The Cloncurry Stockman's Challenge & Campdraft committee have announced that their event will go ahead in 2021, after the pandemic cancelled the event last year.
The Stockman's Challenge will host this year's event on July 13-18 after it was forced to cancel the 2020 event due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and ensuring the safety of the community and industry.
President Cheyne Williams said he was looking forward to Cloncurry once again hosting one of the most prestigious equine events in the country.
"It was a hard decision to cancel the Challenge last year, but the right one," Mr Williams said.
"We're looking forward to this year's event being one of the best yet! We're introducing the Derby Challenge, which gives five-year old horses a unique opportunity to compete in their own class, due to last year's cancellation."
The Challenge has already locked in part of their entertainment for the week, by welcoming back singer/songwriter Trent Bell.
Trent's diverse range of music and approachable attitude made it an easy decision to bring the talented musician, originally from Townsville, back to Cloncurry.
The committee are also currently welcoming brands and businesses to learn about sponsorship opportunities that can provide exposure to a nationwide audience.
There are also several tenders open for food/stall holders and cleaning services.
The Cloncurry Equestrian Centre will open its gates to competitors from Saturday July 10. For any camping enquiries please contact Cheyne Williams on 0437 185 003.
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