The Young Pony Club held their first rally since March on Sunday, the 21st of June.
The rally began at 9.30am with a gear check, before the 15 riders were divided into 3 groups. Barry Matthews was in the jumping arena, Genevieve Apps took the flat work lesson and Cheryl Matthews was in the small arena with kids who are still on the lead or just coming off the lead.
“The rally had to be run a bit differently to comply with regulations but everyone was happy to do what was necessary to be able to ride,” said Genevieve Apps. “The committee did a great job organising all the necessary forms and direction for the day.”
Each group rode for an hour and a half before rotating, allowing all riders a go at each lesson. “We would normally stop for a lunch break, but with new regulations we rode through the day. Once the lessons were over, the riders were given the chance to come into the large sand arena to have a go at bareback. The sand arena is a great place to have a go, where if a fall occurs the landing is softer than the hard dirt,” said Genevieve.
The Club runs a rally day on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. “With competitions and clinics starting up again, the Pony Club will be busy helping everyone prepare. We will be focusing on dressage and show jumping at the upcoming rally as Harden Pony Club is holding an event later in July,” said Genevieve.
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