Congratulations to Jamie Gray and Yulgilbar Duck N Down

In conjunction with the 2023 Australian Campdraft Association End Of Year Awards, the AQHA highest placed Open Campdraft Horse incentive was awarded to Yulgilbar Duck N Down and owner Jamie Gray. Jamie was presented with a cheque for $1250 as well as the breeder Yulgilbar Quarter Horses. Congratulations to both Yulgilbar Duck N Down who is by Playboy Roy from Blitzem Duck and sire of many successful campdrafting progeny and to Jamie Gray for this outstanding result.

New Strategy – New Team

Yulgilbar Quarter Horses is changing its strategy to meet the inevitable generational change in the family and the emerging operational needs of YQH. This means that the performance horses will be based at Elgee Park and the breeding operations of YQH will be relocated to Tamworth and change will happen over the next 3-6 months.
Over almost 14 years, Steve Allen has successfully led the breeding operations at Elgee Park. In this time, YQH is focused on building its “mare power”, producing quality performance horses of all western horse disciplines. Pleasingly now, the Yulgilbar breeding pops up in the winners at most cuttings, campdrafting and the other western sports.
We would like to thank and recognize the commitment of Steve and his family for the long period of consistent leadership of our breeding operations. On Steve’s watch, the Yulgilbar brand has developed and grown as has the quality of our mares.
We are delighted to announce that Dean and Vicki Holden and their children, Marley and Jackson will be joining YQH this July. Dean’s recent success speaks for itself, not only in the show ring, but in building a successful training operation. We look forward to welcoming Dean, Vicki and the family to Elgee Park. Dean will lead the development of the YQH performance horses and will also continue to train some horses for the clients that have loyally supported him over the years.
Robert and Lori MacKay, and Todd Graham, have been and will continue to be considered as family to YQH. Especially Robert and Lori with whom our family has had a close family relationship for over 40 years. Their contribution, advice, support and friendship is, and will continue to be, a driver of the long term success of YQH.
Later this year, the YQH breeding mares will be moved to Tamworth to be managed by Chris and Donna Murphy. Chris and Donna already handle a few of YQH mares and from this season onwards will handle all the breeding, weaning and handling of the YQH mares and foals.

For further information please contact: Gail Ritchie on 0427 096 999 or Sid Myer on 0438 988 083 or Edward Myer on 0412 386 380.

Sucess for Yulgilbar Keep N Sweet at Australian Stockmans Hall Of Fame Campdraft

Congratulations to Victor and Hayley Sypher and their mare Yulgilbar Keep N Sweet (Sweetie) for winning the Maiden Draft at the Australian Stockmans Hall Of Fame Campdraft. Sweetie was purchased at the 2023 Nutrien Classic Sale and has made a smooth transition from cutting to drafting.
Sweetie is by Smooth As A Cat from Winderadeen Short N Sweet and Yulgilbar has a full sister to her that is just being broken in at Elgee Park.

Yulgilbar Mare Power shines at 2023 NCHA Futurity

Yulgilbar has always believed in it's Mare Power but the 2023 NCHA Futurity and Aged Event show certainly proved the strength of our broodmares as producers. In all, there were 15 horses entered in the aged events held at the Futurity show wearing the Yulgilbar brand. There were six Yulgilbar three year old horse entered in the Futurity events with one making both Snaffle Bit Futurity finals, Yulgilbar Miss Molly shown by newcomer Tara Williams and three Yulgilbar horses making the Open Futurity finals.

The first go round of the Open Futurity was won by Yulgilbar Made To Roc who is by Hashtags and out of Yulgilbar Roc N Roy who is a past NCHA Futurity Champion in her own right. Robert Mackay trained and showed the big blue roan mare to perfection and also tied for the highest aggregate going into the final. Made to Roc (Bluey) did not make one mistake in her three go rounds but unfortunately she had late draws in each go round and was second last in the Final where there were not many good cattle left to challenge her. She marked a creditable 220 in the final and had so much more to give.

Yulgilbar Mister Hashtags a red roan gelding by Hashtags and out of SVR Reys Smart Chic IMP (over $90,000 USA earnings) and also the dam of Yulgilbar Kinda Tuff put in three outstanding performances including the Gelding Incentive Final and then scored 221 in the Open Final. Trained and shown by Todd Graham, Mister Hashtags (Tag) is a hard stopping and spectacular moving gelding who handled each cows with ease.

Last but by far not least is Yulgilbar Magic Stevie the bay gelding by Stevie Rey Von out of the Spins Gypsy Queen (over $64,000 AUS earnings and Novice Horse of the Year) who is also the dam of Yulgilbar Limited Edition ( multiple aged event finalist). Magic Stevie was purchased as a yearling by Tracey McClurg and only had seven months in training with Todd Graham when Tracey decided to enter him in the Open Futurity. Todd had a soft spot for Magic Stevie as Spins Gypsy Queen was a favourite show mare. After being consistantly good through the go rounds and the Gelding Incentive Final Magic Stevie had a great draw in the final and scored a 224. His run in the first herd made for a very nerve racking wait for Tracey and all from Yulgilbar. The rest is history and Yulgilbar Magic Stevie was crowned the 2023 NCHA Futurity Champion and $100,000 added to his NCHA Life Time earnings. The win marked Todd Graham's eight NCHA Championship and the third NCHA Futurity Champion bred by Yulgilbar Quarter Horses.


