Club sets next chal­lenge

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Wim­mera Eques­trian Club mem­bers will turn their at­ten­tion to a dres­sage com­pe­ti­tion next month af­ter a suc­cess­ful stock­man’s chal­lenge.

Club pres­i­dent Tony Golder said spec­ta­tors at River­side Recre­ation Re­serve were treated to some ex­cit­ing ac­tion from tal­ented riders.

“The event was an awesome suc­cess,” he said.

“We had com­peti­tors come from as far away as Euroa and Strathal­byn as well as peo­ple who com­pete at Cor­ry­ong each year.

“We had good feed­back from ev­ery­one who at­tended.”

The event show­cased team­work between horses and riders and in­cluded an ob­sta­cle course, work­ing pat­terns, whip crack­ing and cross coun­try chal­lenges.

Mr Golder, who fin­ished third in the open di­vi­sion, said sev­eral Wim­mera riders were among the place-get­ters.

“We also had a gum­nuts sec­tion for ‘tiny tots’, which went well,” he said.

“All in all it was a great day. We were re­ally happy with the num­ber of spec­ta­tors we had. Peo­ple drifted in and out all day and ev­ery time I looked over I thought we had good num­bers.”

Com­pe­ti­tion lead­ers pre­sented tro­phies. sev­eral

Sean Gray, rid­ing Neo, won the John and Mick Hel­yar Me­mo­rial Open, while the Grampians Horse Rid­ing Novice award went to Greg Fether­son on Brisco.

Jen­nifer Tod and Delta won the Jim and James Ste­wart Me­mo­rial En­cour­age­ment ac­co­lade, with the Driscoll, Mcill­ree and Dick­in­son Junior award pre­sented to Natalie Feather­ston, who rode Flicka.

Mr Golder said he al­ready looked for­ward to next year’s stock­man’s chal­lenge.

“It’s an an­nual event and con­tin­ues to go from strength to strength,” he said.

Wim­mera Eques­trian Club’s dres­sage com­pe­ti­tion will be at Les How­land Oval, Dim­boola, on March 18.

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