The non-pro futurity gives riders two-and-a-half minutes to separate the cattle.
The non-pro futurity gives riders two-and-a-half minutes to separate the cattle.

Horse trainers a cut above in Comet

FOR professional trainer Richard Webb, the five months on the road is all worthwhile when he comes to shows like the Comet Cutting Futurity Show.

From Cootamundra to Comet, Webb has been attending the show religiously for about 15 years, saying it is a real family-oriented show.

"It just seems like a more relaxed and low-key show, but one that is at a very high performance level as well," Webb said.

"It is one of the outstanding shows every year - it's very family friendly.

"From May through to September we are constantly on the road."

Webb has been involved with horses and cattle "forever" and about 25-30 years professionally.

"I have a real love for the sport, it is my passion. It is a business but I love it," he said.

"It's nice to bring horses through but it's also nice to bring people into the sport and see how they elevate themselves in the industry as well."

Danny Meagher hails from Ballarat and came up with Webb. It is his first time at the show but assures everyone it won't be his last.

He competed in the non-pro futurity and said he went well but was reluctant to say he was leading the competition.

"I went all right. I am right up there in the mix with everyone," he said.

"It's terrific. It's the first time we have been here and we will be back next year for sure - and bringing a few people with us I'd say.

"It's very well organised. Everyone looks after you here, which we are very unused to. It's nice."


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