Beaudesert riders perform to support farmers

CUTTING: Renae Haines, Colin Clancy and Donna Flynn with judge and lifetime club member Steve Booth at Pink and Blue Day last year. Photo: Supplied
CUTTING: Renae Haines, Colin Clancy and Donna Flynn with judge and lifetime club member Steve Booth at Pink and Blue Day last year. Photo: Supplied

THE Beaudesert Cutting and Western Performance Club will hold its annual fundraising event on Sunday, October 21, this time for drought relief.

Aptly-named club spokesman Ray Drought said the aim this year was to raise funds to support struggling farmers.

“We are very grateful to local farmers who provide the cattle for our events, so this year we wanted to do something to help them,” he said.

“We will be passing all the money raised on the day to the Country Women’s Association so we know it will go where it is needed most.” 

In previous years the club has staged an annual Pink and Blue Day to raise funds for cancer research but this year the event is called Green Day, with riders and supporters encouraged to wear green on the day.

The event will feature a full cutting and western performance show as well as food and drink vans, raffles, auctions, activities and prizes. 

Green Day will take place at the Sue West Memorial Arena, named for a woman who was killed in a tragic freak accident in Beaudesert and left all of her estate to the club to build the indoor arena. 

The arena is located at the corner of Josephville Road and the Mount Lindesay Highway in Josephville.

Gates open at 8am and Mr Drought said only extreme weather conditions would stop the fundraiser from going ahead.