Tamborine Pony Club holds competition

Taylah Douglas, Ashleigh Adamson, Charlotte adamson, Maddi Sawyer-Clayton, Elisha Hodgson, Kate Theed.
Taylah Douglas, Ashleigh Adamson, Charlotte adamson, Maddi Sawyer-Clayton, Elisha Hodgson, Kate Theed.

Tamborine Pony Club recently held their annual Jumping Equitation and  Showjumping competitions.

Both days ran well and the competition was well organised and run by the Tamborine members.

Despite the hot conditions, the riders put on an excellent display of jumping over the two days.

Whilst many riders were from our Zone, there were riders who travelled quite a distance to compete: some were hoping to achieve qualifications for the PCQ State Championships at Easter.                                   

Jumping Equitation is done over two courses and judges both the style of horse and rider over the showjumping fences.

For each round, the rider receives a score sheet and, ideally, take notice of where the judges are indicating the areas they need to improve in.

Theoretically, good results in this discipline, will enable the rider to showjump over higher fences better.

The winners in the age groups were as follows:

10 Yrs & under: Connor Lane, Waterford

11 – U13: Charlotte Adamson, Southport

13 – U15: Jazmine McMullan, Greenbank

15 – U17: Saskia Hind, Samford

17 – U21:  Katelyn Burgess, Greenbank

21 – U26: Olivia Rolfe, Wynnum

The Official Showjumping on Sunday saw higher than expected nominations and many good rounds ridden. The winners of the official classes were:

Official 10 Yrs & U: Ashleigh Adamson, Southport

Official 12Yrs & U (70cms): Taylah Douglas, Southport

Official 12Trs & U (80cms): Charlotte Adamson, Southport

Official 13 – U26 (70cms): Miah Clarke, Mt Gravatt

Official 13 – U26 (80cms): Heidee Grisbrook, Redlands

Official 13 – U26 (90cms): Kate Theed, Dayboro

Official 13 – U26 (1m):Maddi Sawyer-Clayton, Nerang

Official 13 – U26Yrs (1.10/1.10m): Eliza Hodgson, Tallebudgera

The  winners overall received a haybag from our major sponsor, the Bearded Dragon Boutique Hotel, and would like to also thank the judges and course builders and all those who contributed to make this a very successful weekend.

It was also a milestone for the club who saw their new toilet and shower block and deck officially used for a competition for the first time.