Drums and Dust club to host ABHA event
Deniliquin’s Drums and Dust Sports Club is holding its first ever official Australian Barrel Horse Association event at the Deniliquin Rodeo grounds tomorrow.
Held in conjunction with the Deniliquin Rodeo Club, the day will feature a ABHA Divisional Barrel Race where about 50 of Australia’s best riders will compete.
The day will also include other barrel racing and pole bending events.
Drums and Dust president Elise Huddle is ecstatic that Deni will be hosting the event.
‘‘We started this club one year ago with the aim to host an official ABHA event and we’ve reached that goal already,’’ she said.
‘‘A lot of work and putting things in place has made it possible for this to happen.
‘‘Competitors on the day follow the ABHA events around with points from our event going towards their qualification for the main event in Tamworth at the end of the season.
‘‘We’re also a family orientated club so we’ll be holding events for all skill levels from ages six and up.
‘‘It’s a relaxed and fun environment, so we’d like to see everyone get involved with the day.’’
Huddle said that the club is still chasing more sponsors and that they are aiming to make these events a regular occurrence.
‘‘We are holding another ABHA event on November 24 as well,’’ she said.
‘‘We’ll be looking to hold an event once every two months after the November event.’’
Entry to the event is free with a pop-up Dix and Dust saddlery shop, as well as food and drinks from Red Rose Diner available.
The action kicks-off at 10.30am tomorrow.