Stock horses didn't miss a beat as sunshine gave way to rain
AUSTRALIA’S own breed was out in force at the Moss Vale Australian Stock Horse Branch show at the Sugarloaf Equestrian Centre at Cobbitty, NSW.
Organiser Jackie Long said the venue cannot be matched.
“It is the best place to hold a show,” she said.
“It is amazing – I have never seen anything like it as far as being easy for a very small band of workers/volunteers running a show, and it is still being upgraded.”
The entries were biggest seen for a long time and the Saturday weather was very kind. The oilskins came out however, at 7.30am on Sunday and it was torrential rain with wind until early afternoon.
ASH competitors are a tough lot and along with the “breed for every need” they didn’t miss a beat.
In the led section, Amy Wilson’s Glenview Rivoli YoYo was supreme led junior.
Cole Moxey’s Brandwood Oregon was supreme junior ridden horse and the supreme senior ridden horse was Eloise Claire’s Bullseye Kidman.
Charlotte Lee took the supreme ridden youth award riding Glenesk Jamaica.
Bruce Moxey’s senior stallion Rainwood Gun for Hire took several awards, inlcuding champion led stallion, champion senior working over 15 hands and supreme led senior horse.
Pat Lacey’s Lacey’s Corumbene Encore was champion working horse under 15hh.
The Hi Point award winners were Charlotte Lee and Glenesk Jamaica in the junior section and Amy Wilson’s Glenview Chime in the senior.
The small event committee of Les Walsh, Kate Powell, Anthony Lacey, Louise Walsh and Ms Long is looking towards a busy couple of months. In early December the Sugarloaf Equestrian Centre will play host to another three-day show that was postponed in early October due to weather – the NSW Australian Stock Horse State Youth Championships and the NSW State Open Championships.
“Classes include full futurity and maturity challenge events, along with led, hack, working, station, pleasure and rider classes and cow horse patterns,” Ms Long said.
“It’s going to be a very busy time, but we will manage – it’s good to be back competing.”
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