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Sheros Traditional Acres
The horse that never disappoints!

Service Fee

  • $1,650 inc GST
  • Plus vet & agistment
  • $330 booking fee
    (Deductable & non-refundable)

Standing

Wolseley Park
Eurongilly  NSW  2663

Australian Livestock Artificial Breeders (ALAB)
Tel: 0400 816072 or
Tel: 0417 409 029
Email: matholz@bigpond.com

Sheros Traditional Acres' story
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In 2008, Andrew Sheridan set about finding a colt to breed to his own mares, ultimately he wanted to breed cool-minded horses of a good size.

Photo by Oz Shotz Photography. Sheros Traditional Acres & Mat Holz, Winner of the ASHS National Stallion draft as a 4yo.

In 2009, Andrew bought a colt foal by Acres Destiny still on the broodmare, Kyeema Shimmer (by Pechey Stud Tradition). Andrew thought highly of Pechey Stud Tradition when he was drafting with John Hoath, and hoped that combination with Acres Destiny could give him the type of horse he was chasing.

Andrew called the colt foal Sheros Traditional Acres, and he would go on to become just the horse that Andrew hoped he could be. He matured to be a beautiful type, standing at 15.3hh with nice stretch. Andrew liked him so much that he put Acres Destiny back over the broodmare, and has a full sister.

At that time, Andrew also owned the last living son of Abdul, called Davjul Abbelt. Andrew realised that crossing Sheros Traditional Acres, who carried Romeo bloodlines; over the Abbey bloodlines of Abdul would be a magic cross.

Sheros Traditional Acres, better known as T.A., was broken in as a 2yo. Andrew was really taken with him and decided to send him to Mat Holz to further his education. Mat would start competing on T.A. as a 3yo and go on to have a lot of success.

As a 3yo T.A. competed in the ASH National Futurity and stood out as being confident, calm and resilient under pressure. The following year he was the Runner-Up in the 4yo Maturity with Mat Holz.  He also won the National Stallion Campdraft as a 4yo, making him an open horse, within a year of his first outing. At that stage, with limited competition under his belt, he had won a Maiden at Sale – just 2 months before breaking his Open Status.

Photo by Sue Waldron Photos. Sheros Traditional Acres & Ben Hall. 2017 Chinchilla.

In 2016, T.A. was the Runner-Up in the Landmark Open draft with Mat Holz. An interesting highlight that shows his versatility and talent, was the cut-out run-off with Whos Top Cat, when T.A. was just a leggy 5yo. He scored 24 points and it was impressive to see a Stock Horse type mixing it with a top cutting horse in a big cut out – and impressive as he was, at the time he was mostly known for his outside work.

Mat Holz says that T.A. is up there with some of the best horses he has competed on. He was easy to train and stood out because of his calm mind and ability to get the job done without ever getting flustered. “It’s a big attribute, that ability to be consistently calm under pressure”.

Mat owns two T.A. progeny, that have been broken in and are showing all the attributes of their sire.

In 2017, Ben Hall took T.A. to Chinchilla and ran equal 6th in both the Open draft and Restricted Open. They also travelled to the Landmark Classic in 2018, where they finished 4th in the Stallion Shoot-out and 2nd in the cut-out with 24-points. At that point, from 9 runs together, Ben and T.A. had average 89-points. The same year, T.A.’s oldest foal Traditionalist made the final of the Challenge with Mat Holz, finishing 7th; as well as 2nd in the Gelding Incentive.

In 2020, T.A. had totalled over 40 places in his short career.

The oldest of Sheros Traditional Acres progeny, Charles Sturt Traditionalist looking after Andrew Sheridan’s daughter Nell.

T.A. stood at stud for 2 seasons after his early success, but during the drought Andrew closed him up to just bred to his own mares. He has quite a few progeny on the ground now, including Traditionalist. After him, the rising 5yo’s in 2021 were just hitting the competition circuit. From 2021, T.A. will be opened back up to outside mares. He has proven that he is passing on his biggest assets – his cool mind and size.

Indeed, everyone who knows T.A. can’t speak highly enough about his temperament. As Andrew explains, he is casual but will switch on when needed. “He is what I call a real competition horse. He never lets you down. He is easy to ride and is passing that on to his progeny”. This is a huge advantage and means that the progeny are trainable and able to get out and compete comparatively early. They are what Andrew calls, “The perfect horses for the weekend competitor”, in that they don’t require big amounts of work leading up to an event. There is just no rubbish in either the sire or his progeny.

