Horse of the North has great sponsors, which make the event and many others possible. We do not believe sponsorship is a donation because sponsors should get back what they put in and more.

Horse of the North Challenge has Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze sponsors and regardless of the money or product these businesses provide, it is all appreciated by Horse of the North Challenge, competitors and spectators.

We encourage our competitors to acknowledge our sponsors and express their gratitude for their support and generosity.  We encourage competitors, spectators and horse enthusiasts to direct their business dealings toward our sponsors because without these great businesses we would not have a sport or an event.

The Allan Glenwright trophy and replica is donated by Meryl Glenwright, Glenwright and Salmond families.  We are extremely honored to have a magnificent and meaningful trophy to present to the winner of the MAGS Droughtmaster Horse of the North Classic Challenge. Allan Glenwright, as many people remember was an amazing man who contributed so much time to horses, horse people and the equine industry.



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Curley Cattle Transport 

Curley Cattle Transport operates two major depots at Charters Towers and Cloncurry along with other branches at Boulia, Georgetown and Normanton. Curley's was established in 1963 by brothers Mick and Robert and the family business is being carried on with Mick's son Stephen, now Managing Director. Curley's specialises in livestock haulage and trucking operations and provide a service across the state's northern heartland cattle country around  Northwestern Queensland to the Gulf.

For more information on Curley Cattle Transport, call 07 4787 4819.


The Horse Of The North Committee would sincerely like to thank Curley Cattle Transport for coming onboard as a Major Sponsor of the 2017 Horse Of The North Challenge.  



Landmark: Landmark Open Age Challenge


Landmark are providers of agribusiness products and services and are an established institution in the Rural Industry.  Please contact your local branch representative ,they are more than happy to help you.  In 2013 Landmark joined with the Toomba Sale Committee and are the sale conveynors once again this year.  We are all looking forward to a long and mutually rewarding relationship with the professional team at Landmark Equine.

MAGS Droughtmasters: MAGS Droughtmasters Horse of the North Classic Challenge


MAGS was named in honour of R.L. (Monty) Atkinson, one of the founders of the Droughtmaster breed and this sale is the largest source of maternal Droughtmaster bloodlines developed by Monty Atkinson, available within the breed.

Over 60 years of careful selection for desirable Droughtmaster characteristics has brought our draft to the standard we have yarded for MAGS this year.

The MAGS Droughtmasters sale is held annually in November at the Dalrymple Saleyards, Charters Towers.

Please contact Mac & Gayle Shann for further details. 


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Lynn Hickmott was very generous to the HOTN committee in 2016, when she sold a horse at the Toomba Sale and donated the money to our event. We are extremely delighted that we can acknowledge her as a major sponsor in 2017 of our event based on her extreme generousity.

Thanks Lynn.


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 Excerpt From the Thomas Arena Products webpage:

Thomas Arena Products - Australia's favourite arena drag ! To us, an innovative tool isn't worth building or selling unless it helps our customers get their work done better and easier, every day, for years to come.  Learn about Thomas Arena Products and what they can do for you. Our products are used where performance and reliability are needed to make the difference. They are available in a range of models and are complemented by our support and range of accessories. But don't take our word for it,  Thomas Arena Products are the most respected arena implements in the country. Used and recommended by the AQHA, National Rodeo Association, Reining Australia and many of the industry’ top horsemen. 

CONTACT:  Errol Thomas
PH: 0417 617 461


Excerpt From the Rhondhu webpage:

Rhondhu Stud will be 32 years old in 2017, and our vision has never changed.
Our Aim: To breed horses with great pedigrees, trainable minds, functional & athletic bodies, standing on good legs & feet, between 14.3Hh - 15.2Hh, with a heart to work, the looks to halter, outstanding cowsense and the ability & desire to win.
We are constantly working with our base of Mares and Stallions to keep the balance. Even though we are primarily breeding for Stockmans Challenges, Campdraft, Cutting and Reining, many of our Stallions are just as well suited to sports like Halter, Western, English, Pony Club, Trail Riding, Workhorses and Rodeo events.
Our Stallions are all alike in keeping with our vision, but so uniquely different as individuals that we can always provide ourselves and our clients a variety of breeding options for any Mare.

