The weekend of the 6th and 7th of March 2021 saw our first UMHA event held since this time last year due to Covidv19, let’s hope we have climbed the hill on that one and we can move forward.

Our first event, as it always is, was run in conjunction with the Tallangatta show at our home grounds. The weather was fantastic, and it was great to catch up with a lot of old faces and meet some new ones after our 12 month force isolation. Thanks Covid.

Thanks to all our cattle donors, I won’t name you all for fear of missing one. However, I will say this, we cannot thankyou enough for your ongoing support, without you, we would not be able to enjoy this sport and our magnificent grounds.

To all our sponsors, Blacklocks Isuzu, Blacklocks Jag / Land Rover, Walsh Wodonga, Moondyne Cutting horses, Abbey Webb, Jack’s on Olive, Tallangatta Bakery, Reece Murray transport. Thank you all for your ongoing support, without our sponsors, it makes it very difficult to coordinate and run events such as these.

To all our winners and place getters – Congratulations on a great effort. It was evident that you had all been ready and waiting for this event and the skill and horseman’s level had not dropped over our break.

Place getters: –

Snafflebit Cutting
Junior – Equal 1st
Bill Phegan, Georgia Snedden, Emily Phegan, Adelaide Phegan, Luca Chaplin, Tully Proctor, Lochiel Chaplin and Emma Travain.

Novice –
1st Naomi Bright
2nd Danny Phegan
3rd Chris Atkins

1st Kelvin Benson
2nd Danny Phegan
3rd Darren Wellesley


Team Yarding
1st Emma Travain, Emily Phegan & Bella Sanderson.

2nd Lachie Chaplin, Ava Douglas & Amelia Elkington

3rd Tully Proctor, Bill Phegan & Macey Kirk.

It was great to see a lot of new junior riders in this great family-based club having fun and enjoying the ride. That is what it is all about – family, friends and fun.

Our Seniors Team yarding saw only 5 teams pen 9 head of cattle for the weekend.

1st The Trappers
2nd The Rustlers
3rd Brum Runners
4th VRC Racers
5th Buckle Up
6th No nuts and Bolts
7th Go your Hardest.

The fastest time for the weekend was hotly contested. However, in the end it was won by the Misty Warriors – Pete Morrison, Brian Caldwell and Brooke Evans with a 23.51 second run for 3 head yarded.

Finally, our next UMHA team yarding event is at Myrtleford at the end of April and I must say, I can’t wait!

So until then, stay safe and I look forward to seeing you all in the not to distant future.

Scott Barton
U.M.H.A President.

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