Aromist Australian Stock Horse Stud is located 2.5hrs West of Sydney at Kirkconnell, half way between Lithgow and Bathurst, NSW.
We have 87 Acres of land situated 1180m above sea level and are surrounded by 36,000 hectares of State Pine Forrest. At Kirkconnell, we have a very mild summer with temperatures ranging from 11-38 degrees and during Winter the weather is very cold, ranging from -10 to 8 degress with Snowfalls.
We currently run 26 horses, we have two stallions, Broodmares, Foals, Competition, Show/Jousting Horses and some old retirees who have served us well over the years.
Our Stallion "Ophir Abou"- HSH is returning home in February 2019, he has been on lease with Keipa Australian Stock Horses in Victoria and did very well with Karen Carter Campdrafting and Competing in Challenges.
Our Other Stallion "Aromist Athos" as seen in the top left photo has had two very nice foals to our mares and will now be offered to outside mares. Athos will be trained up to be one of our Main Arena Entertainment Horses. He has a fantastic calm trainable nature and should excel in the Main Arena. Athos is Homozygeous Black in Colour and will never produce a Chestnut foal. Athos spent some time with Jay Charnock learning to Campdraft and was showing great promise until he decided to injure himself and had a good amount of time off. Athos is now back in work and being used as one of our Horse Archery Display Horses. Athos's first foal, Aromist DÁrtangnan now a 4yo was just broken in by Chad Brady and we are very pleased with the result.
I have been involved with horses all my life, starting out trail riding as a kid, then getting my first pony and attending pony club, which led to doing a bit of everyting from Hacking, Dressage, Polo x, Campdrafting, Eventing, just to name a few. Growing up in Gunnedah, NSW as a child, I had nothing better to do than spend all of my spare time with my horses.
I have been breeding horses on and off for the past 26 years, mainly Part-Breds or 1st x's, but it wasn't until my Husband and I started our Jousting/Entertainment Business "Full Tilt" that we realised just how Smart/Versatile and Trainable our Australian Stock Horses were.
Our Aim is to breed Quality, Smart, Versatile and Calm Trainable Australian Stock Horses who will excel in any chosen discipline. This has led us to create Aromist Australian Stock Horses.
Ophir Abou now has his fith crop of foals on the ground and I must say he is producing fantastic quality. They all have his calm trainable temperament. We are more than pleased with the results so far. "Abou's" oldest progeny, Aromist Thor and Aromist Ebony, were broken in by Mark West and had 6 months training before they went to their new owner at a Pastoral Company, where they look forward to a life of working cattle and going to pony club with two young boys. Mark found them to be easy to manage, quiet and very trainable, they both showed very natural cattle ability, which has come in very handy for their new owner. All of Ophir Abou's progengy are proving to be very quiet and easy to manage. All are breaking in nicely and doing well for their new owners in their chosen field with a few of them even proving to be beginners mounts.
Ophir Abou is a very easy going stallion with an amazing temperament, he is very easy to handle and is a good allrounder. Abou has done well in Led, Hack, Working and Time Trials and Challenges, he takes everything in his stride and doesn't worry about anything. Abou has spent the last 2 years with Karen Carter at Keipa Stock Horses in Victoria, where Karen was drafting him and getting him out to other events. Karen and Abou won their first Challenge together entering a Novice in October 2017, this was Abou's second ever Challenge and Karens first, so they did very well to win, moving them into Open, where they competed a few weeks later in an Open Challenge for a very deserved second place. They also attended a few drafts, often completing the course and managed a few places. We are looking forward to Abou's return in February.
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Photos above are: Left: Aromist Athos, Middle: Ophir Abou, Right: Ophir Abou.
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Above - Ophir Abou with Karen Carter winning a Novice Challenge.
Middle - Left Ophir Abou with Karen Carter & with Mark West at ASH Nationals Maiden Campdraft
Below - Aromist Athos
Below Left - Aromist Charisma
You can see more of what we do in our Entertainment Business by clicking here: www.jousting.com.au
A few images of some of the interesting things we get to do with our horses.
Jousting at Central Station for a TV Commercial. Rod with the Newcastle Knights Banner for a TV Commercial. Rod on a Trampoline for a TV Commercial. With Mike Whitney for Sydney Weekender.
Below Centre - Michelle Walker on Aromist Charisma.