Stuart Balcombe can assist with all insurance enquiries, from business, crop, farm, aviation, heavy motor and machinery to bull and horse.
Maree has worked for Nutrien for 16 years and has been involved with the equine division since inception in 2008, supporting the equine administration. After being heavily involved in the performance arena for many years she looks forward to meeting a new clientele within Standardbred industry.
The Nutrien Team is also proud to introduce the newest member to the team, Darby Smith. Darby’s face may be familiar to many after working at the past 3 Classics as a casual staff member. Darby comes to us from the Kimberley in WA and has relocated to Tamworth to take on this role and has now been with us 12 months.
I’ve had horses since my early teens and have been drawn towards the campdraft industry since day one. After finishing high school, I worked on cattle stations across the top end, using predominately horses for mustering, tailing weaners and competing at campdrafts and rodeos where I could. I’ve spent numerous wet seasons working for very talented horsemen & horsewomen, trying to soak up their knowledge.
Mark commenced his Agency career in 1987, with Dalgety Farmers Ltd and has remained with the company for the past 33 years, throughout the various ownership and name changes.
He is a licensed Stock & Station / Real Estate Agent – Auctioneer as well as serves on a number of equine industry related boards and organisations, particularly in the sport of Campdrafting which is a family passion and pass time.
Mark has held a number of positions within the company ranging from a branch manager, State & National Livestock manager, through to the role of National Livestock Director for Landmark Operations.
In 2008 with the assistance of Charlie Maher & Jimmy Matthews, introduced the Nutrien organisation to the Australian performance horse market, which now sees the company involved in the sale of around 1,500 performance horses annually.
In 2020 he has assisted the Nutrien Equine team’s entry into the the Australian Standardbred market with 300 yearlings catalogued for their first sale in Oakland’s Junction Victoria in April 2021.
Where Are You Based
Wagga Wagga, NSW
Years Of Industry Experience
Mark has grown up with horses and now breeds, competes, and sells Australian Stock Horses.
He is now a director and vice President of the Southern Campdraft Association and former President.
Mark is also a delegate on the National Campdraft Council of Australia. He and his family compete at around 20 drafts per year and he is an Open Campdraft judge and accredited ASH judge and breed inspector.
Area Of Expertise
Campdrafting, ASH Shows, Performance Horse Challenges and Equine Marketing.
What Do You Do When You Aren’t Working At Nutrien?
Breeding, starting, and competing his own horses particularly in the Campdraft arena. Also spending time with his family.