WHEN WOOLBROOK Public School held its inaugural horse sports day earlier this month at Walcha Showground it was a hit for both local and non-local riders.
A total of 110 riders came from Walcha, Moonbi, Tamworth, Gilgai, Armidale, Tamworth, Duri and from as far as Wauchope and Werris Creek.
The event was run in conjunction with the Walcha Campdraft and Gymkhana, held on the same weekend.
The day started off damp but soon cleared up.
The hit of the day was the fancy dress competition, with horses and riders dressing up as a character starting with the letter “W”. In this class there was a woolly mammoth, the Wiggles, witches, wizards, a woman, wet paint and numerous other characters.
“If it hadn’t been for the support of the Walcha Pony Club and our numerous sponsors, the day would not have gone ahead,” Woolbrook P&C vice-president Tania Haling said.
“The Woolbrook P&C committee sincerely thanks the Walcha Lions Club for cooking all the delicious food in the canteen for the day and for all the volunteers, who are too numerous to mention ,for helping keep the day running smoothly.
“We hope to run it again next year and have heaps of fun and entertainment.”
8 year girl - Matilda Hall, St Patrick’s Primary School
8 year boy - nil
9 year girl - Jaimie McLaughlin - Ben Venue Public School
9 year boy - Charlie Parsons - Werris Creek Public School
10 year girl - Hannah Dunn - St Patrick’s Primary School
10 year boy - Thomas Donnelly - Walcha Central School
11 year girl - Jayme-Lee Averillo - Oxley Vale Public School
11 year boy - Braith Nock - Bendemeer Public School
12 year girl - Yvette Lewis - MacIntyre High School
12 year boy - Lachlan Reid - Bendemeer Public School
13 year girl - Tied: Kersten Wall - Walcha Central and Rebecca Male - Calrossy
13 year boy - Sam Colwell - Farrer
14 year girl - Amber Mackaway - Walcha Central
14 year boy - nil
15 year girl - Gemma Hoy - Walcha Central
15 year boy - Brody Smith - Walcha Central
16-plus girl - Abby Partridge - Walcha Central
16-plus boy - nil.