Adios Acres
“Begin with the end in mind”

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  • $1,650 inc GST
  • + Vet & agistment
  • LFG

Breeding Contract


Manilla  NSW

Adios Acres story

Jats Bar Adios Acres is a true example of dedicated horse people striving to breed better horses by breeding from only the best and using the best stallions to pursue their ambitions.

Jats Bar Radium’s Amber & Tracy Lee.
Jats Bar Radium’s Amber & Tracy Lee.

John Lee started campdrafting in the early 90’s and his early success was mostly due to a little home bred palomino mare, Jats Bar Radium’s Amber.  Out of a pony/thoroughbred cross mare and sired by Radium Bruce, she loved working cattle and with John and daughter Tracy competing on her, she went on to win and place in many drafts, including the ABCRA Championship Ladies, before winning  the Cassilis Open Campdraft in 1996.  This was to be her last draft as she was then retired to stud due to injury.

Amber  was to become a successful broodmare and the foundation dam of the good horses to come at John and Barbara’s Jats Bar Stud. Her foals included Jats Bar Rivoli Whisper and Open Campdraft stallion Jats Bar Radiums Coster.  Her last foal, born in 2003, was a black filly by popular Abbey bred sire Adios Reflect named Jats Bar Radiums Reflection. Unfortunately she was injured when only a few days old and after a very long battle she beat the medical odds and survived. She was never able to be ridden but being well grown as a 2 year old she was sent to Acres Destiny. The resulting foal, a black colt named Jats Bar Adios Acres always had that “X factor”. Carrying the beautiful bloodlines of Acres Destiny, Adios Reflect and Amber, John decided to keep him as a colt.

Adios Acres
Photo by Narelle Wockner Photography. Adios Acres. ASHS Northern Branch Show Champion.

Adios Acres was broken in and started by John and competed in local Australian Stock Horse shows, where he won many championships in Led and Working sections. As a 3 yo he was prepared for the 2010 Snaffle Bit Cutting Futurity, but injury prevented him from competing. The 2011 Cloncurry Challenge and Paradise Lagoons Campdraft was John and Adios’s next goal and the months of the training for both the Snaffle Bit Futurity and Cloncurry provided the excellent grounding for the successful campdrafting career we now see him having.

Consistency is the feature of his career which started in 2013 with several 2nd placings prior to winning their first draft at Upper Horton. This was followed by success at the ABCRA National Titles in Jan 2014 resulting in him winning the 2013 ABCRA Maiden Horse of theYear.

While competing in only a limited number of local drafts in the following three years, Adios Acres continues to impress with his stunning looks and the enthusiasm he shows when working cattle.

Breeding Facilities

John & Barbara Lee with Jats Bar Playtime and Jats Bar Showtime.
John & Barbara Lee with Jats Bar Playtime and Jats Bar Showtime.

After many years of breeding and competing on registered Australian Stock Horses John and Barbara Lee bought their property “Royston” which is situated between Manilla and Attunga, just north of Tamworth. Over the last 18 years they have transformed the property into a cattle fattening and horse breeding enterprise.

Breeding and training a small number of stock horses for campdrafting, they have set up round yards, campdraft arena, stables and a secure stallion serving area. The horse breeding section of the property has been set up with small electric fenced paddocks with tree lanes between each paddock.

It is here that John and Barbara stand Jats Bar Adios Acres and with their personal dedication to their horse breeding mare owners can be assured that every detail to ensure the safety of all animals is attended to.

A Winning Combination

Article courtesy of Australian Stock Horse Journal, written by Barbara Lee.




2018 - 2019



ASHS National Show

  • Winner of the Novice (89 90)
  • Winner of the Novice Cutout after a run off (23 21)
  • Stallion draft – =2nd (90 90)
  • Ladies draft – =3rd with Katie de Jong

Campdrafting, Show & Challenge

Show success

Adios Acres has won Champion in Working and led ASHS at State and National level.

Campdrafting success

As of June, 2017, Adios Acres had 30 placings including two wins and seven seconds. Winning cut outs with scores of 23.

