URALLA PONY CLUB HIGH IN THE SADDLE WITH $23,000 GRANT

URALLA PONY CLUB HIGH IN THE SADDLE WITH $23,000 GRANT

Uralla and District Pony Club is in a canter with a $23,000 State Government grant assisting it to host the 2023 New England Jamboree, with members Georgia White, left, Ethan Wooldridge, Ellen Adams, Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall, Bradley Byrnes and Leader in Charge Stephanie Woodbridge.

 

Thursday, 7 July 2022

 

URALLA and District Pony Club is ‘in a canter’ after Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall today announced a $23,000 State Government grant to assist with hosting one of the biggest events on the Zone 13 Pony Club calendar – the 2023 New England Jamboree.

 

Mr Marshall said more than 100 riders would gallop into Uralla next January for the event, which showcases the region’s best junior equestrians.

 

“Jamboree offers an opportunity for Uralla Pony Club to promote the incredible new equine facilities at the showground, which have been added to develop the skills of riders,” Mr Marshall said.

 

“Over the week young people between the ages of 4 and 25 years will be tested across multiple disciplines including sporting, dressage, show jumping and camp drafting.

 

“Cost of equipment hire and assistance for the guest instructors will be covered using this funding, easing the financial burden on the small volunteer run organisation.

 

“Uralla Pony Club is putting a power of work into planning next year’s Jamboree, making sure it is a fun, safe and enjoyable experience for all participants.”

 

Mr Marshall said some of the funds would also support a two-day winter school holiday campdrafting clinic.

 

“One of the latest pieces of infrastructure soon to be added at Uralla Showground is a new campdraft arena,” he said.

 

“To prepare junior riders for this exciting new experience they will be given the opportunity to improve their campdrafting skills at a winter school holiday camp at Kentucky Station.

 

“Riders will learn from the best, utilising a campdraft beast which trains the young people and horses on how to move with the head of the cattle.

 

“Once riders are confident in the saddle, they’ll then move onto live cattle, in what will no doubt be an exhilarating school holiday experience.”

 

 

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