Something for everyone at quarter horse show

NEW England Quarter Horse Association’s weekend show served as a multi-purpose event.

The NEQHA, in conjunction with the Tamworth District Western Performance & Appaloosa Club, hosted an “AA” AQHA-approved show which was also an “A” class Appaloosa, PHAA Approved and PAC Approved show,  NEQHA vice president Nicky Moss-Smith said.

“Competitors came from all around the region including Armidale, Dubbo, Scone and the Central Coast,”  Moss-Smith said.

“They were judged by the watchful eye of Lorelei Payne from Queensland.”

Many locals also took advantage of the opportunity to show their horses in the lead-up to their respective breed nationals in the coming months. 

Local Katherine Bowe showed well with her Registered Appaloosa gelding, Ashfield R U Dreamin, as did Tyler Keogh aboard Sue Williams’ registered Quarter Horse Mare Radical Jetstar.

 Laurie and Karen Carrigan from Moonbi placed well over the two days with their two Paint registered mares, KPM Blue Eyed Switch and KPM Serrano.

“The show was well supported with more than 60 entries over the two days, with the program containing over 100 events to cater for a variety of disciplines, including Halter, Western Pleasure, Trail, Hunter Under Saddle, and one of the two newest classes to our program, Ranch Pleasure,” Moss-Smith said. 

The NEQHA is the oldest affiliate club of the Australian Quarter Horse Association, having been a member for more than 30 years.

 The TDWPA has also been in operation in Tamworth for 21 years.

 Both clubs are dedicated to providing an outlet for horse enthusiasts to showcase their horses in a relaxed and friendly environment. 

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