Dakota Gough from Tangorin Station near Hughenden in North West Queensland was a bit of a surprise winner of the Junior Judging competition today. Dakota is more in to cattle than horses and in fact is successful in cattle junior judging classes. She proved today that she has an eye for a good horse as well. Her secret, "good conformation, balance and fit for desired purpose". The talented 16 year old is sure to go far in the Agricultural industry. Jack Jackson was the Highest Placed Horse Competitor. Pictured L-R judge Sharyn Ruskey-Flemming, Jack Jackson, class sponsor and Honorary RNA Council Steward, Mary McMillan and Dakota Gough.
Mark Lilley is pictured with the Austin, Lilley and Baxter nomination, 'EBL Empress' (W Ellington imp USA/EBL Lush) that was declared Champion Mare and Supreme Led Warmblood Exhibit.
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Once again legendary Shetland Exhibitor, Janice Young dominated the classes at the Ekka. Her daughter, Michelle Cubley is pictured on the run with, 'Dunthomas Gene' (Fenwick Trident/Levenwick Georgina) that was declared Champion Shetland Pony Mare.
Julieanne McCool rode her, 'Rosedale Secret Attraction' to take third place in the class for Part Welsh Under Saddle.
Jessica Fedrick rode Rebecca Fedrick's, 'Ellabre Debonaire' to win the class for Part Welsh Under Saddle.
Elizabeth Jennings rode her, 'Equitana Gunner' to win the class for Formal Costume Side Saddle Turnout.
Daniel Harvey did the honours with the Hannaley Riding Ponies, 'Royal Anarchy of Hannaley' (Deanhills Revolution imp UK/Royal Vache) that won the Led Stallion class and went on to be declared Best Led Part Welsh Exhibit.
Rebecca Fedrick's, 'Kennallywood Kensington' (Willowcroft Phoenix/Lillifield Matilda) won the class for Led Part Welsh Gelding.
Kelly Dudley rode the Balgowan Clydesdales and Shire Stud's, 'Balgowan Rumour' to win the class for Clydesdale Under Saddle.
Matthew Langdon rode 'Clancy' to win the Best Troop Horse class.
Roy Mientjes is pictured aboard Anne Marie Lawson's, 'Tally' that won the Trooper Turnout class and took second place in the Best Troop Horse class.
Clint Kenny had a super day in the Percheron ring and claimed the Mare Championship and Supreme Percheron awards with his, 'Southern Cross Jasmine' (JP Commander's Starship/Belle View Joy imp USA).
Scott Jenkins did the honours with Clint Kenny's, 'Southern Cross Crown Prince' (Belle View Crown Royal imp USA/Belle View Joy imp USA) that won the class for Percheron Stallion/Colt.
Shane Eden is pictured on the move with Clint Kenny's, 'Cobigan Pandora' (C.Orlando.C.Abigail) that took second place in the class for Percheron Mare/Filly.
A delighted, Bianca Vankampen won the Welsh Pony Under Saddle class and went on to claim the Champion Welsh Under Saddle award with her, 'Bellgarra Royal Blue' (Brampton Prince of Thieves/Oak Park Georgia).
Tenille McConnell is pictured aboard Donna McConnell's, 'Greenwood Blue Steel' (Awakino Blue Diamond/Arawa Rosina) that won the class for Welsh Cob/Cob Type Under Saddle.
Tyler Harris rode the Styles Equestrian and A and T Harris nomination, 'Arcadian Patriot' to win the class for Welsh Mountain Pony Under Saddle and go on to be declared Reserve Champion Welsh Under Saddle.
For the fifth time, The Stewart-Koster family claimed the Supreme Led Clydesdale Exhibit at the EKKA with their wonderful, 'Duneske Flash Pearl' (Box Valley Banjo/Duneske Flash Princess). The mare is pictured with Ian Stewart-Koster and judge, Steve Ledsham from England.
Belinda Gray's, 'OEH Showtime' (Showtime/Kookla Kookla) took third place in the strong class for Warmblood Under Saddle.
Ashley Cavanagh's, 'Lunar Star' (Laurie's As/Elite Galaxy) took second place in the class for Warmblood Under Saddle.
What a force the Dicavalli Stud is in breeding successful ridden horses. Lindsey Blanch rode her, 'Dicavalli Royal Gina' (Royal Gregor imp GER/Romantic) to win the class for Warmblood Under Saddle.
Paul Austin is pictured aboard yet another beautiful Dicavalli Warmblood. The Austin, Lilley, Whiteman and Burnett nomination, 'Dicavalli Royal Gabriella' (Rueben/Decoupage imp GER) is a half sister to the successful D. Royal Rory. Gabriella, just recently broken in was declared Reserve Champion Led Warmblood Mare.
Katrina Christensen led, Kristi Gartner's gelding, 'Llangollen Porsche' (Llangollen Top Notch/Imperial Petite) to claim the Supreme Champion Welsh Mountain pony award. They are pictured with judge, Denise McPherson from New Zealand.
The Preston Park Ponies and Mitchell Family nomination, 'Barn Hill Posie' (Barn Hill Fletcher/Barn Hill Posey) was declared Champin Welsh Mountain Pony Mare.
The "Travelling Horseman", Richard Sharman led Jill Gregson's, 'Imperial Patrone' (Imperial Castaway/Imperial Parfait)to claim the Welsh Mountain Pony Stallion Championship.
Natalie Hall splendidly decked out in a WW1 Troopers uniform led her equally well presented, 'Brook Lodge Wanderer' to claim the Best Led Waler Exhibit award.
Chloe Ireland did the honours with her own and Kay Ireland's, 'Osory Pamina' (Shore Brooks How Ever imp NL/Osory Paloma) that was declared Best Youngstock Welsh Mountain Pony.
Helena Shanal is pictured with the Successful Stables', 'GLS Total Eclipse' (Totilas/Cooramin Furstenfire) that won the class for Warmblood Colt, Filly or Gelding 2 Years Old.
Sally Dalby did the honours with Keiley Anne Bell's, 'Belgarra Heaven Sent' (Brampton Prince of Thieves/Indi Grace) to be declared Champion Mare and Supreme Champion Welsh Pony Exhibit.
Keiley Anne Bell took out the Welsh Pony Gelding Any Age class with her own. 'Bellgarra Timto' (Brampton Prince of Thieves/Blue Gown Maybell).