Mitchell brings out best

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Sport -

As­pir­ing show-jumpers from across the re­gion par­tic­i­pated in a clinic with highly-re­garded in­struc­tor Alan Mitchell.

Mitchell, from Bal­larat, vis­its Hor­sham twice a year to of­fer spe­cial­ist train­ing for rid­ers of all abil­i­ties, from raw be­gin­ners to ex­pe­ri­enced com­peti­tors.

Hor­sham Pony Club district com­mis­sioner Jo Lane said Mitchell was at Hor­sham Eques­trian Cen­tre as part of the club’s come-and-try week­end.

“Rid­ers aged up to 25 years were in­vited to visit the club’s June rally with their horse or pony,” she said.

“We are very lucky to have Alan visit Hor­sham twice a year as he teaches all over Aus­tralia, in­clud­ing places such as Alice Springs.

“He is a master in build­ing the con­fi­dence of both horse and rid- er. This week­end we had peo­ple par­tic­i­pate whose horse had never stepped over a pole in the ground but by the end of a lesson with Alan they were brim­ming with con­fi­dence and look­ing for­ward to his next visit.”

Peo­ple can call Hor­sham Pony Club sec­re­tary Ali Lord on 0457 822 186 for more in­for­ma­tion about the club or Mitchell’s next visit to the re­gion.

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