Riders enjoy games event
Cobram Riding for the Disabled attended and competed in the Northern Region Tan Hock Chong Mounted Games Day in September.
Riding for the Disabled Association is a voluntary, not-for-profit, organisation that provides riding instruction and other activities associated with riding and harness driving for people with disabilities.
Cobram secretary and head coach Carole Doherty said helpers, riders and families enjoyed a successful day at Shepparton.
‘‘Shepparton Riding for the Disabled hosted the day and provided picturesque grounds and beautiful surrounds and amenities. Next year we aim to do it again and even better,’’ Ms Doherty said.
‘‘We had two riders but needed four to complete a team. Our amazing president, Gordon Gannon, lives at Deniliquin and helps Deniliquin Riding for the Disabled.
‘‘We suggested he contact them to see if they could provide a couple of riders to make up a composite team.
‘‘Deniliquin provided three enthusiastic riders and parents to give us a complete team.
‘‘All we had to do was rotate the five riders through the four games — bending relay, cup shuffle relay, flag and drum relay and the ball and cone relay.
‘‘Our composite team placed third out of five teams.’’
Riding high: Lili Douglas in action at the games day.
Teamwork: Claire Loyer (Cobram), Lochlan Baker (Deniliquin), Lili Douglas (Deniliquin) and Caitlyn Koopman (Cobram).