Riders en­joy games event

The Cobram Courier - - NEWS -

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).

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