A Message from Heath
This is the most ambitious auction we have ever presented.
Over the years we have continually promoted top genetics and
today the results out there in the competition arena are more
than impressive, and our contribution to the Olympic
disciplines in Australia is something that we are proud of. We
haven’t properly documented these results and we do need to,
but just off the top of my head:
• Stirling Stilton (gelding) sold 1994 as a 3yo.
Represented Australia at the WEG 2002 Spain in
• Stirling Sprite (stallion) sold 1991 as a weanling. Sire of
Adelaide Hills who this year won the 3* at Sydney
Three Day Event and is now in contention for the
Australian WEG 2018 team.
• CP Dresden (gelding) sold 2011 as a 4yo. Currently
Grand Prix with Alycia Targa. Won the CDN Grand
Prix at Willinga Park 2018.
• Aspire R (gelding) sold 2009 as a 4yo. Went on to win
3* eventing and then sold to the USA.
• Jude (colt) sold 2006 as a weanling. Won the CDN
Grand Prix at Sydney CDI 2018.
• Questing Atticus R (colt) sold in-utero 2015. Supreme
Champion (Champion of Champions) 2018 AWHA
National Championship and Classification Tour.
Scored a 10 for trot, 8.5 for canter and 9.125 for walk.
And the list does go on and on and on. So this auction is for
the first time selling a number of horses that are indeed already
at the top: five FEI dressage horses that include the Australian
Grand Prix Champion of 2016, Utopian Cardinal; the
imported 5yo stallion MSJ Nemo, which we believe to be the
best-bred dressage stallion in the world at the moment; along
with some fabulous young ridden horses and some super
exciting unbroken youngsters and some blue chip broodmares.
This 2018 July auction makes no apology for claiming to be
the number one source of horses contributing to Australia’s
Olympic discipline future.
For further enquiries please contact myself (Heath) on 0417 656 636, Ann-Maree
on 0407 453 494 or Cathryn on 0447 008 470.
A Message from Ann-Maree
It pays to read The Girl on the Dancing Horse. It’s about a little girl who grew up in a house where
there was very little money, where bankrupt was a reality, where ponies were sold to survive and
where the little girl and her siblings grew up building their own showjump fences out of
whatever they could find, doing all the hard, messy yard work before and after school. This little
girl had ponies that she fell off regularly as they taught her how to ride.
It could be the story of any of us who grew up in Australia, fighting to keep our ponies, then
struggling to get to the top, trying hard not to sink into a deep depression as we experienced
feelings of ‘not good enough’ or ‘never gunna make it’ as we grew up and aimed for the top of
our Olympic discipline… the only difference is that this story mentions English mud and
It wasn’t any of us. It was Charlotte Dujardin, born into a middle-class family instead of into a
traditional rich blue-blood family of horsey England (think Zara Phillips), where her parents
scrimped and saved to get her to competitions while she did homework in the clapped-out old
horse truck on the way, where she left school at 16 to ride anything and everything she could get
hold of, where she became an unpaid working pupil almost accidentally for Carl Hester.
Charlotte Dujardin wanted to inspire readers of her book to believe in their dreams – and that is
exactly what we love to do here at Auction of the Stars.
Charlotte wasn’t always a star. But the message from her book is that you have to start
somewhere, and if you are here at our auction, watching an absolute who’s who of Olympic
bloodlines parading right before your eyes, then hey, you have already started somewhere.
What’s to say that there won’t be another Charlotte emerging from Australia, that there won’t be
another ‘poor kid comes good’ story, that there won’t be a future star in Australia’s future riding
a horse that has everything it takes, a horse that was bought here, today, a horse that has the
ability to change your life.
Whether you are a kid like Charlotte was once, or a 20-something rider, or someone who finally
has the time and finance to support the dream that you’ve always dreamt, there’s an option here
at AOS to allow you to ‘start somewhere’.
Let that somewhere, be here.
Best of luck!