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Tamworth Club of the Month - November 2008

 

Entries are now open for the Pony Club of the Month - DECEMBER. Entries for this close on the 31 DECEMBER 2008. Again the prize in $1,000 worth of product from Horseland, includes body protectors, dressage cones, grooming kit. Please email us and tell us what makes your club special along with some photos!
(Non-winning entries from previous months may be considered again in future months, but are also welcome to re-enter.)

Pony Club of the Month - NOVEMBER:

TAMWORTH PONY CLUB

 
TAMWORTH PONY CLUB (Zone 5) is the Club of the Month for NOVEMBER. The Club has won themselves $1,000 worth of product from Horseland. This prize includes dressage cones, lunging equipment, an Equestrian computer game, bandages, books, training aids and other exciting resources. The products within the prize packs have been selected as they can be used as training tools within the club. The packs are designed to assist clubs improve their resources to benefit members.
 

Tamworth Pony Club has certainly had its ups and downs over the last few years with various issues including EI, however, as the year is coming to an end, everyone is feeling very positive and looking forward to an even better year ahead. 
  
 

                      

Our children have been exposed to a vast array of horse sports throughout the year from team penning to dressage and we had a pleasing number of riders at our annual camp with quite a few members from other Clubs joining us.   We also had one of our most successful Jamborees this year with many great individual and team results.

              

We were also fortunate to be able to take all our members on an excursion on the last night of camp and we attended the first ever event to be held in the impressive new Australian Equine and Livestock Events Centre.  The NCHA Futurity was held where we witnessed some of the countries finest cutting horses in action along with entertainment from some very impressive trick riders, barrel racers, bull riders and rodeo clowns.  A couple of our junior members parents were competing in the barrel racing on the night and the noise from our bay as they turned their horses for home was deafening!


The impressive Australian Equine Livestock and Events Centre (courtesy of Northern Daily Leader)

 

We have also recognised some of our long standing members and tireless volunteers during camp this year with a number of presentations made by one of our Patrons and local Federal Member, Mr Tony Windsor MP who presented Mr John Lynch with an Australian Government Sport Achievement Award in recognition of his 22 years of service to our Club as a head groundsman and instructor.  Miss Rachel Walsh was also presented with a beautiful horse statue in recognition of her receiving the Keith Lowe Award.  We also managed to surprise our Zone Chief Instructor, Mrs Jude Alston, who was visiting our Club undertaking Certificate testing, with Mr Windsor also presenting her with a Sport Achievement Award to recognise her 25 years of service to Zone 5.

                            
Tony Windsor MP & John Lynch                    Tony & Jude Alston                          Tony, Rachel Walsh & President Chris Achurch

   

Our Club has also produced a pictorial calendar for 2009 which is full of great photos and memories from 2008 and will ensure our families have our Club’s pony club dates marked in their diary so they are ready to go again next year!

 
A few of our smiling members                                                                        Mr John Lynch awarding some of his troop

 
Some of our D & D Star certificate recipients                                                Mrs Di Keach and some members
 

We were also privileged to have the PCA National Coach, Mrs Di Keech visit our Club for an Instructors School earlier in the year which was certainly a highlight for those that were able to attend. 

 

Overall we have had a positive and busy year and are looking forward to our Club growing and prospering in 2009.
 

 

 

 

 
 
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