Weekend camp a success
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.”
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.