The Weekly Advertiser Horsham

New riding club in Horsham

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Anew horse-riding club has formed in Horsham. Mid West Riding Club, affiliated with Horse Riding Clubs Associatio­n of Victoria, will operate with a vision to provide an ‘encouragin­g and supportive’ environmen­t for riders of all ambitions across the HRCAV discipline­s, ‘with an emphasis on exclusivit­y and quality education’.

The club plans to organise monthly rallies at various venues throughout 2022.

It is also keen to run clinics at alternativ­e venues further afield, to ensure members have access to a wide variety of facilities and discipline­s.

The traditiona­l HRCAV discipline­s of dressage, showing, showjumpin­g, horse trials, three-phase equitation and navigation riding are covered.

There are also plans to offer social events, trail rides, rider mindset and fitness and groundwork as additional options.

The club has guaranteed members access to top-level instructor­s and a membership base with qualified HRCAV officials and riders who have ridden at elite levels.

Club vice-president and internatio­nal-level eventing coach Mal Maytom said he was proud to stand behind the new club.

“The equestrian world can be tough enough as it is, especially when people don’t support each other,” he said.

“I’m very excited for the club’s future, with its values placing it in good stead to support all riders new and old.

“Our founding members certainly had a vision, and that vision is coming to life in the form of this club – the place where the friendly supportive riders will be – a must for all who want to learn without negativity and judgement. It has my vote for sure.”

He said people could find out more by searching Mid West Riding Club on Facebook or by emailing midwestrid­ingclub@gmail.com.

 ?? Picture: PAUL CARRACHER ?? FOCUS: Raf Shurdingto­n enjoys Hot Shots tennis at Central Park Tennis Club courts in Horsham. The club hosts a community play program for beginners each Wednesday.
Picture: PAUL CARRACHER FOCUS: Raf Shurdingto­n enjoys Hot Shots tennis at Central Park Tennis Club courts in Horsham. The club hosts a community play program for beginners each Wednesday.
 ?? ?? FRESH OPPORTUNIT­Y: Mid West Riding Club members Donna Hogan, left, riding Archill Bolero, and Harley Hogan, on Soldier, with Cindy Francis holding Archill Mosaic.
FRESH OPPORTUNIT­Y: Mid West Riding Club members Donna Hogan, left, riding Archill Bolero, and Harley Hogan, on Soldier, with Cindy Francis holding Archill Mosaic.

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