HARTMOR QUARTER HORSE STUD specialises in breeding high quality, performance and work horses with a focus on imported breeding and proven bloodlines, good looks, quiet, willing natures and athletic abililty. We breed our horses for Cutting, Campdrafting and Reining but have also bred horses that have been very successful at Rodeo Events, Roping, Show Jumping, Western Pleasure, Halter and Trail as well as horses that have excelled as all round pleasure mounts for the whole family. We breed strong Quarter Horses not only for sale but also for our own use and pleasure. Our horses need to be diverse enough to go from mustering our 76000 acres at Ruined Castle (a fulltime job in itself!) to the cutting pen and campdraft arena on weekends as competition is always calling!
We have one imported Quarter Horse Stallion currently standing at stud – LECTRO LENA SAN (imp) and an enviable group of 23 broodmares, the large majority of which are by imported sires.
Our foals are all handled from birth. They are taught to lead and tie up, have their feet picked up, to load on a float and are rugged from the outset leading to well handled and easily manageable horses.
OFFERING Sale horses include weaner foals, halter led unbroken young horses, broken in and started youngsters, older and going horses as well as broodmares.
HARTMOR QUARTER HORSE STUD is based on our ‘home block’ at Goolara Siding, Theodore in Queensland. It is a 130 acre block 3 kms North of Theodore on the Leichhardt Highway (on the way to Moura). On the property we also run our working dog stud, cropping under a centre pivot and fattening country for our weaner Brahman cross cattle (from our breeding block at Ruined Castle, Taroom).
HISTORY Scott Hartwig, HARTMOR owner/operator has lived in Theodore for the last 15 years. Having been brought up surrounded by horses on his fathers Quarter Horse stud, Scott inherited the passion for breeding and training these magnificent animals. Once his studies were completed at Gatton College (Ass Dip – Stock Meat Inspection), Scott decided to expand his quest for knowledge travelling across Queensland, the USA and Canada and working on various horse studs. The highlights were Royston Thoroughbred Stud in Beaudesert, Queensland where he spent 2 years and was responsible for the breeding and scanning of all broodmares as well as the USA where he worked with the up and coming Cutting Trainer, Jeff Petska at Carol Rose Quarter Horses, Texas, starting 2 year olds in reining. Another highlight was working with Pat Fitzgerald Cutting Horses, Oklahoma, the home of Docs Hickory and Docs Quixote (now deceased) and more recently Smart Mate where he started 2 year olds on cattle in preparation for cutting competition. In 1999 Scott returned to Theodore where he started collecting his group of broodmares and in 2000 Scott, in partnership with his father, bought an imported Quarter Horse Stallion from the USA, Proud to be an Okie. Proud To Be An Okie (imp) was one of the very few stallions to sire both NCHA and NRHA Futurity Champions as well as numerous draft winners (eg A Okie Quixote 1995 AQHA Res. High Point Cutting Horse, Strokin’ Okie – 1993 NCHA Futurity Champion, Count on Okie – 1995 Non-Pro Reining Classic Champion) and the only son in Australia of Triple Crown Winner Doc’s Okie Quixote. He was an NCHA Open and Novice winner, the Wagga Futurity Reserve Champion (1988) and has an AQHA Register Of Merit in Cutting and Performance. In short, a successful performer and a joy to own! (For more information on Proud to be an Okie click here). Adding to his broodmare stock with the best of Proud to be an Okie‘s progeny (Okie’s Dutchess,Okies Return, Proud of Okietee, Sonitas Little Okie, Tiffany Oak and Okie’s Princess) Scott has since bred a number of strong performers in the cutting pen including most recentlyOkie’s Princess (Sire: Proud to be an Okie/Dam: Kings Lawsons Lassie). Okies Princess was broken in and started by Scott himself before being sent to Tamworth to be trained and ridden by Ian Cox, TEXOMA STALLION STATION, Tamworth NSW. Her wins include the Dorrigo Silver Spurs Cutting where on 5 December 2009 she came 1st in the 10000 novice and 3rd in the 3500 novice and on 6 December she came 1st again in the 10000 novice and 2nd in the 3500 novice. Unfortunately Proud to be an Okie passed away in February 2009 and hence the search for a new stallion began… After leasing Lectro Lena San for 2 breeding seasons and realising a great deal of interest in his progeny, particularly those by Lectro Lena San and out of Proud to be an Okie mares, we made the decision to buy him and so in June 2009 Lectro Lena San became ours. For more information on Lectro Lena San click here.Stallions
So far the feedback has been nothing but positive proving the decision to buy him was the right one!