Welcome to the Tasmanian 2012 Tom Quilty Gold Cup Endurance Ride website!
FROM THE TOM QUILTY EVENT DIRECTOR
Please direct all queries to
Now that things have started to settle I thought I would take the
opportunity to pass on my sincere appreciation to everyone who assisted in
the successful running of this wonderful event. So many people got behind
our small committee and did their bit to promote Tasmania as one of the up
and coming thriving endurance riding States in this country. There are in
fact too many to mention, you all know who you are and what you have done to
help and I thank you wholeheartedly.
As a riding community, we should all be extremely proud of the success
achieved by the entire Tasmanian contingent, from those who excelled at the
front of the field, to those whose aim was a buckle even though it meant
long hours in the saddle and careful tending of their tiring horses. Well
done to all. To those who unfortunately did not achieve their goal, the
Quilty will be back with us in a few years – aim to achieve that buckle next
I think some of the highlights of the event were the presentations and the
dinner. To be able to present so many fit, keen and healthy horses after
completing 160 kilometres the day before is a credit to the horsemanship
being applied. The dinner was certainly the ‘best ever’ with everyone who
attended enjoying great food, fantastic music, energetic dancing and lots of
I believe we have at last lain to rest the cloud which had been hanging over
us from previous ill-fated events and anticipate that riders from all over
Australia will next time flock to our State to participate in this wonderful
So, now it is over. Again, my thanks go to all those who have supported me
in my endeavours as Ride Director over the past months and years.
Tom Quilty Gold Cup 2012
Congratulations to Brook Sample
and Brookleigh Excalibur
Winners of the 2012 Tom Quilty Gold Cup
in a time of 9:14:16 and Best Conditioned
First Lightweight & Best Conditioned
Jacopo Di Matteo (Italy) & Lockleigh Park Wildfire
With a time of 09:29:33
First Junior & Best Conditioned
Alice Mitchell & Beer Street Takone
With a time of 09:59:39
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Dennis Foley Jnr & Jack
With a time of 13:09:23
Best Conditioned Heavyweight
Robbie Walsh & Free Spirit Czar
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|Pat Slater Cup Winner
Kristie Taprell & Castlebar Gulfstream
|Shareym Award Winner
Brookleigh Ricardo & Tarrangower Crescendo
Ridden by Akhmed Pshunov, Owned by Matthew Sample
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|Winners of the 2012 Quilty Teams event
proudly sponsored by ARCHER EQUINE SADDLE PADS
Matthew Sample / Brookleigh Ricardo
Akhmed Pshunov / Tarrangower Crescendo
Anne Rouse / Middleton's Rousabout
Angela Hawks / Summit Park Asset
The Shareym Memorial is prize awarded to the owner of the first middleweight or heavyweight horse to successfully complete the Tom Quilty Gold Cup event which has the most Quilty buckles to its credit up to and including the current event. Presented by Ron and Val Males of Ralvon Arab Stud in memory of their purebred Arabian stallion, Shareym (Shafreyn x Ruheym), who successfully completed six Quilty events in 1966, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1973, and is the only stallion to do so.
- Online Competitor Tracking
Semi-live tracking of competitors as they pass through
checkpoints will be on display in a window of the HQ (football club)
building, facing the vetting area. The tracking data can also be viewed
on your internet-connected laptop or mobile device by browsing to
Tracking information will be updated every 5 minutes or so during the
- GOOD LUCK TO ALL COMPETITORS!
- Ride Base Farrier
The onsite farrier is Allan Wyllie, contact phone 0419 369 337
- HORSE HEALTH DECLARATIONS
Remember that you must begin recording your horses temperature
from TODAY and continue each day until your horse(s) enters the
ride base. If you have not already done so, it is imperative that you download and read the horse
health declaration form on the entry page. Presentation of the completed and signed Mandatory Horse Health Declaration is a
condition of entry to the Tom Quilty Event.
- Australian Endurance Squad Camp 2012
The 2012 Squad Camp will be held at the St. Helens Quilty Ride
Base on Wednesday, June 6th.
ALL WELCOME. Cost for non squad members is $20 and
light refreshments are included.
Download the Squad Camp
Program for more information. Numbers are required for catering
- Online Competitor Tracking
We hope to provide semi-live online tracking of competitors during
the ride as they pass through checkpoints. Progress through checkpoints
can be viewed online by way of laptops, iPads, smartphones etc. at the
and also on this TQ12 website.
