Riders backing a worthy cause
THE Eastern Downs Branch of the Australian Stock Horse Society will hold its annual Futurity, Maturity, Challenge and Campdraft at the Warwick Showgrounds.
This event will raise money for help Brendan McIvor who was injured in a recent farming accident.
Brendan, his wife Tanya and family are great supporters of campdrafting events in the area and the branch is keen to raise money to help in his rehabilitation.
The branch has committed to putting in at least $1000 to start the fundraising and will be holding an auction about 11am Sunday at the showgrounds.
Items for auction include a stallion service to Boyces Chain Reaction, donated by Michael and Glenice Boyce.
The Boyce family have also donated a weanling filly by Boyces Chain Reaction.
Both the stallion and filly have great stock horse breeding, going back to some of the most influential sires from this area in Creswood Rivoli All Talk owned by Eric Young, Kyabra Abbeys Cattleman owned by Wayne Tucker and Rifleman owned by Ian Glasby.
A leather bridle handmade by Bill Crowther has been donated by Saddlery 1. Top campdrafter Ian Glasby has donated 10 bales of prime lucerne hay.
Carey Brothers Meats has donated a $100 meat voucher and there are two 3.5m bar gates from CG Welding.
Other items for auction include a stock whip, rope reins, men's wallet, ladies' wallet and saddle cloth.
More donations can be made by phoning 0429 723007.
Branch president Lorna Fanning said she was grateful to all the sponsors and cattle donors for there support.
"Let us get together and raise as much money as possible to help Brendan get home to his family and life on the farm," Fanning said.
In horse events this weekend, one, two and three-year-old horses will compete in futurity events, four-year-olds in maturity and horses five years and older in the open challenge.
There are open, maiden, novice, juvenile and junior campdrafts on the program.
Brendan's brother-in-law Wayne O'Donnell will travel from the Inverell area in New South Wales to judge the open and novice.
Stallion service to Boyces Chain Reaction
Weanling filly by Boyces Chain reaction
Hay, meat, gates and saddlery equipment