PIC requirements.

From 1 September 2012, all properties in NSW with one or more resident horses must have a PIC.

Following the equine influenza (EI) outbreak in 2007, a task-force representing all major NSW horse industry groups (including racing, eventing, breed and show societies) recommended to Governments that PICs for horse properties be introduced. This decision was based on the recognition that it is essential in an emergency involving horses to know where horses are located.

The initial response to EI was hampered by not knowing the location of horses, especially where there were high concentrations of horses.  It is likely that the disease would have been controlled more rapidly if we had been able to target areas with the highest density of horses for surveillance and vaccination.

As a result of this industry consensus, the Chief Veterinary Officers from all jurisdictions agreed in 2008 that PICs should be mandatory for properties with one or more horses.

In 2009, the Australian Horse Industry Council (AHIC) strongly expressed its support for the introduction of PICs for properties where horses are kept to the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI).

PICs are a well-established national system of property registration used by all States and Territories for other livestock. Many horse properties would already have a PIC as they run other livestock or pay rates to Livestock Health and Pest Authorities (LHPAs). Extending PICs to all horse properties makes low-cost use of existing administrative systems and databases.

The introduction of a PIC system for horse properties brings NSW into line with Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory which already have this requirement.

Please note that the introduction of PICs for horse properties DOES NOT mean that horses will be subject to any requirements of the National Livestock Identification Scheme (NLIS). It is not mandatory to supply a PIC before a horse can be bought, sold or moved, nor record the horse’s movement on the NLIS database.  However, it would be good practice for horse owners to keep a diary or other record of where their horse has been, which ideally would include the PIC of the property or event ground.

In time, sections of the horse industry, as part of a biosecurity risk mitigation strategy, may require entrants to provide the PIC of the property the horse normally resides on when attending an event. This has already been introduced in Queensland and for some events in Victoria. It is this industry requirement that is expected to encourage the uptake of PICs for horse properties in NSW.  It is not the intention of NSW DPI or LHPAs to enforce compliance from September 1 and we expect that industry will encourage compliance over time as best practice.

The requirement for PICs for horse properties has been introduced primarily for the benefit and protection of the horse industry. The NSW Minister for Primary Industries has recently written to the AHIC thanking them for their strong support for the introduction of PICs for horse properties and requested that their support for PICs be conveyed to NSW AHIC members. NSW is the state with the largest horse population and possibly the largest economic impact if another disease outbreak occurred, so biosecurity measures such as PICs increases the knowledge and contact with the horse industry, which is a positive step.

Property and horse owners can apply for a PIC by contacting their local Livestock Health and Pest Authority, or applying on line.  More information is also available in the Frequently Asked Questions for horse owners on the LHPA website. I also attach a brochure which may be of assistance to your members and which could be published on your website or forwarded by email.

Thank you for your association’s support and interest in enhanced biosecurity for the horse industries.

Yours sincerely

Ian Roth
Chief Veterinary Officer of NSW

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