Amy Golchert on her horse Lethal Rose.
Amy Golchert on her horse Lethal Rose. Contributed

Former world champ holds jumping clinic

BUDDING young horse riders were treated to a clinic by visiting jump instructor and two-time showjumping World Cup winner Robert Goodwin.

As well as his two World Cup wins, Mr Goodwin boasts three state titles for showjumping, and for 10 years held the record for the youngest person to win a World Cup in Australia.

With that level of expertise on hand, the clinic attracted 25 riders who were keen to learn the art of jumping and working as one with their horse at the two-day clinic.

Elise Kirkwood riding her horse Jack.
Elise Kirkwood riding her horse Jack.

Goodwin put the riders through exercises that helped hone their trot pole, course riding and stride skills.

"I enjoyed it out there," Goodwin said

"I find enjoyment in seeing the kids and adults finding confidence and improving themselves, their horse and their riding."

Amy Golchert was also aware of the benefits of having such an experienced teacher visit the town.

"It was a pleasure to have someone with such experience come and share his passion and expertise with us," Golchert said

"His expertise is building confidence in riders and their horses."

Zoe Hoskins putting Dolly through the paces.
Zoe Hoskins putting Dolly through the paces.

With such positive praise of the clinic, it is hoped Goodwin will return soon.

"I hope to get enough interest to run another clinic in the near future," Golchert said.

The clinic was open to riders from all over the Burnett, not just those who reside in Gayndah, so all are welcome upon Goodwin's return.

"I'd definitely come back," Goodwin said.

"It was a really good clinic."


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