World-class qual­ity ex­pected at event

Na­tional Minia­ture State Cham­pi­onships

Isis Town and Country - - News -

THIS week­end, horse en­thu­si­asts from around the re­gion will gather for the Na­tional Minia­ture State Cham­pi­onships.

This year’s event is set to be hosted by Sharon Dixon on her prop­erty, Quar­ter Horse Sun­rise, in Cordalba.

The horses and ponies will be pre­sented to na­tional judges, with world-class stan­dards ex­pected by breed­ers, train­ers and judges alike.

State del­e­gate Geral­dine Peters said this year’s cham­pi­onships were go­ing to be huge, with many more events.

“Minia­tures are be­com­ing more pop­u­lar,” she said.

“Their size ap­peals to many peo­ple.

“This week­end is a great way to spend the day with fam­ily, and we en­cour­age every­one to bring a pic­nic bas­ket.”

The al­co­hol-free event will have a lim­ited se­lec­tion of drinks, and the or­gan­is­ers sug­gest pack­ing a bas­ket with the in­ten­tion of set­ting up a pic­nic on a blan­ket.

“I need to stress the no-al­co­hol pol­icy, as or­gan­is­ers don’t have the au­thor­ity to pro­vide or al­low any form of al­co­hol bev­er­age,” Mrs Peters said.

The fam­ily-friendly event will show­case the re­gion’s best minia­ture horses and ponies.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

MINIA­TURES: Jasper the ap­paloosa and Geral­dine Peters.

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