Lower Lakes Stockmans Challenge & Bush Festival | 14-16 Sep 2018

The Lower Lakes Stockmans Challenge: Over 60 competitors ranging from some of Australia’s best and most experienced to some up-and-coming local junior riders and the gunna-be riders.

The Bush Festival

All three days will have much to see and do including SA Working Draught Horses, whip cracking demonstrations, trade displays, free children’s games, damper making demonstrations face painting, fabulous food stalls, fantastic merchandise, music and entertainment. Don’t forget the famous Lakes Food Van and their amazing roast gravy rolls!

The Main Event

Riders will be divided into colour groups which will compete in different events at the same time, so there will always be something to see: follow your favourite event 6 times, or follow your favourite competitor through each event; or just watch a little bit of everything. The preliminary events including Bareback Obstacle Course, Stock (cattle) Handling, Horse Shoeing, Whip Crack Course and Pack Horse.  Start time is around 8am Friday with multiple events running simultaneously all day. On Saturday the preliminaries continue until all riders are completed and the scores will be collated. Then the big announcement – the top 8 men, 6 women and 3 junior competitors will advance to the Finals on Sunday.

The Finals

On Sunday morning the presentations are made to the top place-getters from all of the preliminary events held on Friday and Saturday. After that there will be the Junior Final which is a time trial and will determine the Junior Legend.

Next will be the Ladies’ Final which will decide the Ladies’ Legend: this is a fast and difficult Heritage Horse Catch where the ladies have 4 minutes to catch a horse in a very large arena! The Mens’ Preliminary Final is next – the Heritage Horse Catch, same action as for the ladies, but this is no easy task. And then will be the Mens’ Final – where the 2018 Legend of the Lower Lakes will be decided in a fast and furious 8 second Poley Saddle Rough Ride.


For more information and all enquiries please visit the Lower Lakes Stockmans Challenge & Bush Festival Facebook event page.

WhatLower Lakes Stockmans Challenge & Bush Festival

When: Friday 14 – Sunday 16 September 2018

WhereEnter from Langhorne Creek Road, Strathalbyn, South Australia

Who: Everyone

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

Image Source: Lower Lakes Stockmans Challenge & Bush Festival Facebook page


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