Riders do well on home grounds
THE Proserpine Hack and Pony Club grounds were looking great for this years North Queensland Hack and Newcomer Show.
Several local riders competed as well as riders from Townsville through to Sarina and the judges also travelled to the area.
Jaime Hyatt judged the hacks and came from Townsville, Vera Alexander travelled from Charters Towers to judge the pony section.
Mathew Evans travelled from Bowen to judge the station hack and stockhorse classes and Hayley Somerset travelled from Mirani to judge the showjumping section.
The meet enjoyed an outstanding roll up of nominations with familiar and new faces competing.
The local riders showed their skills and achieved good results.
A special congratulations went to Hayley and Merrick Ubank and their horse for winning a second FEI World Champion title in Melbourne recently. The newcomer hack of North Queensland for 2013 was Bob Davie from Sarina on his horse Geoffrey Johnstone and runner-up was Amber Greenhalgh/ Leanne King riding Cookies and Cream.
In the top 10 placings were local riders Danielle Zwyenburg and Bonny Connell.
Riders are now looking forward to the Proserpine Hack and Pony Club formal Gymkhana on October, 20 and Santa Wrangler Day Competition, open to non-competitors of pony clubs on November 17.
On November 16 there will be a camp over at the grounds.
For more information contact Adeline Poid 0468 676 733 or Helen Hughes 0427 157 009.