ANNOUNCEMENT

 
The Battle on the Bidgee Committee regret to announce that the 2020 event is cancelled due to COVID-19.
With the unknown restrictions at this stage on large gatherings, the committee decided that it was very difficult to organise an event of this size.
The committee didn’t make this decision lightly and we put the health and safety of all involved as the number one priority.
We would like to thank all of our competitors, sponsors, volunteers and spectators for your ongoing support, and we look forward to seeing you at the 2021 Battle on the Bidgee Stockmans Challenge ‪8—10 October 2021‬.

WELCOME TO BATTLE ON THE BIDGEE

The committee invites you to be a part of the
9th Annual Battle on the Bidgee Stockman’s Challenge

on the banks of the mighty Murrumbidgee River

The first two days of the challenge consist of the challenge preliminary events: Stock Handling, Packhorse, Whip Crack, Dry Work Pattern, Bareback Obstacle, Horseshoeing & Cross Country. 


On day three of the challenge, the top 10 Open Competitors will compete in a wild horse catch & poley buck jump. The top 5 Lady Competitors will also compete in a wild horse catch and a working cow horse event, while the top 5 Junior’s will battle it out in a time trial & steer catch. 

The novice category is here to stay, with the top three novice men & top three novice ladies will compete in a working cow horse event.

 

On Saturday the Striplings events will take place on the showground.  On Sunday the top 5 Striplings will head into a time trial final. 

Competitors will complete 5 tasks; Dry Work Pattern, Whip Crack, Cow Cut Out, Bareback and Cross Country.

 

The courses are designed to challenge the older competitors but also allow the younger riders to have a go.

There will be an Open Campdraft, a bush gymkhana with the best local cowboys & cowgirls testing their skills against some of the toughest stock in the country & The Evan Imlay Brumby Challenge. 

On Saturday night, there will be a live band and a Calcutta for the Top Ten open competitors.


Kids will not be forgotten with kids games on the Friday night and a kid’s gymkhana on Saturday for fun on their horses, providing a fun environment hosted by the Gundagai Pony Club.

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What people reckon...

This event ran like a well oiled machine. Non stop entertainment at an amazing venue. Thank you and congratulations to the committee and volunteers for a job well done.

Hazel Green

Awesome people and place. The show was run very well. Great atmosphere !

Izzy Cottrell

Five Stars!

Chris Gately

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Website by Kate Howarth Digital

Thanks Carmel Trease Photography for many of our images