Pink road to Sydney update
It will be the first official cutting horse event for women only in Australia since the early 1980s.
The "Ladies Cutting" event on April 7 will be one of four cattle cutting events for men and women riders at the show.
The Southern Cross Cutting Club Inc, is responsible for running many successful shows including the Sydney Royal Show cutting event which will be the final of a series of shows known as The Pink Road To Sydney.
In the first cutting event for women only, women and girls will compete with each other under the rules of the NCHA.
The show which is being held at the Moss Vale Show ground, in the Southern Highlands, on April 7 and 8, 2009, Has a guaranteed prize money totaling $12,000 and is sure to attract leading cutting horses from NSW, Queensland and Victoria to compete in Cutting for Cancer.
Prizes will be: Open event, $4,000; Ladies's event, $1,000; Novice, $3,000; and Open Non-pro, $4,000.
The Committee is planning for the spectacular event to showcase and promote the sport of cutting to the general public and raise money for charity.
The show will raise money for the McGrath Foundation to provide much needed funds for Breast Cancer nurses throughout rural and regional Australia as well as educating young women to be breast aware.
Ray White Rural real estate is the main sponsor of the Ladies event. Preifert, seller of horse and stock equipment, is supplying a portable arena and cattle facility at the show ground venue.
Following the Ladies's event on the Tuesday, competitors and sponsors will attend a cocktail party at Scottish Arms Hotel in Bowral. During the evening, an auction will be held to raise money for the foundation.
Cutting for Cancer will be held at Moss Vale two days before the Schmidt Arena cutting horse program to be held at the Sydney Royal Easter Show during the Easter weekend.
Southern Cross Cutting Club conducts shows and training events at Cootamundra, Wagga Wagga, Tumut, Cowra, Orange , Kangaroo Valley , Harden, Camden , Bribaree and many other towns in NSW.
For more information browse www.ncha.com.au or www.mcgrathfoundation.com or
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