Tamborine Pony Club’s End Of Year Break Up

Awards Presented For Year’s Achievements …

Tamborine Pony Club recently held their breakup. Unfortunately, the rain meant that competitions and rallies were cancelled – we actually held less than in the Covid years. 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 Dalby and the PCQ State Dressage, Combined Training and Horse Trials Championships at Maryborough. 

The Club received an Active Gameday Projects Fund grant which will enable the installation of lights around our main arena – this will allow for a variety of activities which members are looking forward to. 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. Faith Carn 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 Jayde O’Connor and the 13 – U26 Yrs recipient was Matilda Winn. Priya Mohrholz was awarded the 12 Years & Under Encouragement Award and Brooke Harman won this award for the 13 – U26 Years age group. Our Most Successful Competitor was Eliesha Saville, riding Flynders Lane. The Tamborine Spirit Award goes to a rider who best represents the Club’s values and show a great attitude. This year, it was awarded to Eliesha Saville. Melinda Hughes was awarded the President’s Award which is for a member who supports the Club actively: Melinda has been the Secretary of the Club since 2013 and has been responsible for the many grants that the Club has received.

Most Successful Competitor - Eliesha Saville, riding Flynders Lane and recipient of the Tamborine Spirit Award
Most Successful Competitor – Eliesha Saville, riding Flynders Lane and recipient of the Tamborine Spirit Award

The day continued with both parents and riders getting into fancy dress followed by the water slide and a BBQ. The effort with the costumes was great, with some excellent outfits. Both young and old enjoyed the water slide!

2023 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 socialise 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 tamborineponyclub@hotmail.com. Our 2023 Sign-on is still to be decided at our AGM in early December and our first 2023 Rally is on Sunday, 5 February.

The Club would like to thank all those who have supported us in our efforts this year, especially our main sponsors whose ongoing support is greatly appreciated: the Professionals at Tamborine, the Bearded Dragon Boutique Hotel, Jimboomba Timbers, LJ Hooker at Yarrabilba, East Coast Equine Construction, Farmcraft at Beenleigh, Prydes’ EasiFeeds, Aitken’s Saddlery, Aussie Blue Heeler Products, and Tamborine Village Traders.