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Freshman's Showjumping & Novelty Course Event

Mon 4th of April at 2:55 pm
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Bendigo Pony Club was excited to hold our Freshman's Showjumping and Novelty Course event in March. Welcoming riders of all ages and abilities, five heights were available for showjumping, and a fantastic obstacle course was set for younger riders to navigate. Many thanks to all who came along to enjoy the day.

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Bendigo Pony Club was excited to hold our Freshman's Showjumping and Novelty Course event in March. Welcoming riders of all ages and abilities, five heights were available for showjumping, and a fantastic obstacle course was set for younger riders to navigate. Many thanks to all who came along to enjoy the day.

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Bendigo Pony Club was excited to hold our Freshman's Showjumping and Novelty Course event in March. Welcoming riders of all ages and abilities, five heights were available for showjumping, and a fantastic obstacle course was set for younger riders to navigate. Many thanks to all who came along to enjoy the day.

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March Rally - Fun in the Sun

Mon 14th of March at 2:36 pm
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Mother nature turned on some stunning weather for our March rally! The grounds were a hive of activity, and it was terrific to welcome new members and some come and try members too. Amy instructed dressage, poles and show jumping, whilst Nadine lead theory classes. Our delightful new instructor Megan from Scotland focused on flat work, poles/jumping for beginners, and cross country in the afternoon. Faye and her helpers spoilt us with a delicious lunch, and we celebrated all of Faye's hard work and dedication to Bendigo Pony Club with a cake after lunch. In the afternoon some members enjoyed games and activities, whilst others challenged themselves on the cross country course. A beautiful day at Pony Club!

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Mother nature turned on some stunning weather for our March rally! The grounds were a hive of activity, and it was terrific to welcome new members and some come and try members too. Amy instructed dressage, poles and show jumping, whilst Nadine lead theory classes. Our delightful new instructor Megan from Scotland focused on flat work, poles/jumping for beginners, and cross country in the afternoon. Faye and her helpers spoilt us with a delicious lunch, and we celebrated all of Faye's hard work and dedication to Bendigo Pony Club with a cake after lunch. In the afternoon some members enjoyed games and activities, whilst others challenged themselves on the cross country course. A beautiful day at Pony Club!

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Mother nature turned on some stunning weather for our March rally! The grounds were a hive of activity, and it was terrific to welcome new members and some come and try members too. Amy instructed dressage, poles and show jumping, whilst Nadine lead theory classes. Our delightful new instructor Megan from Scotland focused on flat work, poles/jumping for beginners, and cross country in the afternoon. Faye and her helpers spoilt us with a delicious lunch, and we celebrated all of Faye's hard work and dedication to Bendigo Pony Club with a cake after lunch. In the afternoon some members enjoyed games and activities, whilst others challenged themselves on the cross country course. A beautiful day at Pony Club!

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Bendigo Pony Club - February rally in Goornong

Wed 23rd of February at 10:57 am
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We were welcomed to the beautiful Goornong Recreation Reserve (GRR) for our February rally, providing members with the opportunity to experience these amazing grounds and wonderful hospitality provided by the GRR Committee and the Goornong community. Our first rally for 2022, and excitement levels were high! The day started with an all-in education session on gear checking, followed by a day filled with mounted games & activities, ground work, show-jumping, flat work, trail riding, pole work and a delicious BBQ lunch. It was fantastic to meet so many members of the local community who came to see what all the excitement was about, and wonderful to welcome so many new members and Come & Try members to Bendigo Pony Club! We extend sincere thanks to the Goornong Recreation Reserve Committee and the broader Goornong community for all of their work to make the day possible, and for the very warm welcome.

