The Cloncurry Stockman's Challenge and Campdraft has announced an extra event to this year's program in memory of one of the event's great stalwarts.
The 'Ron Wall Memorial Derby Challenge' sponsored by Lemmons Store will commemorate great North Queensland horseman Ron Wall who died last year.
Stockmans President Cheyne Williams said it was a privilege to name their Derby Challenge after Ron.
"This was an easy decision given the time Ron spent in the north," Mr Williams said.
"Not only has he competed at Cloncurry more than any other competitor, he won the challenge in 1997 and 1999 along with numerous placings over the years".
Mr Williams said Ron devoted the later part of life sharing his knowledge holding clinics on stations and in towns across Northern Australia.
"This namesake will ensure that his legacy is long remembered," he said.
The Derby Challenge is restricted to five-year old horses, giving them a unique opportunity to compete in their own class.
With a prize pool of $15,000 up for grabs and a first place prize of $8,000, it's sure to be a major draw card for this year's event, after the postponement of the 2020 event.
The committee have a massive week planned with a record breaking $120,000 + of prizemoney across the Challenge and Campdraft events.
The Stockmans Challenge will take place at the Cloncurry Equestrian Centre from July 13-18.
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