Beaudesert Pony Club jumps into new year with competition

A Beaudesert Ponyc Club member competing in a competition. Photo: Supplied
A Beaudesert Ponyc Club member competing in a competition. Photo: Supplied

RIDERS will be jumping to reach their targets at Beaudesert Pony Club’s dressage and combined training competition.

The event will be held on Sunday, March 18 from 8am at Beaudesert Showgrounds.

Spectators are welcome to watch the contest free of charge and are able to purchase food and drinks at the canteen.

President Kath Teese said the first graded event of the year was open to all pony club members.

“The event is held annually but last year it got rained out with the floods so we are keen to continue the competition again,” she said.

“The competition is a state qualifier event for those riders that need additional qualification.

“Riders need to be good at both disciplines as dressage and combined training scores will be combined to get their final results.”

Ms Teese said the day was enjoyable for everyone with five dressage rings and a jumping ring for riders to compete.

“It’s a friendly yet competitive day,” she said.

“A lot of kids know one another from other competitions and they build camaraderie with members from other clubs.”

Ms Teese said a community group like Beaudesert Pony Club was still very important for riders’ development.

“A pony club builds the foundation for children to start riding and work out what area or discipline they would like to focus on but it is definitely a starting point for everyone,” she said.

“People who go on to compete in polo cross, cutting and dressage have started off at pony clubs.”

For more information or to join, contact Ms Teese on 0400 577 616.