aunders Performance Horses  

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Ambitious goals make for outstanding results

Shaun Saunders


Shaun is the youngest rider to reach $200,000 in earnings, in 2013, 2014 and 2015 he was the highest money earning rider in Australia. Shaun has won or placed in every major event in Australia.

Shaun recently competed at the World Equestrian Games in Normandy France, in which the team secured 5th place over all, Australia's best ever team result. 

Saunders Performance Horses has been operating out of a facility located at Wamuran, training Futurity and Aged event horses for the past five years. Also offering training and coaching to Non Professionals and their horses.

Pacific Coast Reining Spectacular 2016

The 2016 Pacific Coast Reining Spectacular saw QXH Docs Stylish Oak owned by Xtreme Quarter Horses take out the Open Derby. After a week of cold and wet weather, 'Phoenix' put on a great performance and wowed the crowd with his powerful stops.

Whiz Destiny was awarded Reserve Champion in the Open amongst some great company.

Leonie Beckhouse took out all divisions of the Non Pro Futurity aboard her mare My Chics No Wimp and Cooper Shipton was Reserve Champion in the Youth 14-18 riding Shiney Ever After. Congratulations to our Non Pros on a successful show! Thank you to our clients, sponsors and helpers for your ongoing support.

ARBC - Australian Reining Breeders Cup 2016

The 2016 ARBC was Condor Smart Play's first show for his new owner Jason Melling. What a great show it was, Shaun and 'Red' winning Reserve Champion in the Open Derby with a big score on 148.5.

QXH Doc's Stylish Oak placed equal 4th demonstrating his consistency and reliability in the show pen.

Congratulations to our Non Pros who had a very successful show also. Cooper Shipton showed Shiney Ever After to win the beginner rider. This was Cooper and Shiney Ever After's first major show.

Greg Campbell and A Hollywood Whizz had a great show winning the Open Non Pro, Primetime Non Pro and the Limited Non Pro Derby. 

Congratulations to the hard working committee on putting on a successful and well run show.

Landmark Classic Sale 2016

Sold at the 2016 Landmark Classic sale for $37,000.00. A Little Smarty is currently in foal to Shining Sheriff due September 2016.

Australia's leading money earner for 2015

2015 Shaun was the leading money earner for the 3rd year in a row.

We thanks our clients, sponsors friends and family for helping Shaun achieve this title once again.

QXH Doc's Stylish Oak was the 2015 highest money earning horse. We congratulate his owners Darren and Emma Mullan of Xtreme Quarter Horses. 

Mare of the year 2015

The 2015 Open Mare of the year was awarded to Hasta La Vista. 

Hasta had a very successful year in the show pen winning ARBC, PCRS NSWRHA Open Championships and placing 3rd in the RA National Open after having her foal weaned off her earlier in the year.

She is now in foal to Lil Nu It All due in November and will have 2 embryos owned by the Macarthur family due by Einsteins Revolution.

Shaun Saunders Reining & Horsemanship Clinics

Learn from Shaun the fundamentals of:

  • Body control
  • Reining manoeuvres
  • How to put the polish on your performance

Click here to learn more about Shaun's clinics.

To book Shaun in for a clinic in your area contact 0428 630 061 or email

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