A big year, big ending
Pony club’s Christmas celebration
EQUESTRIAN: 2018 has been a bumper year for the Warrego Pony Club, and over the weekend its riders and families reflected on this year together.
Celebrating the season with a get-together at the Charleville Pool, kids and parents alike rejoiced as sports commitments begin to wind down coming up to the Christmas period.
At the party, members were presented with certificates for their outstanding dedication to their sport.
Highlights of the past 12 months at the Warrego Pony Club have included their Big
❝as It is great a coach to see kids from our club going away to compete, and doing so well against kids and horses of such a high level. — Nyssa Radnedge, coach
Weekend in October, which saw them host two competitions in two days.
Their huge sporting Gymkhana, which received an outpouring of support from Charleville’s local businesses was heralded a success.
Then it was followed by the Zone 13 Shield - a prized trophy among pony clubs across the west.
As last year’s winners, Warrego got to host the event on October 21, and pony clubs from Thargomindah, Augathella, Cunnamulla and Quilpie came out to compete.
Charleville riders made the stellar achievement of taking out the John and Grace Jones shield for the second year running.
Other recent achievements of club riders were jewels in the crown this year.
Zoe Radnedge and her horse Bernie competed in the Queensland state gymkhana, which was held in Maryborough, and held up well at the two-day elite event.
The pair took out a handful of top ten placings, making coach Nyssa Radnedge proud.
“It is great as a coach to see kids from our club going away to compete, and doing so well against kids and horses of such a high level,” she said.
Warrego’s pocket rocket rider Gabby Egan also had a bumper trip for horse sports, having the honour of competing in the Marcus Oldham Australian Interschool Equestrian Championships.
Gabby and mare Secret Plain Hughina placed twelfth amongst competitors from across Australia.
Looking forward, the club will be back in to the swing of things in the new year.
BIG YEAR: Riders of the Warrego Pony Club have kept busy this year, riding in several events across Queensland and Australia.