Contact Barry & Liz Miller on 07 4770 3051





Ernest & Robyn Bassingthwaighte have once again come on board as Silver Sponsors at Horse Of The North in partnership with Hansen Saddlery by putting money towards the Saddle that is made for the Winner of the MAGS DROUGHTMASTERS Horse Of The North Classic.
Thank you to Ernest & Robyn for your support for this event.


Steel Supplies Charters Towers:  Peter Doonan proprietor of Steel Supplies.


Peter Doonan is an avid supporter of Campdrafting in our Region.  We have enjoyed the benefits of having them as a sponsor of our challenge for several years.  Not only does he contribute financially, but he is always available to lend portable panels, machinery or assist with any issues that may arise over the weekend.  It is with Peters generosity that we are able to run such a professional show!  Please contact Peter if you are in the market for any steel products PH 4787 4355.


Ralco Holdings Pty Ltd: Adam & Danielle Rea



Adam & Danielle Rea have been loyal supporters and Sponsors of the Horse Of The North for several years.  They supply the mouth watering Wagyu beef we enjoy at our Friday evening Competitors and Sponsors Dinner.  Please contact Adam at Aberfoyle if you wish to purchase this quality product. 

Adam Rea Ph: 0417 789 691 


 The Bolt N Fodder Shop - Charters Towers



Shane & Melinda Staier began The Bolt N Fodder Shop 9 years ago in Charters Towers. 

"Our goal then was (and still is!)  to offer a combination of competitive prices with excellent service. Together with hard work, great staff and a love for what we do, we would like to think that we mostly achieve this goal. There are constant challenges with supply, pricing and freight but we strive to maintain a fresh range of Barastoc, Mitavite and Prydes plus hay and chaffs. We value our customers and we see sponsorship of different events as an opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to those who support us.

We are proud to be major supporters of Horse of the North and the Rookie Challenge."

Please contact the Bolt N Fodder shop for daily feed deliveries (4787 4383) during the Horse of the North event.


Enterprise Hotel Charters Towers


If you are after an incredible feed from one of the local establishments, make your way to Moorey's and you certainly won't be leaving hungry or disappointed! Scrumptious meals on offer and wash it down with an ice cold beverage! If you are in need of accomodation in Charters Towers, then the Enterprise Hotel is definitely the place to be!

  Thank you to the Enterprise Hotel for your sponsorship and support!




Circle L Western Products is Australian owned and operated, all Circle L products are designed here in Australia to suit Australian conditions.

Circle L attends many campdrafts, rodeos and agricultural shows throughout the year with the Circle L Western Products mobile store.

The Circle L mobile store carries all of your favourite Circle L hats, Circle L boots and Circle L saddle pads.  Because Circle L is 100% Australian owned and operated we design all of our quality products to suit Australian conditions, with durability and comfort being a top priority.

 CONTACT Mob: 0434 166 764 or check out their website at

Mel from Hitchley and Harrow has generously come onboard again to make us all look great at the Horse of the North in 2017. Mel kindly donates all of the finalists shirts for the event. We appreciate your support each year Mel with your contribution and your style.
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Stockmans Supplies has for many years been servicing the horse industry with quality products at competitive prices. They strive to have the biggest brands and widest variety of products to insure customer satisfaction. Thanks for being a major sponsor of the 2017 HOTN. Check out their website at
 Pick yourself up everything you need prior to the event.
Hansen Saddlery
Hansen Saddlery has kindly come onboard this year to make the winning saddle for the HOTN event. A fantastic prize up for grabs for the lucky winner in 2017. The craftsmanship and signature detail in all Hansen Saddles, make them a must have for any rider.



Our Bronze Sponsors are:


Glenwright & Salmond Families




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Philipson Holdings Pty Ltd




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Brown's Art & Framing

Stumpy Malone Whips

J&K Paine


ANZ Bank

Libby Harriman -

Great Artesian Vet Clinic

Bethel Saddlery

R&L Hoffman

R&J Wall

D&J Clark Fabrications