Week­end camp a suc­cess

Central and North Burnett Times - - JUNIOR SPORT - Adam McCleery adam.mccleery@cnbtimes.com.au

THE Gayn­dah Horse and Pony Club hosted its re­gional camp last week­end.

Gayn­dah Horse and Pony Club pub­lic­ity man­ager Ann Bayn­tun said the three-day event turned out to be a fan­tas­tic one for all in­volved.

“We had rid­ers from Gayn­dah, Mun­dub­bera, Eidsvold, Widgee and Kin­garoy who all en­joyed par­tic­i­pat­ing in the week­end,” Mrs Bayn­tun said.

“We had flat­work, jump­ing, horse­man­ship, team pen­ning, sport­ing, trail, hal­ter mak­ing and some stu­dents even gained their C-grade cer­tifi­cates.”

Gayn­dah Horse and Pony Club pres­i­dent Kathleen Huth was also at the event and was very pleased with the re­sult.

“It was a fan­tas­tic week­end and we can see an im­prove­ment in the kids over just a few days,” Mrs Huth said.

Lo­cal girl Leah Read took horse­man­ship to a new level with par­tic­i­pants en­joy­ing her ac­tion packed, fun and ed­u­ca­tional ses­sion.

An­nette Good­child, from Kin­garoy, in­structed the jump­ing por­tion of the week­end and said im­prove­ment could be seen in the kids who started with­out con­fi­dence, but by the end did not want to stop.

“Team pen­ning was taken by Scott Juers who also kindly do­nated the cat­tle for the day,” Mrs Bayn­tun said.

“Scott taught the kids the im­por­tance of learn­ing to read cat­tle and work as a team and the kids were su­per ex­cited to pen their catch.”

An­other lo­cal and for­mer club mem­ber Tori Robert­son in­stilled that flat­work was one of the most im­por­tant things you do with a horse.

Mrs Bayn­tun also wanted to take the op­por­tu­nity to thank Jamie and Angie Hoskin­son who kept every­one well fed.

“We are very grate­ful to every­one who con­trib­uted to make the three days en­joy­able,” Mrs Bayn­tun said.

“And a big thank you to Slack’s Hard­wood for do­nat­ing the saw­dust for the sta­bles and JB Notes for the out­door movie.

“We are very for­tu­nate to have such a gen­er­ous and sup­port­ive club and com­mu­nity to be able to of­fer events like this.”

PHO­TOS: CON­TRIB­UTED

UP AND OVER: Tris­ten Bayn­tun fly­ing high in the show jump ses­sion, led by jump in­struc­tor An­nette Good­child, from Kin­garoy.

RIGHT: Joy Hamil­ton en­cour­ag­ing young Danika Smith in the trail.

BE­LOW: Madi­son Muir­head, from Mun­dub­bera, en­joy­ing the Satur­day morn­ing ses­sion.

Tori Robert­son and Zoe Hoskin­son.

All the kids who at­tended the pony club camp in Gayn­dah.

Bella Cook, from Eidsvold, learn­ing how to plait her pony's tail.

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