Nonda Newman
The Blueblood

This stallion represents the best genetics in Australia at a very reasonable price.  One for the clever breeders.

Service Fee

  • $1,500 (no GST)
  • $1,200 (no GST) for multiple mares



Berragoon ASH Stud
Holbrook  NSW  Australia

Tel: 0427 002 926

Special Announcement

David and Heather Pascoe would like to announce that a percentage of every service fee from Nonda Newman  will be donated to the very worthy Red Kite Foundation.

Redkite is an Australian cancer charity providing essential support to children and young people (0 to 24 years) with cancer, and the family and support network that cares for them.

Nonda Newman & Dr David Pascoe.
Nonda Newman & Dr David Pascoe.

“Children are the future of every rural community, and one of the great difficulties of isolated regions is being able to access first class medical care,” Heather said. “Once a family is given the news of their child’s diagnosis and the patient is uplifted to city hospitals, Red Kite volunteers and supporters then move in and assist the family from arranging their travel and transport, finding them suitable accommodation and helping them  cover the cost of essentials such as electricity and rent. While Red Kite’s assistance does not actually cover the patient, it looks after the family support group that the child will need to make a happy and healthy recovery.

“David and I both grew up in rural Australia and we continue to choose to live there, so we know first- hand just how difficult it is not only to access good medical care but also uplift an entire family to be with their child.

“Newman suffered a critical injury himself while he was away in training as a 2YO when he completely severed his digital flexor tendon while he was in his stable. The only reason that he was able to be saved to go to stud was because he received immediate veterinary assistance, and he has recovered sufficiently to be able to handle his duties in the breeding shed,” Heather said. “If a horse’s life can be saved with an entire team working together to help him, then we believe that children and their families in the bush need our help to do the same.

David and Heather Pascoe believe that giving is the right thing to do and that we need to be the change we want to see in the world.

“There are so many amazing charities out there doing good work and really making a difference,” Heather said. “All of our Plaintree stallions will support an individual charity while they are at stud.”

~ David & Heather Pascoe

Nonda Newman's story
Nonda Lets Talk Later & Heather Pascoe with Robert Mackay.
Nonda Lets Talk Later & Heather Pascoe with Robert Mackay.

Nonda Newman was bred by David and Heather Pascoe at Plaintree Farms.

His dam, the brilliant Nonda Lets Talk Later carved her own remarkable legend as the only horse in Australia to ever make it to the top of both the campdraft industry AND the cutting industry.

No other horse has even come close to her achievements in recent times.

As a 3YO, Lets Talk Later finalled in the NCHA Futurity for her new trainer Robert Mackay. This was a remarkable effort since she had missed months of training after a previous trainer made the decision that she didn’t “have what it takes” to make it to the Futurity.

She was spelled and missed several months of work before she was switched to her new trainer Robert Mackay.

As a 4yo, Lets Talk Later then ran a prestigious close second in the Novice at the NCHA National Finals before she became a Finalist in the NCHA Derby.

The mare was immediately spelled after the Derby and, while she was still only a 4YO,  handed over to campdrafting legend Terry Hall to “go back to her roots” and draft cattle – exactly what her family had been bred to do at Nonda Downs Station in North West Queensland for nearly a hundred years.

Nonda Lets Talk Later & Heather Pascoe.
Photo by Gail. Nonda Lets Talk Later & Heather Pascoe, NCHA.

It was no surprise that the mare took to the sport like a duck to water.

Terry and Christine headed off to do the big Northern Territory run and Ella – as she is affectionately known – was soon chalking up big scores and doing it like a natural.

In no time at all,  Ella had won prestigious drafts such as the Walcha Golden Gate and the Proston Golden Spurs.

Remarkably, the mare almost won the Warwick Gold Cup at her very first attempt. She put up a dazzling run in the Final and had her big red Santa bullock under control and was about to step over the line of the gate when the bullock suddenly stopped and hooked back directly under her neck.

Judge Mike Atthow later walked across and gave his commiserations to Heather. “This probably won’t help how you are feeling right now,” he said. “ but I thought you’d like to know that I had your mare on a 93.”

Heather and Terry then made the joint decision to give Lets Talk Later a year off to allow her to have a foal.

She had been in work since she was a 2YO and both Heather and Terry believed she deserved to take some time off and stand under a tree and be a horse.

Nonda Lets Talk Later & Terry Hall.
Nonda Lets Talk Later & Terry Hall.

