Phone: 0428 117 750

Email: dougjrutherford@gmail.com

I have been a member of the AHSA for 45 years, joining in 1975. I have been a National Arabian Judge for approximately 30 years, judging extensively throughout Australia and New Zealand. I encourage and applaud all disciplines in which the Arabian horse participates.

I have been involved with Arabian and Arabian derivatives horses and successfully bred, conditioned, trained and shown an impressive collection of Australia’s most outstanding Arabian horses to the highest accolades. For many years I managed and trained for two of Australia’s most prominent and successful Arabian breeding farms and in later years continued with my own influential stallion and breeding program.

I have held positions in Queensland as State Sales Manager and General Manager of Companies in a range of industries.

I have conducted many training schools & clinics throughout Australia and New Zealand assisting owners with training of the Arabian show-horse and specialising in starting weanlings and re-training problem horses. As a result I have been instrumental in starting and encouraging the careers of several professional Australian Arabian Trainers, Managers and Stud Grooms.

I was the Founding President of the Mid Nth Coast NSW Arabian club, a former committee member with New South Wales AHSA & East Coast Championships sub-committee and Vice President of the Manning Valley All Breeds show association. I have been industrious at committee level and assisted in any way possible to help share the workload, while actively working towards the positive promotion of the Arabian Breed. I would encourage interested persons to contact me with recommendations or ideas for the advancement the AHSA and our Arabian horse.