Showjump­ing event is on this weekend

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -


THE Whit­sun­day Eques­trian Group (WEG) will be host­ing two fan­tas­tic days of showjump­ing at the Can­non­va­l­ley Pony Club grounds lo­cated at Turner Road, Rior­dan­vale this weekend.

WEG is ex­pect­ing a great turn out of lo­cal and vis­it­ing rid­ers from as far north as Townsville, as far south as Sa­rina and in­land to Mo­ran­bah

WEG sec­re­tary Tracey Davies said this was the clubs third com­pe­ti­tion for the year and as the wet sea­son ap­proaches rid­ers will be mak­ing the best of what is left of the com­pe­ti­tion sea­son and fine weather be­fore the rain sets in.

The group re­cently hosted a dres­sage and showjump­ing clinic with ac­cred­ited in­struc­tor Shane David­son.

Davies said the club was for­tu­nate to se­cure such a highly re­garded coach to visit North Queens­land.

Shane and his wife Mat­tea own and op­er­ate David­son Eques­trian lo­cated in Toowoomba and Shane and his horse Lulu were se­lected for the Aus­tralian team to com­pete at the Ocea­nia Cham­pi­onships where the Aus­tralian team won.

The cou­ple have also been se­lected for the Rio 2016 jump­ing squad.

Lo­cal rid­ers are look­ing for­ward to the chal­lenge set by vis­it­ing rid­ers this weekend us­ing the skills they have learnt from clin­ics with David­son and EA in­struc­tor Evan Parker who also vis­its the area once a month for jump schools.

WEG thanked Can­non­va­l­ley Pony Club for their con­tin­ued sup­port and use of their grounds.

Any­one want­ing more in­for­ma­tion should phone 0408 199 449.

JUMP­ING GE­ORGINA: Whit­sun­day Eques­trian Group mem­ber Ge­orgina Lee rid­ing her horse Ge­orge.

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