Templeton Training
Training to perform….. Performing to win.

Jon Templeton caters for all disciplines within the campdraft, challenge and cutting arenas and presents horses on behalf of clients in all age events through to seasoned horses in the major competitions.

Jon is an all-rounder and it is his love of the variety within challenge events that has lured him back to  serious campdrafting and to expand his presence at the cutting events. He enjoys the satisfaction of working on behalf of his clients and bringing their horses through the breaking process and then through the challenge events that prepare them for Open Age careers.

Jon Templeton story
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Jon Templeton & Marnies Ace. Chinchilla Grandfather Clock winner 2013.
Jon Templeton & Marnies Ace. Chinchilla Grandfather Clock winner 2013.

Jon Templeton is a Territory boy. He grew up at Camfield Station, 4 hours South-West of Katherine on the Victoria River where his parents,Ted and Sue, were the managers. Life was pretty isolated and his schooling was School of the Air, so getting to a couple of drafts a year was a big deal.  Secondary school saw Jon at Nudgee College in Brisbane, but the holidays saw him return to Camfield and the local Campdraft circuit of Katherine, Daley Waters and Timber Creek.

He was always really keen, but didn’t reach great heights as a Junior drafter as the circuit was always dominated by Jackie Bright. His enthusiasm didn’t wane and he has continued to look, learn and listen in his quest for improvement.

After leaving school he returned to the Territory, but a year later his parents moved to Duaringa and the family left the Territory behind for the more populated lifestyle of the East Coast. Jon then moved to Havilah Station at Collinsville where he worked for the Stanbroke Co. for 3 years. During this time he continued drafting and with his Omega mare, Madeline, he won his first Open at Twin Hills and began to see that to succeed he needed to refine his style and learn a lot more from the elite trainers.

With a view to becoming a professional trainer, he began work for Ian Francis in 2005. This experience was invaluable and after 18 months he left having learnt the way to “feel” a horse, and that hard work and dedication were the basics for success.

Photo: Hugh Jackman & stunt double Jon on the set of the movie “Australia”.

Jon moved to Kingaroy and was just setting himself up as a trainer when the opportunity of a lifetime arose. After selling som horses to be used in the movie “Australia”, he was seen by the casting staff and selected to appear throughout the movie as the stunt double for Hugh Jackman.

This opportunity was a great experience and took six months to complete, however Jon remembers that it wasn’t all fun and definitely wasn’t glamorous. The pace was very steady with too much waiting around and the idea of spending the time in the outback didn’t hold the same romantic ideals for Jon. To him it was simply going back to the Territory and living in a stock camp.

Jon Templeton. Champion All Round rider, Mt Isa 2017.
Jon Templeton. All Round Champion Rider, Mt Isa 2017.

With the movie behind him, it was back to establishing himself as a horse trainer. So with a moderate team of horses his first steps were taken.

Jon attributes all of these life experiences to helping him become the rounded horseman he is today. From the need to get things done in the Territory to having to work out how to achieve results to suit movie directors who weren’t horse savvy, through to the finer details of horsemanship required in Challenges. It has been a wide and varied road resulting in some major stepping stones, but his achievements  are testament to his dedication and hard work.

Career Highlights
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Marnies Ace

Owner: Jon Templeton

2014

  • Inaugural Cloncurry Stockmans Open Challenge Champion
  • Chinchilla Grandfather Clock =2nd

2013

  • Chinchilla Grandfather Clock – 1st.  [View Video]
  • Cooyar Open – 1st

Petas Destiny

Owner: Gennie Ann Woodall

2018

2017

  • Cloncurry Stockmans Challenge Champion
  • Mt Isa Maiden A campdraft – 5th

Pure Blonde

2017

  • Mt Isa – Maiden B – 1st   |   Novice B – 10th

2014

  • Cloncurry Stockmans Challenge Champion
  • Monto Challenge Reserve Champion

Royalle Signature

2016

2014

  • NCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Reserve Champion.  [View Video]

