1969 saw the beginnings of “Sanpamada Palomino Stud” when my parents gave me the old Palomino Stallion “Royal Gold” bred by Fred Best of Newbridge Stud in NSW. I didn’t have very many mares, but the best of them was a chestnut brown mare bred by Toomba Stud in the Charters Towers area. They were noted for their good thoroughbred stock, and later changed to Australian Stock Horse breeding. This mare foaled a glorious Palomino colt, Sanpamada Heart-O-Gold, and was registered with the Australian Palomino Horsebreeders Assn. I have been a member since then, although they are now registered as United Palomino White Buckskin Dun Ass. After Royal Gold had to be put down, not through old age, a mare kicked him and broke his front leg, H.O.G. took his place, until he, and nearly all his mares, were shot by persons unknown. After that I used the purebred Arab stallion Allijah, (Atilla x Muhajar) over his fillies, and was lucky enough to get mostly Palominos, two fillies I kept. The foundation mare was the last filly by H.O.G. and was a cremello. Naturally she always had Palominos. I bought a Palomino colt from Marion Jackson, Silverdale Shogun in 1989 and the stud was off again. Shogun was broken in and campaigned both at halter and under saddle, winning many Supreme, Champions and Reserve Championships from Hughenden in the west to Gordonvale in the North. He was judged as a Palomino, a Part Bred Arab and an Australian Stockhorse. His stock have spread all over the state, and some have gone interstate. (If you have a horse wearing M♥N on its shoulder, it is a fair guess it will be either his or Prince’s) After his death in 1997 his place was taken by his sons, a Palomino; S. Crown Prince, and a black liver chestnut S. Amaretto, both being out of Allijah mares. (Both of whom are still with me) Prince has been shown lightly at halter, and has achieved the same as his father, both of whom gained the title of Supreme Champion at the NQ/NT Championships. S.Amaretto was broken in and shown lightly for many wins under saddle, and at halter. He was showing great promise as a Dressage Horse/ Hack until we moved from the Towers to Gympie. But we hope to have at least Prince in the local show this year.