Mitchell brings out best
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.