The Yass Polocrosse Christmas party was a huge success, with everyone getting into the theme of retro Olympics.
Some of the costumes are rumoured to have been in cupboards all along, while others had to scour Vinnies for their costumes.
The judges had trouble picking between Roman emperors, decathletes, and just plain old bad shorts for the best dressed.
With everyone joining in the three-legged, sack, relays and egg and spoon races, the jumping castle was just a back up to keep all the kids, both young and old, more than entertained.
Chris Bayley showed how fast he is, even without his horse, the DeBritt sisters showed what good defensive moves they have in a three-legged race (it was not lack of timing or coordination), Mick Bailey again showed off his barbecue skills, and Joe Power is thinking of a new profession as a sport photographer and reporter. Definitely a good time had by all.
The party doubled as presentation night. Congratulations to all the 2012 season award winners: Samantha Bailey (most improved junior), Barb Wiscombe (encouragement award), Brooke DeBritt (most improved open), Matthew Yeo (sportsmanship award), and Rachel Hughes and Michael Bailey (president’s award).
Also recognised was Krisy Huey and ‘Bengoran Doba’ (Breeze Howard trophy for best junior rider and horse), Rona O’Dwyer and ‘Bengoran Valentine’ (Helen Castle trophy for best female rider and horse), Sam Darmody and ‘Haydon Tiffany’ (Bob Jones Memorial trophy for best male rider and horse).
The Yass Veterinary Hospital award for best presented horse went to Samtha Bailey’s ‘Bengoran Raylene’ and the Ray White memorial for most improved went to ‘Elvis’ owned by Rebecca Carter.
Over the break the older horses will take a break while the younger ones will keep training.
The club trail ride will be held on the Australia Day long weekend.
The first carnival in our zone will be a multi-horse at Burradoo on March 15.
For Yass Polocrosse information contact Katie and Matthew Yeo on 4829 7121.