New home for Australia's second largest cutting horse event
|New home for Australia's second largest cutting horse event - 29th Jun 2012|
New home for Australia's second largest cutting horse event|
For the first time in 2012, the Victorian Futurity will relocate to a new home at Elmore Events Centre in an exciting move for the event which has outgrown its previous premises.
The move to Elmore Events Centre will allow the event to further expand and will offer competitors, owners, horses and spectators first class facilities. The Centre has available a range of multi-purpose facilities in addition to the purpose built Equestrian Park and indoor Pavilion.
The Victorian Futurity is organised by the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) and is highly regarded among cutting horse riders, drawing hundreds of competitors, horses and trainers from across Australia and beyond, all vying for over $85,000 in prizemoney.
It is the second largest cutting event in the southern hemisphere and attracts international riders from the USA, New Zealand and New Caledonia. This quality line-up guarantees spectators an action-packed event with quality cutting.
"This is an extremely exciting time for the Victorian Futurity and the NCHA with the move to bigger and better premises at Elmore," NCHA General Manager, Glenn Morgan, said.
"The NCHA believes that this move will see more competitors take part and will allow us to better meet their requirements with the first-class facilities available at Elmore Events Centre," Mr Morgan said.
In other milestones, the 2012 event will offer increased prize money and additional support staff.
"Increased prizemoney and first class facilities which includes 2 practice pens, a loping arena and a show arena all in one Pavilion, will serve as strong incentives for riders, owners and spectators to be involved in a professional and highly competitive event," Mr Morgan said.
Another highlight of the event is the trade stores, located both inside and outside of the Pavilion, which feature a variety of products including machinery, saddlery and jewellery.
"The trade stores are always extremely popular and allow people to do some shopping or simply browse the quality products on offer," Mr Morgan said.
"We feel the event can offer something for everyone whether they are fans of the sport of cutting or simply equine enthusiasts."
Elmore Events Centre is conveniently located within the regional catchment area of north central Victoria and southern New South Wales, located on the Campaspe River midway between Bendigo, Echuca and Shepparton.
"The Elmore community has been extremely supportive of the event as have the Shire of Campaspe, the City of Greater Bendigo and Tourism Victoria and we look forward to working with all groups to ensure a successful event," Mr Morgan said.
The 2012 NCHA Victorian Futurity will take place from 20 – 26 August at Elmore Events Centre.
For further information about the event, please log onto www.ncha.com.au.
For further information please contact:
Glenn Morgan / Lauren Dale
National Cutting Horse Association
T: (02) 6765 9356