Be en­ter­tained at great coun­try event

Mansfield Courier - - OPINIONS/PEOPLE -

TOLMIE Sports, now in its 128th year, is on again this Satur­day – so come one – come all.

Sev­eral new events this year have boosted the pro­gram and with a ‘one pay­ment at the gate’ all events and ac­tiv­i­ties are cov­ered.

Com­mit­tee sec­re­tary Linda Terry said this year the de­ci­sion was made to raise the en­try fee, but this cov­ered all ac­tiv­i­ties once in­side, such as the kids’ ‘bash the rat’, hand­ball com­pe­ti­tion, sheaf toss etc.

Re­turn­ing again this year will be the Junee Bodger – bush crafted fur­ni­ture – along with the black­smith.

And a new equestrian event – the Horse­man­ship Chal­lenge – will be a high­light down in the lower oval.

This chal­lenge is a se­ries of chal­lenges over a set course.

The Three Man Chal­lenge will again be held with not horses, but moun­tain bikes tak­ing on the chal­lenge along with the ax­e­men and the sheaf race leg.

And of course the ever pop­u­lar dog high jump will cre­ate a huge au­di­ence cheer­ing on the dogs as they climb to great heights in their chal­lenge.

The North East Ax­e­men’s As­so­ci­a­tion will again field a full card of events and cham­pi­onships in­clud­ing the new event of the Vic­to­rian Cham­pi­onship for Dou­ble Handed Saw with a prize of $700.

UP AND OVER: New to this year’s Tolmie Sports Equestrian events will be the new event of the Horse­man­ship Chal­lenge putting rid­ers and horses through a se­ries of chal­lenges. WATCH THEM SWING: Cham­pion ax­e­men of the North East and fur­ther afield will con­test the many events at the Tolmie Sports Day which com­mence at 10.30am. Up for grabs are tro­phies in the MR Walsh Per­pet­ual Hand­i­cap, Hugh Mon­roe Memo­rial, Doug Clee­land In­vi­ta­tion Front Mark­ers Hand­i­cap, John Kir­ley Memo­rial, NE Sheds and Garages NE Cham­pi­onship, Hard Hit­ting Con­test and the Two Man Re­lay, just to name a few. There is plenty of view­ing from the stands and fence line for spec­ta­tors.

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