Gympie Pony Club members Amelia Fitzgerald, Carol Badger, Peter Fitzgerald and Michelle Winston are back in Gympie after a successful outing in Caloundra a fortnight ago for the Zone 6 One Day Event.
Gympie Pony Club members Amelia Fitzgerald, Carol Badger, Peter Fitzgerald and Michelle Winston are back in Gympie after a successful outing in Caloundra a fortnight ago for the Zone 6 One Day Event. Contributed

Pony club setting bar very high

GYMPIE Pony Club members Amelia Fitzgerald, Carol Badger, Michelle Winston and Peter Fitzgerald struck success in Caloundra a fortnight ago, taking part in the Zone 6 One Day Event.

A One Day Event involves a rider on the same horse competing in dressage, eventing (cross country) and showjumping.

Amelia competed in the highest level on the day, including novice and 105cm jumping. The talented competitor took out the jumping event.

The remaining three Gympie Pony Club members took part in senior classes and showed Gympie is home to some of the best talent on the Sunshine Coast.

Fitzgerald enjoyed personal success in the 95cm course, placing fifth, while Badger finished third jumping 70cm, and Winston second, clearing 60cm.

In other Gympie Pony Club news, plans are well underway to secure ground to build a cross country racing course.

Winston, fresh from her success in Caloundra, said the course would add another discipline for pony club members.

“The closest courses are Caloundra and Maryborough, so to have our own will allow endless opportunities,” she said.

Once land is obtained, plans to build a course will be in full swing.

“Anyone interested in lending a hand or supplies for the course is more than welcome,” Winston said.

“Jumps are made up of just about anything, from logs, tyres, bricks, drums, signs, fences and gardens.”

Individuals or businesses interested in sponsoring a jump are also encouraged to be involved.

Anyone interested can find out more by contacting Carol Badger on 5453 3865.

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