Tamborine Treble For 3 Comps

Competition Well Attended With 100 Horses

SJS Property Partners Principals, Shane Crosbie and Samantha Marshall, present to Tamborine Treble 2024 winners Kiara Cumming (12Yrs & Under) from Nerang, and Mitchell West (13Yrs & Over) from Tamborine (Photo by Chris Seen Photography)

Tamborine Pony Club recently hosted their annual Official and Unofficial One Day Event which is the Club’s main event of the year. There were riders from 30 clubs with the farthest north being from Bundaberg, farthest west from Jandowie and the farthest south being from Bangalow, NSW. Some riders were after the elusive Q so they could qualify for the upcoming PCQ State Championships while most were improving their skills within the three disciplines and enjoying their love of the sport. The 2024 PCQ State Dressage, Combined Training and Horse Trials’ Championships are being hosted by SEQ Zone 2, from 2-6 July, at the Beaudesert Showgrounds and the cross country phase will be at the Tamborine Pony Club’s grounds.
The competition was well attended with 100 horses. It is always a busy day, as each horse has to do the three phases of dressage, cross country and showjumping but after a good start at 8.00am, all horses were done by 3.45pm, which was a wonderful outcome!
The cross country phase of eventing is meant to be the most influential phase and it delivered, with some riders having jumping and/or time faults and some, unfortunately, being eliminated. The TPC fence caused some havoc. Still, that is the challenge of this discipline and riders will school their horses to improve for the next competition.
It was also good to see some younger unofficial riders competing and gaining experience and confidence. Additionally, the sight of the more experienced riders competing was a pleasure to see and something for the younger riders to aspire.

Lydia Teague (13-U26Yrs) from Nerang, 1st on Star (Photo by Chris Seen Photography)
Sophia Taylor, Beginners (Unofficial), from Tamborine (Photo by Chris Seen Photography)

Results Were As Follows:
• 13-U26Yrs 1*: 1st Lydia Teague, Nerang; 2nd Mitchell West, Tamborine
• 13-U26Yrs Preliminary: 1st Makayla Cook, Bundaberg, 2nd Lara Coombe, Jandowie; 3rd Sienna Potter, Coolum Beach
• 13-U26Yrs Introductory: 1st Eloise Krieger, Redlands; 2nd Summer Lindgren, Rosewood; 3rd Sarah Myers, Oxenford
• 13-U26Yrs Pre-Introductory A: 1st Tahni Jordan, Greenbank; 2nd Comanche Vines, Tamborine; 3rd Annie Horn, Runcorn
• 12Yrs & U Introductory: 1st Ziva Fitzpatrick, Maroochy; 2nd Karina Reeve-Johnson, Moggill; 3rd Rubie Schleimer-Newman, Tallebudgera
• 12Yrs & U Pre-Introductory: 1st Kaitlin Didlick, Nerang; 2nd Lucinda Bennett, Southport; 3rd Alice Swan, Samford
• Seniors (Unofficial): 1st Megan Hayne, Rosewood; 2nd Tia Adams, Rosewood; 3rd Danielle Lindgren, Rosewood
• Beginners (Unofficial): 1st Zoe Mohrholz, Tamborine; 2nd Mekenzie Simpson, Redlands; 3rd Sophia Taylor, Tamborine.

For the second year, the Club has also had an additional competition, the Tamborine Treble: this is for the highest placegetters at our three Official competitions held this year, which are our Jumping Equitation, Showjumping and ODE. This year it was sponsored by SJS Property Partners with the winners each getting a pair of horse heads and an embroidered chair. The Club was very pleased to have principals, Samantha Marshall and Shane Crosbie present to present to our winners. For the 12Yrs & Under, the winner was Kiara Cumming, Nerang and for the 13Yrs & Over, Mitchell West from Tamborine was the lucky recipient.
Many thanks to our sponsors, SJS Property Partners, Jimboomba Timbers, All Horses Vet and Aussie Blue Heeler Products, with the winner of each Official class winning a much coveted Tamborine rug, and to Prydes’ Easifeed for their donation of prizes to the winners. Thanks also to these businesses for supplying prizes for our raffle: Tamborine Village Traders, Sprig and Thistle Equine Services, Cavaleira Equestrian and Logan Village Feed.
The grounds at Tamborine Pony Club were in great condition and well presented. Thanks to all those who assisted with the preparation, organisation and running of the day which went well.
By Melinda Hughes (Tamborine Pony Club)