This photo should have pride of place on the Smith’s mantlepiece because it marks time.
Today is the day that 3 generations of the Smith family compete at the Cloncurry Stockman’s Challenge & Campdraft. They are a family of winners, David, his son Josh and Josh’s son Justin.
In 2002 David Smith won the coveted Classic Challenge with Leo’s Mister Lena and when Josh won in 2015 with Mr Freckles Chic (by Destinys Mr Chic) history was made at Cloncurry. They became the first, and still only, father and son to win this Title. In 2019 Josh sealed the deal winning again with GI M Hard.
Josh first competed at Cloncurry when he was just 13 years old and now his 14 year old son Justin is here competing in the Encouragement Challenge. In Rd1 Justin placed 2nd in the Dry Work and after the Wet Work he is sitting 3rd going in to the final. Irrespective of what happens next he’s a Champion!
Maybe one day we’ll see the first Father/Son/Grandson win the title!
Good luck to everyone in the finals.