Cowgirls cut the mob at Gingin

Bob GarnantCountryman

Gingin cowgirl Bianca Donald rode her Quarter Horse stallion to multiple wins at the recent WA Cutting Horse Association’s April show.

Since acquiring the talented stud, Donald has racked up several awards and the Gingin event had her horse at its absolute best.

“It was one of our most successful shows yet,” she said.

They won in the open and they won in the non-pro on both days. It was sheer brilliance and judge Keith Murray, of Gidgegannup, scored her to a top of 74 points.

While the challenging Cullalla Feedlot cattle held most scores in the 60s, there were some exceptions when horse and rider were able to hold the beast at bay.

The novice event produced two examples, with Rob Thompson, of South Yunderup, riding Romeo Roy on day one and Keith Murray, of Gidgegannup, riding Pepita Bow, on day two, both scoring an even 70 points for the wins.

Jasmine Henville, of Geraldton, riding Boy Roy Command, shone through with a win in the rookies on day two and her younger sister, Codie, rode Pepita Bow in the youth event to score a 71 for victory.

In the snaffle bit event Bob Neuman dusted off his cutting saddle to make a return to the sport.

The Gingin cowboy took on the biggest field of competitors and was the champion on both days riding his campdraft horse, Dakota Dually Doc Denius.

In the novice two-handed it was local cowgirl Teagan Gates riding Winderadeen Bianca’s for the win on Sunday after Angela Thomson, of Dandaragan, riding Star of Destiny, led the way with the win on day one.

Beginner two-handed welcomed newcomers Stacey Lambert, of Bullsbrook, to a win on day one and local identity Rob Wearne, of Gingin, taking the win on day two.

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