Proud history in Burnett
Pony club celebrates 40 years of teaching children to ride
BIGGENDEN Pony Club has celebrated 40 years of teaching kids to ride.
The annual Biggenden Pony Club Gymkhana on October 13 was the perfect setting to commemorate the club’s milestone.
Lifelong members Trevor Ward, Veronica Spry, Betty Seales, Veronica Jensen and Cliff Jensen helped cut the cake, in front of the more recent members of the club.
Formed in February 1972, the Biggenden Pony Club had its first rally at the show-grounds on Saturday, February 19.
Literature from the first meeting showed offers had already been made “to share ponies, so it is hoped that the club will be able to help any child genuinely interested in horse riding”.
Current vice-president David Spry has been a club member since he was five.
“I started in the eight years and under and I’ve stayed with the club, right the way through,” Mr Spry said.
And the club’s annual gymkhana is almost as old as the club itself.
The Biggenden Pony Club has a proud tradition and the annual event is renowned throughout the Central and North Burnett.
Mr Spry said “there was only one year we haven’t run it”.
“Biggenden has been very lucky to have our regular gymkhana and we get a lot of regional towns to attend,” he said.
“We’re pretty fortunate to get a lot of kids coming along, from all these other towns.”
LIFE MEMBERS: TrevorWard, Veronica Spry, Betty Seales, Veronica and Cliff Jensen, life members of the Biggenden Pony Club, were given the honour of cutting the 40th anniversary cake at its recent gymkhana.