Greater Shepparton City Council was successful in securing the National Cutting Horse Association Victorian Futurity Cutting Horse Championships for 2014 and 2015, with this year’s event scheduled from September 10-14 at Tatura Park.August 28, 2014 3:55am
City of Greater Shepparton Mayor Jenny Houlihan with Member for Shepparton Jeanette Powell at the announcement of a $10000 Tourism Victoria Events Program grant to promote the 2014 National Cutting Horse Association of Australia Victoria Futurity.
Council recently committed $625 000 in this year’s budget to the development of a new roof structure for the outdoor arena to ensure events can proceed in any weather.
‘‘The funding committed by council will greatly improve the future usability of the Tatura park arena and make it more attractive to other equine and major events,’’ City of Greater Shepparton Mayor Jenny Houlihan said.
‘‘It will be interesting to see how much we can build on this year’s event when we host it again next year.’’
The building for the roof is expected to be completed in the 2014-15 financial year and will allow for an increase in the number of spectators and visitors to attend events in future.
As reported last week, the Victorian Government also contributed to the Cutting Horse event’s success, with an announcement on Friday, August 15, of $10 000 in funding for advertising the event.
Cr Houlihan thanked Member for Shepparton Jeanette Powell for the funding, which she said would assist greatly in promoting the event regionally.
Tatura Park will see more than 500 competitors plus accompanying partners, families and visitors, with a large proportion from interstate, come to Tatura Park for up to a week for the five-day Cutting Horse Show in September, one of the biggest in Australia.
Greater Shepparton City Council investment attraction manager Geraldine Christou said there were massive economic benefits for Tatura and Greater Shepparton.
‘‘The facility will also record additional income from this booking that will flow on to local contractors and community groups, which is a fantastic outcome,’’ she said.
‘‘Tatura Park has this year experienced record income with 47 events and bookings.
‘‘It was used for 128 days this year and we have seen a positive increase in bookings over the past five years or so, hosting numerous state, national and international events.
‘‘There were also record attendance and visitation figures with more than 21 000 people and an estimated 11 000 bed nights for the region generated from major events held at the facility.’’
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