A year later, she delivered a lovely chestnut filly by Acres Destiny and had the time and pleasure to rear her filly until she was weaned at seven months.

Lets Talk Later then went back into work and Terry soon discovered that the mare had come back tougher than ever.

In 2000, Lets Talk Later headed back to the Warwick Gold Cup for only the second time – and when she entered the big sandy ring, she made sure she didn’t leave them wondering.

She not only top scored the Gold Cup, she also ran the fastest time in the Canning Downs Draft (22 seconds) and chalked up the highest points aggregate.

She was then spelled for three months after the draft and while she was enjoying her rest under the trees at Eureka Stud at Cambooya, she contracted a mystery internal infection that nearly killed her.

She spent two and a half months in Pascoe’s Oakey Veterinary Hospital battling for her life and she was saved against all the odds by Dr David Pascoe and his brilliant medical team.

She was later retired from competition and she has produced a further seven embryo foals under the care of Dr David Pascoe.

While her first filly was by Acres Destiny, three of her embryo foals were by a variety of thoroughbred stallions and the remaining four embryo foals were all by Hazelwood Conman.


Nonda Newman was critically injured as a 2YO in training when he severed his digital flexor tendon in a stable accident. This meant that he was never able to be competed again.

He was, however, ridden by both Terry Hall along with his trainer Hugh Miles and both rated Newman as a very good horse, their comments are below.

He was also inspected by legendary horseman Ian Francis and the internationally renowned veterinarian Dr Reg Pascoe.

“I really like this horse. I rode him and he was a very good horse.”
~ Terry Hall

“What a shame that a colt of Newman’s conformation and depth of breeding won’t have the opportunity to compete. We know that champions come from within certain families and his is a family of champions. I hope the campdraft industry gives him the opportunity to prove his worth as a sire and, in doing so, build a legacy for the Red Kite Fund.”
~ Ian Francis

“This colt has all the attributes of his great father and mother – conformation, mind and ability. He had a very promising future.”
~ Hugh Miles

“A pedigree like this is a start not to be missed, and combined with his good conformation and looks will assure this colt his place in breeding history”.
~ Dr Reg Pascoe, AM


Nonda Plains of Peppimenarti

  • Dam: Nonda Dottie Papunya, daughter of the Cloncurry Stockmens Challenge winner Star Carousel.
  • Sold Landmark Classic to Clinton & Kim Faine, Kimlin Performance Horses, Rockhampton.

2019 – Ridden by Jaimie Kreisch

  • Cloncurry Stockman’s Encouragement Challenge – Reserve Champion
  • Monto Silver Buckle
    • 8th Rookie Challenge
    • 10th Derby Challenge

The son of two Superstars.


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.

Dam: Nonda Lets Talk Later

Read Nonda Lets Talk Later’s bio in the Story tab above.

  • Winner of 2000 Warwick Gold Cup with Terry Hall.


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.


Doc’s Freckles Oak was one the original imported Quarter Horse Stallions who changed the thinking in the Australian Cutting & Campdraft industries.

Maternal Great grand dam: Nonda Night Bird

Night Bird was bred on Nonda Downs station near Julia Creek in NW Qld and brought south by Heather in 1986. She is from the time-honoured Nonda Rotorua family which has been tightly held by the Brown family since the turn of the Century.  Trained by Ian Francis, she had a brilliant show career.

  • Qld Junior Working Champion as a 2YO,
  • Won the Station Hack at Brisbane Royal as a 3YO
  • Placed 2nd at the prestigious Widgee Futurity (to another Nonda owned filly).

Ian Francis held a very high opinion of Night Bird and recommended Heather to send her to stud as a 4YO. Her first filly was Nonda Sweet Dreams.  Her other fillies include Nonda Allnightlong and Nonda Happy Ever After (both by Doc’s Freckles Oak) as well as Nonda Bounceback (Rivoli Rex). All these mares proved to be exceptional broodmares.


Registration #: 192441
Foaling Date: 05/11/2007
Breeder: Dr & Mrs David Pascoe
Current Owner: Dr & Mrs David Pascoe

Clicking on the link will lead to the horse’s listing on the Australian Stock Horse Stud Book register.
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Nonda Newman


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Dr David & Mrs Heather Pascoe
Plaintree Farms
1344 Cecil Plains Road
Toowoomba  QLD

Heather: 0418 788 877


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