Brown Stallion — 15.1 HH — Foaled 1965 — ASH 59512
Haydon Never Doubt established himself as an outstanding sire of polo and performance horses and his daughters have an enviable record as broodmares. It is a bloodline used widely throughout the Stud and the Haydon’s were so fortunate to stand him, as he was the only son really used by Never In Doubt by Nearco. He has 80 registered progeny and is exerting a big influence on the breed.
He was by the renowned sire Never In Doubt by Nearco whose dam was by Star Kingdom’s sire Stardust, combining Blandford and Phalaris blood as well. Never Doubt’s dam was a beautiful, nearly galloway type thoroughbred mare from an old Australia family going back to Djebel, Fair Trial, Precipitation and Comedy King. His granddam was by Coronation Day the same as sire Romeo.
The Sire Line Type:
Never Doubt was only ever shown once, winning his class. His stock have excelled in numerous fields. Many won campdrafts, polo and polocrosse awards. In one season he sired the Champion award winners at all the northern polo carnivals they played in. In the show ring he was Most Successful Sire at the 1981 Scone ASH Show, with his progeny winning every class they were shown in, as well as a remarkable 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th in the yearling filly class! He was also 1st & 3rd in the Stallion Progeny class, and his daughter Haydon Gypsey Moth won the Champion Led Mare the following year ahead of Breezette. Others to compete well include-Haydon Ballet winner of numerous hack classes, Haydon Bright Night a winner at Adelaide Royal, and sire, Haydon Sunrise successful at the N.S.W. State Championships, Haydon Ruby King won the Queensland State Dressage Championships, Haydon Culgoa was winner of the Queensland Junior Showjumping Championships, Haydon Bandanna after he finished polo become the pin up horse for the Light Horse and lead many parades and Haydon Simanda excelled at polocrosse.
However, it has been on the polo field where his stock have really excelled. In 1985 three different ponies won individual Champion Polo Pony Awards, as well as a Champion Team of Ponies, over four consecutive weekends when played by Peter Haydon. Haydon Emerald already the winner of four awards, in 1986 was in the Champion Team of Ponies at the Sydney R.A.S and at the Queensland Gold Cup. She proved one of the top ponies of the International Series when played by the Australian captain Jim MacGinley. Angus Scott`s winning Team at the 1987 Dudley Cup included two Never Doubt geldings Jessie & Raymond. Haydon Harvest Day was Champion Novice Pony at Quirindi & Tamworth in 1984, and Champion Pony at Tamworth in 1985. Haydon Pearl was Champion Pony at Gunnedah in 1985, Haydon Ballet won the 1990 Sledmere Cup at Scone, Haydon Daylight was rated by Robert Doolin as one of the best mares he had played, Haydon Inca Sun played very well at the Ellerston high goal, Haydon Bellair played very well in 1997 Easter polo and proved a good broodmare for Peter Bennetto, Haydon Tristan played in the Ellerston high goal and Haydon Without Doubt played for ten years at Ellerston in many winning Wanless teams. Many others of his progeny played in top grade polo including; Gypsey Moth, Strata, Harvest Time, Crown Gem in Malaysia, Orbit, Onyx, Cararah, Lightfoot, Gemlight, Deerfoot, Gumdrop, Baubles, etc.
His daughters have produced particularly well at stud including Haydon Nightlight was dam of Haydon Night Beam the top priced yearling filly at the 1997 National Championship Sale & Futurity winner and the Drawn sire Haydon Nightwatch and his full sister international polo mare Haydon Moonlight and broodmare Haydon Dawnlight. Haydon Emerald produced champion polo Hall of Fame mare Haydon Angel Jewel, her full sister Haydon Tourmaline as well as Haydon Special and Haydon Dancing Jewel. Night Lady produced Champion mare Haydon Celestial and her full sister Dusk produced prodigious polo award winner Jamaica. Haydon Sable was mother of top polo mares Haydon Rosetta who played Test Matches, Haydon Rosecup and oversea mare Haydon Blush, Haydon Roseleaf, Haydon Voss, top polocrosse geldings Haydon Caribou and Haydon Masai and Drawn stallion Haydon Drawaway. Haydon Rosette dam of 10 foals including Haydon Bush Trail Champion Gelding at Scone 1996 ASH Show, Haydon Topaz dam of Haydon Musketeer, Haydon Onyx dam of Option Champion Novice pony at Scone in 1995 and now playing in England. Haydon Romany produced the successful mares Haydon Mantilla and Peony Rose, Haydon Pearl mother of the Doolin polo mare Paspaley, Haydon Nelina produced the outstanding polocrosse horse Haydon Rifleman, Haydon Heirloom produced 12 foals and Haydon Topaz 11 foals, Springbok produced polo mare Velvet and Jenny was the mother of sire Rodeo Drive.
Haydon Horse Stud retained many of his daughters to continue on the line of this remarkable horse.
Haydon Angel Jewel Stopping by Sarah Bishop is out of the Haydon Never Doubt mare Haydon Emerald
When Haydon Never Doubt’s sire Never-in-Doubt died he was the last surviving son in the world of the legendary Tessio bred undefeated Nearco. Never-in-Doubt sired many notable horses including Nabinabah Kylie a super star at Ellerston both playing and and with her progeny including her sire son Ellerston Churchill used by Haydon Horse Stud; Easy Going, Champion polo pony of the 1997 International Series when played by English captain Howard Hipwood and she produced the sires Arjuna, Easy Gun and Ig; Mirrawalla was rated as one of the best when played in the high goal by Ellerston 10 goaler Gonzalo Pieres and she produced top sire Paton. Kyabra Lady Karenna was dam of successful sire Kyabra Cattle Baron and Ken MacCallum’s top campdraft mare Mandalea Zanzarlee showed what a versatile sire he was.
This is taken from the 1981 Hunter Show Report:
The Haydon Horse Stud stallion Haydon Never Doubt’s progeny were shown for the first time at the 1981 ASHS Hunter Show. Great success was achieved when they won every class they were shown in.
Haydon Horse Stud Dominates 1981 Hunter Show
At the 1981 Hunter ASHS Show held at Scone, Haydon Horse Stud had a very successful day with quality horses by Never Doubt and Beranghi.
The Stud dominated with the following results:
–Haydon Horse Stud-Most Successful Exhibitor
–Open Led Mare:
1st Haydon Beranghi Lass
2nd Haydon Willowy Lass
–Champion Led Mare Beranghi Lass
–2yr old Filly
1st Haydon Harvest Day, 2nd Haydon Gypsey Moth , 3rd Shannon and 4th Kirsty all by Haydon Never Doubt
–3yr old Filly
1st Haydon Emerald, 4th Haydon Daylight both by Haydon Never Doubt
1st Haydon Crown Ruby by Never Doubt
1st Haydon Gypsey Moth, Haydon Emerald & Haydon Crown Ruby, 3rd and 5th – all groups by Never Doubt
1st Haydon Wongle group
At the end of the day Haydon Never Doubt’s progeny had won every event they were shown in.