Small but determined, Inverell and Bundarra Pony Clubs made their mark on last weekend’s Kingstown Jamboree, bringing home a pile of ribbons.
The zone 13 competition included riders from 11 clubs, stretching from Tenterfield to Walcha. The local team had a strong presence, with 14 juniors (Montana Newberry, Tyla Mair, Dannieka Lyons, Sarah Townsend, Ellie Wardm Toby Adams, Makaidi Mair, Jack Sinclair, Sophie Lutvey, William Sinclair, Mackenzie Lyons, Oliver Sinclair and Sophia Clarke) and two associate riders (Raylee Adams and Nickayla Lyons), competing in a wide variety of events.
Inverell's Oliver, Thomas and William Sinclair with Sophie Lutvey and Jack Sinclair as they prepare to take on the sporting events. Photo courtesy of Fiona Sinclair.
One of the youngest in her category, Montana Newberry was awarded the highest overall point score in the 15-17 years category, after coming second in the hack, rider class and barrel roll. Her mother and Inverell Pony Club secretary Elsie Newberry said Montana put up a “good effort” in a strong competition.
The local riders placed in the dressage, jumping, hack classes and sporting events.
With six junior riders in the under 17s section, Bundarra also came away smiling. Jack Bucknan put in a strong performance, coming away as the reserve junior boy champion in the 13-15 years age group. Delilah Layton placed first in the 9-11 dressage competition, while Darcy Hall had several first places in sporting events.
Lucy Bucknan, Logan Scott and Paige Cracknell also had a successful day.