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Tassas Reflection
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Kennallywood Stud
Holly Hall Perrin
Coleychelle Farm
347 Coleyville Rd
Mutdapilly  QLD  4307

M: 0429 860 033 (Holly)
kennallywood@coleychellefarm.com.au

Tassa Reflection's Story
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Tassas Reflection was bred by Nathan Wilson & Brydie Hughes of Nathan Wilson Training Stables.  He hails from the best their stables have to offer, the proven cross of Tassa N Smart & Shez Lethal.

Photo by Jodie Humble. The legend behind it all, Tassa N Smart & Nathan Wilson.

Nathan purchased Tassa N Smart out of the Rockhampton Quarter Horse Sale as a 2yo colt, the same day, same sale as Seligman Spin. He trained him out, learning so much in the process.

TNS went on to win Novice Reining Horse of the Year with Warren Backhouse, many Open Challenges with Nathan, Rookie Challenges with various riders, including an Open Challenge and a Rookie Challenge with Brydie in 2015.  He also won two campdrafts from not a lot of starts.  Now 27 years old he looks an absolute picture.

Tassas Reflection’s dam Shez Lethal was again purchased out of the Rockhampton Quarter Horse Sale many years ago. She was a ridden mare that was used as a safe horse for backpackers to ride.

Unbeknown to Nathan at the time, she would go on to be his most valuable broodmare. Being by Lethal Lena & out of a Spinifex mare, it was her breeding that caught Nathan’s eye initially.  Nathan says, “It was the best $5,000 I ever spent”.

In 2015 Brydie drafted Shez Lethal and soon fell in love with the way she would cutout and run a cow, however both Brydie and Nathan soon realised she was more valuable as a broodmare.  She is also the dam of ARBC Classic Challenge Champion Lethal N Smart, now deceased and Tassas Lethal Spin, dam of Lethal King Cole.

Photo by Jo Thieme Photography. Tassas Reflection & Nathan Wilson.

Tassas Reflection was broken in and started by Nathan as a 2yo, showing a great amount of potential. A few months later Nathan received a phonecall from Cameron Parker asking, “What good ones do you have?”  Nathan eventually sent Reflection up to Cameron to train him out and almost 2 years later he returned home a fully trained horse.

Within a short period of time he went on to win the Rocky Rush Classic Challenge, Cloncurry Futurity Draft & placed in other ASCA Challenges as a 4yo. The following year as a 5yo he won his first Derby Challenge at ARBC and the following weekend won the Nutrien Supreme Sale 5yo & Under Challenge.

In 2022 Nathan & Brydie made the decision to sell Reflection as they had recently purchased a colt they planned to use as a future sire.  The purchasers were Terry & Marg Borland.  Although Reflection was bought for Marg, the Borlands knew he was too good to just sit there so they decided Nathan and Brydie should continue to campaign him.

He still resides a Nathan Wilson Training Stables where he will stand for the 2023 Breeding season.

Results
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2024

  • Armidale Ladies – 3rd with Sally Stevenson after only 2 weeks together. 6 runs for 5 outside scores.

2023

  • ASCA Horse of the Year Derby – 2nd
  • Dalby Stockmans C & C Derby Challenge – 3rd with Nathan Wilson
  • Dalby Stockmans C & C Derby Challenge Rd1 leaderboard – 2nd (182.5)
  • Rocky Rush Stockmans Challenge & Campdraft
    • Derby Challenge – 3rd
    • Open Challenge – 8th
  • Flinders Open Challenge – 7th with Brydie Hughes
  • ARBC Derby Challenge Champion
  • Greenvale Derby Challenge 3rd place
  • Casino Derby Challenge highest 1st round Dry Work

2022

  • ARBC Derby Challenge Champion
  • Nutrien Supreme Sale Under 5 Challenge Champion
  • Rocky Rush Derby Challenge Champion
  • Flinders Challenge Derby highest Dry work 1st round
  • Flinders Challenge Derby 6th place

2021

  • Cloncurry Challenge Futurity Draft Winner
  • Rocky Rush Classic Challenge Champion
  • ARBC Classic Challenge 6th place with Brydie, Highest Wet Work 1st
Progeny
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Tassa Reflection’s first foal crop was 2022, 6 foals were born, two owned by Nathan Wilson Training Stables and the others by Terry & Marg Borland.

 

2022 Foal

  • Dam: Bims Rebel
Pedigree
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SIRE: TASSA N SMART

Nathan Tassa N Smart out of the Rockhampton Quarter Horse Sale as a 2yo colt (the same day/same sale as Seligman Spin). Nathan trained TNS out and says this is where he learned so much.

TNS went on to win Novice reining horse of the year with Warren Backhouse, many Open Challenges with Nathan, Rookie challenges with various riders (including an Open Challenge and a Rookie Challenge with Brydie in 2015) plus two Campdrafts from not a lot of starts.

Now 27 years old he looks an absolute picture. His books are closed to the public however NWTS breeds many mares to him each year and continues to freeze his semen where possible.

DAM: SHEZ LETHAL

Nathan again purchased Shez Lethal out of the Rockhampton Quarter Horse Sale many years ago. She was a ridden mare that was used as a safe horse for backpackers to ride. Unbeknown to Nathan at the time, she would go on to be his most valuable broodmare. Being by Lethal Lena & out of a Spinifex mare, it was her breeding that caught Nathan’s eye initially. He says, “It was the best $5,000 I ever spent”.

In 2015 Brydie drafted Shez Lethal and soon fell in love with the way she would cutout and run a cow, however both Brydie and Nathan soon realised she was more valuable as a broodmare.

She is also the dam of:

  • Lethal N Smart – deceased (ARBC Classic Challenge champion )
  • Tassas Lethal Spin (dam of Lethal King Cole)
  • Precious Tassa (exciting up and coming 3yo filly)
  • Tassas redemption (yearling colt)
Studbook
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Registration: #Q-84934
Foaling date:
11/11/2016
Colour:
Chestnut
Height:
15hh
Breeder:
Nathan J Wilson
Current Owner:
Terrence & Margaret Borland
5 panel: DNA Case #: Y, HYPP:N/R, HERDA: N/N, OLWS: N/N

VIEW FULL INTERACTIVE PEDIGREE CHART >>
(Click on PEDIGREE TAB within icompete)

 Sire: TASSA N SMART  TASSA LENA  SMART LITTLE LENA
 LITTLE TASSA
 OAKS FANCY JEWEL  DOCS FRECKLES OAK
 BOGAN CUTTERS EIGHT
 Dam: SHEZ LETHAL  LETHAL LENA  SMART LITTLE LENA
 HOT LITTLE LADY
 MISS SPINIFEX  DOCS SPINIFEX
 NELLIE DELL
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Contact

Terry & Marg Boland
1208 Emu Creek Rd
Degilbo  QLD  4621

Mob: 0437 059 003
Email: tborland1@bigpond.com