Kydras Acres Mercury
The Quiet Achiever

Kydras Acres Mercury is a quality black stallion with an impeccable nature. Andrew and Trudy Chapman present him as a sire with total confidence because of how his progeny are developing.

They are bringing big prices at Landmark and they are returning to the Classic and performing.

Service Fee

  • $1,650 inc. GST
  • $330 deductable, non refundable booking fee.
  • + vet & agistment.
  • Live Foal Guarantee.
  • Chilled Semen Available


331 Crawney Rd
Nundle   NSW   2340

Kydras Acres Mercury's Story
Chapman Family
Charlie, Trudy, Georgie & Andrew Chapman.

Andrew Chapman is an unassuming young man who goes about his business quietly.

Andrew and his wife Trudy live at and operate the Wombramurra Black Simmentals cattle stud where quality is their daily standard. With a successful annual on farm bull sale being the focus of their year, they understand the importance of genetics and breeding what people want.

This is the same philosophy that Andrew carries through into his horses and after seeing his statistics from the Landmark Horse Sale it is evident that Kydras Acres Mercury is being recognised by the public as just that: A quality horse with superior genetics and progeny that are beautifully presented with the right preparation for the sale. To date five progeny have sold for a $16,000 average with all sale horses since placing in the campdraft arena.

Kydras Acres Mercury & Andrew Chapman
Photo by Barbara Lee Photography, Landmark 2016.

The Kydras Acres Mercury story starts way back in Braidwood when Andrew and his good mate Angus Rose were young blokes knocking about the local campdraft scene. They liked a good time and they liked to have a good horse, but it was Gus’ father who owned the really good mare, Comara Smooch.

Several years later Andrew had moved to Wombramurra and Gus was in Coffs Harbour, where he had his stock horses. He rang Andrew because his change in occupation wasn’t giving his young horse any opportunity at all. Gus had just broken in a young 2.y.o colt out of Venus, who in turn was out of Comara Smooch. He was by Acres Destiny. Andrew was interested because he had just won the 2009 Maiden Horse of the Year with his Acres Destiny gelding Digby, with a Maiden win, a Novice win, 6 Open wins and five 2nds, so an Acres colt to campaign alongside Digby was appealing.

Chapman family - Dad and his girls!
Charlie, Andrew & Georgia Chapman.

Andrew and Trudy went for a look and found a young freshly broken black colt in “coastal condition”, but Andrew saw things he liked and immediately took the horse. His reasoning was sound. He knew what a superb mare his mother Kydras Venus was and that she was out of Comara Smooch. So in Andrew’s mind a black Acres Destiny colt out of a really strong mare line was well worth a try. He also knew of Tess, owned and campaigned by Wally Rea, who was the colt’s full sister.

Kydras Acres Mercury (Merc) returned to Wombramurra to start work. Andrew believes in slow, steady, quality work and Merc reappeared as a 5.y.o. scoring several places and finishing with a place in the Maiden Series.

He is now a seasoned Open Horse with phenomenal runs on the board.


Kydras Acres Mercury is a Multiple Open Campdraft winner and winner of multiple Open, Novice and Juvenile Cutouts.


Highlights include:


  • 2016 ABCRA Hunter Zone Champion Open Horse.
  • Nundle Open for Open – 4th (91)
  • Sydney Royal Easter Show World Championship Campdraft – =4th.
  • 2016 ABCRA Open Horse of the Year.
  • ABCRA National Finals – =2nd & =3rd in round 2 and 3 in the Open Horse Final.


  • Yarrowitch
    • Open – 1st
    • Cutout – 1st (23)
  • Aberdeen Open 4 Open – 3rd
  • Glen Elgin Open & Cutout – 1st
  • Condamine Bell Finalist
  • Manilla Open Cutout – 1st
  • Dorrigo Open – 3rd
  • Quirindi Open 4 Open – 2nd (90)  [View Video]
    Abbey Memorial Open – 4th (agr score of 177).
    Rd 1 winner with 90.
  • Yarrowitch Open – 3rd – Rd 1 winner (89)
    [View Video]
  • Gundy Junior Cutout (22)

2013 - 2015


  • Muswellbrook Open – 1st


  • Hallsville Open – 1st
  • Landmark Stallion Shootout Rd 1 – 2nd (90)


  • Landmark Open Rd 3 – 3rd
  • ASHS National Maiden Series Final – 3rd  [View Video]

Landmark/Nutrien Classic Sales

  • 2020 – Kinarra Bruno sold for $15,000 as a 5 yo gelding
  • 2019 – Kinarra Celeste sold for $17,000 as a 2 yo mare  |  Koolewong Jupiter sold for $14,000 as a 4 yo mare.
  • 2018 – Kinarra Titan sold for $17,000 as a 3 yo gelding  |  Kinarra Cinnabar sold for $14,000 as a 3 yo mare.
  • 2017 – Kinarra Apollo sold for $15,500 as a 3 yo gelding.
  • 2016 – 3 yo mares:  Koolewong Cressida sold for $14,000  |  Kinarra La Luna sold for $13,000
  • 2015 – Kinarra Pandora sold for $24,000 as a 3 yo mare.
  • 2014 – Kydras Twinkle sold for $15,000 as a 4 yo mare.
  • 2013 – Kydras Cosmo (aka Ace) sold for $14,000 as a 3 yo gelding.


