Harden Pony Club One Day Event a great day

THE Harden Pony Club held its One Day Event last Sunday with more than 100 entries, which is a large number to compete on one day.
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All riders did a dressage test, a round of showjumping and finished with the cross country course.

The arenas were all set up from the Harden Horse Trials the previous weekend. It is great that Harden Horse Trials and Harden Pony Club can work well together in running these big events back to back and to buy new equipment to share for the benefit all riders.

The new dressage arenas and showjump wings looked fantastic. The new yards still bring praise with one rider describing them as a ‘pony resort’. The new toilet block is just so much better than the old one. Thank you to the Showground Trust for organising them.

Harden Pony Club would like to thank the Harden Horse Trials Committee for all the help they give to the club. They have expertise in areas the Pony Club doesn’t and they give their time willingly to help the young riders. Thankyou also to Terry Howe, Glen and Michelle Howe, Joe and Lin Blundell, Judy Stewart, Marg Pestell, Jean Chapman and Fabio Giacomin; without you the weekend would not be possible.

Many people came from Young and Cowra to help out on the day. Also thanks to the wonderful canteen workers who provided great food and a friendly face all day.

We had Harden Pony Club riders in nearly all grades. Olivia Howe on King Thing had a great weekend, being placed third in the A Grade Associate section.

Meg Perceval on Steele the Limelight had her first attempt in the B grade. Alyssa Brown on Iamspringsteen is improving all the time and maintained 10th position in C Grade. Brittanny Grovenor is back riding after a break and did well in the C Grade Associate class.

In E Grade Karissa Guest was very pleased to achieve third place and Natalie Trethowan was fourth. Melinda Trethowan, Emily Dawe, Sheya Grovenor and Abby Davis were very proud to complete all phases of the event.

Harden Pony Club riders are now looking forward to the Harden Show on September 6 and 7 and the Pony Club Gymkhana on the September 15.

Then the big event of the year follows with the Pony Club of NSW State One Day Event, which will be held in Harden on October 12 and 13. This event will have about 150 of the top Pony Club eventing riders in NSW competing.

The Harden Pony Club riders nominating to compete are Olivia Howe, Meg Perceval and Alyssa Brown. Everyone is very welcome to come and watch.

Melinda Trethowan is pictured competing in last weekend’s Harden Pony Club One Day Event.

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