Locals to represent Australian in tentpegging World Cup qualifiers

The Australian tent-pegging team train in Tamworth recently ahead of this weekend's World Cup qualifiers. Photo: Peter Hardin
The Australian tent-pegging team train in Tamworth recently ahead of this weekend's World Cup qualifiers. Photo: Peter Hardin

Local talent dominates the Australian team for their World Cup qualifying quest at the Tamworth Paceway this weekend.

Barry Biffin, Bryson Roser, Scott Miller and Todd Carey will all don the green and gold against the best tentpeggers from Pakistan, Bahrain, India, the United Arab Emirates and Iraq.

Adam Rowland was to make up the fifth member of the team but has had to withdraw with injury.

It is the first time the event has been held in the southern hemisphere, and will kick-off on Friday with an opening ceremony, meet and greet, and horse draw.

The competition in earnest then gets underway on Saturday. Continuing through to Monday, 18 individual events will be staged over the three days, with each rider’s points contributing towards their respective countries’ cumulative score.

The top three teams from the Tamworth qualifier will be invited to compete at this years ITPF World Cup in Moscow, Russia.

Roser, Biffin and Carey know what is all about. Back in 2015 they were part of the team that qualified Australia for the 2016 World Cup in Eqypt, with Roser going on to compete at the tournament.