February 2017: Murrurundi on Horse Back

I was lucky enough to spend the weekend at Murrurundi photographing the amazing riders who participate in the King of the Ranges Stockman Challenge.  A special thanks to the organisers who invited me along and allowed me to get some images of this great event.

Bronson Macklinshaw demonstrated who was king of the range winning the event for the third year in a row.  Over three days of tough competition he mastered horse shoeing, stock handling, whip cracking, cross country, a bareback obstacle challenge, saddle bronc and wild horse catch.

The cross country event. 

Hold on tight.

Cowboys or Cowgirls. There are both to keep to interested.

These boots are made for walking  (or should that be riding).

There was even some night time entertainment with the Bung McInnes Re enactment including members of the Murrurundi Light Horse as well as High Velocity Trick riding.

Even the dogs had a great time.

A bit of whip cracking to get morning started.

What a great way to spend the weekend