Deni rid­ers shine at Drums & Dust event

Deniliquin Pastoral Times - - Local Classies -

Deni Drums & Dust Horse Sports Club hosted their sec­ond of­fi­cial Aus­tralian Bar­rel Horse As­so­ci­a­tion event re­cently.

The day saw rid­ers com­pete in bar­rel rac­ing and pole bend­ing events at the De­niliquin Rodeo Club grounds.

Drums and Dust pres­i­dent Elise Hud­dle said there was a larger lo­cal flavour to the Novem­ber 24 event.

‘‘The week­end was a great suc­cess with rid­ers com­ing from all over to com­pete,’’ she said.

‘‘We even had a few more lo­cals get in­volved, which was fan­tas­tic.

‘‘The sup­port for this club has been over­whelm­ing and we hope to see it con­tinue and grow into 2019.’’

The club’s next event will be a twi­light race day, held early Fe­bru­ary with a date yet to be con­firmed.

‘‘The ma­jor­ity of the events will be held un­der lights to beat the sum­mer heat,’’ Hud­dle said.

‘‘We are a very small club so we ap­pre­ci­ate any help, sup­port and spon­sor­ship.

‘‘With the grow­ing in­ter­est in bar­rel rac­ing we hope we can get more spon­sors on board next year.’’

Deni Drums & Dust will be hold­ing their AGM at the RSL at 4.30pm on Mon­day.

Any­one who is in­ter­ested is wel­come to at­tend.

For more in­for­ma­tion on fu­ture events visit the Deni Drums & Dust Horse Sports Club Face­book group page.

Re­sults from the ABHA event were as fol­lows:

Open Divi­sional Bar­rel Race, First Di­vi­sion - 1st Julie Breed rid­ing Cat­man, 17.09; 2nd Dusty McPhee rid­ing Tex, 17.545; 3rd Dusty McPhee rid­ing Mojo Girl, 17.614.

Sec­ond Di­vi­sion - 1st Me­lanie Lamont rid­ing Isle A Roan Han­cock, 18.323; 2nd Alyce Lamont rid­ing Pis­tols French­mans Hay­day, 18.358; 3rd Ta­mara Walker rid­ing Glenore Dash To Sec­ond, 18.766.

Third Di­vi­sion - 1st Joelle Gau­dion rid­ing War Cry, 19.315; 2nd Pat Collins rid­ing Missy, 19.38; 3rd La­toya Wards rid­ing Cruiser, 20.107.

15yrs-17yrs Bar­rels - 1st Jor­dan Grant rid­ing Ez­may, 18.216; 2nd Lacee Wil­liams rid­ing Ko­manchi, 20.266; 3rd Chelsea Fitz­patrick rid­ing Whiskey, 24.765.

12-14yrs Bar­rels - 1st Re­becca Fraser rid­ing Ghost, 21.33; 2nd Re­becca Fraser rid­ing Knights, 25.45.

8yrs-12yrs Bar­rels - 1st Ella Birt rid­ing Chico, 20.992; 2nd Wil­low Ma­son rid­ing Gee, 26.469; 3rd Win­nie Thom­son rid­ing Simba, 30.289.

7yrs and Un­der Un­led Bar­rels - 1st Vivi­enne Thom­son rid­ing Mickey, 38.038.

7yrs and Un­der Led Bar­rels - 1st Milla Stone rid­ing Trin­ket, 37.849; 2nd Ruby Birt rid­ing Birt, 46.56; 3rd Sum­mer King rid­ing Dusty, 50.116.

All pho­tos cour­tesy Tony John­ston of Equine Im­ages by Tony.

Lo­cal rider Vivi­enne Thom­son on Mickey at the re­cent Drums & Dust event.

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