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 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 2018 Horse Of The North 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 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. 




We have had a lonstanding working relationship with the Charters Towers Regional Council to continue to run the Horse of the North event successfully over the years. We are very lucky to have the high quality facilities of the Dalrymple Equestrian Centre to host our event. Thank you to the Charters Towers Regional Council for your ongoing support.





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.




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.






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.

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




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 2018. 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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 Thank you to Shane and Therese of Gold City Motorcycles for your ongoing support of the Horse of the North event. Pop in and see the team for all your bike, buggy or equipment needs. If they don't have it, you don't need it. Top quality service and experience go hand and hand at Gold City Motorcycles.

Our Bronze Sponsors are:



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Ron & Jodie Wall

Ken & Anita May

Bridgestone, Charters Towers

Stumpy Malone Whips

Great Artesian Veterinary Surgery

Hoffmann Family

John & Katrina Paine

Nikki Marshall P3 Equine

Rob Carn

Eat Street Charters Towers


Showdown Rugs

Diamond Wool Pad Co.

Bethel Saddlery


 Stallion Sponsors:

Rhondhu Stud

Berry & Kelly Shann

Josh & Danielle Smith

Dan & Julie Condon

Gordon & Susan Salmond

Jason & Jamie Linders