TUESDAY 8TH MAY
WHITE PARK SCONE
Utilty Sheep Dog Trial, Australian Stock Horse Demonstrations, Sheep Shearing, Dog High Jump, Farrier Demonstrations And Other Attractions.
Jack was involved in Scone Horse Week from its inception in 1980 until Jack Johnston Testimonial year in 1994. During that time he was awarded the first Horse Week VIP honour in 1985 and again in the Testimonial Year in 1994.
Jack led the parade most years during that time. Firstly on his trusty mare ‘Wynadotte’ and then on his grandson Scott’s horse ‘Shadow’. Interesting to note that these two horses only ever went to town once a year for the parade and were completely unfazed by all the movement and noise of the parade.
For a couple of years Jack drove his mother’s 1905 Phaeton sulky in the parade as well. He was the driving force for many years behind the Horse Festival Gala Day with this event being held on ‘Tyrone’ for several years during the 1990’s.
After Jack’s death, the Gala Day was renamed the Jack Johnston Memorial Gala Day and moved to White Park.
CONTACT: Beryl Bates 02 6545 3164