This will allow people with internet access to see how riders are going,
without having to walk over to the radio base in the football club
rooms, where this information should also be displayed on a large screen.
Check this page regularly for information unpdates.
- Updated Program of Events
- Updated Elevation Profile &
- The Archer Horse Rugs Quilty Team Entry Form is now available (click
here to download).
The Winners of the Quilty Team event will each receive an Archer saddle
pad sponsored by Archer Horse Rugs in South Australia – these saddle
pads are being exported around the world for good reason. For more
information about their products, please go to their website:
Sincere thanks to Pip Archer and Jil Bourton for their sponsorship.
Team entries will be taken after the pre-ride vetting.
- Electrical Cord Tagging requirements in previous update re-worded
- Buckle Sponsors - If you are intending to sponsor a buckle and would
like recognition of this in the TQ12 booklet then could you attend to
this in the next few days as the booklet is almost ready to go to print.
- Any studs or businesses that would like to advertise - please attend
to this likewise
- HORSE HEALTH DECLARATIONS
IMPORTANT - Make sure you download
and read the horse
health declaration form on the entry page.
You must begin taking and recording the temperature from Monday
the 28th May 2012 and continue each day until your horse(s) enters the
ride base at which time you must provide this document to the Camp
allocation officer who will retain it. Presentation of this duly
completed and signed Mandatory Horse Health Declaration is a
condition of entry to the Tom Quilty.
- ELECTRICAL CORD TAGGING
Attention all TQ12 participants and campers: To comply with OHS &
Insurance requirements, all mains-powered plug-in electrical appliances
and equipment used on the Quilty ride base, including extension leads
connecting camper-vans etc. must have a current tag from a
licenced electrical cord/lead tester. Without a tag they are
not permitted to be used. This applies even to brand new equipment and
- ORDER YOUR HORSE FEED IN ADVANCE
Please ensure that you have contacted NELS and ordered your horse feed
requirements in advance. See the feed & tack
page for contact details. NELS are the only feed supply in St Helens;
other suppliers are in excess of 100km away.
A list of products is available on the feed &
tack page including all Cressy Chaff Cutters products and they will
order in special requests. Orders can take up to 3 weeks to be supplied
so please ensure that you have ordered in advance. Note that NELS will
only purchase extra stock to order.
They can also order Rice Hulls for horse bedding $15kg @ $29 or 125kg
@$125, on request.
Some locally advertised accommodation options are being added to the
Where To Stay page as they are received.
See the Where to Stay page for more
A mail-order form is now available for pre-event purchase of Quilty
apparel etc. See the merchandise page and contact
Phoebe Harper on
04 0954 9168 or
for further details regarding sizing, colours etc.
- Ride Base Map added to
Course Description page
- SPIRIT OF TASMANIA UPDATE
Spirit of TAS have advised that they will extend the time for new
bookings to next Wednesday 18 April, but that after this date it will be
very difficult, if not impossible, to book a vehicle with a float. They
have also advised that the sailing Devonport/Melbourne on Monday 11 June
is now fully booked. The first available sailing back to Melbourne after
the Quilty is Tuesday 12 June & this is filling fast.
For more information contact Jane Cutts at RACT Travelworld on 03 6425
- Please note change of email & phone number for Greg Burford
(Treasurer, Sponsorship & Funding)
firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 03 64923368
- SPIRIT OF TASMANIA BOOKINGS
Please note that
bookings need to be made no later than Thursday 12 April.
After this date there is no guarantee of space being available, as
Spirit will be releasing space held for the TQ12 to the general public.
For more information see the Getting There
page, download the Booking Form
or contact Jane Cutts at RACT
Travelworld on 03 6425 8050.
- Pre-Nomination/Entry/Camping forms will be available on this website
- The ride base will open on Monday June-4 at 09:00 and close Tuesday
June-12 at 12:00.
- A more detailed program of events will be available soon.
- General Information on getting to Tasmania for the TQ12, along with
quarantine information, ferry booking forms and directions etc. added to
the "Getting There" page.
- The St.Helens TQ12 will be held from Friday 8th - 10th June 2012.
- Welcome to the TQ12 website. A bit bare-bones at the moment, but
more information will be added over the coming months. Check back frequently
or use the website monitor below the navigation menu on the left side of the
page to be informed by email whenever
this page is updated.
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