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. . . 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.

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