In its 10th year, Vacy Charity Cutting Day has raised a record amount of money to be shared between Vacy Public School and the Hunter region Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service.
More than $11,500 was raised earlier this month, when the community came together at a local property to enjoy a great day of snaffle bit cutting.
Forty-three competitors from as far away as Tamworth competed over two rounds and a final in the main arena.
After two rounds on Saturday there was a three-way tie for the top round score between Joshua Morris, Andrew Schulz and Josh Evans resulting in an hilarious on-foot sprint for the prize of a hammer drill and $100 Baileys of Greta gift voucher.
The final was eventually won by Joshua Morris from Werris Creek riding One Moore Bobbi on 74 points. He took home the champion rug courtesy of Furneys at Rutherford and prizes worth more than $500. Runner up Leesa McNaught on 73 points. Josh Evans was third with 72 points.
There was a tie in the junior competition as well between Vacy Public School’s Bailey Eldridge and Werris Creek’s Hayley Morris. Kate Gehrig took out the best beginner’s prize.
Outside of the arena junior whip cracking and junior and open billy boiling competitions were a hit. Bridget Taylor took out both the junior whip cracking and billy boiling, while Josh Evans won the open billy boiling.
Possibly the biggest hit of the day was the junior duck cutout, where competitors on a hobby horse had 20 seconds to isolate a duck from a mob. Emily Grainger was crowned champion.
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