Horse 'n' Cartwright
THE Murwillumbah Showground will be the centre of equestrian attention for the Northern Rivers and South East Queensland on Sunday when the Tweed Valley Equestrian Group hosts the annual Cliff Cartwright Memorial Hack and Arabian Show.
Started in 2004 in memory of Tweed horseman Cliff Cartwright by his wife Judy, the show has grown to be one of the foremost horse events in the region attracting entries from Grafton to the Sunshine Coast.
“It's proved to be an extremely popular show because it caters for riders of all abilities - from beginners to open - and it is also a great opportunity for many people to introduce new horse to the show ring,” Mrs Cartwright said.
“We try to bring 'fresh' judges to the show each year and the facilities at Murwillumbah and the grounds are first rate.
“We have some great sponsors and there are plenty of classes and opportunities for riders and owners to come away with ribbons or trophies.”
For the third year running the hack show will also incorporate an Arabian show, held in conjunction with the Northern Rivers Arabian Horse Association.
Arabian classes get underway at 8.30am while the hack ring kicks off at 9am.
Nominations will be accepted on the day at $3 per class and canteen facilities will be available at the showground.