Spins Gypsy Queen winnings over $64,000
SVR Reys Smart Chic over $90,000 US earnings
Yulgilbar Roc N Roy Past NCHA Futurity Champion









Yulgilbar Magic Stevie 2023 Futurity Champion
Yulgilbar Mister Hashtags Futurity GI & Open Finalist
Yulgilbar Made To Roc equal high point aggregate & finalist

Yulgilbar Magic Stevie win 2023 NCHA Futurity

A big congratulations to Tracey McClurg and family for owning the winner of the 2023 NCHA Futurity, Yulgilbar Magic Stevie. Yulgilbar also congratulates Todd Graham for winning his 8th NCHA Futurity.
Tracey purchased Magic Stevie as a yearling. Stevie is out of one of Yulgilbar's outstanding broodmares, Spins Gypsy Queen and by Stevie Rey Von. Even though Magic Stevie had a late start in training with Todd Graham he rapidly caught up with Todd's other Yulgilbar bred futurity horse, Yulgilbar Mister Hashtags who is out of SVR Reys Smart Chic by Hashtags who finalled in the Open and Gelding Incentive Futurity finals. In all, Yulgilbar had 3 Open Futurity finalist in the 2023 NCHA Futurity, the other was Yulgilbar Made To Roc out of Yulgilbar Roc N Roy by Hashtags and this is the third time Yulgilbar has bred a NCHA Futurity Champion.

Yulgilbar Keep N Sweet sells for $70,000 at Nutrien Sale

Congratulations to Victor and Hayley Sypher, Omega Alpha P/L from Alpha QLD on the purchase of Yulgilbar Keep N Sweet for $70,000 in the 2023 Nutrien Classic Sale. Keep N Sweet (Sweetie) has been a favourite member of the Yulgilbar show team as a show horse with limited showing racked up the 2022 DDCC 4 year old open Futurity Championship, 2022 Scone Spectatular Amateur Futurity Championship and finalist in the 2022 NCHA Non Pro Derby. Sweetie lives up to her name as one of the nices horses anyone could have in their barn. We know she will become a favourite of her new owners and continue her show ring successes.

2022 Yulgilbar foaling season is underway!


After a very successful Victoria Futurity Show, Yulgilbar Kinda Tuff has a new half brother out of his dam SVR Reys Smart Chic by Metallic Cat. The recip mare is doing a fine job with the little fellow and is knee deep in feed being cared for by Donna and Chis Murphy.

Yulgilbar has foals more foals this season by Smooth Talkin Style, Sanctus, Reys Ya Garter, Metallic Cat, Meteles Cat and Times Up.

We have two lovely fillies on the ground one out of a recip mare by Smooth Talkin Style from Spins Gypsy Queen, and Crystalandsweet by Reys Ya Garter. Can't wait for more to come!



The Yulgilbar Team had a successful 2022 Victoria Futurity Show.

Yulgilbar Limited Edition (Metallic Cat x Spins Gyspy Queen) and Sid Myer took out the 2022 VIC Non Pro Limited Futurity as the Champions.

Yulgilbar Kinda Tuff (Woody B Tuff x SVR Reys Smart Chic imp) made three finals and was Reserve Champion in the Non Pro Futurity with Sid Myer.

We welcome Ed Myer and EB S Eucalypt to the Yulgilbar show team. The Rookies event at the Vic Futurity Show was Ed Myer's first ever cutting event and his wonderful mare Eucalypt, who is an old campaigner, didn't miss a beat.

Yulgilbar Agile Playgirl wins Gold Buckle Campdraft High Point Aggregate

Congratulations to Yulgilbar Agile Playgirl and Mark Buttsworth for winning the High Point Aggregate Saddle at the Willinga Park Gold Buckle Campdraft. Yulgilbar Agile Playgirl is a 2007 mare by Playboy Roy and from Docs Cachet.

Yulgilbar success at NCHA 2022 Autumn Spectacular

Yulgilbar bred horses were among the best at the NCHA Autumn Spectacular held at Scone in March 2022. The Yulgilbar Team - Yulgilbar Ima Black Cat, Yulgilbar Kinda Tuff and Yulgilbar Keep N Sweet all made their respective finals. All these horses were beautifully trained and prepared by Robert and Lori Mackay.

It was a challenge to make the final in every event as the competition was tough. This year's show provided some of the highest standard of cutting seen in a cutting pen for sometime. There is no doubt that making a final in a major show is quite an achievement but the competition at Scone was such a high standard that the draws were often the only thing that separated the competition.

Yulgilbar would like to congratulate Mark Buttsworth showing his mighty mare Peppyphalair with the big Derby Championship. Peppyphalair is from the outstanding mare Yulgilbar O Peppy Roy.

A special congratulations to Sid Myer riding Yulgilbar Keep N Sweet (Smooth as a Cat x WD Short n Sweet) on his Ameture Futurity Championship.