Burrandowan’s A Cut Above The Rest
Gina Drew and “Who’s Dat Puddy Tat”, from Mt Mee, took part in the Non Pro Gelding Stakes and the Novice Non Pro
July 2, 2018
The annual Burrandowan Cutting competition attracted a total of 239 entries at the weekend.
The three-day show, held at the Burrandowan racetrack, featured a $5000 Novice, $7500 Non-Pro, $15,000 Non-Pro and $15,000 Novice events.
Cutting is a specialist equestrian event where a horse and rider are judged during a 2.5 minute run on their ability to work cattle.
South Queensland Cutting Horse Association secretary Ray Cooper said the Burrandowan show was a good event.
The number of entries was about the same as last year, but it also attracted quite a few spectators.
“The committee at Burrandowan always put on a good event and the catering is excellent,” he said.
“It’s probably one of the best around.”
Goodger rider Mark Buttsworth, fresh from his win at the inaugural $25,000 Campdraft Super Series held at Warwick in May, took out the Open competition.
Alana Tones, from Kilcoy, won the Open Gelding Stakes.
Working hard to prepare the food for the hungry riders were Burrandowan trio Nicole and Kirsty Campbell and Kristie Bergenquast
Lynne Hamilton and “Dream Driver”, from Warwick, took part in the $15,000 Non Pro and the Non Pro Gelding Stakes
David Smith and “EV Hardcore Kitty”, from the Sunshine Coast, competed in the Novice Non Pro and the Rookies events
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- $5000 Novice – Mark Buttsworth, “Reys Little Hottie”
- Open Non-Pro – Rob Greer, “Crystal Park Addison’s Glory”
- Beginner Horse – Denis Sims, “Hit The Road Cat”
- Beginner Rider – Nicole Dunbar, “Miss Gabreyelle”
- $15,000 Non-Pro – Rob Greer, “Crystal Park Addison’s Glory”
- $15,000 Novice – Heath Sinclair, “I See You Too”
- Rookies – James Ferguson, “Who’s Miss Badgerette”
- Non-Pro Gelding Stakes – Tina Browne, “Duck N Dulce”
- Grass Roots Cutting – Austin Sinclair
- Snaffle Bit – Kathryn Jacobson, “Midlands Arena Roxtar”
- Novice Non-Pro – Rob Greer, “Crystal Park Dualin’ Banjos”
- Youth Senior – Bridget Christensen, “A Little Time Soon”
- Youth Junior – Kate Smith, “Bohemian Roc”
- Open – Mark Buttsworth, “Reys Little Hottie”
- $7500 Non-Pro – Renee Richardson, “Crystal Park Ali Cat”
- Open Gelding Stakes – Alana Tones, “Roc N Rio”
Kate Jessup, on “Shes A Stylish Dmac”, quietly selects a beast in the Rookies event
Which way did he go? … Syd Thew, on “One Gold Pepto” in the Rookies
James Barton, on “Lethal Lil Cowboy”, had the cattle dancing in the Rookies event
- Footnote: If you’re wondering what cutting’s all about, check out this great video from the United States …
[UPDATED with correction]