9th - 11th October 2020
Welcome to the Battle on the Bidgee.
The committee invites you to be a part of the 9th Annual Battle on the Bidgee Stockman’s Challenge.
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 ride.
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, events include Whip Crack, Bareback, Obstacle Course, Dry Working Pattern and Mini Cross Country. This event is open to competitors aged 9-14. On Sunday the top 5 Striplings will head into a time trial final.
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.