The Lower Lakes Stockman's Challenge & Bush Festival
16th - 17th - 18th September 2016
Strathalbyn, South Australia
This event brings together the top national competitors in aussie bush heritage events and is a must see!
The Australian Bush Stockman would often be alone for weeks patrolling fence-lines, or droving with a handful of mates for hundreds of miles in almost uninhabited country. These were the bush pioneers whose proficiency was developed as a simple matter of survival in a harsh land; they gave us our heritage, they were Legends!
The Lower Lakes Stockman’s Challenge and Bush Festival is a 3 day event held in Strathalbyn, South Australia with local and interstate competitors showcasing their skills in whip cracking, bareback obstacles, stock handling, packhorse, horse shoeing and cross country events.
The partnership between horse and rider, the trust and respect they have for each other, and the way they work together showcases true aussie bush spirit.
“Cannot wait till September, have attended this event for the past 2 years and its getting bigger and better every year. So happy to see that it is going ahead after the loss of the President, he will be greatly missed but I am sure that the rest of team will rally and continue to educate and keep our Australian traditions and skills alive. It is amazing to watch the Talent and skill of the competitors and their horse in action. Roll on September” Therese L.