A huge turnout for the final competitions in the northern Zone 13 interclubs meant stakes were high.
Around 90 competitors turned out for the Tenterfield interclub on Saturday and backed it up for Emmaville's event on Sunday.
For the four northern clubs - Tenterfield, Emmaville, Inverell and Glen Innes - it was the final chance to put points on the board to claim the Willcocks Shield.
Each club has hosted an interclub competition this year and at the end of the four rounds, points were tallied to find out the most dominant club of the season.
Inverell finished first overall with 2414 points, followed by Tenterfield on 2089, third was Glen Innes with 2024 and the smallest club in Emmaville were fourth with 1151.
“Inverell were the winners of the aggregate pointscore for the northern end of the zone,” Emmaville secretary Tess Klingner said.
“We also had lots of Guyra competitors.
“It all ran quite well, no problems for the weekend.”
Emmaville rider Chloe Klingner's performances from the four interclub events added up to a reserve champion finish in the aggregate pointscore.
Glen Innes Pony Club finished with a host of notable performances.
Shannon Williamson continued his winning run with two champion sashes and was the aggregate winner in his age group.
I was very happy with all the riders that attended the weekend and with the jumping, I only had four riders that didn't jump.Julie Donnelly
Sam Donnelly won his category with Angus Cameron in reserve.
Amelia and Alissa Tunamena battled for the associate sash with Amelia finishing as champion and Alissa in reserve on Saturday.
The Glen Innes riders won the associate aggregate trophy for the zone.
Lily Newberry won reserve champion for the Emmaville interclub.
Glen Innes Pony Club's chief instructor Julie Donnelly was thrilled with the results across the competitions and the efforts of the participants.
“I was very happy with all the riders that attended the weekend and with the jumping, I only had four riders that didn't jump,” she said.
“Everyone had a go at the jumping with a bit of encouragement.
“All the parents helped out where they needed to.”
As the local campdraft season gets underway, pony club competitions lighten up.
The southern Zone 13 clubs Uralla, Kingstown, Armidale and Walcha will conduct their interclubs in coming weeks with Emmaville and Glen Innes expected to have a few riders travel down.
Both Emmaville and Glen Innes will conduct their camps in the lead up to next January’s Jamboree.