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Our first of hopefully many fun days for the kids and kids at heart in the area, the gymkhana we ran on Saturday started a little slowly but finished with a distinct bang as the over 17’s raced each other to the finish line with horses in tow in the final event of the day- a good old-fashioned walk trot and lead. The photographer got so excited at the impending three way photo finish that she forgot to keep snapping and missed the shot which would have definitely made the front page of the local paper the next day.
We started with a nice easy ring program to get the day going, then progressed to the fun stuff in the afternoon with equipment kindly loaned for the day by the Gunnedah Pony Club. Volunteer helpers also materialized from within Pony Club ranks and we thank them all very much for their contribution towards the success of the day.
We had Tiny Tots on leads and old buffers with dodgy knees and all sorts in between, and a good assortment of events to test the skills and developing skills of all concerned. There was a lovely lunch in the break, a very vocal peanut gallery with plenty of advice for the old buffers, some dads with very fast legs, and one bloke who appeared to randomly launch himself into the time trial course on foot whenever a kid said “now where do I have to go again?” There was lots of laughter, endless chatter, no tears and no falls, so I have to conclude that the day was a great success.