Pat Randell of Canowindra is the 2016 NSW Team Yarding Champion. He took part in the NSW Team Yarding Championships held on 22nd and 23rd October at Bribbaree and won the overall high point scorer for the entire weekend to claim the championship title. Pat and his team also had the quickest time over the weekend with a 30.78 second run.
He was awarded a trophy saddle sponsored by Matthew Murray Riverina Saddlery worth $3,900. Pat has been riding for over 35 years and has been competing in the team yarding events for almost seven years. Team Yarding (or Team Penning) is a fastpaced event that gives a team of three riders on horseback 90 seconds to separate three specifically identified cattle from a mob of 21, and yarding them into a pen at the opposite end of the arena.