After a hugely successful annual camp, Glen Innes Pony Clubbers are raring to go for the annual Zone 13 Jamboree this weekend.
More than 70 riders turned out for the week-long camp which included instruction in a wide variety of disciplines and finished off with two days of competition.
The club’s chief instructor Codie Law said there were a number of visiting riders as well as locals who turned up for the activities on offer.
“We had quite a lot of visiting riders this year, members of other clubs that come and participate at camp for the week with us. I think we had 74 riding kids this year so that was very good,” he said.
Plenty of local instructors offered the participants their knowledge in the saddle.
“We are pretty lucky here locally to have a lot of people, not directly involved with the club necessarily, but have had some connection in the past,” Law said.
“We are very lucky to have a lot of good, qualified instructors for the kids.”
They put their skills to the test at the end of the week with back-to-back days of competition.
They competed in dressage, showjumping, campdrafting and some sporting events on Friday and finished it off with ring events and more sporting on Saturday. The camp was capped off with a presentation after the conclusion of the competition.
The presentation featured a life membership awarded to Peter Newman.
He was given the life membership to recognise his efforts within Pony Club over a long period of time.
“It was a bit extra emotional with his youngest daughter Maryanne passed away on Sunday afternoon after a long battle with cancer. She made the nomination for him and sought the appropriate approvals by the club executive a while ago and we waited until our presentation at pony camp to present it,” Law said.
This Friday, Saturday and Sunday marks the annual Jamboree hosted by Kingstown Pony Club at the Guyra showground.
Glen Innes are set to take a full-strength under 17 team and a four-strong team of associates to the annual three-day competition.
The Glen Innes club are reigning champions in both categories and are hoping to keep the tradition going.
“We are fielding a full team, there are not many clubs that could field a full team – Armidale I say definitely will and Tenterfield probably but some of them would struggle to get competitors across all age groups,” Law said.
“We have got four [associates] now but a few of them had work commitments and couldn’t attend.
“The kids practiced well yesterday [Tuesday] and hopefully we will have some good individual results and hopefully keep that winning team going for our club.”
Life Membership-Peter Newman
Pony club NSW Volunteer Award 2018-Julie Donnelly
Pony club NSW Junior Service Award 2018- Siddella Donnelly, Shae Partridge, Amy Baker
Leavers Certificates-Shannon Williamson, Amy Baker
Proficency Certificates-C STAR Kaitlyn Bennett, Isabel Biddle
C-Emily Mills, Angus Cameron, Georgia Currall, Sam Spencer, Logan Biddle
D STAR-Pru Whitaker, Hannah Law, Riley Law,
Most Improved Rider-Leo Bryant (prize donated by Annette Law)
Encouragement Award- Sophia Nugent, Lara Williamson, Ben Ritchie, Max Bryant, Prue Whitaker, Isabel Biddle
Best Cared for horse-Ivy Pritchard, Lilleah Newberry, Jessica Wright, Bridie Williamson
Bravery Award-William Kelly, Ivy Harris
Most Courteous-Patrick Wright
Most Attentive-Lachlan Munro
Most Improved Show Jumper-
Sub Junior Jonas Jackson
Intermediate Lachlan Munro
Senior Jessica Wright
Associate Thank you
Tony Newberry Shield-Edith Newbury
Junior Cutout-JO & BJ Sloman Memorial Angus Cameron Shield 9 & U 13 Campdraft
PD Newberry Cup Winner Shannon Williamson
C P (Nanna) Williamson Memorial Shield Senior Cutout Shannon Williamson
Lex & Judith Kiehne Trophy-Emily Mills
Senior Champion Hack-Topgun
Champions & Reserves
Junior Girl Georgia Curral
Reserve Junior Girl Lali Alt
Junior Boy Sam Spencer
Reserve Junior Boy Logan Biddle
Senior Girl Kaitlyn Bennett
Reserve Senior Girl Lilleah Newberry
Senior Boy Luke Kiehne
Reserve Senior Boy Shannon Williamson
Archibald Turnbull Memorial Luke Kiehne
Trophy - Grand Champion Rider
Cregan Shield Sub Junior Dressage
Ross & Christine Parish Trophy Mia Baker
Home Timber & Hardware Trophy
Kaitlyn Bennett (CB)
Glen Innes Horse & Rider Club Rachel Kiehne
Point Score Ribbons
Rainbow Troop GIRL RESERVE Emily Smith
GIRL HIGHEST Alice Meyer
Visitor Charli Wright
UNDER 7 GIRL RESERVE Ivy Harris
GIRL HIGHEST Molly Waters
BOY HIGHEST Leo Bryant
7 & UNDER 9 GIRL RESERVE Lali Alt
GIRL HIGHEST Allegra Pinferi
BOY RESERVE Lloyd Newbury
BOY HIGHEST Patrick Wright
9 & UNDER 11 GIRL RESERVE Clare Munro
GIRL HIGHEST Emily Spencer
BOY RESERVE Lachlan Munro
BOY HIGHEST Lincoln Bryant
Bill Kirkby Memorial Trophy Allegra Pinferi
HPS UNDER 11 Patrick Wright
Point Score Ribbons
11 & UNDER 13 GIRL RESERVE Mia Baker
GIRL HIGHEST Hannah Law
BOY RESERVE Sam Spencer
BOY HIGHEST Angus Cameron
13 & U 15 GIRL RESERVE Emily Mills
GIRL HIGHEST Kaitlyn Bennett
BOY RESERVE Riley Law
BOY HIGHEST Sam Donnelly
15 & UNDER 17 GIRL RESERVE Lilleah Newberry
GIRL HIGHEST Jessica Wright
BOY RESERVE Shannon Williamson
BOY HIGHEST Luke Kiehne
Associates GIRL RESERVE Siddella Donnelly
GIRL HIGHEST Rachel Kiehne
VISITOR HIGHEST POINT SCORE Nicholas Clifton
RESERVE POINT SCORE Jazmin Hobden