North Burnett pony club members put skills to the test
EIGHT riders from Capricornia Zone 9 travelled to Warwick and Killarney to compete in the 2012 PCAQ Campdraft, Formal Gymkhana, Sporting and Mounted Games State Championships.
The riders joined together from five clubs in the zone and the four days of competition began with early starts of 6.30am and finishing at 4pm with a mounted presen- tation at the end of each day.
Monto’s Jessika Brown and Callide Valley’s Biddy Youles competed in the campdraft at Killarney Showgrounds with Jessika obtaining a 12th place in the first round and an eighth place in the second round, retaining eighth place overall in the 12 and Under-15 years age group.
Biddy obtained a cut out score in the first round for the 15 andUnder-17 years age group.
The Formal Gymkhana and Sporting Days at Morgan Park, Warwick, saw local riders ridingwell against strong competition with most riders placing in the top 10 in several events.
The only rider to gain an overall placing was Jemma Rowe from Monto, who placed sixth in the 11 and Under-13 years age group.
Zone 9 fielded two junior teams for the Mounted Games.
Again competition was strong with 27 junior teams and 12 senior teams.
The Pink Ponies consisted of Biddy Youles, Jessika Brown, Josephine Howell and Teonie Fodriga and they placed seventh in the Cana- dian Race.
The Supastars of Jemma Rowe, Teagan Skinner, Jock Youles and Ebony Labuschewski placed sixth in the Five Flag Race.
All riders rode well showing off their horsemanship and sportsmanship skills.
The Zone 9 members thanked the sponsors who donated produce and vouchers to the riders.
CHAMPION RIDERS: Teonie Fodriga (Theodore Pony Club), Teagan Skinner (Theodore PC), Jessika Brown (Monto PC), Josephine Howell (Monto PC), Jock Youles (Callide Valley PC), Biddy Youles (Callide Valley PC), Ebony Labuschewski (Callide Valley PC), Jemma Rowe (Goovigen PC).