Gymkhana fun for all

Up and over . . . Mataura Pony Club member Holly Muir (12) riding Miley competes in the 75cm showjumping class at the club’s gymkhana on Saturday. PHOTO: SANDY EGGLESTON

The Mataura Pony Club held its first gymkhana of the season on Saturday. Members took part in classing events, where they were judged for their horse-riding skills, and played games.

In the afternoon, there was a showjumping competition.

Organiser Abby Moseby said there was a good turnout for the event, as about 30 riders took part.

‘‘This is a great entry level event suitable for all riders, and it’s the beginning of the season so it gets everybody going.’’

For some of the riders it was their first gymkhana. Riders came from as far away as Clyde for the event.

Game time . . . Wyndham Pony Club member Erin Wallis (11) and Deedles her pony take part in the mug shuffle game during the Mataura Pony Club gymkhana on Saturday. PHOTO: SANDY EGGLESTON