There was a strong showing of Australian stock Horses at this years annual Gloucester Show. Competitors travelled from Wauchope in the north to the Central Coast in the south, but in the main it was residents of the local Shire who gave good support across the Show program.
The major award in the led events, the Radium perpetual trophy for Supreme Led Stock Horse was taken out by the gelding Deowie Phoenix owned by Tahnee Sullivan and exhibited by Amy Bonsor from Wingham.
The ridden classes attracted plenty of competition with Silverthorn Sapphire owned by the Wardell family and shown by Shania Madden awarded Champion ASH Hack, and Jodie Harris riding Leeburn Midnight taking out the prestigious Champion Working Horse trophy.
In the ride off for Supreme Ridden ASH of the Show Silverthorn Sapphire and Shania Madden came out victorious.
A good field of 3 year old horses contested the inaugural Junior Snaffle Bit class , with the winner being Bullseye Siena owned by the Wardell family and shown by Shania Madden.
Junior riders competed in big fields of Hack ,Working and Riding events which culminated with Jordyn Snape riding Taravale Playdough being awarded Champion Junior ASH Rider.
The Show program included a Time Trial and Cowless Campdraft which attracted plenty of interest and kept the program going until late in the afternoon.
The first ever Open Cowless Campdraft run at Gloucester Showground was won by Jodie Harris with Leeburn Midnight . The winner of the Junior event was Anthony Shultz , and Jordyn Snape took out the major prize for the Juvenile section.
Article By Bruce Snape.
Photos by Julie Wardell