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Archdale Convoy
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“Convoy is a very athletic horse, he shows great calmness and trainability.  He would be an ideal outcross to breed your mares to.”
Pete Comiskey

Service Fee

  • $1,250 inc GST
  • +agistment
  • Chilled semen available
  • First collection free.

Standing

Limited live cover available at:
Warrabah Station
Manilla  NSW  2340

Archdale Convoy's story
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To understand the Archdale Convoy story you need to remember back to Warwick in the late 90’s and 2000’s when Chevelle and Conman were two of the standout horses of their generation. As time passes they have both become horses that are regularly compared throughout the generations. Comments such as “are they two of the greatest ever” are relevant.

John Meek & Doc's Chevelle, 1997 Warwick Gold Cup winners
John Meek & Doc’s Chevelle, 1997 Warwick Gold Cup winners

One of the elite mares of the 90’s was John Meek’s Chevelle, a lovely chestnut mare by Doc’s Spinifex. This combination finished 2nd in the 1997 Gold Cup before returning the following year to win the coveted Warwick Gold Cup. To quote John on Chevelle’s achievements he says, “Yeah, we went OK”.

When her career ended she was bred to Cattle Baron and produced a filly foal, Archdale Chanelle. Chanelle was broken in and had just started her career. She had one run in the Maiden at Rylestone and then injured a tendon and was never ridden again.  Again to quote John, “Yeah, she went good. Had a bit of ability”.

John then bred her to the very best in Hazelwood Conman with Archdale Convoy being the foal. Long-time friend of John’s, Richard Adams saw the colt foal and immediately liked him and offered to buy him. “Yeah, I was happy for him to have him so I sold him. Good to see him fulfil his potential”.

Archdale Convoy.
Photo by Melissa Salmond. Archdale Convoy.

Richard then broke the colt in on the road while he spent 12 months droving, giving him every opportunity to develop into a really solid camp horse. He started Archdale Convoy at Ashford as a youngster running an 88 and impressing the onlookers, including Philip Frame. A Novice win at Inverell soon followed.

When Richard decided to let Archdale Convoy move on an offer was made to purchase him by Philip and Pete Stevenson. Philip was looking for a home sire for his Cool Gun mares and for a standout competition horse. Convoy presented an excellent outcross with his Spinifex and Conman bloodlines and both Philip and Pete agreed he possessed both these qualities in his work style.  Spinifex horses naturally show a lot of cow in the yard and he travelled just like a Conman outside, effortlessly rating his cattle, plus he comes from a really powerful Spinifex mare line in Chevelle.

Archdale Convoy & Riley Stevenson.
Archdale Convoy & Riley Stevenson.

Convoy spent the winter months of 2018 with Pete Comiskey to further his competition career, get some runs on the board and to get his name out and about around QLD.  Pete commented that Convoy has one of the most trainable minds he has worked with.

Since being back with Pete Stevenson Archdale Convoy has continued to improve and impress, and has proven to be a wonderful family horse with everyone riding him at home, even 10 year old Riley, and having campdraft success with Abby in Juvenile drafts.

Expect to hear a lot more of Archdale Convoy.

Achievements
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2019

Ridden by Pete Stevenson

  • Hawkesdale Novice – 1st (89 89)
  • Armidale Novice – 2nd (86 88)

2017-2018

2018

  • Inverell Sapphire City Spurs Novice – =5th with Pete Stevenson.
  • Paradise Lagoons finalist in all events except Novice with Pete Comiskey.  (Scores of: 89 87 89 89 88)
  • Bundarra Restricted Open – 4th (88 90) with Pete Stevenson.
  • Burundi Juvenile Draft – 1st with Abby Stevenson

2017

  • Inverell Novice – 1st with Richard Adams.
  • Ashford – 1st run 88
Progeny
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Latest foal

Filly, born Jan 15, 2019, owned by Stevenson family.
Videoed here at less than 12 hours old.  [View Video]

Archdale Convoy filly, owned by Stevenson family.
Archdale Convoy filly, owned by Stevenson family.

2018 colt owned by Beau Frame

Archdale Convoy colt,, owned by Beau Frame's family.
Archdale Convoy colt,, owned by Beau Frame’s family.
Pedigree
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Sire: Hazelwood Conman

Hazelwood Conman has reached legendary status and is a truly great sire.  He has: a great pedigree, a successful performance record of his own and proven progeny.

Visit Hazelwood Conman’s page to read his story.

Paternal Grandam: Doc's Chevelle

Doc’s Chevelle had a string of achievements with John Meek, but her record at Warwick is particularly outstanding:

1997

  • 2nd – Warwick Gold Cup  |  Ran off Canning Downs Cutout

1998

  • 1st – Warwick Gold Cup

2000

  • 1st – Cutout Winner Gold Cup  Cutout, ridden by Mark
    Buttsworth
  • Finalist Canning Downs

Read article “John Meek and Doc’s Chevelle“, courtesy of The Warwick Gold Cup, “Campdrafting’s Memories and Magic Moments”.

Studbook
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Registration # 234007
Foaling Date: 14/11/2011
Colour: CHESTNUT
Height: 15hh
Breeder: Archdale Stock Horses
Current Owner: Multiply Owned – Phillip Frame & Peter Stevenson

Clicking on the link will lead to the horse’s listing on the Australian Stock Horse Stud Book register.
(Use the back button to return to this page.)

 Sire: HAZELWOOD CONMAN – IS HSH  DOGWOOD COMET – IS HSH  ELLIOTTS CREEK CADET – FS HSH
 DOGWOOD MADAM – IM HSH
 HAZELWOOD ROMANCE – IM HSH  WARRENBRI ROMEO – IS HSH
 CARDONIS BREEZE – FM HSH
Dam: ARCHDALE CHANELLE – LH  KYABRA CATTLE BARON – HSH  COMARA ABBEYS CATTLE KING – IS HSH
 KYABRA LADY KAREENA – FM TB
 DOCS CHEVELLE – MB  DOCS SPINIFEX – IS MBP
 PINES FANCY 02
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Archdale Convoy ad, August 2018
Ad by Show Pony Graphics, ACA Magazine. Photos by Melissa Salmond.
Video Gallery
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2019

2018

2019 Landmark Classic progeny Sold
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Contact

Pete Stevenson
Mob: 0459 051 048

Philip Frame
Mob: 0427 221 610

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