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Welling­ton Pony Club has three branches (Pau­ata­hanui, Makara, Onslow) with 140 mem­bers.

Shows or ‘‘ral­lies’’ are held about once a fort­night. The first show this sea­son is on Septem­ber 18.

The Event­ing Tal­ent ID ses­sions are of no cost to rid­ers bar an arena fee. Rid­ers nom­i­nate them­selves and are se­lected by a WPC Com­mit­tee.

Does it grate rid­ers when folks claim: ‘‘The horse does all the work?’’ That’s how it should ap­pear, says Gray. ‘‘The rider should be look­ing like they’re not do­ing any­thing, but they are do­ing a lot. It’s the hard­est thing, to get horses to per­form from sub­tle aids [hand/ leg ges­tures].’’

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