ITWAS horses for courses at the Gayndah Gymkhana.
The annual event at the Gayndah Showgrounds is a major draw- card for pony clubs all over the Wide Bay.
Riders were able to show off their horse companions and their passion for the sport, with competitors as young as three displaying their riding skills.
The Gayndah Gymkhana is renowned for its signature event – the citrus dash.
President of the Gayndah Pony Club Kym Robertson said the dash was “the only one of its kind”.
“Riders have to bend three pegs, pick up an orange and put it in another drum,” she said.
Other competitions included keyhole, rider’s class, flag races, bending, diamond flag, bounce pony and jumping.
Gayndah Pony Club rider Brianna Jameson was the star of the event, using her local knowledge to take out the citrus dash.
Ms Jameson picked up a host of other awards including Senior Champion Rider and Best Presented.
The Junior Champion Rider award went to Gayndah’s Jayden Lee.
The Michelle Drayton-Smith Memorial Encouragement Award went to Gayndah’s Kelly Bryant, capping off a great event for the host club.
EAGER TALENT: Zoe Hoskinson, 4, and Jessie Evans, 3, with their Gayndah Gymkhana medals.
GAYNDAH PONY CLUB: From left; Courtney Bryant, Carrie Farrell, Jayden Lee, Jayden Leahy, Riley Davina, Jayda Maddern, Zoe Hoskinson, Holly Bryant, Jack Huth and Brianna Jameson.