‘Slip Sliding’ & Celebrating A Year Of Spirit …
Reflecting On Ability & Milestones at Pony Club’s End Of Year Celebration
Tamborine Pony Club recently held their breakup and celebrated another great year where numbers to our events have increased. The Club has been represented by riders at many competitions and we also had riders who qualified to attend the PCQ State Jumping Equitation and Showjumping Championships at McKay and the PCQ State Dressage, combined Training and Horse Trials Championships at Burpengary.
The Club received a Gambling Community Benefit Grant and has developed a new multi-use arena. We are grateful to those members who assist with the ongoing mowing and maintenance at the grounds and the maintenance of our equipment: their support is both necessary and much appreciated.
Our Breakup was the opportunity to present awards to our riders for their achievements for the year, and to acknowledge and thank the key people in our club, be they instructors, committee or other members who assist. Certificates are gained by riders at different levels and reflect both their riding ability and their horsemastership and are seen as important milestones. Matilda Winn was presented with her D* Certificate.
The main winners of the day were presented with their individual trophies and their names will go onto the Club’s perpetual trophies:
The Most Improved Rider, 12 Years & U, was Matilda Winn and the 13 – U26 Yrs recipient was Amy Hill. Zane Stambera was awarded the 12 Years & Under Encouragement Award and Rosemary Fenech won this award for the 13 – U26 Years age group. Our Most Successful Competitor was Priya Mohrholz, riding Bossy Boots. The Tamborine Spirit Award goes to a rider who best represents the Club’s values and show a great attitude and was awarded to Alaisdair West. Kirily Isherwood was awarded the President’s Award which is for a member who supports the Club actively: Kirily is currently an instructor and Treasurer. Previously, she was the Club President for four years.
The day continued with both parents and riders getting into fancy dress and doing mounted games, followed by a BBQ and the water slide. The effort with the costumes was great, with some excellent outfits. Both young and old enjoyed the water slide!
2022 will be another good year for our Club and Tamborine Pony Club offers community members many opportunities: regular free instruction for all levels of competency, the ability to ride in a safe, supervised environment, and to meet and socialize with people who share your interests, and access to rallies, clinics, camps and competitions.
Please check our website and Facebook page. Any enquiries can be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Our 2022 Sign-On will be held on Saturday, 5 February and our first 2022 rally will be on Sunday, 6 February.
The Club would like to thank all those who have supported us in our efforts throughout the year, especially our main sponsors whose ongoing support is greatly appreciated: the Professionals at Tamborine, the Bearded Dragon Boutique Hotel, Jimboomba Timbers and Tamborine Village Traders.
By Melinda Hughes (Tamborine Pony Club Secretary)