New Cutting Horse Event Draws 35 Women Riders

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NEWS RELEASE

From Southern Cross Cutting Club Inc


To the News editor


13/3/2009                       riders 1


        New cutting horse event

        draws 35 women riders


Competing in an inaugural cutting horse

event for women only at Moss Vale, NSW,

in April will be 35 women from three states.


A total of 41 entries have been received in the women’s Cutting for Cancer

equine show, with some of the 35 women riding two or three horses each.


It will be the first official cutting horse event for women only in Australia since

the early 1980s. 


The event will aid raising funds for the McGrath Foundation.


Competitors in the inaugural event will include top riders like Donna Murphy,

of Tamworth, whose life-time earnings from cutting horse events in the

National Cutting Horse Association total $88,000. This time she will be riding

Gifted Acres.


The national youth champion cutting horse rider of 2004, Alexis Wilson, 17, of

Albury, will compete on Built Like a Roc. 





Dru O’Keefe, 19, of Shepparton, riding Catmandee, will be another promising

young competitor in the inaugural event. She has won many youth titles.


The "Ladies Cutting" event on April 7 will be one of four cattle cutting events

for men and women riders at the show.


Between 25 and 30 riders will compete in each of the three open events.


Southern Cross Cutting Club Inc, an affiliate of the National Cutting Horse

Association of Australia, will conduct the show at Moss Vale Showground, in

the Southern Highlands, on April 7 and 8, 2009.


In the feature cutting event for women only, women and girls will compete with

each other under the rules of the National Cutting Horse Association.


Organisers say guaranteed prize money totalling $12,000 has attracted many

competitors from NSW, Queensland and Victoria to compete in Cutting for

Cancer.


Prizes will be: open event, $4,000; ladies event, $1,000; novice, $3,000; and

open non-professional, $4,000.


The committee is staging the spectacular event to showcase and promote the

sport of cutting to the general public and raise money for charity.


The show will raise money for the McGrath Foundation to provide much

needed funds for breast cancer nurses throughout rural and regional Australia

and for educating young women to be breast aware.


Following the ladies event on the Tuesday, competitors and sponsors will

attend a cocktail party at Scottish Arms Hotel in Bowral. During the evening,

an auction will be held to raise money for the foundation.


Cutting for Cancer will be held at Moss Vale two days before the Schmidt

Arena cutting horse program to be held at the Sydney Royal Easter Show

during the Easter weekend.


Southern Cross Cutting Club conducts shows and training events at

Cootamundra, Wagga Wagga, Tumut, Cowra, Orange, Kangaroo Valley,

Harden, Camden, Bribaree and many other towns in NSW.


COMPETITORS


Competitors in the inaugural women’s cattle cutting event are listed below

under riders, their home towns and horses: - 


JULIE BOWERMAN, KOORAWATHA, CALVA STAR;

GILLIAN GRANT, ILLABO, WOODMAN;

GILLIAN GRANT, W/DEEN SMART HOLLYDAY;

GILLIAN GRANT, CANDY LENA;

MOLLIE AGOSTINO, NO CATTLE HIRE, TOPFIELD WHAT A DANCER;

DRU O'KEEFE, SHEPPARTON, CATMANDEE;



JULIE SHEEDY, GLEN INNES, PEPPYS LEGEND;

JULIE SHEEDY, PRETTY BOY DUALLY;

MAGGIE MASON, DURAL, TOO SPECIAL;



BLAIR FORREST, DOUGLAS PARK, RBS ACCIDENTAL SAPPHIRE;

DONNA MURPHY, TAMWORTH, GIFTED ACRES;

DONNA MURPHY, PARRAWEENA PEP TALK;

TRACEY MCCLURG, TAMWORTH, TASSAS STORMY ROSE;

CHRIS BAUMANN, WERRIS CREEK, SHAMELESS OAK;

ALEXIS WILSON, ALBURY, BUILT LIKE A ROC;

SALLY BONELLO, BERRIMA, SELIGMAN SPIN;



