Horse of The North

23rd-25 May 2019

Contact: Melissa Salmond
Mobile: 07 4770 3360

Once again, 2018 Horse of the North was a professional event that was not to be missed. Its a Challenge that brings the best to Charters Towers, not only for the fierce competition, but for a great weekend of entertainment. In true tradition, Sally Kirkwood delivered the weekend over the mic, including the annual Competitors dinners, which is always a hit and highly entertaining. HOTN also hosts the Gun of the North competition, a Farrier competition paying tribute to the late Fred Savage, this year won by Morgan Webb.

Winning the 2018 Rookie Challenge was Claudia Streng on Wyena Western Acres. From there, the competition certainly heated up, as some of Australia’s best riders competing for Classic & Open Challenge Titles.

Taking out the 2018 Classic Challenge was Wayne Bean, on Moore Hard Acres, followed closely by

2018 Classic Winner – Wayne Bean riding Moore Hard Acres

Andrew Stallmann on Beljay Fortyniner Acres, 2nd and Des Burns on Homecreek Mister Freckle, 3rd.

The top 10 Open Challenge results were full of names that need no introduction to the Challenge Industry, but it was Morgan Webb on Dolgwili Norman that claimed the winning spot followed by Leah Read on Captains tiger Lilly and Theresa Lawrence on Enigma coming in third.

Horse of the North was a successful event in 2018. It is great to see so many great riders attend the show and hopefully all return for another top weekend in 2019!

See below top 10 results:

2018 HOTN Classic Challenge Results

Wayne BeanMoore Hard Acres334.51
Andrew StallmannBeljay Fortyniner Acres3302
Des BurnsHomecreek Mister Freckle3230.75
Jess HoffmannBlink 1823230.75
Scott SchooSaltwater Sapphire317.755
Des BurnsPeptos315.756
Harvey WakefordMidnight Justice311.757
Joshua SmithCruise N Tassa309.758
Brett CandyCandys RPM308.759
Nathan WilsonRoyalle Cignificant30010

2018 HOTN Open Challenge Results

Morgan WebbDolgwili Norman352.751
Leah ReadCaptains Tiger Lilly351.52
Theresa LawrenceEnigma3463
Joshua SmithReys Dual Oak3454
Nathan WilsonBeniah344.55
Theresa LawrencePeppy Soul Shaker337.56
Scott SchooHells Angel336.257
Harvey WakefordSheridan3348
Scott SchooMontego Bay333.59
Doug O'NeillBlazing Destiny313.2510
Claudia StrengWyena Western Acres1641
Cassie JessupMustbe Ebony161.52
Zoe O'NeillMt.Oweenee Zaire1613
Rebekah TaskerIceberg1604
Liz GuldbransenHugo157.55
Jontti ArnoldGeorge1576
Rob CarnCommanchies Playin'1567
Lauren AngusMarachino1558
Cody SpencerWyena Lola1530.9
Madelaine AngusPosh Kitten1530.9