Allan Heath enjoyed the Widgee Pony Club’s big event last weekend, attracting scores of competitors.
Allan Heath enjoyed the Widgee Pony Club’s big event last weekend, attracting scores of competitors. Contributed

Widgee hosts massive event

THE Widgee Pony Club’s big event last weekend was well attended, with over 100 riders, horses and attendants at the Widgee Showgrounds. The place was thriving.

Announcer for the weekend, Glen Albrecht, called all events, keeping everyone informed and up to scratch. He then changed hats Saturday night when he joined fellow Ricochet band members to entertain the crowd at the Bushman’s Bar.

The Kitchen staff were kept on their toes both Friday and Saturday nights with nearly 100 dinners prepared each evening.

The Multi Draw raffle was well supported, with all prizes donated by sponsors. Another highlight of the evening was the auction of a beautiful rope bridle, handmade by Vicki Lawler. This was won by a very excited Peter Waud who outbid a score of interested parties to claim his prize.

The Calcutta for the Team Penning was also well supported with some very strong contenders in the bidding. Winners were: Malcolm Beagle, Terry Payne, Jenny Mutters, Vicki Lawler, Tony Cockburn, Colin Stocks, Tony Monley and Sharon Dunn.

A very special “thank-you” to Debbie Stokes of the Team Penning Association, who came all the way from Tamworth to Judge the events for the Widgee and Districts Pony Club.

Cattle for the weekend was donated by Phil Armitage, John and David Mawhinney and Alan Heath.

Gympie Times


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