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Champion riders get local support

Macka Codrington from Schute Bell has been working with Elise Smith and Sally Simmonds and is pictured with Elise and her pallet of stock feed supplied by Furneys. PHOTO TWH

Two of Bourke’s best horse riders can look forward to the re-start of the competition season with a little help from a local business.

Feed company Furneys Stock Feeds are behind the sponsorship of Elise Smith and Sally Simmonds, with Schute Bell Whitbread & Co coming on board to support the girls.

For Elise Smith, it means the continuing supply of quality feeds, supplements, and products from the two businesses being readily available eases the expenses. Health and nutrition play an important role with any horse’s performance.

“It feels good to know that there’s someone there to support us and when we’re at the shows we can always rely on them to have good quality feed,” Elise said.

“At the moment the horses are on a break, but we are looking forward to the NSW Country Hack Championships in Tamworth.

“That event is held in November so we are hoping it will still be on, with no restrictions due to COVID.

“After that we head to the coast for the Kiama and Albion Park shows and hopefully the Canberra Royal.

“We’ll take Whispering Jack to compete in the hack events and Alvern, the show jumper for the jumping events, and then we do the shows at Bourke, Cobar, and Nyngan.

“And if the Sydney Royal Easter Show is on, we will definitely be going to that,” she said.

Sharon Dickson from Schute Bell Whitbread said she was happy to help both riders achieve their best.

“We are working with Furneys in Dubbo to support these two riders, so we are all in this together,” Sharon said.

“You can imagine feeding any horse, let alone one in work, is not easy.

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