Equine dress-up at sports horse day at Woolbrook

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.

WIGGLES (1st PLACE): Zara Lewis (left) and Sebastian Owen (Gilgai Public), Yvette Lewis (Macintyre High) and Ricki Drew (Kentucky Public).

WIGGLES (1st PLACE): Zara Lewis (left) and Sebastian Owen (Gilgai Public), Yvette Lewis (Macintyre High) and Ricki Drew (Kentucky Public).


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