THE weekend at Dalgety saw both foul and fabulous for the annual Team Penning and Show Shear events. Saturday was foul with gale force winds but those who came to compete were fabulous.
The shearing competitors and 130 Team Penners who rode on Saturday are all made of pretty tough stuff and delivered plenty of action. Sunday gave the historic town sensational weather for the 60 riders for Saddle Up Sunday with the youngest riders just 4-years-old.
Team Penning results
Steven Johnson, Allan Guthrie, and Ray McDonald all local were the Open Winners of the Team Penning, notable due to the fact that this event has never been won by a local team.
The Fitzgerald Family of Nimmitabel cleaned up over both days in the Penning, Stockmen's Challenge and Barrel Racing with Will and Jane Fitzgerald along with their cousin Samantha Rudd who was one of the most successful riders winning the under17 Stockmen's Challenge, 2nd and 3rd in Junior Team Penning and placing in the team barrel racing.
Will, Jane and Samantha almost won the junior Team Penning when they blitzed it time-wise but were disqualified as they finished when one of their horses was bumped into the pen with the cattle and had to settle for 2nd.
But it was Sunday where their sister Annette showed great girl power and an amazing run to win the Open Stockmen's Challenge against some pretty stiff competition from the men.
The winner of the Stumpy Freebody Sportsmanship Award went to Jessie Trent Smith.
Show Shear results
Bombala and Cathcart had great success along with the Dalgety locals plus the standout form of Logan Brownlee only 12-years-old winning the Learners section. The open was won by Pat O'Ryan from Dalgety, with the Thompson family from Dalgety putting in a great effort.
Father and son went head-to-head of the intermediate with Brett Thompson (2nd) just edging out his father Robert (3rd) . Blake Thompson (3rd) doing the same to Brett (4th) in the Senior.
Ben Brotherton of Cathcart was very successful winning the Intermediate and the Senior events. Well done Ben and Hugh Green with double placings (2nd Senior and 6th Open).
Full results - Team Penning
1st Ray McDonald/Stevie Johnson/Allan Guthrie; 2nd Dave Williams/ Scott Bradley/Neville Clarke; 3rd Mick Otton/Jeremy Apps/Brenden Warren;
4th Archie French/Ron Flanagan/Irene Flanagan.
1st Jesse McMahon/Taya Evans/Dannielle Barron; 2nd Sammi Rudd/Will Fitzerald/Jane Fitzgerald; 3rd Sammi Rudd/ Will Fitzerald/Georgia Walters; 4th Paddy Evans/Robbie Miners/Kane Trent-Smith.
Show Shear: Learners:
1st Logan Brownlee Bombala; 2nd Matt Cusbert Dalgety; 3rd Andrew Jones Dalgety; 4th Charlie Miners Dalgety.
1st Ben Brotherton Cathcart; 2nd Brett Thompson Dalgety; 3rd Robert Thompson Dalgety; 4TH Anthony Jamieson Bombala.
1st Ben Brotherton Cathcart; 2nd Hugh Green Nimmitabel; 3rd Blake Thompson Dalgety; 4th Brett Thompson Dalgety.
1st Pat O'Ryan Dalgety; 2nd Luke Kimber Bombala; 3rd Scott Morning Cathcart; 4th Terry Byrnes Trankie Creek; 5th Mick Brownlee Bombala; 6th Hugh Green Nimmitabel.
Saddle Up Sunday
1st Annette Fitzgerald Nimmitabel; 2nd Mick Miners Dalgety; 3rd John Woodward;
4th Luke McDonald Cooma.
1st Samantha Rudd Dalgety; 2nd Jane Fitzgerald Nimmitabel; 3rd Matt Jones Dalgety.
1st Lauren Woodward; 2nd Emillee Reid Berridale.
1st Connor Bradley; 2nd Darcy Wallace (4yrs) Dalgety; 3rd Anika Miners.
1st Jane Fitzgerald, Will Fitzgerald, Samantha Rudd; 2nd Brendan Warren, Cecilia Wellsmore, Dave Cochrane; 3rd Annette Fitzgerald, Luke McDonald, Ella Williams.
Maddison Kirshner, Emillee Reid, Geneva Guy.