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Showjumping at Caniambo

By Shepparton News

August 15, 1984

Many pony club members were involved in the showjumping at Caniambo on Sunday. From all reports the jumping was of a high standard over excellent courses.

Congratulations to Trevor Cuthbert who came home with three ribbons and a trophy.

The Yea Pony Club team won the Rush Cup dressage ride. This is a big achievement for a new club. It takes lots of practice to get four horses to work in unison in an arena.

In future, competitors must remember that all whips used in any event must have a flap and this is included in the length. This is much kinder to the horse and usually gives better results.

An instructor's meeting is to be held at Fitzgerald's on Wednesday, August 22. The coming rallies will be planned and all groups catered for.

The next rally on September 2 will include sessions on harnessing and driving horses. Members are asked to bring their harness and vehicles and ask friends to bring their outfits so everyone can try their hand at driving.

Pony club members can ride in the children's hunt this Saturday with the Tocumwal Hunt Club.

The Shepparton Adult Riding Club held its annual general meeting last week. Mr Owen Flynn was elected as the new president, Mr Neil McPherson, vice-president, Mrs Chris Hall remains as secretary and Mrs Moira Kennedy treasurer.

The club presented a unique fireside set to the pony club to be used in the huge open fire. The tools were handcrafted by Mr Gary Crosbie.

The Northern Victorian Dressage Club has the annual meeting tonight at the Shepparton Club, commencing at 8 pm.

The Wangaratta Adult Riding Club is holding a freshman's showjumping day on September 2. Jumping starts at 2 pm with all clear rounds awarded a blue ribbon.

For further information contact the secretary on (057) 269 303.

The Showjumping Club has secured the services of well known rider and instructor Colleen Brooks to conduct a school on August 25 and 26.

There will be two lessons each day, with a maximum of eight riders in each group. Cost per rider will be $40.

Those wishing to take part are asked to contact secretary Pam Candy on (058) 288 201. Payment must be made with application.