Eques­trian club fires up at first show

North Coast Weekender - - Sport -

WAN­NEROO Adult Eques­trian Club kicked off its first show for the year with a Fire and Ice Gymkhana.

En­trants com­peted in three phases – hack­ing, showjump­ing and games.

Club sec­re­tary Char­lotte Cleary said when or­gan­is­ing the event, the club wanted to give back to the com­mu­nity and chose to fundraise for the Bulls­brook Vol­un­teer Fire Ser­vice, which cre­ated the fire and ice theme.

“We en­cour­aged en­trants to dress up in their best red and white and even in fancy dress in honour of the hard work th­ese vol­un­teers do,” she said.

“The day could not have been bet­ter; we had great weather which cer­tainly helped, fan­tas­tic en­trants, won­der­ful cos­tumes and all in all an ex­cep­tional day.”

Club mem­ber Samantha Un­stead, who is also a Bulls­brook vol­un­teer fire­fighter with her hus­band Chris, said it was “heart­warm­ing to see so many smil­ing faces and loved ponies tak­ing part in the event and the ef­forts made with out­fits and cos­tumes”.

The best cos­tume went to Alice Rigby.

“I’m re­minded daily of what a dragon my mare can be when I catch her so I de­cided to chan­nel her in­ner­spirit an­i­mal,” she said.

“Claire, from Bulls­brook Belles Eques­trian, took on the chal­lenge and did an in­cred­i­ble job with Sum­mer’s cos­tume.”

The club raised $574 and hopes to make it an an­nual event.

Pic­ture: Court­ney Reader Artistry

Lucinda Boul­ter on her showjump­ing round.

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