SOUTHLAND KIDZ KARTS & PONY TRUST
Started in 2009 in the hope of inspiring a new generation of enthusiastic race goers and participants, Southland Kidz Kartz and Pony Trust is open to children aged 6-16. Its main objectives are to educate children on horse and pony care, teach them the safe and correct way to drive on a trotting track and to develop a well-rounded horse person who may wish to further themselves within the harness racing industry. Kidz Kartz supplies the ponies, pony harness and safety equipment. No horse experience is needed, just an interest. Thanks to the generosity of sponsors and harness racing fraternity in general, Southland Kidz Kartz has gone from strength to strength. It runs weekly club nights on Wednesdays during the summer terms at Wyndham from 6-8pm. Check out Kidz Kartz Southland’s Facebook page or contact Janine Heads on 027 2215075.
$25 or $35 for a double membership. For more information contact Maree Maclennan on MAREETONYZAK@XTRA.co.nz. THE SOUTHLAND WELSH PONY AND
COB CLUB is a run by a friendly group of Welsh pony owners, breeders and enthusiasts who are interested in promoting and having fun with the breed. They run a number of shows and fun days. For more information, check out www.southlandwelsh.webs.com or their page on Facebook. MINIATURE HORSE CLUB OF SOUTHLAND Formed in 1997, the Miniature Horse Club of Southland, which is affiliated with the Miniature Horse Association of NZ, is very strong. Contact Denise Wilson (03) 235 8192.
WALLACE WESTERN RIDING CLUB For those interested in Western riding, this club is based at Otautau. Check out their Facebook page.