MORE than 300 of the region's best riders have saddled up for the Tamworth Eventing Club's annual competition and show.
Held at the Australian Equine and Livestock Events Centre (AELEC), the event pitted riders of all ages against each other, in dressage, cross country and showjumping.
Club president Sharmayne Spencer said the 10th annual event was "the most amazing yet".
"We had 330 riders through, which was just amazing," Spencer said.
"There was riders from pony club level, right through to elite riders looking to qualify for the Olympics.
"In fact, Hazel Shannon competed after taking part in Australian training camp in the United Kingdom, which was fantastic."
Riders competed in a variety different divisions, ranging from 45 centimetres right through to the CCI 4 Class.
"All the feedback we have gotten from participants, spectators and officials has been positive and it really was the most amazing weekend," Spencer said.
"It's so important for the pony club kids to get exposure to these kinds of events.
"They all love competing at AELEC and are really lucky to get these kinds of opportunities.
"As well as that, we were also hosting an officials course, so we had nearly twice as many officials as usual.
"It made for a great atmosphere and we are really pleased with how all it all went."
Spencer said the club would now turn its attention to hosting another event in July.
"I just want to thank all the volunteers for their efforts because without them these events wouldn't happen," she said.
"It will be another international-level event, so it should hopefully be another fantastic event."