BELINDA CLARK, COWRA, PRIDE OF LAWSON;

KANDEE THORN, COOTAMUNDRA, ACRES ROSA;

SUSANNAH RANDELL, BENALLA, PEPPYS GOLD FINGER;

SUSANNAH RANDELL, TINKS HARMONY;

HEATHER WILKS, HUNTER VALLEY, SPINNERS SCORPION;

MANDY KOVIC, HUNTER VALLEY, HIGHBROW MAJORETTE;

PENNY LOW, BRAIDWOOD, BANUMAN AVON LINKS;

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JANIE VICKERY, BECTIVE/TAMWORTH, W/DEEN SAN SMART;

JANIE VICKERY, LECTRO SCOOTA;

KERRIE DARBY, CENTRAL COAST, PEPPYS STINGER;

LOUISE SCHILLER, WAGGA WAGGA, SMART TASSA LENA;

KIM CAMPBELL, TABLETOP/ALBURY, SWEET SMOKIN HOOTCH;

KIM CAMPBELL, TINKS JEWEL;

MARY WEBB, BLACK SPRINGS, BANK FULO CD'S;

DAWN WEBB, BLACK SPRINGS, GEORGIA BANKS;



SUE MAKANUCHA, UPPER BEACONSFIELD (VIC), SENORITAS RUBY;

BIANCA KEFFORD, TOOLAMBA (VIC), FLIGHT O'LENA;

BIANCA KEFFORD, SON OFA LENA;

PAULINE STUART FOX, WINDERADEEN/COLLECTOR, INTRACATOLENA;

NATASHA BACKHOUSE, WINDERADEEN/COLLECTOR, ANNLEE SMART

LOOKIN;

JULIE JONES, SEYMOUR (VIC), STYLISH STEVEN;

NICOLE MOORE, PLAYIN WITH PEPTO;

BELINDA CLARK, COWRA, WORTH HER SALT;

BROOKE WHITTY, COWRA, TAMAR TINK;

ROBYN MCCOSKER, BOONAH (QLD), HICKABOONSMAL;

TARA PHILLIPS, MELBOURNE, CASSIDY OAK;



RENEE RYAN, RICHMOND, COOPERS BETS;



CHARMAINE LEHMAN, DURAL, OLYMPIC GOLD.


Sponsors of the inaugural women’s cutting horse event include: Ray White

Rural; Illawarra Equine Centre; Retford Equine Veterinary Clinic; Silver Pines

Veterinary Clinic; Oxley Building; Werai Park; Tru Class Quarter Horses;

Auberjean, Mittagong; Bald Ridge Outfitters; David Wilkinson Fencing; Delta

Quarter Horse Stud; Donoghoe Cutting Horses; Eyewear Co; Fine Taste

Bowral; Highlands Tip Trips; Intimo Lingerie; JRD Sports Media,

www.horse2horse.com.au ; Mavericks Saddlery; Metaqua; Michelle Ann

Fashions, Mornington (Vic); National Cutting Horse Association; Prestige Auto

Traders; Priefert; Professional Cutters Assoc; Quality Hotel Powerhouse,

Tamworth; Ranchman Saddlery; Sara Jac Quarter Horses; Springwood

Cellars; Scottish Arms Hotel; Thenford Earthmoving; The Manning Motel; and

The Old Cheese Factory.


For more information browse www.ncha.com.au or

www.mcgrathfoundation.com or email Sally Bonello, show

secretary, Southern Cross Cutting Club Inc, at bonello@ekit.com .


Sally, who has been involved with cattle cutting for 30 years, will be among

the competitors in the inaugural event.


#end


Photos for web or print reproduction:



Caption: Woman rider competing in cutting horse event in

Australia.


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Media contacts: Sally Bonello, secretary, Southern Cross Cutting Club Inc,

phone 02 48771077 or 0408483911, email bonello@ekit.com ; or Wal Baker,

publicist, 02 94167111, wal@wb-pr.com






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