Wallabah Excel
Ridden by the whole family. Winning for the whole family.

Wallabah Excel is a horse that all the family compete on and his ability and desire to compete make him ideal for the Yallata Park Stock Horse Stud vision.

Simon and Debbie are continuing their quest to be among the elite competitors on a national level and with Wallabah Excel they are figuring prominently in the bigger feature drafts.

Service Fee

  • $2,200 inc GST
  • $300 booking fee deductable but non-refundable.
  • + Vet & Agistment
  • LFG
  • All mares hand served
  • Chilled Semen Available.
  • Discount for walk in, walk out mares.  Contact owners for details.


Standing from October:
Boonara Performance Horses
Tansey  QLD  4601
Contact Huon & Colleen Smith
Mob: 0427 687130

The Dodwell Story

Simon and Debbie Dodwell have a simple vision for their Yalatta Park Stock Horse Stud. They wish to be as successful as possible on home bred horses.

Dodwell family
Photo by Forever Rose.

Both Simon and Debbie were involved with horses throughout their youth. Simon and his family were regular campdrafters and Debbie competed at Pony Club and hacking shows before becoming interested in the campdraft discipline.

After marrying they continued to compete in campdrafts within the Riverina area of NSW with their stock horses, but as Simon was a fan of the stock horse/quarter horse cross he started looking for a quarter horse colt to use with his mares. They purchased their quarter horse stallion A1 Tasso from Graham Amos as a yearling colt. Simon broke him in and took him successfully through his campdraft classes, eventually winning 12 Opens. Continuing to compete with A1 Tasso and his progeny and becoming more successful within their region, Simon decided it was time to take on the bigger competitions.

Simon Dodwell
Simon Dodwell

His first trip “north” was to attend the Jnr/Snr Quarter Horse Show in Tamworth in about 1989. Simon is happy to admit it was a learning curve that changed his life. It was the time when Mark Buttsworth was first campaigning Double Doc and it was the first time Simon had seen Mark compete. He was blown away by the intensity of the opposition and realised that there was a whole new level of competition to be experienced. There was also so much more he needed to learn.  Then and there he decided that he needed to get to Warwick and the bigger competitions. He needed to experience the bigger atmospheres, experience the pressure of competing against the best on a regular basis and to try and match it with them.

As the years rolled by Simon and Debbie started looking for a new sire to replace A1 Tasso. They decided on a Stock Horse to put over their A1 Tasso mares and Simon was interested in the Adios Reflect breed. He was impressed with how Reflect was crossing with Omega mares and Wallabah Excel represented exactly this cross.

Wallabah Excel is the horse they were hoping for. He is a horse that all the family compete on and his ability and desire to compete make him ideal for the Yalatta Park Stock Horse Stud vision.

Excel has exceeded expectations having won numerous titles in the Southern Campdraft Association as well as taking his riders to title wins as well.

The biggest highlight to date with Excel is winning the prestigous JHS Barnes Memorial Trophy at Warwick in 2016. Simon and Debbie also get a huge thrill out of hearing from owner/breeders who are enjoying success with his progeny.


Winner of over 60 campdrafts, including 31 opens.


2017 to present


  • Landmark Classic Open – =6th


  • 2017/2018 Riverina Zone
    • All Round Horse of the Year.
    • Open Horse of the Year.
  • Rock Campdraft – Open for Open – 1st  |  Ladies – 1st


  • Warwick Ladies Silver Cup – =5/6/7th with Debbie Dodwell.
    [View Rd 1 Video]   |  [View Final Video]
  • 2016/2017 Riverina Zone
    • All Round Horse of the Year.
    • Open Horse of the Year.
  • Jugiong Ladies – 1st with Debbie Dodwell

2015 - 2016


  • Warwick
    • Barnes Trophy Winner for outstanding performance finalling in the Canning Downs, Ladies & Stallion draft. [View Rd 1 Video]
  • Brungle – Open – 1st  |  Res Open – 1st



Ridden by the entire family



  • Highest Scoring Australian Stock Horse in the SCA Open Horse Category.
  • SCA Runner up All Round Horse
  • 3rd SCA Open Horse
  • Champion Riverina All Round Horse
  • Champion Riverina Open Horse

Excel progeny are stacking up!

Wallabah Excel’s progeny are EXCELLING in the led, hack and working and more recently campdraft arenas.

Type, temperament, trainability and a flare for the flat work disciplines are proving to be the standout qualities of these young offspring as they enter their various show programmes.

