Murdoch University pupil Chloe Towne offered “the big, black and beautiful” 6 year-old mare Townes Liberty on the inaugural Elders WA Elite Horse Sale and Campdraft at Coolup and did the horse and rider ever so delight the large crowd of equine fanatics.
In the open cry public sale sale ring held on March 25, a considerably nervous Ms Towne was not solely representing her expert horsemanship, but additionally her father or mother’s — Chris and Sandy Towne — who bred Townes Liberty from prime Australian Stock Horse bloodlines and skilled the mare to swimsuit “a large range of disciplines”.
Ms Towne, 18, who grew up with horses on a Northern Territory station earlier than attending New England Girls’ School in Armidale, NSW, and is now hoping to fulfil a objective in equine chiropractic remedy, mentioned she took all of it in stride.
“We enjoy breeding and training horses as they bring so much joy to our lives,” she mentioned.
Just earlier than the sale, the younger campdrafter certified for the occasion’s Open Campdraft last in what was a really aggressive discipline of 17 entries — received by Pannawonica drafter Michael Percy.
Her first qualifying spherical rating of 88 was close to the highest, however Ms Towne’s last run discovered problem within the cut-out part and the missed outdoors rating was all simply put all the way down to accumulative expertise.
She was good within the sale ring although, demonstrating the excellent expertise and temperament of Townes Liberty, using the mare with no bridle in a present of easy management and partnership.
After the horse was knocked down for the sale’s $47,500 top-price, believed to be a WA public sale document for a inventory horse, the gang applauded their appreciation for the faultless presentation and the large ticket value that may give WA a leg up within the horse breeding stakes.
Elders first ever elite horse sale in WA supplied 28 horses with 20 offered on the autumn of the hammer for a mean value of $19,700.
Elders sale coordinator Wade Krawczyk mentioned the occasion was created to deliver the equine and rural group collectively in addition to help two charities that help regional WA individuals.
A full report back to be revealed in Countryman’s March 30 version.