Our riders recog­nised

Air­lie RSL pays tribute to An­zac day con­tri­bu­tion

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS - By Inge Hansen

THREE mem­bers of the Whit­sun­days’ Eques­trian So­ci­ety were recog­nised for their skill and con­tri­bu­tion to our An­zac Day cer­e­monies at the Air­lie Beach RSL sub-branch last Wednesday.

Ken­dall Davies and Sammy War­ren at­tended the RSL’s monthly meet­ing, where they each re­ceived a cer­tifi­cate of ap­pre­ci­a­tion and were handed a plaque for the Eques­trian So­ci­ety.

For the past two years, Ms Davies and Ms War­ren have rid­den their horses at An­zac Day ser­vices in Air­lie Beach to rep­re­sent the Aus­tralian Light Horse in WWI.

This year, they led the pa­rade through the mid­dle of the main street. Vanessa Torti took part in the event last year and was also recog­nised for her par­tic­i­pa­tion at the cer­e­mony.

Sub-branch pres­i­dent Terry Brown, said he was ap­pre­cia­tive of hav­ing such a great dis­play in a small town.

“I think the in­clu­sion of the horses and their riders was an out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tion to our An­zac day ser­vice,” he said.

“The way that the girls con­trolled the an­i­mals was also a dis­play of very good horse­man­ship.”

AP­PRE­CI­A­TION: Ken­dall Davies, Sammy War­ren and pres­i­dent of Air­lie Beach Whit­sun­day RSL Terry Brown, at the pre­sen­ta­tion of awards ac­knowl­edg­ing the Eques­trian So­ci­ety for their par­tic­i­pa­tion in An­zac Day. Photo con­trib­uted.

ON HORSE­BACK: Sammy War­ren and Ken­dall Davies at the Air­lie Beach An­zac Day march. Photo Sharon Small­wood

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