Murrumbateman Pony Club Camp

Members of the Murrumbateman Pony Club were more than happy to take part in a three-day camp out this week. Photo: Oliver Watson.
Members of the Murrumbateman Pony Club were more than happy to take part in a three-day camp out this week. Photo: Oliver Watson.

The Murrumbateman Pony Club has just wrapped up its first three-day camp out at the local recreation grounds.

The event started on Monday and finished on Wednesday in what were beautiful conditions.

The camp was the brainchild of club secretary Liz Tritchler and saw a range of coaches and instructors visit Murrumbateman to take budding riders through their paces. The instructors taught club riders about showjumping, cross country, dressage and even archery and sports psychology.

"Liz took this from just an idea six months ago to an extremely successful reality this year," Club President Mark Livermore said.

Murrumbtaeman Pony Club Secretary Liz Tritchler is congratulated and recognised for her work in making the first Murrumbateman Pony Club Camp happen.

Murrumbtaeman Pony Club Secretary Liz Tritchler is congratulated and recognised for her work in making the first Murrumbateman Pony Club Camp happen.

"The club is 35-years-old and we haven't ever done something like this, but it's gone so well that we think this might become an annual event."

He said the event had something for everyone, which was essential because participants ranged from the age of three to 25.

"We have 141 members all up so the fact that we've catered to so many riders and it's all gone off without a hitch, is something the organisers can be proud of."

Phoebe Passioura riding 'Tiger' during one of the training sessions run by Stephen Dingwall. Photo: Oliver Watson.

Phoebe Passioura riding 'Tiger' during one of the training sessions run by Stephen Dingwall. Photo: Oliver Watson.

Livermore thanked a range of sponsors including Shaw Vineyards and Murrumbateman Rural Supplies.

"It's been really good working with community groups but a special mention has to go to the Murrumbateman Field Days committee.

"Those guys usually have the grounds closed leading into the Field Days so the fact that they have let us in and let us use the grounds is really good of them"

Zoe Tritchler easily clears a barrier aboard 'Al' on Wednesday. Photo: Oliver Watson.

Zoe Tritchler easily clears a barrier aboard 'Al' on Wednesday. Photo: Oliver Watson.

Anyone looking to get involved with the Murrumbateman Pony Club should call 0407 287 311 or email murrumbatemanpc@gmail.com.

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