Hogans Crusader is one of the most exciting young sires currently standing at stud. His scale and elevation, style and bone are outstanding and his athleticism and temperament are exceptional. He was purchased by Crusader Partnership in 2010 from renowned Queensland stud principals Gordon and Enid McKinlay. Hogans Crusaders’ dam is Waymere I’m Beautiful (Kirbys Stud Wallaroo). Wallaroo carries the highly sought after sire line of Quidong Brigadier (Elliots Creek Cadet) while on the dam’s side, the linage goes back to Waymere Lurid Lady, a daughter of Regal Lane.
Hogans Crusader was one of the first sons of the highly acclaimed sire Knights Nicholas to stand on the open market. Knights Nicholas first arrived on the competitive scene in 2001 as a three year old, achieving an impressive 22 gates from 23 runs in his first season of campdrafting. A year later he went on to claim Champion 4yo Working Stallion at the 2002 ASH Nationals and edged out horses twice his age to win the National Stallion Campdraft. His other achievements are equally notable – he was the first full blood Australian Stockhorse to win the Cloncurry Stockmans Challenge Reining Final, he was awarded High Point Horse of the 2003 ASH National Show as well as ASH Star of the Year. He also competed successfully in campdrafting’s pinnacle event; The Warwick Gold Cup.