Club’s Easter events ‘fun and social’

Payton Downs (11), of Outram, receives the Kirkland Trophy on behalf of West Taieri Pony Club....
Payton Downs (11), of Outram, receives the Kirkland Trophy on behalf of West Taieri Pony Club. The trophy is awarded for the highest combined total points for a Taieri District branch at the Strath Taieri Pony Club’s Good Friday Gymkhana in Middlemarch.PHOTO: SUPPLIED
Strath Taieri Pony Club president Lynnore Templeton, of Middlemarch, said high point rugs were awarded to Sarah Hay in the senior section and Neave O’Connell in the junior section at the club’s Good Friday gymkhana in Middlemarch for winning the most points across the classing and games.

The club hosted the gymkhana on Good Friday and a jumping day on Easter Saturday.

Nearly 70 riders competed on Friday and had a "fun day of classing, games and jumping", she said.

More than 70 riders competed on the Saturday.

Strath Taieri Pony Club members Sarah Hay (16, left) rides Beechcroft Le Dance and Neave O...
Strath Taieri Pony Club members Sarah Hay (16, left) rides Beechcroft Le Dance and Neave O’Connell (9), both of Macraes Flat, rides Jimbo at the Strath Taieri Pony Club’s Good Friday gymkhana in Middlemarch. PHOTO: SUPPLIED
"Riders were able to compete from 40cm to 1.10m with some exciting novelty jumping events and the spectator favourite — round the ring.

"The Easter events in the Strath are always a relaxed, fun and social way to end the season."

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