Reserve Champion ASH at the 1991 Royal Adelaide Show. A classically bred true to type Hunter Valley Stock Horse and very popular sire, Artist stood at Chalani for five years and sired some truly outstanding progeny including the sire Chalani Paper Man. Fintona Artist is one of the youngest grandsons of Chan (by Radium) available at stud today. Artist’s dam was a polo bred Thoroughbred by the well known Dunwell Tudor Tinker (imp). In a short career Artist sired Royal, Futurity, open hack winners and good polo ponies, before moving into the ownership of Col Byron, Casterton (Vic.)
At the age of eight years, Artist was broken-in in one afternoon, accepting stockwhip, and cantering out in the open. He has since been regularly droving cattle and campdrafting. ‘Artist has taken very well to being ridden, coping along like he’s been doing it for years. I find him to be an intelligent horse with a gentle nature. He is a very soft and kind ride.’ (Col Byron April 1997). Artist stood at Chalani for five years and was sold only to make way for Paper Man to stand at stud. He has sired numerous progeny playing polo and polocrosse as well as show winners.