I grew up on a cattle property near Townsville and it was nice to take the horses and do something other than chase cows and dodge trees.
I lived in Charters Towers for a few years and was the President of the Charters Towers Horse Sports Club at one point. I still used to travel to Townsville to attend Woodstock Horse Sports and Rupertswood Horse Sports. It is my way of having fun with my horse and friends.
Having fun on horses with people from all over North Qld
Events like this help promote the enjoyment of sport and having fun with friends, both old and new.
Just have fun! If you end up with a ribbon, medal or trophy then that’s a bonus!
There are some people who have been able to continue riding and enjoying Horse Sports in their 60s, and 70s! I hope to still be able to ride and enjoy it when I get around that age too.
Occasionally I like to go down and enjoy the Strand.
It was something to do on my horse other than chase cows and dodge trees.
Around 30 years 😳🤫
Have fun riding until I can’t anymore!
No, just Horse Sports.