Nonda Yale
World Class!

This colt is unique – one of a kind in the world.  He combines two of the greatest cow horse bloodlines in the world for the first – and probably only – time.

He is a son of Conman, one the greatest campdrafters in Australia and a horse now emerging as a champion sire of campdrafters.

His dam is a daughter of Reminic, Greg Wards legendary cowhorse champion who is regarded as one of the greatest cowhorse sires in America.

Nonda Yale is a quality colt with size and scope who will excite both competitors and breeders alike.

Service Fee

  • Special introductory service $2,200 inc GST.  Covers one service for one mare.
  • Chilled semen available.



Pascoe’s Oakey Veterinary Hospital
200-212 Hamlyn Rd
Oakey  QLD  4401

Nonda Yale's story
Miss Reminic
Miss Reminic, Nonda Yale’s dam.

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

His dam was Nonda Miss Reminic, a bay Australian bred stock horse mare who was sired by the great American sire Reminic.

The rest of Miss Reminic’s vast pedigree is either Australian stock horse or thoroughbred and her highly regarded Nonda family traces back over a century.

Reminic won over US $90,000 in his cutting career before siring the winners of over US $4 million in cutting, cow horse and reining.

Heather Pascoe decided to import Reminic semen to breed to her Nonda mares after inspecting the great sire on several occasions during her visits to the US.

Heather – a long-term breeder who believes in the theory of combining great mares into a pedigree – was deeply impressed by Reminic’s dam, the legendary American cow horse mare Fillinic, who was owned by the legendary Californian trainer Greg Ward.

Fillinic was considered by the industry to be the mare that truly defined the American cowhorse.

Remenic, Nnnda Yale's Grand Sire
Remenic, Nonda Yale’s Grand Sire

She was a champion herself and when she went to stud her progeny were either champions themselves – or producers of champions and World Title holders. This is an extremely rare quality to see in a broodmare and such bloodlines deserve to be highly sought after.

Her best son was the stallion Reminic, who went on to become a champion cutting horse and a champion sire as well.

Heather had first seen the Fillinic horses competing at the Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity in Reno in 1983. When she left the US to return home to Australia she was determined to import  some of the Fillinic bloodlines but unfortunately life intervened – as it often does – and the idea simply remained a dream for the next sixteen years.

In 1998, Heather sat down with friends and watched a brand new video that had just arrived in Australia of the Snaffle Bit futurity at Reno. Ironically, the winner that year just happened to be a colt called Reminics Pep, a bay son of Reminic who was ridden by none other than Greg Ward, the same master horseman that Heather had first seen in Reno in 1983.

Ward was by then suffering from terminal cancer and the colt’s remarkable performance with a severely weakened rider deeply impressed Heather who simply loved the raw, natural desire of the colt and his willingness to please.

After making several visits to the US in 1999 to inspect Reminic and his progeny, Heather discovered that Reminic’s semen didn’t freeze well and his chilled semen was also considered to be extremely poor quality.

David & Heather Pascoe with Nonda Yale
David & Heather Pascoe with Nonda Yale

Heather then consulted her Reproduction Specialist, Dr David Pascoe at Oakey Veterinary Hospital who believed that positive pregnancies could still be achieved, and she decided to forge ahead with this extremely risky gamble to try and breed Reminic progeny from her own Australian mares.

The shipping process took some 44 hours from Texas to Oakey, Qld, and after two shipments breeding five Nonda mares each round, only one single pregnancy was successfully achieved.

The only mare to achieve a pregnancy was the chestnut mare Nonda Bounceback, a daughter of Nonda Night Bird who is now emerging as one of Nonda’s best tap root broodmares.

The result of the mating was a bay filly named Miss Reminic and she looked amazingly like Reminic.

Miss Reminic was later mated to Hazelwood Conman some years later and she produced the colt Nonda Yale.

You can see full pedigree details under the pedigree tab, but to full understand how special this colt really is watch his video, seeing is believing!


4 Generations: Fillinic, Reminic, Miss Reminic, Nonda Yale

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.

Paternal Grand Dam: Hazelwood Romance

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.

Maternal Grand Sire: Reminic

Reminic won over US $90,000 in his cutting career before siring the winners of over US $4 million in cutting, cow horse and reining.

Maternal Great Grand Dam: Fillinic

Fillinic was considered by the industry to be the mare that truly defined the American cowhorse.

She was a champion herself and when she went to stud her progeny were either champions themselves – or producers of champions and World Title holders.

Dam: Miss Reminic

This mare was sent mustering and droving with Terry Hall. This has been the standard assessment program that Heather puts her young mares through in order to assess if they will make top line competition mares and high class broodmares for the Nonda brood mare band.

Miss Reminic eventually came back from her stint with Terry and she was graded as having the required ability, mind and soundness to go into the Nonda broodmare band.

Miss Reminic was the dead spit of Reminic.

Grand Dam: Nonda Bounceback

This talent mare was drafted for a short time by Pete Comiskey and she ran second in the Novice at the ACA National Finals before being retired to stud.

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.

Night Bird was bred to Doc’s Boab and produced the filly Nonda Sweet Dreams, whose first foal Nonda Let’s Talk Later (by Doc’s Freckles Oak) was a Finalist in the NCHA Futurity, the NCHA Derby and also ran second in the Novice at the NCHA National Finals.  She later went on to draft with Terry Hall and later won the 2000 Warwick Gold Cup.

She not only top-scored the Gold Cup, she also ran the fastest course in the Canning Downs (22 seconds) and chalked up the Highest Aggregate Points over the two big drafts.

Other daughters from Night Bird include:

– Nonda Allnightlong (Docs Freckles Oak) who is the dam of Bill Willoughby’s well known all-round star Nonda Charlie Peno).
– Nonda Happy Ever After (Docs Freckles Oak) who is the dam of Jon Templeton’s brilliant campdrafter Nonda Southern Cross (Denzel)
All of the daughters of Night Bird have proved to be exceptional broodmares.


Registration #: C2-236352
Foaling Date: 17/10/2011
Breeder: Dr & Mrs David Pascoe
Current Owner: Dr & Mrs David Pascoe

Information provided courtesy of the the Australian Stock Horse Society.
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1344 Cecil Plains Road
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