The Prydes EasiFeeds Performance Horse Challenge has become a real highlight of the Classic week. The total prize pool for the event has swelled to $40,000, with the winner also taking home a beautiful $20,000 Navaho Trailer. 2017 also saw the introduction of the Breeders Gelding Incentive, adding $10,000 prize money to the 5 highest placed geldings.
This Challenge Honour Roll is to recognise the past winners and great horsemanship.
WINNER Lindee McNaughton & Candy Girl (Do Rey Me x Candy Niner)
The Prydes EasiFeed Australian Performance Horse Challenge has become a real highlight of Classic week. The eventual winner of the $8,000 cheque and $20,000 custom Navaho trailer was popular local competitor Lindee McNaughton on her and husband Scott’s mare “Candy Woman”. A dry score average of 89.5 and wet work average of 94.25 gave Lindee a final round aggregate of 184 and an overall score of 355.885, to narrowly beat Nathan Wilson to the title.
Candy Woman was purchased for $7000 at the Landmark Classic sale in 2016 from NT vendor Tom Curtain.
WINNER Nathan Wilson & Amaroo Diamantinas Last (Acres Destiny x Diamantina Lynx)
Amaroo Diamantinas Last was purchased by Koobah Performance Horses in 2014 for $20,000 from vendor Robert Wing.
WINNER Jon Templeton and Royalle Signature (Acres Destiny x Royalle Cygnet)
Royalle Signature was purchased by David & Jessica Bell in 2013 for $20,000 from vendors Paul Dehnert & Amanda McLennan-Dehnert. The stallion later went through the ring at the 2017 Classic, selling for $49,000 to Mulwarree Stock Horses.
WINNER Felicity Burton & JR Elsola Rey (RS Chisum x Jenny Wren)
Felicity and her husband Karl purchased JR Elsola Rey in 2012 for $5,000 from Victorian Tony Soffra.
WINNER Danny Fitzgerald riding Humducker (Acres Destiny x Oaks Special Duckling)
Humducker was purchased by David & Kandee Thorn in 2011 from vendor John Brekelmans, for $22,500. The stallion went through the ring at the 2014 Classic and sold for $36,000 to Residential Fire Sprinklers.
WINNER Mark Buttsworth and Stylish Unit (Peptos Stylish Oak x One Moore Time)
Stylish Unit was purchased by Diamond S Pty Ltd in 2012 for $42,000 from vendors Robb & Jeannette Belsher.