Be entertained at great country event
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.