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
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 Bean||Moore Hard Acres||334.5||1|
|Andrew Stallmann||Beljay Fortyniner Acres||330||2|
|Des Burns||Homecreek Mister Freckle||323||0.75|
|Jess Hoffmann||Blink 182||323||0.75|
|Scott Schoo||Saltwater Sapphire||317.75||5|
|Harvey Wakeford||Midnight Justice||311.75||7|
|Joshua Smith||Cruise N Tassa||309.75||8|
|Brett Candy||Candys RPM||308.75||9|
|Nathan Wilson||Royalle Cignificant||300||10|
2018 HOTN Open Challenge Results
|Morgan Webb||Dolgwili Norman||352.75||1|
|Leah Read||Captains Tiger Lilly||351.5||2|
|Joshua Smith||Reys Dual Oak||345||4|
|Theresa Lawrence||Peppy Soul Shaker||337.5||6|
|Scott Schoo||Hells Angel||336.25||7|
|Scott Schoo||Montego Bay||333.5||9|
|Doug O'Neill||Blazing Destiny||313.25||10|
|Claudia Streng||Wyena Western Acres||164||1|
|Cassie Jessup||Mustbe Ebony||161.5||2|
|Zoe O'Neill||Mt.Oweenee Zaire||161||3|
|Rob Carn||Commanchies Playin'||156||7|
|Cody Spencer||Wyena Lola||153||0.9|
|Madelaine Angus||Posh Kitten||153||0.9|