Ready for action
. . . Goulburn Valley Quarter Horse and Western Riding Club held its Summer Sizzler event at Tatura last week. Loni Hensel, from Kyabram, and her horse GJC Surely I’m Lopin were excited to be at the event.
More than 220 horses from across the country descended on Tatura Park on Wednesday for the annual Summer Sizzler competition.
Hosted by Goulburn Valley Quarter Horse and Western Riding Club, the five-day event saw winners crowned in more than 100 events.
Competition . . . Triandibo Inevitablynx, with Trish Wettenhall in the saddle, competes in the three-year-old trail at Summer Sizzler at Tatura Park on Friday.
Sizzling competition . . . Wayne and Gill Tangey from Invergordon brought two horses to the show, including four-yearold Surely I’m Blue (pictured) and No Need to Be Blue. They have been to every Summer Sizzler and said they enjoyed the competition. ‘‘It’s one of the biggest shows on the quarter horse calendar,’’ Ms Tangey said. ‘‘All the best horses are here, so if we didn’t bring a horse we’d certainly be watching.’’
High calibre . . . Goulburn Valley Quarter Horse and Western Riding Club president Kyle Mobberley said more than 220 horses competed in 80 events across the event. Mr Mobberley said this year’s event was the toughest yet. ‘‘It’s been very competitive,’’ he said. ‘‘The calibre of horses that’s being brought to the show now has just gradually been getting better and better every year.’’
Sitting pretty . . . Ruby Lang, 20, from Mansfield, with 51⁄2-yearold Certainly Pretty, who competed in the Western pleasure event. ‘‘She’s a very competitive senior horse. Top three is where she sits,’’ Ms Lang said. She said Certainly Pretty had showed at Summer Sizzler the past three years, and placed third in the amateur Western Pleasure event on Thursday.