Club crowned champions

Glen Innes won the Tenterfield Pony Club Trophy for the highest point-scoring club in dressage, presented by Keith Willcocks.

Glen Innes won the Tenterfield Pony Club Trophy for the highest point-scoring club in dressage, presented by Keith Willcocks.

Glen Innes Pony Club are the best in the region after taking out the major prize in the Zone 13 Annual Jamboree in Tenterfield. 

On the weekend, club members competed in the multiple disciplines on offer including hacking, dressage, showjumping, sporting and campdrafting. 

Glen Innes finished 61 points ahead of Guyra when the final tallies were added at the end of the three-day event to win the J M Sinclair Memorial Cup. 

Individuals from Glen Innes stood out above the pack with Lloyd Newberry, Mollie Cave and Shae Partidge winning champion ribbons in their age groups. 

Under 7 boys champion was Lloyd Newberry.

Under 7 boys champion was Lloyd Newberry.

Heidi Cave and Riley Newberry also received reserve champion in their categories. 

TOP EFFORT: Glen Innes secured the JM Sinclair Memorial Cup for the winning club in the overall club competition.

TOP EFFORT: Glen Innes secured the JM Sinclair Memorial Cup for the winning club in the overall club competition.

Glen Innes also won the Tenterfield Pony Club trophy for the highest point-scoring club in dressage and the Glen Innes Shield for the senior team of fours highest aggregate pointscore as well as the Inverell/Walcha Cup for the juniors.

Mollie Cave received the Graham McDonald Memorial Trophy for the highest individual junior pointscore. 

Chief instructor Jacqui Cave said the team were excited to hear they were the best overall in the final presentations. 

The kids are to be congratulated but so are the parents because without the parents the kids wouldn't have got to there either. I think to take out the overall is pretty special.

Jacqui Cave

"We are pretty chuffed,” she said. 

"The [kids] were over the moon. They had the biggest grins on their faces, from ear to ear.

"They were absolutely elated and so were the parents because there was a lot of work, some big hours. 

"The kids are to be congratulated but so are the parents because without the parents the kids wouldn't have got to there either.

"I think to take out the overall is pretty special.”

With 167 horses and their riders at the event, winning was a tough ask. 

Cave said the standard was high this year and they had to work hard to walk away winners ahead of Guyra. 

"I thought the competition, and I did make the comment over the weekend, it was of a higher standard this year,” she said.

"It was a real team effort. I felt as a team they performed and every single one of them had input to that and they all stepped up. 

"It was very tight, there was very little between the two clubs. I certainly felt that [the competition] was stronger.”

While they performed in the arena, Cave said it was particularly impressive to see team members cheering each other on in the various events. 

"Overall with our own kids, their sportsmanship for our own club was super impressive,” she said.

Shae Partridge was presented with the 15 under 17 girls champion ribbon.

Shae Partridge was presented with the 15 under 17 girls champion ribbon.