Cutting horse riders compete at World Finals

Savanna Gregg/Burnet Bulletin
Members of the American Cutting Horse Association and their affiliate, the Australian Cutting Horse Group, spent months out on Burnet resident Mike Crumpler's ranch preparing for the World Finals held earlier this month. From left: Ashley Knight, Goomeri, Australia; Mark Watt, Director ACHG, New South Wales; Lilian Macrae, Dorrigo, Australia; Hannah Venne, Bertram; Mike Crumpler, ACHA member, Burnet.






By Savanna Gregg

Staff Writer

Burnet Bulletin

After extensive sessions with local horse trainer Mike Crumpler, members of the American Cutting Horse Association and its affiliate, the Australian Cutting Horse Group, brought home a list of titles after competing at the World Finals Dec. 6 and 7 in Belton.

Australian ambassadors Ashley Knight, returning again after two stays in Burnet last year, and Lilian Macrae were joined by their ACHG Director Mark Watt this month to continue building relationships with their American affiliates and bring the cutting horse sport into the spotlight for youth and adults alike.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for kids from the bush to come here and be ambassadors,” Watt said. “It's not only a great opportunity for the group as a whole but for the kids. . ."

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