Steve Smith Cutting Horses
"Where Every Ride Counts."

Steve Smith Story
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Steve Smith is a dedicated horseman with a passion for what he does best, breaking horses.  Born and raised in the Gumdale area, west of Brisbane he has always been a horse fanatic.  As a youngster he was always around horses and soon found a way to be involved in what has become his life’s occupation.

Early in his teenager years he started helping a western pleasure breaker and trainer, Robbie Wright. He accredits Robbie with being a big influence on his current breaking style. He feels that the Western Pleasure discipline requires horses to accept their training with a certain awareness of their rider and their surrounds before they continue into their education.  This brokeness is something Steve still aims to achieve with every horse he starts.

Steve Smith & Redneck Chic
Steve Smith & Redneck Chic

After a short time shearing as a young man, he started working full time on a property west of Goondiwindi. As an after hours diversion he started breaking in horses for Phil Dawson and soon by word of mouth he had up to 6 breakers all the time for various owners.

His reputation continued to grow and he soon had more horses than he was able to handle on a part time basis, so after 13 years on the property Steve and Stacey decided to move on to their own property, ”Waldron”, and Steve would set up as a full time horse breaker. With the support of Stacey and their three children, Phillip, Tom and Lillian, his business prospered.

Steve’s ambition was to keep riding and doing a good job on the horses that passed through his facilities. He enjoyed watching the horses he started continue on and seeing them perform at the top level, such as the 2013 & 2016  NCHA Futurities where two of his breakers, Foo Licious & Moore Metal won the Futurity and in 2018 the DDCC Futurity saw Shines Like Metallic win.

In October 2018 Steve decided to go Pro, it was a natural progression. It was business as usual for Steve with his breaking in program with the added bonus of him being able to train horses as well as start young horses on cattle & Sale prep.

Training Program
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Steve Smith Horse Breaking
Steve Smith working a breaker.

Steve now handles up to 20 breakers at a time with a standard format to his breaking program.  Steve likes to keep his breakers for 6 to 8 weeks and rides them six days a week. His motto is “every ride counts” and this is his philosophy. He ensures that every day some positive ground has been made. That leaves the horse in a good spot at the end of their program with a foundation that will stick through whatever discipline they are directed into. It is important that they have a level of discipline that they accept.

Steve Smith Horse Breaking facilities
Steve Smith Horse Breaking facilities.

Although his main clients remain from the cutting field, he also breaks campdraft horses and whatever comes. This has included Warmbloods, Thoroughbreds and a little bit of everything.

Steve’s facilities are purpose built to ensure safe preparations for all horses with individual paddocks and lanes between paddocks to minimalise paddock friction. Sanded arenas, round yards covered tie up rail ensure horses are protected from the elements as much as is practical.

Steve's Results
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Air Time

  • Ridden by Steve Smith
  • Owned by Grant & Maxine Ambrose

2019

  • SQHA, Taroom 5000 Novice Champion
  • Comet River Cutting Open Futurity Co-Champions.

 

Asa Cat

Owned & ridden by Steve Smith.

2019

  • SQCHA Show Condamine Open Cutting – 2nd

2018

  • Victorian Futurity NP Classic Reserve Champion.
    [View Final Video – 217.5]
  • Wild West Cutters Show – NP Classic Challenge – Finalist
  • NRCC NP Classic Challenge – Finalist
  • CCCC Mothers Day Show – Open NP Champion
  • CCCC Mothers Day Show – Novice NP – 3rd Place

2017

  • CCCC Futurity NP Classic Challenge – Finalist
  • DDCC Futurity NP Classic Challenge – Finalist
  • NCHA Futurity NP Classic Challenge – Finalist
  • NRCC Show NP Classic Challenge – Finalist
  • SQCHA Show Novice NP Champion
  • NCHA BI NP Classic Challenge Reserve Champion
  • SQCHA Show Open NP – 4th

2016

  • Burrendowan Novice NP CHAMPION (74)
  • NCHA Futurity NP Derby Champion
  • Comet Futurity NP Derby – Reserve Champion
  • Comet Futurity Open Derby Finalist – 4th Place
  • Armidale Cutting for Cash NP Derby Finalist – 3rd
  • NCHA Breeders Incentive NP Derby Finalist – 3rd
  • SQCHA Kilcoy Novice NP – 4th
  • NRCC Show 3500 Novice – 2nd
  • SQCHA Kilcoy Novice NP Champion
  • SQCHA Condamine Open NP – 3rd Place
  • SQCHA Condamine Novice NP Champion
  • Wild Horse Cutting Novice NP Champion

