Star riders ready for Silver Buckle challenge
MONTO will welcome the best horsemen and women from around the region and beyond this weekend.
The annual Monto Silver Buckle and Challenges and Campdraft will hit the showgrounds for three days starting tomorrow. The event’s publicity officer, Stacey Hyland, said the significance of this year’s event was that it was one of four major challenges in the inaugural Australian Stockman’s Challenge.
The others are Aretha Rocky Rush in Rockhampton, Horse of the North at Charters Towers and the Cloncurry Challenge.
This is the first time a series has been held to gain points for the overall challenge.
“This event will showcase the top horses and riders from our region,” Ms Hyland said.
“The North Burnett is home to some of Australia’s top horsemen and women.
“We encourage the public to come out and support their champion local riders.”
The event starts at 9am tomorrow with free entry and full catering all weekend.
The finals of the challenges will be held on Saturday.
For further information phone Maree Hampson on 4166 5135 or Tony Mortimer on 4165 1160.