Giddy up at Bemboka gymkhana

• Junior winners receiving their special sashes at the Bemboka gymkhana are (from left) Callie Smith, Aedan Reeve, Claire Bruest, Dakota Emerton and Ashleigh Whyman.

• Junior winners receiving their special sashes at the Bemboka gymkhana are (from left) Callie Smith, Aedan Reeve, Claire Bruest, Dakota Emerton and Ashleigh Whyman.

Bemboka Pony Club’s annual gymkhana on Sunday broke the record books. 

A ground-rumbling 80 young riders - and their four-legged friends - were in attendance. 

The day started with a minute’s silence to pay tribute to Brian Mallyon who is well-known throughout local horse clubs.

Organisers said they wanted to pay their respects as he had touched so many lives of those on the day.  

Riders aged from the assisted riders on leads up to the under 25 associate members. 

Each rider took part in a number of events for their class including pairs, sporting, two full rings of show jumping and the hotly contested six bar events as a main event to cap off the proceedings. 

 The winners of the point score throughout the day in each class were awarded with a special sash donated by K&P Logging, Mogilla. 

A number of members came along as judges and volunteers for the day, which allowed the event to run smoothly. 

Organisers said the weather was exceptional to host the event and were very grateful for all the volunteers that made the day a success. 

Point score results for the gymkhana:

Assisted/Unassisted  -Dakota Emerton and Aedan Reeve.

Under  eight years  - Georgie Dunn.

Under eight-10 - Emily Quodling.

10-13 years (novice) - MacKenzie Reeve.

10-13 years (advanced) - Jessica Clarke.

13-15 years (novice) - Kasey Kennedy.

13-15 years (advanced)-  Jane Fitzgerald.

15-under 17 years (novice) - Isabella Wall.

15-under17 years (advanced) - Alex Smith. 

17-under 25 years (novice) - Rachel Pearce 

17-under 25 years (advanced)  - Brittany Meers.

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