Excel progeny are also doing very well in the sales ring, having topped their category at various sales:


  • Berragoon Dune, top priced mare at Berragoon ASH Stud Production sale @ $22,000


  • Yalatta Park’s Excess, equal highest priced open aged gelding, Landmark Classic @ $25,000
  • Berragoon Suga Fix, highest priced 1 year old fill at Berragoon ASH Stud Production sale @ $8,000
  • Royalle INXS, equal highest priced filly at Fountain of Youth ASH sale @ $15,000
  • Shadowpark X-Rated, highest priced colt at Fountain of Youth ASH sale @ $7,000


  • Eulo Glen Calico, highest priced open aged mare at Landmark Classic @ $46,000
  • Royalle X-Factor, highest priced 1 year old colt at Berragoon ASH Stud Production sale @ $8,250
  • Berragoon Daydream, highest priced 1 year old filly at Berragoon ASH Stud Production sale @ $6,750
  • Rosebrook Gleam, highest priced 3 year old at Rosebrook ASH sale @ $10,400

Eulo Glen Calico

  • 7 yr mare old.  (June 2017).


  • Sold LANDMARK Classic to Mitchell family – $46,000.  [View Sale Video]
  • Top price aged mare sold by Dodwell Family
  • Rd 1 Classic – [View Video]


  • West Wyalong Novice – 1st
  • Tallangatta Maiden – 1st


  • West Wyalong Novice – 2nd (only her second draft)
  • Illabo Novice – 6th (88 & 84).  225 competitors

Yalatta Park's Excess

  • 6 year old gelding (2016)


Berragoon Expose

  • 5 year old stallion
  • Owned by the Grills Family of Holbrook
  • Ridden by Simon Dodwell.


  • Gunning Maiden – 1st
  • Briadwood Novice – 1st
  • + Numerous placings.

Kellyville Mack

  • Owned/ridden by Charlie McKinnon


  • Bundarra Juvenile – 1st (93) [View Video]
  • Inverell Show – =7th/8th with Joe McKinnon
  • Ashford Show
    • Open – 2nd (84, 89)
    • Juvenile – 2nd (88)
  • Landmark Classic Rd 1 (89) [View Video]
  • ABCRA Finals – Rd 1 (90)

Shadowpark Ruby Rose

  • 3 yr old.  (June 2014.)
  • Owned by Alex Crawford.
  • Shown by Jackie Long


  • 1st Led ANSA Filly, Melbourne Royal
  • 1st Ridden ASH under 4, Melbourne Royal
  • 1st Led ANSA 3 yr old, Sydney Royal
  • Champion Open Working ASH, Minto Ag Show
  • Champion ANSA Junior Led, Minto Ag Show


  • Supreme Champ Led ASH, St Ives Show
  • Winner Led 2 year old Filly, Canberra Royal
  • 4th Ridden 4 year & under ASH hack, Sydney Royal
  • 4th 2 y.o. Led Filly at ASH Nationals, Tamworth
  • Champ Led & Ridden ASH, Youngstock Show


  • 1st led 2yo Filly, Cumberland
  • 1st 2yo Snaffle Bit, Mossvale
  • 2nd 2yo Futurity, Gunning
  • 2nd 2yo Futurity, Mossvale
  • 1st in led ASH mare 3 years and under
  • Highest placed 2yo in ridden ASH any sex 3 years and under

Freeman's Cocomah Yindi

Breeder/Owner/Rider Kelly Freeman.

2016 – Here are just some of her highlights:

  • 1st 4yr old Hack Central Vic ASH Show.
  • 1st 4yr old Working Central Vic ASH Show.
  • 1st Led Mare 4yrs Albury Show.
  • Champion Led ASH Albury Show.
  • 1st Led ASH mare Nathalia Ag Show.
  • Reserve Champion Led ASH Nathalia Ag Show.
  • 1st Ridden ASH Nathalia Ag Show.
  • 1st Led ASH Corowa Show.
  • Champion Led Junior Exhibit Corowa Show.
  • 1st Working ASH Corowa Show.

[Ridden Show photo taken by Paul Bird.]


  • Owned and shown by Adele Warner.


  • South Queensland Management Council ASHS Yearling Futurity Series Winner.
  • Dayboro Show:
    – 1st 2 yr old and under ASH Filly
    – 1st 2yr old and under buckskin filly.
    – Champion ASH Mare
    – Supreme ASH Exhibit
  • Redcliffe Show:
    – 1st 2 yr old and under ASH Filly
    – 1st 2 yr old and under buckskin Filly
    – Champion Buckskin
    – Supreme Dilute Exhibit

[Bottom photo taken by Oz Shotz Photography.]

