Qual­ity horse­man­ship

North Bur­nett pony club mem­bers put skills to the test

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT -

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.

Photo: Con­trib­uted

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).

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