Glen Innes Pony Club Rally Day 2017

After a winter spell, the Glen Innes Pony Club will get back in the saddle with a Rally Day to kick off the season this Sunday.

BACK IN ACTION: Glen Innes' Emily Spencer riding Bowie at Pony Camp in January this year, before the winter break. This weekend riders will get back in the saddle with a Rally Day to kick off the season at the Glen Innes Pony Club. Photo: Jane Alt.

BACK IN ACTION: Glen Innes' Emily Spencer riding Bowie at Pony Camp in January this year, before the winter break. This weekend riders will get back in the saddle with a Rally Day to kick off the season at the Glen Innes Pony Club. Photo: Jane Alt.

Glen Innes Pony Club chief instructor Julie Donnelly said riders and horses will have the chance to warm up with dressage, ring craft and stock horse activities.

“We’ve got Jackie coming to do the jumping instruction,” Mrs Donnelly said.

“Deanna Williamson coming to do the dressage and Belinda Williamson coming to do the stock horse.

Ms Donnelly and deputy chief instructor Alison Spencer will be there to organise the ring craft.

“We should have about 20 kids for the day,” she said.

“We usually break over the winter months because it is a bit cold.

“It’s now time to get all the horses back in, they will be starting to lose their hair and be ready to go again.

“It’s just mainly to get us back into pony club mode so we can flow into competitions.”

And they are just around the corner.

We usually break over the winter months because it is a bit cold. It’s just mainly to get us back into pony club mode so we can flow into competitions.

Julie Donnelly

On September 17 the Club will host the Zones and an instruction day on how to set up sporting.

“We have our mini camp coming up between October 7 and 8,” she said.

On October 14, the Club will have their inter-club day.

“That will kick off the season for the Northern Zones of Zone 13,” she said.

BACK IN THE SADDLE: Greg Wright and his two-year-old daughter Rose riding Lily at Pony Camp in January. Photo: Jane Alt.

BACK IN THE SADDLE: Greg Wright and his two-year-old daughter Rose riding Lily at Pony Camp in January. Photo: Jane Alt.

That incorporates Glen Innes, Emmaville, Tenterfield and Inverell.

“We’ll have a back-to-back day with Inverell but also the Glen Innes Pony Club will be hosting the Zone Camp Draft Championships.”

The championships will be held on the afternoon of inter-club.

Sunday’s event will be held between 9am and 3pm at the Glen Innes Showgrounds.

Glen Innes’ main Pony Camp will be on December 31.

“It goes for a whole week,” she said.

For more information about upcoming events visit the Glen Innes Pony Club’s Facebook page.