Round 1 – 21st June – Results Round 1
Brittany Hetherington has jumped away to an early lead in the Futurity Section of the 2015 Stock Horse Challenge.
Britt scored the quinella in Round 1 with Silverthorn Guns and Roses placing 1st on 158 points and her second horse Montcalm Jocelyn coming in equal 2nd just 1 point behind on 157.
Sharing equal 2nd place was Bruce Snape with TaraVale Nova followed closely by Amy Bonsor (Johns Special Vintage) with 156 and Joe Burges (Brennon Roxylena) on 153. Just out of the major placings in Round 1, but staying well in contention for the overall 4 round aggregate were Darren Brislane and Mark Ball.
In the Rookie Challenge competition Hugh Main produced consistent performances in both the two-handed cutting and the Utility Horse working pattern to earn 140 points and place ahead of Allira Taylor (139) and Daniel Kelly (138), with Nick Johnston and John Parish placing equal 4th with 135 points.
The fourteen Junior and Juvenile riders in the Challenge received tuition from instructors Byron Prior (cutting) and Kim Moy (Utility Horse .)
Round 2 of the Challenge is to be held at Gloucester Showground this Sunday 5th July starting at 10.00am. There will be competition in all sections of the Challenge with contestants to undertake another round of two handed cutting plus a Working Horse pattern. Photos can in viewed in Gallery
Round 2 – 5th July (Note: this is the New Date) Draw Round 2
Round 3 – 2nd August
Round 4 – 16th August
The Gloucester branch of the Australian Stock horse Society are proud to present the program for the 2015 Stock Horse Challenge. The challenge is to be conducted over 4 rounds, covering Two handed Cutting, Utility and Working Patterns, and cow working.
The aim of the challenge is to promote and showcase the training and ability of stock horses.
The Challenge offers sections for Futurity and Rookie horses, as well as junior and Juvenile categories.
The Futurity is open to all registered Australian Stock Horses under 5 years (born after 1/8/2010) and current financial members of the ASH Society.
The Rookie Section is open to any Registered Australian Stock Horse and any current financial member over 18 years of age.
The Junior Section is open to current financial members between 8 and 13 Years of age, on any horse.
The Juvenile Section is open to current financial members between 13 and 18 Years of age on a Registered Australian Stock Horse of any age.
NOTE: Round 1 and Round 3 both Junior and Juvenile will be training days.
To enter, please download the Stock Horse Challenge Entry Form