PAYING TRIBUTE TO MY HORSES! BACK IN 1985

Way back to the start of my recording career- I was Campdrafting- travelling all over NSW- met Australias finest-watched them winning Gold Cups- top drafts- this was the inspiration for my first two albums- (Rodeo Queen) and (Vanishing Horsemen)- I was told it would forever brand me- as (that Lady who sings about horses) ? well, they why wouldn't I write about horses! they were my first love- I do not regret a minute-  Some people wonder why we love our horses so much!  well because of the pleasure & the joy-they bring us- but also I have found we can learn so much from them too- our Stallion (Roc)taught us so much- and Roc has certainly left his mark- so many champions- winning at Halter-Roping/Reining/Barrel Racing/Campdrafting/such wonderful athletes- so versatile- they do love to please! Check out the foal gallery below- nearly all champions- -A big thank you to  all the various owners-for sending photos of their babies- the story goes that you rarely see any (Roc) progeny for sale- those that have them -wont part with them ! Several have told me-they know they are gauranteed of winning- earning prize money-  they love what they do-  and they just love their horses! 

MY FIRST ALBUM- MY CAMPDRAFT HORSE-(RED) TOBIN BRONZE -on the cover! 

MY MATILDA! IN 2021

About as far removed as you can get from a Qtr Horse- but,  such special horses- our magnificent Clydesdales- I grew up with one of these! my Dad had an old Draught horse-(Roanie) I grew up with him- learnt to ride on him-used to plow (single furrow) he was wonderful- unforgettable. An old family friend had a team of them- great to see so many heavy horse days - and appreciation of our work horses. So I have bought (Matilda) a lovely Clydesdale cross- she is adorable- going to breed from her- and use her around the place- to move logs-etc - she will be a big attraction at the Festival slso. Very hard to take a photo-cause she just walks right up!  But here she is ,such a beautuful face! 

ROC AGAIN -PROGENY- BRAG BOOK!

So many champions- so many stories- we bred a lot of mares to (Roc) when he stood at Uralla- and I miss having new foals -seeing it all come to pass- but these days I am pretty thankful just to look back -and admire- it is a very tough game- can be heartbreaking- but there are a few dedicated breeders out there -who have really found the magic combinations! I take my hat off to them- please send in any photos! of your babies! 

ME AT BONY MOUNTAIN 2006-A BEAUTIFUL SUNSET- (photo June Underwood) 

PEPPY- ROC'S VERY LAST FOAL.

Well and truly carrying on the flag for his old man!  Sophia Peters his trainer/rider- Sophia hais from Tamworth- so right in the heart of horse ccountry- as we are here at Warwick- Warwick Rodeo looming- Sophia is bound to bring Peppy up- so look forward to that! 

  • PEPPY ROC

    Roc's last foal- out of a Peppy Doc mare-owned by Zeta Frost. Charters Towers-what a thrill to see him out there winning! congratulations to Sophia Peters from Tamworth-a pair of champions!

  • PEPPY ROC -

    A versatile boy- good at everything- Roping- Barrels- loves it all.

  • PEPPY ROC

    Sophia & Peppy- a winning combination!

  • ROC AGAIN - OUR HANDSOME BOY!

    Son of Legendary (Roc O'Lena) Roc had several crosses od (Doc Bar) - read the Doc Bar story-it is amazing! So much great history there

  • DOC BAR- THE LEGEND HIMSELF- OUR BOY WAS A CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCK!

    ROC AGAIN - a chip off the old block! he had very strong links to (Doc Bar) through his Dam & Sire- and he had the same build-

  • ROC STAR & HIS MUM- THE DIGGINGS!

  • ROCABILLY & BILL LITTLE-AT NATIONAL

  • SPACE GIRL BETTY-

    A champion mare by (Roc) actually bred at Bony Mountain .

  • SON OF ROC- WINNING THE ROPING!

