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Toowoomba Stockman’s Challenge & Campdraft


The New Hope Group Toowoomba Stockman’s Challenge certainly grew in size once again in 2018, with the annual event doubling in size. The massive 3 days turned out almost 400 competitors, and presented over $30 000 cash and prizes. The event brought in a huge amount of almost 70 Encouragement Challenge riders plus over 55 Rookie Riders, a great progression for the Challenge Industry.

Without doubt, the Classic, Limited Classic & Open Challenges are the highlight of the event with some of Australia’s best attending and battling it out for top spot. Jon Templeton riding Nonda Wallflower & Dan Lindley on Yaven Moore Chrome tied for equal first of the Home Creek Performance Horses Classic Challenge. Dan’s success did not end there, also winning the Limited Classic sponsored by Eat Sleep Ride.

Crowd favourite, Brydie Hughes on Beniah took out the Benalla Stud Open Challenge, narrowly beating fiancé, Nathan Wilson on Master Lucky Kaweah. Read the full story on Brydie’s smashing win here. Josh Smith on Reys Dual Oak lead the pack in the Essential Equine Novice Campdraft, and despite some strong competition, he was unable to be beaten and ultimately won the final.

The success stories did not end there with Nick Roe on Clearchoice Contraband taking out the Me-cow Rookie Challenge, also finalling and taking out 9th place in the Open Challenge. Newcomer, Carla Baericke on APT Stud Envy won the Home Neigh’d Encouragement challenge, a great start for only her second challenge for the year!

The TSC Committee only brought in the best entertainment for the weekend, with competitor David Manchon and the Rooftop Express Show performing to a sold out crowd in conjunction with Eat Street feeding 700 hungry people, which included mouth watering wings by Squealing Pig Farm! It surely was a fun, vibrant and professional event. In true TSC form, there’s always grand plans for 2019! Wait until you see what they have planned next!

2018 Toowoomba Challenge Classic Results

Dan LindleyYaven Moore Chrome2920.5
Jon TempletonNonda Wallflower2920.5
Cody StevensDestinys Fancy Panther288.53
Scott SchooGest a Star2864
Scott SchooDarlea Taping Fortissimo2715
Tyrone DarraghMiss Rey Moore2596
Mick ConnollyRoc Acres254.57
Jon TempletonHustler253.58
Charles TappFlight2469
Nathan WilsonRoyalle Cignificant22910

2018 Toowoomba Challenge Open Results

Brydie HughesBeniah306.51
Nathan WilsonMaster Lucky Kaweah3032
Nathan WilsonRoyalle Double Your Money293.53
Josh SmithReys Dual Oak2924
Josh SmithMr Freckles Chic2865
Stephen KellyHells Reysn Spin2786
Mick ConnollyCalinda Turbulance2767
Rohan McleanTassas Hoe Down2728
Nick RoeClearchoice Contraband2709
Nathan WilsonHoaths Peter26710

2018 Toowoomba Challenge Rookie Results

Nick Roe Clearchoice Contraband304.51
Michelle AtkinsonRoanie Reign n Dance289.252
Rob CarnBeniah2843
Greg LithgowTwice Rapt280.750.8
Tanya BellinghamKahluas Stylish Pepto280.750.8
Jeff KeppelDerowie Pilgrim279.56
Jody SouthernIma Stylish Master2767
Rob CarnSupreme Doll273.758
Rohan McleanTassas Hoe Down261.259
Lionel DavisAlina Rose239.2510