Sue Brosnan is a Territory businesswoman with a passion for business and a love of horses, particularly stock horses. Her horses have enabled her to grow her business interests and have taught her so much as she gained the experience needed to successfully run these businesses.
Sue is originally a Victorian having lived in Castlemaine as a child. She finished school and had an amazing sporting career which included winning an Olympic medal in the sport of rowing before becoming a city based career woman in the accounting field. However, a longing to be involved with the bush led her to opt for a career change which saw her take a jillaroo/bookkeeper position at Heytsbury Beef – Yacamunda Station, working for Janet Holmes A Court, a woman Sue had always admired.
Stock Camp life took her on a huge learning curve and she soon learnt that stock camp horses were bred and used mainly for work. Sue has always felt the First X horses appealed more as they retained the size, strength and athleticism needed to travel throughout a big day’s work, while tending to have better temperaments without the work requirements of some of the purebred stock horse lines. These qualities led her straight to “Cantaur Park Daddy Who” when she was researching the Landmark catalogue in 2017.
Originally looking for a quality mare Sue couldn’t help but notice the video of Mac Shann handling and working the young 2yo One Moore Daddy colt he was preparing for the sale. He was soft, athletic, had a wonderful temperament and tremendous eye appeal, plus Sue had always admired One Moore Daddy and his progeny. He was out of a mare that Mac and Gayle had purchased to breed to One Moore Daddy that went back to Kevin Davidson’s Einnor Black Jack, a wonderful sire well known for his size, strength and ability. This gave Daddy Who all the attributes Sue was looking for.
Arriving in Tamworth and seeing Daddy Who in the flesh cemented the decision that he was the horse Sue wanted and she purchased him for $52,000. A plan forward for this outstanding young colt was formed based around giving him all the time needed to mature into a top competition sire. He was sent straight to Luke Bennett, of Peak Performance Horses, for his future development and at every stage he has been willing and has impressed his connections.
The long term plan is campdrafting, but his career started in 2018 when Luke prepared him for the NCHA Futurity. Luke felt this would give him solid foundation to go forward into the challenge and campdrafting arenas and all connections were thrilled when after the two Go Rounds he had performed above all expectations missing the Final by a point.
He has a busy competition schedule planned for the next few years starting with the Landmark Classic and Cloncurry Challenge, but the main focus is his longevity as a competition horse. Luke loves the way he travels and his willingness to please but he won’t be rushing him into competition levels until he is ready and prepared.