Eques­trian expo set for Bund­aberg

Isis Town and Country - - News -

BEAU­TI­FUL horses, skill­ful rid­ers and a pro­gram of events that prom­ises a full day of ac­tion and en­ter­tain­ment is on of­fer at the Bund­aberg Eques­trian Expo at the Recre­ation Precinct this Sun­day.

A Bund­aberg Re­gional Coun­cil spokesper­son said the expo had at­tracted in­ter­est from a broad range of equine dis­ci­plines as well as dis­plays from nu­mer­ous sup­pli­ers to the eques­trian in­dus­try.

“The Bund­aberg and South Kolan Pony Clubs have col­lab­o­rated in pro­vid­ing a show jump­ing progam that will bring out the com­pet­i­tive spirit in rid­ers of all ages and abil­i­ties,” they said.

“Com­peti­tors ride against the clock with the fastest time and least num­ber of penal­ties de­cid­ing the win­ner.

“The pro­gram has at­tracted tremen­dous sup­port from lo­cal spon­sors in­clud­ing Peter Ste­wart Char­tered Ac­coun­tants; Bundy Star Truck and Ma­chin­ery, Ul­ton and Wes­sel Pe­tro­leum BP Air­port. War­rego Warm­blood Stud which holds reg­u­lar show jump­ing clin­ics in Bund­aberg has also come on board as a spon­sor.

“The di­ver­sity of com­pet­i­tive horse sports will be matched with dis­plays and demon­stra­tions by other groups in­clud­ing Rid­ing for the Dis­abled.

“In­ter­ac­tion with horses has a won­der­ful ther­a­peu­tic ef­fect on many peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties or ail­ments.

“Any­one wish­ing to learn a few ba­sic horse skills should avail them­selves of the op­por­tu­nity to take in the Es­sen­tial Horse­man­ship Skills demon­stra­tion which is an ed­u­ca­tional pro­gram not to be missed.

“The nu­mer­ous trade ex­hibitors and re­fresh­ment stalls in the main pav­il­ion and the var­ied fun ac­tiv­i­ties for chil­dren in­clud­ing pony and cart rides will en­sure the eques­trian expo pro­vides a pro­gram that will ap­peal to the en­tire fam­ily.”

The expo will be open 8.30am to 4.30pm. En­try is via Univer­sity Dr. Ad­mis­sion is $5 for adults and chil­dren un­der 12 are ad­mit­ted free.

For de­tails phone 1300 883 699.

The di­ver­sity of com­pet­i­tive horse sports will be matched with dis­plays and demon­stra­tions

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

RID­ING HIGH: Show jump­ing is part of the eques­trian expo.

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