Anna Hudson and Wannalook ASH Stud
Wannalook Stock Horse (ASH) established 1998 is owned and operated by Anna Hudson, it is located on the Northern NSW town of Tenterfield 16 km from the QLD border. The WANNALOOK Prefix was registered in 2005 with the ASH.
I aim to breed, train and prepare horses that are calm, intelligent, responsive, athletic and with a good temperament, attitude and have natural cattle sense. I see these as the main attributes for horses to excel in not only in campdrafting and stock horse classes but in any equine discipline. Over the years I have produced many horses that have gone on and performed well for all riders, from the serious performance competition rider to pleasure rider.
Horses are my passion and lifeblood. I have been involved with horses all my life. Competing at the state and national levels throughout pony club to the royal shows with the hacking horses I used to compete very successfully with. I have also competed in show jumping, tent pegging, harness horses, dressage etc.
At the age of 13 I "broke-in" my first horse and from then on I have always broken in my own ( and other peoples horses) and educated them to compete at the highest levels. I had regular dressage lessons ( from both international and Australian instructors) as a teenager as my mother and father knew that dressage was the basic education for all facets of the equine sports.
After I had finished my year 12 education I worked on a station in the Northern Territory for 12 months and found my true passion for campdrafting. I formed a wonderful life long bond with the manager and his wife ( Gavin and Narelle Miller) and from this I was given young horses to take on and promote. One was an unbroken 2 year old colt ( Rathlyn Pep Talk) and the other 2 were yearling fillies by Hazlewood Oaks Dry Doc. Two of these horses went on to win many open drafts ( Peppy and Oaks Oasis) and unfortunately the other mare developed Navicular problems, although she was a novice mare at the time of retirement.
I returned home from working in the NT to undertake study at UNE as a teacher specialising in Special Education. I taught for many years until a change in career bought me back to my home town. After some international travel I purchased land in Tenterfield and started getting the WANNALOOK Stud business set up.
Just a few of the titles I have won in campdrafting include 2nd ( twice) National ACA Lady Rider, In the top ten National Open Rider. NSW Open and Lady Rider, NSW Open and Novice horse. and many NSW NE zone Open and Lady Rider as well as Open and Novice horse titles.
I have made the finals and placed at Paradise Lagoons and Warwick Gold Cup and ran off the Canning Downs in 2008 on my home bred and trained mare Wannalook Sweet Talk.
I am currently standing my own stallion, Kirkby's Stud Rebound. I am gradualy building up the stud and should have more and more progeny for sale in the years to come.
Success for the last years drafting for the Wannalook team. Snowonder came 3rd NSW open horse, Bills Stylish Cutter won Open NSW horse. I came 3rd in NSW Lady rider and also won the open rider of NSW. Awards were given out at Mallangee draft. Other places were also won at the draft itself.
Wannalook Stud lost Talk Tactics to colic 6th June 2015. Huge thanks you to Pip -Tenterfield Vet Clinic and the Oakey Vets for their efforts to save this wonderful mare.
Wannalook Sometime (4 yo)makes the final of the maiden at Killarney with an 85. 5th draft 2nd final. Love this fella
Three wins- one draft weekend. Wannalook Snowonder won the open, Wannalook Talk Tactics winning the Novice at Stanthorpe draft May 2015. Both scored a 90 in the first round which then was the highest scoring Lady rider!
Wannalook horses are in the line up again. Rebound recently placed 7th in open at Tenterfield this draft being won by Bills Stylish Cutter. Wannalook Sometime placed =7th in the maiden this only being his 3rd start.
At the Glen Innes draft on the 13-14 Dec 2014, Wannalook Snowonder ran a 90 to win the Restricted Open draft. ( Scoring a 24 cut out)
Wannalook Stud has been having more success in the last few months. At Tabulam draft QuarterJack won the novice draft running a 92 and 87 then the following weekend at Mallanagee, he won the open with an 88 and 87. Wannalook Snowonder ran 2nd in the Restricted Open, Wannalook Talk Tactics ran 2nd in Novice, Kirkbys Stud Rebound ran 2nd in the Ladies and 7th in the open.
More success has come the studs way. At recent drafts the horses have been drafting nicely with the following results. Allora Wannalook Snowonder ran 2nd in Open. Rebound 3rd in Ladies at Bundarra, And at the feature Novice at Allora Wannalook Talk Tactics ran 4th and Quarter Jack 8th.
Wannalook horses have been in the line up again. At the Tenterfield draft ( March 2014) Wannalook N Talk made maiden final and Wannalook Talk Tactics top scored with an 89 in 2nd rd of Novice making final but not having any luck. Kirkbys Stud Rebound placed 2nd in restriced open and Wannalook Snowonder placed 3rd in Restricted open.
At Inverell Draft, Wannalook Snowonder ran a 90 for a run off in the ladies ( placing 2nd ) and Hannah Byrnes rode Wannalook Talk Tactics ( first time ever) too place 3rd in the ladies running a 88.
The Wannalook horses have been having great success in the showring while the drafts have been cancelled due to the weather. Wannalook Renegade ( by Kirkbys Stud Rebound) has been to his first shows after being broken in for only 7 weeks. Winning both of his led colt classes at Stanthorpe and Tenterfield shows and I put him in the hack class at Tenterfield and he won this as well, up against the geldings and fillies. He worked faultlessly with a beautiful calm attitude that he possesses. Wannalook Snowonder has taken out Champions and Reserves in her led,hack and working classes. Jan/Feb 2014
Rebound has had a great weekend at Tabulam winning the Restricted Open and placing 2nd in the normal open, only beaten by 1 point by Bills Stylish Cutter. June 2013
Wannalook Snowonder places 4th in the Chinchilla Grandmother clock and Rebound places 7tn in the Warwick gold cup Ladies draft. Both horses made second rounds and finals in drafts at Condamine,Chinchilla and warwick. They both helped me to gain the highest average scoring lady over the three drafts. Placing 7th in the overall averages
Congrats to Lucy, who recently won the Ladies draft at Tenterfield on Wannalook Talk Tactics - April 2013
Wannalook Snowonder wins the Novice draft at Glen Innes Feb 2013
Welcome to 2020. Thankfully we have had some rain to hopefully begin to break the crippling drought that has been so wide spread. Understanderably there hasn't been many drafts on for quiet some time hence no news to share lately.
Again in 2018 very limited drafting occurred. The stud did produce 3 fillies. Wannalook Sweet Talk produced Wannalook Sweet ta Cee by Rebound, Tookalook Sassy had Wannalook Special Order by Breks Duck yeah and Tamarang Divine Acres had Wannalook Ducksina Row also by Breks Duck Yeah, Very excited for these fillies.
Rebound has just won my mums memorial draft at Tenterfield . This was an extra special win as it was mums 10 year anniversary. Sometime also made the maiden Final. Nov 2015.
Wannalook Sometime makes final of maiden draft at Bonalbo and scored again to place 10th ( yep they paid this far!!!!)
Wannalook Stud- Tenterfield