Uralla Aussie

2015

  • Cloncurry Open Campdraft – =2nd

2014

  • Cloncurry Open Campdraft – 2nd
  • Inaugural Cloncurry Stockmans Open Challenge – Reserve Champion
  • Rocky Rush Open Challenge Reserve Champion

2013

  • Novice Series – 1st

Royalle Double Your Money

Owner: Gennie Anne Woodall

2015

  • Cloncurry Novice Campdraft – 1st

2014

  • Capella – 1st

2013

  • Rathdownie Open Campdraft – 1st
  • Paradise Challenge Champion

Nonda Southern Cross (Denzel)

Owners: David & Heather Pascoe.

2017

  • Condamine Bell Novice – 1st after run off – (91, 91, 84)
  • Goondiwindi & District Campdraft Novice A Final – 1st (91).  3rd Overall.
  • Paradise Lagoons Stallion Draft – Equ 4th (Rd 1 – 90)
  • Mt Isa – Maiden A Campdraft – 1st (90,90)   |   Novice A – =4th (87,88)

2014

  • Rocky Rush Challenge Champion

Miss Scarlet Acre

Owner: David Bell

2017

  • Mt Isa Open – =8th

2015

  • Orange Campdraft

Greenup Lena's Lethal

Owners: Rick & Alice Greenup

2011

  • Monto Challenge Champion
  • Toowoomba Landmark Challenge Champion

2010

  • Monto Challenge Champion

Docs Lethal Destiny

2015

  • Warwick Gold Cup – =5th

2014

  • Cloncurry Stockman’s Challenge Novice Campdraft – 1st

One Moore Curry

2014

  • Cloncurry Maiden Draft – 1st (87 & 91)
  • Monto Open draft – 4th (92 & 85)

2013

  • Cloncurry Stockmans Challenge – 6th
    • 1st in Rd 1 Dry Work
    • 2nd in Rd 1 Wet Work (led going into final)
  • Paradise Lagoons – 6th
    • Ist Cutting Phase
    • 2nd Cattle Work Phase (led going into final)
  • Capella Challenge – 3rd

Petite Lena

2014

2013

  • NCHA Futurity Limited Open – 3rd

One Stylish Pepto

Owners: One Moore Syndicate

2013

  • Warwick Stallion Draft – 2nd [View Video]
  • Brymaroo Open – 1st

All Spice 'N' Acres

Owners:  Barry and Lyn Lock.

2013

  • Rathdownie Maiden Campdraft – 1st

Challenge

  • Cloncurry Stockman’s Challenge Reserve Champion

Holdens Contrast

2018

  • Warwick Stallion draft – =2nd

Gold Lotto

2018

  • Chinchilla Grandfather Clock Novice – 2nd (90 86 90)
Video Gallery
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2018

Triple Crown

Nonda Southern Cross (Denzel)

Holdens Contrast

 

Landmark Classic Challenge

2017

Landmark Classic Horse Sale
  • Lot 128 Royalle Signature sold for $49,000 on the account of David & Jessica Bell.  [View Video]
  • Nonda Wallflower 3yo Conman mare sold for $62,000.  [View Video]

2016

  • Landmark Open Challenge – Royalle Signature – 1st.   [View Video]
  • Warwick Gold Cup Rd 1 – One Moore Currie – [View Video]

2015

  • Orange Open – Miss Scarlett Acre – 1st – [View Video]

2014

NCHA Futurity
NCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity

2013

Warwick

Stallion Draft

Gold Cup Round 1

Canning Downs Round 1.

Chinchilla Grandfather Clock

Paradise Lagoons

  • Stallion draft.  3rd  riding Urrala Aussie – 173 points.  [View Video]

Contact

Jon Templeton
136 Buttsworth Road
Kingaroy  QLD  4610

Ph: 07 4162 1956
Mob: 0408 471 074
Email: templetontraining@bigpond.com
Web: www.templetontraining.com.au


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