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Nonda Redford

Nonda Redford

15 hh ch 5YO (Semipalatinsk – Nonda Lets Talk Later) ASHS 168692

The Year of the Outcross

The son of a champion thoroughbred stallion and a champion campdraft mare.

“He goes pretty good on his cattle” –Terry Hall

“He’s as cowy as what I’ve ever started.” –Michael Wilson


Semipalatinsk (TB) Champion Sire of tough, sound winners of more than $20 million inc Group 1 sprinters, Gr.1 stayers, Gr.1 hurdlers and steeplechasers.

Semipalatinsk is also a Champion Broodmare sire of numerous Gr.1 winners. He has also sired champion Olympians, outstanding polo ponies, polocrosse horses, champion hacks, three day eventers and showjumpers.


Nonda Lets Talk Later, Winner of 2000 Warwick Gold Cup (Terry Hall). The only horse in Australian history ever to make the finals of the Warwick Gold Cup (twice) as well as the NCHA Futurity and the NCHA Derby. Finalist: 2000 Canning Downs (fastest round 22 seconds) highest aggregate Gold Cup, Canning Downs etc. Also won Walcha Golden Gate, Proston Golden Spurs, 2nd Pearl of the North, etc. Let’s Talk Later is a member of Nonda’s best family of camp mares tracing back to 1923.

Welcome to the Family

Nonda Redford
(above) Nonda Redford
Star Kingdom
(above) Star Kingdom
Nonda Let’s Talk Later
(above) Lets Talk Later
(above) Semipalatinsk
Doc Bar - 1977
(above) Doc Bar
Docs Freckles Oak
(above) Docs Freckles Oak

Read what the rest of the world is doing

REACHING OUT OF THE BOX – How the American Quarter Horse Industry is searching for the new thoroughbred outcross

Read what Americans leading breeders and trainers are doing in an article published in the American Quarter Horse News.

Archives (2007)

We’ve been busy for the last five years.

You see, we’ve been working on a private breeding program. We’ve bred our best campdraft mares to the best thoroughbred sires we can find to breed the kind of outcross colts we believe Australia has been waiting for.

Nonda Redford, the first colt we have produced from this program, combines his sire SEMIPALATINSK, a Champion Australian thoroughbred with his dam, NONDA LET’S TALK LATER, a champion Australian camp drafter.

This colt is a completely unique outcross. He combines the influence of the great Star Kingdom – considered one of the greatest sires in the Australian thoroughbred industry – with the influence of Doc Bar, considered the greatest sire in the American cutting and cow horse industry and now a major influence on the Australian camp drafting industry.

There’s a wise old saying that says sometimes the fastest things take the longest time, so we’ve been prepared to give our breeding program the time and patience it takes to breed the kind of horses we are looking for.

So what’s he done?

Well, as Banjo Patterson wrote in Clancy of the Overflow, he’s gone to Queensland droving and we don’t know where he are.

Truth is, he’s following a big mob of cattle with Terry Hall and getting plenty of wet saddle blankets.

And yeah, as Terry Hall might say, he goes alright.

Nonda 100 Years of History

My horses understand me tolerably well. I converse with them at least four hours every day. They are strangers to bridle or saddle; they live in great amity with me, and friendship to each other.

—Jonathan Swift from
Gulliver’s Travels