Hazelwood Congressman
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Hazelwood Congressman's story

His accomplishments would be impressive for any aged horse, but what Hazelwood Congressman has achieved in his first three years of campaigning is quite remarkable. Co-owner and trainer Rob Leach describes the seven-year-old black stallion as a ‘camp horse deluxe.’ Rob said, “He loves chasing cows. It’s what he’s bred to do.”

Hazelwood Congressman.
Photo by Ken Anderson Equine Photography.

Bred by Terry and Christine Hall along with Kylie and Graham Cook, who owns his mother, Congressman has an impressive pedigree behind him. He’s by the legendary Hazelwood Conman and out of Duloc Midnight Run, a daughter of Acres Destiny and proven producer who is quickly establishing herself as one of the finest producers in the sport of campdrafting.

Congressman first went to the Leach stables as a three-year-old. Rob said that Terry originally brought the horse down to ‘get him cutting out a bit.’ “He then went back home for a bit, when out of the blue, Terry turned up at home with some breakers and sale horses. He handed me the black colt and said, ‘Give him back when you’re finished with him,’ ” Rob said.

Rob admits he never intended on buying a stallion, but he knew Congressman was special. Friends from Tasmania, fell in love with him as well and agreed to partner on the purchase. Congressman was then purchased by LC partnership, consisting of partners Rob and Lee Leach and Richard and Georgia Chugg.

The versatility of the stallion was put to the test as a four-year-old by Rob preparing for and competing in challenges and drafts, with the duo picking up a number of placings. A trip to Paradise Lagoons was the start of a successful journey as the pair placed in the futurity draft and challenge, followed by a Novice win at Tamworth, and then winning Congressman’s first open at Nundle along with many other finals and placings.

Hazelwood Congressman, 2018 Warwick Stallion draft Winner.
Photo by Kate Jones Photography. Hazelwood Congressman, 2018 Warwick Stallion draft Winner.

He went on to win the Open Draft at the Australian Stock Horse National Finals two years consecutively, both times running a 93 under different judges. After only four starts this year, he has won three opens, including the Open at the Toowoomba Landmark Sale and the Stallion Draft at Warwick.

This was only the second time Rob has competed at Warwick, following his debut last year when the pair made the Stallion Draft final, as well as snatching a place at the Condamine Bell.

“Congressman is a real natural cattle horse, and Terry has helped me bring that out in him,” Rob said. “He’s a great horse to ride. Having him has helped change my style a lot and what I want to train into my horses; He’s just so talented,” he said. “He’s got such a great disposition, and even after breeding, he comes back in just as good.”

Nearly 80 mares were bred to him in his first season, but it hasn’t affected the horse’s nature or performance one bit. “He just keeps getting better. We love him and we’re really happy with the win at Warwick. It was extra special,” Rob said.


Winner of multiple Open Campdrafts, Cutouts and Stockmen’s Challenges.  Highlights include:



  • ASHS National Finals
    • Phillip Kirkby Memorial Stallion draft winner.  2nd consecutive year & prior to that they had 2 consecutive wins in the Open.
    • Open – 2nd (91)

2018 - 2019


  • 1st – Australian Reining Breeders Classic (ARBC) Open Campdraft, Dalby – 92
  • 1st – ASHS National Show Stallion draft


  • 1st – Warwick Stallion Draft.
  • 1st – Toowoomba Landmark Open Draft
  • 1st – ASHS Nationals Open Campdraft – 93 (23 66 4)
  • ASHS National Show Stallion Draft Finalist

2016 - 2017


  • 1st – ASHS Nationals Open Campdraft (93) & Cutout winner
  • Rd2 Winner – ASHS Nationals Maiden Series Draft
  • 3rd – Upper Horton Restricted Open
  • 1st Dry Work – Toowoomba Supreme Sale Challenge 5U
  • 8th – Condamine Bell Open Draft


  • 1st – Nundle Open
  • 1st – Tamworth Novice
  • 3rd – Bundarra Open Draft
  • Paradise Lagoons Futurity draft & Challenge placegetter


Outstanding results in only his 1st year of competition.

  • Koobah Landmark Sale Novice Draft – 1st
  • Nowendoc Novice Finalist and Cut-out Winner
  • Grasshut Stockmen’s Challenge – 1st Dry Work
  • Grasshut Stockmen’s Challenge – 6th
  • Paradise Lagoons Futurity Draft – 3rd
  • Paradise Lagoons Open Challenge Finalist
  • Goondiwindi Maiden Draft – 2nd
  • Goondiwindi Novice Finalist

Congressman fillies

Horse Sales

2021 Nutrien

  • 2 sold.
  • Gross: $58,000
  • Average: $28,000




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.


Midnight has a wonderful pedigree which explains why she is fast establishing herself as one of the finest producers in the country.

Not only is she a daughter of the late, great Acres Destiny, she is a daughter of Little Lucky Eighty Seven, a daughter of the exquisitely bred sire Little Peppy Doc, who was by the great sire Peppy San Badger out of a Doc Bar mare.

Her grand dam was a mare called Little Lucky Eighty Seven who, owner Kylie Cook says, was from a wonderful American performance family in her own right.

Maternal Grand Sire: Acres Destiny

ACRES DESTINY has become a household name in the performance horse world, producing champion after champion in a range of disciplines including cutting, campdrafting, challenges & reining.

Visit Acres Destiny’s page to read his story.


Registration #: C2-232770
Foaling Date: 22/11/2011
Colour: BLACK
Breeder: G & K Cook Partnership
Current Owner: LC Partnership


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Nutrien Classic



  • Warwick Stallion draft 2 round compilation.  [View Video]


2021 Nutrien Classic Horse Sale

  • Lot 544 – Conda Lena, 2yo mare. Sold $36,000.  [View Video]
  • Lot 246 – Durkins Senator, 2yo Gelding. Sold $20,000.  [View Video]


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Rob: 0487 802 658
Lee: 0488 250 917

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