THE inaugural Wingham Showing Club had its first competition on Sunday February 16 at the lovely historical Wingham Racecourse.
After the much needed rain and the heavens promising more on the day, the riders could not be deterred; with some travelling down from Nambucca.
The colourful new jumps and plants added a professional feel for both horse and rider and set the scene of a promising future for the Club.
Our course builder, Olympian Denis Pigott, gave the green light and the event was underway.
Our first rider on course was Brendan Smith on Blake; something for him to remember!
Our local junior rider Sophie French won the highest point score junior and a very lucky Alice Smith won the fantastic lucky door prize of a weekend for two!
The day was a great success for riders, horses and organisers alike.
A very special thanks goes to all the volunteers for their help.
We are looking forward to our next event on Saturday March 15.
All new members are welcome.
Click link to see more photos in our gallery:
45cm 1st Junior - Sophie French
1st Michelle Jurkow, 2nd Brendan Smith, 3rd Alice Smith 4th Carla Hickman
55cm 1st Junior - Sophie French
1st Brendan Smith, 2nd Michelle Jurkow, 3rd Carla Hickman, 4th Shere Lamont
65cm 1st Junior - Calum Owen
1st Natalie Pekic, 2nd Karen Owen, 3rd Emily Cutler, 4th Shere Lamont
75cm 1st Junior - Sophie French
1st Natalie Pekic, 2nd Krystal Sowter, 3rd Nick Welbourn, 4th Shere Lamont
85cm 1st Junior - Sophie French
1st Krystal Sowter, 2nd Elli Swanson, 3rd Joanne Perrottet, 4th Kristy Winter
95cm 1st Brooke Richardson, 2nd Elli Swanson, 3rd Belinda Bailey, 4th Joanne Perottet
105cm 1st Junior - Ellana George
1st Elli Swanson, 2nd Brooke Richardson