Hastings District Pony Club sent 13 riders to the first event of the year and they brought home a swag of placings between them.
The young riders competed in the Dorrigo Pony Club annual team penning, campdraft and sporting event and gymkhana.
Lachlan Corrigan, Laicy Costigan, Mia O’Neill, Abby Costigan, Phoebe Stubbs, Eliza Costigan and Amelia Stubbs competed in the Camp Draft phase with Amelia and her horse Izadora winning her Draft in the 13 and under 15 age group.
Abby on her Horse Zane placed 6th in the 13 & under 15 age group, and Eliza on her horse Mr T placing 6th in the Associate (17-25) age group.
Lachlan, Laicy, Mia, Abby, Phoebe, Eliza, Amelia along with Georgia Corrigan, Brydee Costigan and Preston Costigan all competed in the Sporting phase.
Many ribbons were won in the Heats, with everyone riding away with ribbons, Mia won 2nd Bonfield bounce, 3rd Figure of eight and 5th in the barrels, Young Georgia won 1st bonfield bounce, 1st diamond flag, 1st Sporting figure of eight, 2nd Barrels, 2nd flag, 2nd bend, 2nd three mug, Lachlan won 1st Bend, 1st sporting figure of eight, 3rd Barrels, 3rd Diamond flag, 4th Bonfield bounce to name a few.
The three fastest times from the age group heats then go out for a final heat race with Georgia placing 2nd in the under 7 Three mug, Phoebe placed 3rd in the under 11’s three mug, Laicy placed 4th in the under 13 three mug.
Georgia placed 2nd in the under 7 Bend race, Brydee placed 2nd under 9 bend, Lachlan placed 1st under 11 Bend, Abby placed 3rd under 15 bend, Amelia placed 4th under 15 bend, Eliza placed 4th Associate bends.
Georgia placed 2nd in the under 7 Flag race, Brydee placed 2nd under 9 flag race and Eliza placed 4th in the flag race. Lachlan brought home Reserve Champion point score overall in the under 11 age group, with sister Georgia winning Reserve champion point score overall in the under-sevens.
On Sunday, Brydee Costigan, Preston Costigan, Macy Donovan, Scarlett Shelley and Cassidy Meldrum competed in Dorrigo’s gymkhana.
Brydee placed 1st Rider in under 9 age group, 2nd 13-13.2hh Hack class, Reserve Champion sub jnr Rider, 3rd Barrels, 6th diamond flag, 6th Sporting figure of eight.
Preston placed 6th in 13-13.2hh Hack, 6th Rider in under 11 age group, 5th three mug race, 6th barrels. Cassidy placed 6th Hack over 15.2hh 5th Pleasure hack, 3rd Associate rider, 2nd pairs, 2nd team of 4, 7th Barrels, 6th Sporting Figure of eight and 4th three mug race, Macy placed 3rd Rider 13 and under 15 age group and Scarlett placed 1st Led hack.
The club is proud of all the riders. Its next training day is on March 4, annual under-13 T-shirt day is March 24 and gymkhana on March 24. To join the club, email firstname.lastname@example.org