Welcome to the official website of the 2014 Horse of the North

29th of May to 31st of May 2014

Followed by Toomba Sale on the 1st of June 2014

Horse of the North was brought about by a group of local Charters Towers families who have a passion to bring an event to fruition that is for everyone!  It has been our goal since inception to build an event that celebrates successes, but also encourages the beginnings - after all, we all have to start somewhere! 

We rolled up our sleeves in 2007 and started the event with $250, being $50 startup capital from each family and thus our journey began!  In 2014 our event will have $50,000 in cash and prizes and is now one of the most coveted Stockman's Challenge events to win on the Performance Horse Calendar.  We hope you enjoy our event as much as we enjoy putting it on for you!

Website is going through an update so please check for updates regularly and stay tuned to our facebook page as I will post updates through there as well.



Watch the 2014 Horse of the North Challenge Promo

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Latest News


  • Posted: 21st April 2014



  • Posted: 21st April 2014

The Shoeing competition is on again in 2014. There are two divisions, Pro and Non-Pro. The competition has great prize money and prizes sponsored by Stockmans Supplies. If you need shoeing equipment at the cheapest prices contact Stockmans Supplies - John Gilchrist

Gun of the North Shoeing Championship

  • Posted: 1st May 2013
Gun of the North Shoeing Championship

An exciting new initiative at HOTN 2013 is our Shoeing Championship. There are two divisions catering for everyone - Pro & Non-Pro. Some fantastic prizes and a pool of cash are up for grabs! For the full program please head to our Forms page and download!

Challenge Buddy Morning

  • Posted: 20th April 2013
  • Occurred: 29th May 2013

For those competitors that are apprehensive about competing we will be holding a Mentoring morning on Wedensday 29th May. Our professional riders have generously agreed to assist those of you that would like to take up the opportunity and receive some pointers. Its a chance to overcome some nerves, meet fellow competitors and get some valuable advice from seasoned competitors. If you are wanting to be involved please email Bron on admin@horseofthenorth.com

Ladies Morning of Pampering - Tuesday 28th May

  • Posted: 20th April 2013
  • Occurred: 28th May 2013
Ladies Morning of Pampering - Tuesday 28th May

We know those of you that camp between Gold City & HOTN will be looking forward to a morning away from the grounds. We thought what better way to spend some quality time together than a girly morning at Sisbella Hair & Beauty!