  • MISSY- MY DEL MINGO MARE

    THis little mare-produced twin fillies-by (Regal) before we bought Roc-then she produced (Little Roc) who went on to become a Champion reiner. Full sory scroll down

  • DAISY -NORMA & ROCSTAR.

    Our first Roc baby born at The Diggings- early morning-it was an exciting time! My mate June was there to capture the moment.

  • ELVIS & VANDY-

    Hunch Bid mare- I had some amazing old bloodlines- they certainly produced the goods!

  • ELVIS - son of Roc- ex Hunch Bid mare! born on Elvis. birthday!

    Have not kept up with all the babies- but I'm sure this bloke became an awesome competitor!

  • QUEEN O ROC

    This was a first cross mare -out of Westie a ASB TB - she was shown at the Nationals in Tamworth as a yearling- placed in the final five- she was my riding mare- have since sold her to NSW.

  • ROC O BYE

    Bill Little bred this filly - out of his (Docs Denius mare) Denny- full sister to (Rocabout) champion Barrel Racing mare - and to Stallion (Roc a Billy).

  • Daisy & Roc Star- born at (THe Diggings)

  • ROC A BILLY -AS A YEARLING

    ROCABILLY- has gone onto become a great sire- work horse- a good all rounder-

  • TWIN FILLIES- FROM DEL MINGO MARE

    Before we got Roc- I bred (Missy) to Champion ASH stallion (Regal) they produced twin fillies- Missy reared them-they were purchased by one owner & are brood mares now,

A HIGHLIGHT FOR ME WAY BACK IN 1993. TAMWORTH.

Went in the Celebrity cutting in 1993- I was current Female Vocalist of the year! John Farnham & Kerry Anne- Bill Roycroft- an all star lineup! it was a lotta fun.

A LIFETIME WITH HORSES!

Now when I look back this all seems like another world! which it is-but so many highlights! Can I suggest that if you are a serious lover of horses! then you must get a copy of my album (Solid Gold) -a wonderful collection of my lifetime- my experiences-my heroes-tributes to two of Austalia's top sires- some legendary tales- All recorded with the finest musicians here in Australia. So the music is as good as it gets- But I am also very proud of the whole package- the Cover -the Photography- the booklet- but you be the judge- you can order it online here on my web site- via PayPal. I will autograph your copy -and I know you will love it all. We still miss our beautiful boy, I have two of his daughters here- going to breed from one of them this year- looking forward to some special babies next year!  Luv Norma xx    

Norma & Roc! taken at Uralla some years ago now! he came into our lives & gave us so much joy & taught me so much! after a lifetime with horses there is always more to learn!



"ROC AGAIN" SON OF A LEGEND! ROC O'LENA & SADLY NOW ROC,IS GONE! PHIL & ROC, IN 2006 WHEN WE FIRST MOVED TO BONY MOUNTAIN. HIS GRAVE OVERLOOKS THE PROPERTY, HE IS STILL KING OF THE MOUNTAIN!

"LITTLE BIT O'ROC" IN HIS ENGLISH CLOTHES! SUPREME CHAMPION.

LITTLE ROC" A CHAMPION REINER- A MIRACLE BABY! His Mum- (Missy) a Del Mingo mare -broke her leg- we patched her up- she foaled- reared this beautiful colt- who went on to become a Champion reiner! (Little Roc) She was the smartset- gamest-sweetest little mare & I will never forget her!

ONE OF ROC'S BEAUTIFUL BABIES- "LITTLE ROC"" A CHAMPION REINER AND A CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCK! A FASCINATING STORY WITH THIS BOY! HE WAS A MIRACLE BABY.


ROBERT BALDWIN- WITH ROC, ROBERT BRED ROC, AND HE IMPORTED HIS SIRE, ROC O'LENA FROM THE USA. ROBERT HADN'T SEEN HIM SINCE A YEARLING, HE WAS VERY EMOTIONAL HE SAID IT WAS LIKE LOOKING AT 'ROC O'LENA! HE WAS THRILLED WITH HOW HE'D TURNED OUT! These were takin' in Uralla approx 2001.