That's a wrap for the 2023 SHCV Southern Stars Royal Gala... A huge thank you to the exhibitors who travelled near and far to exhibit at the first GN Qualifier back!
As requested through our surveys early in the year, the need for a qualifier at Tatura was overwhelming. With the help from our fantastic committee, and various volunteers we pulled it off!
To our major partners Hairy Pony, Racing Victoria, Cranbourne Ag Horse & Pet & EAC Animal Health, we thank you for your ongoing support & attendance. Every class was spoken for by generous Sponsors, with incredible prizes - thank you to every single company, individual or group.
Our Judges Brian Scholes, Paul Morath, Bronwyn Parker, Bridget Sell, Sharon Greenhill & Tanya Chapman. Thank you for giving up your time to officiate at this event.
Our announcer extraordinaire Jeremy Roberts a huge thankyou goes to you who kept our crowd entertained and all our exhibitors informed over the weekend. We are lucky to have such talented people part of the team.
All results from the 2023 SHCV Southern Stars Royal Gala can be found on the SHCA Database or via the link below.
Photographers Lisa Gordon from EQUINET Photography, Angie Rickard & Equine Promotions Australia are rapidly getting your images up for viewing.
We look forward to seeing all our SHC Members at the last 2023 SHCV GN Qualifier at Werribee Park held in November.
Despite the bitterly cold day on Friday for the Junior Showcase, the children and horses acquitted themselves most admirably. Congratulations to all the competitors who gained their ticket to the Grand National 2024. Special thanks to our judge Margaret Templeton who braved the wind and cold with a smile on her face and slightly frozen fingers.
The Spring Spectacular on Saturday and Sunday presented another set of challenges, thanks to the airlines cancelling two judges’ flights, as they were about to board. Our most sincere thanks to Jill Best for stepping in on Saturday and Marg Templeton for extending her time in SA by two days to help us out. Thank you also to Kym Stewart, who drove to Brisbane from the Sunshine Coast again because of a cancelled flight. Amanda O’Sullivan was fortunate not to encounter any disruptions on her way from Qld. The committee are most grateful for the understanding and co-operation shown by the competitors during these unscheduled judging changes.
Congratulations again to the winners and runners-up and to all competitors who supported this show after a tiring week competing at Adelaide Royal, thank you and we look forward to seeing you again next year.