Glen Innes Pony Clubbers are set to commence their annual competition season when they hit the road to Inverell this weekend.
In a double header with Inverell Pony Club, Glen Innes will host their annual interclub event to start the northern Zone 13 clubs’ season.
The corresponding event last year saw nearly 100 riders turn out and Glen Innes Pony Club’s Julie Donnelly is hoping this year’s will be well attended.
“We should have a good roll up,” she said.
“Last year we had 90 riders on our interclub day so we are hoping to get 80 to 90.
“There are a few people away with Warwick Gold Cup on but we should have all the main pony club kids there.”
With horse and rider skills sharpened up through recent camps, fierce competition is expected.
“We are expecting good numbers, the southern clubs have had their camps and the northern clubs have had their mini-camps,” Donnelly said.
“We were lucky with our mini-camp at Red Range that we got away with the weather, we got a full three days of riding in which was good.
“Everyone got graded in their jumps, we got it all organised for interclubs coming up.
“Saturday will be the Inverell interclub and then our jumping for Glen Innes will be held on the Saturday afternoon after Inverell do their jump. We will start at 8.30am on Sunday with the hack class, rider, pairs bareback and sporting.”
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