Usually accustomed to judging Thoroughbred horses when buying or selling at the sales ring, our esteemed boss will be jetting off to Australia in August to preside over various Thoroughbred classes at “the Ekka” (the Royal Queensland Show) in Brisbane, Australia. His expert eye, developed over many years of “picking” a good horse, will assess horses in several different categories. These include stallion, yearling, filly and mare, raced and unraced, all shown in-hand.
This prestigious show was first held in 1876, and this year’s Ekka marks 130 years of annual celebration of Queensland’s progress and prosperity. The show attracted over 600,000 visitors last year and is the biggest annual event of its kind in the state.
Mick Goss will be in the company of some of the finest horsemen in the world, with Sir Patrick Hogan (Cambridge Stud, New Zealand) and Her Highness Princess Teresa de Borbon (president of the Spanish Arabian Horse Association) and judges from the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.
Posted by Marlene Breed