Teampenning a round-up ripper

Bomp Leitner in action at the Tumut Teampenning tournament on Saturday.

Tumut Teampenning Group’s annual tournament held over the weekend was a success enjoyed by all in involved.

It kicked off with a special clinic on Friday, where people got the chance to learn the art of teampenning under the tuition of expert instructors.

“The clinic Friday was amazing,” Tumut Teampenning Group’s Carol Jeffery said.

“There were four small groups with two instructors each and rotated so they learnt something from each instructor.  The feedback from that was overwhelmingly positive with everyone asking when the next one was on and could we have a two-day one. The problem with that is everyone is a volunteer and already do two full weekend’s work for the team penning so it’s hard to fit another weekend in with their already busy lives but they may do a one day one.”

The crowds at the event were consistent with people coming and going all weekend. The canteen did a roaring trade and the sausage sizzle Saturday night was well supported with about 50 or 60 people there.   

“The event ran smoothly, because the committee have run quite a few so it just flows,” Ms Jeffery said.

It was a busy weekend as there were 116 runs Saturday and 119 Sunday with some different people running each day as well as a good number of tiny subbies and juniors. 

“We had lots of positive comments from both spectators and competitors.

“We would like to thank the cattle donors who without them we would have no event, the sponsors who donated prizes, the extra volunteers who turn up every event to help and the amazing committee.”

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