HEATHCOTE and District Pony Club is less than six months old and is already growing in populartiy.
The last rally for 2017 saw members take part in several games including bobbing for apples, sack races and egg and spoon races in the morning followed by a fun afternoon of different activities.
Not only was the raffle drawn with some happy winners but Santa came to visit as well.
Throw in some painting of pine cones and faces and some art work and a great day was enjoyed not just by the members but the committee, extended families and visitors.
The club would not be able to survive without the hard work of the committee, local businesses including IGA, Heathcote Rural Merchandise, Swirls gifts, McIvor Meats, Gaggle of geese, Devil Cave winery, SES, Commerical Hotel Heathcote, Supa Knits, Horse floats of Mornington, Ella Csar, and Heathcote Newsagency, Miller entertainment and MAKE A FACE, Face painting, Pyalong Riders Club, Morgans Smash Repairs and The Bank Mitchelton Winery Heathcote.
The Heathcote and District Pony Club has only been going since August 2017 and its rallies have covered a variety of activities such as a nav ride out at the rotunda at Dargyle, obstacle course, camp out, games and jumps.
Club spokeswoman Ruth Austin said it was important the club continue to grows.
She urged anyone intered to join the club’s rallies on the second Sunday of every month at the showgrounds in Heathcote.
‘‘We cater not only for riders but non riders and the disabled,’’ Austin said.
‘‘There is no reason not to come join us. You can participate for two rallies at a cost of $15 per rally on a come and try basis.
‘‘Our next rally is at 8.30am on February 11 at the Heathcote showgrounds.
‘‘You do not need to have a horse to join in. We have several members that participate without horses.’’
Anyone interested can contact the club’s members’ co-ordinator at [email protected] or ring Casey on 0430244051.
‘‘We are open to all people in the community,’’ Austin said.
‘‘If you are interested, please give Casey a call or come down on February 11 to speak to one of our committee members to find out more information or to join in for the day.’’