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Big Weekend ahead for Area 5

Big Weekend ahead for Area 5

After big entries at last weeks Gundy cutting Area 5 clubs Northern Rivers and SQCHA have healthy numbers for thier weekend shows.

Sqcha Burrandowan leads the way with around 170 entries for their 2 day show. Northern Rivers is hosting two championship shows over the two days with added money $250. SQCHA as always offers $500 added for all one handed events except the youth.

The Northern Rivers event held at Casino in Northern New South Wales will see up and coming trainers like Dean Rogan and Luke Bennett competing against former Limited NCHA Futurity Champion and multiple finalist Luke Lyons and ever improving  New Caledonian Trainer Yves Cousinard. National Champion and former NRCHC treasurer Alan Hunter returns to his humble beginnings after a three year absence from the his local shows. Imported Stallion Chulas CD Hickory always puts on a good show and is another draw card for the Casino event.

Further north near Kingaroy Queensland the SQ Burrandowan event will see the likes of One Roan Peptos, Dual Windstorm, Dulces Glory, Way Too Smart and Reys Little Dreamer in the pen. All of these horses have won aged events in their careers with the last three having one last hit out before heading to Tamworth. Former SQCHA President and National Champion Peter Gesler is competing for the first time in over 18 months after campaining his Derby Champion Seligman Spin’s progeny in the campdrafting arena. Peter is warming up for a go at the NCHA Non Pro Derby aboard Divine Spin.

Both these shows are well represented at entry level with the majority of the entries compting in the Beginner Classes, Rookies and $5000 non pro. This is a very promising sign for the sport of cutting, hopefully these newcomers will remain in the sport and help increase numbers in the higher Non Pro events where numbers tend to dwindle a little.

Although entries are slightly down on last year, the signs are good for cutting as it still seems to be holding its own despite the gloomy economic climate. There are indeed exciting times ahead for the sport as it continues to grow in popularity.

 

 

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