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We were welcomed to the beautiful Goornong Recreation Reserve (GRR) for our February rally, providing members with the opportunity to experience these amazing grounds and wonderful hospitality provided by the GRR Committee and the Goornong community. Our first rally for 2022, and excitement levels were high! The day started with an all-in education session on gear checking, followed by a day filled with mounted games & activities, ground work, show-jumping, flat work, trail riding, pole work and a delicious BBQ lunch. It was fantastic to meet so many members of the local community who came to see what all the excitement was about, and wonderful to welcome so many new members and Come & Try members to Bendigo Pony Club! We extend sincere thanks to the Goornong Recreation Reserve Committee and the broader Goornong community for all of their work to make the day possible, and for the very warm welcome.

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We were welcomed to the beautiful Goornong Recreation Reserve (GRR) for our February rally, providing members with the opportunity to experience these amazing grounds and wonderful hospitality provided by the GRR Committee and the Goornong community. Our first rally for 2022, and excitement levels were high! The day started with an all-in education session on gear checking, followed by a day filled with mounted games & activities, ground work, show-jumping, flat work, trail riding, pole work and a delicious BBQ lunch. It was fantastic to meet so many members of the local community who came to see what all the excitement was about, and wonderful to welcome so many new members and Come & Try members to Bendigo Pony Club! We extend sincere thanks to the Goornong Recreation Reserve Committee and the broader Goornong community for all of their work to make the day possible, and for the very warm welcome.

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Christmas Rally 2021

Tue 15th of February at 2:51 pm
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Fun and games were enjoyed by all in the beautiful sunshine at our Christmas rally in December 2021! Some amazing Christmas dress-ups worn by members, families and horses set the scene for a fantastic day. After a morning filled with mounted games, dressage lessons and a terrific obstacle course, Faye ensured we were all treated to a delicious Christmas lunch, followed by award presentations. A highlight of the day was an unexpected visit from Santa and his helpers, on the Golden Square CFA fire truck! Whilst the horses cooled off in the afternoon, we had loads of laughter during sack races, water pistol fights, apple bobs and more. What a great way to end another fantastic year at Bendigo Pony Club!

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Fun and games were enjoyed by all in the beautiful sunshine at our Christmas rally in December 2021! Some amazing Christmas dress-ups worn by members, families and horses set the scene for a fantastic day. After a morning filled with mounted games, dressage lessons and a terrific obstacle course, Faye ensured we were all treated to a delicious Christmas lunch, followed by award presentations. A highlight of the day was an unexpected visit from Santa and his helpers, on the Golden Square CFA fire truck! Whilst the horses cooled off in the afternoon, we had loads of laughter during sack races, water pistol fights, apple bobs and more. What a great way to end another fantastic year at Bendigo Pony Club!

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Fun and games were enjoyed by all in the beautiful sunshine at our Christmas rally in December 2021! Some amazing Christmas dress-ups worn by members, families and horses set the scene for a fantastic day. After a morning filled with mounted games, dressage lessons and a terrific obstacle course, Faye ensured we were all treated to a delicious Christmas lunch, followed by award presentations. A highlight of the day was an unexpected visit from Santa and his helpers, on the Golden Square CFA fire truck! Whilst the horses cooled off in the afternoon, we had loads of laughter during sack races, water pistol fights, apple bobs and more. What a great way to end another fantastic year at Bendigo Pony Club!

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Saddle Club Fun!

Tue 2nd of November at 4:36 pm
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Our Saddle Club members enjoyed a fantastic session with instructor Elle Moro at our October 2021 rally! The laughter could be heard across the Club, as riders and ponies challenged themselves and had LOTS of fun whilst learning new skills.

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Our Saddle Club members enjoyed a fantastic session with instructor Elle Moro at our October 2021 rally! The laughter could be heard across the Club, as riders and ponies challenged themselves and had LOTS of fun whilst learning new skills.

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Our Saddle Club members enjoyed a fantastic session with instructor Elle Moro at our October 2021 rally! The laughter could be heard across the Club, as riders and ponies challenged themselves and had LOTS of fun whilst learning new skills.

