Plan to make All Breeds big­ger

Fraser Coast Chronicle - - SPORT -

MARY­BOR­OUGH Ac­tive Rid­ers Club wants to turn the Fraser Coast All Breeds Show into the largest of its type in Queens­land.

Show Horse co-or­di­na­tor Cate Puschmann said the two-day event was grow­ing rapidly each year and at­tracted com­peti­tors and spec­ta­tors from across Queens­land and also in­ter­state.

She said the program in­cluded an Aus­tralian Stock Horse fea­ture show and more than 200 classes where en­trants com­peted in led and rid­den work­outs for prize money, tro­phy rugs, gar­lands, prizes and rib­bons.

“Some of the beau­ti­ful horse breeds that will be on show this year include Ara­bi­ans, quar­ter horses, warm­bloods, thor­ough­breds, Welsh ponies, Baroque breeds and minia­ture ponies,” Puschmann said.

“So much time is ded­i­cated to these horses en­sur­ing they are ready for com­pe­ti­tion and they are a credit to the own­ers who pre­sent them.”

Puschmann said the Mary­bor­ough Show­grounds and Eques­trian Park event was free for spec­ta­tors. It started at 8am each day, and was ex­pected to fin­ish about 4pm on Satur­day and 3pm on Sun­day.

“We en­cour­age any­one who likes horses or has an in­ter­est in horses to come,” Puschmann said.

Food vans, trade stalls and char­ity or­gan­i­sa­tions would also be at the show, she said.

This year’s event will include be­gin­ner classes to en­cour­age less ex­pe­ri­enced horses and com­peti­tors, par­tic­u­larly chil­dren, to have a go.

“We all have to start some­where and it’s just beau­ti­ful to see the mums and dads bring­ing the young ones out on lead line into the ring,” Puschmann said.

“Rib­bons go to sixth for all classes and we en­sure that all be­gin­ners re­ceive a rib­bon for their ef­forts.”

About 75 horses will com­pete at the event, to be held on Oc­to­ber 7-8, 2017.

PHOTO: CHER­ISH MY PIX PHO­TOG­RA­PHY

POP­U­LAR: Fraser Coast All Breeds Show Horse co-or­di­na­tor Cate Puschmann on Alpine Park High Fash­ion at an­other lo­cal com­pe­ti­tion.

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