Zoe and Bernie be­come the trav­el­ling dream team for gymkhana

Western Times - - SPORT -

GYMKHANA: ZOE Radnedge and her horse Bernie faced stiff com­pe­ti­tion when they ar­rived at the state gymkhana in Mary­bor­ough ear­lier this month.

A com­bi­na­tion of for­mal and sport­ing events split over two days pro­vided a chal­lenge of en­durance for both pony and rider, who were rep­re­sent­ing War­rego Pony Club and Di­vi­sion 13 at large.

Be­gin­ning with a full day of for­mal events on Oc­to­ber 4, Zoe con­sis­tently placed in the top ten in her age group.

Fol­low­ing it up the next day against 26 other com­peti­tors, she snagged some more top ten plac­ings.

Get­ting from Charleville to Mary­bor­ough for the state gymkhana was no mean feat ei­ther; the Radnedge fam­ily spent two days on the road for Bernie’s sake, mak­ing fre­quent stops for horse and rider to stretch their legs.

War­rego Pony Club coach Nyssa Radnedge said she was proud of her stu­dent and cousin.

“Zoe re­ally en­joyed com­pet­ing in Mary­bor­ough against kids from all over Queens­land and she made a few new friends.

“It is great as a coach to see kids from our club go­ing away to com­pete, and do­ing so well against kids and horses of such a high level,” she said.

Zoe Radnedge and Bernie at the State Gymkhana.

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