2015

  • DDCC Open Futurity – 3rd
  • CCC NP Futurity – 5th

Kittys Da Vinci

2018

  • DDCC Futurity NP Classic Challenge Finalist
  • CCCC  Novice NP Champion

2017

  • CCCC Futurity – NP Classic Challenge Finalist
  • NCHA Futurity – NP Classic Challenge Finalist
  • CCCC Novice NP – 3rd
  • NRCC Novice NP – 4th
  • SQCHA Novice NP – 3rd
  • NRCC Novice NP – 3rd

2016

  • Comet Futurity NP Derby Champion
  • DDCC Futurity NP Derby Finalist – 3rd
  • SQCHA Condamine Open NP – 3rd
  • Kilcoy Open NP – 3rd

Redneck Woman

This beautiful mare has accomplished so much.  She won in excess of $40,000.  Highlights include:

2013

  • SQCHA Condamine Open NP – 3rd

2012

  • HVCHC Open NP Champion
  • DDCC Futurity Open NP – 3rd

2010

  • CCCC NP Classic Challenge Reserve Champion, Goondiwindi
  • EFCE North Star Show 10,000 NP Champion
  • Wild Horse Cutting 10,000 NP Champion
  • SQCHA Burrandowan 10,000 NP Champion
  • NCHA Futurity NP Classic – 3rd
  • DDCC NP Classic Challenge Finalist

2009

  • NRCC 3,500 NP Champion
  • SQCHA Open NP Champion
  • Wild Horse Cutting 3,500 NP – 2nd
  • CCCC Mothers Day Show 10,000 NP – 3rd
  • NCHA Futurity NP Classic Challenge Finalist
  • DDCC Show 3,500 NP – 3rd

2008

  • NCHA NP Derby Reserve Champion, Tamworth
  • SQCHA 3,500 NP – 2nd
  • DDCC NP Derby Finalist

Currell Cherry Red

2016

  • 15000 Novice CHAMPION (74)
  • NCHA NP Futurity – 3rd.  [View Video]

Oaks Sledge Hammer

2018

  • NCHA National Finals Open NP – 3rd

2016

  • SQCHA Kilcoy Novice NP Champion
  • Wild Horse Cutting Novice NP Champion

2015

  • DDCC Futurity  NP Classic Challenge Finalist
  • NCHA Futurity NP Classic Challenge – 4th
  • SQCHA Open Non Pro – 2nd

2014

  • DDCC NP Derby CHAMPION
  • NCHA Breeders Incentive NP Derby Champion
  • PVCC Show Novice NP Champion
  • NRCC Novice NP Champion
  • CCCC Mothers Day Show Open NP – 4th
  • DDCC Show Open Non Pro – 2nd
  • CCCC Futurity NP Derby Finalist
  • Comet Futurity NP Derby Finalist
  • NCHA Futurity NP Derby Finalist

2013

  • Comet NP Futurity Reserve Champion
  • SQCHA 3500 Novice – 3rd
  • NCHA NP Futurity Finalist Tamworth

Neat Chic

2016

  • SQCC, Chinchilla Open NP – 3rd

2015

  • NCHA National Finals Novice NP – 2nd
  • CCC NP Futurity – 8th

If You Want To Play In Texas

2019

  • Armidale Cutting Open Derby – 3rd

SP Bet Hes Requested

2017

  • Comet River Cutting NP Futurity – 3rd
  • NCHA NP Futurity Finalist

Whos Dat Puddy Tat

2012

  • DDCC NP Futurity Reserve Champion
  • PVCC Novice NP – 3rd
  • NCHA NP Futurity Finalist

Isle B Majestic

2010

  • DDCC Show 10,000 NP Champion
  • Area 5 Work Offs 10,000 NP Champion
  • DDCC Show 1 – 3,500 NP Champion
  • CCCC Mothers Day Show 10,000 NP – 2nd
  • PVCC Cutting 10,000 NP – 2nd
  • Gelding Stakes 10,000 NP – 2nd
  • EFCE Urella Seven Up – 3rd
  • DDCC Show 2 – 3,500 NP – 2nd

2009

  • Eastern Falls Cutting 3,500 NP – 2nd
  • Dorrigo Silver Spurs 3,500 NP Champion
  • PVCC Cutting 3,500 NP – 2nd

Henrys Choice

2010

  • EFCE North Star 10,000 NP – 3rd
  • Wild Horse Cutting 10,000 NP – 2nd
  • NCHA Futurity NP Derby Finalist
  • Pinkett Show 10,000 NP – 2nd
  • Area 5 Work Offs 10,000 NP – 3rd