Previous results include: 

  • 2016 Landmark Classic Stallion Shoot Out 6th
  • 2014 Ebor Ladies Draft 1st
  • 2014 Winner of Non Pro and Open Cow Horse at AELEC Tamworth
  • 2014 ABCRA Northern Zone Novice Horse of the Year
  • 2013  ABCRA Maiden Horse of the Year
  • 2013  ABCRA ASHS Campdraft Horse of the Year.
  • 2013  ABCRA Northern Zone Maiden Horse of the Year.
  • 2013 AQHA Runner Up Performance horse.
  • 2013 Q13 Novice Campdraft.

2017 with Katie De Jong

Gunnedah’s Northern Branch Stock Horse Show.

  • Reserve Champion led Stallion
  • Reserve Champion Station Horse
  • Champion Hack, Champion Working
  • Supreme Ridden horse of the Show and
  • High Point Horse of the Show.

Adios Acres’progeny are winning at campdrafting, ASH Shows, Polocrosse, Challenges and Dressage.

Central West ASHS branch show 2019, four Adios Acres progeny in the ribbons, John Rumble, Tina McTavish, Lindsay Doyle and John Lee.

Jats Bar Casanova

Purchased by Megan & Brendan Shearer as a weanling.


  • Tamworth Show
    • Champion led stallion/colt
    • Won 3yrs and under  Hack
    • WON 3yrs and under  Working
    • 2nd Novice hack.
  • NE ASH Branch Challenge, Guyra – 3 yo Challenge Champion
  • Sydney Royal Show
    • 2 yo and under Colt class – 1st
    • Champion Stallion award 


  • Manilla Show – Champion Led Colt
  • ASHS National Show – Yearling Colt – 3rd
  • Glen Innes Show
    • Champion Led Australian Stock Horse
    • Supreme Champion Stock Horse of the show.

Jats Bar Unique


  • NE ASHS Challenge, Guyra – Open Challenge Champion – 4th
  • Upper Horton Pop up Challenge
    • 1st – Hack Challenge (hack, working, utility)
    • Highest scoring reg ASHS over the weekend
  • NE ASH Branch Show
    • 1st working mare 5yo and over
    • Reserve Champ Open working
    • 2nd Hack mare 5yo and over & 2nd overall in the hack Challenge
    • 1st Station horse mare 5yo and over.
    • Open Challenge – 3rd hack section.
  • ASHS National Show
    • 5 yo and over, 15hh and under Pleasure hack – 1st
    • Novice working – 1st
    • Reserve Champion Working


Manilla Equine Sports Association All Breeds Show.

  • 4 yo and under 15hh mare class – 1st
  • Reserve Champion Led mare
  • 4 yo & over mare Hack Champion
  • Novice and 4 yo working – 2nd

Manilla Show

  • Led mare over 3yrs – 2nd
  • Reserve Champion Led ASH mare
  • Winner of the hack and working mare over 3yrs old


Gunnedah Northern Branch Stock Horse Show

  • Champion Novice Hack
  • 2nd in the Novice working
  • Winner both hack classes in the 4 y.o. & Encouragement Challenges and
  • 3rd overall in both Challenges.

ASHS NSW Breeders Championships at Narrabri

  • 2nd in the 4 y.o. working mare

Jats Bar Abigail


  • ASHS National Show
    • 4 yo Maturity campdraft =5th (1st draft)
    • Working 4 yo – 2nd
  • NE ASH Branch Show
    • 1st Led mare n/e 15hh
    • Reserve Champ Mare
    • 1st Novice working
    • Champ Novice working
    • 2nd 4yo hack, 4yo working
    • 3rd Novice hack.


Manilla Equine Sports Association All Breeds Show.

  • Led class – 2nd
  • 3 yo and under hack – 2nd
  • Novice Hack & Novice working – 1st
  • 3 yo and under working – 1st
  • Reserve Champion working


Owned by Annabelle Hasson


  • Eastern Branch Challenge
    • 1st Dressage
    • 1st Working
    • 2nd Hack
    • 3rd – Station Horse
  • ASHS National Show
    • 2nd – Novice Working Gelding 5 years over 15hh
    • 1st – Novice Hack Gelding 5 years over 15hh
    • 14th in a huge field in their first ever ASHLA.


