Deni riders shine at Drums & Dust event
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.