20 June, 2023
For the young, and young at heart
For the first time, Gilgandra Pony
Club are now accepting riders between
the ages of two and 80.
Gilgandra’s club made the decision
after a quiet couple of years.
riders had to be 25 years or younger, and
senior instructor of Gilgandra Pony Club
Mary Markey said it’s up to each club to
make the decision.
“Opening it up to older riders means
more people can have more use of our
facilities,” said Mrs Markey.
“The more people involved means
more gear, more people to socialise with,
and more grants to upkeep grounds.”
All riders who sign up will be able to
use all equipment, including items for
sporting, jumping, and dressage. Riders
are also available to utilise tuition, and
compete in competition.
“The adults aren’t able to compete
against children, but where there are
adult events they are more than welcome
to,” said Mrs Markey.
“They can compete all over the country
if they want. There’s not many in the
zone yet, but each year if more people
join, we will be able to build those communities
of adult riders each time.”
Gilgandra Pony Club encourages any
riders to give the club ago.
“If anything, you’ll make friends, and is a social place to be,” said Mrs Markey.