A new chapter is beginning for Huon and Colleen Smith at Boonara with the arrival of Glencoe Last Word. Huon and Colleen are very astute horse breeders and they are continually looking for genetics that will enhance both their own mare line while offering superior and different outcross options for the wider Stock Horse community. With Glencoe Last Word they have found just that, a unique Stockhorse outcross that they are very excited to use.
They are very grateful to Max and Lynne Glasser for giving them the opportunity to own Glencoe Last Word, while they are also excited for the future of the Glasser genetics.
Glencoe Last Word is sired by the great Creswood Rivoli All Talk. The broader campdraft community will remember one of the much loved and admired combinations of the 80’s and 90’s, Eric Young and Rivoli All Talk. Campaigning in the Warwick area they won 40 Open drafts plus Nola and the family won many Juveniles and Ladies with him. He was a really talented horse with natural ability and a wonderful temperament which made him the all round family horse we all remember. He is also remembered as a horse that bred on and sired exceptional camp horses for the Young family such as Silence, Mexico and Rumours, Bounty, Monique and Rave On.
Equally impressive is Last Word’s maternal heritage. The Glasser family and their Glencoe Stock Horses have been a powerful breeding name in the Stock Horse industry for generations of both people and horses. Frank and Max Glasser were always in the winners circle and travelled extensively in the 50’s, 60’s and on into the more recent times of campdrafting winning a trophy cabinet full of the biggest drafts around including National Titles and a Warwick Gold Cup. They always rode home bred horses with their breeding emphasis being type, temperament and ability. Hence the Glencoe mare line remained full of good quality mares that looked good and would perform in any arena. This can be seen through the sale results the stud achieved and the percentage of winners across all disciplines from those sale horses.
Max and Lynne had always admired All Talk and wanted to breed to him and in 2002 they sent one their exceptional brood mares, Perfects Portrait to be mated. Perfects Portrait was a 3rd generation Glasser bred mare with her great grandam being the legendary Lingi Perfection- HSH who won 130 campdrafts. Perfects Portrait represented everything positive in the Glencoe breeding program. Fortunately she went in foal to the then aging All Talk and the resultant foal was to be the last progeny All Talk bred, hence the very clever name, ”Last Word”.
Last Word has been used lightly as a sire by the Glasser’s with his eldest progeny now 13 years old, but it is the quality and the results these progeny that has prompted Huon and Colleen to promote the now 17 year old stallion.
Last Word is a great opportunity to breed to traditional Stockhorse bloodlines. He has sired many Champions in the Campdraft and Show Arena. He has sired Led, Working, Challenge and Open Campdraft Winners as his progeny are trainable, quiet and have style for the show ring. His progeny are highly sought after at sales and continue on to be successful show horses for their new owners. In the campdraft arena the striking black colt, Cole Black with Joe Payne in the saddle is an example of where his progeny are going and what the future holds.