Results
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2018-20

2020

  • Marrar Campdraft – 3rd Open

2019

  • Illabo Campdraft – 5th Open one & 2nd Open two

2018

  • Warwick Stallion draft – 9th
  • Landmark Classic Sale with Ben Hall
    • 4th Stallion Shoot out
    • =2nd Stallion Shoot out cut out

2017

  • Yarram Draft – 6th Open (89, 90)
  • Australian Stock Horse Nationals
    • 2nd Open draft (90, 91, 89, 87)
    • 3rd Stallion draft
    • 2nd Hack Section, Open Challenge
  • Tarcutta Campdraft
    • 2nd Open
    • 2nd Restricted Open
  • Chinchilla with Ben Hall
    • 5 rounds scores 88, 89, 89, 89, 87
    • 6th Chinchilla Grandfather clock
    • 6th Restricted Open
  • Tumut campdraft – =2nd Ross Webb Open – Ben Hall
  • Yanakie Draft – 6th Open

2016

  • Landmark Classic Sale
    • Open – =1st in Rd1 (90)
    • Ran off the top cut out with a 24 with Who’s Top Cat (second)
    • 2nd Landmark Open
    • 5th Overall in the stallion shootout, scored on every run.
  • Paradise Lagoons State of Origin – Highest score in NSW = 90 points
  • Australian Stock Horse Nationals
    • 3rd in Stallion Campdraft
    • Didn’t compete in show classes

2014 - 2015

2015

  • Landmark Classic Stallion Shoot Out (5yo) – 7th with Mat Holz
  • Salt Creek Open – 1st
  • Cloncurry Open – 5th (3 rounds), with Mat Holz

2014

  • Sale Maiden Campdraft – 1st
  • Australian Stock Horse Nationals
    • 2nd Overall National Maturity
    • Champion National Working 4 yo Colt
    • 1st National Stallion Draft (91)
  • Rocky Rush Challenge
    • 1st Wet Work (92)
    • 5th Overall
    • Equal 5th Restricted Open
  • Cloncurry – 3rd Open
  • Condobolin Campdraft – 2nd Open
Progeny
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Charles Sturt Traditionalist

Oldest of Sheros Traditional Acres’ progeny 

2021

  • Nutrien Classic – Sold $37,000 to Warren De With.
  • Trafalgar Novice Campdraft – 1st (88 90), with Mat Holz
  • Sale Novice Campdraft – 3rd (90 90), with Mat Holz

2019

  • Illabo Novice Campdraft – 6th

2018

  • Landmark Classic Sale with Mat Holz
  • 7th – Landmark Classic Challenge, 2nd highest score in the final
  • 2nd Gelding Incentive Challenge
  • Round 2 Landmark Classic 90 points

2017

  • Yarram Maiden Draft – 4th
    – To date had 4 Campdraft starts – scores 87, 84, 87, 87.
  • Australian Stock Horse Nationals – 1st National Futurity Time Trial
  • Tarcutta Maiden Campdraft – 1st
  • West Wylong Landmark Gold Nugget Challenge – 1st with Mat Holz
  • Chinchilla Novice – 6th (88, 87) with Ben Hall
  • Yanakie Maiden Draft – Cutout winner

2016

  • Australian Stock Horse Nationals
    • 6th Futurity Working  |  3rd Futurity Time Trial
    • 2nd – 3yo Hack  |  3rd – 3yo Working
  • GCA Maiden – 6th with Mat Holz

2014

  • Wagga Wagga – Champion lead AHS exhibit 2-year-old.

2020 Nutrien Classic Horse Sale

  • 100% Clearance (5 of 5)
  • Average: $16,200.

Top Seller:
❇️ Lot 131 – Charles Sturt Traditionalist, 8yo Gelding
❇️ Sold: $37,000
❇️ Purchaser: Warren De With
❇️ Vendor: Andrew Sheridan

2nd top seller:
❇️ Lot 103 – Sheros Connie, 5yo Mare
❇️ Sold: $15,000
❇️ Purchaser: MOCONNA P/L
❇️ Vendor: Will Durkin

 

Pedigree
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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.

Adios Acres’s Full pedigree details on the sire side are available on Acres Destiny’s Page >>

Studbook
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ASHS Registration # 192686
Foaling Date: 07/09/2009
Colour: Bay
Height: 15.3hh
Breeder: M & P Wright
Current Owner: Andrew Sheridan
OLWS, HERDA, PSSM1, HYPP, GBED, MH – Clear n/n.

VIEW FULL INTERACTIVE PEDIGREE CHART >>

 Sire: ACRES DESTINY (IMP)  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
Dam: KYEEMA SHIMMER – HSH PECHEY STUD TRADITION – LH KIRKBYS STUD OFFICER – HSH
OOKINE PATSY – LH
SWEET LITTLE SHEILA – HSH WARRENBRI ROMEO – IS HSH
WALLEROO SHANDY – HSH
Video Gallery
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Sheros Traditional Acres

2021 – Nutrien Young Guns with Warrick Pearsall. Rd1 (86).  [View Video in Facebook]

2019 – Landmark Stallion Shoot Out with Andrew Sheridan.  Rd1 (87). [View Video]

2018 – Landmark Stallion Shoot Out with Ben Hall

2016 – Landmark Open Final, with Mat Holz.  [View Video]

2014 – ASHS Nationals, Winner Stallion Draft with Mat Holz 91 (23 64 4).  [View Video]


Progeny

Charles Sturt Traditionalist

Promo Video

Sheros Connie

  • 2021 Nutrien Classic Challenge Dry Work with Will Durkin. 71.25.  [View Video]

Contact

Andrew Sheridan
59 Trail Street
Wagga Wagga  NSW  2650

Mob: 0428434230
Email: sheridanandrew82@gmail.com



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