Walcha's annual youth horse skills event wraps up

The annual Walcha Pony Camp was held earlier this month and 56 young riders took part in a wide range of horsemanship skill building activities as well as fundraising for the charity Dolly’s Dream.

With cool and partly cloudy weather, camp conditions were perfect and the week culminated in a gymkhana with results as follows:

Under 5 Years Champions Boy: Benji Provost -Girl: Millie Laurie;  5 and Under 7 Years Champions Boy: Lachie Provost, Girl: Cleo Carter; 7 and Under 9 Years Champions Boy: Kobi Evans, Reserve: James McLaren Girl: Mia Reynolds. Reserve: Tori Carter;  9 and Under 11 Years Champions Boy: Ben Patterson, Reserve: Cameron Magann Girl: Poppy McLaren. Reserve: Abigail van Eyk;  11 and Under 13 Years Champions Boy: Roy Lawler, Reserve: Stuart Lawrence Girl: Marlee Wall, Reserve: Darcy Taffee 13;  Under 15 Years Champions Boy: Dominic Magann Girl: Jorji Taffee, Reserve: Jess Wake ;15 and Under 17 Years Champions Girl: Chloe Swanton, Reserve: Hannah Dunn Associate Champion: April Lawler Reserve: Matthew Ireland,; 13 – 15 Boy Champion Dominic Magann,; 15 – 17 Hannah Dunn (Reserve) Chloe Swanton (Champion); Associates April Lawler and Matthew Ireland; Senior Instructors Award Roy Lawler; Jess Mathews Friendship Trophy Hannah Dunn; Highest Individual Pointscore Kobi Evans; Highest Point Scoring Rider on Flat – Jorji Taffee; Most Improved Junior Sarah Swanton; Best Conditioned Working Mount Marlee Wall; Most Improved Senior Jess Wake; Highest Point Scoring Associate Matthew Ireland; Best Sporting Pony Chloe Swanton; Horse Skills Trophy Charlotte Overton; Best Turned Out Horse Bella Miller.