Yalatta Park's Execution

  • 5 years old (2017)
  • Owned by Ben and Emma Mooney
  • Purchased from Landmark as a 2 year old, $8000.


  • Candelo Novice campdraft – 1st
  • + numerous placings.

Yalatta Park's Expression

  • Mare foaled 13/12/2011
  • Owned by Simon Dodwell


  • West Wyalong Maiden – 1st
  • Braidwood Ladies – 4th.

Belmur Excel

  • Bred by John & Ann Rumbel
  • Purchased 2017 Landmark Sale: Tash and Lincoln Adams


  • Sale Show, Victoria.
    • Overall Supreme Stockhorse Champion
    • 3 y.o. Ridden – 1st
    • 3 y.o. Supreme Ridden – 1st

Landmark 2018 Results


  • Geldings averaged $8,125
  • Mares averaged $22,500

Landmark 2019 Results

Lot 574 – Amac Adele

  • 3 yo mare, Sold $52,500
  • Vendor: Laura MacIntosh

Westsar Jazz A Bell


  • Landmark Classic Young Guns – =8th (88 85) with Sophie Hardie.  [View Rd 1 Video]

Sire: Adios Reflect

As a sire Adios Reflect represents everything a campdraft breeder would be looking for.  He comes from a very strong mare family, which includes Warwick Gold Cup winner, Bruce Hollis’ Abel, and Graeme Clarke’s Gold Cup 2nd placegetter, Direct.

Other quality mares from this family include Bruce’s other mares, Yvonne and Select.

He then boasts another great campdraft family through his Gold Cup winning sire, Abdul.

Maternal Grand Sire: Warrenbri Omega

Warwick Gold Cup winner and more importantly the sire of many great performance horses. Warrenbri Omega horses have been the sale toppers at Stock Horse sales throughout the last decade and his contribution to the industry can only be described as phenomenal.

Dam - Kate


ASH Registration #:  172196
AQHA Registration #: FS-24994
Foaling Date:  20/09/2003
Colour:  DUN
Height:  15.0hh
Exceptional Horse Status:  Heritage Stock Horse
AQHA Foundation Sire
5 panel genetic screening: N/N
Breeder:  Mr MB Whale
Current Owner:  Mr S Dodwell

Clicking on the link will lead to the horse’s listing on the Australian Stock Horse Society Stud Book register.
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Video Gallery

Wallabah Excel






Landmark Classic

  • Open Draft Rd 2 – [View Video]
  • Lot 87. Yallatta Parks Excess.  Equal Top Priced Open Gelding – $25,000 – [View Video]

Wallabah Excel2015


  • Champion of Champions – Eq 4th (88, 88.5).  Rd 1 .  [View Video]
  • National Campdraft rider of Australia (NCCA) – 2nd, with a 3 round total of 256.5 (78.8, 89, 89).
    • Champion cut out horse with Rd 1 Cutout of 24 – [View Video]  (Click arrows bottom right hand corner to enlarge.)
    • Rd 2 – [View Video]  (Click arrows bottom right hand corner to enlarge.)
    • Rd 3 – [View Video]  (Click arrows bottom right hand corner to enlarge.)
  • Geurie Golden Bit Campdraft 90 (23, 63, 4) – [View Video]  (Click arrows bottom right hand corner to enlarge.)
  • Landmark Stallion draft – 3rd (89, 90, 23)




Yalatta Parks Excess

  • 2016 Landmark Classic – Lot 87 – Equal Top Priced Open Gelding – $25,000.  [View Video]

Eulo Glen Calico

Remix Matilda (filly)

  • ASH National Fountain of Youth Sale, Tamworth
  • Vendor: R. & E. Mitchell – SOLD: $12,000 – [View Video]

Kellyville Mack

  • 2017 Landmark Classic Rd 1 with Charlie McKinnon [View Video]
  • 2017 Bundarra Juvenile – 1st (93) with Charlie McKinnon [View FB Video]  (Click arrows bottom right hand corner to enlarge.)

Westsar Jazz A Bell

  • 2019 Landmark Classic Young Guns – =8th (88 85) with Sophie Hardie.  [View Rd 1 Video]


2019 Landmark Classic progeny sold


Simon & Debbie Dodwell
Bethungra  NSW  2590
(between Junee & Cootamundra)

Ph: 02 6943 4241
Simon: 0428 405 112
Debbie: 0428 434240

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