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  • Writer's pictureFran Cleland

Army of pony clubbers head to Elmore for state championships

ABOVE: Kloe Soper riding Bonfire Belle for the Central Zone. Picture: DEREK O’LEARY

The Victorian Pony Club State Dressage and Showjumping Championships at Elmore was a classic example of a well-organised, efficiently run event.

The program was complemented with social highlights for the youngsters and their families including an evening gathering with a feast for 300, team parade and entertainment provided by Steve Cox and his horses.

Add trade stands, special event shirts to prove you were there and the always-popular Karot stand for horse treats and photos, the organisers, the Midland Zone, did a great job of making sure that while it was a very competitive weekend, it was also fun.

Numbers at the A Grade level in both sections are not as large as in the past due to so many more experienced riders competing in open competition, but there are still very good young riders that value their pony club time and support their teams.

Paris Fiedler on Talingka Park Matthias from Midland Zone in the Advanced dressage and Darcy Wade riding Wondaree Ruped for East Gippsland Zone are both very capable at the highest Equestrian Australia level.

ABOVE: Mia Fitzpatrick riding for the East Gippsland Zone. Picture: DEREK O’LEARY

Other champions in showjumping were Holi Campbell and Political Storm in B Grade for Midland Zone, Sophie Fosnaugh and Champagne Fizz in C Grade for Central Zone and Zoe Addinsall and Hot Little Acre in D Grade for Wannon Zone.

In dressage Katelyn Thompson from the South Metro Zone on Classic Censation was champion in the grade one section, Kloe Soper riding Bonfire Belle for Central Zone was champion in grade two, in grade three it was Ivy Williams on Creswell Montana for West Gippsland Zone and in grade four, Zoe Sambucco and Majestic Prince Harvey from Barwon Zone were champions.

In the team scores, Central Zone was the grade two dressage champion, West Gippsland Zone in grade three and Barwon Zone in grade four.

Central Zone was B grade showjumping champion, Wannon Zone took C grade and in D grade, Wannon Zone again took home the title.



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All images DEREK O'LEARY


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