Deb Elliott Memorial Ladies Cutting

The Ladies Pink Cutting is a unique event designed to promote the sport of Cutting and raise awareness and funds for Women's Cancer.  Of course, the theme is 'PINK.

Fashions on the Field Judge Em Bradshaw

Each year it is entertaining to see the creativity behind the sea of pink in the arena attire for both horses & riders......and judges!

[Photo: 2014 "Fashions on the Field" judge Emma Bradshaw.]

Whilst the competition is serious the event is relaxed, with a fun filled air and respect shown to the ladies of the industry who behind the scenes offer so much support to the men folk, whether they are hubby non-pro's or trainers.

The Ladies Pink Cutting is a day for the ladies to have their moment in the sun, cut some cows and have some fun, all for a good cause.


The Ladies Pink Cutting carries a $1,000 purse (sponsored by Michael Smith of Quicksteel), and each lady is individually presented during the evening with a 'boot bag' full of donated pink goodies.

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Conditions

The event is Restricted to Ladies only.  The Ladies:

  • Do not have to own the horse they show
  • Can show in a bridle or Snaffle
  • Can pay a day fee to show if not a full NCHA member.


Lady competitors are encouraged to prepare & donate a hospital 'Patient Care Package' that is passed on to country patients at the Jean Colvin Centre in Sydney through Can Assist.

History

The event was originally run under the banner of the Southern Cross Cutting Club of which Sally Bonello was Show Secretary for 5 years. 

Following the wash out of the event on the second day in 2010, it was decided, in consultation with the NCHA, to move the event to an indoor venue.

In 2012 the event was renamed
'The Deb Elliott Memorial Ladies Cutting'.

Deb Elliot Memorial Trophy

Deb was a very popular member of the Cutting Community & had supported the event with her hand-made quilts for the auction. Sadly Deb lost her battle to Cancer in November 2011.

Winners

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2009 Pink Cutting Winner Kim Campbell
2009 - Moss Vale

$14,500 raised for the McGrath Foundation.

  • Winner: Kim Campbell
  • Horse: Tinks Jewel
  • Owner: Kim Campbell
2009 Pink Cutting Winner Kim Campbell

Arena Presentation

[Photo: Kim Campbell & Tinks Jewel with Judges & Sponsor.]

2009 Pink Cutting Winner Kim Campbell

Evening Presentation

[Photo: Kim Campbell with event sponsor Tony Fountain (Ray White Bowral).]


Berandette Lucas & Amaroo Sheoak
2010 - Moss Vale

$27,500 raised for the Women's Cancer Foundation.

  • Winner: Bernadette Lucas
  • Horse: Amaroo Sheoak
  • Owner: Michael Smith

[Photo: Evening Presentation: Winner Bernadette Lucas & Amaroo Sheoak.]

Judges with 2010 Pink Cutting winner Bernadette Lucas

Arena Presentation

[Photo L-R: Event sponsor Tony Fountain (Ray White Bowral), Judge Dominic Williams, Bernadette Lucas, Judge Sue Williams, Trophy sponsor Quentin Stapleton.]

2010 Winner Bernadette Lucas & Event Sponsor Tony Fountain

Evening Presentation

[Photo: Event sponsor Tony Fountain (Ray White Bowral), Bernadette Lucas.]


2011 - (No show that year)

The event was then moved from Moss Vale to be held in conjunction with the NCHA Victorian Futurity.


Sinead Moran - 2012 Pink Cutting Winner
2012 - Elmore, Victoria

$23,000 raised for the Women's Cancer Foundation.

  • Winner: Sinead Moran
  • Horse: Erin Flashy Rey
  • Owner: Tri Star QH
Sinead Moran - 2012 Pink Cutting Winner

Arena Presentation

[Photo: Sinead Moran with judges and sponsor.]
 

Sinead Moran - 2012 Pink Cutting Winner

Evening Presentation

[Photo L-R: Brian Elliott, Event sponsor Mick Smith (Quicksteel), Winner Sinead Moran, Lacey Elliott.]


Lacy Elliott - 2013 Pink Cutting Winner
2013 - Elmore, Victoria

$14,120 raised for the Women's Cancer Foundation.

  • Winner: Lacey Elliott
  • Horse: Winderadeen Alilshortnin
  • Owner: Brian Elliott
Lacy Elliott - 2013 Pink Cutting Winner

Arena Presentation

[Photo: Winner Lacey Eliott with judges & sponsor.]

Lacy Elliott - 2013 Pink Cutting Winner

Evening presentation

[Photo: Winner Lacey Elliott, Sally Bonello, Brian Elliott.]


Kerry Ann Tonkin & Tramps Destiny
2014 - Tatura Park, Victoria

$55,140.50 raised for the Women's Cancer Foundation.

  • Winner: Kerry Ann Tonkin
  • Horse: Tramps Destiny
  • Owner: CA & KA Tonkin


[Photo by Sally H.]

Kerry Ann Tonkin 2014 Pink Cutting Winner

Arena Presentation

[Photo L-R: Greg Sinclair - GM of NCHA, Murray Pullin of Mannerim Downs, Karen Smith - Tin Shed Saddlery Swan Hill, Victor Vickers - Diamond Wool, Phil Webb - Monitor Judge, Mike Smith - Quick Steel, Kerry Ann Tonkin / Tramps Destiny, Peter Shumack - Judge, Brain Elliott - Deb Elliott Memorial Trophy, Aaron Stevens Jones - Judge.]


Teresa & Roanie in action at The Pink Cutting - Cutting for Cancer
2015 - Tatura Park, Victoria

$14,035 raised for the Women's Cancer Foundation.


(Photo by Sally H.)

Teresa & Roanie - 2015 Cutting for Cancer Presentation

Arena Presentation

[Photo L-R by Sally H:  Joy Clarke - representing Roger Wagner (presented the garland), Murray Pullin - Mannerim Downs (supplied flowers for every competitor), Lacey Elliott, Teresa Russo & One Roan Peptos, Jeff Eddie (NCHA Judge), Brian Elliott, Terry Burns (NCHA Judge), Diane Vickers (Diamond Wool Saddle Pads.)

Lacey Elliott, Teresa Russo, Brian Elliott

Evening Presentation

[Photo by Sally H: Lacey Elliott, Teresa Russo, Brian Elliott.]


Pink Cutting for Cancer
2016 - Tatura Park, Victoria

Around $15,000 was raised for the Women's Cancer Foundation.

  • Winner: Brooke West
  • Horse: Sugarland
  • Owner: S & K Smith


[Photo by Sally H.]

Pink Cutting for Cancer

Arena Presentation

[Photo by Sally H.]

Pink Cutting for Cancer

Evening Presentation

[Photo by Sally H.  Brooke West at the evening presentation with sponsors Victor Vickers of Diamond Wool & Berniece and Murray Pullin of Mannerim Downs.]


Contact:

Sally Bonello
Mob: 0408 483 911
Email: cutting4cancer@gmail.com