  • Hunter Valley Dressage Association Championships
    • =1st, 2nd & Champion.
  • Singleton Show
    • 1st Champion ASH hack
    • Working class – 4th

Jats Bar Impact

  • Sold as a 2 yo at Landmark to Jill Brown
  • Successfully competing in ASHS classes, Showring, Dressage, Campdrafts and Challenges with many wins and placings. Including:
    • Champions at hack, Working and Led
    • ASHS Border Branch High Point Led Horse.

Jats Bar Alibi


  • Col Smith Memorial Novice campdraft, Gunnedah – 5th


  • Col Smith Memorial Novice campdraft Winner as a 4 yo.

Jats Bar Sequin


  • Winner Merriwa Encouragement draft with owner Lindsay Doyle.
  • Winner ASHS Northern Branch 2 yo Futurity
  • Sold 2017 Landmark – $7,000.

Jats Bar Devine

  • Winning and placing ASH classes and finalling in campdrafts.

Landmark Classic Sales Progeny

Jats Bar Noelene

  • 2 yo filly.  Sold 2018 – $13,000

Belmure Mandolin

  • 3 yo gelding.  Sold 2017 – $16,500

Dooleysilver Dixie

  • 3 yo filly.  Sold 2016 – $16,500

Belmure JL 

  • 2 yo gelding.  Sold 2016 – $10,000

Belmure Acres

  • 2 yo gelding.  Sold 2015 – $10,000

Jats Bar Showtime

  • 3 yo filly.  Sold 2014 – $11,000

Geebung Image

  • Owned by Dan Daley, who has 2 Adios Acres’ polocross geldings, Geebung Image and Geebung John.

Jats Bar Noelene


  • Sold Landmark Classic as a 2 yo mare – $13,000.

Jats Bar Epic


Jats Bar Blackjack


  • Northern branch Show – HIGH POINT HORSE of the show.

Sire: Acres Destiny

ACRES DESTINY has become a household name in the performance horse world, producing champion after champion in a range of disciplines including cutting, campdrafting, challenges & reining.

Adios Acres’s Full pedigree details on the sire side are available on Acres Destiny’s Page.

Maternal Grand Dam: Jats Bar Radium’s Amber

Won and placed in many drafts, including the ABCRA Championship Ladies, before winning the Cassilis Open campdraft in 1996.  This was to be her last draft as she was then retired to stud due to injury.

Amber was also the dam of Open mare Jats Bar Rivoli Whisper and Open Campdraft stallion Jats Bar Radiums Coster.


Dam: Jats Bar Radiums Reflection

Reflection was Amber’s last foal.  By popular Abbey bred sire Adios Reflect she was injured when only a few days old.  She survived against the odds but was never able to be ridden.


Registration # 180699
Foaling Date: 16/11/2006
Height: 15.1hh
Breeder: J & B Lee
Current Owner: J & B Lee

Clicking on the link will lead to the horse’s listing on the Australian Stock Horse Stud Book register.
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 Sire: ACRES DESTINY (IMP)  BOB ACRE DOC USA-1956113  Son of a Doc 02
 Sapp Sandy 02
 SAN JOSE HICKORY USA-1914760  Docs Hickory 02
 San Jose Belle 02
Ad by Show Pony Graphics for Australian Campdrafting Magazine. 2020.

2018 ACM ad. Artwork by Show Pony Graphics.
2018 ACM ad. Artwork by Show Pony Graphics.

Adios Acres Ad by Australian Campdrafting Magazine.
Adios Acres Ad by Australian Campdrafting Magazine.
Video Gallery

Adios Acres

2020 Nutrien Classic

2019 Landmark Classic

2018 ASHS National Show

Adios Acres compilation


Jats Bar Epic

Jats Bar Black Jack

Jats Bar Desire

Jats Bar Showtime

Jats Bar Whiplash

2012 Nutrien Classic Horses sold

Lot 435 – Jats Bar Amigo

Jats Bar Amigo, Two year old gelding Lot 435 at Landmark Classic Sale in Feb 2020

Jats Bar Amigo, getting some work out the back of the farm, he has a beautiful lovely travelling canter and calm easy going nature.

Posted by Jats Bar Stock Horses on Sunday, 15 December 2019


John & Barbara Lee
Manilla  NSW  2346
Tel: 0488 558 422

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