‘As a family, we have made a decision to donate a number of Conman services in order to support our favourite Children’s Charities. While we know a lot of people are facing very challenging times right now, we believe that little kids facing tough times are some of the bravest people we know, so Conman will be doing his very best to try and help them. We intend to make that our chosen charity for the next few years so we can really make a difference.
Thank you for your support, and we sincerely hope that you will breed the horse you dream about in the 2017 breeding season.’
Terry and Chrissie
Although Conman’s official results are incomplete, we are still able to recall what an amazing competition record he has. It all started with a win in the Ladies at Yetman before heading towards the Cloncurry Challenge. In Cloncurry he was leading going to the final, but it wasn’t to be and he finished 5th. The rest however, has been a stellar career with many memorable moments for the Hall family and all spectators alike.
Notable achievements include:
1st ladies Draft at Warwick 2005
1st Stallion Draft ASH Nationals at Warwick 2006
The 2009 Condamine, Chinchilla, Warwick run was where he really shone and his results over that period are testament to his ability.
Condamine Bell 2nd
Chinchilla Grandfather Clock 1st
Warwick Stallion Draft 1st
Warwick Gold Cup =3rd
Winner Barnes Trophy
Then again at Warwick in 2012. [See Video Gallery]
Lot 506 – Hazelwood Consequence, 4 yo mare, sold for $61,000.
Lot 529 – Destined to be a Grifter, 3 yo stallion, sold for $40,000. [View Sale Video]
Sire: Dogwood Comet
Comet was bred by Noel Campbell at Condamine before changing ownership to Robbie Hilton (he was out of Robbie’s great mare Dawn). As a young two year old colt Robbie sent him to Terry Hall for education and the necessary mustering miles.
Terry was impressed with Comet and a deal was done with Robbie. Terry swapped High Shine, from High Regard, for Comet as the mare was more appropriate for Robbie to ride.
Dogwood Comet was drafting at 4 years old, but a potential career was cut short when he lost an eye in an accident at the truck. He was retired to stud duties.
After seven years the Hall’s decided to retry him and he was just as he always was. He was better with left hand courses as he could get his bearings better, but his will and commitment showed the character of the horse to perform so well with his disability. They took him on a trip to the Territory where he won a Progressive Draft and then he was retired again.
He was later sold to Paul and Jane Stone when Terry and Chris started standing Conman.
Hazelwood Romance is part of a small band of Stock Horse mares that will go down in history as a legend.
Terry and Romance are described as “A brilliant partnership”.