Kinarra La Luna

  • Mare
  • Sold 2016 Landmark for $13,000 as a 3 yo.


Koolewong Cressida


  • Coolah
    • Novice – 1st (90 89)
    • Open – =8th


  • Paige Nancarrow and Koolewong Cressida won the Maiden at Dardanup.  At only her third start Koolewong Cressida (4 yo) scored an 85 in the first round and an 89 in the final.

Kinarra Pandora

  • Mare
  • Sold 2015 Landmark for $24,000 to James & Sal Morse as a 3 yo.

2016 – 4 yo.

  • Cumnock Show – Winner of Campdraft section of the 4yo Challenge with a score of 87.
    Won and placed in hack, ridden and working classes.
  • Ebor Maiden – 5th
  • Nowendoc Novice –  3rd (Field of 270 & only 1 point behind winner.)

Kydras Cosmo (aka Ace)

  • Gelding
  • Sold 2013 Landmark for $14,000 to Glenn Learmont as a 3 yo.


  • Maules Creek Encouragement – 1st


  • Maules Creek Maiden – 4th (his second start)

Kinarra Constellation


  • Newman Novice – 1st on his first start.


Kydras Flirtatious


  • Tom Price Maiden – 1st
  • Newman Maiden – 3rd


Kinarra Apollo

Kinarra Titan

  • Gelding
  • Sold 2018 Landmark for $17,000 as a 3 yo.

Kinarra Cinnabar

  • Mare
  • Sold 2018 Landmark for $17,000 as a 3 yo.

Kydras Twinkle

  • Mare
  • Sold 2014 Lanadmark for $15,000 as a 4 yo.

2018 Landmark Sales Results

2019 Landmark Classic Sale Results

100% clearance, 5 of 5 sold.

Top price:

  • 2 yo mare Kinarra Celeste

2020 Nutrien Classic Horse Sale

100% Clearance, 3 of 3 geldings.

Top seller – Kinarra Bruno

Kydras Acres Mercury ad 2018
Ad by Show Pony Graphics. Australian Campdrafting Magazine, 2018.

Ad by Show Pony Graphics. Australian Campdrafting Magazine.

Kydras Acres Mercury 2016 advertisment
Kydras Acres Mercury Advertisement by Show Pony Graphics.

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.

Kydras Acres Mercury’s Full pedigree details on the sire side are available on Acres Destiny’s Page.

Dam - Kydras Venus

Multiple Open Campdraft winner, also Dam of Kydras Acres Ecstacy (aka Tess) owned and drafted by Wally Rea.

Full sister - Kydras Acres Ecstacy (aka Tess)

Multiple open draft winner, placed in the Canning Downs and Chinchilla Grandfather Clock.  Also winner of the Novice at Paradise Lagoons and placed 5th in the 2015 ACA Champion Open Horse of the Year.

Grandam Comara Smooch

Multiple open draft winner, and produced 6 foals, of which 5 drafted and all won Open campdrafts.


ASH Registration #:  184476
Foaling Date:  23/12/2006
Breeder:  AR & JW Rose
Current Owner:  Multiply Owned

View full interactive pedigree chart  >> 

Sire: ACRES DESTINY – IS MBP BOB ACRE DOC USA-1956113 Son of a Doc 02
Sapp Sandy 02
SAN JOSE HICKORY USA-1914760 Docs Hickory 02
San Jose Belle 02
Video Gallery

Kydras Acres Mercury

  • 2019 Landmark Open Rd 2 – 88.  [View Video]
  • 2018 Landmark Open Rd 1 – 88.  [View Video]
  • 2017 Landmark Stallion draft – Rd 1 – 90 (23,63,4) – [View Video]
  • Quirindi Open 4 Open – [View FB Video]  (Click in black rectangle to view.)
  • 2016 – Yarrowitch Open – 3rd – Rd 1 winner (89) – [View FB Video]   (Click on image to view.)
  • 2013 ASHS National Maiden Series Final – 3rd  [View Video]


Kinarra La Luna

  • 2018 Landmark Classic Final – Kinarra La Luna & Glen Peterson – 90.  [View Video]

Kinarra Celeste

  • 2019 Landmark Classic Sale – Lot 402, 2 yo mare Sold $17,000.   [View Video]

Kinarra Apollo

Koolewong Cressida

Kinarra Bruno


Full sister – Kydras Acres Ecstacy (aka Tess)

  • 2015 Canning Downs Final, Wally Rea & Tess – 88.  [View Video]
  • 2013 Canning Downs Rd2 Wally Rea & Tess – 89.  [View Video]
  • 2013 Chinchilla ResOpen Final, Wally Rea & Tess – 89. [View Video]


Andrew & Trudy Chapman
331 Crawney Rd
Nundle   NSW   2340

Tel: 02 6769 3286
Mob 0418 808 980

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