Horse section makes a return to Mount Isa Show

RIDING RETURNS: Denise Abdy riding the Crossland family owned showhorse, Vite Noir at the 2015 Show. Photo Sharon Crossland
RIDING RETURNS: Denise Abdy riding the Crossland family owned showhorse, Vite Noir at the 2015 Show. Photo Sharon Crossland

After a gap of a year, the horse section makes a welcome return to the Mount Isa Show. Section steward Kyam Loney said they had events in the horse section to suit all riders ages and styles.

“We have the showjumping ring, two hack rings, in-hand and showmanship classes, a dressage ring, sporting events, and working horse classes with judges travelling from Cairns and Charters Towers to judge the classes,” Ms Loney said.

Ms Loney said the Show at Buchanan Park would have some new feature events.

“There is the Off the Track showcases for thoroughbred racehorses turned showhorses, with support from Mount Isa Race Club,” she said. “There is also junior and senior 6 Bar showjumping and a double barrel race event.”

She said they had local events for local riders only and junior events for the kids. “We have been lucky to have received a great amount of support from local businesses and organisations which has largely in part allowed the horse events program to return”. The show is on Friday and Saturday.