Rid­ers do well on home grounds

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -


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.

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