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Certificate Presentations - August 2021

Tue 2nd of November at 4:27 pm
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** CONGRATULATIONS ** to our members who have been working very hard on achieving their Pony Club Australia Proficiency Certificates. Several of our members were presented with their Certificates during our August rally, pictured here with our Club DC - Maree Campbell (left) and Club Treasurer - Nadine Monro (right), who has been providing invaluable guidance to our members.

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** CONGRATULATIONS ** to our members who have been working very hard on achieving their Pony Club Australia Proficiency Certificates. Several of our members were presented with their Certificates during our August rally, pictured here with our Club DC - Maree Campbell (left) and Club Treasurer - Nadine Monro (right), who has been providing invaluable guidance to our members.

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** CONGRATULATIONS ** to our members who have been working very hard on achieving their Pony Club Australia Proficiency Certificates. Several of our members were presented with their Certificates during our August rally, pictured here with our Club DC - Maree Campbell (left) and Club Treasurer - Nadine Monro (right), who has been providing invaluable guidance to our members.

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Victorian Pony Club Team Championships - March 2021

Tue 2nd of November at 3:58 pm
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The Victorian Pony Club Team Championships were hosted by the Midland Zone of Pony Club Victoria, 6-7th March 2021. A beautiful warm weekend at the Prince of Wales Showgrounds, Bendigo saw many of our members participating in the various Gymkhana classes, Dressage, Show-jumping and Showmanship. Congratulations to all of our members who participated and supported one another throughout the event. Special mention to Tilly Favaloro who won Showmanship 1st Garland!

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The Victorian Pony Club Team Championships were hosted by the Midland Zone of Pony Club Victoria, 6-7th March 2021. A beautiful warm weekend at the Prince of Wales Showgrounds, Bendigo saw many of our members participating in the various Gymkhana classes, Dressage, Show-jumping and Showmanship. Congratulations to all of our members who participated and supported one another throughout the event. Special mention to Tilly Favaloro who won Showmanship 1st Garland!

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The Victorian Pony Club Team Championships were hosted by the Midland Zone of Pony Club Victoria, 6-7th March 2021. A beautiful warm weekend at the Prince of Wales Showgrounds, Bendigo saw many of our members participating in the various Gymkhana classes, Dressage, Show-jumping and Showmanship. Congratulations to all of our members who participated and supported one another throughout the event. Special mention to Tilly Favaloro who won Showmanship 1st Garland!

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Dunolly Horse Activity Club Camp - February 2021

Tue 2nd of November at 3:25 pm
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Bendigo Pony Club enjoyed a member's camp at the beautiful Dunolly Horse Activity Club. Fantastic instruction in dressage, show jumping and cross country was provided to our members, by Bek & Paul Schroder.

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Bendigo Pony Club enjoyed a member's camp at the beautiful Dunolly Horse Activity Club. Fantastic instruction in dressage, show jumping and cross country was provided to our members, by Bek & Paul Schroder.

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Bendigo Pony Club enjoyed a member's camp at the beautiful Dunolly Horse Activity Club. Fantastic instruction in dressage, show jumping and cross country was provided to our members, by Bek & Paul Schroder.

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Christmas Rally 2020

Tue 2nd of November at 2:46 pm
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Great fun was had at our Christmas Rally, and we welcomed a very special visitor! Some wonderful costumes were worn by our riders and horses.

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Great fun was had at our Christmas Rally, and we welcomed a very special visitor! Some wonderful costumes were worn by our riders and horses.

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Great fun was had at our Christmas Rally, and we welcomed a very special visitor! Some wonderful costumes were worn by our riders and horses.

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Founders Day - October 2016 Rally

Tue 4th of October at 9:06 am
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Every year we celebrate our anniversary with a special rally which is run as a Gymkhana. Riders compete in their usual groups at games, dressage, jumping, rider and handler classes. A perpetual trophy is awarded to the highest scores in each group. Winners this year were: Senior: Mel Harvey Intermediate: Joint Winners Sammi Browell & April Marsh Junior: Holi Campbell. Well done to all our winners, but also to all those who participated.

