Goomeri rider takes title
Tassa N, Brydie makes for a smart combination to win
BRYDIE Hughes, of Goomeri, rode her way to win the Mark Elliott Memorial Stockman’s Challenge at Biggenden Show. She said she was thrilled. “I owe my win all to my partner NathanWilson, who has trained me this past seven months,” she said. “He finetunes me and gives me his best horse.
That best horse is Tassa N Smart, not only winning the Mark Elliott Memorial but also the Rocky Rush, the week before.
Brydie said she had also won the rookies section at the Rocky Rush while Tassa N Smart’s progeny won the classic.
The couple will now head off to Horse of the Month at Charters Towers.
Organiser Belinda Staib said the challenge was once again a success.
“This year we introduced a dry work pattern and a campdraft leg to the challenge,” she said.
The judge was Curtis Ilet from Crows Nest.
Mr Ilet congratulated Belinda Staib for organising the event by herself.
Marilyn McCulloch, who was judge last year, won the junior challenge riding her own colt Hoaths Peter.
Ms Staib said Marilyn was also placed third on him at the Maryborough Challenge the following week.
“She is following the Stockman’s Challenges and will be travelling and competing at Charter Towers and Cloncurry in the next couple of months.”
Ms Staib said the cattle were really good.
“My thanks must go to the cattle donors,” she said.
“There were some generous donations for trophies
“This is great to see people wanting to get on board and support our show.”
STOCKMAN’S CHALLENGE: Judge Curtis Ilet casts his eye over Anita Cooper's dry work.