Drums and Dust club to host ABHA event

Deniliquin Pastoral Times - - SPORT -

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.

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