Tom Quilty Gold Cup
R. M. Williams wrote to his friend Tom Quilty, a great horseman and cattleman in the Kimberly area of Western Australia. Williams asked for his support for the 100 miles ride, and Quilty donated $1000. This was used to make a gold cup, the prize for the winner of the event. This is a perpetual trophy, and the ride was named the Tom Quilty Gold Cup in his honour. The original Gold Cup now resides in the Stockman’s Hall of Fame, in Longreach, Queensland.
Far-A-Way Easter Carnival
THE FAR-A-WAY began with a journey and a challenge.
The Journey was an undertaking in 1986 by Queensland riders to take a team to the first travelling Quilty to be held in South Australia. The trip was most successful, with Queenslanders filling most places in the four divisions.
Named after a purebred Arabian Stallion, the Shahzada 400 is a 400km marathon ride that stretches over five days in St. Albans, New South Wales.