Well all the hard work was all worth it! Our first show was a great success! Lovely to see Men, Ladies & Youth trying out cutting for the first time, seeing the smiles on their faces said it all. Along with experienced competitors enjoying the day. Lots of awesome feedback from our competitors! Thanks to our Judges Mr Ronnie Mann of Walcha NSW & Mr Joey Carroll of Forney Texas USA they did a great job!. The Steer Riding had tough contenders competing, the crowd loved it. What a great way to end the day! from under 8 up to under 18, Thanks to Mr Paul Farley for Judging the Steer Riding & Mr Brad Scott for the awesome commentary, it was like we were at the PBR. Mark Watt sported his new Chinks in style to take out the Best set of Chinks on the day. Not to mention he was the only one to have a pair on. Will be putting up next show & Youth Camps details when confirmed. Thanks to all who helped make our show a success, our Sponsors, Behind the Scenes workers, Bob & Chris Brimson operated the Canteen, Matt Simmons maintaining a steady flow of cattle, Sharon McIver, Tracey Watt, Lesley Ferguson, Taylah Watt, Jack Watt, Judges, Cattle Supply & Competitors. We could not have done with out you all. Please accept our appreciation & gratitude!
OUR FIRST SHOW IS SET FOR 2 DAYS TIME! WE ARE VERY EXCITED INDEED.
Thankyou to all the competitors who entered into our first show the first of many to come. The grounds look amazing at Kempsey Showgrounds, we are looking forward to meeting up with everyone and have an enjoyable day! Good luck to all competitors, with two events offering memorial buckles! who?? will win the first ever buckles for the Australian Cutting Horse & Youth Rodeo Group. The young cowboys are all set for their Steer Riding events, good luck boys! Note: that under 8's entries are taken on the day, will incur a $10.00 entry fee. FREE ENTRY FOR PUBLIC SPECTATORS!
See you all on Saturday, SAFE TRAVELS
In honour of the Don Tanner Memorial Event.
Don started his cutting career in Kempsey NSW back when it all began: A new exciting horse sport came to Australia's shores. Don being an accomplished Campdrafter & well known horse trainer became interested in cutting and what it had to offer. Don wanting to progress his career took a job with Eddie Wilson of Bowie Texas home of the Great Docs Perscription. Don spent many years in the states training & showing Cutting Horses. One of the highlights of his career was winning the World in 1985 on his favourite Stallion Jae Bar Fletch. He also trained Jae Bar Fletch's full sister Jae Bar Maise who also became a world champion. He was very proud of both horses & he loved to talk about them. He loved Jae Bar Fletch that much that he named his first born son Fletch. Don's family are honoured to have this Maiden Memorial Event dedicated to his memory.
Don Tanner & The Great Jae Bar Fletch