Equestrian group gears up for 2014
THE Whitsunday Equestrian Group (WEG) held its AGM, membership sign on and sausage sizzle on Saturday.
Members are gearing up for a fantastic season. The club hosts regular training days, clinics and competition events throughout the year for the disciplines of dressage, show horse and showjumping
Secretary Tracey Davies said the club had grown considerably over the past five years thanks to sponsorship, funding received from grant applications and a team of dedicated volunteers. Recent equipment purchases include two dressage arenas and a grand prix showjump course.
The club purchased 52 new showjumping poles last year which required painting. Davies said it was a huge job to paint each pole with undercoat, different colours and stripes. The project wouldn’t have been possible without a group of hard working parents to complete the task.
Davies said the club had some talented young riders who have travelled to Equestrian Australia and pony club competitions proudly representing the Whitsundays.
WEG members benefit from lessons with showjumping coach Evan Parker from Ayr, dressage coach Pamela Schuler from Bowen, dressage coach Nancy Barretta from Mt Ossa and showjumping and dressage coach Shane Davidson from Toowoomba.
WEG appreciates the use of Cannonvalley Pony Club grounds and the Proserpine Showgrounds. In turn both organisations also benefit from the use of WEG equipment.
WEG welcomes anyone who has an interest in equestrian activities to come along and have some fun.
For more information, contact Tracey on 0408199449.
CLEARING THE BAR: Margaret Hannigan riding Chocolate at the Whitsunday Equestrian Group's AGM and sign-on on Saturday.
SUPREME RIDER: Tara Stokes of the Whitsunday Equestrian Group riding Rated Supreme.
STYLE AND GRACE: Whitsunday Equestrian Group senior member Morgan Schneider riding Riverside Klark Kent.