Australia’s Greatest Horseman Information


The 2020 ARBC Show being held on the 29th March to 3rd April 2021, will see the launch of the “Australia’s Greatest Horseman” Event.

ARBC Australia’s Greatest Horseman 15 FINALISTS are announced….

Rob Leach – Shirley Shiney

Rob Leach – Hells Destiny

Leah Read – Youngstar Marnies Glamour

Mark Buttsworth – Branchville Exile

Nathan Wilson – Players Garter

Leah Read – Do Me A Favour

Pazton Pulford – SJR Cash Advance

Josh Smith – GI M Hard

Daniel Holland – Yours Truly

Leah Read – Southern Chickolena

Leah Read – Shortys Last Dancer

Josh Smith Reys Dual Oak

Jordan Bentley – Rhondu Cracker Duck

Mark Buttsworth – Peps Double Rey

Nathan Wilson – Fancy Tassa

Final Draws for our finalists will be posted on Friday The Two Handed Cutting segment of the finals will be held at 2pm Friday 2nd April, our judges for this segment will be Glenn Wyse and Ken Cullen.The Drywork and Down the Fence segment of the finals will be held on Friday evening 2nd April with proceedings starting at 6pm Qld Time.Good Luck to our finalists and all connections.The FINALS of the Dry work and Down the Fence will be live streamed via our official link you goes out to our Major Sponsors of this event

Circle L Western Products

Xtreme Genes

Thomas Arena Products


Thank you to our Payout Sponsors Nuts Bolts Fasteners & Industrial

and our Finalist Cap Sponsor Hold Your Horses Promotional Embroidery

Australia’s Greatest Horseman Program and Conditions

This event will have a first go round of the 3 phases, Two Handed Cutting, Dry Work & Down the Fence, held throughout the week of the 29th March to 3rd April 2021

This event is open to all aged horses.

The Cutting Phase is to be ridden two handed in a snaffle bit.

The Dry Work & Down the Fence phases can be ridden one or two handed. If you are riding in a bridle you must ride one handed in these two phases of the event.

Australia’s Greatest Horseman’s Dry Work is Pattern 1. Please see the pattern below

If riding in a snaffle bit, you can ride two handed in all 3 phases.

Nomination for this event is $800.

TOP 3 SCORES in 1st Go Round Two Handed Cutting will receive a payout of $3,000, $1,000 & $500 TOP 3 SCORES in 1st Go Round Dry Work & Down the Fence will receive a payout of $3,000, $1,000 & $500

The top 15 scores go on to compete in the “Clean Slate Finals” for this Inaugural Australia’s Greatest Horseman Event, held on Friday Evening 2nd April at the Dalby Equestrian Center. Payouts for the FINALS in All 3 Phases is down to 10th Place.

Australia’s Greatest Horseman Program Format

Australia’s Greatest Horseman Dry Work Pattern 1
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