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Every year we celebrate our anniversary with a special rally which is run as a Gymkhana. Riders compete in their usual groups at games, dressage, jumping, rider and handler classes. A perpetual trophy is awarded to the highest scores in each group. Winners this year were: Senior: Mel Harvey Intermediate: Joint Winners Sammi Browell & April Marsh Junior: Holi Campbell. Well done to all our winners, but also to all those who participated.

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Every year we celebrate our anniversary with a special rally which is run as a Gymkhana. Riders compete in their usual groups at games, dressage, jumping, rider and handler classes. A perpetual trophy is awarded to the highest scores in each group. Winners this year were: Senior: Mel Harvey Intermediate: Joint Winners Sammi Browell & April Marsh Junior: Holi Campbell. Well done to all our winners, but also to all those who participated.

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August 2016 Rally

Tue 9th of August at 7:45 pm
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The weather gods certainly played a lovely part in our August rally. When the sun came out the day was glorious. A tad chilly when it hid behind the clouds however. Lots of fun was to be had. With Wayne our favorite drill instructor who had the kids riding with precision, Amy was out on cross county teaching our budding Olympians some new talents over the fences. And Sarah & Claire from Bendigo Equine paid us a visit to give the kids some new skills in looking after their horses. We now have lots of budding vets in our midst, and many indignant ponies with temperatures taken, inoculations & microchips given, and fake wounds attended to. Many giggles could be heard at the end of the day with all the groups coming together for games. The bareback seemed to be a hit with lots of lollies to be had by making it to the end without falling off.

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The weather gods certainly played a lovely part in our August rally. When the sun came out the day was glorious. A tad chilly when it hid behind the clouds however. Lots of fun was to be had. With Wayne our favorite drill instructor who had the kids riding with precision, Amy was out on cross county teaching our budding Olympians some new talents over the fences. And Sarah & Claire from Bendigo Equine paid us a visit to give the kids some new skills in looking after their horses. We now have lots of budding vets in our midst, and many indignant ponies with temperatures taken, inoculations & microchips given, and fake wounds attended to. Many giggles could be heard at the end of the day with all the groups coming together for games. The bareback seemed to be a hit with lots of lollies to be had by making it to the end without falling off.

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The weather gods certainly played a lovely part in our August rally. When the sun came out the day was glorious. A tad chilly when it hid behind the clouds however. Lots of fun was to be had. With Wayne our favorite drill instructor who had the kids riding with precision, Amy was out on cross county teaching our budding Olympians some new talents over the fences. And Sarah & Claire from Bendigo Equine paid us a visit to give the kids some new skills in looking after their horses. We now have lots of budding vets in our midst, and many indignant ponies with temperatures taken, inoculations & microchips given, and fake wounds attended to. Many giggles could be heard at the end of the day with all the groups coming together for games. The bareback seemed to be a hit with lots of lollies to be had by making it to the end without falling off.

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2016 Midland Zone Horse Trials

Mon 25th of July at 10:10 am
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What great results at Charlton for 5 of our Bendigo Pony Club riders. Sammi Browell, Prudence Robinson (riding 2 horses), Holi Campbell, April Marsh and Melissa Harvey, all had a wonderful day. Our young team Bendigo Green & Gold, made up of Holi, Prue, Sammi & April came second among strong competition. Doing our club extremely proud. Mel & Prue made up the numbers for a composite team and their team came an awesome 6th. On an individual level Prue 6th in grade 5 Holi 3rd Grade 5 and was awarded best dressage for grade 5 Sammi 6th Grade 4 April 4th in her first ever Grade 3 competition and was also awarded best dressage for grade 3. Well done girls. You all should be proud of yourselves. April Mel Prue Holi Prue Sammi

