Please call Kip Gates for more information.  

    970 390 3504 , or 970 653 4306.

Stockman’s Swagman

Stockman’s Swagman is the first registered Australian Stockhorse stallion to gain approval by the board of the Australian Stockhorse Society for export to the USA. Click here >>> Western Horseman's Article (0ct. 2010)

A jet black, 14-year-old stallion, standing almost 16 hands, Swagman has excellent temperament and conformation.  “Swag”, as he has been nicknamed, carries several crosses to the influential foundation sire Kyabra Radium Abbey, who was a very successful stallion, both as a competition horse and as a sire of winning horses.  Swag’s pedigree can be traced back to the 1840’s, as being bred in Australia for polo and station work.  These horses are descendents of famous remount horses, or Walers, as they were known 100 years ago.  The Scotts, who bred and educated the stallion, have been breeding Australian Stockhorses for close to 40 years.  There horse have competed with success in many events, such as led, hacking, working, barrel racing, endurance, campdrafting, polocrosse, pony club and even dressage and hunting.

Kip Gates, an overseas competitor in three of the Man From Snowy River Bush Festivals in Australia, has been so impressed with the Australian Stockhorse, and that is why he has started his own stud in his home country.
Kip feels that crossing the Australian Stockhorse with a quarter horse, has given these amazing animals more height, endurance, walking ability, great temperament and overall versatility.

The Australian Stockhorse Society has a motto “the breed for every need”.

Please call Kip Gates for more information.   970 390 3504 , or 970 653 4306.