About Us

Welcome to Ashgrove Performance Horses and Ashover Australian Stock Horses’

Welcome to Ashgrove stud, owned by Amanda McHugh

We specialize in breeding horses that are versatile, pretty, have correct conformation to ride, trainable minds and kind dispositions. Our horses can be seen competing in disciplines including Campdrafting, Reining, Halter, Cutting, Challenging and Pony club all over Australia from local to National level.

We have two stud names, our AQHA and PHAA stud prefix is “Ashgrove” and our ASHS prefix is “Ashover”.

We take great pride in producing horses the whole family can enjoy, they can halter in the morning and ride after lunch. The kids, mum and dad can all handle and enjoy our horses. Please enjoy our website and feel free to contact us for further information on our Stallions, Mares and sales stock. To see round our farm, please click here….



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Pasture Improved Paddocks on the Farm Pasture improved Lush Paddocks on our Farm

Our history

I have owned, bred and been involved in horses my whole life, growing up on vast cattle stations gave me a good background for what was required in a good riding horse, they had to be smart, agile, smooth gated, cool minded, and have good conformation to endure a hard days work without breaking down.


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Later moving into show horses  and specialist bred performance horses for my chosen ridden performance sports I again applied this principal to the horses I owned and trained, seeking horses sound of limb and wind, with good minds, and temperaments, and the conformation that would enable the horse to be athletic and remain sound through his performance life. We  place a lot of empathize on all our horses displaying good conformation, great bone and muscle structure, and having calm trainable minds with well shaped good sized feet.

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2014 Colt by Royalle Imprint Bred by Us, sold to QLD 2014 Colt by Royalle Imprint, bred by Us, Sold to Vic

The last few years I started  showing some of our performance horses in led classes as well as ridden performance events to get some of them out and about among the show scene, once again applying the same principals of presenting a horse who was correct for riding. Our horses display no posty hocks, or weak feet and legs, I like a free moving horse with a short strong back, long length of rein, powerful hind quarters and good sloping shoulders. These principals paid off with our horses winning multiple championships at local, state and national level in their breed classes despite not being what is generally accepted as being “halter type”. The resounding comments from judges where our horses were very “Correct” in their types.

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mares and foals at grass Mares and Foals at grass on the stud

If you would like to own a horse that has been purpose bred to be pretty enough to show but also is correct with a good depth of performance breeding and has been purpose bred to perform and ride,  has the conformation, nature and pedigree to perform in a variety of disciplines at an elite level of performance,  and has been handled and bred by someone with a knowledge and understanding of horses, than please consider an Ashgrove bred horse. Please Click here to have a look around our farm.

Our Location

Ashgrove Stud

We are located on beautiful King Island in the middle of Bass Straight,Tasmania, Australia. We are situated an Hour from Melbourne by Air, or a 12 hr boat ride by sea (stock only). We are also an Hour by air from Devonport or Launceston in Tasmania.

Visitors are always welcome but by appointment only please. Call us or email to arrange a suitable time to view our lovely horses.

Ashgrove Stud
King Island Tasmania
PH: 03 6461 1212 / 0400 517 277

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