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What great results at Charlton for 5 of our Bendigo Pony Club riders. Sammi Browell, Prudence Robinson (riding 2 horses), Holi Campbell, April Marsh and Melissa Harvey, all had a wonderful day. Our young team Bendigo Green & Gold, made up of Holi, Prue, Sammi & April came second among strong competition. Doing our club extremely proud. Mel & Prue made up the numbers for a composite team and their team came an awesome 6th. On an individual level Prue 6th in grade 5 Holi 3rd Grade 5 and was awarded best dressage for grade 5 Sammi 6th Grade 4 April 4th in her first ever Grade 3 competition and was also awarded best dressage for grade 3. Well done girls. You all should be proud of yourselves. April Mel Prue Holi Prue Sammi

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What great results at Charlton for 5 of our Bendigo Pony Club riders. Sammi Browell, Prudence Robinson (riding 2 horses), Holi Campbell, April Marsh and Melissa Harvey, all had a wonderful day. Our young team Bendigo Green & Gold, made up of Holi, Prue, Sammi & April came second among strong competition. Doing our club extremely proud. Mel & Prue made up the numbers for a composite team and their team came an awesome 6th. On an individual level Prue 6th in grade 5 Holi 3rd Grade 5 and was awarded best dressage for grade 5 Sammi 6th Grade 4 April 4th in her first ever Grade 3 competition and was also awarded best dressage for grade 3. Well done girls. You all should be proud of yourselves. April Mel Prue Holi Prue Sammi

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June 2016 Rally

Tue 14th of June at 12:44 pm
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What was forecasted to be an ordinary day weather wise, it certainly didn't dampen the spirits of our riders. It was a full house for Heidi's first rally as DC. And the weather stayed at bay, the sun came out on few occasions, and it was a wonderful rally had by all. We were extremely fortunate to have HRV Hero's with us. Their ambassadors Franco Heir (Tas) and Villagem (Frankie) were adored by all. And proving that life after being successful on the race track is certainly achievable. They were amazing ambassadors and I may have heard a few experienced mother's thinking they might like to try these gentle giants themselves. Along with the HRV Here team with had a Maree & Paul Campbell bring along one of their fellows, along with all his paraphernalia, allowing the kids to experience driving as opposed to riding. Our regular instructors Adam Prime (showjumping) and Julie Scougall (dressage) certainly put the kids through their paces and as I looked around I saw lots of new things being tried. It's wonderful to see how hard our kids trying so hard for our instructions. Our cross country instructor for the day was Amy Walsh with plenty more challenges set. Thanks to all our instructors and guests that attended on the day. On a side note: If any other clubs wish to have the HRV Hero Team visit their club contact Tania. Their FB page can be found here https://www.facebook.com/HRV-HERO-1402517453408446/

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What was forecasted to be an ordinary day weather wise, it certainly didn't dampen the spirits of our riders. It was a full house for Heidi's first rally as DC. And the weather stayed at bay, the sun came out on few occasions, and it was a wonderful rally had by all. We were extremely fortunate to have HRV Hero's with us. Their ambassadors Franco Heir (Tas) and Villagem (Frankie) were adored by all. And proving that life after being successful on the race track is certainly achievable. They were amazing ambassadors and I may have heard a few experienced mother's thinking they might like to try these gentle giants themselves. Along with the HRV Here team with had a Maree & Paul Campbell bring along one of their fellows, along with all his paraphernalia, allowing the kids to experience driving as opposed to riding. Our regular instructors Adam Prime (showjumping) and Julie Scougall (dressage) certainly put the kids through their paces and as I looked around I saw lots of new things being tried. It's wonderful to see how hard our kids trying so hard for our instructions. Our cross country instructor for the day was Amy Walsh with plenty more challenges set. Thanks to all our instructors and guests that attended on the day. On a side note: If any other clubs wish to have the HRV Hero Team visit their club contact Tania. Their FB page can be found here https://www.facebook.com/HRV-HERO-1402517453408446/

