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Cowboy Dressage Mackay Gathering

Polish your saddles and iron your shirts its Showtime

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Cowboy Dressage Mackay Gathering
Cowboy Dressage Mackay Gathering

Time & Location

27 May 2023, 8:00 am – 28 May 2023, 5:00 pm

Mackay Showground, Showground, 24 Milton St, Mackay QLD 4740, Australia

About the Event

Photo credit Van Der Stoep Photography

Cowboy Dressage Mackay Gathering: Undercover Arena

(In honour of Jessica Homes)

Find your Clan, Find your Tribe, Find your Family.

Welcome to Cowboy Dressage Mackay Gathering

Polish your saddles and iron your shirts, it's showtime!

Hosted by Mandy Probyn Equine Connection.

JUDGE The Honourable: Anne Mellinger from Victoria

PRESENTING SPONSORS: Thankyou to our Sponsors: Equine Collective - Chrissy Curran,   Artisan & Laer,   Country Coast Dachshunds - Candice,   Donaldson Transport,   Holistic Equine Therapy,   LSH Industries,    Dusty Boots Equine Assisted Learning - Linda Browning,   Horse Movement Record App,   Bottoms Up,   Supagas,   Unique Leathercrafts and Jewellery,   Mandy and Steve Probyn,  Janelle's Home Style Cooking,   Van Der Stoep Photography,   Charlie Agius,  Valley Rural Services,   Just Grazin Custom Nets and Northern Beaches Vet Hospital


AWARDS 1. Class Placing: Classes will be placed from first to tenth place. 2. Ribbon Awards: Ribbons are to be awarded for places one through five. 3. Buckle for High Point Open, Amateur and Junior. 4. Reserve Awards for High Point Open, Amateur and Junior, 5. Vaquero/Buckaroo High Point Open/Amateur. 6. Partnership on the Ground High Point Open, Amateur and Junior,  Freestyle High Point Open/Amateur and Junior 7.  Honorary High Score: Awards will be given to those, regardless of Rider Status, who have declared a Veteran, Cancer Survivor, or Silver Rider (60-69 years old, Amateur only) on your entry.  SELECT ONLY ONE HONORARY AWARD 8. Soft Feel Award for Class Division (excluding Drill Team): Will be awarded to the Rider (open, amateur, junior) with the highest Soft Feel Score. In the case of a tie with Soft Feel the Highest scoring test will break the tie. 9. Overall High Single Score: Awarded to the individuals who have the highest single percentage score for each Rider Status. Please note that the Freestyle, Partnership and Liberty tests do not count toward “overall high-point nor high-score awards.” 10. Jack Brainard Judges’ Try Award: A special award will be given to the riders voted most improved during the show by the judges (one award per judge). 11. Dr Robert Miller Rookie Award: A special award will be given to an Amateur Rider in their first year of showing. (Indicate on your entry) 12. CDW Wyatt Paxton Sportsmanship Award: Will be awarded to the person who shows the Cowboy Dressage spirit of the handshake and sportsmanship. 13. CDWPA: Award will be given to the Highest Single Score CDWPA member (open/amateur), Best Presented.

NOMINATION FEES: $30 per test Open/Amateur  $20 Junior, Leadline Free.

Pre-book your stables and powered campsite online prior to the event.

$10-night Stables, $15-night campsite.


Click on the ticket links to choose and pay for your number of rides.

Camping and Stabling are to be pre-booked online prior to the event.

Choose the tests you wish to ride by sending in your nomination forms by the 25th of April 2022


***All forms must be completed before attending any clinics***

Horse Health Declarations are required for each horse attending the clinic; these are not due until the day of the Clinic. If you have a Horse Movement App, you can email a copy of your movement.  Horse Health Record book available on the morning of the Gathering at the office.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY- Would you like to attend and help? We will need Scribes, Announcers, and Callers this is a  great opportunity to watch, observe and learn.

Mandy is a Level 3 Equestrian Coach, Natural Horsemanship Clinician Cowboy Dressage Recommended Judge and Recommended Level 2 Clinician

Mandy Probyn Equine Connection thanks Eitan and Debbie Beth Halachmy for their vision of Cowboy Dressage and the Partners of Cowboy Dressage World for creating the wonderful discipline that it is today.

For more information on Cowboy Dressage visit their website




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    Camping per night

    +$0.38 service fee
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    The stable must be cleaned prior to leaving the grounds, and all manure and excess hay to be placed in the manure bins located near the stables. Rake outside your stable to free the gravel of any excess hay.

    +$0.25 service fee
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