Cattlemen event for Oxley
Cap on three-day camping passes at annual get together
CAMPING tickets to the 2019 Mountain Cattlemen’s Get Together to be staged at Oxley will only be presold and capped at 1600 in a move to deter a B&S ball type crowd.
Organisers, the Mountain Cattlemen’s Association of Victoria (MCAV), are promoting “wholesome country family fun” at the event and confirmed the ticket cap will only be on the three-day camping passes.
“Day passes - free for chil-
dren under 18 and $30 for adults - are available to anyone who wants to come along and see the action and perhaps stay for the musical entertainment,” spokesperson Judy Dixon said.
For the first time in its 35
year history, the Cattlemen’s Cup Challenge - the jewel in the crown - is being held at Oxley Reserve, near Wangaratta, and online entries for the cup are now open.
Open, Ladies and Junior Cattlemen’s Cup Challenge riders compete in a series of qualification events on Saturday, January 12 and the top 10 qualifiers in each category race each other for line honours over
a testing course on the Sunday.
MCAV president Graeme Stoney said it was the first time the event had been held at Oxley Recreation Reserve and that the number of obstacles already in place for the many horse events held at the reserve, would make for a very challenging course.
“Cup riders need to display a range of horsemanship and cattlemen skills in the quali-
fication events on the Saturday, with only the top riders making it into the race on the Sunday,” he said.
“There’s an obstacle course, mounted whip cracking and cattle handling.”
But the cup is only part of the action at the Mountain Cattlemen’s Annual ‘Get Together’; there’s a full program with live bands nightly, whip cracking, horse and family novelty
events, bush poetry competitions, dog high jump, panel forums, displays, food and merchandise stalls, and more.
Three day camping tickets ($170) are available (prepurchase only) and there will also be day entry (pre-purchase preferred).
For tickets go to https:// www. mcav. com. au/ annualget-together/book-tickets.
The Rural City of Wangaratta has injected $6000 into the staging of the event next year.