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What was forecasted to be an ordinary day weather wise, it certainly didn't dampen the spirits of our riders. It was a full house for Heidi's first rally as DC. And the weather stayed at bay, the sun came out on few occasions, and it was a wonderful rally had by all. We were extremely fortunate to have HRV Hero's with us. Their ambassadors Franco Heir (Tas) and Villagem (Frankie) were adored by all. And proving that life after being successful on the race track is certainly achievable. They were amazing ambassadors and I may have heard a few experienced mother's thinking they might like to try these gentle giants themselves. Along with the HRV Here team with had a Maree & Paul Campbell bring along one of their fellows, along with all his paraphernalia, allowing the kids to experience driving as opposed to riding. Our regular instructors Adam Prime (showjumping) and Julie Scougall (dressage) certainly put the kids through their paces and as I looked around I saw lots of new things being tried. It's wonderful to see how hard our kids trying so hard for our instructions. Our cross country instructor for the day was Amy Walsh with plenty more challenges set. Thanks to all our instructors and guests that attended on the day. On a side note: If any other clubs wish to have the HRV Hero Team visit their club contact Tania. Their FB page can be found here https://www.facebook.com/HRV-HERO-1402517453408446/

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PCAV Interzone Teams Horse Trails

Wed 8th of June at 6:41 pm
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The PCAV Interzone Teams Horse Trials, for grades 3 & 4 riders, was held at Yeringberg on the 29th May. We had 3 representatives from Bendigo Pony Club competing. Sadly Midland Zone was unable to field teams in either the Grade 3 or Grade 4 sections. All of our riders were part of composite teams, and all did themselves and our club proud. Melissa Harvey on Tee Lee Cee competed Grade 3. April Marsh on Benita Allstar and Lily Dawes on Misty both made up a grade 4 composite team, with their team finishing 6th overall. With April finishing in first place in her group. A mighty effort & commitment by our girls & their families. Well done. Lily & April all smiles Kisses for Beau Midland Zone Grade 3 Team April & Allstar Lily & Misty

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The PCAV Interzone Teams Horse Trials, for grades 3 & 4 riders, was held at Yeringberg on the 29th May. We had 3 representatives from Bendigo Pony Club competing. Sadly Midland Zone was unable to field teams in either the Grade 3 or Grade 4 sections. All of our riders were part of composite teams, and all did themselves and our club proud. Melissa Harvey on Tee Lee Cee competed Grade 3. April Marsh on Benita Allstar and Lily Dawes on Misty both made up a grade 4 composite team, with their team finishing 6th overall. With April finishing in first place in her group. A mighty effort & commitment by our girls & their families. Well done. Lily & April all smiles Kisses for Beau Midland Zone Grade 3 Team April & Allstar Lily & Misty

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The PCAV Interzone Teams Horse Trials, for grades 3 & 4 riders, was held at Yeringberg on the 29th May. We had 3 representatives from Bendigo Pony Club competing. Sadly Midland Zone was unable to field teams in either the Grade 3 or Grade 4 sections. All of our riders were part of composite teams, and all did themselves and our club proud. Melissa Harvey on Tee Lee Cee competed Grade 3. April Marsh on Benita Allstar and Lily Dawes on Misty both made up a grade 4 composite team, with their team finishing 6th overall. With April finishing in first place in her group. A mighty effort & commitment by our girls & their families. Well done. Lily & April all smiles Kisses for Beau Midland Zone Grade 3 Team April & Allstar Lily & Misty

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March Rally

Mon 9th of March at 9:01 pm
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Hannah and Bizzy doing a thorough check of one of the showjumps. . . .

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Hannah and Bizzy doing a thorough check of one of the showjumps. . . .

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Hannah and Bizzy doing a thorough check of one of the showjumps. . . .

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