Hol­lie cho­sen to rep­re­sent Aus­tralia

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

HOL­LIE Huf­fa­dine, 14, from the Mossman Pony Club is one of only 10 riders cho­sen by Pony Club Aus­tralia to rep­re­sent Aus­tralia at the Ca­ballero Pony Club in Wuxi, China.

Mother Zan­dra put for­ward Hol­lie’s name and she was cho­sen, ac­cord­ing to Zan­dra, “be­cause of what she has achieved in only 2½ years of rid­ing”. Last month, Hol­lie was only one of three riders in her age group who jumped a clear round at the Ed­mon­ton gymkhana.

Hol­lie is ex­cited about spend­ing 10 days in China, leav­ing at the end of the month.

“It will all be so dif­fer­ent – dif­fer­ent horses, dif­fer­ent coach­ing meth­ods,” Hol­lie said, “and we will be in a re­ally big eques­trian cen­tre with 13 in­struc­tors.”

The group, who will be es­corted by a coach and a man­ager, will spend morn­ings with lo­cal fam­i­lies sight­see­ing, and ex­pe­ri­enc­ing lo­cal cul­ture.

The af­ter­noons will be spent at the Pony Club with showjump­ing and gymkhana games and a friendly com­pe­ti­tion on the last day.

Pic­ture: MOYA STEVENS

Hol­lie Huf­fa­dine with Bo, from the Mossman Pony Club, is one of only 10 riders cho­sen by Pony Club Aus­tralia to rep­re­sent Aus­tralia at the Ca­ballero Pony Club in China.

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