Gran’s vision sees pony club jump back to life

August 24, 2017

Jess Fothergill rounds a barrel. Pictures: Elise Wright

Ella Csar nails the jump, showing you can have fun at a pony club without a four-legged friend.

Monique Scoble practises bending with her horse.

A scary moment for Zahra Mealmaker as her dad Dylan helps her over a jump under the watchful eye of instructor Rhiannon Stammers.

FROM a thoughtful grandmother who had the idea of reforming a pony club in Heathcote earlier in the year, the new Heathcote and District Pony Club held its first rally on Sunday at the showgrounds.

From that first thought a public meeting was called, with a committee formed and now the first rally.

It is great to see a new club for the people of Heathcote who love horses and love to be around them no matter what ability you have.

Pony club is for all ages and participants certainly all learnt lots on Sunday, including the fact that horses have elbows.

Anyone can enjoy the benefits of pony club, even if you do not have a pony to ride.

Many different activities are planned for future rallies, including show jumping, games, cross country, theory work (elbows were taught here), nav rides, camps and harness.

The club is looking to meet on the second Sunday of the month at the showgrounds in Heathcote.

Gear check is at 9.30am for a 10am start.

In the future the club will be looking at incorporating riders with disabilities as well.

Adult riders are welcome as well.

If you would like further information please contact Joan on 54333275 or email [email protected]

The club is looking forward to seeing more people at the next rally which will be held on September 9.

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