Rid­ers Have a Go to fundraise

Pilbara News - - News - Ali­cia Per­era

The first show of the year for a Kar­ratha horse-rid­ing club aimed to in­tro­duce Pil­bara rid­ers to the world of horse shows while also fundrais­ing for breast cancer re­search.

The Kar­ratha and King Bay Horse and Pony Club’s first com­pe­ti­tion, held at Tam­brey Oval on Satur­day, May 14, in­vited lo­cal rid­ers to “have a go” at a hack­ing show in a low-pres­sure en­vi­ron­ment where all new­com­ers could be on an equal foot­ing.

About 20 rid­ers aged four to about 35 com­peted, in­clud­ing some who had never par­tic­i­pated in a show be­fore, in two sep­a­rate rings be­fore judges Sandi Con­way and Tracey Gierke.

It was fol­lowed by an “evening un­der the stars” din­ner for all com­peti­tors, catered by Onyx Cafe.

Kar­ratha and King Bay Horse and Pony Club trea­surer Cindy Roberts Ne­w­house said the day was a good way to en­cour­age in­ter­ested rid­ers to get in­volved in the club for the rest of the year.

“It’s a fun day,” she said. “We had lots of new peo­ple this year. It’s a good way for them to get ex­pe­ri­ence in the show world with­out hav­ing the pres­sure of it be­ing of­fi­cial. It’s just no pres­sure, it’s OK (to try).”

The Pink Have a Go Day is an an­nual event for the club that marks the be­gin­ning of a new horse-rid­ing sea­son and also fundraises for the Breast Cancer Net­work Aus­tralia.

Rid­ers and horses alike dressed up in pink in sup­port of the cause, spon­sors dis­counted prizes and rib­bons, and the com­pe­ti­tion nom­i­na­tion fees went to­wards the BCNA. The club also held lessons and a rally at the Tam­brey Oval last Sun­day morn­ing.

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