On Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 April, the Audi Weetwood Handicap will be run and the Toowoomba Showgrounds will host The Glennie School's Interschool Equestrian event with over 170 entries on over 100 horses competing in one of the largest Interschool Equestrian events on the Darling Downs.
Focus this year is on ‘off the track thoroughbreds’ and the extraordinary abilities they possess as equestrian horses after their career in racing. Thoroughbreds bring with them a lot of the disciplines needed to succeed in equestrian.
With the great support of the racing industry, Glennie Equestrian is rewarding all riders who compete on an off the track thoroughbred at their upcoming event.
Leading Toowoomba trainer, Michael Nolan, is the event's naming rights sponsor. Leading Queensland female jockey, Skye Bogenhuber, who has a great love of all horses but especially the thoroughbred, is also supporting the event. Leading local stud, Clear Mountain Fairview, and their champion, Upstart Pride, is also supporting this initiative. The Toowoomba Turf Club, home of racing in South West Queensland, is also an event sponsor as part of the need to see thoroughbreds continue into the next phase of their life as an equestrian star.
Glennie riders Sarah Coggan, Grace Muirhead, Mia Nolan and Lucy Stanford are already competing on off the track thoroughbreds and absolutely love their horses, some of which are still competing at the age of 21 years. The girls see plenty of the virtues that only a thoroughbred that has raced can bring to equestrian.