YOUNG RIDERS A CLASS A CT
RIDERS from across the North will gallop into Townsville this weekend for the region’s first inter schools horse sports challenge in more than 15 years.
The Woodstock Horse Sports Club will be holding an Inter Schools Challenge today with participants expected to attend from as far away as Cairns, Mackay and Pentland.
“We’ve had quite a bit of interest so far with 32 nominations,” club president Ian Turner said.
He said there were plans to make the challenge an annual event.
“The reason we started this again was because the kids who do horse sports and not pony club haven’t had a competition up until now,” Mr Turner said.
“This was all about giving kids somewhere to go and give them rewards for their efforts.”
All schools will receive a complementary sash if they nominate one or more riders on the day.
The winning primary and secondary schools will also receive tro- phies with age champions and runners- up to receive sashes.
This event does not require competing horses to be Hendra vaccinated and all events are conducted under horse sports rules and regulations to maintain the riders’ safety at all times. There are no dress codes. Nominations can be taken today from 1pm and the event starts at 2pm. The event is expected to conclude at 6pm but there will be a feature barrel race at 7pm.
For more information on events or how to nominate for the challenge contact the Woodstock Horse Sports Club through their Facebook page or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
KEEN: Inter school horse sports competitors Jasmine Little, 6, and Shrek with Charlie Little, 10, and Gizmo.