Sib­lings taste suc­cess at week­end’s pony event

Narrogin Observer - - News - Michael Traill

The 2018 Wa­gin Gymkha­narama has been hailed a suc­cess, as the Dryan­dra Pony Club fi­nally stripped the Wa­gin Pony Club of the Pony Club Shield.

Dan and Emma Weisewere the sole rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the Dryan­dra club – not that it mat­tered as the brother and sis­ter team took out the Horse 6bar and Pony 6bar com­pe­ti­tions re­spec­tively.

Or­gan­iser Gen Har­vey con­grat­u­lated the team.

“Ex­cit­ingly, for the first year it was taken off the Wa­gin Pony Club, Dryan­dra Pony Club won that which is fab­u­lous con­sid­er­ing there were only two mem­bers of that club rep­re­sented,” she said.

“They en­tered in every­thing this brother and sis­ter team and did a fab­u­lous job.”

Or­gan­is­ers are al­ready look­ing to build on the suc­cess of this year’s week­end. “We have in­creased our num­bers from pre­vi­ous years, that is re­ally ex­cit­ing,” Ms Har­vey said.

In a first for the event, an un­of­fi­cial hack­ing com­pe­ti­tion was in­tro­duced into the week­end’s pro­gram.

“Our hack­ing pro­gram for the first year had 24 com­peti­tors, we’re pretty happy to have that for the first year, we’re plan­ning to build on it as the years progress,” Ms Har­vey said.

“Our com­peti­tors came back to us with great feed­back, say­ing that it’s a great, fun week­end and they en­joyed them­selves.”

Next year spec­ta­tors can ex­pect a brand new ca­nine event, the Wa­gin Mutt Mud­ders.

“Be­ing a dog-based event, (it’s) a whole new av­enue for peo­ple to com­pete while hav­ing fun with their pooch,” Ms Har­vey said.

Ms Har­vey thanked the event’s ma­jor spon­sors in­clud­ing Wa­gin Woolorama, the Shire of Wa­gin and UniGrain.

Pic­tures: Wa­gin Gymkha­narama

Dan and Emma Weise.

Su­san and Alissa Sod­sai.

Amy Kip­pin, Ann Pat­ter­son and Josie Sher­lock.

Paula and Han­nah Car­roll.

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