It was a day for Glitz and Glamour at the Ekka’s Thoroughbred day. The day long event offers $30,000 in cash and prizes for those competing for the title of Supreme Champion Thoroughbred.
Trainers, owners and handlers showcase the amazing versatility of the thoroughbred, from horses who have been trialled to horses now dedicated to the show ring. The day was everything one could dream of, perfect blue skies and slight breeze and huge crowds. Special guests were able to sit back and enjoy the day from the ring side restaurant or there was fence line seating for those who wanted to soak up the beautiful day, whilst watching the elegant horses and handlers compete.
Champions were presented with stunning garlands created by DBL Garlands- Designs by Laura as well as cash prizes from individual sponsors.
Afternoon classes where that of Police horses, Walers and troop horses. The crowds love seeing these horses in action, going over, under and through obstacle courses to being in uniform and showing what these horses were bred for.
Congratulations to all winners and their connections.
Replay Classifieds photographer on duty taking Ekka Equestrian Photos at the 2016 Ekka is Allira Batstone. Allira will be posting a selection of each day’s photos here on our website.