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Halls Chickenman
From day dot he was something special.

Service Fee

  • $2,200 inc GST
  • + Vet & agistment
  • LFG
  • Chilled Semen available

Early Bird Special

  • $1,650 inc GST if booked by 1/10/18
  • Breed 2018/19 season only.
  • Booking fee applies, plus vet fees & agistment.

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Lifetime Earnings

  • $96,600 (a/o August 2018)
  • 5 Trophy saddles

Standing

Tooma
East Wermatong
Tooma   NSW   2642

Hall's Chickenman Story
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John Mitchell grew up on his family farm in Tooma NSW, high in the Snowy Mountain country. Growing up in a small community and being an active young sportsman, John found himself involved in many of the local sporting events, including Pony Club, a place where he gained his foundation and love of riding. It wasn’t long, before horses became an everyday part of John’s life whether it was competing in the local Pony Club competition or mustering cattle and sheep on his family farm.

John Mitchell with his premiership winning Albury team mates.
John Mitchell with his premiership winning Albury team mates.

Like most young, keen boys, John’s passion didn’t stop with horses. He had a love for a variety of ball sports, Aussie Rules football in particular.  John spent all of his youth chasing his dream of becoming a successful football player, a dream which led him to Brisbane to pursue a career on the sporting field.

His dream realised, John was soon able to return home when he cemented a paid position in the Ovens and Murray Football League with the Albury Tigers.

Ten years on, John remains a Tiger and continues to play with the club.

John & Stacey Mitchell & Halls Chickenman
John & Stacey Mitchell & Halls Chickenman

It was evident from an early age being second best was never an option for John. He knew that to be the best, he had to learn from the best and have the best horses under him. This lead him and his mate Morgan Webb up north to join Ben Halls contract mustering Team in 2012 and also where he would meet his now wife, Stacey. It was this move that paved Johns path into the team of horses he has today.

Breaking in horses was a part of the contract with Ben which would come a life changing moment for John as among the breakers was an eye catching Conman colt, Halls Chickenman. It only took one ride for John to know that he wanted him. “From day dot I knew he was something special”. John was able to purchase Chickenman off Ben and continue on with his education.

Steady mustering as a 3 yo was the next program and the following October John and Halls Chickenman had their first outing at the Battle on the Bidgee. This would normally be a big challenge for a young horse, but John declares that with Chickenmans calm mind and natural ability, he was always going to be ready to compete. The pair came home with the win and launched Chickenman’s name into the Challenge scene.

2013 Battle on the Bidgee. Chickenman & John Mitchell
2013 Battle on the Bidgee Champions, Halls Chickenman & John Mitchell.

The Campdraft arena followed with a win in the Maiden at Holbrook the following April.

Chickenman has continued on to accumulate a serious list of Stockman Challenge wins including 3 back to back Man from Snowy River Titles, 2 Battles on the Bidgee titles, 5 saddles plus multiple runner up placings. All attributed to his great mind and natural ability.

Meanwhile his Campdraft performances are also gaining attention with his unique low travelling style which demonstrates his ability to run a cow and his great attitude as John continually rides him on a loose rein with no pressure. His runoff in the Novice at the ACA finals and his Runner Up Title in the Stallion Shootout at Landmark 2018 propelled him into the elite ranks and showed just how big his heart is.

Results
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Stockman’s Challenges - 2017/18

2018

2017

  • Man from Snowy River Open Challenge Champion
  • Battle on the Bidgee Open Challenge Champion
  • King of the Ranges Challenge – 5th

Stockman’s Challenges - 2013-2016

2016

  • Man from Snowy River Open Challenge Champion
  • King of the Ranges Challenge – 3rd

2015

  • King of the Ranges – 2nd overall.

2014

  • Jindabyne Snowy River Challenge – 3rd
  • King of the Ranges Open Challenge – 2nd

2013

  • Equitana Legend Invitational Pairs Stockman’s Challenge Champion (with Dave Mitchell)
  • Battle on the Bidgee Open Challenge Champion
    (first outing as a 3 yo)

Campdrafting

2018

  • Man From Snowy River Open – 2nd.
  • Landmark Stallion Shootout Runner up

2017

  • ACA Finals Novice Draft – 2nd after Run off
  • Tumbarumba Novice – 1st
  • Tallangatta Novice – 1st

2016

  • Tumut Novice – 5th. Rd 1 score of 91

2014

  • Holbrook Maiden – 1st
Progeny
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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 Grand Dam: Hazelwood Romance

Hazelwood Romance is part of a small band of Stock Horse mares that will go down in history as a legend.

Visit Hall Stockhorses page to read the full story on Romance.

Dam: Halls Fortyniner Chick

Halls Fortyniner Chick is Ben Hall’s highly performed multiple Open campdraft winning mare.  She has placed at both Paradise Lagoons and Warwick.

Studbook
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ASH Registration # C2-231671
Foaling Date:  20/10/2009
Colour:  CHESTNUT
Breeder:  B & J Hall
Current Owner:  John Mitchell

Information provided courtesy of the the Australian Stock Horse Society.
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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: HALLS FORTYNINER CHICK – MB FRECKLES FORTYNINER – MBP DOCS FRECKLES OAK – IS MBP
FORTYNINER KATE 02
LONESOME DOVE GOLDEN GLO 02 VALLEY DANE 02
SHOO FLY 01
Print advertisements
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Halls Chickenman ad 2018
Advert by Hewitt Consulting & Communications, 2018

Halls Chickenman advert
Advert by Hewitt Consulting & Communications, 2017
Video Gallery
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Campdrafting

2018

Man From Snowy River

Landmark Classic

Tumbarumba


Stockman’s Challenges

2018 Man From Snowy River

John and Halls Chickenman in the Bareback

Posted by Stacey Mitchell on Friday, 6 April 2018

2018 Man from Snowy River Stock Handling John Mitchell

What a horse, what a dog, what a competitor!Halls Chickenman, Dude and John Mitchell on their way to winning the 2018 Man from Snowy River Challenge Stock Handling section.Dude was a personal favourite of Select Sires for the weekend. He also finished 2nd in the Open Dog Trial.

Posted by Select Sires on Tuesday, 10 April 2018


Chickenman in his element with Dr Harry!

Chickenman in his element with Dr Harry!!?

Posted by Halls Chickenman on Friday, 15 September 2017


August 31, 2014
Chickenman’s 1st outing Battle on the Bidgee 2013, winner of the cutout and overall cattle work section.

Chickenman's 1st outing Battle on the Bidgee 2013, winner of the cutout and overall cattle work section.

Posted by Halls Chickenman on Sunday, 31 August 2014


August 31, 2014
First outing as a 3yo at Battle on the Bidgee 2013. Winner of the dry working section with a score of 93. Not bad for his first circle cantered the night before!

First outing as a 3yo at Battle on the Bidgee 2013. Winner of the dry working section with a score of 93. Not bad for his first circle cantered the night before!

Posted by Halls Chickenman on Sunday, 31 August 2014

Contact

John & Stacey Mitchell
East Wermatong
Tooma   NSW   2642

Mob John: 0428 243 829
Mob Stacey: 0439 183 531
E:  johnbmitchell32@gmail.com


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