 2009

  • CCCC NP Futurity Finalist
  • PVCC NP Futurity Finalist

Big One

2014

  • Comet River Cutting NP Futurity Finalist

Mudslide Shorty

2012

  • SQCHA Show Open NP Champion
  • SQCHA Show 10,000 Novice – 2nd

2011

  • NCHA NP Classic Challenge Finalist Tamworth

Hi Beam

2019

  • DDCC Show 5000 Novice – 1st
  • DDCC Show 5000 Novice – 4th
  • SQCHA Taroom 15,000 Novice placegetter

High Tech Redneck

2019

  • Burrandowan 5000 Novice – 3rd

Miss Chic Olena

2018

  • DDCC NP Futurity Finalist

Duce of Earl

2019

  • Burrandowan Gelding Stakes – 2nd

Jazzalena

2011

  • Comet NP Derby RESERVE CHAMPION
  • NCHA NP Derby Finalist Tamworth
  • Comet River Cutting Futurity Open Derby Finalist

Top N Tacks

2015

  • DDCC NP Futurity Finalist

Redneck Chic

2015

  • NCHA Breeders Incentive NP Derby Finalist

2014

  • Comet NP Futurity – 3rd
  • NCHA NP Futurity Finalist

Whos a Monty Carlo

2013

  • DDCC NP Futurity Reserve Champion
  • Comet NP Futurity Finalist
  • NCHA NP Futurity Finalist
Horses broken in by Steve
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Clients horses include:

  • 2018 DDCC Futurity Champion – Shines Like Metallic ridden by Phil Dawson.  [View Video]
  • 2018 NCHA Futurity Champion – Duplicity ridden by Todd Graham.  [View Video]
  • 2018 NCHA Derby Champion – Beccy’s Merada ridden by Phil Dawson [View Video]
  • 2016 NCHA Futurity Champion – Moore Metal ridden by Trent Smith.  [View Video]
  • 2013 NCHA Futurity Champion – Foo Licious ridden by Phil Dawson.  [View Video]
  • 2013 NCHA NP Derby Champion – Moss Calamity Jane ridden by Lincoln Verrart.  [View Video]

Steve broke in a great little gelding BABY CARLOS for his son Phillip.

  • 2012 NCHA – NP Futurity Finalist
  • 2012 DDCC – NP Futurity Finalist
  • 2012 Comet – NP Futurity Finalist – Amateur Champion
  • 2013 NCHA – Open Derby Finalist – Shown by John Mitchell

Moore Metal

2016

Ridden by Trent Smith.

Shines Like Metallic

2018

Ridden by Phil Dawson

  • DDCC Open Futurity Champion.  148 points (7 point margin)
    • Highest AGR score.

Duplicity

2018

Ridden by Todd Graham.

 

Foo Licious

2013

Ridden by Phil Dawson.

  • NCHA Open Futurity Champion, with 151 points.  [View Video]

Whos a Monty Carlo

2013

  • DDCC NP Reserve Champion, Toowoomba
  • NCHA NP Futurity Finalist Tamworth
  • Comet Futurity Finalist

2012

  • NCHA – NP Futurity Finalist
  • DDCC – NP Futurity Finalist
  • Comet – NP Futurity Finalist – Amateur Champion

 

Whos Dat Puddy Tat

2012

  • DDCC NP Futurity Reserve Champion, Toowoomba

Darlea Double Scotch

2017

  • CCCC Open Derby Champion.

2016

Video Gallery
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2018 Victorian Futurity

2017 NCHA National Finals

  • Thomas Smith & Asa Cat, $7500 NP Champion marking 228 – [View Video]

2017 NCHA Futurity

  • Steve Smith & Kittys Davinci, NP Classic GR2 – [View Video]

2016 NCHA Futurity

2014 NCHA NP Futurity

  • Steve Smith and Redneck Chic.  GR1 – 143½ – [View Video]

2013 NCHA Futurity

  • Steven Smith and Whos a Monty Carlo.  NP Futurity GR1 – 143 points.  [View Video]
  • Phillip Smith & Whos Top Cat. Senior Youth Res Champion – [View Video]

Horses broken in by Steve

  • Duplicity & Todd Graham. 2018 NCHA Futurity Champion.  [View Video]
  • Shines Like Metallic & Phil Dawson.  2018 DDCC Futurity Champion – [View Video]
  • Moore Metal & Trent Smith.  2016 NCHA Futurity Champion – [View Video]
  • Darlea Double Scotch & Phil Dawson.  2016 NCHA Futurity Finalist – [View Video]
  • Foo Licious & Phil Dawson.  2013 NCHA Futurity Champion with 151 points – [View Video]
  • Miss Calamity Jane & Lincoln Verrart.  2013 NCHA NP Derby Champion – [View Video]

Contact

“Waldron”
Goondiwindi  QLD  4390

Mob:  0427 595 166
Email:  smith.waldron@bigpond.com


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