About TQ

Aera logo right alignedThe Tom Quilty Gold Cup Endurance Ride National Championship is the premier ride on the endurance calendar in Australia.  The prestige associated with winning this event, as well as competing, is immense. It is the goal of all Australian endurance riders to attempt and be successful in this ride.  The original Tom Quilty gold cup is held in the ‘Stockman’s Hall of Fame’ in Longreach QLD as the inception of the Quilty Cup ride was nurtured by Queenslanders Erica and RM Williams who loved their distance riding and their beloved Arabian horses.  RM’s Rockybar Stud was situated in QLD.  The Quilty was named after RM’s old mate Tom Quilty of Spring Vale Station in the Kimberley Ranges of WA, who on request donated the valuable gold cup.

History of the Tom Quilty Gold Cup


For information about the local area, including accommodation options, please visit the Discover Tasmanian website.

Here are links to the local towns.


The excellent TASMAPS are available to guide you around the island state.


Pictured below are Tasmanian living legend Keryn Mahony and her horse Sarisha during Sarisha's final vet check at TQ12, Tonimbuk, Victoria. It was Sarisha's 11th successful TQ completion and saw him reach 16679 successful kms. Keryn has 20 Quilty buckles.