Australian Cutting Horse Group

Mon
23
Dec

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. . ."

Thu
14
Nov

Australian equine ambassador a cut above the rest

Savanna Gregg/Burnet Bulletin
21-year-old Australian Cutting Horse Group ambassador Lilian Macrae recently traveled across the ocean to Burnet to strengthen the relationship between the ACHG and the American Cutting Horse Group. Macrae is hosted by Burnet couple Mike and Janie Crumpler, who have worked with both cutting horse associations to bring the sport into the spotlight through youth involvement.

 

 

 

 

 

By Savanna Gregg

Staff Writer

Burnet Bulletin

Traveling on the fall breeze from Australia to little Burnet, Texas came another Australian Cutting Horse Group ambassador with a goal to strengthen the relationship between the ACHG and the American Cutting Horse Association to keep the sport in the spotlight.

Twenty-one-year-old Lilian Macrae traveled from Dorrigo, New South Wales in September to compete in cutting horse competitions across the state, with the help of her host Mike Crumpler and his wife, Janie.

The Burnet residents have cultivated a partnership between the ACHA and the ACHG, affiliates operating thousands of miles apart but sharing the same passions and goals involving youth in their mission to keep the cutting horse sport alive.

Ranchers and cowboys have been cutting cattle since the 1800's in order to separate them into specific herds for different purposes on ranches.

Wed
16
Jan

She comes from a land down under; Knight returns to Texas to compete in ACHA World Finals

Contributed/Janie Crumpler
Ashley Knight, a Youth Ambassador for the Australian Cutting Horse Group, takes her horse for a practice run as she prepares for the American Cutting Horse Association World Finals, taking place this week in Belton. Knight is being hosted by Burnet residents Mike and Janie Crumpler as she was in April 2018, leading other youth by example while demonstrating the affiliation between the American Cutting Horse Association and the ACHG, and building a solid relationship between the two associations. Knight will compete at the World Finals this week, and participate in two more weekend shows before returning to Australia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Savanna Gregg

Staff Writer

Burnet Bulletin

The Burnet community once again had the chance to host Australian Cutting Horse Group ambassador Ashley Knight, 18, of Goomeri, Australia, who is visiting while she attends the American Cutting Horse Association World Finals in Belton this week. Knight and her mother, Kim, are hosted by Burnet residents Mike and Janie Crumpler, who have taken them in and shown them the Texan hospitality we love to share with our visitors.

Burnet last welcomed Knight in April 2018, when she came to town to stay with the Crumplers as she trained with Mike and showed Countin' Checks, a mare owned by Cole Eslyn, in different arenas in the area.

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