aunders Performance Horses  

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Shaun is the youngest rider to reach $100,000 in earnings, in 2013 he was the highest money earner in Australia. Shaun has won or placed in every major event in Australia.

Shaun and Hayley operate Saunders Performance Horses, training Futurity and Aged event horses. Also offering training and coaching to Non Professionals and their horses.

2013 Year in review

Shaun and A Little Elroy won the first show of the year the QRHA Open Derby Shootout. And a big congratulations to Tim Hoffmann who won the Non Pro on Predator!!


The next show the Q13 Open Derby saw Shaun and Whiz Destiny become Reserve Champions.

At the Pacific Coast Reining Spectacular Shaun and Astonlee Kool Hustler were reserve Champions in the Open Futurity with a score of 74. Whiz Destiny ran a 75 to Reserve Champion in the Open Derby and then backed it up with another 75 to win the Open the next morning. Our Non Pros had a great great show, with Steven Gibbs winning the Prime Time Non Pro, Katy Jamieson who ran her very first 70 to win two buckles and congratulations to Greer Campbell winning the Rookies level 1 and 2 Co champion in the youth.


The QRHA State Championships was a great show for Saunders Performance Horses.  Shaun won the Open Derby on Whiz Destiny. Our Non Pros also had a great show with wins from Katie Jamieson and Greer Campbell. Hayley showed for the first time in a while after having her first child winning the ladies.


A Hollywood Whizz was great for Shaun in the open Futurity running a 147.5 for the win!! This is Shaun’s third QRHA Open Futurity Championship. Shaun rode Playgirls Whiz to win the first CRI of the year with a 142.5. Shaun also rode Whiz Peppy to a 150 to Reserve Champion in the Open.


The Reining Australia National Futurity show shaped up to be one of their biggest in years. It was another go show for our Stables and for the QRHA club winning the Affiliate championships. Our Non Pros had a great show with Tim Hoffmann winning the Non Pro Classic for the second year in a row!! Greer Campbell won the Youth. Also congrats to Bailey Lowe on winning the Open Non Pro. Shaun and A Little Elroy won the Open and the Open Classic for owner Julie Johnson. Then came the event everyone was waiting for the Open Futurity. Shaun rode A Hollywood Whizz to a 219 third out and held the lead right until the last horse when John Wicks went around them on a 219.5. What a show!!!


Equitana 2013 saw Shaun and Scott and Kate Glovers Ruf Major imp crowned reserve champions, Shaun also placed 3rd on Whizz Peppy and 5th on A Little  Elroy.


What a year Shaun earned over $39,000 in prize money and for the year of 2013 Shaun was Australia’s leading money earner.


We would like to thank all of our clients for their ongoing and valued support. We would not have the opportunity to train and show such great horses without the trust of our owners. We thank all of the people who have pitched in and helped us this year, past and present, whether it be at home, at shows or both; we couldn’t do it without you guys. And the support of our friends and family goes without saying. It’s no secret that taking a baby across the country to many shows isn’t easy, but many of our friends and family have pitched in and helped babysit little Alexis and made the impossible possible; we thank those who have, it means so much to us.