RING events were well underway for the opening day of the Gympie Show yesterday, and Maryborough’s Naomi Dunning stepped proudly into the winners’ circle.
Dunning, who has more than 20 years experience travelling to shows and competing, was excited when her two-year-old horse, Currahee Encore, took out Champion Led Ansa Stallion.
And if that wasn’t enough, her young horse also managed to clinch Reserve Champion Stockhorse Stallion.
“I’m very happy with the results,” Dunning said.
“My horse is still a baby and just starting out, so this is a great result.”
Dunning’s husband Karl will also compete at the Gympie Show, gearing up for the Stockman’s Challenge and hack out scheduled in the ring today.
Naomi said she was thrilled to be back at the Gympie Show, saying it was one of her favourite shows to visit.
“I just love it,” she said. “There’s good prize money and the facilities here are great.”
Ring action returns today and Naomi will be hitting the stands in support of her husband.