STRIKE A POSE: Instructor Demi Robinson from Mundubbera at the Mundubbera Horse and Pony Club camp.
STRIKE A POSE: Instructor Demi Robinson from Mundubbera at the Mundubbera Horse and Pony Club camp. Jane Sheppard

Kids ride tall at pony club

ASPIRING riders from across the Burnett had the chance to learn from the best late last month, as Mundubbera Horse and Pony Club sourced a series of eminent instructors for its inaugural club camp.

"The camp was absolutely fabulous,” club president Emma Muirhead said.

The camp involved a series of classes which the 51 riders aged between 4-15 rotated between.

Geoff Nicol from Injune took horsemanship, Stephanie Cummins from Dalby took showjumping, Hayley Ahern from Gayndah took utility and trail, Demi Robinson from Mundubbera took flatwork, Tex Burnham and Rebecca Comiskey from Eidsvold took polocrosse, and Tracey Davies and Joy Hamilton, from Mundubbera and Eidsvold respectively, took mounted games.

Kids who were too young to ride, made their own hobby horses from pool noodles and took part in a maze and polocrosse.

IN THE SADDLE: Madison Barbeler on horse Willy at the Mundubbera Horse & Pony Club camp.
IN THE SADDLE: Madison Barbeler on horse Willy at the Mundubbera Horse & Pony Club camp. Jane Sheppard

Mr Burnham said the young riders he saw were "excellent”.

"I think they enjoyed having Bec there, she's a schoolteacher and kept them on their toes,” he said.

"They would have been a bit bored if it was just me.

"But they had smiles from one end to the other.

Mrs Muirhead said the club was instructed by the cream of the crop.

"We were very, very lucky as all those instructors are highly qualified, highly trained and a lot of them have represented Australia in their specific horse sports,” she said.

"The kids were fantastic, they were so well-mannered, they were polite, they rode well, we only had a couple of little (stacks), but that happens on a horse.

"It's something we'll definitely do again.”


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